Last October, when Arc System Works revealed Giovanna as one of Guilty Gear Strive‘s new fighters, they also teased fan-favourite Anji Mito as the next character announcement. His official reveal trailer is finally here, bringing with it a bit of a look at how Anji Mito will play in Strive.
Signature moves like Shitsu, Fuujin and its many follow-ups, and his auto-guard specials all get a showing in the new trailer. A familiar butterfly trap setup and plenty of mixups suggest that Anji will still be the knockdown mixup beast he’s always been.
Anji looks similar to his previous incarnation, complete with tiny glasses, but there’s now more detailed design flourishes in his clothing and and tessen weapons. His dance-based fighting style is as elegant as ever, with lots of twirls and flashy fan movements. Basically, he looks like the Anji Mito we all know and love, but seen through the Guilty Gear Strive approach to character design and art style.
As per his official character profile:
Anji is one of the few surviving Japanese people. He can be hot-blooded, acting on his intuition rather than reason. It’s easy to recognize his actions as direct and lacking foresight, but he isn’t an optimist—he simply isn’t very careful. Although he doesn’t go out of his way to preach his sense of justice to others, he openly shows his distaste for anything he considers warped or unfair.
Anji is the 14th character reveal for Guilty Gear Strive, following Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, Axl Low, Chipp Zanuff, Potemkin, Faust, Millia Rage, Zato=1, Ramlethal Valentine, Leo Whitefang, Nagoriyuki, and Giovanna. The 15th and final character for the base game will be revealed in February, when the next character trailer drops.
Guilty Gear Strive comes out April 9, 2021, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC.