A new promotional image of the project was posted on the official Twitter account for the animated adaptation of the manga written and illustrated by Hori, Azur Lane: Bisoku Zenshin !, based on the Azur Lane multimedia franchise.
The series is scheduled to premiere in Japan on January 11, 2021. For his part, Hori began publishing the manga through the franchise's official site in April 2018. The story is described as follows: “The Azur Lane Naval Harbor is as lively as can get, including the cheerful Javelin, the laid-back and carefree Laffey, the laid-back Ayanami, and the serious and determined Z23. Living their lives to the fullest, these girls will engage in various shenanigans, slowly but surely! ”
Cast of voices
- Nozomi Yamane as Javelin.
- You Taichi as Ayanami.
- Maria Naganawa as Laffey.
- Rika Abe as Z23.
- Sumire Uesaka as Akashi.
- Minami Takahashi as Baltimore.
- Ayane Sakura as Prinz Eugen.
- Masato Jinbo (Chaos; Child) is directing the anime at Yostar Pictures Studios. CANDY BOX and Yokohama Animation Lab studios will also participate as assistants.
- Yuu Sato (Kiratto Pri ☆ Chan) is in charge of writing and supervising the series scripts.
- Hiromitsu Hagiwara (Nozo × Kimi) is in charge of character designs
- Hagiwara and Kengo Saito (SSSS.Gridman) are in command of the animation team.
- SHADE (Miru Tights) is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
- There will be two opening themes. One of these "Longing for!" Songs will be performed by Emi Nitta. The other theme ‘Mahiru-iro Siesta’ will be in charge of Yui Sakakibara.
Synopsis of Azur Lane
When the "Sirens", an alien force with an arsenal far exceeding current technology, suddenly appeared, a divided humanity supported one another for the first time in history. Four countries, Eagle Union, Royal Navy, Sakura Empire and Iron Blood, formed "Azur Lane", paving the way for the improvement of modern warfare, leading to a first victory against the common threat. However, this tenuous union was threatened by two opposing ideals, splitting the alliance in two and fragmenting humanity again. As a seasoned fighter, Enterprise, nicknamed the "Gray Ghost", wears the "Azur Lane" on her shoulders with the hope to end the war. But behind her stoic custom hides a fragile girl, fearful of the ocean. Still, she continues to fight because she believes it is the sole purpose of her existence.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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