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As a Spiritual Successor to Guilty Gear, BlazBlue has no right to not to have AWESOME music. All hail Daisuke Ishiwatari.

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    Character Themes 
  • 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. A 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.
  • Tager's theme, MOTOR HEAD.
    • The mere thought that his 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, is a vibrant and even downright funky theme that's a blend of elegance, style and heroism befitting of an ass-kicking, kindhearted doctor of Orient Town. It is said to have taken samples from Guilty Gear's Jam's theme, Babel Nose, another awesome theme for another awesome Anime Chinese Girl.
    • The vocal version, Hana to Nare/Flower Blossoms, is sung by Litchi's seiyuu, Chiaki Takahashi. The song explains Litchi's origins in BlazBlue, a "goddess" from the Far East with long, familiar black hair come to rebuild a "poor town" as her passion and spirit will never die, being a sad but determined flower that'll never wilt, looking to heal the one that got away. It's such an excellent display of Litchi's strong hope and a reflection of how unbreakable her optimism is even in the darkest of times.
    • 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 turmoil have become, being forced to work with villains she detests. But the original rhythm still persists, as proof that she hasn't completely lost herself and is going quite strong no matter how grim the situation may be. Go, Litchi!
  • 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 shrieking and weeping, synthesisers and, oddly enough, flutes. Thin RED Line II has organs and guitar riffs that make it sound like something by Motoi Sakuraba.
  • Bang's theme, REPPUU (Gale), is the perfect theme song for manly hero of love and justice.
  • 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 is a badass mix of traditional Japanese instruments and rock.
  • ν-No.13- and λ-No.11-'s theme, Awakening The Chaos, is good for making anything at all into something epic. It starts with a slow operatic build up, and then the guitar kicks in a minute in, changing it from a menacing song into a badass battle theme.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • 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 sweetest riffs in the series. They're seriously beautiful. II now features an ominous intro and a badass piano.
  • 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, is just as awesome. 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. 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. It represents Celica with the piano and violin, while representing Minerva as the drums and guitar.
  • in the shadows, Hibiki's theme. A fast-paced, jazzy piece which brings forth an air of professionalism and dignity. However, it also has a chaotic, almost dual-toned sound to it. There is a distortion in the lead guitar which indicates that something is off with Hibiki, and in the middle portion, it completely descends into full-on dissonant riffing, highlighting his hidden insanity.
  • Jaeger. Naoto's theme. Pure, Guilty Gear style riffing from beginning to end, symbolic of Naoto not being of the central BlazBlue World. Bonus points for its backline being based off of Rebellion, symbolizing how Naoto is an AU counterpart of Ragna.
  • Walpurgisnacht, Nine's theme. A fiery tune which hearkens back to Daisuke's earlier Guilty Gear works, in particular March of the Wicked King. It gives a sense of Nine's hot temper, but soon sinks into very evil-sounding solos which showcase the former heroine's fall into darkness and insanity. The bridge notably evokes a sense of nostalgia and happier times...but quickly descends into even further madness.
  • YOMOTSUHIRASAKA, Izanami's theme. A befitting theme of the Imperator Librarius. Powerful, fast-paced drums, Ominous Latin Chanting, and emotion-filled guitars and orchestra that bring Undertale and Dark Souls to mind, and the horrific screams of the dead heard at the beginning evoke the feeling of an epic final boss battle. The theme of Unlimited Izanami in the console version, THE WORLD END, starts off slower but is much more foreboding before the guitar kicks in, signifying that Izanami has finally decided to stop holding back and show you why she's feared as the Goddess of Death. The song also starts slowly getting more upbeat at this point, possibly representing her opponent's Heroic Resolve. That may very well be kicking in if the fighting against her is going on long enough to reach that point in the song.
  • conciliation, Es's theme. What this theme lacks in a guitar, it makes up for in spades with fast-paced drums and techno sounds accompanied by a rocking-hard bass and chimes that, like with Naoto, is symbolic of Es being from a different continuity in the BlazBlue saga. This theme is also notable for being the only theme in BlazBlue history to NOT be composed by Daisuke Ishiwatari. Instead, it's composed by Kikuo, the main composer for XBlaze.
  • MUST DIE, Susanoo's theme. If you ever thought this franchise's soundtrack could get any more meme-worthy songs, you thought wrong. It's pure, Guilty Gear-style metal with traditional Japanese instruments and what can only be described as "kabuki theater scream-o enka". The vocals combine Metal Scream with overly-theatrical rapping, complete with massively Narm-laden, edgy Engrish lyrics, and it is godlike. And then there's his boss theme, HAKAISHIN. The song's name translates to "God of Destruction", a fitting name for a Destroyer Deity who's only desire is to bring ruin to the world. Not only does this song mark the climax of the most bitter feud in the series, but it also doubles as the Final Boss theme of the entire series while also having the honor of being the longest song made by Daisuke Ishiwatari, clocking in at 7 minutes, 17 seconds.
  • VARIABLE HEART, Mai's theme. A rocking electric guitar piece that's fast-paced and upbeat from beginning to end, fitting for the protagonist of Remix Heart who finally gets her chance to shine on the battlefield alongside her friends Noel, Makoto, and Tsubaki. Bonus points for sounding like something out of a Sonic game.
  • STAND UNRIVALED, Jubei's theme. At long last, the Goddamn Catman finally makes his grand entrance to the series' playable roster in style with a powerful Japanese anthem.

