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Black Rock Shooter (TV Animation Version)

Black Rock Shooter (TV Animation Version)

Review by Animaven

“Black Rock Shooter” started out as a kick-ass drawing by insanely talented Japanese artist Huke. It became an OVA, and then an anime series. While the OVA is fantastic, the anime series was just okay. That doesn’t stop it from getting some intensely cool figures, though. 

From the anime series, here’s Black Rock Shooter! 

black rock shooter nendoroid

Let’s look at all her accessories.

black rock shooter nendoroid

You can see there’s a lot of stuff here. That’s always a good thing. 

black rock shooter nendoroid

Here she is out of the box! She’s got that serious expression going on. Her pigtails are pretty cute, and they do move around. 

black rock shooter nendoroid

She comes with an alternate head - a hood. Pretty cute, yes? It looks like she means business. 

black rock shooter nendoroid

One of my favorite trademarks of Huke’s artwork is the eyes. His version of bishi eyes doesn’t have stars or bursts - he uses circles. 

black rock shooter nendoroid

What would a fighting girl be without her oversized weapons? This is the biggest gun I’ve ever seen on a BRS figure (if you compare by scale). I love this big fella. 

black rock shooter nendoroid

Of course, that’s not her only gun…

black rock shooter nendoroid

And look what it can do!

black rock shooter nendoroid

Naturally, she’s got that flaming eye.

black rock shooter nendoroid

The flame works differently than it does on all of my other BRS figures. This one latches into the underside of her hair, as opposed to being a part of a different hair piece or face. 

black rock shooter nendoroid

And, of course, dat sword. She’s also sporting different legs here. 

black rock shooter nendoroid

This shot points out one of my favorite little touches on Nendos - the Good Smile smiley face logo on round joints. Just adorable. 

black rock shooter nendoroid

All in all? Great figure. The show may have leaned toward the weak side, but the BRS figure for it - like the original Nendo for the OVA - is pretty killer. She’s the first Animated Version release; I’m really looking forward to the next few. 


Posted 10 March, 2012 - 17:10 by Animaven