BlazBlue Alter Memory’s Anime Trailer Teases Sword-Clashing Action

By Sato . August 13, 2013 . 2:32pm

While Arc System Works have been all about Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, leading up to the game’s location test location test, they haven’t forgotten about BlazBlue fans that are looking forward to the anime adaptation announced earlier this summer. The official website for the upcoming anime shares a look at the first trailer.



BlazBlue Alter Memory will be based on the story of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, where we’ll see the drama unfold between Ragna and Jin Kisaragi, along with Hazama and other characters from the BlazBlue series.


As previously reported, Hideki Tachibana (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira) will be directing the anime, in collaboration with Seiji Mizushima, who is known for directing Fullmetal Alchemist and Mobile Suit Gundam 00.


BlazBlue: Alter Memory will begin airing in October, the same month BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma will be released on the 24th.

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  • Michael Connell

    Looks good so far

  • Richard N

    Now if we could just someday get a Guilty Gear anime, I would no longer have any reason to keep living. Aside from watching it while playing Xrd.

    • Ninastars

      Somehow I feel like stylistically it’d end up a lot like Trigun.

      • Richard N

        I would be okay with that.

  • Göran Isacson

    I do wonder how many episodes this will be, as well as how far into the games canon we will go. Just the first game, first and second, everything in one go if Chrono Phantasma is out by then? Also how many routes will be represented into one, linear story… I’m basically just hoping for Bang and Tager, minor as they are. Baby Ragna is awesome, but I’m just too big a fan of those lugs.

    • Astrotrain

      This anime is only going to cover Clamity Trigger.

      • SoundMatch

        Damn, if we got the whole series it could of been something like 50+.

      • TokkanRAM

        That is in no way confirmed. Though I will agree it is likely. However, the inclusion of terminology from all the way up the BBCP in that sequence at the beginning where they were flashing words and emblems on the screen is a bit worrying.

  • Highasthesky

    I have a huge list of games that i feel should be turned into anime, and Blazblue was definitely on that list, so far the anime looks great.

    • Sardorim

      I agree.

      Also wouldn’t mind a Chrono Cross anime.

  • Milton Martinez

    finally aside fromall the fighters games. Blazblue and guilty gear deserve an anime.

  • ndjn3979

    Now where would I be able to find an instrumental version of that trailer song?

  • Ryan Chiu

    Sounds like FAYLAN’s doing the opening song. Not sure how I feel about that.

    • fireemblembeast

      Not that Faylan is bad, but I miss Kotoko… And Asami Imai was great, too

      • Ryan Chiu

        Asami Imai was great, wasn’t she? Shinsou, one of my favorite songs. I wish she sang a song like that for the opening…

        • fireemblembeast

          Yeah she is awesome! I have Shinsou on my iPod. Also I just found out we share a birthday :3

  • Guest

    YES. JUST YES. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Although I actually kind of saw something like this in some other website, BUT NOW I SEE IT IN HD!

  • RichyGaming

    This video itself astral finished me……… ;DDDDDDD

  • Fidelis

    Lately I’ve been debbie downer incarnate with my comments, but uh..

    Not the BEEEST animation quality. I’ll still certainly tune in.

  • fireemblembeast

    Nice! But I hope it doesn’t give just Ragna’s POV.
    And if this does well, why not have a spin-off of Noel’s student life? XD

    • Neppygear

      The games already covered that period to death and back, tho. If I have to see that gosh darned military academy again, I might just throw up.

  • bluegarigari

    still wish they made a guilty gear anime

  • Celiacus

    That trailer got me pumped. Looking forward to this.

  • $61526767

    I already sense a lot of badasness happening in this anime already. Cannot wait to see all the good battles! Including Hakumen’s speech.

  • artemisthemp

    Looking forward to watching this.
    Hopefully Crunchyroll will get the streaming rights

  • XiaomuArisu

    Please dont suck please dont suck!

  • Ric Vazquez

    This anime is going to be so badass.

  • ZekeFreek

    Wait, which Fullmetal Alchemist? That’s kind of important, because if it was the first, it means he has experience making shit up and if it was Brotherhood, it means he has experience sticking to source material.

  • Chow

    I can’t put my finger on it, but I think I’ve hit a point where all J-Pop has started to sound alike.

    …unless the song used here is loosely based off a Blazblue song and I’m just recognizing it without realizing it.

    I’ll still watch the show, regardless. ;)

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