Black Rock Shooter DVD to Be Subtitled in 7 Languages (Updated)
posted on by Egan Loo
The producers of the Black Rock Shooter anime revealed at the project's Tanabata Premium Preview Screening in Tokyo on Wednesday that the DVD release will have subtitles in seven languages. They also revealed that author Nagaru Tanigawa (Haruhi Suzumiya light novels) co-wrote the anime's screenplay with director Shinobu Yoshioka. The project's website has since been updated to list the screenwriters, the voice cast member Kana Asumi (Yū), and The Gomband — the performers of the theme song "Braveheart." The 50-minute anime project showcases the Black Rock Shooter character illustrations by artist huke.
Hobby Japan magazine will bundle the DVD with its September issue on July 24, followed by free DVDs in Megami Magazine (July 30) and Monthly Animedia magazine (August 10). Wonder Festival 2010 Summer will host not only a screening of the entire anime in Chiba on July 25, but also a live discussion with the production staff. The project's website had already announced in March that the anime will be streamed for free to "everyone." Anime Expo Special Guest Danny Choo previewed brief footage from the anime in Los Angeles on Sunday, although not "10+ minutes" of footage as Anime Expo had originally announced.
Image © huke/B*RS Project
Update: The version of the anime that was screened in Tokyo's Akihabara district at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday was completed at about 11:30 a.m. that same day. In all, 20,000 drawings were made. 600,000 DVDs are slated to be distributed for free. Source: MyCom Journal
this article has been modified since it was originally posted; see change history