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TV Anime of Black★Rock Shooter on Noitamina Block Announced [Update Dec 10]

by dtshyk
Aug 18, 2011 11:01 AM | 328 Comments
According to the official website, a TV anime of Black★Rock Shooter will be aired on the noitamina programming block from February 2nd 2012 following Thermae Romae.

Source: Noitamina BRS official website

Black★Rock Shooter (TV) on MAL

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Bobjones said:
So was anyone actually expecting much out of this? I mean the only thing that made people obsessed with Black Rock Shooter was the concept of the character and that was it, which is something that I will never understand.


I expected more because the OVA promised more.

Mar 21, 2012 12:30 PM by SergioSource

Bobjones said:
So was anyone actually expecting much out of this? I mean the only thing that made people obsessed with Black Rock Shooter was the concept of the character and that was it, which is something that I will never understand. Heck, you don't even have a character concept really, all you had was just how she looks like.

Anyways, that does not translate in anyway to any promise of an actual good plot. The plot seems pretty bad actually, though fanboys of the character might still like it, or bring themselves to like it, and buy the DVD anyways.


So just want to let you know I don't really like the OVA and didn't really care that much about the figmas etc....but this series is really good to believe, thanks to the series I finally appreciated Huke's original characters and now I'm collecting their figmas and guess what ~ I also pre-ordered the BD box set.

Talk about expecting nothing on this series ~ just to let you know....

"I expected a few, but the series delivered MORE!!"

Mar 21, 2012 8:32 AM by Ghostalker

So was anyone actually expecting much out of this? I mean the only thing that made people obsessed with Black Rock Shooter was the concept of the character and that was it, which is something that I will never understand. Heck, you don't even have a character concept really, all you had was just how she looks like.

Anyways, that does not translate in anyway to any promise of an actual good plot. The plot seems pretty bad actually, though fanboys of the character might still like it, or bring themselves to like it, and buy the DVD anyways.

Mar 12, 2012 12:33 AM by Bobjones

RyanSaotome said:
Madoka and Black Rock Shooter look nothing alike. Biggest difference is that Black Rock Shooter doesn't have wide faces.


I didn't say Black Rock Shooter looked like Madoka. MATO has similarities to Madoka.

And now that the anime has aired, seems like a lot of people are agreeing that BRS has a Madoka vibe, and even comparing the eyes of the new anime to the eyes in Madoka.

Feb 4, 2012 4:30 AM by LadyOrihime

I don't like the new look of DeadMaster, not because of the OVA but because I read the manga and the one in the OVA is similar to the one in the manga...

I am seriously looking forward to this since I love the story behind the BRS world (those that read the manga too know's what I'm talking about).

Please, don't let it be a disappointment :S

Feb 1, 2012 6:21 PM by MissMoon91

frustrated said:
Beside, having a short number of episodes means higher production quality, right?

Judging by the over-reliance on bad 3dcg and subpar character designs in the trailer, in my opinion the answer is no, not necessarily.

Less episodes only means higher production quality if it's got a comparatively larger budget. If it's got a budget for 8 episodes, then it won't be spending any more per episode than a 13 episode series with 13 episodes' worth of budget. And a weekly anime is a weekly anime, they don't have any more time between episodes than anything else.

Basically, no, length and production quality aren't correlated. A better, if still not perfect, correlation is ¥ budgeted per minute of animation, and we have no way to know what BRS TV's budget is.

Jan 31, 2012 8:57 PM by jmal

I think 8 episodes will be more than enough. Considering what the ova is like, I doubt the story of its TV version will be any more complicated. Rather than dragging it on aimlessly. It would be better to get to the point quickly and finish it off on a high note, before we start losing our attentions. Beside, having a short number of episodes means higher production quality, right? They can always do another season or even a movie if they feel like.

Jan 31, 2012 8:49 PM by frustrated

morshuwarrior said:
I just saw that it's going to be only 8 episodes long... I guess that explains why Thermae Romae aired before it, but... only 8, really? I thought 12 was already very short...


I still pretty much have no idea what Thermae Romae is. I know, I was pretty hyped for this and turns out it's such a low number of episodes. I would accept 11, but 8 is a biiit...yeah, short.

Jan 31, 2012 12:52 PM by Misaka-Mikoto

I just saw that it's going to be only 8 episodes long... I guess that explains why Thermae Romae aired before it, but... only 8, really? I thought 12 was already very short...

Jan 26, 2012 12:30 PM by morshuwarrior

Lol....so many people think the OVA was good and that the OVA was bad! i loved it imo

Jan 16, 2012 9:08 PM by kennydejavu

Ovindel said:

I think so :p
But seriously, I think that most people dislike the new designs because they feel moefied. I (and most of the people here I think) liked the character designs from the OVA, not because they were moe but because they were good. And now they did this to them. Also things like putting glasses on Yomi and changing hair styles make it feel like an entire new cast.
What are you talking about? All the characters were and are lolis. That hasn't changed.

Jan 12, 2012 7:05 AM by DraconisMarch

link is broken

Jan 12, 2012 6:09 AM by Keiz

I actually liked the OVA; I thought it wasn't bad for an OVA.

This however, having seen the trailer, I am far from sure about. They changed Yomi's appearance and the appearance of Dead Master. Dead Master was my favourite character and now they've stuck a bloomin' vale on her and there's gold and I don't like it. She was the only one they messed with :(.

Not to mention I'm not so sure I like the new crazy character they've added either. We'll see.

Jan 4, 2012 2:48 AM by KittenCorner

Darn it, I wanted to start off the new year with this :T

Jan 2, 2012 5:48 AM by angelfire892

I AM SO EXCITED SQUEEEE
With the latest trailer, the wait just got a whole lot harder! 8'D

Hey~ who thinks Mato will play a part in the "black rock shooter" world? I would hate for it to just be a metaphorical world that describes the girl's relationships... |D

On the other hand, Mato DID meet Black Rock Shooter at the end of the OVA- so who knows? :3

Jan 1, 2012 12:11 PM by AGirlInASweater

Ausmix said:
If the sales are good for the first season, is there a chance for a second season? or will this just be a once off sort of deal?

Sales for the OVA were good which is why this is being made, so unless huke/ordet only have 8 episodes worth of story to tell then it's safe to assume good sales would increase the chances.

But really, nobody here is going to be able to do anything other than guess what those chances are.

Dec 27, 2011 9:41 AM by jmal

If the sales are good for the first season, is there a chance for a second season? or will this just be a once off sort of deal?

Dec 27, 2011 9:24 AM by The_Steward

I didn't like the OVA. Hopefully this will be better. Will watch this.

Dec 27, 2011 8:34 AM by Sylpheed

the ova really dissapointed me they never showed yuu's part only death masters hope this one will impress me :3

Dec 27, 2011 6:23 AM by Wolfgod

SEA said:
why only 8?!! i thought BRS is really popular.. i don't get it why BRS only gets 8(!) (not even 12..) episodes.. and other shows get 24+ and they're like... all the same c_c (*coughs* harem *coughs*)

It's noitmainA, so it would have been 11 if anything. But yes, BRS is quite popular. However, they can surely move as many figures (where the real money is for BRS) with 8 episodes of exposure as they can with 11.

Or maybe they're too busy stuffing crappy 3dcg into it to do something useful like animate more episodes. I don't know. I've already given up on this, despite being a huge BRS fan.

Dec 13, 2011 10:56 AM by jmal

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