It's no secret that I've been a BlazBlue fan since it first came over to the US, but I certainly haven't been giving it enough time or appreciation as I've always wanted to, until now.
My first experience with BlazBlue happened when cabinets first started appearing in NA. I was just casually hanging out at a local arcade that happened to receive the game and my friend was really hyping it up. After he told me it was an anime themed fighting game (similar to guilty gear), I gave it a try.
Unlike most other anime fighting games, this "BlazBlue" was quite different. The character design, the story, the controls, etc...there was much about this series that set it apart from other games of the same genre. I quickly fell in love with the game on the first day and have been a fan ever since; however, needless to say, I haven't had a good work/life balance to be able to play the games throughout these many years. I have had the pleasure of watching the anime (BlazBlue: Alter Memory), but that was really it. Fortunately, I finally have the time to play the games, understand the story better, catch up on the series in all it's media forms, and give BlazBlue the attention it's deserved since it first came out.
I feel bad for not staying current with the news or the community, but I am making amends.
Recently, I have grown fond of the competitive scene of BlazBlue as well. There is a tournament at Sakura-Con 2015 this year and I plan on competing as my first BlazBlue tourney. Time to train hard!!
P.S. I don't have a favorite character as of yet, but I have been swaying between Valkenhayn, Arakune, and Yūki Terumi.