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Black Rock Shooter – 08 (END)

「世界を超えて」 (Sekai wo Koete)
“Crossing Over the World”

For the finale to one of the biggest sleeper hits of the season, I’m not sure if I particularly enjoyed the note things wrapped up on. Maybe the finer points were lost on me but I expected something much, much larger.

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March 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm Comments (82)

Black Rock Shooter – 07

「闇を駆ける星に願いを」 (Yami wo Kakeruhoshini Negai wo)
“Wish Upon A Star Soaring Through Darkness”

In an alternate world where girls are fighting just for the sake of fighting, a new challenger arrives who changes everything.

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March 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm Comments (68)

Black Rock Shooter – 06

「あるはずもないあの時の希望」 (Aru Hazumonai Ano Toki no Kibou)
“A Hope That Shouldn’t Have Been There”

I bet none of you were expecting that.

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March 10, 2012 at 12:10 am Comments (141)

Black Rock Shooter – 05

「ブラック★ロックシューター」 (Burakku★Rokku Shuutaa)
“Black★Rock Shooter”

Last week I described this series as “unconventional”, but this week led me to believe that “disturbing” works just as well.

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March 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm Comments (62)

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..

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February 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm Comments (88)

Black Rock Shooter – 03

「こらえた涙があふれそうなの」 (Koraeta Namida ga Afuresou na no)
“The Held-back Tears are About to Overflow”

Nope, the school counselor isn’t suspicious at all — no more suspicious than if she wore a shirt that says “Hi, I’m Black Gold Saw and I’m Evil” anyway.

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February 17, 2012 at 11:26 pm Comments (103)

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.

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February 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm Comments (90)

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.

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February 2, 2012 at 8:34 pm Comments (131)

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.

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July 25, 2010 at 1:23 am Comments (98)