History Anime / BlackRockShooter

20th Sep '16 10:18:36 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* ActionGirl:
** [[EvilCounterpart Also,]] DarkActionGirl.

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* ActionGirl:
ActionGirl: The titular Black★Rock Shooter.
** [[EvilCounterpart Also,]] DarkActionGirl.DarkActionGirl for Dead Master.



** MoodWhiplash: The various scenes and transition can lead you to that, as well.
* ArtShift: Whenever it changes world.

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** MoodWhiplash: The various scenes and transition can lead you to that, this, as well.
* ArtShift: Whenever it changes world.between worlds.



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: One interpretation of what's going on.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: One A possible interpretation of what's going on.



* ChessWithDeath: [[spoiler: In order to save Yomi without killing her, Mato/BRS had to take a gambit in which she was taken to Dead Master's castle ''after'' the latter feels that she has already won.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: little Hiro Kuroi. You see him a total of three times: waking up in his bed, telling Mato dinner is ready, and eating dinner with his family. These scenes are very brief and don't effect the plot, so it shouldn't be a surprise if you mention Hiro and no one knows who you are referring to.

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* ChessWithDeath: [[spoiler: In order to save Yomi without killing her, Mato/BRS had to take a gambit in which she was is taken to Dead Master's castle ''after'' the latter feels that she has already won.]]
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: little Little Hiro Kuroi. You see him a total of three times: waking up in his bed, telling Mato dinner is ready, and eating dinner with his family. These scenes are very brief and don't effect the plot, so it shouldn't be a surprise if you mention Hiro him and no one knows who you are referring to.



* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Yomi - in a rare case where the DamselInDistress is ''also'' (partially, maybe) the kidnapper.]]

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* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Yomi - in a rare case where the DamselInDistress is ''also'' (partially, maybe) (partially) the kidnapper.]]



* FoeYay: [[invoked]]Sort of, with small implications. If you consider Mato and Yomi "enemies", then yes. [[spoiler:Possible (maybe) with that embrace of Dead Master from B★RS.]]
** Definitely Dead Master at being absolutely tickled at having B★RS [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty in chains]]. [[spoiler: Well, maybe it's Yomi, not Dead Master.]]

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* FoeYay: [[invoked]]Sort [[invoked]] Sort of, with small implications. If you consider Mato and Yomi "enemies", then yes. [[spoiler:Possible (maybe) [[spoiler:Possiblly with that embrace of Dead Master from B★RS.]]
** Definitely Dead Master at being is absolutely tickled at having B★RS [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty in chains]]. [[spoiler: Well, maybe it's Yomi, not Dead Master.]]



* FriendlessBackground: Yomi.
* GenkiGirl: Yuu, arguably Mato.
* GirlishPigtails: Mato. Black★Rock Shooter has [[RapunzelHair longer ones.]] [[spoiler: Fitting, as they seem to be the same person.]]

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* FriendlessBackground: Yomi.
Yomi, due to her being a NewTransferStudent after staying in Geemany for many years.
* GenkiGirl: Yuu, arguably Mato.
Yuu is equal parts cheerful, energetic and oblivious. Mato counts as well, but to a lesser extent.
* GirlishPigtails: Mato.Mato wears her hair in short pigtails. Black★Rock Shooter has [[RapunzelHair longer ones.]] [[spoiler: Fitting, as they seem to be the same person.]]



* GreenEyes: Yomi has the only green eyes in their school, coupling with GreenEyedMonster when Yomi grows jealous of Mato and Yuu's friendship [[spoiler: strengthening Dead Master's grip on her.]]
* GreyAndGreyMorality: People tend to forget that while most would think of Black★Rock Shooter as "good" and Dead Master as "evil", all of the "other selves" are in fact morally ambiguous since we don't know what their motives are.
** Shooter is the [[DesignatedHero "hero"]] by virtue of [[spoiler:being attuned to Mato, who just wants to save her friend]]. But that's about it as far as justifications go.

