The Black Rock Shooter OVA anime was pre-viewed today (July 7th) at 3:00pm in Akihabara having just been finished at 11:30am that morning. It was revealed that the approximately 600,000 free DVDs will be released with subtitles in seven languages. Sponsoring magazines: Hobby Japan (July 24th), Megami (July 30th), and Animedia (Aug 10th) will come bundled with the BRS DVD. brs_01

Additional credits for the anime were also revealed: Nagaru Tanigawa (Haruhi Suzumiya) co-wrote the screenplay with director Shinobu Yoshioka,the voice cast member Kana Asumi (Yū), and THE GOMBAND — performs the BRS OVA’s theme song "Braveheart". The 50-minute OVA project inspired by supercell’s song Black★Rock Shooter both of which are based on the Black Rock Shooter character illustrations by artist hukeBRS_group

Production staff will attend Wonder Festival 2010 Summer in Chiba July 25th and will host a screening of the anime plus a discussion panel. The project’s website had already announced in March (2011) that the anime will be streamed for free to "everyone."

Good Smile Company (sponsor) is distributing a number of figures based on the Black Rock Shooter character: BRS figma (July) | BRS Nendoroid (July) | BRS animation version (Oct) | Dead Master orig version (Nov)

(original BRS preview after the jump)




*Pictures as water marked courtesy of otherwise © huke/B*RS Project