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Misheard Whisper
October 2nd, 2009, 11:14 AM
Has anyone else seen this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWdDn8cnRCE)? I am looking forward to it immensely, and I can't wait for it to come out! It looks like it's going to be a great anime!

Ok, more info needed, obviously. The anime, scheduled for release in spring 2010, is based off the music video for the song entitled 'BLACK★ROCK SHOOTER' by the Japanese group Supercell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercell_%28band%29). The original song was created with Vocaloid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocaloid) software, which allows you to create music by inputting lyrics and melody.

Not much is known about the anime at this time, but it looks to be pretty action-packed, with what seems to be a mixture of fantasy (an evil-queen-type figure with a scythe) and sci-fi (one meaty chaingun-type affair, which does actually seem to shoot black rocks). The animation quality in the above video is absolutely amazing (watch in HQ for best results). In some anime I've seen, the characters move as little as possible to save animation, but there's no such skimping in B★RS. One sequence that stands out for me is when Miku (for lack of a confirmed name) breaks the chains she's held in. The background is wonderfully textured in a style reminiscent of the original song video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLzOrik5YJ8), and the animation on the breaking chains is great. Another thing I really like is the now-famous blue-flaming eye, which has been wonderfully done.

All in all, I am eagerly, eagerly looking forward to the release of the anime next year, and I'll be one of the first in line (on YouTube - stupid backwater-country dweller that I am) to see it. I can't wait. What do you guys think? Of the animation quality, the concept, anything? Oh, and I'm no expert, just an information-gatherer, so if I've got anything wrong, please tell me and I'll be glad to fix it (with proper proof)!

Man, I so want this on DVD!

Bay Alexison
October 2nd, 2009, 12:48 PM
Heh, what's funny is I thought Black Rock Shooter is already made into an anime when I first saw everyone and their mamas having a Black Rock Shooter banner, but I was wrong. XD; Supercell is cool, though.

Hm, it does look like a cool anime that I might watch in Spring. The art style reminds me of Pandora Hearts. Probably because of the chains. :P

Misheard Whisper
October 2nd, 2009, 01:09 PM
I actually thought so too, but I was inspired last night to look it up after running across yet another B★RS banner/avi (I forget whose). I discovered an awful lot in that little research frenzy, including Vocaloid software itself, the song, the plans for the anime, and the Story of Evil series. *looks up Pandora Hearts*

Rizuza
October 2nd, 2009, 09:20 PM
I'm a big fan of Vocaloid, but I don't really know much about Black Rock Shooter. :P

To me, the art reminds me of K-ON! I'm not sure though. But it does seem like a really great animé to watch. I hope it'll last long and feature a bunch more of the other Vocaloids! I also hope it gets both dubbed and subbed. I like both dubbed and subbed animé :Db!

Misheard Whisper
October 2nd, 2009, 09:22 PM
Everything I know about Vocaloid, I learned in the last 24 hours. =D I hope some kind person in Japan will sub it quickly for us NZers et al.

digi-kun
October 2nd, 2009, 10:38 PM
It's a wikipedia article.....too many links ><

Always been a ryo fan, so I've been looking forward to this since it was announced. It's definitely nice that they made an anime based off pictures based off a song though XD The fact that this show was pretty much completely original material is also nice, especially since the art style matches the original video really nicely. definitely on my to watch list, even if it is a half-year away >>

To me, the art reminds me of K-ON! I'm not sure though. But it does seem like a really great animé to watch. I hope it'll last long and feature a bunch more of the other Vocaloids! I also hope it gets both dubbed and subbed. I like both dubbed and subbed animé :Db!
I hope it lasts relatively short (as in 26 eps max). Also, since BRS =/= Miku, i can see the other vocaloids only appearing as cameos at best :/

Misheard Whisper
October 2nd, 2009, 11:01 PM
You had me all nervous when I saw who the last poster was . . . >_>It's a wikipedia article.....too many links >< Sorreh. Just trying to be helpful. >_<

Always been a ryo fan, so I've been looking forward to this since it was announced. It's definitely nice that they made an anime based off pictures based off a song though XD The fact that this show was pretty much completely original material is also nice, especially since the art style matches the original video really nicely. definitely on my to watch list, even if it is a half-year away >>


I hope it lasts relatively short (as in 26 eps max). Also, since BRS =/= Miku, i can see the other vocaloids only appearing as cameos at best :/
How long it will be depends on the amount of material they have. I mean, I don't want it to be like Negima, where they tried to cram 100+ chapters of manga into 26 episodes. However, I also don't want it to be like Pokemon, where they spread around 40-50 episodes' worth of plot over 500+ episodes. I hate filler, but I also hate it feeling rushed. I also agree with you that the Vocaloids probably won't feature, which is a shame. I <3 Rin and Len.

digi-kun
October 2nd, 2009, 11:40 PM
You had me all nervous when I saw who the last poster was . . . >_> Sorreh. Just trying to be helpful. >_<


How long it will be depends on the amount of material they have. I mean, I don't want it to be like Negima, where they tried to cram 100+ chapters of manga into 26 episodes. However, I also don't want it to be like Pokemon, where they spread around 40-50 episodes' worth of plot over 500+ episodes. I hate filler, but I also hate it feeling rushed. I also agree with you that the Vocaloids probably won't feature, which is a shame. I <3 Rin and Len.

