BlazBlue Alter Memory

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BlazBlue Alter Memory
Genre Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Anime television series
Directed by Hideki Tachibana
Written by Deco Akao
Tetsuya Takahashi
Studio teamKG
Hoods Entertainment
Licensed by
Network Tokyo MX, TV Osaka, TV Aichi
Original run October 8, 2013December 24, 2013
Episodes 12 (List of episodes)

BlazBlue Alter Memory (ブレイブルーアルターメモリ BureiBurū Arutā Memori?) is a 2013 anime series which premiered in Japan on October 8, 2013. It is based on the video games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.[1][2] Funimation has licensed the anime for streaming and home video release in North America.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

In the year 2199, humanity eagerly waits for the dawn of the new century, following the end of a series of devastating magic wars. Word spreads that Ragna the Bloodedge, an SS-class rebel with the highest ever bounty on his head and a powerful form of Ars Magus known as the "Azure Grimoire", has appeared in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. To collect the bounty and his Azure Grimoire, a motley array of fighters converge on Kagutsuchi.

Characters[edit]

Ragna the Bloodedge (ラグナ=ザ=ブラッドエッジ Raguna za Buraddoejji?)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita, Rina Satō (child) (Japanese); Patrick Seitz, Caitlin Glass (child) (English)

Ragna the Bloodedge is a wanted criminal with an extraordinarily large bounty on his head (well in the trillions) for attempting to destroy the Novus Orbis Librarium, and is Jin and Saya's older brother. His right arm is prosthetic and contains the powerful "Azure Grimoire", or "BlazBlue". He is the protagonist of the BlazBlue series.

Jin Kisaragi (ジン=キサラギ?)
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese); David Vincent (English)

Jin Kisaragi is a former Major and 4th Thaumaturgist Squadron Commander of the Novus Orbis Librarium, and Ragna and Saya's brother. He wields the Nox Nyctores "Mucro Algesco: Yukianesa" sword.

Noel Vermillion (ノエル=ヴァーミリオン Noeru Vāmirion?)/Mu-12 (ミュー·トゥエルブ Myū-Tuerubu?, μ-12-, μ -No.12-)
Voiced by: Kanako Kondō (Japanese); Cristina Valenzuela (English)

Noel Vermillion is a former lieutenant of the Novus Orbis Librarium who was assigned to return the AWOL Jin Kisaragi to his post. In reality, she's a Murakumo Unit known as Mu-12. She wields the Nox Nyctores "Arcus Diabolus: Bolverk" revolvers.

Rachel Alucard (レイチェル=アルカード Reicheru Arukādo?)
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese); Mela Lee (English)

Rachel Alucard is the head of the Alucard vampire clan. She is the current owner of the "Tsukuyomi Unit".

Nago (ナゴ?)
Voiced by: Masaru Suzuki (Japanese); Ethan Murray (English)

Nago is Rachel's black transmogrifying cat that speaks and acts just as snobbishly as her. He is often seen in umbrella form but he could also morph into and be used as either a Lobelia (bat lance) cannon or a comfy chair.

Gii (ギイ ?)
Voiced by: Sena Tsubaki (Japanese); Cindy Robinson (English)

Gii is Rachel's stout red bat familiar. He is often burdened by Rachel's orders during teatime, or her fits wherein she has the penchant of either using him as a footrest or pinching his cheek.

Taokaka (タオカカ?)
Voiced by: Chiwa Saito (Japanese); Philece Sampler (English)

Taokaka is a respected warrior of the Kaka clan, who is attempting to apprehend Ragna the Bloodedge and use the bounty to secure a new home-land for the Kaka.

Iron Tager (アイアン=テイガー Aian Teigā?, TR-0009)
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Japanese); Jamieson Price (English)

Iron Tager is a Sector Seven professor who has been mechanically enhanced to perform field-work.

Litchi Faye-Ling (ライチ=フェイ=リン Raichi Fei Rin?)
Voiced by: Chiaki Takahashi (Japanese); Lauren Landa (English)
Arakune (アラクネ?)
Voiced by: Takashi Hikida (Japanese); Spike Spencer (English)
Bang Shishigami (シシガミ=バング / 獅子神 萬駆 Shishigami Bangu?)
Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (Japanese); Steve Kramer (English)
Carl Clover (カルル=クローバー Karuru Kurōbā?)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (English)
Hakumen (ハクメン?, Alternatively spelled Haku-men)
Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese); David Vincent (English)

Hakumen is one of the Six Heroes whom defeated the Black Beast. In truth, Hakumen is Jin's future self, whose soul was bound to the Susano'o unit after falling into the Gates of Sheol and saved by Rachel.

