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Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL (ブラック★★ロックシューター DAWN FALL, Burakku Rokku Shūtā DAWN FALL) is a TV anime series based on the eponymous original character design. The project was first announced on September 16, 2021 with a visual illustrated by huke.[1]

In addition to terrestrial television broadcast in Japan, the anime series, which began airing on April 3, 2022,[2] is also available to Disney Plus for Asia-Pacific region.[3]

Plot[]

The year is 2062 A.D. It has been twenty years since the failure of a massive labor automation project. The artificial intelligence at its core of the project, Artemis, had chosen to attack humanity, and the Earth was devastated as a result.

A girl named Empress wakes up at the base of an underground research facility. She is one of three surviving protectors of mankind, but she has no memory of her past. All she knows is what the Colonel of the Peacebuilding Forces tells her.

Empress's mission is to destroy the Orbital Elevator that will connect the moon and the Earth with each other before it can be completed by Artemis. If it is completed, then hordes of giant mechanized forces being mass-produced on the moon will descend upon the Earth. Those who stand in her way are her supposed allies, Dead Master and Strength; the Unmanned Forces led by Artemis; and Smiley of the Education Institution.

Empress and the Colonel head for the elevator in the midst of various intersecting objectives. What awaits them at their destination is...[4][5]

Characters[]

Main Characters[]

Character Name Japanese VA English VA
Empress Yui Ishikawa Courtney Lin
Dead Master Saori Hayami Dawn M. Bennett
Strength Megumi Han Anzu Lawson

Supporting Characters[]

Character Name Japanese VA English VA
Colonel Takuya Kirimoto Todd Haberkorn
Monica Kaburagi Ayako Asai Miley Yamamoto
Black Trike Misaki Kuno Reba Buhr
Smiley Tomokazu Sugita Kaiji Tang
Lunatic Akane Tomonaga Monique Shi
Norito Saya Horigome Stephanie Komure
Miya Asuka Ito Jennie Kwan
Charlotte Yō Taichi Risa Mei
Momiji Eri Suzuki Risa Mei
Bolt Junichi Yanagita David Jordan Chen
Andy Katsuyuki Konishi David Jordan Chen
Jessica Ryōko Tanaka Reba Buhr
Isana Kei Mizusawa Stephanie Wong

Episode Guide[]

# Title screen Title Original airdate
1 BRS DF EP1-160 The Good, The Bad & The Mechanics April 03, 2022
2 BRS DF EP2-109 Shooter Meets Hacker April 10, 2022
3 BRS DF EP3-130 Master Sniper April 17, 2022
4 BRS DF EP4-033 Black falls down a hole April 24, 2022
5 BRS DF EP5-028 Drink because you are happy May 01, 2022
6 BRS DF EP6-053 Collapse May 08, 2022
7 BRS DF EP7-035 Peacebuilding Force Memorial Library May 15, 2022
8 BRS DF EP8-047 Crossing Iron Oceans May 22, 2022
9 BRS DF EP9-049 Half Mechanic May 29, 2022
10 BRS DF EP10-034 Titanomachia June 5, 2022
11 BRS DF EP11-030 The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress June 12, 2022
12 BRS DF EP12-005 Black Rock Shooter June 19, 2022
Recap Memories of the Journey June 26, 2022

Production Staff[]

A list of main production staff was released on October 8, 2021[6][7][8] which was updated December 25, 2021 to include the OP artist and main cast:[6]

  • Director: Tensho
  • Series Composition/Script: Makoto Fukami
  • Series Composition Cooperation/Script: Ryo Yoshigami
  • Character Design/Chief Animation Supervisor: Masayuki Nonaka, You Nakagawa
  • Original Character Design: huke
  • Concept Design: Rui Tomono, Makoto Ishiwata (Nitroplus), Yojo Ota (Nitroplus)
  • Production: Bibury Animation Studio, Bibury Animation CG
  • Opening Theme "ASEED" Lyrics/Composition/Arrangement: ZAQ
  • Ending Theme "Before the Nightmare" Kanako Takatsuki
  • Cast: Yui Ishikawa (Empress), Saori Hayami (Dead Master), Megumi Han (Strength)

Development[]

Hiroyasu Shinohara of TMS Entertainment had previously worked with screenwriter Makoto Fukami on Resident Evil: Vendetta, and when Shinohara asked Fukami what he would like to work on next, Fukami mentioned Black★Rock Shooter, as he really likes the 2012 version of the anime and collects Black★Rock Shooter-related merchandise. However, as it was difficult to produce a sequel for the said anime, Fukami wanted to find a different way to interpret huke's original work.

Realizing that there were no motorbike merchandise available for Black★Rock Shooter, Shinohara and Fukami decided to produce an anime featuring motorbikes in wilderness, something akin to Mad Max: Fury Road. huke and Tensho also contributed towards DAWN FALL's initial planning.

