Awesome Music / BlazBlue
As a Spiritual Successor
to Guilty Gear
has no right to not to have AWESOME music. All hail Daisuke Ishiwatari
- First things first. Ragna's theme, Rebellion. It just screams tough, rebellious and angry anti-hero.
- Jin's theme, Lust SIN. This has cold cruelty infused with elements of grace and serenity.
- Noel's Theme, Bullet Dance.
- Queen of Rose, Rachel's theme. Great way to set the theme for a graceful, know-it-all, but fierce Goth Loli Vampire like her. Transylvanian fun ahoy.
- Not as hardcore as the previous ones, but still pretty cute and cool, Taokaka's Theme, Catus Carnival.
- Iron Tager's theme, MOTOR HEAD.
- The mere thought that Tager's theme could possibly get any more awesome is simply Ludacris. Warning: this may be a serious Funny Moment.
- MOTOR HEAD II, which is now heavier with its instruments.
- Litchi's theme, Oriental Flower, and the vocal version, Hana to Nare/Flower Blossoms. Oriental Flower II is a lot more aggressive, and has several wicked guitar solos and an eerie opening, reflecting how much more serious Litchi's situation and allegiance has become, forced to work with villains she normally doesn't like. But the original rhythm still persists, as proof that she hasn't completely lost herself and is trying to keep herself together in this harsh situation.
- Arakune's Theme, Thin RED Line. It really captures just how insane and twisted he is, combining metal with disjointed piano pieces, violins that switch between shreiking and weeping, synthesisers and, oddly enough, flutes. Thin RED Line II. Now with organs and guitar riffs that sound like something by Motoi Sakuraba.
- Bang's Theme, REPPUU (Gale), is the perfect theme song for manly hero of love and justice.
- And the vocal version, REPPUU ~Second Wind~, based off a vid from Nico Nico Douga. WARNING: This song is so manly, it's been known to make women pregnant. Exercise extreme caution! Just when you got it couldn't get any manlier, the Live version was released. Bang's seiyuu nearly lost his voice singing it, but pressed onward for great justice and finished it. MANLY.
- BANG BANG BANG BAAAAANG!!! As if there's any doubt that Bang is awesome, he gets his own Theme Music Power-Up, which is both awesome and absolutely ridiculous, called "Omae no Tettsui ni Kugi wo Ute!"/"Beat a Nail with Your Hammer!". Unfortunately, the song has been cut as of Chronophantasma. The Live version of "Tettsui ni Kugi wo Ute!" which, although not performed by Kageyama and instead by Bang's VA, is not even an ounce less badass and manly.
- REPPU II. Now sounding even more heroic than before.
- Bang!Bang!Bigbang! -Seigi Joutou! Hero Toujou!- Ladies and gentlemen, Bang's new Furinkazan theme. Warning: Might cause spontaneous chest hair growth. Yes, even if you're a woman.
- Carl's theme, Marionette Purple. Smooth jazz and shredding. Marionette Purple II has less jazz but more anger, fitting now that Carl's at open war with his father.
- Hakumen's theme, SUSANOOH. Bad. Ass.
- ν-No.13- and λ-No.11-'s theme, Awakening The Chaos, is good for making anything at all into something epic.
- Condemnation Wings, Tsubaki's theme. Considered by many to be the love child of "Keep the Flag Flying" and a Fire Emblem song.
- The vocal version, Cry Camellia... which was very well received by the fans.
- Condemnation Wings II. More unfocused than it was, perhaps referencing what's come over Tsubaki.
- The Live version, which sounds more Guilty Gear styled, and exceeds expectations. Although it is not the vocal version, it is considered superior to the original in all aspects.
- Hazama's theme, Gluttony Fang. Critically acclaimed as "sex in music form", it's the theme song for a sleazy trolling Jerkass.
- GGxBB Music Live 2011 version, now sexier than sex.
- Endless Despair, Unlimited Hazama's theme. A theme that conveys, quite perfectly, the message that you are now fighting the very evil main villain, he is using his true power, and he is going to kick your ass.
- The LA Vocal Version of "Gluttony Fang".
- The LA Vocal Version of "Endless Despair".
- Gluttony Fang II, which transcends the very limits and boundaries of sex itself, redefining it for a new generation.
- Endless Despair II, which is now doubles as both Unlimited Hazama's and Terumi's theme song. Even without the horrific imposing intro, this is a song still fit for a madman who wants you outright dead at any cost.
- The BlazBlue Alter Memory version of "Gluttony Fang".
