Ship fans, rejoice, because the Chinese smartphone game, Azur Lane, is getting a TV anime! As expected, this will be a Japanese-Chinese co-Production. China’s Manjuu Co.,Ltd. and Yongshi Co.,Ltd, which created the game revealed a new PV announcing the new anime as well:
Bibury Animation Studio will be providing the animation, with Tenshou (aka Motoki Tanaka) directing. Meanwhile, Jin Haganeya is handling the upcoming anime’s series composition.
Here’s how Shanghai Yostar, which publishes the game in English, describes its story:
This is a blue planet, 71% of its surface is covered with water. Human beings were born in this azure blue sea at the very beginning. However, as humanity grew, so did their ever-expanding ambitions. Peaceful times gave way to war and devastation. Finally, a mysterious enemy emerged from the sea. In the face of overwhelming hostile forces, all camps were still fighting each other. The final result was tragic: Humanity lost more than 90% of its control over the sea. People struggled to survive. The fear of the unknown enemy, who drag humanity into the dark abyss of the despair, spread everywhere. Decades later, in order to recapture the once glorious past, the major camps finally decided to unite and created the Azur Lane – a worldwide military organization. The purpose of the Azur Lane is to gather technologies and resources, and share them between all major camps in the world, to fight back the mysterious enemy. Now, everybody has the same goal: to construct a new fleet that can compete with the “Sirens” and regain control of the sea.
Expect the staff to reveal more announcements regarding the new anime adaptation soon, so stay tuned.
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