- Ascended Meme: In Episode 3, one of Terumi's facial expressions after cutting off Ragna's arm resembles the original Troll Face.
- Complete Monster: Hazama/Yūki Terumi continues to be a monstrous sadist. He burned down the church taking care of the young Ragna, Jin, and Saya and dismembered Ragna by possessing his younger brother. Using his high position in the NOL, he orders Tsubaki to assassinate her best friend Noel. Maniuplating Tsubaki's jealousy, he goads her in the fight proper despite the Izayoi's hurtful side-effects. After having an entire military branch killed to supply life-force energy to the Monolith, Hazama/Terumi encounters Noel and Makoto and severely tortures the latter in order to top off a Mind Rape of the former. Having threatened the world through his own failed experiment, the Black Beast, and planning to do it again for his selfish designs with the Kusanagi, Hazama/Terumi still proves to be an irredeemable monster despite the Compressed Adaptation.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Lamba-11. Prior to the release of the anime, she was just a nerfed Palette Swap of Nu-13 with a different name and carried some of Nu-13's memories. Once Nu was reintroduced in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Lamba was excluded from the roster. (Also because Lambda died at the end of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.) However, the anime-only episode 8 focusing on Lambda turned her into Moe Robot Girl and we get to see her without her visor and a slightly different cloak, allowing her distinguish herself from Nu. The episode boosted her popularity tremendously and allowed her to return as a playable character in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend. Since then, Lambda's character has been updated to follow her anime incarnation, to the point that the game and Arc System Works has listed her as one of the last BBCP introduced characters despite having debuted in BBCS before.
- Jin randomly spinning around when moving towards Ragna in a fight.
- Jin's fight against Ragna in the Calamity Trigger episodes due to the "expert animation".
- Narm Charm: Fully animated Hazama writhes in this. And it is GLORIOUS.
- So Bad, It's Good: Despite its very Off-Model animation and lackluster fight scenes, some viewers found the anime to be pretty "good" because of these.
- Vindicated by History: Upon initial release, So Bad, It's Good was the best praise most gave this series. After the whole No Dub for You fiasco surrounding Central Fiction, however, a number of fans have warmed up to it due to it being another example of the franchise's Superlative Dubbing (albeit, to a lesser extent, due to Lip Lock).
- What an Idiot!:
- Yes, Ragna, leave a nearly dead Hazama on the ground. This can't be a terrible decision in any way.
- This is a result of Adaptation-Induced Plot Hole. In the game, Ragna explicitly states that he is unable to kill Terumi because he has a life link with Noel, so leaving him unconscious was the best he could do. This is not mentioned in the anime.
YMMV / BlazBlue: Alter Memory