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Azur Lane Anime's Episodes 11, 12 Delayed to March

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Staff hope to improve anime's quality for re-airing beginning in January

The official website for the television anime of Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi's Azur Lane smartphone game announced on Thursday that episodes 11 and 12 of the anime are delayed until March 13 and 20, respectively. The announcement cited the staff's desire to improve the quality of the anime. The episodes were originally scheduled to debut on December 19 and 26, respectively.

The anime will begin a rebroadcast on Tokyo MX on January 3 at 10:00 p.m. The rebroadcast will also air on Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, BS11, and AT-X.

The series 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 debuted 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).

A spinoff manga adaptation of the anime launched in Nihonbungeisha's Comic Heaven magazine on Monday.

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: Azur Lane anime's website via Otakomu

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