Azur Lane Bisoku Zenshin Anime Reveals Short Format, January TV Premiere, Staff, Cast
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
An official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Hori's Azur Lane Bisoku Zenshin! four-panel manga opened on Sunday to announce that the series of anime shorts will premiere in January.
Masato Jinbo (Chaos;Child) is directing the anime, and Yū Satō (Kiratto Pri☆Chan) is writing the scripts. Yostar Pictures is producing the work along with studio CANDY BOX. Yokohama Animation Lab is credited with production cooperation. Hiromitsu Hagiwara (Nozo × Kimi) is the character designer, and Hagiwara and Kengo Saitō (SSSS.Gridman) are the chief animation directors. SHADE (Miru Tights) is composing the music. Emi Nitta is performing one of the theme songs "Longing for!," and Yui Sakakibara is performing another theme song titled "Mahiru-iro Siesta" (Midday-colored Siesta).
The anime stars:
- Nozomi Yamane as Javelin
- Yō Taichi as Ayanami
- Maria Naganawa as Laffey
- Rika Abe as Z23
- Sumire Uesaka as Akashi
- Minami Takahashi as Baltimore
- Ayane Sakura as Prinz Eugen
Hori launched the manga in April 2018, and it is serializing on the franchise's official Twitter account and on publisher Ichijinsha's Azur Lane website.
The main television anime of Xiamen Yongshi's Azur Lane smartphone game premiered in October 2019. Funimation streamed the series with English subtitles and an English dub. Episodes 11 and 12 of the anime aired in March.
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 in May 2019.
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.
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