English dubbing returns to Arc System Works’ upcoming title, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, something that many fans have been clamoring for since its departure from Central Fiction. Lo and behold, the BBTAG version with dub finally debuted at Anime Ascension this weekend. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s packed with adorable special intros for many of the characters, even if they aren’t from the same franchise.
Pssych kindly compiled the footage from this past weekend to show off just the intros. There are lots of expected pairings, like Ruby and Weiss, as well as Yosuke and Chie. Tager and Waldstein discuss their approach before entering battle. Predictably, Rachel prefers Ragna to do the dirty work for the two of them. Noel considers a peaceful approach, but Hyde doubts that’s going to work. Noel also has a special interaction with Nu-13, which makes sense per BlazBlue‘s lore. Best of all, though, is probably Ruby and Ragna’s intro. Ruby is such a geek over weaponry, she can’t help but go full-fangirl over his sword-scythe.
Check out the compilation below — and if you’re looking for more footage, Anime Ascension’s BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle tournament is worth the watch!