- The console version gives us a new character: μ-No.12-. She's the True Final Boss of Story Mode, so she has to have an epic theme, right? And she does: Sword of Doom. A theme with lyrics describing a sword of sin, stained with blood and death, falling into the azure. And if you thought the song couldn't be made even more awesome, here comes Sword of Doom II, which ditches the ominous chanting of the original and instead sounds more heroic. "Sword of Salvation" jokes abound.
- Alexandrite, Makoto's theme, is very fitting: spunky, upbeat, and leaves a very big impact indeed.
- Here's Butterfly Sky, the vocal version of Alexandrite. Becomes a heartwarmer if you know what the lyrics mean. Check out Makoto's entry under BlazBlue for more info.
- Butterfly Sky II, a remastered version of the original with re-recorded lyrics from Tomomi Isomura.
- Alexandrite II with a new music box-style opening that slowly builds into the classic active squirrel girl theme we all know, and a heroic ending, complete with trumpets and guitar solos, that almost represents Makoto's elevation from side character to a main heroine.
- Howling Moon, Valkenhayn's theme. Awesome, even by Blazblue standards, it cements Valkenhayn as a sophisticated werewolf butler. Keep it classy. Howling Moon II still fits as a decent song for the former Hero even if it no longer begins with an organ piece.
- Active Angel, Platinum's theme. Definitely Platinum's theme.
- Plastic Night, Relius' theme. It gives a boss-like feel while sounding evil and gentlemanly at the same time. Not only that, it has one of the most sweet sounding riffs in the series. They're seriously beautiful.
- BUSIN, Amane's theme. The use of Japanese instruments definitely gives it a classic feel. But don't let the soothing intro fool you, when the guitar riffs start to kick in, you'll realize that Amane means business.
- Spirit of Fire, Bullet's theme. A perky, rowdy theme for a tough, Hot-Blooded mercenary like her. REVENGER, the Vocal Version, performed by Toa Yukinari. Add some lyrics to that rowdy theme and you'll be surprised how beautiful Toa's singing voice is.
- The Tyrant, Azrael's theme. As if his name wasn't enough already, the song title and the rather chaotic sound of the song itself really bring the fact home that he's not someone to mess with. It also sounds like something out of Pokémon. GO in SOUL adds in extremely Engrish-y and hammy lyrics from Azrael's seiyu himself, Hiroki Yasumoto.
- Justice Sword, Izayoi's theme. An imposing, badass theme for a weapon intent on bestowing order on all. recta ratio, the Vocal Version, features Asami Imai once again.
- Black aggression, Kagura's theme. A badass orchestra that gives off Pirates of the Caribbean vibes.
- Science Fiction, Kokonoe's theme. A catchy techno beat for our Mad Scientist.
- In Chronophantasma 2.0, Terumi finally gets his own BGM. Ladies and gentlemen, Silent Scream: a perfect blend of insanity and power with an epic intro provided by a badass orchestra that descends into madness as guitars kick in with a kickass organ solo serving as the bridge between verses.
- Crystal Forest, Celica's theme, which compliments her mysterious air and pivotal role in the story.
- Under Heaven Destruction, played for Ragna vs. Jin matches. Madness and rage collide!
- Imperial Code played for Jin vs. Noel matches. It also serves as the theme of the NOL. Imperial Code II takes the original's sense of hostility and turns it into full-blown insanity.
- White Requiem, played for Ragna vs. Rachel matches. A brilliant mix of elegance and chaos. White Requiem II sounds more chaotic and hectic than the original, while still keeping the sense of elegance that comes from it.
- Weak Executioner, played for Litchi vs. Arakune matches. It really conveys the tragedy of these two characters.
- LA Vocal Version of "Weak Executioner", which puts the tragic tale of the two into lyrics.
- Weak Executioner II remains faithful to the original, while adding some intro and outro sections that bring F-Zero to mind.
- Nightmare Fiction, played for Ragna vs. Hazama matches. Perfect for two monsters tearing at each other. One sympathetic, the other... not so much. Nightmare Fiction II somehow manages to keep the menacing feel of the original while sounding significantly calmer and more grandiose.
- Memory of Tears, played for Noel vs. Tsubaki matches.
- Don't Look Back, the vocal version.
- Memory of Tears II completely forgoes the original's tragic feel and instead opts for a more chaotic tone, reflecting Tsubaki's deteriorating mental state.
- Blood Pain, played for Mirror Matches. As of Chrono Phantasma this actually plays during a story battle between Jin and Hakumen. Blood Pain II completely overhauls the original, giving it a new intro and middle section which almost compels one to fight.
- Childish killer, the vocal version of the new Jin vs. Tsubaki theme. The instrumental version is called Cross Line. Childish killer II makes it sound even more like a Nightwish song, and now better reflects Jin and Tsubaki's current predicament.
