BlazBlue: Alter Memory is the anime adaptation of the BlazBlue series. It roughly follows the events of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. It was produced by Hoods Entertainment and teamKG, first airing in Japan on October 8th, 2013.
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Long ago, an insidious Black Beast sought to obliterate the human race, but the monster was defeated by a valiant Band of Heroes wielding the power of Ars Magus: a potent combo of magic and technology. Now, a roguish outlaw known as Ragna the Bloodedge seeks to wreak havoc upon the Librarium, a clandestine organization that governs Ars Magus. Armed with the mighty Azure Grimoire, Ragna quickly becomes the target of vigilantes, scientists, vampires, and Librarium foot soldiers. As he spirals toward a violent showdown with the maniacal Hazama, Ragna will discover just how closely his fate is tied to the future of our world!
|No.||Title||Original air date||Screenplay||End Card Illustration|
|1||The Red Rebel (赤き反逆者)||October 8, 2013||Deko Akao||Sumeragi|
|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.
|2||The Azure Successor (蒼の継承者)||October 15, 2013||Deko Akao||Yumeji Kiriko|
|Rachel and Hazama watch over Ragna, hoping against hope that their expectations will be betrayed,|
in spite of the fact that all has gone as it always has.
|3||The Spectating Eye (傍観の眼)||October 22, 2013||Deko Akao||Yoshioka Sakaki|
|Rachel has her showdown with Takemikazuchi, Hazama shows his true colors, |
and Ragna faces a fight with yet another bounty hunter.
|4||Probabilistic Events (確率事象)||October 29, 2013||Tatsuya Takahashi||Daisuke Ishiwatari|
|As Ragna recovers from his wounds,|
Rachel meets with three mysterious beings and Noel runs into an old friend and classmate from the Military Academy.
|5||The Pair of White Guns (白き双銃)||November 5, 2013||Deko Akao||Shōji Satō|
|Rachel conducts 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.
|6||False World (偽りの世界)||November 12, 2013||Tatsuya Takahashi||Namaniku ATK|
|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.
|7||The Wings of Judgement (審判の羽根)||November 19, 2013||Tatsuya Takahashi||Shiki Douji|
|Tager continues to slowly track Noel. Noel finds Tsubaki, which results in a complicated showdown. |
And Rachel leads Ragna to where he needs to be and to confront what he already knows.
|8||The Mechanical Soul (機械仕掛けの魂)||November 26, 2013||Deko Akao||Sumeragi Kohaku|
|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.
|9||The Power of Order (秩序の力)||December 3, 2013||Tatsuya Takahashi||Yun Kōga|
|As Makoto works to get Noel to safety, she explains her faith in Kokonoe and her doubts about Hazama.|
And Tsubaki finally finds Jin again, who is still struggling to deal with his recalcitrant weapon.
|10||The God-Killer's Cocoon (神殺しの繭)||December 10, 2013||Mori Toshimichi
|Makoto and Noel face off against Hazama as he explains to Noel what her true place is in this world.|
|11||The Murakumo Awakens (叢雲覚醒)||December 17, 2013||Deko Akao||Yūki Katō|
|Terumi's designs for Noel come to fruition and he crows about what he has achieved to Ragna,|
even as Ragna fights a losing battle against him to save Noel.
|12||The Price for the Future (未来への代償)||December 24, 2013||Akira Wamura
|Kokonoe and Rachel believe that Noel's transformation into Mu is irreversible, |
but Ragna refuses to give up on Noel.
- Ragna the Bloodedge
- Jin Kisaragi
- Noel Vermillion
- Rachel Alucard
- Iron Tager
- Litchi Faye-Ling
- Bang Shishigami
- Carl Clover
- Tsubaki Yayoi
- Makoto Nanaya
- Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
- Platinum the Trinity
- Relius Clover
- Yuuki Terumi
- Celica A. Mercury (flashback)
- Nine the Phantom (as Phantom)
- Trinity Glassfille
- Kaka Kittens
- Ada Clover (as Deus Machina: Nirvana)
- Ignis Clover (as Fluctus Redactum: Ignis)
The reception for Alter Memory was mixed among critics, but the response to the show was fairly poor. Kotaku gave a scathing review which criticised the anime's inability to explain terminology and its treatment of the many characters in the story; the only positive they gave was the use of the time-loops and Continuum Shift to show some character depth. The article's title called it "an utter mess". MyAnimeList's conglomerate user score rates the anime as 6.26/10.  IMDB has a similar score of 6.6/10. 
One of the most scathing reviews comes from Japan Curiosity which was written by a BlazBlue fan. The review criticizes the animation, calling it "cumbersome" and complains about the treatment of the cast of characters. The anime received a 10% out of a possible 100 with the ending thoughts labelling Alter Memory as "an anime that has murdered a game and now wears the game's skin as it tries to sickeningly infiltrate its family reunion". 
- BlazBlue: Alter Memory, Blu-Ray edition, blurb
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