Akatsuki Blitzkampf is a [[{{Doujinshi}} doujinshi]] [[FightingGame fighting game]] developed by Subtle Style. The game is set in a fictional future (year 266X AD), and involves characters that more or less resembles the German soldiers of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Contrary to most doujin fighting games out there, Akatsuki [[GratuitousGerman Blitzkampf]]'s playstyle is regarded as old-school and quite reminiscent of the fighting games {{Capcom}} produced during the 90's, including parries similar to the ones seen in the Franchise/StreetFighter III series.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AutoRevive: Anonym's Super, complete with a shaft of light shining down from the heavens.
* BadassGrandpa: Fritz.
* BigBad: Murakumo.
* BoobsOfSteel: Compare Kanae and Marilyn Sue, both close combatants, to Mycale and Anonym, both ranged fighters.
* ChurchMilitant: Anonym.
* ConfusionFu: Murakumo and his illusions.
* DarkerAndEdgier: In contrast to most doujin fighters, the first game had a more darker art style and the atmosphere was a lot less anime-like, instead opting for a "used future" style more seen in Western media. The sequel looks set to defy this, however.
* DramaticWind: Most everyone wearing a cape or other long, billowy garment benefits from this.
* DropTheHammer: Literally. Mycale can summon Mjolnir itself to drop on an opponent's head with a satisfying "BWONG!" sound.
* {{Expy}}: Elektrosoldat plays pretty much like Guile from Franchise/StreetFighter. Players refer to his projectiles as Booms and to his somersault kicks as Flash Kicks.
* FanNickname:
** The game is sometimes called Blitzjew or [[GodwinsLaw JEWPUNCHER]] because not only do some of the characters look like [[{{Nazi}} Nazis]], the game is set in a Nazi Germany-esque dystopian future Japan.
** Elektrosoldat's Super Move, the Blitzbombe, is commonly referred to as Heil Voltage and Nazi Pikachu.
** The recently announced ''EN-Eins Perfektewelt'' has already been dubbed by few people as ''Jewpuncher: Fruity Pebbles Edition''.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Marilyn Sue and her massive, pendulous sweater cows. It's not at all hyperbole to say it takes most male players about 6-8 hours of playtime to even notice what color her eyes are (they're purple, [[MyEyesAreUpHere in case you still haven't looked away]]).
* GratuitousGerman: Japan's fascination with German culture and history is really nothing new, but as noted under NoSwastikas, they're not always clear on which parts of it aren't cool to emulate.
* GuestFighter: Akatsuki shows up in ''VideoGame/UnderNightInBirth.''
* GunsAkimbo: Anonym uses a pair of [[CoolGuns chrome-plated Webley revolvers]].
* GunKata: Anonym, again. Her super is named [[{{Equilibrium}} Tetragrammaton]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Fritz uses a katana to fight, and while he can't go for long combos, every hit causes [[ForMassiveDamage massive damages]]. Murakumo also uses a katana, but only for one special move and his Super.
* LighterAndSofter: Apparently, ''EN-Eins Perfektewelt''. Sure, nazis are still involved, but it suddenly became a lot flashier and more colorful compared to [[RealIsBrown the previous versions]], culminating with a playstyle shift into more combo-heavy-involved in a vein of ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom'' or just about a majority of doujin fighters. [[BrokenBase Some people aren't that pleased]].
* MagicSkirt: Mycale, who probably has the most magical skirt of all, considering the hemline ends just below the crotch and it somehow still doesn't show anything.
* MeaningfulName: Subverted. She may have [[MsFanservice the look]] down pat, but Marilyn Sue is not a canon MarySue. Her role in the plot is mainly to serve as a pain in Akatsuki's ass and a walking pair of breasts that can hurt you [[note]]In keeping with the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' parallel, she splits the "Zangief" role with Wei, in that both are strength-based fighters who have their own agenda and aren't interested in the main conflict at all. Just like how Zangief wants to prove himself the strongest man alive and couldn't care less about that Shadaloo and Psycho Drive hoo-ha, Marilyn Sue doesn't give a crap about super-soldiers or world conquest and just thinks stealing the Blitz Engine would be a great career move.[[/note]]. Besides, the concept of a MarySue is very (''very'') familiar to the Japanese, but the specific term MarySue isn't. She was most likely named Marilyn in honor of [[MarilynMonroe a certain legendary sex symbol]], and [[RuleOfCute "Sue" just sounds cute when appended to a girl's first name.]]
* MechaMooks: Elektrosoldats are soldiers equipped with the Blitz Engine.
* {{Meganekko}}: Mycale, which fits quite nicely with her cool and collected demeanor.
* MightyGlacier: Fritz and Blitztank
* NintendoHard: The first version had a brutally hard Murakumo. Later versions toned down his AI heavily.
* NoSwastikas: Subverted. The "nazi" characters aren't actually called Nazis, nor do they have any of the Nazi regalia other than the general layout of their uniforms. The subversion comes when you see Elektrosoldat win a match, salute[[note]]Not THAT salute, thankfully.[[/note]] and yell "Sieg Heil!" Yep.
* PaletteSwap: Adler in the first versions of the game, and Perfecti before the Ausf. Achse (arcade) version of the game.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Murakumo, Elektrosoldat, and Adler, and to a lesser extent Kanae and Akatsuki (the game's ''hero'') as well. Justified in the cases of Adler and Elektrosoldat, who actually ''are'' Nazis. Later on, Perfecti joins in on the fun in Ausf Achse.
** Arguably, EN-Ein can also count in Perfektewelt, but it's debatable considering his mild case of [[{{PrettyInMink}} Pretty In Mink.]] Let's not forget Tempelritter, who looks like a cross between a Nazi and a {{valkyrie|s}}.
** Oh, and they also added a mad doctor {{Expy}} of Josef Mengele in Perfektewelt, too. If the third game features a club-footed propagandist in a suit, it just ''may'' be time to stage an intervention with the folks at Subtle Style.
*** Though with Akatsuki, he's more like a representative of the Japanese navy during WWII.
* [[NaziZombies Nazi Zombie]]: Adler looks like an undead version of Elektrosoldat. Later versions give him a different look from his unit, by giving him different standing, crouching and walking animations, and an evil grin.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Marilyn Sue's Super. 100 hits in 5 seconds. ''Damn.''
* RealIsBrown: The colors were unusually drab for a fighting game. [[DefiedTrope That is until]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8ANjltTJkY EN-Eins Perfektewelt]]'' [[LighterAndSofter was announced]].
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Anonym uses them
* ShockAndAwe: Both Akatsuki and Elektrosoldat's schtick.
** Also Adler and Murakamo, but less emphasized on compared to Akatsuki.
* {{Shotoclone}}: Akatsuki, who is more in the mold of Kyo than Ryu. Elektrosoldat's resemblance to Guile is also important to note.
* ShoutOut:.
** Anonym uses GunKata and her super is named [[{{Equilibrium}} Tetragrammaton]].
* SinisterShades: Sai. He uses them to cover up his freakish-looking eyes that can cause painful diseases and afflictions in whoever he looks at.
* StupidJetpackHitler: Elektrosoldat is a Nazi robot.
* SuperMode: Wei's various powerups.
* TankGoodness: Blitztank.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://wiki.mizuumi.net/w/Akatsuki_Blitzkampf Here]].
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