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* GreenEyes: Yomi has the only green eyes in their school, coupling school. This is coupled with GreenEyedMonster when Yomi grows jealous of Mato and Yuu's friendship friendship, [[spoiler: strengthening Dead Master's grip on her.]]
* GreyAndGreyMorality: People tend to forget that while While most would think of Black★Rock Shooter as "good" and Dead Master as "evil", all of the "other selves" are in fact morally ambiguous since we don't know what their motives are.
** Shooter B&#9733RS is the [[DesignatedHero "hero"]] by virtue of [[spoiler:being attuned to Mato, who just wants to save her friend]]. But that's about it as far as justifications go.



* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Dead Master chaining Black★Rock Shooter in her throne room.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Kana Hanazawa Is About To Shoot You]]: [[http://archive.today/CK2iJ One of the posters]] depicts B★RS pointing her cannon at the viewer.

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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Dead Master chaining chains Black★Rock Shooter in her throne room.
* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Kana Hanazawa Is About To Shoot You]]: SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: [[http://archive.today/CK2iJ One of the posters]] depicts B★RS pointing her cannon at the viewer.



* LateForSchool: Averted, Mato even gets to enjoy her toast at the table without hurrying and Mato's mother putting a {{lampshade}} on it. She does almost miss the train because she's visiting her special place, but the train is on time and it's at school on time she meets Yomi.

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* LateForSchool: Averted, Mato even gets to enjoy her toast at the table without hurrying and Mato's mother putting a {{lampshade}} on it. She does almost miss the train because she's visiting her special place, but the train is on time and it's at school on time when she meets Yomi.



* LuminescentBlush: Happens a lot to Mato when interacting with Yomi.

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* LuminescentBlush: Happens a lot to Mato when interacting she interacts with Yomi.



** [[Manga/GaRei Yep, definitely reminds you of someone.]]
* MissingTrailerScene



* MythologyGag: Before the PV was released and the character rose to fame, Black Rock Shooter had much shorter twin tails. Three guesses as to who uses this design now (first two donít count).

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* MythologyGag: Before the PV was released and the character rose to fame, Black Rock Shooter had much shorter twin tails. Three guesses as to who uses this design now (first (the first two donít count).



* PsychoticSmirk: Dead Master, all the time.

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* PsychoticSmirk: Dead Master, Master sports this all the time.



* ShoutOut: If you're familiar with both series, you might find a few odd similarities with ''Anime/GaReiZero'' than as can be explained as pure coincidence...
** The two schoolgirls Kagura befriends in ''Anime/GaReiZero'' are practically proto- Mato and Yomi. You have the dark-haired, quiet, kindly Oujo and the shorter, more hot-headed one who speaks before they think and has no concept of solving problems subtly.
** Thirdly, ''Yuu''. In both series, the character Yuu serves a wedge between the two main characters, be it unintentionally (BR:S Yuu) or unknowingly (GR:Z Yuu). They also have the same name and hair colour, even though one's an old man and the other's a midget GenkiGirl.
** In the same vein, this could make Yomi, Mato, and Yuu {{Exp|y}}ies.



* SuperPoweredEvilSide: A possible explanation for Yomi's connection to Dead Master.

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* SuperPoweredEvilSide: A possible explanation for Yomi's [[spoiler:Yomi's connection to Dead Master.Master]]



** [[spoiler:Along with most of the media (even see that picture above).]]

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** [[spoiler:Along [[spoiler:Done along with most of the media (even see (see that picture above).]]



* AdaptationExpansion: Compared to the OVA.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Compared to the OVA.OVA, the anime has a more complicated plot.



* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Insane Black Rock Shooter tearing her own arm off.]]

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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Insane Black Rock Shooter tearing tears her own arm off when Black Gold Saw injures it. She takes revenge by shooting Black Gold Saw's arm off.]]



* BladeLock: B★RS does this [[MexicanStandoff with each other other-world character]] in the OP credits.

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* BladeLock: B★RS does this [[MexicanStandoff with each other other-world character]] character excluding herself]] in the OP credits.



* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:Yuu]][[note]][[spoiler:The real one, that is.]][[/note]] opt to become one, due to the soul-crushing situation of her life.

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* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:Yuu]][[note]][[spoiler:The [[spoiler:Yuu. The real one, that is.]][[/note]] opt is,]] opted to become one, due to the soul-crushing situation of her life.



* FirstNameBasis: Mato using Yomi's first name with Kagari in earshot causes [[VillainousBreakdown some problems]]. Even so, Yomi also uses Mato's first name shortly afterward.

