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Sci-Fi Naval Anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel's 5th Promo Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series based on Ark Performance's sci-fi naval manga to begin airing this October

The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Ark Performance's science-fiction naval manga Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio (Arpeggio of Blue Steel) began streaming the show's fifth promotional video on Thursday. The anime is scheduled premiere on the MBS and TOKYO MX channels in October.

The series features four ships with female Mental Models (physical incarnations in humanoid form): Manami Numakura as Takao, Hibiku Yamamura as Haruna, Yumi Uchiyama as Kirishima, and Yukana as Kongō. Kazuyuki Okitsu plays Gunzō Chihaya, the captain of the I-401 submarine. Mai Fuchigami plays Iona, the Mental Model of the I-401.

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."

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. Nano and MY FIRST STORY will perform the opening theme song "Savior of Song" and Trident, a singing group comprised of Numakura, Yamamura, and Fuchigami, will perform the show's ending theme "Blue Field."

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