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Originally an illustration and a music video, Black★Rock Shooter has become a media franchise featuring multiple official derivative works that are based on huke's original character of the same name, including anime, games, manga, and physical merchandise.

Media franchise timeline[]

For Black★Rock Shooter merchandise release dates, see Merchandise.
2007 Original illustration
2008 Black★Rock Shooter (song)
2009 Black★Rock Shooter -Pilot Edition-
2010 Black★Rock Shooter (OVA)
2011 Black Rock-chan
Puchitto★Rock Shooter
Black★Rock Shooter: Innocent Soul
Black★Rock Shooter THE GAME
Black★Rock Shooter THE GAME (manga)
2012 Black★Rock Shooter THE GAME (yonkoma)
Black★Rock Shooter (TV Anime)
Puchitto★Rock Shooter: Pursue the Mystery of the Sexy Planet
Maya-tan's Earth Destruction Diary
Black★Rock Shooter ARCANA
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022 Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL
Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL (yonkoma)
Black★★Rock Shooter BEFORE DAWN
Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT
2023 Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT EPISODE: STRIKERS

History[]

Songwriter ryo decided to compose a song for Black★Rock Shooter when he saw huke's illustration and became inspired by the character's design.[1][2] The resultant music video surpassed 1 million views within four months since its upload date on June 13, 2008. This caught the attention of Good Smile Company, a manufacturing company of figures and other hobby goods, which then partnered with huke to further develop Black★Rock Shooter into a media franchise.[3] Good Smile Company revealed its first Black★Rock Shooter figure in Wonderful Hobby Life for You!! 9 in February 2009.[4]

The president and CEO of Good Smile Company Takanori Aki contacted then founder of Ordet studio Yutaka Yamamoto to produce animation based on the song and its music video. In September 2009 Ordet released Black★Rock Shooter -Pilot Edition- - a preview of what would become the full original video animation in 2010.[3][5]

2011 and 2012 saw much expansion to the media franchise. Major works included manga series, PSP game, and TV animated series. Although each work's plot and setting are independent from each other, they all share Black★Rock Shooter as the central element in different names and appearances. As a trademark holder Good Smile Company also released various merchandise for Black★Rock Shooter up to 2014.

On September 16 2021 the OVA website was revamped into an official portal site, and a new TV anime series named Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL was also announced on the same day.[6][7] On the original character illustration's 14th anniversary, G2 Studios announced the development of a mobile game for iOS and Android named Black★Rock Shooter FRAGMENT, which is scheduled to debut for Japanese market in Autumn 2022, with international release to follow sometime in 2023.[8][9]

Other Appearances[]

Black★Rock Shooter and the related characters also make appearance as playable assets in several games, including but not limited to Nendoroid Generation,[10] Weiß Schwarz,[11] Chaos TCG Online,[12] Lord of Vermilion Re:2,[13] Witch Arms,[14] and Punishing: Gray Raven.[15]

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References[]

  1. "流行りモノ調査隊 ♯54 『話題のネットスター PART2』". ORICON NEWS. Published on August 5, 2008. Retrieved on September 23, 2021.
  2. "スランプに悩む自分を変えた「ブラック★ロックシューター」 (4/5)". ASCII.jp. Published on August 28, 2009. Retrieved on September 23, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hobby Japan (Aug. 2010 Issue). Hobby Japan. p. 218.
  4. "新作多数! グッスマの展示会「ワンホビ9」開催!". ASCII.jp. Published on February 15, 2009. Retrieved on October 5, 2021.
  5. "BLACK ROCK SHOOTER -PILOT Edition-". GOOD SMILE COMPANY Official Website. Retrieved on October 5, 2021.
  6. "BLACK ROCK SHOOTER Portal Site Opens". BLACK ROCK SHOOTER Portal Site. Published on September 16, 2021. Retrieved on October 19, 2021.
  7. "New Anime Project “BLACK★★ROCK SHOOTER: DAWN FALL” Announced". BLACK ROCK SHOOTER Portal Site. Published on September 16, 2021. Retrieved on October 19, 2021.
  8. "“B★RS”の新ゲームプロジェクト始動。「ブラック★ロックシューター FRAGMENT」ティザービジュアル&公式サイトが公開に". 4Gamer.net. Published on December 26, 2020. Retrieved on January 4, 2021.
  9. ブラック★ロックシューター FRAGMENT【公式】 [@brs_fragment] (February 13, 2022). https://twitter.com/brs_fragment/status/1492664839592083458. Twitter.
  10. "「ねんどろいど じぇねれ~しょん」の発売日は2012年2月23日。「ねんどろいどぷらすチャーム」8体を同梱した限定版や初回封入特典の情報が公開に". 4Gamer. Published on September 7, 2011. Retrieved on October 5, 2021.
  11. "エクストラブースター ブラック★ロックシューター". Weiß Schwarz Official Website. Retrieved on October 5, 2021.
  12. "「カオスオンライン」に「ブラック★ロックシューター」のカードが登場". 4Gamer. Published on August 18, 2010. Retrieved on October 5, 2021.
  13. "COLLABORATION(コラボレーション)- ブラック★ロックシューター". Lord of Vermilion Re:2 Official Website. Retrieved on July 7, 2023.
  14. "「ウィッチ・アームス」×「ブラック★ロックシューター」コラボが実施中". 4Gamer. Published on August 10, 2017. Retrieved on April 11, 2022.
  15. "战双帕弥什 X BLACK★ROCK SHOOTER联动预告". 库街区. Published on August 7, 2023. Retrieved on August 7, 2023.
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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