BlazBlue Alter Memory (ブレイブルーアルターメモリ, BureiBurū Arutā Memori) is a 2013 anime series which premiered in Japan on October 8, 2013. It is based on the video games BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. Funimation has licensed the anime for streaming and home video release in North America. In the year 2199, humanity eagerly waits for the dawn of the new century, following the end of a series of devastating magic wars. Word spreads that Ragna the Bloodedge, an SS-class rebel with the highest ever bounty on his head and a powerful form of Ars Magus known as the "Azure Grimoire", has appeared in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. To collect the bounty and his Azure Grimoire, a motley array of fighters converge on Kagutsuchi.