According to Animeanime, the Black★Rock Shooter television series will be simulcasted on Niconico subtitled in eight languages. The streaming will begin Feb. 3rd following the Japan TV airing.
The latest episodes will be available at 11:00 pm every Friday in the following countries:
English: United States, Canada
French: France, Belgium, Monaco, Switzerland, Andorra
Spanish: Spain, Mexico, Chile, Argentina
Korean: South Korea
Traditional Chinese: Taiwan
Simplified Chinese: Mainland China, Singapore
The subtitled streams will not be accessible from within Japan.
Blackiris said: Now, if it proves to be better than the OVA, I'll be really happy. But we all know that it won't be, and the TV series is but a means of milking the franchise ;___;
There is no franchise yet. There's just a fan made music video and a couple of good smile figures. :|
Let's hope the series is good enough to establish a franchise.
Still - figurines, figmas, pillows, audio albums, toys, game(s)... ah, right, let us not forget about the OVA. If you ask me, BRS had been a franchise even before the OVA came out. And with a TV series they'll only add firewood to the fading flame. But, indeed, let's hope it will prove its worth.
"Forged in darkness with wheat harvested from Hell's half acre. Baked by Beelzabub; slathered with mayonnaise beaten from the evil eggs of dark chickens, force-fed to dogs by the hands of a one-eyed madman. Cheese boiled from the rancid utters of fanged cows. Layered with 666 separate meats from an animal which has maggots for blood."
Why the UK and Australia doesn't get English subtitles is a question for me. Just like the people living in Vlaanderen in Belgium, they don't speak French there, so they want English. And the Dutchmen too, they want English, just like all other countries. I guess they want us to download fansubs.
fri said: I wonder how many eps I'll endure before dropping it.
Wanna make a bet who will last longer? I feel like enduring half the series, so think it through.
I'll give it three eps, which will look like this:
1st: filled with moeblobs, ends with cliffhanger
2nd: cliffhanger not continued until the latter half of the episode
1st: action, moeblobs, action (to hook the audience, better first impression)
3rd: moeblobs, action, cliffhanger (madoka style)
Hooray for speculah.
The scary thing is that I actually can see that coming... the first version is highly probable - I'd just alter the "cliffhanger not continued until the latter half of the episode" into "cliffhanger proved to be sort of a misunderstanding". The second version, on the other hand, seems to be way off - there's no way so many action scenes will be put into a slice of life anime about cute girls, right? I mean, it is a moeblob with inane plot devices, so... oh right. There was something about fighting, true that. Anyway - it will suck unless a miracle occurs... and since miracles can be brought about only when people believe in them-- yup: