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Calamity Trigger

A researcher of magic with a body containing countless insects. Currently living in the sewers beneath Kagutsuchi. In order to maintain its existence it requires a large amount of vitality, which it obtains through attacking humans and Kaka. One day, it senses a disproportionally large energy source and begins to move.[1]

Arcade Mode

Stage IV: Bang Shishigami

The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- No-25

I   seems I      been de   ted   Some        com   . Who?

Bang: Waaait, wait wait wait wait wait! I said waaaaaaait! Did someone call for a superhero? No matter! A superhero has arrived! The protector of the peace, dreams, and order of Kagutsuchi is here! Bang Shishigami, a man whose passion burns whenever there's a battle around, has arrived! You must be Arakune!

Hiss   Yo  smell        im  cile. Hmm        rather not     involve   .

Bang: Hmmmm. I guess I didn't even have to ask. That simple yet strange expression. Those looks. You must be him. The evil ghost who attacks the residents of Kagutsuchi! No matter what strange sorcery you may use, you cannot escape my sight! Today you evil deeds shall end! I, Sir Bang, will punish you!

     oddly red.                         really loud...

Bang: Waaaaait! Are you trying to run away!?

<Arakune Victory>

Bang: Gaaaaaaah! M-Mortified...

No need    consu   him .   looks  eally nasty. Hguhguhguh...
Stage VIII: Iron Tager

Orient Town
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- No-19

Tager: I didn't think I'd bump into you here. Long time no see.

This  s  org  ni .        consi er        er col   .  organ   mass sh                   hell ou    here. Ghuguh  hrk.

Tager: If only they could see you now... How they would grieve... Not only her, but Kokonoe as well.

Ugghh  augh    konoe,  id yo  say Ko  noe!? Gggg  uggh...! Nooo, it's     like that! I—NO      NO NO! I'm real — Aaargh, dammit! T   Azure        Azure! Damn      God        Gugh  arrrrggghh  Keeheeheeheehee

Tager: You've fallen...

<Arakune Victory>

Tager: Ugh... impossible... I can't let you roam around like this...

  never  inten       eat yo  from     start.    damn idiot  . Goo b  .
Stage IX: Hakumen

the Gate
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- Area No-0

   se   it!   can see   ! I     smell    near!     Azure This        Az    I   look       !

Hakumen: Are you captivated, insect?

D  n't think I would be caugh Huh?     's         ?   don't feel     color         .

Hakumen: So this is the result of passing through the Boundary and into the present. It would appear you couldn't handle the wisdom you gave your body for.

Shut    hell up. You    not         ! Damn    , are     planning to take    Azure!?

Hakumen: Regardless of what we look like or what dimension we exist in, deep down, you and I are very much the same.

Azure it's    Azure. If   have   Azure, no one can...    time   coming! Th   Azure is gushing in     Azure! Keeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheeheehee

Hakumen: The time is fast approaching, then. We must hurry. I'm afraid you're too corrupt to be part of the justice I seek, my brother. I am the white void. I am the cold steel. I am the just sword. With blade in hand shall I reap the sins of this world, and cleanse it in the fires of destruction. I am Hakumen. The end has come!

<Arakune Victory>

Hakumen: Guh! How dare you interrupt me, Grimalkin!

    stsagnant feeling    coming! Thi  is Azure, Azure! Ahhhh, how delightful!     incredible! Haha ahahahahah.
Stage X: Nu-13

Sheol Gate AD2199/12/31
The 13th hierarchical city -KAGUTSUCHI- Area No-0

Nu-13: Loading...loading...loading...loading... Complete...

I've been waiting          en waiting   long time  ! The Azure, please           azure blood of the beast!

Nu-13: Scanning: complete. Auto-mode: confirmed.

Ahhh  Aah Ahaha  Hguhguh  ghahahaha  Aaahahah

Nu-13: Scanning: complete. IFF determined. Processing... Subject determined to be hostile.


Nu-13: Now beginning termination of subject.

<Arakune Victory>

...wanted to surpass her...


BlazBlue Calamity Trigger Arakune Arcade 01.png

AD 2196
Day 1

I updated my journal today. New things are always very exciting. Our meeting today was about using seithr to create weapons. I have no idea who keeps bringing that up. I hate sitting in that room, with its hard chairs and harder people.
I told her a story, and she laughed. I didn’t think it was very funny, but her laughter was so infectious, I found myself laughing too.

