Arpeggio of Blue Steel / Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio


#1

###Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova / Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio - Ars Nova

Genres: adventure, drama, romance, science fiction
Themes: battleships, conspiracy, harem, military, navy, war
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2013-10-07

Plot Summary: By 2039, global warming had caused sea levels to rise and large amount of territory to be lost. As though in response, a mysterious group of warships clad in mist, “the Fleet of Mist,” appeared in every corner of the ocean, and began attacking human ships. In spite of humanity mustering all their strength, they were utterly defeated by the Mist’s overwhelming force. All of humanity’s trade routes were blockaded by the Fleet of Mist, their political economy was destroyed, and the human race was steadily beaten down. Seven years later, the Fleet of Mist’s submarine I-401 appears before cadet Gunzo Chihaya. The humanoid life form that pilots the sub, who should be their enemy, is instead offering her services to mankind.

####Arpeggio of Blue Steel ANN Page
####Watch Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Ars Nova on Crunchyroll

Promo 1

Promo 2

Promo 3

Promo 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30GHXmIyWJk

Promo 5


#2

Sci-Fi Naval Manga Arpeggio of Blue Steel Gets TV Anime

posted on 2013-05-28 00:40 EDT

Crunchyroll to Stream Arpeggio of Blue Steel Sci-Fi Naval Anime

posted on 2013-10-07 14:02 EDT


#3

After watching the 1st episode, I have to wonder at the logic of the show’s creators for cutting 2 characters that are , imo, semi-important. (Yamato, who may or may not be Gunzou’s old girlfriend, who is supposed to be dead, and the previous sonar operator of the I-401)


#4

There was logic involved in this show?

A guy adding girls, who are actually naval vessels, to his harem by defeating them in naval battles doesn’t seem like something that logic can be applied to. I think that there’s a law against it. :wink:


#5

a fun scene in Ep.5


#6

Her “Shazam” was hilarious the couple of times she said it. :laugh:


#7

Ep. 10

[details=spoiler]Probably the best episode so far as you see both Iona and Takao both do some really awesome things this episode.

-Iona saves Gunzou by sacrificing everything except her core.

-Takao one ups her because all they have to do is bring the pod on board and Takao gets everything she wants. Instead she sacrifices everything to bring Iona back, basically acknowledging Iona’s right to be fleet flagship because she saved Gunzou.

It’s a great scene and there’s a lot of goodness in it.[/details]


#8

Ep.12

[details=spoiler]You finally get the reason why Kongou was acting the way she did, she was scared of change (and in a really cool way, it also refers to the manga fans who we’re bitching at the beginning that they weren’t following the manga for the storyline, me included) Iona makes physical contact and saves Kongou after a big physical confrontation.

They get to San Diego and Makie, Kirishima (who stays as a Teddy bear) and Haruna are together.

The Torpedo gets delivered and the world changes

Great Ending, I laughed so hard when Takao gets her body back in the end credits and basically jumps Gonzou.[/details]


#9

Preview of the OST:
note it’s about a 15 minute video


#10

[quote=“Series5Ranger”]Ep.12

[details=spoiler]You finally get the reason why Kongou was acting the way she did, she was scared of change (and in a really cool way, it also refers to the manga fans who we’re bitching at the beginning that they weren’t following the manga for the storyline, me included) Iona makes physical contact and saves Kongou after a big physical confrontation.

They get to San Diego and Makie, Kirishima (who stays as a Teddy bear) and Haruna are together.

The Torpedo gets delivered and the world changes

Great Ending, I laughed so hard when Takao gets her body back in the end credits and basically jumps Gonzou.
[/details][/quote]

It was a great ending! I actually enjoyed this anime a lot more than I thought I would.

A final word -

Shazam!

You knew I had to!

