Izayoi revealed as newest playable character in Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma - true form of Tsubaki Yayoi

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • November 14, 2012 at 8:56 a.m. PST
Famitsu recently revealed Izayoi (Tsubaki Yayoi), the latest character in Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma and SGCafe has posted quite a bit of information on the new combatant. According to the Famitsu article, Izayoi is the the true form of Tsubaki Yayoi and by pressing the D button during matches can actually change into a mode called Scarlet Justice.

When going in to Scarlet Justice she can shift into another mode called Gain Art Mode that will increase speed and power up all of her special moves. Hitting D when in this mode will revert Izayoi back to normal.

After the jump you can check out a few lower quality images of Izayoi's special moves with brief descriptions of each from SGCafe.

Freedom Justice (フリーダムジャスティス)

We don’t know what this move does yet, but here’s what it looks like:

Justice Foraizer (ジャスティスフォライザー)

A high-speed thrust attack with a fairly long reach. In OverDrive mode, the power and reach of this move is further increased.

Sonic Saber (ソニックセイバー)

A high-speed projectile attack that you can use to zone your opponent. In Gain Art Mode, Sonic Saber fires more projectiles than usual, and can cause the opponent to be stunned when hit.

Click images for larger versions

Via KarbyP over at SCGafe. Tips by Ninjagoon, icejohn, Uzumakihero_Shinitobi, Toots and an anonymous submitter.


Oroku_Saki said on November 14, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.

True Quincies in BlazBlue! My body and wallet are ready.

illness690 said on November 14, 2012 at 9:02 a.m.

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zUkUu said on November 14, 2012 at 9:06 a.m.

...she looks so generic. just like Nu/Mu. /yawn
what happened to the GG diversity ArcSys?

as much as Capcom does a lousy job nowadays, at least they have not only uber-sterilized-cool characters like rufus, honda, fuerte etc.

Hypermarth said on November 14, 2012 at 9:08 a.m.

So... why are her eyes open?

Shouldn't she have a blindfold in this form or something?

YoYoCheese said on November 14, 2012 at 9:12 a.m.

A few corrections:

-Izayoi only has two modes. Scarlet Justice is the name of her Drive. It allows her to switch modes with the D button. Her second mode is called Gain Art.
-The game is called Chrono Phantasma.
-If I'm understanding correctly, her base mode is a zoning character who's goal is to build up her unique Reishiki gauge. Her Gain Art mode is a high mobility rushdown character who's special moves require the use of Reishiki meter.
-Freedom Justice is the name of her OD. So far, all we know is that it improves her base form's zoning game in some way.

per4ik said on November 14, 2012 at 9:23 a.m.

november 21. date of arcade release

StriderZero92 said on November 14, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

#3 youre f*ckin wierd dude. the majority of GG's characters were too wacky for me. if you want that kind of 'diversity' in BB, go play Arakune/Carl/Relius/Tao. im sure Kokonoes is on the way too. & El Fuerte/E.Honda IS cool! >=l lol Rufus,Hakan, & Dan are JOKES. besides, since wen are the wierd characters ever somebody important? they dnt need to be because it'd be hard to take them or the game seriously. keep them as nobodies & make the MAIN/RELEVANT characters BA

icejohn said on November 14, 2012 at 9:34 a.m.

Day one pre-order.

zUkUu said on November 14, 2012 at 9:49 a.m.

they are all over styled and pretty cliche. (arakune doesn't count, that isn't even a person).

GG had at least some unnormal character.

illness690 said on November 14, 2012 at 10:01 a.m.

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rakuko said on November 14, 2012 at 10:05 a.m.

not really a fan of Izayoi, i liked Tsubaki's design a bit more.

mp91 said on November 14, 2012 at 10:05 a.m.

nice, so that's 4 newcomers, hope jubei will follow

Cody said on November 14, 2012 at 10:20 a.m.

