Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall release date and character designs revealed by trailer

Empress riding the Black Trike from the Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall anime.
Empress wants Black Rock Shooter fans to come along for the ride. Pic credit: UNLIMITED PRODUCE by TMS/Bibury Animation Studios.

Fans of the action-packed mixed-media franchise, Black Rock Shooter, are in for a treat! Back in February, an announcement on the official website and Twitter account confirmed the release date of Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall. It’s an anime TV production that will premiere in Japan on April 3, 2022.

Furthermore, the ban was lifted on the promotional video (PV), ending theme (ED) artist, and synopsis. And the character designs were also revealed.

International fans may have an opportunity to watch this latest installment in the Black Rock Shooter series. That’s provided they live in a region with access to the Disney+ streaming service.

The Walt Disney Company launched this service back in November 2019, and it’s currently available in North and South America, most European Union countries, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. And more countries and territories will gain access to Disney+ during 2022.

TVアニメ「ブラック★★ロックシューター DAWN FALL」本PV
The Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall promotional video shows several impressive fast-paced action scenes.

What is Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall about?

Colonel David from Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall stands in front of the troops and points ahead.
Colonel David guides his forces. Pic credit: UNLIMITED PRODUCE by TMS/Bibury Animation Studios.

It’s a sci-fi anime that takes place in 2062. After the failure of a workforce automation project, its controlling artificial intelligence (AI), known as Artemis, decides to attack humanity.

But Empress, a mysterious girl, who happens to be one of humanity’s surviving guardians, wakes up in an underground base. She has lost her memory but remembers the words of her colonel.

Empress must destroy the space elevator, which links the moon to the earth. And why this is important is because the mechanized forces mass-produced on the moon will descend on earth and cause havoc.

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Who are the staff and cast behind this project?

Empress from the Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall anime awakes from her deep sleep.
Will Empress save humanity in time? Pic credit: UNLIMITED PRODUCE by TMS/Bibury Animation Studios

Ryohei Fuke, or huke, handles the character draft, while the character designer is Masayuki Nonaka. The concept design is by Makoto Ishiwata and Little girl Ota from Nitroplus and Rui Tomono. And the screenplay is by Ryo Yoshigami and Makoto Fukami, while Motoki Tanaka is the director.  

The animation production is by Bibury Animation Studios, the same studio behind the likes of Azur Lane: The Animation and The Quintessential Quintuplets. And the production is by the Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall Production Committee in collaboration with UNLIMITED PRODUCE by TMS.  

The voice cast is as follows:

  • Yui Ishikawa as Empress
  • Saori Hayami as Dead Master
  • Megumi Han as Strength
  • Takuya Kirimoto as Colonel [David]
  • Ayaka Asai as Monica
  • Misaki Kuno as Black Trike

It seems like this TV anime series will keep fans of the Black Rock Shooter franchise glued to their screens come April. Hopefully, the Disney+ streaming service will be available in more territories by then so that the series can reach as many fans as possible. Stay tuned! 

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