Short Summary: Kuroi Mato (Hana Kanazawa) is a cheerful girl entering her first year in middle school. She meets Yomi Takanashi (Miyuki Sawashiro), a reserved and timid person and they soon become friends. But when Kuroi visits Yomi’s home she is confronted by Kagari Izuriha (Eri Kitamura), a sadistic and hostile girl in a wheelchair. In another world, Black Rock Shooter is confronted by Chariot – the alter ego of Kagari who shares her other self’s sadistic nature, mercilessly beating Black Rock Shooter at any chance she can.
Thoughts: If i’ve made any mistakes anywhere, let me know. I honestly know nothing of the background behind Black Rock Shooter, only that it was started as a music video by supercell featuring vocals by the vocaloid Hatsune Miku. Of course having these two perform the OP is a no-brainer, but i didn’t like the vocals at all (i’m really not into vocaloid music). Moving on to the actual story, it was painful and frustrating to see Kuroi getting verbally and mentally abused by Kagari in the real world and physically abused in the other world as BRS. Of course to balance out such a dark and gloomy atmosphere, we have the school life setting and for the most part it works out okay.The animation is also pretty good, though it is much more pretty in the other world. Overall, while i’m not blogging this very short 8 episode series – and even though Thursdays are crowded – i’m still going to watch this. I’m always interested with original series and whether they can be a success (Ano Hana) or suffer many setbacks (Guilty Crown).
Opening Theme (as the ED):
Black Rock Shooter by supercell feat. Hatsune Miku
Blogging Odds: Zero.
Watching Odds: Definitely. Only 8 episodes!