So much lab stuff to do when this finally released.
hyped for sure

Meskiukas said on November 14, 2012 at 10:27 a.m.

BB characters are the most uninspired/cliche anime designs I've ever seen. My dead dog could make more interesting designs. Anyone who thinks BB characters are anything special has either not hit puberty yet or is the most sadlife anime nerd on earth.

Chrisuchiwa said on November 14, 2012 at 10:34 a.m.

My Tsubaki, Omg My Dark Tsubaki is my main since I played her since BBCS 1 and now I will main Izayoi too.
Thx you ArcSys thaaaaaaank.

Dark_Obliske said on November 14, 2012 at 10:35 a.m.

#15 fail troll, try harder next time

Eshi said on November 14, 2012 at 10:41 a.m.

@15 The character designs themselves are pretty LOLOLOL, it is pretty obvious how anime Blazblue is. However, this character design is the exception to me. Tsubaki is the only female that's not dressed like a stripper, but instead she got that really weird hat. This design is just awesome.

The real design creativity in Blazblue comes from the gameplay. How many other games have characters that control the motherf'ing wind, or f'ing magnets, or place location-specific weak points on hit, etc? It's hard for me to decide on a main because they're all so much fun to play!

mrambitious said on November 14, 2012 at 10:44 a.m.


I guess you don't watch any anime/ read manga. If you did you would have noticed that you can pick up any one of the 100's of manga's available/ start watching any anime and realize they all look the damn same. Every character, every show, its all the same sh*t. Space time continuum craziness, high school girls with triple F tits, little kids with demonic abilities, and Power Ranger look a likes.

Just like in American television, there's a formula to this stuff. We like to watch uneducated hicks feed their children lard until they are 179 lbs at 12 (Honey Boo Boo's sister). In asia, they like anime and the character design has gone no where if you ask me, always the same format.

Seriously though King (Tekken) actually is in an anime. Its called Guin Saga, look it up, main character is just a total rip of King.

HooliganComboFTW said on November 14, 2012 at 10:49 a.m.

BB character design and story are pretty meh, but the gameplay is changing considerably from the previous so it seems worth a rental for now

BaroqueObama said on November 14, 2012 at 10:50 a.m.

Pretty cool, but I thought Jubei and Kokonoe would be due by now :(

Chrisuchiwa said on November 14, 2012 at 10:51 a.m.

#10 I want to tell you something, when you want to play ArcSys games, you need to be patient as hell.
For your 1st approach, Ragna, Mu-12 and Jin are the easiest ones and their combos aren't difficult too. Learning Tsubaki isn't difiicult for basic damages but she is a flashy character. Some of her combos are really timing based like the Instant Air Dash Combo or the Midscreen juggle with her 236X and 214X specials. And her install meter management is very important.

So buy the game and try those characters and then you will learn the character you really like. It took me 3 months to learn Tsubaki efficiently.

Eshi said on November 14, 2012 at 10:53 a.m.

@21 Well, I'm pleased to inform you of this interview then!


Basically, there's a 100% chance that Kokonoe will be playable in this game along with Saya. If not in the arcade version, then for its console release (which is all that matters for non-japanese players anyway). Rejoice!

yaboiman said on November 14, 2012 at 10:54 a.m.

all i saw were boobs and a smile slowly crept its way onto my face...

zUkUu said on November 14, 2012 at 10:54 a.m.

ofc GG has also the same problem, but is at least not the entire roster looks this way.

illness690 said on November 14, 2012 at 11:01 a.m.

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Ninjagoon said on November 14, 2012 at 11:14 a.m.

*That awkward moment when you love the character designs in BB :/*
I don't see anything wrong with the character designs. So far, everyone looks pretty damn awesome to me.

JiCi said on November 14, 2012 at 11:18 a.m.

Wow, do Japanese devs give a damn about spoilers ?!? Way to tell us that we're gonna get a Mu-12 vs Izayoi at some point...

