O yes, I'm definetely an anime fan. One of the main reasons I think i'll enjoy this game so much. It doesn't even look like the generic anime that alot of anime inspired games look like nowadays. It looks like it has it's own manga and everything! My biggest quib watching the review was also the small cast but I ommited it because they incorporated such an epic storyline for a fighting game that you're right, as a whole these 12 characters have so much depth that larger cast from other fighters look thin.
First off thanks for the spoiler omition. A spoler is probably my biggest petpeev. I'm just pretty smart and if i hear anything i'll just start to just assume a million things that even if i'm dead wrong it just takes away from the experience. This goes for any form of media (movies, books etc). I only own a 360 so I guess that would be the system. Part of the reason it wasn't on my radar was because I thought it was ps3 exclusive. It just looked like a sony game to me(you know how some games look so nintendo, or so sony etc). Perhaps it's just my weird ass.