- Audience-Alienating Premise: The Protagonist is an officer of this world's equivalent of the Imperial Japanese Navy and so is the Big Bad. The antagonists are pretty much said world's equivalent of Those Wacky Nazis. It's really not needed to explain how... awkward these details can be for some gamers.
- Awesome Music: Something that can't be discussed is that this game has a gorgeous soundtrack:
- The intro song War Start and its remix version as Akatsuki's theme for Under Night In-Birth are really damn snazzy.
- Akatsuki's actual theme, Awakening, has great guitar riffs.
- Marilyn Sue's theme "Poisonous Flower" is also both awesome and quite beautiful.
- Fritz's theme "Song of Defeat" is magnificent-sounding and very appropriate for an Old Master like him.
- The Ominous Pipe Organ sounds in Anonym's theme, "Precepts", are really nice.
- Broken Base: En-Eins Perfektewelt has been getting a bit of flack for changes in the gameplay, artstyle, etc. Basically turning something that was considered unique amongst Doujin Fighters into the same game everyone has played.
- Crack Ship - Crossover Ship: Thanks to the crack-y magic of M.U.G.E.N, some Pixiv artists seem to have developed the idea of shipping Akatsuki with Byakuren Hijiri, Adler with Whip, Elektrosoldat with Juni, Murakumo with Sanae Kochiya, or Anonym with Dan Smith. Some of these ships even have their own pixiv tags!
- Genius Bonus: Adler's story mode has allusions to the Ahnenerbe and the mystical city of Agartha.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: A certain episode of The Simpsons has a Liu Kang Captain Ersatz fighting a huge tank...
- Magnificent Bastard: A good part of the plot in the original game is made by Murakumo and Mycale's struggle to become this and overpower each other: Murakumo has his massive fighting skills, his gift to manipulate other people and his capacity to clone himself and place said clones in very important positions in either The Triads and the Tongs or the Japanese Army to his favor, whereas Mycale is a powerful witch implied to be able to pull Body Surfing and Grand Theft Mes who's just as manipulative as Murakumo and can potentially have the Blitztank army by her side. Whether one of them comes up on top or not... it seriously depends on whether the player chooses their paths or not - if they do, Murakumo will be seen giving a powerful and very creepy speech as "becomes a living God" and takes over the Earth, or Mycale will be Dressed to Kill as she does the same and sends out the Blitztanks to do her dirty work.
- Most Annoying Sound:
- Narm: Not even a game as Darker and Edgier as this one is fully free of this trope:
- Murakumo's Twinkle Toes Samurai run comes off as damn hilarious.
- In the earlier versions of the game, Elektrosoldat's Blitzbombe had the words Sieg Heil flashing in dark colors on a white background. Since that was a pretty tasteless detail, it was removed in Ausf. Achse... and replaced by an hilariously tacky Blitzbombe word in bright pink on a light blue background. Uh, wha—?
- The character portraits for En-Eins Perfektewelt try to be cubist-looking but brighter than the originals, but instead everyone looks as if they were either sleepy or stoned.
- Nightmare Fuel:
- Murakumo's ending finishes with a very creepy last shot◊ where he stares at the player...
- The mere existence of Blitztank, and specially when the players realize that it Was Once a Man and now it's stuck in a Fate Worse than Death as Mycale's mook.
- Anonym's ending, in which she suddenly gets body-jacked by Mycale...
- Surprisingly Improved Sequel: The game's predecessor, Akatsuki Shisei Ichigo, had a paltry three characters at launch (five with updates) and was overall not well received. By comparison, Blitzkampf blows it out of the water.
- That One Level: Some of the SUGUROKU fights can be incredibly annoying to clear up, with the one featuring Sai, Wei and Marilyn at the same time as arguably one of the worse.
YMMV / Akatsuki Blitzkampf