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Arpeggio of Blue Steel Film DC Film's New Teaser Features nano Theme Song

posted on 2014-10-30 09:00 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
Trident performs opening theme for January film starring returning cast from TV series

Flying Dog began streaming a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC film on Thursday. The video features the song, “Rock on.” by nano., which will serve as the film's main theme song.

Text: Embark
Text: Into this closed world
Text: In order to open up an air hole.

In addition, Trident will perform the opening theme to the film, “Blue Snow.”

The video confirms that the cast from the television series will be returning:

Kazuyuki Okitsu as Gunzō Chihaya
Mai Fuchigami as Iona
Manami Numakura as Takao
Hibiku Yamamura as Haruna
Yukana as Kongō
MAKO as Maya
Saki Fujita as Hyuga
Yumi Uchiyama as Kirishima
Rina Hidaka as I-400
Nozomi Yamamoto as I-402
Shinobu Matsumoto as Sō Oribe
Eiji Miyashita as Kyohei Kashihara
Minami Tsuda as Iori Watanuki
Nao Toyama as Shizuka Hozumi

The video also lists additional staff:

Science-Fiction Advising: Shigeru Morita (Studio Nurie)
Assistant Director: Kodai Kakimoto
3D Animation Director: Kojiro Nakamura, Chabo Higurashi
Character Design: Kazuaki Morita
Mecha Design: Takehiko Matsumoto
Art Director: Ayumu Miyakoshi
Color Key: Sakiko Ito
Director of Photography: Daisuke Okumura
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose (eDITz)
Sound Director: Satoki Iida
Sound Effects: Iki Okuda
Theme Song Composition, Arrangement: WEST GROUND (“Rock on.”)
Theme Song Composition, Lyrics, Arrangement: Heart's Cry (“Blue Snow”)
Production: Arpeggio Partners
Distribution: Showgate

The website also unveiled a new key visual:


The series of film projects will reunite the staff from last fall's television anime series. Seiji Kishi will be directing at SANZIGEN Animation Studio, and Makoto Uezu will be in charge of the scripts. Masato Kōda is once again composing the music.

The film will premiere in Japanese theaters on January 15, 2015

In Ark Performance's original science-fiction naval manga, 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 crewmates somehow commandeer a "Fleet of Fog" submarine named I-401. Together with Iona (I-401's "mental model" or incarnation in humanoid form), they take on the "Fleet of Fog."

The television anime reaired this year with 12 new "Kiri-Kumas" (literally, "Fog-Bears") shorts by same main staff who worked on both the television anime and the upcoming movies.


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