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Black★Rock Shooter is an original character designed by huke. The character later became the basis for the song of the same name and subsequent media franchise.

Concept[]

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]

History[]

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.

References[]

  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)". ASCII.jp. 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)". ASCII.jp. Published on August 28, 2009. Retrieved on September 23, 2021.
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