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Azur Lane Anime Gets Manga in December

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Anime based on smartphone game debuted on October 3

The official Twitter account for Nihonbungeisha's Comic Heaven magazine revealed on Thursday that Ganari Ryū will launch an official spinoff manga adaptation of the Azur Lane anime in the magazine's 45th issue on December 9.

The television anime of Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi's Azur Lane smartphone game premiered on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, and BS11 on October 3, and on AT-X on October 4. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles as it airs, and an English dub will debut on October 17.

Tensho (Grisaia, Rewrite, Kinmoza!) is directing the anime at Bibury Animation Studio, the studio he founded in 2017. Jin Haganeya (Demonbane game scenario, Kamen Rider Gaim scripts, Guilty Crown scripts) is in charge of the series scripts. May'n is performing the anime's opening theme song "graphite/diamond," and Kano performing the anime's ending theme song "Hikari no Michishirube" (Guiding Light).

In the original game for iOS and Android devices, players collect early 20th century warships from various countries and use fleets of six ships to battle enemies. Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi developed the game, and bilibili released it in China in May 2017. Shanghai Yostar released the game in Japan in September 2017. Yostar released an English version of the game on May 20.

Yostar describes the game:

Azur Lane features an interactive combat system that combines the best of strategy and 2D shooter games. Players must command a flotilla, divided into two parts: the Vanguard Fleet and the Main Fleet. While the Vanguard is responsible for striking and clearing operations, the Main Fleet must focus on fire support and dealing damage to enemy ships. Strategy is key, and players must build their fleets carefully to succeed on the high seas. Players can strengthen their fleets from the base via the Academy and Dorms, where they can earn experience points, buy items from the shop, or improve their skills in the Classroom.

Source: Comic Heaven's Twitter account

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