Anime Reviews write: "It’s hard not to shower Black Rock Shooter with praises. This is an extremely good looking series with an unconventional story and an unconventional art direction. At 8 episodes long it maintains a good pace and tells an engrossing and complete story. The continuous jumps between the real and emotional worlds insure that you won’t be bored by either one of them in the long run while the metaphors and symbolism provides plenty of replay value. Black Rock Shooter is a prime example of what an anime should be. It combines an intriguing story, a strong emotional experience and a unique art style to create one perfect masterpiece."