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Tear Jerker / Black★Rock Shooter

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Black★Rock Shooter (2009 OVA)

  • Her song... that is, applied to this anime. (Said by many to be tears of GAR.)
  • The ending moments of the anime must have jerked tears out of some, what with Mato finally realizing how important Yomi is to her and her meeting with her other self, Black★Rock Shooter.
  • During the Cool Down Hug, DM's expression as she tries to pull away from B★RS is pretty painful, and all the more touching when BRS stoically refuses to let go. And then only a smiling Yomi is left.

Black★Rock Shooter (2012 TV Series)

  • Yuu, who is Strength, brings the saddest moments of the series. Her smiling sadly when she tries to talk to Kohata without Mato and get ignored gives a different impression on a second viewing.
  • Her death. First, we learn that she's been fighting hard for Yuu all this time, ends up gaining emotions, going into the real world, and then pulls a Heroic Sacrifice. Luckily, she gets better.
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  • When B★RS fights Dead Master in Episode 2, and she suddenly begs her for help.
  • The entirety of Yomi's downward-spiral.
  • When Mato asks everyone where Yuu is, only for them to say they have no idea who that is. While Mato tries to figure out what is going on, she realizes to her horror that her own memories of Yuu are fading. She rushes to Yuu's house, but it is gone.

Black★Rock Shooter: The Game

  • The "........" mission in Moscow. All of your military buddies just died in the last chapter. Your outfit has been blown to pieces and your weapons are broken and unusable. The game makes you walk a limping B★RS/Stella slowly through a blizzard. There is no music. Every couple of minutes that you drag her, it cuts to a scene of her calling out for her military buddies and emitting a completely bone-chilling death wail before simply collapsing from sheer exhaustion and sadness.
    • Prior to this, Stella risks her own life against XNFE just to protect a can of cherries, the only memento she has from Rothcall and the PSS.
  • The manga adaptation expands parts of the story by providing a glimpse of the pre-apocalypse events and the backstories of the characters, mostly the Apostles. Some of them can be emotional that one would take pity for the antagonists.
    • At first, it is implied that White★Rock Shooter is faking her bubbly and cheerful personality so that she can persuade Professor Gibson into making clones of her. But it turns out, she was genuine all the time, and that she really cares for the professor. But when one simple instinct of calling her clones "delicious" drove away the professor from her, fearing that she would eventually neblade her clones. He sent White★Rock Shooter away from the lab, and while the woman is naturally confused by this act, she begs and asks what she did wrong in order to make up for it.
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    • White★Rock Shooter then returns home, and commands her Apostles to halt any plans of destroying the world, all for the sake of asking forgiveness and the chance to live peacefully with Gibson once more. Even in her bed, she still thinks what she did wrong to upset him, while subtly crying.
    • And lastly, the Moral Event Horizon that triggered the command to start the Apocalypse. White★Rock Shooter / Sing-Love returns to the lab, all while cheerfully calling out Gibson's name. When she is about to declare a peace treaty between the humans and the aliens, the professor interrupts her sentence by shooting her with bullets made out from her cells, wounding her. Sing-Love cries out and repeatedly asks "Why?" only for the Professor to claim that he is protecting the clones, and proceeds to blow up the entire place along with them.

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