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Sci-Fi Naval Anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel's 6th Promo Streamed

posted on 2013-09-12 11:05 EDT
Humanoid ship incarnations Haruna, Kirishima profiled from TV show debuting October 7

The official website for the anime adaptation of Ark Performance's science-fiction naval manga Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio (Arpeggio of Blue Steel) began streaming the sixth promotional video for the anime on Thursday. The video profiles Haruna and Kirishima, the Mental Models (physical incarnation in humanoid form) of the ships of the same name.

Hibiku Yamamura plays Haruna, a mental model with an interest in human languages

Yumi Uchiyama plays Kirishima, a mental model with a strong sense of confidence thanks to her ship's firepower

In the story, humanity lost much of its developed land due to global warming in the first half of the 21st century. Then, a "Fleet of Fog" loaded with super weapons suddenly appears all over the world. Without the ability to withstand this fleet, humanity was defeated and could no longer travel the seas. 17 years after the devastating naval war, Gunzō Chihaya and his friends somehow commandeer a "Fleet of Fog" submarine named I-401. Together with Iona (I-401's "mental model" or physical incarnation in humanoid form), they take on the "Fleet of Fog."



Kazuyuki Okitsu plays Gunzō Chihaya, the captain of the I-401 submarine. He has a brilliant mind and is usually cool and collected, but sometimes one is able to see him act his age and worry or get irritated.



Mai Fuchigami plays Iona, the Mental Model of the I-401 submarine. Unlike the other Fleet of Fog ships, she appears to not have received orders to exterminate humanity from the ocean. She lets Gunzō ride the vessel as its captain, and takes orders from him.

The other mental models include:

Manami Numakura as Takao

Yukana as Kongō

Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Angel Beats!, Devil Survivor 2 The Animation) is directing the anime at SANZIGEN Animation Studio (009 Re:Cyborg, Black Rock Shooter). Makoto Uezu (Devil Survivor 2 The Animation, The Qwaser of Stigmata) is in charge of the series scripts, and Masato Kōda (Monster Hunter & Devil May Cry games) is composing the music.

The anime will premiere on MBS on October 7 and on TOKYO MX TV on October 10. The opening theme song's single CD will ship in Japan for 1,100 yen (about US$11) on October 30.


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