BLACK★ROCK SHOOTER pilot episode came out a few days ago. In an earlier post of previews of upcoming anime, I have said that I was really looking forward to this.
It turns out the pilot episode is not really an episode at all, but merely a trailer, a realization which makes me and others slightly annoyed.
But after watching about 2 seconds in, I immediately started to really appreciate the animation quality and get over the length. The pilot/ trailer really showcased the series, which will come in spring.
The screenshots are from Ningyo , who has great points about the shortness of the “episode,” as well as some valid criticisms on the animation. However, I really enjoyed the animation style. I think the balance between the grungy, gothic, and almost brooding atmosphere and the occasional game-like and comical qualities in both animation and the soundtrack creates a complex world that fits Black ★ Rock Shooter very well. In essence, she is a rocking but still cute loli. Thus, the anime is rather appropriate stylistically.
It is really short, so take a few minutes and watch it for yourselves. Is it not absolutely beautiful? Who is not going to be watching this when the series is released?
Now I really want that Black Rock Shooter figure.