Day 5

I feel really depressed. It's all because of something someone said to me. I don’t hate Kokonoe. She took good care of Litchi and me, and unlike the others here, I don’t plan to denounce her theory. Her skills and her mind are way beyond what a normal person can hope for. Putting that talent to waste just pisses me off. If I had that skill...Ugh.

Day 13

I've been getting a lot of stomachaches lately. Every time it happens, she says, “Hang in there,” and cheers me up. I’m grateful for it, but...
She seems to be doing really well working under her. Every time something doesn’t go my way, I can’t help but think that it’s because I’m just a human. No. I can’t think like that. I’m trying my best, right...?

Day 19

Kokonoe hasn't brought in any test animals for a while. I thought she'd just throw this one in Jotunheim, but she told me it was her assistant. I wondered why she chose a monster, but I was afraid I’d get yelled at if I spoke up, so I kept quiet. Still, if that wasn’t bad enough, Kokonoe told me, “He’s inexperienced, so please take care of him,” and made me take the creature along on my investigations. I talked to the creature a little bit, and it doesn’t seem like a bad guy, so that’s something...
I talked to her more than usual today, and told her all the things I’d been worrying about lately. She looked more serious than I’d seen her in a while. She got what she deserved.

Day 32

I've made a discovery. I was so immersed, I completely lost track of the time. I wrote most of it in my report, but I'll put some of it here too. It's regarding the seithr people often use, but don't understand. Some suggest it's the realization of fairy tales or the result of human sacrifice, but they're all wrong. Seithr is actually a kind of nanomachine.
That’s right! Kokonoe doesn’t believe in using Armagus. She’d never believe this could be the answer.


BlazBlue Calamity Trigger Arakune Arcade 02.png

Something, wrong.
I'm explain   it
clearly... Why doesn't anyone get it?

Day  2

Why? This is all wrong. We won't make it in time.
We're  ing


BlazBlue Calamity Trigger Arakune Arcade 03.png

She always comes. I see
every    . I want to     who it is,      no long  have    mouth. She    again. O  course.. if  don't have   face, I      make one.


Ahh,  itchi, I   here.

Calamity Trigger Reconstruction

Having run away from Sector Seven, Arakune found himself within the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi, becoming a monster lurking within its sewers. The Novus Orbis Librarium issued a bounty on him, and the monster fed on the kittens of the Kaka in Lost Town, having constant scraps with Taokaka, the clan's guardian.

In the late December of 2199, Arakune was found by Ragna the Bloodedge. The monster sensed the Azure on the man and attacked him, but were interrupted by Litchi, who had become a doctor within the Hierarchical City to protect others from Arakune and to save Roy. Arakune lay on the ground while Ragna and Litchi talked about him before finally escaping. [2]

Continuum Shift

It was originally a researcher of Sector Seven, who opened a forbidden door in his zealous search for the truth. It transformed him into an amorphous creature that housed countless insects within its body. It wanders while searching for a "strong life force" that will sustain its existence.[3]

Arcade Mode

Stage IV: Taokaka

Taokaka: Y-You're the squiggly guy! Meow. You promised to stay out of trouble!

You   nothing    replica   ages  ast. I   ve    use    you.    I seek is    Azure. If    get i   m   wa , I  ll devo  you.

Taokaka: Meow... I still have no idea what you're saying.

You...    ur combat   ecs     imp   ive...    ality, endur    ...      high... But     telligence...         lacking.

Taokaka: I don't know what you just said, but... For some reason I feel like you just made fun of meow!

 don't ha   ti    for idiots.    appear.

Taokaka: You're still worth lotsa money, so I'm gonna beat you up and turn you into spending cash for the Kaka village... Get ready!

<Arakune Victory>

Taokaka: Mew... Y-You got... stronger, squiggly... I'm sorry, everybody...

Arakune: Bon petite!

<Arakune goes to eat Tao, but is stopped by Bang>

Bang: Toh! Taokaka, are you all right? Eh!? What's this?! Villain! Your ink-stained mask cannot hide your evil! You dark attack my cute disciple! I will have justice!

Taokaka: ... Thank you, scruffy man. But, I don't remember becoming your disciple...

Red... I ha    no tim ... To   aste     you...

<Arakune disappears>

Bang: H-How dare you run!? Waiiiiiit!

Stage VIII: Carl Clover

Carl: You are... Mr. Arakune, correct? I remember seeing you on the wanted list...

Ugh...! Is   at   cau    ity  weap   !? I     ow th   ...  I know this feeling... Yes, I remember this... The emanation from... Kokonoe...

