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Synopsis:

It isn't the world you know. There wanders a girl with jet-black hair, ebony clothes, and a strikingly blue, glowing eye. Her name is Black Rock Shooter. With a huge cannon in hand, she throws herself into a fierce battle...

Meanwhile, in another world, middle-school student Mato Kuroi is drawn to Yomi Takanashi, her classmate with an unusual family name. Mato does her best to talk to Yomi, who just won't open up. Yu Koutari mocks her best friend Mato's efforts but at the same time, supports her. Mato also finds herself surrounded by other colorful characters at school, like the eccentric school counselor, Saya Irino, and the hot-blooded captain of her club club, Arata Kohata.

Then, one day, the window of opportunity opens. After Mato sees that Yomi has her favorite picture book, "Li'l Birds At Play", they strike up a conversation and Mato is invited to come over to Yomi's house. There, they gradually break the ice, until a girl in a wheelchair appears. This is Yomi's best friend, Kagari Izuriha...

Two worlds. Mato and Black Rock Shooter. This is the story of their "pain".

Source: http://myanimelist.net/anime/11285/Black%E2%98%85Rock_Shooter_%28TV%29

For those of you who didn't know, BRS originated from a fan-made animation of the highly popular Vocaloid Hatsune Miku. It has since then gained a lot of popularity and a OVA was made for it last year before a 8 episode season currently airing.


English stream here: http://ch.nicovideo.jp/channel/blackrockshooter
(thx TheAncientOne)
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Posted 2/2/12 , edited 2/2/12
Crunchyroll really needs to pick this one up. *hint hint* pretty please, with cherries on top.
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Ugh, I was going to post this

I've watched the OVA before and enjoyed it. Can't wait for this series to stream.
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Posted 2/2/12

blue_banana wrote:

As far as I'm concerned it has not been licenses yet (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong though).


Licensed by NicoNico I believe according to:http://www.fansubwiki.com/Who_Subs_What:_WINTER_2011.
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Posted 2/2/12
The English page for the BRS stream at Nico Nico:
http://ch.nicovideo.jp/channel/blackrockshooter

Streaming is to start at 11 PM JST (9 AM EST in the U.S.) on Friday, February 3.

More details on the stream can be found in this article:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-01-27/black-rock-shooter-tv-anime-to-be-streamed-worldwide-in-8-subbed-languages
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like the graphics on the ova better... this one is more sharp.
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Episode 1.

The animation was.... amazing!
Other than that, it was a pretty meh pilot episode.
This was one of the most anticipated anime of the year so I really expected a lot.
I ended up disappointed.


But I've only seen the first ep, I think it'll get get better.
I hope.




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Episode 1. First impressions?

Well, once again, I got confused as ever. The story of their "pain" is what confuses me the most right now. But w/e, this is the first episode so I'll definitely be watching as I did enjoy the OVA. Apparently, a plot I read somewhere before said:


The television series retells the story of Mato and Yomi's meeting, as they deal with rivals, along with its effect on the other world where Black Rock Shooter fights.

"Chariot" and her little doll:


Meanwhile, in the other world..



And for some reason, Mato keeps remind me of Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

At any rate, the BRS chick is back and kicking ass again (hopefully):

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Meh, it was okay for a first episode I guess. I'm not sure as to what the plot is yet and so on... I'm probably gonna watch it to the end though, whether it's good or not.
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Hmm very interesting first ep, since I forgot most of the plot from the OVA already, I had to work pretty hard to remember who people are. But the doll girl sure is creepy...

Overall not bad for a first ep, whoever said it feels like PMMM, you're definitely right! the whole grim-dark setting with a subtle yuri undertone definitely reminds me of Madoka and HomuHomu. Guess I will keep a close eye on this show to see where its gonna go from here.
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I noticed yesterday that Black Rock Shooter (2012) aired yesterday, so I said to myself: "What the Hell, I was planning on watching it anyways since so many people are saying its good. I might as well." So I watched the OVA first just to get a handle on what was going on, who the characters were, what the plot was about, and so on. I really liked the animation. But constantly throughout the almost hour long episode I was asking myself: "What in the flying fiddlers fuck is going on?!"