The background settings for DAWN FALL was decided since the beginning of development, but as it was deemed unsuitable to portray them smoothly in anime format, Fukami wrote a prequel named Black★★Rock Shooter BEFORE DAWN to help explain some of the lore set in the anime.[9]

Other media[]

Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL has collaborated with multiple social network games in the form of time-limited events, namely Black Moon Extended,[10][11] Figure Fantasy,[12] Grand Summoners,[13] and Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT.[14] Project SEKAI COLORFUL STAGE! also featured a time-limited tie-in by distributing a virtual avatar as a log-in bonus to commemorate the anime's airing.[15]

Gallery[]

Full Article: Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL/Gallery

External links[]

References[]

  1. TVアニメ『ブラック★★ロックシューター DAWN FALL』公式 [@project_brsDF] (September 16, 2021). https://twitter.com/project_brsDF/status/1438337379564097538. Twitter.
  2. TVアニメ『ブラック★★ロックシューター DAWN FALL』公式 [@project_brsDF] (February 11, 2022). https://twitter.com/project_brsDF/status/1492075950326128654. Twitter.
  3. "ディズニープラス、アジア太平洋地域の意欲的なコンテンツラインナップを発表!オリジナル作品を含む新作が続々登場". Disney+ Japanese official website. Published on October 14, 2021. Retrieved on October 15, 2021.
  4. "Introduction". Story - TVアニメ『ブラック★★ロックシューター DAWN FALL』公式サイト. Published on April 23, 2021. Retrieved on April 23, 2021.
  5. "Watch BLACK ROCK SHOOTER DAWN FALL". Disney+. Retrieved on April 28, 2022.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "STAFF". Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL Official Website. Retrieved on October 9, 2021.
  7. TVアニメ『ブラック★★ロックシューター DAWN FALL』公式 [@project_brsDF] (October 8, 2021). https://twitter.com/project_brsDF/status/1446331353310502914. Twitter.
  8. "バイブリーアニメーションスタジオで「ブラック★★ロックシューター DAWN FALL」の制作が決定しました!". Bibury Animation Studios Official Website. Published on October 8, 2021. Retrieved on October 9, 2021.
  9. "深見真「好きだから手掛けてみたかった」 TVアニメ『ブラック★★ロックシューター DAWN FALL』対談インタビュー". Hobby JAPAN Web. Published on April 27, 2022. Retrieved on June 27, 2022.
  10. "《黑月》x《黑岩射手》联动起航". 九游. Published on May 11, 2022. Retrieved on December 19, 2022.
  11. "《黑月》黑岩射手:黎明降临 动漫第二期活动揭秘". 九游. Published on June 14, 2022. Retrieved on December 19, 2022.
  12. Figure Fantasy Official [@FigureFantasy] (August 26, 2022). https://twitter.com/FigureFantasy/status/1563119066071457794. Twitter.
  13. Grand Summoners [@GRDSMN_GLOBAL] (September 23, 2022). https://twitter.com/GRDSMN_GLOBAL/status/1573205528939044864. Twitter.
  14. ブラック★ロックシューター FRAGMENT【公式】 [@brs_fragment] (December 6, 2022). https://twitter.com/brs_fragment/status/1600097225631145984. Twitter.
  15. "「プロジェクトセカイ」,アニメ「ブラック★★ロックシューター DAWN FALL」放送記念タイアップを開催". 4Gamer.net. Published on May 10, 2022. Retrieved on December 19, 2022.
Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL
Characters Ahmed Kanu (BD) • AndyBlack TrikeBoltCamila (BD) • CharlotteColonelDead MasterEmpressGeorgius (BD) • Hermit (BD) • IsanaJessicaLuna Griffith (BD) • LunaticMiyaMomijiMonica KaburagiNoritoSmileyStrength
Vehicles Black TrikeDead Master's MotorbikeStrength's Buggy
Locations Lighthouse No. 1Lighthouse No. 8
Terminology ArcheArtemisChivalrous Thieves Group (BD) • Education InstitutionHemiteos UnitIron OceanMoon FlakeOrbital ElevatorOverdrive KeyPeacebuilding ForcesProject ElysionUnmanned Forces
Music ASEEDBefore the NightmareBlack★Rock Shooter (song)
Related Media Black★★Rock Shooter BEFORE DAWNBlack★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL (yonkoma)
Black★Rock Shooter Series
Anime Black★Rock Shooter (Pilot Edition)Black★Rock Shooter (OVA)Black★Rock Shooter (TV Anime)Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL
Manga Black Rock-chanBlack★Rock Shooter: Innocent Soul
Games Puchitto Rock ShooterPuchitto★Rock Shooter: Pursue the Mystery of the Sexy PlanetBlack★Rock Shooter THE GAMEBlack★Rock Shooter ARCANABlack★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT
Other Black★Rock Shooter (original concept)Black★Rock Shooter (song)hukeMerchandisesupercell
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