- X-matic (Crossmatic), the Carl vs. Relius theme. A song that perfectly captures the sad history of the Clover family, as well as having a string-instrument motif (because they're both puppeteers). X-matic II switches the sad melody to a one which makes it sound like Carl is finally ready to kill his father.
- SIX-HEROES, which plays when... members of the Six Heroes (Hakumen, Hazama/Terumi, Valkenhayn, Platinum) fight each other. Truly badass and gives off an intimidating aura which reflects the power of each and everyone of them. And if you thought it couldn't get any better, think again. They performed it live. In Central Fiction, Nine gets added to the list, although for story purposes, Hazama and Platinum don't have this theme play for them anymore.
- Black & White, the new theme song for Ragna VS. Hakumen matches. While the theme probably should have been around since the first game, it's better late than never and a true testament to theme of Order Versus Chaos in the series. The live version is even better.
- Sector7, the theme song for matches among members (Kokonoe, Tager, Makoto, Azrael, Lambda, Celica and, as of Centralfiction, Bullet) of said organisation. Befitting of a mysterious organisation. With a mix of techno beats to reflect their technological superiority. The live version performed at GGxBB Music Live 2014 makes it sound even grittier with real drums and solos galore.
- Dissonance, the badass theme song for Valkenhayn VS. Relius matches.
- in JUSTICE for Hakumen VS. Izayoi matches. No relation. Truly a clash of ideals and Justice.
- Open the Gate. This theme completely reminds you why the cauldron is called the Sheol Gate. AKA the ABYSS gate.
- Here's the Arcade version's intro music— Calamity Trigger.
- For the console version's opening? Ao -iconoclast- by KOTOKO. As expected, kick ass it does. Crazily enough, it kicks about as much if not more when it teams up with the Quad City DJs.
- Altar. And this is just the menu theme.
- The menu theme for Chronophantasma, White Nights.
- After a year of waiting, here's Continuum Shift, the sequel's opening theme. The Live version.
- Blue Beating, the suitably badass player selection music. Please select your character... Proof of the Warrior of Chronophantasma is no slouch either.
- Both vocal and instrumental versions of Hekira no Sora e Izanaedo, the console opening from Continuum Shift. And thanks to Quad City DJs, Hekira no Slam e Izanaedo.
- Continuum Shift 2 gives us a brand new opening theme called "Shinsou", or "Deep Blue". It also replaces "Hekira" as the Astral music in the portable versions of Continuum Shift 2 as well as EXTEND.
- The intro to Continuum Shift EXTEND, "Sōkyū no Hikari" by Faylan - Full song and the edited version used as the opening theme.
- And now we have Chronophantasma, the latest opening. Plus the Live version.
- Ladies and gentlemen, CENTRALFICTION. An opening truly befitting the series' Grand Finale.
- The story mode tracks includes: Stardust Memory, Bright, Curse, Uprising, Front Line, Cloudy, Mirage, Hollow, Raise, RIOT, pinky promise, Comedy, Premonition, splash, RUN, re:stung, Lakeside, Breeze, Audience, MarsMars and Misletoe.
- Pandora Tears, another epic song by Kanako Kondo.
- Fatal Judge, the BBCP Arcade Boss theme. Just right for the ultimate culmination of any given character's arcade story. In the story, this is used as the theme for Kagura vs. Azrael.
- THE HIGHLANDER, which plays during the battle against Take-Mikazuchi and works wonders for telling you that you're up against a gigantic, horrific monstrosity, the very same one that obliterated Ibukido and Kagutsuchi back when time loops were still a thing, and lets you know that this will be hell.
- Last, but certainly not least, the credits themes:
- The road to hope, Calamity Trigger's Arcade Staff Roll A.
- Limited Again, Calamity Trigger's Arcade Staff Roll B.
- Rubble Song, which also has an LA Vocal Version and a live version.
- DIMENSION SHIFT, Continuum Shift's Console Staff Roll. Now has a version sung by Rachel's VA Kana Ueda.
- blue-bloom, and the instrumental version spiral.
- RISING, the Chronophantasma Arcade Mode Staff Roll.
- Drive Qualia - Words of the Past and Future, the Chronophantasma Console Version Staff Roll.
- BBCP 2.0's credits theme, another remix of Stardust Memory which gives a feeling that a major turning point has just occurred, and the end of the story is near, much like the end of Chronophantasma's story.
- Centralfiction's credits theme has a very dark, chilling, and tragic feel to it. Someone is definitely not going to get a happy ending...
And did we mention that we just listed the whole soundtrack?