Black★Rock Shooter (TV)

Black Rock Shooter

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Synonyms: BRS (TV)
Japanese: ブラック★ロックシューター
English: Black Rock Shooter
German: Black Rock Shooter
French: Black Rock Shooter
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Type: TV
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 3, 2012 to Mar 23, 2012
Premiered: Winter 2012
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Ordet, SANZIGEN
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy
Themes: SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.811 (scored by 176446176,446 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #51772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #664
Members: 353,491
Favorites: 2,334

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On the first day of junior high school, Mato Kuroi happens to run into Yomi Takanashi, a shy, withdrawn girl whom she immediately takes an interest in. Mato tries her best to make conversation with Yomi, wanting to befriend her. At first, she is avoided, but the ice breaks when Yomi happens to notice a decorative blue bird attached to Mato's phone, which is from the book "Li'l Birds At Play." Discovering they have a common interest, the two form a strong friendship.

In an alternate universe, the young girls exist as parallel beings, Mato as Black★Rock Shooter, and Yomi as Dead Master. Somehow, what happens in one world seems to have an effect on the other, and unaware of this fact, the girls unknowingly become entangled by the threads of fate.

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Black★Rock Shooter is based on characters illustrated by huke. The illustrations caught the eye of music producer Ryo who then created a song based from these illustrations with his collaborative Supercell. This song's title would then become the inspiration for the anime, Black★Rock Shooter.

The anime was awarded the Technical Achievement in Broadcast Animation at the 65th Motion Picture and Television Engineering Society of Japan Awards in 2012. It also received a video game adaptation for the Playstation Portable, as well as a few browser games and guest appearances in other popular video game franchises.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakamura, Hiroshi
Mori, Akitoshi
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Black★Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター)" by supercell feat. Hatsune Miku


Aug 24, 2013
Ahh, Black Rock Shooter… je t'aime

In the 1960s, which is 60 years before when I come from which is the future, a recondite avant garde composer by the name of Captain Beefheart graced the airwaves with his trundling avant garde music that challenged the status quo of blues music with a menagerie of outré bumps and scrapes, replete with a healthy dose of guttural growls, vaguely resembling music. Yet these renegade evocative soundscapes informed a portent of society. In order for progress to subsist, artistic vanguards like this are of incorrigible necessity.

Now, I'm going to go on a bit of a tangent here, so please ...
Mar 23, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Black★Rock Shooter would be the last time that I will ever watch with the name Mari Okada in it. I should have learned my lesson with the pile of nonsense Fractale, but nooooo! I JUST HAD to watch this until the end.

Okay, I admit, not all of it was bad. For starters, the use of CGI in this anime was superb. I mean, really. I think BRS established a new standard in me when looking at CGI in anime. The fight scenes were well-made, and the level of violence put in here is nothing to laugh at. BUT, I’m afraid everything else just felt… ridiculous ...
Apr 9, 2012
The first time I heard about Black Rock Shooter, it was basically from all the hype in literally every single social media site I visited. The catchy theme song with the opening lines "Brack Lock Shootah~" stuck in my head and it was on the top of my "planning to watch" list for the longest time. However, this anime was very disappointing.

I'm going to keep it pretty short since this my first review and I don't actually know what I'm doing, but there were several key aspects I feel the anime was missing.

Many people commented on the fact that it had no storyline, and I'll ...

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