Black Rock Shooter Wiki

Black★Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター, Burakku★Rokku Shūtā) is an original character designed by huke. The character later became the basis for the song of the same name and subsequent media franchise.


There is very little setting for Black★Rock Shooter at the time of the character's creation; the only lore available on the illustration's description is that she can shoot 20 rocks per second.[1] Despite common misconception, huke confirmed in an interview with ORICON NEWS that Black★Rock Shooter is not a variation of Hatsune Miku, but an original character of his own design.[2] At the time of the character's creation he only wanted to draw a girl holding a weapon.[3]

In response to a blog comment asking if Black★Rock Shooter is not Hatsune Miku, huke estimated his character to be around 15 years old, which is one year younger than the Vocaloid character.[4]


huke uploaded the illustration to Pixiv and his personal blog on December 26, 2007.[1][5]

At the time, huke was experimenting with different art styles to gauge reaction and feedback. He noticed that his illustrations with blackish colors gained the most attention, and among them, Black★Rock Shooter stood out the most. The highly positive reception for Black★Rock Shooter helped to lift huke from artist's slump.[6]

Songwriter ryo of supercell was inspired by the illustration, and he approached huke to make a music video on Black★Rock Shooter together as a collaborative project.[2][6] huke then joined supercell and provided artwork and animations for the video.[3] The music video, which was also named "Black★Rock Shooter", was uploaded to Niconico (then known as Nico Nico Douga) on June 13, 2008.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "ブラック★ロックシューター". Pixiv. Published on December 26, 2007. Retrieved on September 23, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "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)". Published on August 28, 2009. Retrieved on September 23, 2021.
  4. "BRS歌ってみた". HWB (huke's personal blog). Published on June 15, 2008. Retrieved on September 27, 2021.
  5. "ブラック★ロックシューター". HWB (huke's personal blog). Published on December 26, 2007. Retrieved on September 23, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "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」 (3/5)". Published on August 28, 2009. Retrieved on September 23, 2021.
Original Creations by huke
BRS-related Concept Characters Black★Devil GirlBlack★Gold SawBlack★MatagiBlack★Rock ShooterBlack★Rock Shooter BEASTDead MasterInsane Black★Rock ShooterStrength
Other Characters Dragon SlayerInfinite Range Maid
Works Black★Rock Shooter (song)BLK
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