Mato just entered junior high school. on her first day, Yomi caught her eye. she openly approached Yomi, whom at first seemed reluctant but soon accepted her friendship. they had opposite characteristics. Yomi was a graceful girl who came from a wealthy family, while Mato was high spirited n careful. they spent time together during n after school. but things changed during their second year in high school. they were separated into different classes n started to grow apart when Mato's basketball club president happened to be in the same class as Mato. Yomi went missing soon after. simultaneously in another world, Black Rock Shooter, a girl with blue fire in her eyes was fighting Dead Master, a girl with skull n black scythe. their battle to the death in some ways represents the life of Mato n Yomi.
Black Rock Shooter was one of the 6 characters in Vocaloid. in some way, the OVA (Original Video Animation) felt like an advertisement to me. the fighting world between Black Rock Shooter n Dead Master was completely without dialogue. to make things interesting, i was more than grateful to have Mato n Yomi's school life taking up most of the screening time. however, if 2 sets of these scenes were to be taken apart, what's left would be a typical school life between Mato n Yomi n a meaningless battle between Black Rock Shooter n Dead Master. therefore the unique combination of both n how it resembled n not resembled each other was the actual attraction for this OVA.
some background on the anime:Shinobu Yoshioka
- episodes: 1
- director: Shinobu Yoshioka (吉岡忍)
- released: 2010
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Fantasy