I had been camping this weekend as well as under the impression that the Black Rock Shooter OVA came out this weekend. Well, you can imagine how surprised I was when I found out it was actually out! You can also imagine how even more shocked I was when everyone warned me that the OVA was disappointing!
So, I went in with optimism (although my spirit was a little dampened with the titular song not being included, sans OST motif). At first I wasn’t too impressed. But by the time Mato/BRS got to the finishing “I am Black Rock Shooter” I was :Ding and thoroughly impressed. You may say, “But I came to watch BRS fighting, not K-on esque schoolgirls find friendship!” True true. But how long would it take before that got boring? Watching BRS wander around, fighting? Eventually watering her character down because we have nothing else to go on? Now we have given BRS a purpose, plot and reason. We had the perfect mix of back story and BRS other world. Perfect.
I like to think of it like this: we got that out of the way. There have been other series that started off with an OVA before getting an actual series (1, 2, 3). And think of all the publicity this series got? All the effort went into this? It seems like a possibility, given the content of the OVA. We can go right to ass-kicking and introducing more characters. We can expect another OVA, if not a series. I mean, they left us on a sort of cliffhanger with pissed Yuu/STR at the end. Although I’m not that knowledgeable on the BRS plot, I thought that Dead Master was the ‘big’ antagonist, so to speak. As in, she is the one they all strive to defeat. Does this mean she is no longer a threat? Bummer, DM was my favourite.
Well, that’s that. I enjoyed the OVA. I’m optimistic for the future of this franchise and can’t wait for more. (Plus, I’m happy they didn’t go with the 3D PV storyline because then that would make BRS and DM sisters and shipping that would not sit well with me. But since not, let the sexy times commence!)