BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Screens And Art Show Off The New Characters

By Ishaan . August 8, 2012 . 9:30am

Arc System Works have released the first screenshots of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma via As previously reported, Chrono Phantasma adds three new characters to the game—Amane, Bullet and Azrael. You can take a look at the three new fighters in the art and screens below.








And here’s a look at Noel in her new outfit:



You can find more details of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma in this previous report, including mention of its new Overdrive system. The game is scheduled for release in Japanese arcades this winter, and on the PlayStation 3 at a later date.

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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    It’s a shame that Bullet’s lovely tiny shorts don’t translate well into the sprite. They’re normal sized there. Can’t wait to check Azrael out as well as Bullet. Not too keen on Amane from design and footage alone.

  • Repede91

    Somehow, Arc managed to make Noel even more sexy.

    I didn’t think it was possible.

    • PoweredByHentai

      I did, but that’s because I collect BlazBlue h-doujinshi.

  • 2D magic!

  • natchu96

    Noel is hotter than ever.
    Bullet is pretty awesome-looking
    Azrael is apparently one of those badass-longcoat tough guys.
    Amane is the wholesome crossdresser (every previous mention of Amane on this site says “he” . . .)

  • $30632660

    Sigh, it looks like I’ll have to give up on a new Guilty Gear ever coming out again.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       For the last time they Just got the rights to GG a year or so ago its already been reported they want to make a new GG but right now they want to focus on BB for right now.

    • Yeah, it’s unfortunate that there’s no balance revision to ^Core (maybe called like, ^Core+R or something weird like that) out in japanese arcades right now and coming out soon on XBLA and PSN.

      • $30632660

        I’ve always called it Accent Core, I still got Accent Core Plus for the Wii.I wished it had online though -_-.

  • JazzyMan123

    “Here”? Or “her”?

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Azrael  figgin earth bends…REALLY SOLD NOW

  • Tales_of_Master

    Azrael looks boss, and Bullet…*blush*. After playing Persona 4 Arena, I’m really excited for this, since I never played a BlazBlue game before. Defiantly will be looking forward for this one.

  • thaKingRocka

    Chaps are considerably more comfortable when you cut them in half I guess. Well done, chap.

  • Yeah, definitely more than a bit excited to play Bullet. :D Hopefully her playstyle (and total hotness. >.> ) are more than enough to compensate for the loss of my beloved Nu/Lambda.

  • Herok♞

    I love the amount of news that is already coming out for the game maybe we will get story details next.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       well the ending of the PV hinted at what is happening its a subbed version of the pv

  • Bullet looks hot and sexy the same goes for noel :3

  • ToshiChan

    Damn it penis, you know what Amane is.

    • ToshiChan

       and that robe drill? you don’t want to know where it goes.

      • Spectacularity

        Where? :o

  • pothier.adrien

    Come on guys.
    No Gurren Lagann drill jokes yet ?


  • ME: Oh Bullet, why you so sexy =^_^=

    NOEL: Grrrrrrrrrrr!

    ME: Er…… No wait Noel its not what your think! I was just being nice cause she’s new! No wait, what are you doing!? Put the guns down! Please don’t shoot meeeeeeeeeeeee!

    After that AzureNova never looked at another BlazBlue girl besides Noel ever again =P

  •  I think Amane is really cute and I hear he turns others into….kid forms?? Not sure if that’s right haha.

    Also, I don’t really get Noel’s new outfit. It’s not very military like, but oh well I guess?

    • Davide Costa

      Of course isn’t right. Only Hazama can be the Michael Jakson of BlazBlue. XDD

    • DemonKingAsura

       So he’s Demitri from Darkstalkers but a pedo instead of a Womanizer?

    • Darkrise

      He has some sort of distortion or astral that uses the concept of the lotus that gives youth so I guess he uses an attack like that to “kill”? That’s what I can see so far.

      Well it’s not like Noel is part of the NOL anymore so she has to get a costume change, not sure why Jin hasn’t changed though.

    • Kaihedgie

       I realize this is 2 days old, but the reason for the non-military look for Noel is because she left the NOL

  • Well, that puts the Bullet tail vs belt discussion to rest at least. 

  • “AH YES, a kimono-clad-Baiken-like character, exactly what I wanted, I like her already !”

    Also Bullet probably got the tiniest short in the recorded history. Not that I mind.

  • Abhishek Posooa

    I’d pull the trigger to shoot this “Bullet”.

  • So what’s Taokaka gonna call Bullet? “Boobie Lady” is already taken!

