Haifuri/High School Fleet Anime Gets OVA Project in 2017
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The staff of the High School Fleet (Haifuri) television anime series announced at the "High School Fleet presents Yokosuka Sekidōsai" event at the Yokosuka Arts Theatre in Kanagawa prefecture on Saturday that the franchise is getting an original video anime (OVA) project that will debut in 2017. The announcement didn't give any other details about the new project.
Aniplex of America describes the story of the television series:
Living by the sea, protecting the sea, and journeying across the sea...They're the BLUE MERMAIDS! Because of a shift in tectonic plates around 100 years ago, Japan lost much of its area to submergence. To preserve Japan's territories, Coastal Cities sprung up, one after the other. Eventually, they became Marine Cities, and along with the expansion of sea-lanes to connect them, the need arose for a sizable staff to protect the seas. At the same time, maritime jobs were becoming more popular among women. Hence, the BLUE MERMAIDS, tasked with keeping the seas safe, had become every female student's dream job. This is when childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China enroll in a marine high school in Yokosuka, along with other girls who share their goal of "BECOMING A BLUE MERMAID."
Yuu Nobuta (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Blade & Soul episode director) directed the series at Production IMS. Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori, K-ON!, Yowamushi Pedal) handled series composition, and Atto (Non Non Biyori manga) drew more than 30 original character designs for the series. Naoto Nakamura (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Haganai) designed the characters and served as chief animation director. Takaaki Suzuki (Girls und Panzer, Strike Witches, Upotte!! military history adviser) was credited with the original work for the series.
Source: Animate Times