Material? they have material to work off of? XD Both ways, i find it highly unlikely that they'll be able to, or want to in that case, break 26 eps

Bay Alexison
October 2nd, 2009, 11:45 PM
Have to say, the original music video is quite awesome and agree it's lovely the anime art style is matching the art from the video. :D

I actually think the anime might just be an OVA one, so most likely just a few (2-6 range) episodes at most. One, the anime is basing the music video (which doesn't have that much material in my humble opinion). Second, the art style is really high quality, so I assume the anime is going more for quality and not quantity, like the movie/OVA Five centimeters per second.

Misheard Whisper
October 2nd, 2009, 11:51 PM
Material? they have material to work off of? XD Both ways, i find it highly unlikely that they'll be able to, or want to in that case, break 26 eps
Well, what I'm assuming they did was take the concept from the video and expand it into a plot, probably in conjunction with ryo. That'd give them some stuff to work with.

And Bay, I'm fairly sure it was gonna be a series. But even if it was just an OVA or two, I'd still love to see it.

digi-kun
October 3rd, 2009, 12:10 AM
Have to say, the original music video is quite awesome and agree it's lovely the anime art style is matching the art from the video. :D

I actually think the anime might just be an OVA one, so most likely just a few (2-6 range) episodes at most. One, the anime is basing the music video (which doesn't have that much material in my humble opinion). Second, the art style is really high quality, so I assume the anime is going more for quality and not quantity, like the movie/OVA Five centimeters per second.

If it was gonna be released as an OVA, it'd be under the OVA section of MOONPHASE :p
From what i've seen though, there should be a bit more than just the Dead Master, though that'd be getting a little deep into the maybe territory (and spoilerish in those words)

Misheard Whisper
October 3rd, 2009, 12:15 AM
Ok, I've looked it up. Ryo (and Huke) are collaborating on the project with Yutaka Yamamoto and Ordet, his animation studio. It's Ordet's first solo project.

Oh, and people on YouTube need to do some research. I've seen some really dumb comments, of course, but this one takes the cake.

Hatsune Miku was originally based off the old version/anime of BRS. Thats how it relates to her. . . . . *headdesk*

Ayano Katagiri
October 3rd, 2009, 12:53 AM
I've had B★RS and Miku themes before, but I admit I barely know anything about the whole Vocaloid franchise. I have a friend who tried getting me into this before (last year I think) but that attempt kind of failed. However, I am planning to watch this though, the music to the pilot is quite nice.

Misheard Whisper
October 3rd, 2009, 12:58 AM
Vocaloid is frankly amazing. I'd heard of programs like FreeSpeech, where you dictate to the computer and it turns it into text, but I'd never heard of the opposite. And it does melody, too? I've been listening to Vocaloid music almost nonstop for the past 24 hours. Try searching 'World is Mine'. Ignore the David Guetta, there's at least three different Vocaloid versions; Miku is my personal favourite.

On topic- The music is amazing, yes. I wonder if they'll use Vocaloid again for the anime or get it recorded properly? I'm thinking the latter.

.Wolfie-kun.
October 3rd, 2009, 11:09 AM
Ooh, this looks quite interesting. Though being based on something Vocaloid related - my friend will not shut up when he finds out about this. He's so obsessed with Miku, it scares me XD

JP
October 3rd, 2009, 07:32 PM
The artwork alone makes it worth checking out. It almost seems like something Mamoru Hosoda would have his hand in.

I'll be looking forward to seeing this.

Rizuza
October 4th, 2009, 12:44 AM
I hope it lasts relatively short (as in 26 eps max). Also, since BRS =/= Miku, i can see the other vocaloids only appearing as cameos at best :/

I'm not that big of an animé fan, so I hope it does last short too! :D Really? BRS =/= Miku? I always assumed she was a counterpart or something.. But, I do hope they still show cameos of the others!

Like BRS being super duper friends with Miku and Rin ♥

I wonder if the music is really good along with the wonderful artwork! :3

Misheard Whisper
October 4th, 2009, 01:01 AM
Yeah, Miku is an avatar created by the Vocaloid franchise, whereas BRS is one of the songs someone made using her voice. The girl in the original video was based off Miku, as are many Vocaloid videos, but she is now a separate entity. I would love to see Rin in the anime, but I don't think that's gonna happen.

Loki
October 8th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Jumping in late, but just gonna throw in the fact that yes there is material, according to the vocaloid wikia.

Who knows whether it's true or not. Wikia, and all. Not really too major of spoilers, but might as well throw them into the mix.

