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2nd Arpeggio of Blue Steel Film's Trailer, New Characters, Date Unveiled

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for the Arpeggio of Blue Steel anime franchise began streaming a trailer for the second Arpeggio of Blue Steel film, Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza, on Saturday. The trailer introduces five female characters and cast members and announces that the film will open on October 3.

Text: The morals of the fog are
Text: the morals of the earth.
Text: Fog Student Council Vice President Myōkō (voice actress: Ayaka Fukuhara)
Text: Fog Student Council Nachi (voice actress: Satomi Satou)
Text: Fog Student Council Haguro (voice actress: Hiromi Igarashi)
Text: Fog Student Council Ashigara (voice actress: Suzuko Mimori)
Text: Fog Student Council President Hiei (voice actress: M.A.O)

The website also unveiled two new characters:

Super Battleship Musashi's "mental model" Musashi (voiced by Rie Kugimiya)

Gunzō Chihaya's father Shōzō Chihaya (voiced by Jouji Nakata)

Advance tickets for the second film also went on sale in theaters throughout Japan on Saturday. People who purchase an advance ticket for 1,500 yen (about US$13) will receive a B2-size poster.

The first Arpeggio of Blue Steel film, Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DC, opened in Japan on Saturday. The series of film projects reunites the cast and staff from the 2013 television anime series. The first film is a compilation of the 2013 television anime series with new story sequences, while the second film will be an entirely brand-new work.

Fog Student Council Vice President Myōkō (voiced by Ayaka Fukuhara)

Fog Student Council Nachi (voiced by Satomi Satou)

Fog Student Council Haguro (voiced by Hiromi Igarashi)

Fog Student Council Ashigara (voiced by Suzuko Mimori)

Fog Student Council President Hiei (voiced by M.A.O)

Seiji Kishi is directing at SANZIGEN Animation Studio, and Makoto Uezu oversaw the scripts. Masato Kōda is again composing the music.

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 re-aired last 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. Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired in Japan, and Seven Seas Entertainment is publishing the manga in North America.

Update: The poster lists the character Yamato with "?????" as the character's voice. In real-life, the World War II battleships Musashi and Yamato were sister ships in the same class. Thanks, JC_Denton

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