I was originally drawn to Black Rock Shooter because of the character designs, the dark tones and somewhat unique look to the main character made me excited about the potential of this anime. It took quite a while for the official original video animation to be released but that didn’t stop various anime figures and other merchandise featuring characters from the series to be released.
Black Rock Shoot Plot Synopsis
The story of Black Rock Shooter follows Mato Kuroi who on her first say of Junior High School makes friends with a girl named Yomi Takanashi. The girls join clubs and for the first half of the year spend a lot of time together. In the second half of the year though the girls are put into different classes and start to drift apart with Mato making friends with a new girl named Yuu. Things get crazy when Yomi disappears only to eventually to be found possessed by an evil being.
Duality to the Story
At various points during the main story to view switches to an ongoing battle between Black Rock Shooter and Dead Master giving some duality to the plot which then converges at the end. I must say this was interesting somewhat but not very poorly executed as there is not much fluidity to the switches and it all seemed random and confusing to the viewer.
Over Hyped Animated Garbage
Personally I am quite disappointed with the Black Rock Shooter OVA. The whole high school girls setting is so overdone now it’s not funny. Maybe I am at fault for falling for the hype or expecting something more dark and sinister to fit the awesome art-style and character designs. The fight scenes were decent but far from awe inducing and with nothing for the OVA to stand on it just turned out to be over hyped animated garbage. Did you watch BRS? If yes I’d love to hear what you thought of it. More stills below.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.