We’re getting a new shipgirl anime in the veins of Arpeggio of Blue Steel and Kantai Collection, and this time, it adapts Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi’s Azur Lane smartphone game. And now, the anime’s official website has updated to reveal a brand new key visual. It also announces that the anime itself will premiere in October 2019.
Bibury Animation is producing the series, with Grisaia’a Tensho at the helm as director. Here’s how 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.
It has been previously confirmed that Yui Ishikawa will be reprising her role as Enterprise, while Mai Nakahara will reprising her role in the game as Akagi. The official website also announced that Yui Horie will also be reprising her role as Belfast.
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