Black★Rock Shooter (TV)

Black Rock Shooter

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English: Black Rock Shooter
Synonyms: BRS (TV)
Japanese: ブラック★ロックシューター


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: None found, add some
Studios: Ordet, SANZIGEN
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, SchoolSchool, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.871 (scored by 146765146,765 users)
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Ranked: #41242
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Popularity: #422
Members: 293,838
Favorites: 2,092


Both Anime focus around girls giving up something for a fight and the souls that are attached. They also have anime styles that don't stick to the norm. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Little Girls fighting against each other in parallel universes. One bright side, where you have a kind of slice-of-life feeling while there is the other "darker" side, where the girls fight. A big difference is the card game, which is not in BRS but the dream sequences and the overall atmosphere are quiet similar.  
report Recommended by Shinigamic
Dark Gothic animation when the story heads into the other world, intricate designs for the fighting girls outfits, not to mention dreams and erasing pain... the Anime are very similar in tone. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
In both there exists a different world where people fight each other. In this separate world there exists an "avatar" of a person in our world. In C it's the person's "Asset" which reflects one of the person's possible futures. In BRS it's an another person (resembling the real world version) which reflects the feelings of the person in the real world. In C their fights happen consciously and they affect the real world while in BRS it's vice versa, they fight unconsciously and the real world actions affect the fighting in the other world. The main characters are somewhat similar personality-wise. They both don't  read more 
report Recommended by wizakke
The "other world" is a dark Gothic place filled with only a few places of light and bright colors. The "avatars" are other selves representing what one wants to throw away based on their human desires and scars. There is also a lot of action and the characters are in themselves interesting. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
The atmosphere feels the same with the fights and the story buildup. 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
Both are action titles with main girl protagonist, who is kinda scantily dressed. This girl fight with second girl and have supernatural powers and guns, of course. In both we can see relationships like friendship between main girls. Those titles are both good and at the same level for me. 
report Recommended by TenshiNoYume
There're a lot of similarities, like the 3D graphics, the MC's search for identity, and the emotionless personality of the characters. Also, other scenes take place in other worlds as unearthly beings fight each other while humans communicate to them. And, of course, Weapon-action fight scenes! 
report Recommended by Vaenny
Both involve epic action with young girls fighting using powers. Both involve tragedy and have that feeling of Sci-fi. Drama is also involved in the plot. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Both have a metaphysical bent to them and both deal with problems stemming from interpersonal relationships. 
report Recommended by xthedestroyer
They're both based on Vocaloid songs, but Black Rock Shooter was based only one Vocaloid song, Black Rock Shooter, and Mekakucity Actors was based on the Vocaloid song series, Kagerou Project 
report Recommended by RinKagamineFan97
in steins gate, different world line is in the dream, and in black rock shooter the fighting is in the dream, realistic dream 
report Recommended by pakin
Ok. First things first. Kiniro no Corda (La Corda d'oro) has almost nothing similar to Black rock shooter and vice versa. But when i watched Black rock shooter and Kiniro no Corda, I just thought that they were similar because in Kiniro the girl is occasionally freaking out about something, and then everything seems so... dark and her face is so similar to a girl in BRS when she is freaking out? I dunno. just thought that part was quite simllar. Also, the girls are so caught up in the activities they do that they part away from friends and they get angry or anxious.  read more 
report Recommended by FishyWish13
Lots of allusions to a very important in-story picture book that links all the characters together. 
report Recommended by Lemon
Both came from original concepts. Black Rock Shooter coming from a song, Miss Monochrome coming from the idol, Yui Horie. 
report Recommended by Palamon
Both Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyou and Black Rock Shooter are based entirely off Vocaloid Projects.  
report Recommended by Palamon
Why do I recommend Gantz:O?Well, that is because of the action the two series present, the great character design for the antagonists and also for the psychological element they both present. They also feel similar in that they present a continues fight, that is if you take the slice of life, dramatic moments aside from Black Rock Shooter. 
report Recommended by JokerDBlue
Both have crasy character, both have alternative world and both are full of motions 
report Recommended by Aonobaka29
Both anime have an alternative universe were fighting takes place and they both have girls of same age going through dark parts of they're life. 
report Recommended by suoarski
Both shows involve characters with issues and emotional traumas that manifest physical form and play a huge role in story development.  
report Recommended by Mikan265
The shows have a similar story telling style. Both are pretty dark. Both have fantasy elements. Both are about another world (in a sense). The feel of the show is very similar to Fate/Extra and Mekakucity Actors. 
report Recommended by -nnnn--
