Synopsis: It isn’t the world you know. There wanders a girl with jet-black hair, ebony clothes, and a strikingly blue, glowing eye. Her name is Black Rock Shooter. With a huge cannon in hand, she throws herself into a fierce battle…
Meanwhile, in another world, middle-school student Mato Kuroi is drawn to Yomi Takanashi, her classmate with an unusual family name. Mato does her best to talk to Yomi, who just won’t open up. Yu Koutari mocks her best friend Mato’s efforts but at the same time, supports her. Mato also finds herself surrounded by other colorful characters at school, like the eccentric school counselor, Saya Irino, and the hot-blooded captain of her club, Arata Kohata.
Then, one day, the window of opportunity opens. After Mato sees that Yomi has her favorite picture book, “Li’l Birds At Play”, they strike up a conversation and Mato is invited to come over to Yomi’s house. There, they gradually break the ice, until a girl in a wheelchair appears. This is Yomi’s best friend, Kagari Izuriha…
Two worlds. Mato and Black Rock Shooter. This is the story of their “pain”.
Pros: Those who are fans of the song will enjoy listening to it each episode. The animation is outstanding and incredibly beautiful. You will enjoy the amazing fight scenes. The characters are also cute.
Cons: The story feels confusing at times as in they could have done a better job clarifying. If you watched the ovas you’ll feel that it is a bit off and will end up favoring one or the other. Don’t watch expecting an in-depth story; it is only 8 episodes.