Carl: Do you... know my sister?

Caus  ty     pon. Nox Ny    es Ni   ana! Th    are nine     gether... Yes, ye ...Ko   noe... This    your secr  !     secret! Keehehehe!

Carl: It seems you know quite a bit. I don't know if I'll be able to extract any of that information from you, but as they say... better safe than sorry.

<Arakune Victory>

Carl: Ugh, you're rather strong... Sis, are you OK? I can still fight... Sis, will you help me...?

That    ight... Th  ca   ality weap   ... If I a   sorb this... No,    that wo 't work...       won't fit...   mechanical...    -hat's why... is s Koko  e's... Kikikikii!

<Arakune disappears>

Carl: Ah. Wait!

Stage IX: Litchi Faye-Ling

Litchi: I thought you would come here...

You  re not... wi   in my me   ries...

Litchi: I felt it, too. I was able to sense the Azure. Lao Jiu is doing his best, but I guess it's spreading faster than I anticipated.

You  c  lor... I see    u've absorbed    too... A   sorb... Hahahahaha... HAHAHAHA.

Litchi: I have no regrets. This was the only way for me to stop you. To tap into the power that lies beyond the Boundary...

Arakune: The power of the Boundary is immense, but it is that same power that runs through the Azure. If you have tapped it, then you too will be drawn in... Like us...

Litchi: Eh!?

Arakune: Litchi, this is a line you must not cross. You can still be saved. Return to Kokonoe. She will know what to do. Damn her, but she is a genius... Kehehe!

Litchi: No, hold on! Don't lose yourself again!

Taka... Taka... Takamagahara...! Kiihehehehe! That's how they... Monitor... monitor... monitor us!

Litchi: Ugh!

<Arakune Victory>

Litchi: Ngh... ugghh...

Wh-   hat is this...     woman... Is n  in   y    mories. I see...      Azure.. Th   zure    near...
Stage X: Hazama

Hazama: Whoa, didn't think I'd find you here, buddy...

Azure, Azure, Azure... I   so bright... It's so   rong...  The Azure I    ve been sea    in for all  long...

Hazama: *Sigh* Even the power of Izayoi didn't help her... Ah well. I didn't see this coming, but with the Azure this concentrated, I suppose it was only a matter of time.

I fe    Azure com   fro   you,   o... Az    , Azure! Why...w   is  !?  The Azure    oire is th    rce...    life... I    infinite!

Hazama: I suppose I should expect this from an incomplete Black Beast... You sure look like a monster, but I guess there's still a brain rattling around in there.

The Az   ...Yes... I am...     self... To    ome    e Azure...

Hazama: Yes, yes, you're a failure pal. I get it. Still, not just any human could get this degree of transformation. I tip my hat to you. Restriction 666 released! Dimensional interference force field deployed!

Az     ... The Azure...    ur  zure... I don    ow...

Hazama: Azure, huh? All right. Lemme show you the -true- power of the Azure! Code S.O.L.! Azure Grimoire, activate!

Devour, devour, devour, devour, devour! I   ill  de   ur that Azure!

Terumi: Lets play a little, you unfinished little bastard!



BlazBlue Continuum Shift Arakune Arcade 01.png

Terumi: Well, that was fun... Real good warm-up. Thanks, pal.

Arakune: Guh... gugugugugugu...

Terumi: Well, I'd expect nothing less from an incomplete Black Beast... just as tenacious.

Arakune: I... I'm the... Black Beast?

Terumi: No no no no... What? Didn't you hear me? You're an incomplete copy! You're a good vessel, but if you can't summon the sword, you're just trash.

Arakune: ... Trash...? I am... trash?

BlazBlue Continuum Shift General Arcade 02.png

Terumi: Yeah, that's right. You're trash, pal, TRASH! All you know is how to devour souls... Though, you're a helluva lot easier to deal with than the REAL deal.

Arakune: You... You... You...! Guhgugugu! The Azure that I want... is right there!

Terumi: All right, playtime's over. The Azure you want so bad is about to wake up!

BlazBlue Continuum Shift General Arcade 03.png

Terumi: Now... Murakumo...activate! This world is nothing but lies! LIES!

BlazBlue Continuum Shift General Arcade 04.png

Terumi: Lemme show you what I like to call the truth! The truth called "despair"! In the name of Susanno'o, I command you! Murakumo, AWAKEN!

BlazBlue Continuum Shift General Arcade 05(A).png

Terumi: Behold the sword of the god-slayer, KUSANAGI!