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* FirstNameBasis: Mato using Yomi's first name with Kagari in earshot causes [[VillainousBreakdown some problems]]. Even so, Yomi also uses Mato's first name shortly afterward.



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The episodes are named after parts of the original Vocaloid song.
** Some themes and [[WaxingLyrical spoken lines]] come from it, as well.

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The episodes are named after parts of the original Vocaloid song.
**
song. Some themes and [[WaxingLyrical spoken lines]] come from it, as well.



** In the OVA, Mato and Yomi attend an all-girl's school, so it's natural there are no male characters there. In the anime, male characters/students exist, but just aren't the focus since the story revolves around the relationships and issues young girls have with each other.

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** In the OVA, Mato and Yomi attend an all-girl's all-girls school, so it's natural there are no male characters there. In the anime, male characters/students exist, but just aren't the focus since the story revolves around the relationships and issues young girls have with each other.



* LateForSchool: Invoked by Mato and immediately deconstructed when the bread rips and falls out of her mouth once she starts running.
* LayeredWorld: Much more apparent than the OVA.

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* LateForSchool: Invoked by Mato and is immediately deconstructed when the bread rips and falls out of her mouth once she starts running.
* LayeredWorld: Much more apparent than the OVA. The other-selves move from one world to another by sinking through the ground.



* MeaningfulName: More so than the OVA (see below); the third trailer hints that there will be more wordplay on Yomi's surname of "little birds playing".
* MexicanStandoff: Each other-world character does this in a circle during OP credits.

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* MeaningfulName: More so than the OVA (see below); the third trailer hints that there will be is more wordplay on Yomi's surname of "little birds playing".
* MexicanStandoff: Each The other-world character does this characters (B★RS>Chariot>DM>STR>B★GS>B★RS) are in a circle during the OP credits.



* {{Mooks}}: The zombie robots in Dead Master's realm.
** GiantMook: And there is a gigantic two-headed version of them.

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* {{Mooks}}: The zombie robots army of reanimated skeletons in Dead Master's realm.
** GiantMook: And there is They form into a gigantic two-headed version of them.with the two huge skulls serving as its heads.



* NightmareFuel: {{Invoked}} in the storybook. It ends with the little bird blackens and dies. Who on earth would write a book like that for kids?! Mato's reaction is writing a FixFic at the last, blank page of it.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Everyone.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Only the start and end of the fight between [[spoiler:Black Gold Saw and Insane Black Rock Shooter]] is actually shown. A great deal of it is implied to be taking place while the audience is watching Saya and Yuu talk.

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* NightmareFuel: {{Invoked}} in the storybook. It ends with the little bird blackens turning black and dies. dying. Who on earth would write a book like that for kids?! Mato's reaction is writing to write a FixFic at on the last, blank last page of it.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Everyone.
''Everyone''.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Only the start beginning and end of the fight between [[spoiler:Black Gold Saw and Insane Black Rock Shooter]] is are actually shown. A great deal of it is implied to be taking place while the audience is watching Saya and Yuu talk.



* OutOfClothesExperience: Mato and Strength are given this treatment when they're connected to their other selves.

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* OutOfClothesExperience: Mato [[spoiler:Mato and Strength are given this treatment when they're connected to their other selves.]]



* TrailersAlwaysLie: [[spoiler: The posters and trailers makes it look like Chariot is an important character, and Strength isn't. It's actually just the opposite.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Even more obvious than in the OVA, what with [[spoiler:Yomi and Dead Master being redesigned to wear glasses. The website makes a token attempt to avert this by not revealing the voice actors for the "other selves"]].
** To be honest, 95% of the people who are watching it have seen the OVA or would have guessed in all of, oh, I don't know, 5 minutes maybe. The series' only worse-kept secret is that [[spoiler:Mato is BRS]].

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* TrailersAlwaysLie: [[spoiler: The posters and trailers makes it look like Chariot is an important character, and Strength isn't. It's actually just the opposite.]]
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Even more obvious than in the OVA, what with [[spoiler:Yomi and Dead Master being redesigned to wear glasses. OVA. The website makes a token attempt to avert this by not revealing the voice actors for the "other selves"]].
** To be honest, 95% of the people who are watching it have seen the OVA or would have guessed in all of, oh, I don't know, 5 minutes maybe. The series' only worse-kept secret is that [[spoiler:Mato is BRS]].
selves".



