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Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova (TV)

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Alternative title:
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio (Japanese)
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio - Ars Nova (Japanese)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel
蒼き鋼のアルペジオ (Japanese)
蒼き鋼のアルペジオ ‐アルス・ノヴァ‐ (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: By 2039, global warming had caused sea levels to rise and large amount of territory to be lost. As though in response, a mysterious group of warships clad in mist, “the Fleet of Mist,” appeared in every corner of the ocean, and began attacking human ships. In spite of humanity mustering all their strength, they were utterly defeated by the Mist's overwhelming force. All of humanity's trade routes were blockaded by the Fleet of Mist, their political economy was destroyed, and the human race was steadily beaten down. Seven years later, the Fleet of Mist's submarine I-401 appears before cadet Gunzo Chihaya. The humanoid life form that pilots the sub, who should be their enemy, is instead offering her services to mankind.
User Ratings: 540 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 21 votes (sub:20, raw:1)
 Excellent: 86 votes (sub:77, dub:4, others:5
1 French subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 189 votes (sub:175, dub:5, raw:1, others:8
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Chinese(Mandarin) subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
 Good: 111 votes (sub:106, dub:3, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 67 votes (sub:64, dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 34 votes (sub:31, ?:2, raw:1)
 Not really good: 14 votes (sub:13, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Weak: 12 votes (sub:11, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, ?:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 914 users, rank: #1324 (of 9531)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.304 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.6114, rank: #2549 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 7.267 (Good+), rank: #2491 (of 9642) (seen all: 7.48 / seen some: 6.11 / won't finish: 3.97)
Bayesian estimate: 7.272 (Good+), rank: #2229 (of 7239)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2013-10-07
Opening Theme:
Ending Theme:
#1: "Blue Fields" by Trident
#2: "Innocent Blue" by Trident
#3: "Our Story" by nano
Insert song:
"Silver Sky" by nano
Links: We have 1
Arpeggio of Blue Steel (Jan 28, 2014)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova - Complete Collection (Sub.Blu-ray + DVD) 2016-11-04 (from $139.99)
DVD (Region 1)
    Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) delayed/cancelled

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Seiji Kishi
Series Composition: Makoto Uezu
Chabo Higurashi (eps 5, 9)
Koujirou Nakamura (eps 4, 6, 10)
Makoto Uezu (eps 1, 7, 12)
Shigeru Morita (eps 2-3, 8, 11)
Hideaki Nakano (ep 9)
Hiroyuki Hashimoto (ep 3)
kapu (ep 5)
Koudai Kakimoto (eps 1, 4, 12)
Masanori Takahashi (ep 7)
Shin'ichi Masaki (ep 8)
Shinobu Yoshioka (ep 11)
Takeshi Furuta (ep 6)
Yoshimichi Hirai (eps 2, 10)
Episode Director:
Hiroshi Ikehata (ep 11)
Hiroyuki Hashimoto (ep 3)
Kenji Seto (ep 6)
Koudai Kakimoto (eps 1, 7, 12)
Masayuki Yamada (ep 4)
Shin'ichi Masaki (ep 8)
Yasuo Ejima (ep 9)
Yoshimichi Hirai (eps 2, 5, 10)
Music: Masato Kōda
Original creator: Ark Performance
Character Design: Kazuaki Morita

Key Animation: Kazuya Sakamoto (ep 6)
Theme Song Performance:
Hibiku Yamamura (as Trident; ED)
Mai Fuchigami (as Trident; ED)
Manami Numakura (as Trident; ED)
Nano (OP)
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Gunzō Chihaya
Mai Fuchigami as Iona
Manami Numakura as Takao

Atsushi Ono as Ryokan Kita
Eiji Miyashita as Kyohei Kashihara
Hibiku Yamamura as Haruna
Mako as Maya
Minami Tsuda as Iori Watanuki
Nao Tōyama as Shizuka Hozumi
Nozomi Yamamoto as I-402
Rina Hidaka as I-400
Ryōtarō Okiayu as Kamikage Ryūjirō
Saki Fujita as Hyuga
Sayuri Hara as Makie Osakabe
Shinobu Matsumoto as Sou Oribe
Yukana as Kongō
Yumi Uchiyama as Kirishima

