Black Rock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター Burakku Rokku Shūtā?) is a 2010 Japanese original video animation produced by Yutaka Yamamoto's studio Ordet and directed by Shinobu Yoshioka. The 50-minute OVA is based on the song of the same name by Supercell and its accompanying music video with illustrations by Huke. Musical composer Ryo and Huke, both members of Supercell, collaborated on the project. A "Pilot Edition" of the anime was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in September 2009, and the full version was released on DVDs bundled with select magazines from July 24, 2010 and is subtitled in seven languages. A retail version was released on December 17, 2010. The first season of the TV series in Japanese was aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina slot from February 3rd to March 23rd, 2012, while the English version aired from March 13th to May 1st. The OVA has also spawned two manga series and a PSP video game, each set in their own universe.
Mato Kuroi enters into junior high school, and on the first day, someone catches her eye; her classmate Yomi Takanashi. While Mato is loud and outgoing, Yomi is quiet and keeps to herself, yet the time they spend together only strengthens a growing friendship. The reason for Yomi's anti- socialness is revealed as her best friend, Kagari Izuriha punishes her and harrasses Mato for coming to Yomi's house. Mato tries desperately to not let Kagari get to her.
However, Mato begins to feel upset and goes to her school guidance counselor, Saya Irino, for help. Saya tells Mato that no matter how hurt she feels, there is someone in another world that takes most of the pain for her, referring to her Other Self. As Mato is more and more emotionally hurt, her Other Self, Black★Rock Shooter fights to the death with the Other Selves of the people who are causing Mato's pain.