* TrippyFinaleSyndrome: It doesn't quite go to GainaxEnding because it's actually pretty darn comprehensible, [[spoiler: [[UnexplainedRecovery Unexplained Recoveries]] aside.]]

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* TrippyFinaleSyndrome: It doesn't quite go extend to GainaxEnding because it's actually pretty darn comprehensible, [[spoiler: [[UnexplainedRecovery Unexplained Recoveries]] aside.]]



** The cake goes to this line in Episode 7: [[spoiler:"Your greeting is rather late, Mato Kuroi. I see my Strength has been relying on you...My name is Yuu Koutari. Strength is down here right now, just as you are."]]

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** The cake goes to this This line in Episode 7: 7 takes the cake: [[spoiler:"Your greeting is rather late, Mato Kuroi. I see my Strength has been relying on you...My name is Yuu Koutari. Strength is down here right now, just as you are."]]



* WorldOfSymbolism: And this time they aren't even subtle about it.
** MindScrew

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* WorldOfSymbolism: [[MindScrew And this time they aren't even subtle about it.
** MindScrew
it.]]
24th Jul '16 6:46:40 PM craigj
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** In episode 7 when Hiroyuki Imaishi is in full swing, he also sneaks in Creator/StudioGainax homages. [[spoiler:Strength strikes a comically exaggerated [[BadassArmFold Gainaxstance]] and B★RS [[CoolBoard sword surfs]] like it's Daicon VI]].

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** In episode 7 when Hiroyuki Imaishi is in full swing, he also sneaks in Creator/StudioGainax homages. [[spoiler:Strength strikes a comically exaggerated [[BadassArmFold Gainaxstance]] and B★RS [[CoolBoard sword surfs]] like it's Daicon VI]].''Daicon VI''. Or 5.5 until another Gainax alumni makes ''[[Anime/JapanAnimatorExpo Casette Girl]]''.]]
26th Nov '15 3:52:51 PM nombretomado
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* DVDBonusContent: The DVD has an additional Stop Motion video set to a remix of supercell's "Black Rock Shooter" song by [[Music/LinkinPark Joe Hahn.]] (He's worked with anime before, like ''SamuraiChamploo.'')

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* DVDBonusContent: The DVD has an additional Stop Motion video set to a remix of supercell's "Black Rock Shooter" song by [[Music/LinkinPark Joe Hahn.]] (He's worked with anime before, like ''SamuraiChamploo.''Anime/SamuraiChamploo.'')
26th Nov '15 9:43:02 AM ecuvulle6267
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Added DiffLines:

* EmptyShell: [[spoiler:Yuu]][[note]][[spoiler:The real one, that is.]][[/note]] opt to become one, due to the soul-crushing situation of her life.
14th Sep '15 4:53:20 PM SenselessPi
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Added DiffLines:

**In the OVA, Mato and Yomi attend an all-girl's school, so it's natural there are no male characters there. In the anime, male characters/students exist, but just aren't the focus since the story revolves around the relationships and issues young girls have with each other.
19th Aug '15 6:33:42 AM Willbyr
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* DVDBonusContent: The DVD has an additional Stop Motion video set to a remix of supercell's "Black Rock Shooter" song by [[LinkinPark Joe Hahn.]] (He's worked with anime before, like ''SamuraiChamploo.'')

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* DVDBonusContent: The DVD has an additional Stop Motion video set to a remix of supercell's "Black Rock Shooter" song by [[LinkinPark [[Music/LinkinPark Joe Hahn.]] (He's worked with anime before, like ''SamuraiChamploo.'')



* GirlishPigtails: Mato. Black★Rock Shooter has [[{{RapunzelHair}} longer ones.]] [[spoiler: Fitting, as they seem to be the same person.]]

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* GirlishPigtails: Mato. Black★Rock Shooter has [[{{RapunzelHair}} [[RapunzelHair longer ones.]] [[spoiler: Fitting, as they seem to be the same person.]]



