Voice Actress Trio TrySail Sing Hai-Furi Maritime School TV Anime's Opening

posted on 2016-02-14 17:00 EST
Momo Asakura, Shiina Natsukawa, Sora Amamiya to appear at AnimeJapan before anime's April debut

The official website for the television anime Hai-Furi announced on Sunday that the voice actress group TrySail is performing "High Free Spirits," the opening theme song for the anime. The group will appear at the Hai-Furi special stage event at the AnimeJapan 2016 convention on March 26.

The group formed after Momo Asakura, Shiina Natsukawa, and Sora Amamiya passed the 2nd Music Ray'n Super Seiyū Audition in 2011. (The earlier voice actress group Sphere came from candidates of the first Music Ray'n Super Seiyū Audition.) TrySail already performed theme songs for Denpa Kyōshi - He Is an Ultimate Teacher, Classroom Crisis, and Koyomimonogatari.

The anime's site describes the story:

"In the sea we live, the sea we protect, and by the sea we go ... Blue Mermaids!"

Japan, 100 years after plate subductions caused many other countries to be submerged.

To save the remaining countries, the coastal cities that had been built up were launched into the seas, and the seaborne routes between them expanded. With this expansion, a need for personnel that could safeguard the seas arose.

Women began to seek employment in this new industry, and soon, the "Blue Mermaids," those who keep the sea safe, began to be a source of admiration for many.

The childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China sought to become Blue Mermaids themselves, and together with others who shared their dream, they enrolled in Yokosuka's Marine High School.

Text: We're gonna be Blue Mermaids no matter what!
Text: Akeno "Mike-chan" Misaki
Text: China "Moka-chan" Moeka
Text: Kōko "Koko-chan" Nosa
Text: Mashiro "Shiro-chan" Munetani
Text: Mei "Mei-chan" Irizaki
Text: Rin "Rin-chan" Shiretoko
Text: Shima "Tama-chan" Tateishi
Text: Maritime Safety Maintenance Bureau's Yokosuka Girls' Marine School
Text: 21st Class Entrance Ceremony
Text: Hai-Furi
Text: Starts airing in April 2016 on BS11, Tokyo MX, and other stations!

The site also revealed the following characters:

Akeno Misaki

Moeka China

Mashiro Munetani

Hiromi Kuroki

Maron Yanagiwara

Mikan Irako

Homare Kinesaki

Akane Kinesaki

Hime Wazumi

Momo Aoki

Ritsuko Matsunaga

Kayoko Himeji

Hikari Ogasawara

Michiru Takeda

Junko Heki

Rin Shiretoko

Tsugumi Yagi

Megumi Uda

Shima Tateishi

Mei Irizaki

Kōko Nosa

Kaede Marikōji

Machiko Noma

Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori, K-ON!, Yowamushi Pedal) is handling series composition, and Atto (Non Non Biyori) is drawing more than 30 original character designs for the series. The rest of the staff includes:

  • Director: Yuu Nobuta (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Blade & Soul episode director)
  • Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Naoto Nakamura (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Haganai, Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion)
  • Color Design: Hitomi Ikeda (Gurren Lagann, Strike Witches, High School DxD)
  • Backgrounds: Headworks (K-ON!, Hyōka, Love Live! The School Idol Movie)
  • Animation Production: Production IMS (Castle Town Dandelion, Active Raid)

The character song "Watashi-tachi Kinenbi" is slated for release on April 6. It will feature a mini-drama and jacket art by character designer Nakamura. Kanari Abe launched a Hai-Furi manga in Comic Alive last October.


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