Nu-13 (ニュー·サーティーン Nyū-Sātīn?, ν-13-, ν -No.13-)
Voiced by: Kanako Kondō (Japanese); Cristina Valenzuela (English)
Tsubaki Yayoi (ツバキ=ヤヨイ?)
Voiced by: Asami Imai (Japanese); Julie Ann Taylor (English)

Tsubaki Yayoi is Jin Kisaragi's childhood friend, Noel Vermillion, Carl Clover and Makoto Nanaya's former roommate from the Military Academy, and a major of the non-official Novus Orbis Librarium's Zero Squadron.

Lambda-11 (ラムダ·イレブン Ramuda-Irebun?, λ-11-, λ -No.11-)
Voiced by: Kanako Kondō (Japanese); Cristina Valenzuela (English)
Yūki Terumi (ユウキ=テルミ?)/ Hazama (ハザマ?)
Voiced by: Yūichi Nakamura (Japanese); Doug Erholtz (English)

Hazama is a captain of Novus Orbis Librarium's Intelligence Department. In reality, his real name is Yuki Terumi, a former member of the Six Heroes who betrayed them, and the one whom responsible for kidnapping Saya and had Jin being mind controlled by Yukianesa. He is the secondary antagonist alongside Relius.

Makoto Nanaya (マコト=ナナヤ?)
Voiced by: Tomomi Isomura (Japanese); Cindy Robinson (English)

Makoto Nanaya is a former classmate of Tsubaki Yayoi, Carl Clover, Noel Vermillion, and Jin Kisaragi from the Military Academy. She is a squirrel beastkin.

Valkenhayn R. Hellsing (ヴァルケンハイン=R=ヘルシング Varukenhain Āru Herushingu?)
Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (Japanese); Doug Stone (English)

Rachel's servant and one o the Six Heroes. He is a wolf beastkin.

Platinum the Trinity (プラチナ=ザ=トリニティ Purachina za Toriniti?)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)
Relius Clover (レリウス=クローバー Reriusu Kurōbā?)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); Travis Willingham (English)

Relius Clover is the father of Carl Clover and Ada Clover as well as the husband of Ignis. He and Terumi are the secondary antagonists of the series.

Kokonoe (ココノエ?)
Voiced by: Chie Matsūra (Japanese); Julie Ann Taylor (English)

Kokonoe is a scientist at Sector Seven, and an important supporting character in the BlazBlue series. She is the daughter of Six Heroes Jubei and Nine.

Jubei (獣兵衛 Jūbē?)
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma (Japanese); Kirk Thornton (English)

Jubei, also known as Mitsuyoshi, is one of the Six Heroes and Ragna's master who battled the Black Beast alongside Hakumen. He is a cat beastkin.

Linhua (リンファ Rinfa?)
Voiced by: Yukiko Kato (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (English)

Litchi's assistant in the clinic.

Saya (サヤ?)
Voiced by: Yukana (Japanese); Kate Davis (English)

Saya is the younger sister to both Jin and Ragna. She was born with a frail body, and throughout her life, she was bullied by her brother Jin. Her other brother, Ragna, was much more caring, spent much time with her. Jin grew jealous of the relationship Ragna and Saya shared, and eventually attempted to kill her, immediately after she gave Jin the Nox Nyctores, Yukianesa. She is somehow possessed by an entity known as Izanami and was kidnapped by Yūki Terumi that day, and being given unconscious to Relius Clover under Izanami's order.

Trinity Glassfield (トリニティ=グラスフィール Toriniti Gurasufīru?)
Voiced by: Aoi Yūki (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)
Imperator Librarius Izanami (?)
Voiced by: Yukana (Japanese); Kate Davis (English)

The true antagonist of the series and the imperator of the NOL. She had Hazama and Relius kidnap Saya and made her into her vessel.

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
01 "Crimson Rebel"
"Akaki Hangyakusha" (赤き反逆者) 
October 8, 2013
02 "Successor of the Azure"
"Ao no Keishōsha" (蒼の継承者) 
October 15, 2013
03 "The Observing Eye"
"Bōkan no Me" (傍観の眼) 
October 22, 2013
04 "Probabilistic Events"
"Kakuritsu Jishō" (確率事象) 
October 29, 2013
05 "The Pair of White Guns"
"Shiroki Sōjū" (白き双銃) 
November 5, 2013
06 "False World"
"Itsuwari no Sekai" (偽りの世界) 
November 12, 2013
07 "The Wings of Judgment"
"Shinpan no Hane" (審判の羽根) 
November 19, 2013
08 "The Mechanical Soul"
"Kikaishikake no Tamashī" (機械仕掛けの魂) 
November 26, 2013
09 "The Power of Order"
"Chitsujo no Chikara" (秩序の力) 
December 3, 2013
10 "Cocoon of the Godslayer"
"Kamigoroshi no Mayu" (神殺しの繭) 
December 10, 2013
11 "Murakumo Awakens"
"Murakumo Kakusei" (叢雲覚醒) 
December 17, 2013
12 "Expense for the Future"
"Mirai e no Daishō" (未来への代償) 
December 24, 2013

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