Hey everyone! Trinity here! Or as they say in Japan, “Ohayo! Boku wa Toriniti Za Hejjiuhoggu!”. And as the title probably implies, I will be doing a review about a new, epic, but sadly short, anime called “BlackRock Shooter“.

Let’s start with the characters:

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This is the mighty Black Rock Shooter (ブラック☆ロックシューター, Burakku Rokku Shūtā)”.  (feel free to keep count of how many times I say her name xD). Black Rock Shooter is the “other self” of a young high school student named Mato Kuroi (黒衣マト Kuroi Mato) and is one of the main characters of this anime.

BRS is probably one of the most badass characters I’ve ever seen. BRS is a very “strong, silent type” character who basically, like the other known four of her kind, just likes to wreck shit. I’m talking “I came. I saw. I conquered” level here. Not to mention her hair gets spikier and spikier with every episode, giving her that “I’ve been through a lot” type of look. But all in all, despite her black rock-hard (see what I did there?) exterior, she always reaches out for the helpless in the end. Another thing I’ve noticed is that she seems to have a love-hate friendship with the next character:

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Meet Dead Master (デッドマスター Deddo Masutā). This neon green nemean lion has it in for BRS. With a scythe in her hand and two floating skulls at her side you know she’s looking for trouble. As far as I’ve seen, she seems to be pretty stationary outside of combat (unlike BRS who never stays still) and only picks a fight when she needs to. Dead Master is the “other self” of Yomi Takanashi (小鳥遊 ヨミ Takanashi Yomi) and, dare I say, slightly better looking in my opinion. It’s probably my love for creepy and ghostly looking things, but Dead Master is overall one of my favorite characters in the anime. Unfortunately, she was (in my understanding) held captive by this next little tyrant:

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This evil blondie’s name is Chariot (チャリオット Chariotto). She lives up to the phrase “Meals on wheels”. How? She’s got wheels for legs and fires giant macrons out of a giant mechanical spider. Can’t get more literal than that xD. I don’t know much about Chariot as she’s not in the series for long, but is in fact the “other self” of Kagari Izuriha (出灰カガリ Izuriha Kagari) and is the first character you see BRS actually fight in the series. She also is the only “other self” who doesn’t live to see this next character:

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Rum! Rum! Rum! Is that a saw I hear? That’s right! This red rose is Black★Gold Saw (ブラック★ゴールドソー, Burakku Gorudo So), the “other self” of Saya Irino (納野サヤ Irino Saya), a school consular at Mato and Yomi’s middle school. I guess you could call her a watchful eye for BRS, literally. Until Insane Black Rock Shooter fights her, her eye pops up in the sky of her world in random scenes. Not to mention she can spawn an army of anything at will, making her a force to be reckoned with! Much like this silent, but deadly, character:

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This rock hard character’s name is Strength (ストレングス Sutorengusu). Strength is the other self of Yuu Koutari (神足ユウ Koutari Yuu). In her first appearance, she seems just like all the “other selves”. But her back story reveals that Strength and Yuu switched bodies because compared to Yuu’s life, she felt that Strength’s life (roaming her world fighting to kill on pure instinct) was much easier than her own (broken, slummy home, ignorant parents, no friends, eventually her house burned down and she was the only one who survived). Strength had agreed to be Yuu, and was Yuu to the bitter end…literally.

Also, is it just me? Or does every “other self” either have skeleton hands or bionic arms? It just seem odd but cool to me.

Oh well. Anyway that’s all for now guys!

Here’s a link to the first episode of the anime if you want to check it out!


Time for me to Spin Dash outta here!