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Drink because you are happy is the fifth episode of Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL. It aired on May 1, 2022.


Norito comes to Strength, who was outside of an isolated bar in the wastelands, throwing up one too many drinks. He begs her to help save his sister, Miya, who had been kidnapped by the Education Institution. Soldiers from the Education Institution then show up, and upon instinctively sensing danger, they forcibly remove Strength's Gigantic Arms. Although Strength avoids being harmed by the enemy, the loss of her Gigantic Arm changes her personality from hostile and aggressive to fearful and cowardly, and both her and Norito flee the scene immediately. The two of them take refuge in an underground air-raid shelter that once belonged to a human army. However, the soldiers of the Education Institution managed to get there before they did. Meanwhile, Empress and her group manage to take control of one of the Education Institution's bases, located several kilometers away. Monica informs Empress that Miya is on the Education Institution's list of abductees.[1]


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Planet Venus in the sky.

  • The episode's title comes from "Omar and the Sacred Vine" in Heretics by G. K. Chesterton: "Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable."
  • In a tweet by Tensho, the director for DAWN FALL, he reveals that the star that Strength fires a distress signal at to ask Empress for help is the planet Venus. Venus is known as Earth's twin star (Tensho makes a reference to this with the two stars in Black★★Rock Shooter DAWN FALL), and the tarot card equivalent to Venus is the Empress.[2]


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)