Feb 4, 2012

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Black Rock Shooter

So it’s finally here, the anime adaption of the infamous Black Rock Shooter movie.  Well it isn’t actually an adaption, it’s more like a new version, but that’s just fine. This show does have quite the edge though, as its fanbase was big to begin with, so imagine how much bigger it’s going to get. This will definitely influence the show’s ratings.

Visually it’s nothing special, I’ve seen better, but you have to look past that. The show is more than just a few pretty scenes. It may not be that special, but you’ll quickly notice how detailed it is, how much work they put into the unique characters and how creative these artists are. I wouldn’t be surprised if this mini show ended up surpassing the OVA, although that would be a very difficult to accomplish.

The story is what draws you in. You follow the same characters in two different worlds. I know it sounds strange, but it’s pretty good. You immediately know someone’s talking about this show when you hear words like; “glowing blue eye” or “huge canon in her hand”. Black Rock Shooter is very well known for that, and to think that they achieved that in just a few years.

This show contains a lot of action, drama, violence and slices of life (believe it or not). It’s the kind of show where you need to call upon your imagination. Action junkies will probably like this one, but I’m not too sure about the people who’d rather watch something with a serious story. So if you like shows like D. Gray-man and S-cry-ed then you might want to try out Black Rock Shooter.

Plot Summary: In spring, two girls meet: Mato and Yomi. They each sense something in the other that they lack in themselves, and are drawn to each other in spite of their contrasting personalities. Though initially hesitant, they form a strong connection. But they both have secrets – and in an empty world, two girls fight: Black Rock Shooter and Deadmaster. A strange being, Black Gold Saw, watches their mysterious battle, laughing. This is the story of two girls, in two worlds, entangled by the threads of fate.

  1. I’m not sure I agree with your recommendation, merely because I cannot see any similarities between D.Gray-man and/or S-cry-ed. Three different animals if you ask me.

    But: their genres are pretty much the same.

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