“Black Rock Shooter” has always focused on style over substance, which means that the plot seems secondary in this franchise. But, if “Dawn Fall” takes its cues from the 2012 anime’s narrative, it’ll concentrate on the story of the teen students who, as their “other selves” are fighting it out, can feel the pain and be affected by what is happening to their parallel identities. The series had a bit of an open ending, implying that Strength and Black Rock Shooter plan to continue the eternal battle.
Alternatively, the show could decide to take a cue from one of the other properties, like Imageepoch’s “Black Rock Shooter: The Game” for the PlayStation Portable from 2011, which featured Stella the Black Rock Shooter super-soldier helping the last 12 humans survive an alien invasion in 2051. The main visual huke has released on Facebook of “Dawn Fall” shows Black Rock Shooter falling, holding on to her weapon and what looks like a vehicle or transport of some kind, with a full purple moon above. At least in tone, that one image implies a technological setting for the 2022 project that matches the game visuals better than the more otherworldly feel of the anime. Still, whether or not “Dawn Fall” is a continuation, a reboot, or something else remains a mystery at the moment.