Crunchyroll to Stream Arpeggio of Blue Steel Sci-Fi Naval Anime
posted on 2013-10-07 14:02 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Ark Performance's science-fiction naval manga Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio (Arpeggio of Blue Steel). Crunchyroll will stream the series on Mondays starting on October 7 at 3:25 p.m. EDT for premium members. The series will be available to viewers in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, South Africa, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Turkey, Italy, Austria, Germany, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, Poland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania.
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 (played by Kazuyuki Okitsu) 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, played by Mai Fuchigami), they take on the "Fleet of Fog."
The show also stars Manami Numakura as Takao, Yukana as Kongō, Hibiku Yamamura as Haruna, and Yumi Uchiyama as Kirishima.
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 in Japan on MBS on October 7.
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