New Black Rock Shooter Trailer

This is what the earlier screencaps were from. This trailer was premiered at Anime Expo a few weeks ago as well as the Japan Expo in France a short time ago. This looks totally awesome even though I have no idea what the story will be about.

The ‘Original Animation DVD’ project will also be streamed online for free later this month.

Black Rock Shooter OVA to be in 7 Languages

At a preview screening in Akihabara a few days ago, the producers of the Black Rock Shooter anime revealed that the DVD release will have subtitles in seven different languages.

This is in addition to the announcement that the OVA will be bundled together with various anime-related magazines for free beginning with Hobby Japan on the 24th.

The producers also revealed that the script of the 50 minute OVA was co-written by author Nagaru Tanigawa (the author of the Suzumiya Haruhi light novels) and the director Shinobu Yoshioka.

The Black Rock Shooter official website also revealed that the theme song of the OVA will be performed by The Gomband and entitled ‘Braveheart’.

Black Rock Shooter OVA Information

The animated adaptation of Huke’s character Black Rock Shooter is still set to be released as a single-episode Original Video Animation which will run about 50 minutes long but it has been delayed by one month. The OVA will be bundled together (for free) with the Japanese magazines Monthly Hobby Japan, Megami, and Animedia.

Instead of shipping on June 25th, the Black Rock Shooter OVA will instead ship on July 24th. The anime will also be streamed for free online.

Also, the voice actresses for the two main leads have also been announced. Kana Hanazawa will play Mato Kuroi (Black Rock Shooter) and Miyuki Sawashiro will play Yomi Takanashi (Dead Master). I still wanted this to be a full-fledged TV anime but I will also happly take a really well done OVA.

Evangelion Under the Bridge

I’m not entirely sure of the context of this video, but it seems as though sometime over the weekend a number of new releases were advertised in a very eccentric manner under the name ‘Art Under the Bridge’. Namely, large posters of each new release were placed underneath a series of bridges along the Shinmachi river in Tokushima. A number of new works were advertised in this way, including several shows to be aired in the upcoming summer and fall seasons in Japan, but it was Evangelion and Black Rock Shooter which stood out the most to me. The ‘under the bridge’ poster for Evangelion was the most recent in the series of ‘sketch’ promotional posters that have been released for the film since it opened in theaters last June. This time the focus of the image was upon Shinji and Rei’s ’embrace’ scene found at the end of the film. The Black Rock Shooter poster featured the title character as well as the lead antagonist, ‘Dead Master’, as well as some small screenshots of the upcoming work. The Black Rock Shooter anime project is apparently going to be released for free online and through a few different magazines such as Animage and Megami during a longer promotional event later this summer.

A few more pictures of this event are shown at the Gigazine website (in Japanese: