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''Black★Rock Shooter'' might refer to:
* ''Music/BlackRockShooter'' - The original music video and illustrations which spawned this franchise.
* ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' - An OVA produced by new animation studio Ordet (comprised of people who had left Creator/KyotoAnimation) that was released by stream in July 2010 and the Creator/{{noitaminA}} Winter2012Anime series of the same name, based on the OVA.
* ''VideoGame/BlackRockShooter: The Game'' - an RPG for UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable by Ryu's Office, directed by Ryuta Konuma (who did ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''),
* ''Petite Rock Shooter'', an official web-minigame
* ''Manga/BlackRockShooter: Innocent Soul'' - an AlternateContinuity manga, and ''Black Rock-chan'', a [[{{Yonkoma}} 4koma]] AffectionateParody of the franchise characters.
* ''Black★Rock Shooter Arcana'', a Japan-only social game for [[AndroidGames Android devices]] with TarotMotifs.


All of them [[IncrediblyLamePun star]] [[AlternateContinuity unrelated incarnations]] of the eponymous character.

Not related to [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Blackrock]] [[DeathMountain Mountain]].

Originally, Black★Rock Shooter was a character (she's the girl to the right with the black bikini and long twin tails) created by an artist known as ''huke'', among plenty of other material that he uploaded to his Website/{{Pixiv}} profile. One fateful day ''ryo'', leader of Music/{{Vocaloid}} synthesizer band ''Music/{{Supercell}}'', approached huke to create a song after having been inspired by his work, while also inviting him to join the creative team of the band. This way, the two collaborated on a music video, with huke making some small adjustments to Black★Rock Shooter's design and creating the version known today. Once uploaded on Website/NicoNicoDouga in 2008, and soon after on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsFZxJigepg YouTube]], both the song (performed by Hatsune Miku) and character became a massive success (on the Internet anyway), and in 2009 it was announced that an anime would be made based on an original story created by huke.

Aside from B★RS, huke has created plenty of [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100401163349/blackrockshooter/images/a/a4/Groupshot.jpg other characters]] in that same universe, including her [[SinisterScythe scythe-wielding]], [[GreenEyes green eyed]], [[HornedHumanoid horned and winged]] [[ArchEnemy nemesis]] [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100401134618/blackrockshooter/images/f/f5/Brs_02.jpg Dead Master]]; a [[{{BFS}} sword-wielding]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyed]], horned [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100401140104/blackrockshooter/images/2/24/Blackgoldsaw.jpg girl]] called Black★Gold Saw (who appears at the beginning of the OVA); a [[{{Joshikousei}} cute]] looking [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100401141311/blackrockshooter/images/e/e2/Blackmatagi.jpg girl]], sporting an [[EyepatchOfPower eye patch]] and wielding a [[{{BFG}} mas]][[{{BFS}} sive]] [[{{SwissArmyWeapon}} Gunblade]] as [[SmallGirlBigGun tall as she is]], known as Black★Matagi and, finally, a [[{{Meganekko}} bespectacled]], [[HeadphonesEqualIsolation earphone wearing]] and [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] wielding [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100401141645/blackrockshooter/images/3/39/Blackdevilgirl.jpg girl]], called Black★Devil Girl. Oh, and in case you’re [[AllThereInTheManual wondering the names]] of B★RS's weapons, the katana is "black blade" and the massive {{arm cannon}} is "★rock cannon".

There's also a fanmade Tabletop Gaming system, [[https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0ByC2LFIujbrgOWQxNmZlYTMtNDBkMi00YzQxLWE5NmItMGM4MTgwNTgyYzFk&hl=en&authkey=CI6JgY8G Black Rock Universe]]; currently in its playable Alpha stage - they have an IRC chan on Rizon, [=#BlackRockUniverse=]. While it was officially abandoned, the authors have decided to pull it together and finish it off since it keeps coming up - stop by and chat or help out if you can.

Now has [[WMG/BlackRockShooter WMG]].

* Acronym Nickname:
** Black★Rock Shooter: (B★RS)
** White★Rock Shooter: (W★RS)
** Insane Black★Rock Shooter: (IB★RS)
** Dead Master: (DM)
** Black★Gold Saw: (B★GS)
** Black★Matagi: (B★M)
** Black★Devil Girl: (B★DG)
** Strength: (STR)

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