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These are recommendations made by Tropers for Black★Rock Shooter, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be Zapped!. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

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Authors and Websites
Moonshine Animations
  • Recommended by: Tachibana Wish
  • Synopsis: If stop motion videos are your thing, I suggest you check out this guy's archive. Here's a good sample: [1] For the love of God, Haruhi.. baseballs!

Hana's Ikebana

  • Recommended by: Tachibana Wish
  • Synopsis: Hana (Ying Fa Xang) is an unrelenting workaholic with quite a bit of high quality fan-art floating around her lair. There's a lot of Mato/Yomi stuff too, so shippers be warned. Now with Shimejis~ whatever those are.

Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Bound Black Chain, by Person With Many Aliases.

  • Recommended by silvercover
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): None except maybe for a small case of stalking...
  • Synopsis: What could Black ☆ Gold Saw be doing?
  • Comments: Basically the perspective of what Black ☆ Gold Saw is doing during the OVA. A nice way of seeing things from a enigmatic character who might be good.

Reversed Connections, by amado15.

  • Recommended by gale
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): None so far.
  • Synopsis: We all know how Mato and all the other human characters find themselves inside the Otherworld in their respective counterparts. However, what happens when instead of them assuming control of their Otherworld selves, the reverse happens and the Otherworld end up in their bodies?
  • Comments: There's been plenty kinds of Fanfics out there in B★RS but this is the first time I've seen someone with this premise, and it's done pretty well. Setting is based on the OVA and sometime after its events; however, the author is also adding some elements from the anime as well as from the original source, and he has made some/better explanations so far regarding the series that the OVA/anime weren't able to do.

Black Rock Shooter Chronicles, by Josuwa.

  • Recommended by mia826, Tachibana Wish
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Synopsis: Every hero has a beginning. Every hero has a destiny. Every hero has an end. Even the Black★Rock Shooter.
  • Comments: Very good fic, starting with how Black☆Rock Shooter was born/found, and showing the reasons why she needed to fight with Dead Master in the first place, merged with Mato, etc. Then there's a sort of documentation of the OVA, but what happens afterwards is where it gets good. Overall, awesome fanfic, I totally recommend it.

The Skies That Watch The World, by Not-Always-Fanfiction.

  • Recommended by Tachibana Wish
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Synopsis: One world crumbles, and another falls to chaos. Everything dances in her hand. And the skies only sit and watch, waiting for their vessels to set everything right. AU based on OVA
  • Comments: Elements of anime and game.

Psychosis, by Akar.

  • Recommended by Tachibana Wish
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Synopsis: Yomi is sick of seeing checkerboard when she dreams. Maybe it really is all her fault. Sort of AU.
  • Comments: Semi cross-over between OVA and series.

Black Rock Shooter: Stars Through Darkness, by Kurisaki-sempai.

  • Recommended by Tachibana Wish
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): N/A
  • Synopsis: As the Otherworld slowly falls apart and its inhabitants are unleashed upon the world due to the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy, the advent of the greatest catastrophe the world will ever face draws nigh and untold secrets are revealed.
  • Comments: Apocalyptic cross-over with Darksiders, hints of Devil May Cry, and possibly others.

The Ravaged Angel, by The Black Maiden.

  • Recommended by N00dlez
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): None
  • Synopsis: "She stands with her back to the wind, a broken soul, and not one sin. Words screaming through her head are clear, and none can silence the awful din." All alone, she resides. She refuses to feel, but memories come back to her in the middle of the night, memories she wanted to forget. Her name is Ram, she wasn't Regina anymore. The Threshold has no place for emotions.
  • Comments: A rather angsty, tearjerking fic focused on the manga, Innocent Souls with some light at the end of the tunnel. It's better to read it and understand.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

When You Seem to be Forgetting by sunbreaksdown.

  • Recommended by Andyzero
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Kuroi Mato/Takanashi Yomi
  • Synopsis: Mato wakes up on Friday morning in a daze, mind clouded over with memories that aren't her own, eyes deceiving her?
  • Comments: And Yomi and Mato become schoolgirls again. After....what happened, what direction do they take their lives?

The Original Stone by (alphonse (white datura)) (Warning: Danbooru. NSFW ads.)

  • Recommended by Andyzero
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Kuroi Mato/Takanashi Yomi
  • Synopsis A mostly silent depiction of the OAV.
  • Comments: Stunning artwork.

Honest Hearts, by dan-heron.

  • Recommended by Tachibana Wish
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Pairing(s): Mato/Yomi
  • Synopsis: Sometimes, saving the girl is just the beginning of the story. Now the heroine needs to work for her happy ever after, no matter how many more girls she will have to save to get there... even if she has to drag them kicking and screaming. OVA-verse
  • Comments: First few chapters cover the OVA before proceeding. Back in progress.

Nijiiro, by Troid.

  • Recommended by Tachibana Wish
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Other/Real Self
  • Synopsis: Drabbles for each pair of characters.
  • Comments: Currently in progress.

Light on Our Scars, by Ascend.

  • Recommended by Tachibana Wish
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Mato/Yomi. Implied Rock/Dead.
  • Synopsis: Fluffy one-shot.
  • Comments: Link to author's page included in comment section. More fluffy and not-so-fluffy one-shots for B★RS located there.

Between Walls of Ice and Ships of Steel by WriterNightpen
  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with: Arpeggio of Blue Steel and A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A series of stories where the Fleet of Fog suddenly finds itself in Westeros. After rescuing Gerion Lannister from the Smoking Sea, they pass themselves off as members of House Kirino and quickly become allies of House Lannister, playing the Game of Thrones with the help of their advanced technology and powers. Meanwhile, the Others attempt to summon beings from other worlds to assist them, but they get beings like Dead Master, Black Gold Saw, and Chariot, who start subjugating them.
  • Comments: There are several OC members of the Fleet of Fog.

Playing With Dolls by Xavier Rall

  • Recommended by ultimomant
  • Crossover with: A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Status: Canceled, author offered to let others continue it
  • Synopsis: Thousands of Otherselves appear in Westeros. Called Dolls because of their otherworldly beauty, agelessness, and the fact that they remain inert until someone bonds with them, they change up the Game of Thrones. For example, Black Rock Shooter bonds with Ned Stark and Black Gold Saw bonds with Tywin Lannister.
  • Comments: Since there are thousands of them, many of the Otherselves are OCs. The author admits that he doesn't really know much about either franchise, so he'll make it his own story.