BlazBlue: Alter Memory

Watch BlazBlue: Alter Memory

  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 5.9  (137)

BlazBlue: Alter Memory is a 12-episode anime adaptation of the popular fighting game franchise from Arc System Works. The show follows the story of Ragna the Bloodedge, a wanted criminal with a large bounty on his head. Ragna is being pursued by other characters in the game, including the powerful warrior Jin Kisaragi, the catgirl assassin Taokaka, and the mysterious scientist Kokonoe.

The show takes place in a world called the Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi, which is over 13,000 meters tall and has a strict caste system. In this world, people with magical powers known as Ars Magus are highly respected and often occupy positions of power. Ragna is a skilled fighter who possesses the power of the Azure Grimoire, a powerful magical artifact that is sought after by many individuals and organizations.

BlazBlue: Alter Memory is a highly stylized show with a distinct visual style that is faithful to the source material. The anime features a vibrant color palette and dynamic action scenes that will delight fans of the BlazBlue games. The show's soundtrack is also excellent, featuring a mix of rock and orchestral music that adds to the intensity of the fight scenes.

One of the strengths of BlazBlue: Alter Memory is its cast of characters. Ragna the Bloodedge is a compelling protagonist who is equal parts badass and sympathetic. His backstory is tragic, and his motivations are understandable. Jin Kisaragi, Ragna's primary adversary, is a complex character who has a complicated relationship with his brother. Taokaka, while initially introduced as comic relief, proves to be a capable fighter with a strong sense of loyalty.

The show's voice cast is also excellent, with David Vincent giving a standout performance as Ragna the Bloodedge. Patrick Seitz also shines as Jin Kisaragi, providing an excellent contrast to Vincent's performance. Cristina Valenzuela provides a great performance as Noel Vermillion, another key character in the series.

BlazBlue: Alter Memory is an action-packed show that will appeal to fans of the fighting game genre. The show's fight scenes are well choreographed and feature a variety of moves and techniques that will keep viewers engaged. The show also includes a healthy dose of humor, which helps to balance out the more serious moments.

Despite its strengths, there are some issues with the pacing of the show. Due to its short episode count, some of the storylines feel rushed, and some characters don't get as much screen time as they deserve. Additionally, the show's ending is somewhat abrupt and raises more questions than it answers.

All in all, BlazBlue: Alter Memory is a solid adaptation of the BlazBlue games. While it's not without its flaws, it features engaging characters and exciting fight scenes that will keep viewers entertained. If you're a fan of the games, or just looking for a fun action series, BlazBlue: Alter Memory is worth checking out.

BlazBlue: Alter Memory is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on October 8, 2013.

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Alter Memory: The Price for the Future
12. Alter Memory: The Price for the Future
December 24, 2013
Kokonoe and Rachel believe that Noel's transformation into Mu is irreversible, but Ragna refuses to give up on Noel.
The Murakumo Awakens
11. The Murakumo Awakens
December 17, 2013
Terumi's designs for Noel come to fulfillment and he boast about what he has achieved to Ragna, even as Ragna fights a losing battle against him to save Noel.
The God Killer's Cocoon
10. The God Killer's Cocoon
December 10, 2013
Makoto and Noel face off in opposition to Hazama as he explains to Noel what her true place is in this world.
The Power of Order
9. The Power of Order
December 2, 2013
As Makoto works to get Noel to safety, she enlightens Noel on her faith in Kokonoe and her doubts about Hazama. Tsubaki finally finds Jin again, who is still struggling to deal with his recalcitrant weapon.
The Mechanical Soul
8. The Mechanical Soul
November 26, 2013
Hazama throws an obstacle in Ragna's way to buy himself some time. This encounter leads Ragna to have an entirely different sort of experience with Lambda.
The Wings of Judgment
7. The Wings of Judgment
November 19, 2013
Tager continues to slowly track Noel. Noel locates Tsubaki, which results in a complex showdown. And Rachel leads Ragna to where he needs to be and to confront what he already knows.
False World
6. False World
November 12, 2013
Kokonoe's little gambit with Ragna plays out. In the meantime, Jin is still searching for Ragna, but instead, ends up being found by Bang Shishigami, who wants revenge against Jin.
The Pair of White Guns
5. The Pair of White Guns
November 5, 2013
Rachel carries out her own mysterious business as usual, porting from place to place. Kokonoe has her own agenda and sends Tager to carry out a mission. And Ragna works towards a full recovery with the help of some friends.
Probabilistic Events
4. Probabilistic Events
October 29, 2013
As Ragna heals from his wounds, Rachel meets up with three mysterious beings and Noel runs into an old friend and classmate from the Military Academy.
The Observing Eye
3. The Observing Eye
October 22, 2013
Rachel has her showdown with Takemikazuchi, Hazama shows his true colors, and Ragna faces a fight with yet another bounty hunter.
The Azure Successor
2. The Azure Successor
October 15, 2013
Rachel and Hazama look after Ragna, hoping against hope that their expectations will be betrayed, in spite of the fact that all has continued to go as it always has.
The Red Rebel
1. The Red Rebel
October 8, 2013
Ragna is on a one-man rampage against the ruling body, the Novus Orbis Librarium. And a mysterious woman named Rachel directs him to go to the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi next.
Where to Watch BlazBlue: Alter Memory
BlazBlue: Alter Memory is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch BlazBlue: Alter Memory on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 8, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (137)