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High School Fleet: Maidens of Loreley Spinoff Manga Ends

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Manga about Miina launched in June 2016

The October issue of Kadokawa's Comic Alive magazine published the final chapter of the High School Fleet: Maidens of Loreley (High School Fleet: Loreley no Otome-tachi) spinoff manga on Monday.

AAS/AIS and Tsuchii (Girls und Panzer: Little Army, Girls und Panzer: Little Army II) launched the manga in the same magazine in June 2016. Kadokawa published the manga's second volume (pictured at right) on February 23. Kadokawa will publish the manga's third volume on September 23. The manga centers on Miina, the deputy captain of the Admiral Graf Spee.

AAS/AIS and Kanari Abe launched the main manga adaptation in the same magazine in October 2015, and the manga is ongoing. Kadokawa published the manga's second volume on February 23.

The original 12-episode television anime series premiered in Japan in April 2016. Aniplex of America licensed the series, and the show streamed on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Daisuki. The anime's official Twitter account announced in February that various projects and programs are in the works.

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."

An original video anime (OVA) shipped on Blu-ray Disc on May 24.


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