During the Walt Disney Companies Asia-Pacific Showcase event, Disney announced it was making a reboot of the Japanese Anime series “Black Rock Shooter”, called “Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall”.
Black Rock Shooter is a media franchise based on an illustration by huke, a world-famous Japanese illustrator, that has spawned music, action figures and a video game.
In this animated series, Black Rock Shooter has been reborn as a completely new anime, with scriptwriter Makoto Fukami, best known for his work with Psycho-Pass and Resident Evil: Vendetta.
The original anime series was about two junior high school classmates Mato Kuroi and Yomi Takanashi, who become friends — only to have that tested when it turns out they have avatars in an alternate reality and must fight each other as Black Rock Shooter and Dead Master.
No plot details have been released about “Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall”.
This new series is due to be released on Disney+ in Spring 2022.
Here are some preview images from this new anime series:
Disney+ is getting relaunched in Japan later this month, becoming available to everyone and it will introduce the general entertainment brand, Star, into the streaming service. Disney has announced over 50 projects are currently being created across the Asia-Pacific region, which is set to be released in the next few years. Many Japanese originals are included in that lineup and Disney is trying to use local content to encourage more people to sign up for the streaming service.
Luke Kang, president of Disney Asia Pacific said during the event that they want these originals to be available globally on Disney+.
“With over-the-top services going mainstream, emergence of world-class content from Asia Pacific and rising consumer sophistication, we believe that this is the right time for us to deepen our collaboration with the region’s best content creators to deliver unparalleled storytelling to global audiences.”
Anime is an extremely popular form of entertainment and all the different streaming services are tapping into this content to keep subscribers. Only recently, Disney released a collection of Anime shorts inspired by Star Wars.
Are you looking forward to “Black Rock Shooter Dawn Fall” arriving on Disney+?