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BlazBlue Alter Memory Anime's Promo Streamed

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
teamKG, Hoods adapt BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger's plot in October

The first promotional video for BlazBlue Alter Memory, the television anime based on Arc System Works' fighting game franchise began streaming on Saturday. The video features the opening theme "Blue Blaze" by singer Faylan. The video announced that Aira Yūki (Space Battleship Yamato 2199, The Book of Bantorra) will perform the ending theme "Reincarnation Blue."

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 (Tomokazu Sugita), 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.

The games' cast members reprise their roles in the anime.

The games' Toshimichi Mori is supervising the project, and Hideki Tachibana (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira) is directing the anime at teamKG and Hoods Entertainment. Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00) is collaborating on the direction. Deko Akao (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Mysterious Girlfriend X) is overseeing the series scripts being co-written by Tatsuya Takahashi (The IDOLM@STER, Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~). Tomoyuki Shitaya (Bakuman., Hatsukoi Limited, Kiss×sis) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director.

The anime will premiere this October.

Video via Vito Plahuta

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