Both of these shows are about girls caught in some really bizzare situations with heavy things on the line. BRS is a little oddball in its presentation, and Madoka is a little passive in regard to what it's showing you, but I'm sure that both of these shows will tickle your fancy. 
report Recommended by Zonecommander26
Both of these anime have the same fighting style (a weapon that can be a gun), a great fighting scene, some yuri bait, etc. The difference is that BRS based on the MC's another life/ dream and fighting with her friends. 
report Recommended by yoshinonanchan
Both feature magical girls fighting in other world, and have serious plot invisible at first 
report Recommended by Peligrimm
They are pretty much the same: - main character is related to/in a strange world and must fight witch-like persons, who are only in this other world, because they're desperate or sad in the real world - both seem pretty normal or soft at first, but they definitely aren't 
report Recommended by karakatsu
The main characters (Mato and Shio) have a similar personality The main characters have a other and really badass personality (Nobunagun and Black Rock Shooter) This other personalities fight using high caliber weapons  
report Recommended by ArisuSenpaii1
I think that these two anime series go hand in hand cause they both deal with school students, that are going through a very big hardship and are lost and don't really know or acknowledge of what is truly going on. And there is a supernatural/fantasy touch to both of them, so I really align these anime.  
report Recommended by Megroth
Both are surprisingly dark anime that juxtapose the lives of normal teenage girls and putting them in brutal fights and situations no one should ever be a part of. The action is great and fluid in both and leave viewers with food for thought at the end.  
report Recommended by Protaku
both stories revolve around the main protagonist supported by sub protagonist. they went from the real world to a fantasy world in order to reach a certain goal. on the way, they were forced to face either their problem or other's problem. both story also includes a twist with one of their most trustee nakama! 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
There's a sacrifice for love, there's a lot of pain, blood and suffering. Mysterious, epic, dramatic feel. Also a lot of colours, strong emotions and meaningful symbolism. You don't understand the story right away but by the end you admire the intricate plot and the surprise which you haven't expected. Both shows contain what is called 'hidden gems'; they're one of a kind, memorable. 
report Recommended by Summer_Ghost
Both series are about female protagonists who desire to live however they could, both have conflicts with creatures that could possibly be the result of that desire. Also, the Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director of BRS is the director of PSG. 
report Recommended by Seyfert
The theme of magical girl are central parts of both series. However, unlike most magical girl anime(s), both of these series falls more into the psychological and topics more suited for the mature audience. Additionally, both of these series become more and more emotional as the episodes drags on that makes them an unique little gem. 
report Recommended by Stark700
A dark show with girls fighting and lots of drama. 
report Recommended by teaknight
Psychological horror anime about middle schoolers being dragged into a strange and creepy world, connected to bodies other than their own. 
report Recommended by BreezeElric
fighting somewhat look the same there's more than one world 
report Recommended by pakin
going to another world and fighting was summoned but fate/stay night have some reward and more bloody 
report Recommended by pakin
it's kinda dark and groomy 
report Recommended by pakin
Both series present themes of supernatural and sci-fi as the protagonists battles in an alternate world filled with action, drama, and mystery. Both series' protagonists uses supernatural abilities in their fights and seemingly with a purpose as the story progresses.  
report Recommended by Stark700
Both shows have intermingled relationships. Though there's less blood in BRS, the story of wanting to save someone or tell them the truth is still there. 
report Recommended by al12gamer
Both have beautiful art and are about seemingly normal girls but have more supernatural things going on in their lives then meets the eye. In Toki wo kakeru shoujo the girl is aware of the supernatural aspect of her life while in Black Rock Shooter she has no idea about.Both supernatural aspects of the girls affects others memories around them.Black Rock Shooter is more of a action/drama while Toki wo kakeru shoujo is a ScyFy/drama. 
report Recommended by Ozzey
I'm not suggesting them because they have similar story lines or tropes. Rather, both of these anime feature very unique art styles / animation / coloring. From Hamatora's comic-book rainbowy flashes whenever people use abilities, to Black Rock Shooter's colorful paint bleeding dream world. 
report Recommended by Chdata
They're both melodramatic as in everyone cries all the fucking time.  
report Recommended by rasenyan
Both series are character dramas presented in a mix of fantasy and realism. 
report Recommended by ShadowBlazer3000
The fights in Date a Live really reminded my off Black Rock Shooter, the intense battle with using some fancy guns and swords made it similar to the fights of BRS! Both are great series with lots of nice action! 
report Recommended by RafaelDeJongh
The two arnt similar at all in terms of story, but if you loved the off the wall epic action of one, the other is where you can go to get your next fix. 
report Recommended by lastmann
The book in BRS about the little bird and the colors reminded me a lot on the picture book "Raigomaru to Jibeta no Monogatari" in True Tears. Both animes make you think about the people in your environment and how you treat them. You start to care slightly more about them and want to treat them better. 
report Recommended by ShadowMoon94
Both animes have great animations and qualities, filled wonderful fighting scenes and "what the fck" moments. Easy, enjoyable, short action animes. 
report Recommended by dendensenpai