Are you intrigued by the idea of a show that incorporates both time loops and parallel universes? How about one that barely explains how either of these function but still largely centres its plot around them? This is the question you should probably ask yourself before watching BlazBlue Alter Memory, as it’s an anime that is going to make you do some of the work. Better yet, ask yourself if you like BlazBlue, and if you want a show that actually ends up complimenting the games really well. It might not make a lot of sense at first, but Alter Memory ends up being the most enjoyable way to get into the BlazBlue story, and it’s a show that intrigued me enough to research and learn its components in a way the game did not.
One of the things I first thought when playing BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger was how well it would work as an anime. I was intrigued by the game’s characters, but felt that the story wasn’t being told in the right medium. It’s taken four years, but this anime is now a reality, and as I suspected it goes a long way towards resolving the problems that I felt didn’t allow the game’s story to reach it’s full potential.