Black Rock Shooter to be Streamed in Eight Languages
Nico Nico Douga, a Japan based video streaming service, will be streaming all eight episodes of the new anime series Black Star Shooter in eight languages starting on February 3rd. The series will premiere on Fuji TV’s Noitamina timeslot the day before.
For those of you who don’t know what Black Rock Shooter is here is the plot summary from the English website:
“Mato Kuroi just got into junior high school, and on the first day, someone catches her eye; her classmate Yomi Takanashi. The two meet.The innocent and naive Mato. The mature Yomi. Seemingly opposites, but the time they spend together only strengthens a growing friendship. But as they go into their second year at the school, they get placed in separate classes, and they begin to grow apart. But somewhere simultaneously… In another world, a young girl, blue fire residing in her eyes, Black Rock Shooter faces another young girl; this one holding a jet-black scythe, Dead Master, and a battle to the death begins to unfold.”
The series will be directed by Shinobu Yoshioka who also directed the original OAV. The scripts are being written by Mari Okada who wrote the first 11 episodes of AnoHana and Hourou Musuko. Yusuke Yoshigaki, who did some animation work on Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt and Gurren Lagann, will be serving as chief animation director and will adapting the original character designs for animation. Hiroyuki Imaishi, director of Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking will be directing all the CG action scenes.
New episodes will stream every Friday at 11 PM in the countries and languages below:
English: United States, Canada
French: France, Belgium, Monaco, Switzerland, Andorra
Spanish: Spain, Mexico, Chile, Argentina
Korean: South Korea
Traditional Chinese: Taiwan
Simplified Chinese: Mainland China, Singapore
Also, people within Japan will not be able to access the subtitled streams.