BlazBlue Continuum Shift General Arcade 05(B).png

Terumi: Let all that lies fall before your divine blade!

BlazBlue Continuum Shift Arakune Arcade 02.png

Terumi: Gaahahahaha! Finally, I've got the true successor to the Azure! Try and stop me NOW, Master Unit

BlazBlue Continuum Shift General Arcade 06.png

Terumi: Amaterasu!

Chrono Phantasma

A researcher of Sector Seven. For the sake of surpassing Kokonoe, he touched the Boundary; as a result, he lost his memories and was transformed into an amorphous creature that sought only the Azure. After that, the creature was captured by Relius Clover and modified into a puppet.[4]

Story Mode

Chrono Phantasma

Arakune followed Relius around in Ikaruga before being ordered to infiltrate the NOL branch in the 6th Hierarchical City of Yabiko.[5] When he did, he found Noel, who had subconsciously entered the Realm. Arakune assaulted her, but Ragna and Kagura Mutsuki broke down the door and Arakune was forced to fight the Black Knight. He lost and retreated, returning back to Relius, telling him about Noel and Ragna being in the Yabiko branch before being ordered to return to Hazama.[6]

Sector Seven

After Relius captured him in Kagutsuchi, Arakune was locked away in a laboratory where he was implemented with an Artificial Causality Phenomenon Weapon. Litchi also worked in this lab and would visit him when she had the time. Before long, Relius sent Arakune to the Ikaruga Region.[7] He was then ordered to attack Bang and Bullet, luring them back to the Grave Marker of Bases. Relius planned to use Arakune as the base for a new Black Beast.[8]

Central Fiction

A researcher of magic with a body containing countless insects. Currently living in the sewers beneath Kagutsuchi. In order to maintain its existence, it requires a large amount of vitality, which it obtains through attacking humans and Kaka. Claiming itself as the "Azure Grimoire," he (?) senses the Azure and moves.[9]

Transferred into the Embryo, Arakune strangely became one of the chosen. In the Kaka Village, he found Bullet and fought her until she managed to fend him off. [10] He later lurked in the sewers of Area 28 until he sensed a piece of the Azure and came across Ragna, whom he assaulted. However, Arakune then sensed Noel, who holds a piece of the true Azure, and stopped in order to hunt down the young woman instead. He attempted to devour her but was stopped by Ragna and was nearly killed by him before Litchi came to his rescue, allowing him some time to flee. [11]

He ran deeper into the sewers before being chased down by Litchi. When he smelled the scent of the Azure on her, he attacked. However, almost immediately he realized it would overpower him, knowing that the power of the Boundary that she channeled would consume him, and he stopped his attack and fled. [12] Like the other chosen, Arakune was transported to Ikaruga by Nine the Phantom who told him to kill Izanami to claim his piece of the Azure. Before hunting down Izanami, however, he was discovered by his former colleague Tager, whom he assaulted and forced to retreat. [13] He found Nu-13 much deeper in Ikaruga and attempted to attack her, but was repelled by Relius Clover, so he fled. [14] In a possibility created by Phenomenon Intervention, Ragna took Arakune's desire and devoured it. [15]

Bang takes Litchi's place in the final battle

Later, Arakune was tracked down by Litchi, Tao, and Bang. He fought the three of them before swallowing Litchi, which allowed her to meet Roy, and then spitting her out again. Arakune desired to become a Black Beast through absorbing nearby seithr, but was stopped by Bang and eventually dissolved into seithr. [16] It is unknown if Arakune's data was backed up by Es, and he has not been seen since.


  1. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Official Site (JP), Arakune
  2. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger - Part 2, Chapter 2 - Cross Fate
  3. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Official Site (JP), Arakune
  4. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (JP), Arakune
  5. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 8: Reunion
  6. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Chrono Phantasma, Episode 12: Uninvited Guest
  7. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Sector Seven, Episode 2: Unwavering Feelings
  8. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Story Mode, Sector Seven, Episode 9: The Beast
  9. BlazBlue: Central Fiction Consumer Edition Official Site (JP), Story - Arakune
  10. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 003, Chapter 016, Sub Scenario 1
  11. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 003, Chapter 020
  12. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 004, Chapter 025, Sub Scenario 1
  13. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 005, Chapter 038, Sub Scenario 2
  14. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 007, Chapter 051, Sub Scenario 1
  15. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 010, Chapter 077
  16. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 010, Chapter 080, Sub Scenario 2