Aina Kusuda as Student B (ep 1)
Asuka Minamori as Maid (ep 5)
Eiichirō Tokumoto as Operator A (ep 6)
Hiroyuki Endō as
Soldier A (ep 4)
Soldier C (ep 1)
Jōji Nakata as Narration
Jun Kasama as Soldier C (ep 4)
Junichi Yanagita as
Sailor A (ep 1)
Voice of the Phone (ep 6)
Kana Yūki as Student D (ep 1)
Kanehira Yamamoto as
Armed Soldier B (ep 3)
Commander (ep 1)
Operator B (ep 6)
Kōta Ōshita as
Armed Soldier E (ep 3)
Member B (ep 6)
Soldier A (ep 1)
Kouji Takahashi as Member D (ep 6)
Kunihiro Maeda as Soldier B (ep 1)
Michael Rivas as American Communications (ep 12)
Naoto Kobayashi as Voice of the Phone (ep 11)
Rika Nishimori as Maid B (ep 3)
Rikako Yamaguchi as Maid A (ep 3)
Seiichirō Yamashita as Student C (ep 1)
Shinya Takahashi as
Armed Soldier C (ep 3)
Sailor B (ep 1)
Shō Kawaguchi as Member C (ep 6)
Shōta Yamamoto as Suit Man (ep 3)
Sō Takeuchi as Armed Soldier A (ep 3)
Takahiro Tomita as
Maintenance Soldier (ep 3)
Member A (ep 6)
Secretary (ep 7)
Soldier B (ep 4)
SP (ep 11)
Student A (ep 1)
Takehiro Hasu as
Armed Soldier D (ep 3)
Captain (ep 6)
Superior (ep 1)

Azusa Kataoka (5 episodes
eps 2, 4-5, 11-12
Karin Tatsumi (eps 4-5, 11-12)
Kazushi Miyamoto (eps 7, 12)
Ryō Nonaka (eps 2, 7)
Shohei Kurita (ep 5)
Shun Igei (ep 5)
Sō Takeuchi (ep 4)
Yoshito Masumoto (eps 7, 12)
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Translation: Elissa Sato

Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis
Blu-Ray Compression: Justin Sevakis
Blu-ray Menus: Gary Swarer
Blu-ray Production: Selby Johnson
Packaging Design: Doug Smith
Song Translation: Sheldon Drzka
Special Thanks To: Gregory Lanson
Subtitle Timing: Bryan Ingram
Subtitling: J. Collis
Translation Check: Becky Cottrill
English companies
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
Distributor: Discotek Media
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll
Licensed by: Crunchyroll
French staff
French companies
Broadcaster: J-One
Internet Streaming: Anime Digital Network
French cast
Spanish companies
Spanish staff
ADR Studio: Video Dub
BitMe (2019, Latin America)
Mórbido TV (Latin America)
Internet Streaming:
AnimeOnegai (Latin America)
blim (Latin America)
Crunchyroll (Latin America, expired)
Netflix (Latin America; expired)
Spanish cast
Alan García as Gunzō Chihaya
German staff
German cast
ADR Director: Jörn Friese
Script: Jörn Friese

Mixing: Willi Grossmann
Recording engineer:
Fabian Raats
Thomas Gesell
Céline Vogt as Iona
Demet Fey as Kongou
Dirk Stollberg as Gunzou Chihaya
Fabienne Hesse as Takao

Birte Baumgardt as Kirishima
Charlotte Uhlig as Maya
Chiara Haurand as Iori Watanuki
Corinna Dörenkamp as Hyuuga (eps 7-12)
Dennis Saemann as Sou Oribe
Ela Paul as Shizuka Hozumi
Heiko Obermöller as Ryuujirou Kamikage (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-7, 11
Jennifer Weiß as Haruna
Jodie Blank as Makie Osakabe
Marco Sven Reinbold as Kyouhei Kashihara
Meri Dogan as I-402 (eps 3, 9-11)
Winnie Brandes as I-400 (eps 3, 9-11)

Peter Harting as Ryoukan Kita (eps 3, 7, 11)
Vittorio Alfieri as Toujuurou Osakabe (eps 5-6)

German companies
Distributor: KSM
Dubbing: G&G Tonstudios
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll (Brazil, expired)
Portuguese cast

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