    VS. Themes 
  • Under Heaven Destruction, played for Ragna vs. Jin matches. Madness and rage collide!
    • The LA Vocal Version of "Under Heaven Destruction".
    • Under Heaven Destruction II, which adds a larger sense of duality to the song when you imagine Ragna represented by the chaotic, pounding guitar, and Jin represented by the elegant, yet crazed violin. And to top it all off, the ending has been regarded as so beautiful it has actually moved people to tears.
    • The BlazBlue Alter Memory Version of "Under Heaven Destruction".
  • 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.
    • 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 tragic history of the Clover family, as well as having a string-instrument motif (because they're both puppeteers). X-matic II switches the melancholic 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. In Central Fiction, Nine and Jubei get 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.
  • Sector7, the theme song for matches among members (Kokonoe, Tager, Makoto, Azrael, Lambda, Celica and, as of Central Fiction, Bullet) of said organisation. A song that befits the mysterious organisation with a mix of techno beats to reflect their technological superiority.
  • Dissonance, the badass theme song for Valkenhayn VS. Relius matches. Not only does it rock hard enough for Guilty Gear but it fits perfectly as the theme for the Immortal Breakers, reflecting not just their opposing goals and ideologies but the gap between their past and present selves.
  • in JUSTICE for Hakumen VS. Izayoi matches. Truly a clash of ideals and Justice.
  • Reincarnation for Kokonoe & Celica vs. Nine. A somber, but somewhat hopeful tune for a Big, Screwed-Up Family. It has a very Doom-esque feeling to it, mixed in with a bit of Dark Souls. The techno portions represent Kokonoe, the lighter guitar riffs and flutes represent Celica, and the heavier guitar riffs and One-Woman Wail represent Nine. In Cross Tag Battle, this theme is used interchangeably with "SIX-HEROES" at random with a team of Nine and Jubei.
  • Bloodline for Ragna & Jin vs. Izanami. An epic song that switches between the evil orchestra representing Izanami and the Epic Rocking representing her brothers, showcasing that this is the decisive battle, but with a very tragic air to it befitting the fact that these siblings are at odds with one another, and only one of them can leave alive.
  • END GAZER, for Es vs. Nine and Celica. Better known as the opening theme of XBlaze: Lost Memories.
  • God of War, for Hakumen vs. Susanoo. A fitting war anthem for the epic clash between White and Black Susano'o.


And did we mention that we just listed the whole soundtrack?