Monday, July 26, 2010
Black Rock Shooter
After more than one year of desperate waiting, or at least on my part. I never had much interest on Vocaloids and the likes but the day I saw the trailer I was already in love, and it's finally there.
Everything started someday, in an island far, far away.
There was a girl, her name was Black Rock Shooter.
There was another girl, she was a normal girl, running in order not to be late for her first day of school, her name was Mato Kuroi (who also happened to be voiced by one of my favorite seiyuu, Kana Hanazawa, who did a wonderful job)
Mato met another one on her way to school, she was a normal girl, her name was Takanashi Yomi (who, strangely, happened to be voiced by another one of my favorite girl seiyuu, Sawashiro Miyuki, who also did a wonderful job)
During that time, in the far far away island, BRS was doing some sight seeing
In the real world, Mato finally gathered enough courage to talk to Yomi, thus scaring her a little.
During that time in the far far away island, BRS was still doing some sight seeing
While in the real world Mato and Yomi became best friends
During that time in the far far away island, BRS stopped doing some sight seeing, she started to fight.
In that island there was another girl, her name was Dead Master and she liked to pick fights with anyone coming around to sight see.
While in the real world, Mato and Yomi were still best friends, they exchanged gifts, laughed together and so on.
During that time in the far far away island, someone else is sight seeing.
But Mato and Yomi were not doing the same club activities, thus they had different friends and Yomi started being jealous when Mato started to become closer with the manager of the basketball team, Yuu.
And this is Yuu.
Yomi gets farther and farther away from Mato, and Mato feels lonely.
One day she simply doesn't came to school and Mato can't help but worry about her best friend.
Her mother calls, saying the police is at her place wanting to talk with her, Yomi has disappeared.
During that time in the far far away island, Dead Master finally wins against Black Rock Shooter.
One day Mato receives an empty text message from Yomi, she runs and runs to the place they liked to go together, she found the strap she gave her and something strange happens.
In the far far away island, Black Rock Shooter managed to free herself, scarring Dead Master to death but saving her when she was just about to fall.
However Dead Master doesn't really like the gesture and fall anyway dissolving herself in the void
At her place lies the disappeared Yomi, BRS managed to save her from her "dark side" (or at least that's how I understood it ^^)
BRS appeared to Mato, in order to save Yomi, and they merge together in a single being, claiming she was Black Rock Shooter.
I had to listen to this part a dozen times, the way Kana Hanazawa says "Black Rock Shooter" is just too cute.
The anime closes on Yuu, starting to feel jealous at the returned closeness between Mato and Yomi, then we understand the mysterious other being sight seeing in the other world is somehow connected to her.
Somehow, it makes me hope for a sequel.
All in all this anime was great, pretty, nice music, interesting, just wonderful and totally worth the wait. The actual song wasn't used a single time in the anime though ^^
Don't forget to visit the English version of the website
Black Rock Shooter
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