BlazBlue gets an anime and new story arc in Visual Novel Xblaze

This has been a long time coming. BlazBlue Director Toshimichi Mori has made no secret of his desire to see the BlazBlue series get it’s own anime. I can think of few games who’s rich story and unique characters are more deserving of their own show – so this will come as brilliant news to the BlazBlue faithful!

 

 

Announced at Arc System Wrok’s 25th Anniversary celebration last weekend, the existence of the anime was revealed by Arc – along with a name – BlazBlue: Alter Memory.

 

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By the sounds of it, it will be set during the ‘Calamity Trigger’ story – which suggests it will be a retelling of the game’s intricate story – with Ragna the Bloodedge arriving at Kagutsuchi with a bounty on his head. Better yet – the full voice cast of the games will also reprise their roles for the anime.

 

The anime is in production at teamKG and Hoods Entertainment, under the direction of Seiji ‘Full Metal Alchemist Mizushima. It’s scheduled for release this Autumn.

 

As if that wasn’t enough – Arc also unveiled more details on their forthcoming BlazBlue spin off visual novel – Xblaze. While this has been known to exist for some time, there’s not been much in the way of detail. At the recent event, Arc kindly showed off the opening cinematic – which you can check out below!

 

 

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