* OjouRinglets: Yomi and Dead Master. [[spoiler: [[{{ItWasHisSled}} Guess what]].]]

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* OjouRinglets: Yomi and Dead Master. [[spoiler: [[{{ItWasHisSled}} [[ItWasHisSled Guess what]].]]



* PunnyName: Yomi's surname is written as "Kotori-Asobi" ("little birds playing") but is pronouced "Takanashi" ("no hawks"). [[{{DontExplainTheJoke}} 'Cause there aren't any hawks where little birds play, get it?]]
** Believe it or not, it's an ''[[TruthInTelevision actual surname]]''. A variant of the same pun is used in ''{{Working}}''.

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* PunnyName: Yomi's surname is written as "Kotori-Asobi" ("little birds playing") but is pronouced "Takanashi" ("no hawks"). [[{{DontExplainTheJoke}} [[DontExplainTheJoke 'Cause there aren't any hawks where little birds play, get it?]]
** Believe it or not, it's an ''[[TruthInTelevision actual surname]]''. A variant of the same pun is used in ''{{Working}}''.''Manga/{{Working}}''.



** In the same vein, this could make Yomi, Mato, and Yuu [[{{Expy}} Expies]].

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** In the same vein, this could make Yomi, Mato, and Yuu [[{{Expy}} Expies]].{{Exp|y}}ies.



-->'''B★RS/[[spoiler:Mato]]''': [[{{CrowningMomentOfAwesome}} I am...Black Rock Shooter]].

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-->'''B★RS/[[spoiler:Mato]]''': [[{{CrowningMomentOfAwesome}} [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I am...Black Rock Shooter]].



* TheStinger: [[spoiler:After Yomi is saved...we see Yuu walking towards the two with [[{{Face Framed In Shadow}} darkness on her face]], HiddenEyes and and a DarkReprise...]]

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* TheStinger: [[spoiler:After Yomi is saved...we see Yuu walking towards the two with [[{{Face Framed In Shadow}} [[FaceFramedInShadow darkness on her face]], HiddenEyes and and a DarkReprise...]]
22nd Jul '15 2:55:50 AM crashkey
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* MixAndMatch: ''VideoGame/DarkSeed'' meets ''Series/TwinPeaks''
9th Jun '15 4:18:17 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: If you're familiar with both series, you might find a few odd similarities with GaReiZero than as can be explained as pure coincidence...
** The two schoolgirls Kagura befriends in GaReiZero are practically proto- Mato and Yomi. You have the dark-haired, quiet, kindly Oujo and the shorter, more hot-headed one who speaks before they think and has no concept of solving problems subtly.

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* ShoutOut: If you're familiar with both series, you might find a few odd similarities with GaReiZero ''Anime/GaReiZero'' than as can be explained as pure coincidence...
** The two schoolgirls Kagura befriends in GaReiZero ''Anime/GaReiZero'' are practically proto- Mato and Yomi. You have the dark-haired, quiet, kindly Oujo and the shorter, more hot-headed one who speaks before they think and has no concept of solving problems subtly.
11th May '15 10:43:53 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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** In episode 7 when Hiroyuki Imaishi is in full swing, he also sneaks in {{Studio Gainax}} homages. [[spoiler:Strength strikes a comically exaggerated [[BadassArmFold Gainaxstance]] and B★RS [[CoolBoard sword surfs]] like it's Daicon VI]].

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** In episode 7 when Hiroyuki Imaishi is in full swing, he also sneaks in {{Studio Gainax}} Creator/StudioGainax homages. [[spoiler:Strength strikes a comically exaggerated [[BadassArmFold Gainaxstance]] and B★RS [[CoolBoard sword surfs]] like it's Daicon VI]].
23rd Jun '14 4:36:01 AM WitchHunterRobin
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* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Kana Hanazawa Is About To Shoot You]]: [[http://www.hobbystock.jp/item/view/goods_img/HBY-AVD-00000662.0.jpg One of the posters]] depicts B★RS pointing her cannon at the viewer.

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* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Kana Hanazawa Is About To Shoot You]]: [[http://www.hobbystock.jp/item/view/goods_img/HBY-AVD-00000662.0.jpg [[http://archive.today/CK2iJ One of the posters]] depicts B★RS pointing her cannon at the viewer.
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