    And on that note, Noel isn’t looking like “Lacking Lady” anymore in that artwork. More like “Average Lady”.

    • Ultimaniacx4

       パンツ人?腿人?Those are some pretty short shorts.

    • Torpedo Lady!

    • Darkrise

      Missile lady!

  • AdventureTimeFinn

    Don’t know if it was said before but Bullet reminds me of Zenia from Arcana Heart.

  • Oni123

    I hope we can still unlock classic Noel D=

  • Solomon_Kano

    Bullet and Azrael >>>

  • Those short shorts are shorter than the shortest short shorts I’ve ever seen.
    And I’ve seen a lot of short shorts.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Ok that comment made me confused as hell.

    • Darkrise

  • XiaomuArisu

     Bullet Time!Im gonna preorder it in every possible continuum shift!

  • DemonKingAsura

    Did you know that Azraels Japanese voice actor did Asura from Asura’s Wrath and Guile in Street Fighter IV?

    Now Azrael is automatically more badass for it.

  • WyattEpp

    New Noel = Rachel bait
    (Oh you BET I haven’t forgotten those phone cards! :D)

  • Lazulis

    I’d use Amane just to turn everyone into chibis. Kiddie Taokaka…! Kiddie Noel!

    …Kiddie Hazama….? Hm…

  • Darkrise

    I feel… Okay with Amane, I’ll definitely try using him. Bullet on the other hand… Dear god those shorts on her are… Stirring some kind of sensation inside me. In my lower regions.

  • Levin_Scorpius

    Is it REALLY that hard to give female characters decent outfits? I mean seriously, there is a fine line between ‘reasonably sexy’ and ‘stupidly retarded’. Noel’s skirt is so god awfully short, her “shirt” thing is god awfully small and Bullet’s shorts are so god awfully non-existent, they might as well not have bothered in the first place.

    Amane and Azrael on the other hand seem pretty cool, despite Azrael’s pant-leg-jacket thing.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      Same thing can be said about Azrael not wearing a shirt exposing himself am I right?

      • Landale

        Shouldn’t bother wasting time with people that say stuff like that. As far as they’re concerned it doesn’t matter how many female characters have “decent” outfits, it doesn’t REALLY happen, and it doesn’t matter how many male characters have their sex appeal played up, nothing wrong with it.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          nah I was more or less joking IMO her new outfit better then her old one because for who she had nothing under her uniform lol

        • Levin_Scorpius

          Except that when men have their sex appeal played up it’s more often then naught just them not wearing a shirt. Traditionally men aren’t designed to appear like prostitutes or lack proper undergarments. Guys generally suffer less from stupid sexualized designs because they more often suffer from outfits (and hairstyles) that are just outright stupid and/or completely unwearable/uncomfortable.

          There are plenty of female characters who have perfectly fine designs. Blazblue itself has Rachel, Tsubaki, Nu-13, Lamda-11, Platinum the Trinity* (so as long as her skirt remains covering her undergarments), Litchi and to a lesser extent Taokaka who all have perfectly fine designs. Makoto, Noel’s new outfit, Mu-12’s lack of pants or undergarments, and Bullet’s shorts are all terrible from a design and wearable perspective.

          • Luna Kazemaru

            You do know that mu-12 is wearing a skin colored body suit right? Also that fact that noel wasn’t even wearing pants in her last outfit. The fact that you said tao’s outfit is ok is leaving me about off seeing as she isnt realy wearing anything but a huddy and shorts. I should realky just stop right now i don’t feel like going on with this sexualization this and that crap again.

          • Landale

            Men are simpler to play up sex appeal it would seem, because it’s typically either as you said “go topless” or their clothes look like they were just painted on and they might as well be topless. For women, they obviously can’t do actually topless for some stupid reason, so they’ve got to tease it instead which is probably why it’s more noticeable.
            And what would a male prostitute look like exactly? The only thing that comes to mind is topless or so tight it might as well just be topless and painted on, exactly what they do. And men aren’t designed “lacking proper undergarments” because quite honestly unless they’re naked or bulging in a way to show it free or not you’re not going to know if they’re actually lacking them or not. Women are designed in a way that it would seem they’re lacking underwear because, again, they can’t actually be naked or look like they are, and there’s not much to be suddenly bulging, so they’ve got to tease it.

