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Mar 22, 2012 9:15 AM

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Yuu wants to sacrifice to save Kuroi, who considers her as her best friend. There's real BRS? (W. out OP)

Facing the pain and flying to see various color (emotion).

Kotonashi wanted to be friends with Kuroi but doesn't know how and felt pain.

To connect with people is what Kuroi wants.

Yuu being broken, and other characters of the alternative world is there. "White hair Kuroi" crying for Yuu, who is happy to be with Kuroi, who brought her colors/emotions.

Able to be back, and Kuroi met Kotonashi, who runs to her.

Sempai was able to be back with her boyfriend, and Yuu (or another personality altogether?) transferring. Everyone including KitaEri's character are friends.

Both ED and OP aired at the end. There's no end to fighting in that world.
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Mar 22, 2012 9:21 AM

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Ah.. It has been a short ride but very nice one. I love this ending.
Mar 22, 2012 9:21 AM
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Typical happy ending while the ED plays and an after credits scene with STR and BRS. Looks like STR didn't die after all.

I still prefer the OVA over this though. It felt a bit dragged out.
Mar 22, 2012 9:27 AM
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Well I wasn't surprised how it turned out but it was entertaining so it did the job.

I think in the end though besides being overly dramatized it had its good points. A decent life lesson about why pain is necessary and part of growing as a person. That people shouldn't hide from their problems but face them full on.

Still kind of bittersweet as Mato and Strength are not together anymore. Decent enough though 7/10
Modified by Tired_Smurph, Mar 23, 2012 1:38 AM
Mar 22, 2012 11:37 AM

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I didn't mind the CGI in the end, got used to it.
Mar 22, 2012 1:05 PM

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i seriously disliked this show from start to finish.
Mar 22, 2012 1:56 PM

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Just watched it. Very predictable ending, though that fight was very cool, CGI was very well done. Went better than expected. Liked it.

6/10 Many, many flaws, but entertaining.
Mar 22, 2012 3:35 PM

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IBRS's beat-down was brutal (>。☆)

Mato had to create a new BRS, LOL. So once she turns into IBRS, there is no going back, I take it?

I'm glad all the girls became friends. Predictable, but nice...and Yomi's bracelet should have been green >.>

Kinda sad to see it over. But it was a good ride (^∇^)

Modified by LadyOrihime, Mar 22, 2012 4:07 PM
Mar 22, 2012 3:37 PM

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Final episode!!! BRS.

BRS vs. Insane BRS

Well, looks like GG insane BRS.

Hearts can merge like the worlds

Because we love you

And a ending at that.

Interesting series tbh. Although not as good as I expected, it was still enjoyable. 8/10.

Modified by Stark700, Mar 22, 2012 4:33 PM
Mar 22, 2012 3:46 PM

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Good to see the script staying fucking awful all the way to the end. Sure was a fun ride! 4/10 (tempted to lower it to a 3/10).
Mar 22, 2012 4:02 PM

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Great last episode. TTuTT
I'm going to rewatch this anime in the future, maybe next year in 2013.

Modified by Rayla, Mar 22, 2012 5:09 PM
Mar 22, 2012 4:26 PM

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Good episode,pain to grow up.

As always the fight were good specially that fight between BRS vs IBRS that "colorful cannon" was awesome.

At the end everyone feel pain as it should be,suffering it was makes us grow and stronger no matter how hard it is.

Strength sacrificing herself to save Mato was sad,specially that scene when she disappear even that it looks that in the end she didnt disappear so o well.....

Yuu came back to face the world it can be very dark many times but indeed there are many beautiful things in thins world that worth the suffering.

Typical happy ending that everyone became friends,also the sempai get her boyfriend at the end.

Was a fun ride it had flaws but was entertaining never less 7/10 for me fine anime.
Mar 22, 2012 4:32 PM

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Most overblown melodrama ever.

Mar 22, 2012 4:43 PM

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6/10, only thing that saves it is the fights. Could have been executed much, much better.
Mar 22, 2012 4:49 PM

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Poor pacing due to random cutting back and forth from both worlds. Drama blown way out of proportion. Changes in personality that occur without enough reason (especially Kagari...)

