Jin Kisaragi is one of the protagonists of BlazBlue, presented as a foil to his brother Ragna the Bloodedge. Jin's gameplay is generally considered to be the closest character that BlazBlue has to the ShotoShort for "Shotokan" A character archetype defined by being similar in some way to Ryu from Street Fighter. Shotos usually have a horizontal fireball, an invulnerable reversal, and a forward moving special move. archetype. He is one of the few characters to utilize EX Specials, and his Drive, Frost Bite can freeze opponents in place.
In the story, Jin is one of the elite commanding officers of the NOL, and known famously as the "Hero of Ikaruga". He wields a Nox Nyctores in the shape of a katana named Yukianesa, as well as the Power of Order.