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Black Rock Shooter to Add Extra with Linkin Park's Hahn (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Special Edition to include stop-motion video with Joe Hahn's remix of title song

The retail Special Edition of the Black Rock Shooter anime will include a stop-motion video as a bonus extra, and the video extra will feature a remix of supercell's "Black Rock Shooter" song by Joe Hahn, the DJ of the American rock band Linkin Park. The announcement was made during the Asa Made Nama Won-Hobby TV 8 web show on Sunday and in the September issue of Hobby Japan magazine on Saturday. The stop-motion film extra was "made in Hollywood."

Hahn had previously directed an award-winning animated music video for Linkin Park's "Breaking the Habit" song. Hahn worked with animator Kazuto Nakazawa (Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren, Samurai Champloo, Genius Party Beyond's "Moondrive") and Tokyo-based G.D.H. International on the music video, and the video inspired a graphic novel by Tokyopop.

Hobby Japan magazine bundled the Black Rock Shooter anime on a free DVD with its September issue, and the anime will also be included in free DVD extras in Gakken's Megami Magazine (July 30) and Gakken's Monthly Animedia magazine (August 10). The project's website had already announced in March that this anime based on huke's character illustrations will be streamed for free to "everyone." The anime is slated to have subtitles in seven languages, and the official website launched an English version on Friday.

[Via Temple Knights]

Image © huke/B*RS Project

Update: Blogger Danny Choo notes that the Black Rock Shooter stop-motion staff had previously worked on Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline. Eric Calderon, the former G.D.H. International producer who worked on the "Breaking the Habit" music video, is involved in the stop motion-video as well. The 30-second stop-motion test short and its "making-of" video will be on the Blu-ray and DVD retail versions of Black Rock Shooter.

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