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 175737175,737 users)
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Ranked: #49952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #660
Members: 352,066
Favorites: 2,331

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On the first day of junior high school, Mato Kuroi happens to run into Yomi Takanashi, a shy, withdrawn girl whom she immediately takes an interest in.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


Matsuura, Hiroaki
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


Jun 19, 2022
[Heavy spoilers in my review]
I feel like this anime is something you're either going to get/like or don't. When I first watched this in 2012 when I was younger, I remember being damn confused but still really enjoyed it for its action and the central figure BRS. Rewatching it countless times as I got older, however, a lot of my confusion cleared up and I got to truly appreciate how unique and well done its direction was.

Before I go into the heavy stuff, in terms of the animation, the 2D animated scenes are decent and often have rather well-executed shots and lighting. But the ...
Jul 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I have to apologize for my english in advance. I am sorry, but I hope you understand me.

Well, I watched this anime, read some reviews and I realized that many didn't understand that this anime was created for teenagers, for whom the smallest problem turns into a huge tantrum.

I agreed with some people about computer graphics. It's the best and I think it's really weapon, blood, battle.

I think it's good anime, because I want to be more effective in evaluating this title.

Aug 30, 2023
Black Rock Shooter began as a Vocaloid song, where Miku’s uniform was inspired by some illustrations made by a guy named Huke. An OVA was created in 2010 based on that song/illustration combo, which received a ridiculously huge hype by all the Vocaloid fans. Not a surprise since it was after all a fan catering title. Two years later (2012) NoitanimA decided to take this title in its timeslot and to expand it further, thus creating the current version.

Despite being only 8 episodes, it still feels longer than it needs to be. The plot is very simple; it is just about a bunch of schoolgirls ...

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