I swear, they're lacking secrecy in that department and every Japanese dev does that. They reveal every character in the roster without leaving players with some surprise. At least for CS, they didn't spoil Mu-12 right away.

Nevertheless, good to see a new character, but I'm STILL waiting for Jubei (PUT HIM IN ALREADY !), Kokonoe and Phantom though... I hope that they didn't forget about potential NPCs going playable.

Lyn said on November 14, 2012 at 11:47 a.m.

Day 1 Buy for me because I know she won't be DEE EL SEEEEE


CrossoverFighterRyu93 said on November 14, 2012 at 11:50 a.m.

Another BlazBlue....???

illness690 said on November 14, 2012 at 11:52 a.m.

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RoanHen said on November 14, 2012 at 12:24 p.m.

Man and where is Jubei and Nine/Phantom? This will be the ending of the Six Heroes arc, and only 4 are playable.

TaoTuna said on November 14, 2012 at 3:16 p.m.


Just give Jubei and Nine. I will have no complaints afterwords.


Ky and Robo Ky, Sol and Order Sol would like to speak with you.

JustSTFU said on November 14, 2012 at 3:20 p.m.

Guin Saga started in 1979 stupid, the main character has always been a guy in leopard mask.
Yeah the author traveled through time into the future and played Tekken, saw King and decided to copy it (rolls eyes)

King has been known to be based off of the manga Tiger Mask.
Take your own advise, look it up.

On topic, IMO BB sucks for the reason that it's not even marketed as a fighting game in Japan, it's marketed towards anime and voice actor fans.

Pleasing that crowd IS their first priority and they pretty much don't give a rats ass on trying to really balance the game. They will just tweak it a little and pump out another title every year cuz they know the animu crowd doesn't even care for game balance, they just care for story and the voice overs. Releasing it as a fighting game means they don't have to update as much compared to as if it's a graphic novel or normal RPG or what not.

It's Mori's way of trying to create his anime novel in a cheap way, which is really sad for as it totally destroys the image of GGXX as being a legit fighting game.

If they decide to renew GGXX after +R I just hope to God that Mori and the stupid BB team is nowhere near that project.

ZenTzen said on November 14, 2012 at 3:38 p.m.

troll harder

ya_boy said on November 14, 2012 at 3:52 p.m.

Lol, a lot of trolling going on here.

But I don't care about this character. If there is Jubei then I will not be buying this version.

JustSTFU said on November 14, 2012 at 4:46 p.m.

Alright animu fanboy, if anybody doesn't like your crappy little anime (and I clearly provided the reason why), he's a troll.

Even as an anime BB has a weak story. Hmm let me guess, you probably into something like Naruto or Bleach too?
Guess what, these type of anime are aimed for kids in middle school.
It's the same for P4U and that game has even worse character balance than BB.

The small community can circle jerk around an protect their game, but how about this, voice up about what's bad about the game and the developers will at least "try" to make it better.
Well as I already said for BB's case their marketing strategy is like Madden but for the anime kids so there's probably no fixing that.

Well I most of the people on fighting game sites want a solid fighting game (and there are so few now) instead of stupid animu fan service adventure game that you play once and that's it.

ZenTzen said on November 14, 2012 at 5:12 p.m.

lol, are you raging at the bull you're spewing?

Again, troll harder

mrambitious said on November 14, 2012 at 5:13 p.m.


So does the fact that I continue to play BB and P4U mean I'm an anime fan boy? Even though I don't watch anime?

