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Black Rock Shooter (2010)

Burakku Rokku Shuta (original title)
A naive junior high school student befriends a mature classmate, but they begin to grow apart as they enter their second school year. Meanwhile, in another world, a battle to the death begins to unfold.

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Cast overview:
Kana Hanazawa ...
Mato Kuroi (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ...
Yomi Takanashi (voice)
Kana Asumi ...
Yu Kotari (voice)
Kazusa Murai ...
Mato's Mother (voice)
Misaki Kuno ...
Hiro (voice)
Naoki Makishima ...
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Takashi Nagasako ...
Principal (voice)
Airi Sakuno ...
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Tomoko Nakamura ...
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Megumi Takamoto ...
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Mato Kuroi just got into junior high school, and on the first day, someone catches her eye; her classmate Yomi Takanashi. The two meet. The innocent and naive Mato, the mature Yomi. Seemingly opposites, but the time they spend together only strengthens a growing friendship. But as they go into their second year at the school, they get placed in separate classes, and they begin to grow apart. But somewhere simultaneously, in another world, a young girl, blue fire in her eyes, Black Rock Shooter faces another young girl; this one holding a jet-black scythe, Dead Master, and a battle to the death begins to unfold. Written by GatoSoft S.A.

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Kinda- Sloppy Story, but truly great Overall
31 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are some spoilers (kinda), beware. Black Rock Shooter follows the Story of Mato and Yomi, two schoolgirls trying to live there everyday life's. One day they meet and they become friends. However at the same time Otherworldly forces who have a resemblance to them take notice to this, and thus the struggle for victory begins. Black Rock Shooter has a good, well written story, but they way its put together is... Sloppy. It follows a girl name Black Rock Shooter on one side, and Mato on another. These two stories interval between each other, and the bulk of it is on Mato's side as opposed to the title character Black Rock Shooter. This is more of a Schoolgirl life drama as opposed to an action thriller. Despite this, Black Rock Shooter is still engaging, it has very well developed characters does a great job resolving and concluding is back a forth storytelling. Black Rock Shooter also has very great well done art and animation, This shines on the BRS side of the OVA. The environment is a large, post apocalyptic landscape littered with Gothic architecture. Much it is taken from the music video but it is also greatly well done. The music is also very great and engaging. On the schoolgirls side it's a mix between dramatic and soft rock, But during the much darker action sequences it Slipknot sounding heavy metal. Overall, Black Rock Shooter is a greatly well done OVA. Despite some lingering questions, the OVA is still really good and it leaves you satisfied. I highly recommend you watch this if you're trying to get into this new and ever so growing franchise.


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