I'm not a big fan of anime or 2D Street-Fighter type fighting games in general. That being said, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a huge exception and although I have only really scraped the surface of the game so far, I enjoyed every minute of it! Here are some of my observations:
-The number of characters to select from is relatively small but this is no doubt made up for with the fact that they are all so unique in playstyle and personality. Some of them even use their own energy systems to pull off combos, which really adds depth to the learning curve.
-While learning every characters unique play-style is difficult and time consuming, the basic controls are pretty easy to grasp. The combat seems to be mostly based on momentum and pulling off sick combos that hardly let your opponent hit the floor, but that is not to say that it's impossible to come back from a beating. I wouldn't recommend using a keyboard to play this game though. It is much smoother and enjoyable with a gamepad or preferably a joystick setup. I got by just fine using a gamepad.
-There is an overwhelming amount of content as far as the story goes. Every one of the characters has an interesting, sometimes silly, story line with many twists and turns depending on how you play.
-10/10 on the soundtrack, it's pure gold. It compliments the games style perfectly and is one of the best things about this game in my opinion.
-Currently, online multiplayer is non-existent and this definitely hurts the games replayability quite a bit. Thankfully there is a lot to do with the story and offline vs. bots, but I can't help but feel that the game is incomplete without online capabilities.
All in all, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is a great game despite it's lacking of multiplayer, and if you are a fan of anime, you're sure to fall in love with it right away! :)