School/real world sequences 3/10
Battle sequences 9/10

Average 6/10 - 1 for poor pacing

Honestly, if they just got rid of the entire school and based the premise solely on the imaginary world, this would have been far better. The battle sequences were quite impressive. Add a real motivation other than the corny reasons in the school sequences, put in Shinbo and Urobuchi for directing and writing and you would have a winner.
Mar 22, 2012 5:00 PM
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Well at least I'm not the only person who thought this was poorly written. 4/10
Mar 22, 2012 5:02 PM

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I hate that everyone is bashing this show :/
I quite enjoyed it! Then again, I'm optimistic about a lot of shows people hate on.
I really liked it, sure it was predictable, but I thought it was executed well.
Mar 22, 2012 5:05 PM

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Story - 4/10
Characters - 6/10
Animation - 8/10
Sound - 7/10
Battle Sequences - 10/10
Total - 8/10
I agree with OmniNight, they should have a Other World series done by SHAFT with Urobuchi and Shinbou.
I enjoyed this show alot though.
Mar 22, 2012 5:10 PM

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I thought this show was going to be Okay (at best), but man i was surprised.

I ended up loving the show; with it's great art style (in the other world), interesting concepts, and action that was Off The Rails!

Mar 22, 2012 5:30 PM

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Damn, I love this show. Great final episode for what this series is and how things went in my opinion, not like Guilty Crown.
Mar 22, 2012 5:36 PM

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Zhou said:
Damn, I love this show. Great final episode for what this series is and how things went in my opinion, not like Guilty Crown.

I haven't seen Guilty Crown yet so I'm assuming that it had a bad ending?
Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM
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was pretty awesome. expecting a future orgy
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Mar 22, 2012 5:49 PM

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After the credits, she says she will not stop fighting.

... After Mato also states that she will grow up...

"Evidently... There's no such thing as 'meaning' in this world. But that in itself is wonderful... isn't it? Since if there isn't a set meaning, then you can just find one on your own."
- Filicia Heideman, So Ra No Wo To
Mar 22, 2012 5:55 PM

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The ending was unexpected because to me (too happy) since the whole series was just full of plot twists. It could have been better.

Good watch though and I'm surprised and delighted that the series being only 8 episodes didn't ruin it.

Another win for noitaminA
Mar 22, 2012 5:58 PM

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emo vocaloids
power of friendship

await for the BRS x Mato doujins
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Mar 22, 2012 6:07 PM

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Rainbow Tiro Finale
Mar 22, 2012 6:13 PM
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I really don't have much to say, great episode.
Mar 22, 2012 6:15 PM

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I really liked this ending. It was so sweet and touching :D All of the girls together like that.

8/10 overall. There was some pacing issues, but this show was a fun ride. I'd love to rewatch this someday.
Mar 22, 2012 6:39 PM

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Stark700 said:
Zhou said:
Damn, I love this show. Great final episode for what this series is and how things went in my opinion, not like Guilty Crown.

I haven't seen Guilty Crown yet so I'm assuming that it had a bad ending?

The first half of the show is pretty decent, then they come up with the second which contains many plotholes and a maybe dumb plot to begin with. The final episode is disappointing, many like me thought that it already turned bad before. Storywise there is one point that is totally bad in the final episode which I'm not gonna spoil but the writers are assholes for doing that.
Mar 22, 2012 6:50 PM

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Great ending; really needed that kind of ending after finishing Guilty Crown, didn't expect it to be that "good" after the feeling it gave 2 episodes or so ago, but all and all good show, it had its ups and downs, but it was a fun watch.

Zhou said:
Storywise there is one point that is totally bad in the final episode which I'm not gonna spoil but the writers are assholes for doing that.

So very true...
Mar 22, 2012 6:59 PM

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As emotional and sad as the scene was, I didn't get it. lol

They really needed more episodes to pan the story out.

6/10 anyway. Looks like Black Rock Shooter is my 600 completion. :O
Mar 22, 2012 7:03 PM

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What a piece of SHIT.
Mar 22, 2012 7:04 PM

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Giant Friendship Lasers are copyrighted by Nanoha.

Expect lawsuits.
Mar 22, 2012 7:06 PM
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The entire thing was a train wreck, but it was held together very well up until the end. I actually liked the show, but then they pulled the usually ending where the main character is able to get this super power at the last minute for no other reason than love and friendship and bets the all power super badass. Then everyone lives happily every after.

You didn't even need to kill Mato, BRS kills Yuu, Mato is left without her best friend and is forced to go back to reality with the knowledge of the other world and the fighting that goes on. Acceptance of reality is what I call it, instead of changing it.
Mar 22, 2012 7:30 PM

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i loved it!! all of it! i'm happy strength didn't die. :( phew i was sad there for a moment.

Also the fact that they are all girlfriends is awesome, and yuu is cute.

So how come mato is the only one who remembers growing up with yuu?

That's the only part i never got :(.

Also i was so sure white rock shooter would appear, but oh well, i'm happy with the whole story, characters and ending. :)

enjoyed it alot!
Mar 22, 2012 7:33 PM

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The last attack was epic. Made watching the whole show worth it just on that alone.
Mar 22, 2012 7:34 PM

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That last fight was pretty epic, wished it lasted longer though (wish the WHOLE series lasted longer).

