News Black Rock Shooter Anime with Yutaka Yamamoto Confirmed for Spring (Updated)
posted on 2009-08-22 06:31 EDT
The official website for the "Black Rock Shooter" song from the virtual idol singer Hatsune Miku has confirmed that supervisor Yutaka Yamamoto and his Ordet studio are developing an anime project for next spring. A "Pilot Edition" of the anime will ship on DVD or Blu-ray Disc (BD) on September 30. The Pilot Edition will bundle a CD single with a new recording of the song's "live perfomance" version, as well as a booklet with image sketches for the anime.
The song's creator huke and musical composer/producer ryo are collaborating with Ordet on the project. Yamamoto (Kannagi, Lucky Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) is supervising the project, although Shinobu Yoshioka (episode director on Lucky Star, Haruhi) is the actual director.
In a related development, the consumer electronics company Pioneer demonstrated its new "FV-1 Floating Vision" personal 3D monitor by screening a Hatsune Miku dance movie created with the Dance Mixer software.
Image © huke/B*RS Project
Update: While the "Black Rock Shooter" song uses Hatsune Miku's voice, the anime will not be directly about the Hatsune Miku character. A video from the anime was screened to announce the project right after Hatsune Miku's "performance" of the song at the Animelo Summer Live 2009 Re:bridge concert on Saturday. Thanks, ckdbomb. Source: Famitsu
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