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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' 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 voice actor
Empress Yui Ishikawa
Dead Master Saori Hayami
Strength Megumi Han

Supporting Characters[]

Character Name Japanese voice actor
Monica Kaburagi Ayako Asai
Colonel David Takuya Kirimoto
Black Trike Misaki Kuno
Smiley Tomokazu Sugita
Lunatic Akane Tomonaga
Norito Saya Horigome
Miya Asuka Ito
Charlotte Yō Taichi
Momiji Eri Suzuki
Bolt Junichi Yanagita
Andy Katsuyuki Konishi
Jessica Ryōko Tanaka
Isana Kei Mizusawa

Episode Guide[]

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

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.
Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL
Characters EmpressDead MasterStrength
ColonelMonica KaburagiBlack TrikeSmileyLunaticNoritoMiyaCharlotte
MomijiBoltAndyJessicaIsana
Locations Iron OceanLighthouse No. 8
Terminology ArcheArtemisEducation InstitutionHemiteos UnitOrbital Elevator
Peacebuilding ForcesProject ElysionUnmanned Forces
Music ASEEDBefore the Nightmare
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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