And dude... while were mentioning unbalanced fighters:

P4U- Honestly isn't broken at all, Aigis is not #1, ppl need to just learn to beat her
Arcana Heart 3- Some suck, some own
Tekken Franchise- Older games broken, newer games still have tiers
BB- clearly certain characters get left behind
UMVC3 - difference between top tier and bottom tier is legendary
SSF4AE - top clearly superior to bottom tier
KOF13- No idea because its not fun (biased opinion)
SFxT- 10 - 12 / 50 characters clearly superior to the others
SFA franchise- decently balanced but still broken
SF2- pretty balanced because you basically cant do anything
SF3- Chun-Li #1, the rest left beaten and bloodied by her awesomeness
MVC2- broken game all around
MVC and all other "Marvel Vs" titles- broken until recent reboots
Darkstalkers/ VS - game should just have 3 characters: BB hood, jedah, and Sasquatch

Where are the perfectly balanced fighters at man? I just can't seem to find any in my collection of games.... I figure you must've stumbled upon some epic franchise I haven't tried yet.

Since the above statement is sarcasm, we all will just continue calling you a troll...............

darkanimator97 said on November 14, 2012 at 5:19 p.m.

Is it wrong that the first thing I thought about when first seeing this were the boobs?

TaoTuna said on November 14, 2012 at 5:39 p.m.

"Even as an anime BB has a weak story"

Compared to what?

"Well I most of the people on fighting game sites want a solid fighting game"

Please give an example.

"Where are the perfectly balanced fighters at man?"

For the love of god, i would like to know as well.

JustSTFU said on November 14, 2012 at 5:40 p.m.

GGXXAC (which is the reason I posted in the first place cuz BB is sucking the potential out of this game) and VF5FS says hello,

TaoTuna said on November 14, 2012 at 6:05 p.m.

How many games did it take for those games to even be argued as being balanced? You are complaining about BBs 3rd game that isn't even out yet. How about you stop circle jerking yourself and admit that the blazblue franchise hasn't even been out long enough deserve your type of bs hating. Take a lesson from your own screen name and just see what is going on instead of being so childishly subjective. Does BB need some some work to get better? Sure it does, but no matter what it does, it is not going to appease ppl like you, and i pray arksys doesn't try.

ZenTzen said on November 14, 2012 at 6:05 p.m.

Oh no, 2 games that are already established franchises, that went through horrible matchups and what amounts to chasms between tiers on previous versions against a brand new franchise thats still growing(and GG isnt exactly that well balanced with clearly at least 2 superior to everyone else), the travesty.

your arguments dont have anything to support themselves in and you're basically just mad because this animu isnt the animu you want.

genocideSX said on November 14, 2012 at 6:11 p.m.


k ill level with you a little, i do hate it when fighters (not just anime fighters cause most fighting games come from japan anyway) use sexual appeal to advertise a game.....sex sell :P.....but did give reasons as to why you didnt like the game that good, better than most of the trolls i see here.

and #19 isnt...all that correct either only because i dont think they all look the same, they focus more on individual concept (such as explaining how a ninja does all of the things they do in an interesting way or a spin off of the old story the monkey king) to promote a story with similar atributes (such as transformations, hair...ect.).

But what about BB was a bad story was weak, i mean...i still dont know everything. but with the unique characters and...you know thats just my opinion. i just want to know how you can just lump it into a the catagory of being aimed primarily towards middle school kids, however alot or most of anime/manga are, fighting games are different...again my opinion.

DivinePhoenix69 said on November 14, 2012 at 7:09 p.m.

Im really excited for this game now.All of the new characters look awesome,hopefully Saya,Jubei, an Kokonoe join the cast as well.It'd be cool if they add at least one brand new character but im not getting my hopes up.Im debating on whether i should main Izayoi,jin or Izayoi. and honestly people really need to stop complaining about this game being diffrent/slower/ a water-downed version of guilty gear.while it does borrow some mechanics and is heaviy influenced by it,the fact of the matter is that its NOT guilty gear,so obviously its going to be diffrent:p

zhanba24 said on November 14, 2012 at 7:14 p.m.

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spotlesseden said on November 14, 2012 at 7:41 p.m.

omg, i'm switching from Rachel to this Tsubaki

zqjsdidu said on November 15, 2012 at 4:12 a.m.

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roknin said on November 15, 2012 at 9:08 a.m.

Eh, I actually like this design.


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