Music Monday

Unsurprisingly, this week’s Music Monday will be all about Blazblue because that is all that’s on my mind. Particularly with the recent release of the new version.

While I am not particularly fond of the opening songs, that would be the most fitting here.

Blazblue is a fairly niche anime-styled fighter and the spiritual sequel to Guilty Gear. Being the only game that I play competitively, I am particularly fond of the series. In my opinion what makes this better than other fighters is the synergy of the story, characters and music. It is one of the rare fighting games to contain a story more complex then a tournament to find the strongest warrior. Unfortunately the stories aren’t great with many plot holes and confusing twists, it’s quite easy to lose track of who’s doing what and why.  While the story is a great bonus, what the series is really known for is it’s diverse range of characters and music. Being one of the lead designers and musical composers, Daisuke Ishiwatari really knows what how to portray his characters through their musical styles. From the upbeat rock of Sol vs Ky (No Mercy) to the more jazzier Gluttony Fang, every musical track is crafted to the character’s personality.

The following are a couple of my favourite tracks.

Blazblue Calamity Trigger Opening

Keep in Gates – A.B.A ‘s Theme

Nightmare Fiction – Ragna vs Hazama ‘s Theme