A famous 3DPV by Anomaro-P gave Black★Rock Shooter a plotline and backstory, which involves her sister betraying her and turning evil and Black★Rock Shooter being forced to kill her sister to stop the destruction. This plot eventually became the inspiration for the upcoming 2010 anime.

Misheard Whisper
October 8th, 2009, 08:24 PM
OMG thank you Loki! (I can't believe I didn't think to check the Vocaloid wiki u_u)

That would make sense, given the released video. The evil goth girl does have a passing resemblance to Miku (again, for want of an official name). Even if it's [citation needed], I'm going all fangirl/boy/it over BRS again. *frantically searches for more info*

Drew
October 8th, 2009, 10:13 PM
I can't wait to see this. <3

But I will say that the BRS anime has nothing to do with Vocaloids. The only connection that BRS has to them is the fact that Miku sings a song for the character. However the character Black Rock Shooter, as well as Black Gold Saw, and Black Matagi, Dead Master, etc are their own characters.. They have no connection to Vocaloids, and weren't based off of them. So BRS =/= Miku.. at all.

Not trying to sound like a know-it-all.. it's just that so many people kept thinking this Anime was going to be a Vocaloid story, or that BRS was based off Miku, and such. x_x;

As for the anime itself, it looks awesome.. I hope it lives up the hype.

Misheard Whisper
October 8th, 2009, 10:17 PM
I can't wait to see this. <3

But I will say that the BRS anime has nothing to do with Vocaloids. The only connection that BRS has to them is the fact that Miku sings a song for the character. However the character Black Rock Shooter, as well as Black Gold Saw, and Black Matagi, Dead Master, etc are their own characters.. They have no connection to Vocaloids, and weren't based off of them. So BRS =/= Miku.. at all. ;_; Where do you people get your information from? Where are you getting these names?

Not trying to sound like a know-it-all.. it's just that so many people kept thinking this Anime was going to be a Vocaloid story, or that BRS was based off Miku, and such. x_x; Seconded.

As for the anime itself, it looks awesome.. I hope it lives up the hype.
Also seconded. Definitely on my to-watch list, although I'm not sure if it's even appeared on myanimelist yet. ^_^

digi-kun
October 9th, 2009, 05:09 AM
;_; Where do you people get your information from? Where are you getting these names?

I said before that the anime was based off fanpictures based off the song, right? Some of the characters depicted in some of them eventually ended up being universally accepted characters, and it went from there. Reason i haven't been using the names besides Dead Master is that Dead Master is the only one that actually showed up in the trailer.

Misheard Whisper
October 9th, 2009, 09:11 AM
Well, I evidently need to do some more comprehensive research T_T

Azumi
October 10th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Holy, I just knew about the anime yesterday! (And watched the trailer yesterday!) I'm really excited about it~
Sometimes I really hope that it would come earlier... I can't wait!

On another note, I get really pissed when people say B★RS = Miku.

Misheard Whisper
October 10th, 2009, 09:50 AM
Yeah, it's annoying. I'm personally just using the name because as far as I know, there hasn't been an official name announced yet, and seeing as BRS was loosely based of Miku in the first place, well . . .

But it's good to see there's so many people looking forward to it. :3

kohei
October 11th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Just watched the pilot DVD.
Kinda felt bad for my friend who paid 1200 yen for a DVD containing only 5 minutes of footage, but it looks promising.

As for complaints: the DVD booklet could have had more stuff, a few pages of character designs and world sketches seems to be not enough fanservice.

JP
October 11th, 2009, 07:03 AM
Just watched the pilot DVD.
Kinda felt bad for my friend who paid 1200 yen for a DVD containing only 5 minutes of footage, but it looks promising.

As for complaints: the DVD booklet could have had more stuff, a few pages of character designs and world sketches seems to be not enough fanservice.

5 minutes? That's it? They should have just uploaded it online for the public to watch... That's ridiculous.

Misheard Whisper
October 11th, 2009, 09:22 AM
5 minutes? That's it? They should have just uploaded it online for the public to watch... That's ridiculous.
Well, a few kind souls on YouTube did, so it's not so bad. :3

Drew
October 11th, 2009, 01:42 PM
;_; Where do you people get your information from? Where are you getting these names? Seconded.


Uuum.. well the character's have existed for quite awhile. They're drawn by an artist named HUKE, and you can find pictures of them around that he drew. Apparently they're just his random characters, and he gave them a back story, but didn't ever intend for them to be animated.. xD; It just turned out that way.

Anyhoo, if you look em up, you should be able to find some things.

Misheard Whisper
October 11th, 2009, 07:43 PM
(I suck at doing research, it comes with being a highschooler XP) But I will definitely do that.

kohei
October 16th, 2009, 07:03 AM
5 minutes? That's it? They should have just uploaded it online for the public to watch... That's ridiculous.
Well, more like three 1:30 long preview clips.

Hey, the DVD does say "PILOT EDITION" ;)