            And for this series alone, you’ve provided more examples of what you consider decent designs than indecent ones for female characters. Not exactly matching up to your claims that it’s hard to do. Seems more like they specifically chose a couple to go over the top with.
            And honestly, most series that I can think of do go that route. Lots of moderate sexy, a few blatantly over the top sexy. It’s just most people seem to want to ignore the fanservice aimed at women and the tame stuff. The fact that you’re actually acknowledging all of it now, you’re a lot better that the people here I usually see that like to whine about the stuff.

      • Levin_Scorpius

        Except it’s simply him not wearing a shirt, it’s like not like he’s wearing some ridiculous top or bottom that draws attention to the “sexy” bits or a Tetsuya Nomura brand fashion disaster.

      • Bentan

         this game pleases me, it has gender equality in sexy men and women

    • Astrotrain

      Because it’s the future, that’s why. Deal with it.

      • Levin_Scorpius

        Even if it is the future, I don’t think any sane woman would wear half a crappy prostitute’s damaged outfit or in Noel’s case, wear something that doesn’t support their breasts and is definitely not something that the person would wear when you consider their personality.

        • Astrotrain

          To undestand the future you have to look into the past. How women used to dress 100 year ago, how women dress today, with that in mind how you think women will drees 200 year into the future. and BB is just a vision of a possible future, and besides, it’s a work of ficction, come on!

    • Go2hell66

       cuz anime

  • Tom_Phoenix

    That’s strange….I don’t remember Bullet being a preety female. Maybe she’s the love child of Kusuha and the Bullet I’m thinking of and they decided to name her after her father.

    • agumike (けんじ)

      And he uses a sword anyway

  • Chiupon

    amane is going to be my new main
    bridget v.2 

  • kaimonorukia

    Bullet’s ridiculous microshorts would prolly be ok if they actually matched the rest of her outfit.

    also good lord, what is wrong with their proportions? The art style is almost the perfect parody of the anime aesthetic at this point.

  • komiko12

    Shame that Amane is a guy.
    That character design would be quite great on a female.

    Bullet’s shorts looks like a belt…
    She prefers mobility, I guess.

  • Tee Niitris

    For an androgynous character, Amane isn’t bad, but he’s no Bridget. :P

    Azrael looks cool, even though he’s a bit plain looking compared to the others (I guess that isn’t a bad thing though, BlazBlue has enough wacky looking characters).

    Sure Bullet is sexy and all that, but how am I supposed to take her seriously with her horrendously tiny shorts and unreasonably big boobs?

    I’m glad Noel got a redesign. Hopefully some of the others are touched up on as well.

  • Amane hv a good outfit, nice hair and a “drill”……. But he’s a guy.
    Azrael, did you get some tips frm Akihiko??? And r those scars or tattoes??
    Noel, at least its not as distracting as Bullet.

  • omeganeko

    dang bullet those are like the smallest pair of shorts i have ever seen @[email protected]

  • Göran Isacson

    Huh. I don’t know what it is, but somethign about these designs feals really unappealing. Maybe they’ll look better as sprites and in fluid motion, but as they are they look kinda boring and impersonable. The only one I think looks interesting is Amane with his pink kimono and drill-tassels. I think that my problem is that it fels like there’s nothing that really stands out about Bullet and Azrael, there’s no immediate visual hook that really pulls me in. Bullet is wearing barely there ripped jeans and a jacket, Azrael is some shirtless dude with silly pants…

    Valkenhayn had a very regal look to him, and Platinum may have looked kinda “generic magical girl” but her personality hook was intriguing. Maybe that’s the problem here- these characters just look like they could have come out of any old shonen manga, and I can’t say they have anything to their looks that scream “We are from Blazblues world” over them. Still, ArcSys can probably write them well enough that I end up interested in them, but right now these guys and gal don’t look too intriguing to me.

  • fontecchio_alessia%cl.fcasd.ed

    *whistles* This looks pretty cool, yet I don’t see myself liking Noel’s outfit very much. The newer characters look pretty cool and Amane’s outfit caught my eye a little. Azrael looks like another Bang with tanner skin, blue tattoos + hair and different clothes (sorry if this pisses off people, you’re looking at a Bang fangirl’s comment XD). The health bar, clock and all that stuff looks nice and polished.  Yet from the battle shots, it would be nice if Arc System Works would also polish the sprites of the other characters that’ve been there since Calamity Trigger. Sorry to be a little picky! ^^’ Other than the negative things I mentioned, I wish for this to be as good a game as the ones prior. :)

  • Asuna Ilano

    let’s all hope this doesn’t get any more updated version like continuum shift and just continue on to the final story.

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