Now, I am one who can complain about anything (mostly because I'm by myself and I just like to hear my thoughts out loud, if that makes any sense) But, when I complain it's usually not just for the Hell of it. I try and bring up actual logical things that should be complained about. Mostly because they don't make sense or someone is acting really stupid for no reason.

Anyways, after watching the OVA I came away with more questions than answers. And yes, that is good some of the time when you are trying to be mysterious and keep people in the lurch and wanting more so their questions will be answered if they watch more. But this was an 1 episode OVA and at the end I had very little idea what the heck just happened or what I just watched. Now, if there is a manga and it is explained there, I'm sorry but I only watched the OVA, which in this case should have sufficed. It didn't. At least for me.

So, I thought that now I've seen the OVA I might be able to jump into the series without much trouble, but it seems they have completely retconed what happened in the OVA out of existence. And now there is a new character we never met in the OVA, who for some reason has hold over Yomi. I think I know that reason, but if I'm right I'll be sad because that is really stupid. I mean, other people might not care if a series's plot makes no fucking sense as long as it's animation is pretty, but I'm the polar opposite when it comes to that. Story over pretty lines. Now, I'm not saying I don't like good animation. Quite the other way around, I love beautiful animation. But when someone tries to distract you from a God awful plot with good animation, to me, it feels like someone is dangling keys in front of my face. Yeah, it's pretty, but in the end it's just keys.

If anyone would care to explain how in the heck this series is supposed to make sense I would greatly appreciate it. ^_^
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Dremux wrote:

Now, I am one who can complain about anything (mostly because I'm by myself and I just like to hear my thoughts out loud, if that makes any sense) But, when I complain it's usually not just for the Hell of it. I try and bring up actual logical things that should be complained about. Mostly because they don't make sense or someone is acting really stupid for no reason.

Anyways, after watching the OVA I came away with more questions than answers. And yes, that is good some of the time when you are trying to be mysterious and keep people in the lurch and wanting more so their questions will be answered if they watch more. But this was an 1 episode OVA and at the end I had very little idea what the heck just happened or what I just watched. Now, if there is a manga and it is explained there, I'm sorry but I only watched the OVA, which in this case should have sufficed. It didn't. At least for me.

So, I thought that now I've seen the OVA I might be able to jump into the series without much trouble, but it seems they have completely retconed what happened in the OVA out of existence. And now there is a new character we never met in the OVA, who for some reason has hold over Yomi. I think I know that reason, but if I'm right I'll be sad because that is really stupid. I mean, other people might not care if a series's plot makes no fucking sense as long as it's animation is pretty, but I'm the polar opposite when it comes to that. Story over pretty lines. Now, I'm not saying I don't like good animation. Quite the other way around, I love beautiful animation. But when someone tries to distract you from a God awful plot with good animation, to me, it feels like someone is dangling keys in front of my face. Yeah, it's pretty, but in the end it's just keys.

If anyone would care to explain how in the heck this series is supposed to make sense I would greatly appreciate it. ^_^

The TV series will definitely trescend beyond the OVA but agreed with you said about the confusion part. This anime is ridiculously confusing for those who have not play the game or read the manga.

About the storyline plot, I'm going to guess that they may do some sort of reverse plot telling as I know from Without Wings, Under the Starry Skies and Gai-Ri: Zero.
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(Episode 1)
Story wise it’s a bit of a jumble, but I suppose the main point is
As with the OVA I love, love, love the artwork. My only complain is that the characters in alternant world are animated in a more 3D computer-generated looking model. It's more clunky, which bothers me, but overall I enjoyed it.
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I have to agree with Chrome. It was a pretty dull pilot episode but amazingggggggg animation! Is just me because I noticed that the character resemble Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica?



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observantzani wrote:
Is just me because I noticed that the character resemble Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica?


Not only the resemblance in the appearance but even theme as well. Fighting in the other world, magical girls, psychological factors, etc. I'm still not sure on how this series will progress thou

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