Really enjoyed the happy ending where everyone ended up becoming friends, just the heartwarmingness I needed! :)))

Still felt they could've done more with the story, but either way, I'm REALLY satisfied.
Hope they make more BRS animations in the future.

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Mar 22, 2012 7:43 PM
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so much hate, this was the best ending they could have come up with. i liked the metaphor they used as premise for the show, and they developed it well. too much hate me thinks, but opinions are opinions.
Mar 22, 2012 7:46 PM

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this show suffered from only being 8 episodes long, half the series was mainly about the basketball girl and kagari, neither of which i can say were that important. typical happy ending and the show was mediocre at best when it was showing the real world stuff going on.

the other world and the fights however were done really well in the final few episodes, the action prior to the dead master fight was shit. this show couldve been better had they not wasted so much time in the real world and the unimportant characters.

If the majority of the show featured anything like the first half of this episode i might have given a 9 or 10. that fight was awesome. as it stands i think the highest i could possibly give this is a 7.

at the end she says she'll keep fighting, which is a fancy way of saying if dvd/bds sell well enough there may be another season...if so perhaps now that the real world bullshit has been explained one could only hope more time would be spent on the fights in the other world and with the titular character.
Mar 22, 2012 7:50 PM

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First three episodes were goofy as fuck.


THIS made up for it.
Don't forget.
Always, somewhere,
someone is fighting for you.
As long as you remember her,
you are not alone.
Mar 22, 2012 8:05 PM

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I don't fakin care about anything, I'm giving this a 10/10

I enjoyed every episode, the music was awesome, the relationships were confusing , the animation was not that bad but I lol'ed a lot with BRS fandom xD, I'm really glad I'd watched Black Rock shooter ^^
Mar 22, 2012 8:13 PM

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I really don't get the whole "pain" thing. But that was pretty nice :) albeit cheesy.

First couple eps were really derpy, but it definetly picked up with a few twists. Loved it.

So yeah...despite the girls emotions being set free and Mato wanting to accept pain...they all come back (BRS, STR, DM etc) and do it all over again O_o? lol not that Im complaining, leaves room for more in the future :D.
Mar 22, 2012 8:20 PM

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BRS and the others are part of their souls, it's not like they can actually die I would say.
Mar 22, 2012 8:41 PM

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People, justify yourself! Don't just say 3/10, etc., etc., without providing reasons to why.

So let me try:

Well, I thought the pacing was really good in this anime. It got its point across, that the world is full of many beautiful things, as well as dark things. You will constantly be in a struggle fighting to survive. I'm not sure of what was left out. Maybe an explanation to the connection between the two worlds? Well, I thought it was more of a metaphorical device than anything, which worked wonderfully. Each girl suffered, they all had their reasons, and they were given an option to forget this pain. Alas, pain cannot simply be masked, but need to be embraced and fought against.

So with that, I give this anime a 9/10.
Mar 22, 2012 8:55 PM
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Ugh, this series was an absolute chore to get through. Nothing but angst and "the power of friendship" BS that's supported by absolutely nothing. I hope it flops so I don't have to subject myself to a second season.
Mar 22, 2012 8:56 PM

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I actually expected the ending to suck since I didn't enjoy this anime much. But I'll admit, I'm pretty impressed. My rating: 7/10
Mar 22, 2012 8:59 PM
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The shift of the plotline felt awkward.

It goes from a heavy Mato/Yomi focus in the beginning, then it was just Yuu/STR.
There was such a buildup around Yomi going crazy and trying to save her.

Maybe i'm reading too much into the OVA? (Which I liked.)
I've not read the manga or played the game so idk.
Mar 22, 2012 9:00 PM
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It was okay in my opinion. Maybe it was because I actually expected something more? Nevertheless I enjoyed it regardless of the flaws. What I want to know though is where does Yuu live now? Isn't her parents dead?
Mar 22, 2012 9:10 PM

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This last episode was just as rushed as the rest of the show.

But it was still great. Solid show. Just needed to be 12 episodes.

It disturbs me greatly that this show has a lower mean score than Guilty Crown. Seriously. What the fuck is wrong with the world.

What's the matter? Not enough tits/ass shots for you?
Modified by DraconisMarch, Mar 22, 2012 9:16 PM
Mar 22, 2012 9:31 PM
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DraconisMarch said:
Seriously. What the fuck is wrong with the world.

What's the matter? Not enough tits/ass shots for you?

This show was overexpected cause of background (meta). Anyway, fine and solid anime, not much emotions about it.
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