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BlazBlue: Alter Memory

BlazBlue: Alter Memory

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ブレイブルー オルターメモリー

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2013 to Dec 25, 2013
Genres: Action, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.301 (scored by 14870 users)
Ranked: #58612
Popularity: #940
Members: 37,892
Favorites: 97
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Synopsis

The story is set in December of 2199, when the streets are full of anticipation for the end of the year and the start of the new one. Amid the celebrations, word spreads that Ragna the Bloodedge, an SS-class rebel with the highest ever bounty on his head, has appeared in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. The apparent aim of Ragna or the "Grim Reaper" is the destruction of the system controlling the world. To collect the bounty, a motley array of unrivaled fighters converge on Kagutsuchi.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hazama
Hazama
Main
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Alucard, Rachel
Alucard, Rachel
Main
Ueda, Kana
Japanese
Ueda, Kana
Kisaragi, Jin
Kisaragi, Jin
Main
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Kakihara, Tetsuya
the Bloodedge, Ragna
the Bloodedge, Ragna
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Sugita, Tomokazu
Satou, Rina
Japanese
Satou, Rina
...

Staff

Tachibana, Hideki
Director
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Takahashi, Tatsuya
Script
Akao, Deko
Script, Series Composition



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Dec 27, 2013
endlessdusk
I would like to provide some of my insights on this show, as a viewer who had not played any of the BlazBlue games. At the very least, I had watched a few gameplay videos of them on YouTube.

STORY: 3/10 Poor

In my opinion, this series is created with the sole assumption of: the viewers had already played the games before, and are very knowledgable about the plot. And if you happen to be like me who did not meet this requirement, then there’s a very high chance that even after finishing this series, you don’t even know what BlazBlue is.

That is how bad the read more
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Feb 1, 2014
NoelAkemi
Story

First off BB: Alter Memory is based off the popular fighting game series BlazBlue. The series adapts the first two games in the series Calamity Trigger and Continuum Shift and crams it in a 12 episode anime! The story starts off with our main hero Ragna the Bloodegde fighting some creepy robot girl named Nu. Ragna gets stabbed by Nu and we're introduced to a gothic princess girl and her butler taking about the event that just took place and the outcome of the situtation. We then see more character that are introduced and we don't know anything about them only we can infer read more
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Dec 24, 2013
Stark700
Adaptation of video games has always been a recurring trend in today’s anime industry. Each year, new anime series makes it to the market based on previous successes of its original material. There have been some successes but also failures in terms of achieving satisfactory results of adaptations. Where does BlazBlue: Alter Memory stand at on the satisfaction scale? If I had to judge this show on an overall scale of 100, it would be at 40. This is an anime series that shows exactly how not to adapt an anime series. It’s an example that made itself look like a joke that’s not even read more
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Mar 9, 2014
edup_2004
This anime is based on the video games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. Although I haven't played any of this games I'll still write this review about the anime. So if you have played the games you may have a different perspective about it.

Story 3/10:
Well to begin with the review i should tell you about the story. The first episode started with a fight. In this episode i couldn't found an explanation about whats was going on or why. And even after the first episode the only information i could found was about the main character and it was very short. Only read more
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Recommendations

Very similar plots : In distant future, an Outlaw / Rebel gets chased down by the authorities and bounty hunters for being the most wanted head in history.
The main characters also look physically very similar : spiky hair, red coat, mechanical hand, black hands and shoes 
Both of the anime have one guy whom unrivaled groups had been hunting for some reason. One knows why he was being captured (Blazblue) while the other does not (K). Both shows are 'epic-ly' drawn and animated. Both stories are interesting and are shounen and supernatural. Both anime has a very nice soundtrack and a choice of voice actors. And both of them can be enjoyed very well. 
Both have Yandere characters. Blazblue has Nu-13 and Mirai Nikki has Yuno. Both are battle oriented and have a bit of a romance going. Both are about capturing and defeating opponents in either a survival game(Mirai Nikki) or a bounty(BlazBlue) Both have good detail in terms of animation and are epic, even though BlazBlue is more of a supernatural anime and Mirai Nikki falls more in the line of a psychological thriller. 
They are similar because both shows are confusing. You have to think a lot and they share somehow the profile of the characters.
Something to watch if you want a short show. 

Opening Theme

"BLUE BLAZE" by Faylan

Ending Theme

#1: "REINCARNATION BLUE" by Aira Yuuki (eps 1-11)
#2: "synonym" by Faylan (ep 12)

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