Black Rock Shooter – 04

「いつか夢見た世界が閉じる」 (Itsuka Yume Mita Sekai ga Tojiru)
“One Day The Dream World Will Close Off”

“Unconventional” is probably the best way I can describe Black Rock Shooter, as Ordet and Sanzigen have taken a Japanese Internet phenomenon of sorts and adapted it into an anime that’s very unlike the more typical ones that we see these days..

Black Rock Shooter – 02

「夜明けを抱く空」 (Yoake wo Idaku Sora)
“The Sky that Embraces Dawn”

If you’re not watching Black Rock Shooter simply because you were never caught up in the hype of Huke’s original character, I strongly suggest giving it a try. The anime combines beautiful cinematography with fluid animation in carefully choreographed fights, features amazing performances by Hanazawa Kana, Sawashiro Miyuki, and Kitamura Eri backed by a fantastic soundtrack by Supercell, and depicts a unique story that has some surprisingly dark and gruesome undertones. Very stylish, very refreshing. Potentially a must-watch show.

Black Rock Shooter – 01

「あとどれだけ叫べばいいのだろう」 (Ato Doredake Sakebeba Ii no Darou)
“I Wonder How Much Longer I Have To Scream For”

The Black Rock Shooter anime is finally here and the most notable difference from its 2010 OVA counterpart is that our heroine “BRS” — alter ego of Kuroi Mato (Hanazawa Kana) — gets subjected to a lot of gruesome beatings and takes them all without so much as a whimper.

Black Rock Shooter – OVA

I’m admittedly not a big fan of the Hatsune Miku nor vocaloids in general, but when supercell‘s illustrator Huke designs an original character named “Black Rock Shooter”, composer Ryo writes a song titled after her for Miku to sing, and everyone can barely contain themselves after learning that a 50-min OVA was going to be made, it felt like I was going to start getting death threats if I didn’t blog about it.

Spring 2022 Schedule


Shadowverse Flame
10:00 TV TOKYO (04/02)

Love All Play
17:30 Yomiuri TV (04/02)

18:25 NHK-E (04/09)

Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai (2022)
22:00 TOKYO MX (04/02)

Spy x Family
23:00 TV TOKYO (04/09)

Gunjou no Fanfare
23:30 TOKYO MX (04/02)

Kingdom (2022)
24:00 NHK (04/09)

Kunoichi Tsubaki no Mune no Uchi
24:00 TOKYO MX (04/09)

Build Divide: Code White
24:30 TOKYO MX (04/02)

Kakkou no Iinazuke
25:30 TV Asahi (04/23)

Kawaii Dake ja Nai Shikimori-san
26:00 ABC (04/09)


Now that every show has had a few episodes to make its case, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Spring 2022 blogging schedule.

As per illustrious tradition, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . or would be, but with multiple episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them fall flat in the home stretch? Probably. This is what we’ll stick with for now, barring any unforeseen changes in the near future.