Comments on: Every answered question is a murdered child: On keeping Black Rock Shooter open-ended You're only as old as you feel. damn... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:07:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: foshizzel Sun, 05 Feb 2012 03:50:09 +0000 hohohoho BRS TV! Finally here at last! Part of me was really excited for the OVA when I first heard about it, but after seeing it damn did I ever start to hate on BRS so hard. Mostly towards the school side of the story! Yes I know it is there for a few reasons…but I just don’t really care to much for the whole Mato X Yomi “yuri-relationship” while they are not making out with each other it seems forced to me xD

I do however like the Huke-BRS world a lot! It really takes me back to what I loved in Yumekui Merry just the whole dream world vs real world set up. They used a lot of CGI in the actual BRS world and it works really well for them, but will it become boring after episode four? Probably.

So less emo school friendship < more kick ass BRS world fighting.


By: bluemist Sat, 04 Feb 2012 05:34:30 +0000 I believe that the openness of the BRS OVA was too over-designed to “try” to be mysterious. There wasn’t enough stake on either side to make me empathize towards each character in each world, and as a result I don’t desire to explore what’s unknown about it. BRS characters are too overpowered to die or kill each other, and yuri-friendship characters are too normally friendship-drained anime girls.

The BRS OVA failed for me in a way that the connection of the worlds was placed too late in the game. If they integrate very closely in the TV series it would probably be a better approach. Better literal than artificially vague for me I guess.

By: kadian1364 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:16:06 +0000 I don’t know what to think of BRS: The Anime Franchise. In general, the most memorable action scenes are so because of context; the feelings of the characters, the build up to the scene, the stakes pinned on the outcome. The huke-verse scenes of BRS feel so disconnected from everything else that I’m not excited in the least. I get they’re avatars for real world turmoil, but they don’t feel integral to the story. It’s eye candy without adding else substantial.

By: Scamp Fri, 03 Feb 2012 20:33:26 +0000 That final shot is Azure Rock Shooter.



Like arse?

…oh never mind

By: digibro Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:46:38 +0000 For what it’s worth, Black Rock Shooter seems to have always been a larger, complete story… in Huke’s mind. The characters who will appear in this, such as Strength, Black Gold Saw, and everyone else, have existed as illustrations in the BRS canon since the beginning. Hell, Huke’s original Black Rock Shooter design looked just like the main character girl, but it was ryo who asked if he would lengthen her hair to make her look like Hatsune Miku for this song he was doing. Pictures of BRS looking like the main already existed and, as far as I know, so did the main.

People who follow this franchise more closely will know more about the characters, even if it’s only from stuff like the Black Rock-Chan manga which, while I’m sure it’s not meant to be canon per say, is still helmed by Huke (I did proofreading for the first two translated chapters of this manga if you’re interested.)

So anyway, I was saying similarly back when the OVA came out that they’d have to leave a lot of mystery so as not to ruin the characters for existing fans, but at the very least, I think most of the show’s new ideas will grow out of things that have always been around in the story.

But I haven’t watched the ep yet so I’ll go do that