:stuck_out_tongue: :laugh: :silly:


#11

[quote=“LadyOfWicca”]

[quote=“Series5Ranger”]
Ep.12

[details=spoiler]You finally get the reason why Kongou was acting the way she did, she was scared of change (and in a really cool way, it also refers to the manga fans who we’re bitching at the beginning that they weren’t following the manga for the storyline, me included) Iona makes physical contact and saves Kongou after a big physical confrontation.

They get to San Diego and Makie, Kirishima (who stays as a Teddy bear) and Haruna are together.

The Torpedo gets delivered and the world changes

Great Ending, I laughed so hard when Takao gets her body back in the end credits and basically jumps Gonzou.
[/details][/quote]

It was a great ending! I actually enjoyed this anime a lot more than I thought I would.

A final word -

Shazam!

You knew I had to!

:stuck_out_tongue: :laugh: :silly:[/quote]

:laugh:


#12

This was a seriously underrated anime which turned out to be rather awesome.

It’s a shame it hasn’t been picked up yet, particularly since it’s a Showgate title.

The OP is rather awesome too.


#13

Wow, this really didn’t get licensed, still?! It was anthropomorphized moe military, something that I would have thought to have been a sure-fire hit.


#14

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-06/arpeggio-of-blue-steel-rerun-airs-new-flash-anime-shorts
[size=20]Arpeggio of Blue Steel Rerun Airs New Flash Anime Shorts[/size]
posted on 2014-04-06 04:40 EDT

“Kiri-Kuma’s” shorts turn mental models into teddy bears with original staff & cast

The Arpeggio of Blue Steel television anime began reairing on the Tokyo MX TV and Sun TV stations on Saturday, and a new series of “Kiri-Kuma’s” (literally, “Fog-Bear’s”) commercials also premiered with it.

In these Flash-animated shorts, all the ship mental models from Ark Performance’s Arpeggio of Blue Steel manga and anime end up in the world of the plush bear Yotarō.

“Kiri-Kuma’s” reunites the staff and cast from the main Arpeggio of Blue Steel anime:

• Director: Seiji Kishi
• Series Script Supervisor: Makoto Uezu
• Scripts: Shigeru Morita, Koujirou Nakamura, Chabo Higurashi
• Director of Photography: Daisuke Suzuki
• Music: Masato Kōda
• Animation Production: SANZIGEN Animation Studio

• Mai Fuchigami as Iona
• Manami Numakura as Takao
• Hibiku Yamamura as Haruna
• Yumi Uchiyama as Kirishima
• Saki Fujita as Hyuga
• Yukana as Kongō
• Mako as Maya


#15

Anime Arpeggio of Blue Steel Official Archive - 192 Loaded Pages in a Huge A4 Size
http://otakumode.com/news/534b6d38c1fcd14940001121/Anime-Arpeggio-of-Blue-Steel-Official-Archive-192-Loaded-Pages-in-a-Huge-A4-Size


#16

Trident’s announcement of their first album!
Which includes Innocent Blue from Arpeggio.


#17

###Arpeggio of Blue Steel Earns Japan Sci-Fi Con Nod
posted on 2014-04-28 13:53 EDT


#18

Lawson Adds Arpeggio of Blue Steel Campaign

posted on 2014-05-01 22:00 EDT
Buy SUNTORY products to win entry to voice actress event


#19

Seems kinda brutal that they only give the otaku over there 5 days to prove their fandom.

The low attendance cap for the ultra-super-awesome Japanese fandom event does help explain why, last year, Yoko Kanno tried to set an absurdly low cap for her concert @ Otakon (what a disaster that was).


#20

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-04/4-more-arpeggio-of-blue-steel-kiri-kuma-anime-shorts-posted
[size=20]4 More Arpeggio of Blue Steel’s 'Kiri-Kuma’s Anime Shorts Posted[/size]
posted on 2014-05-04 00:15 EDT

“Kiri-Kuma’s” shorts turn mental models into teddy bears with original staff & cast

FlyingDog is streaming four more “Kiri-Kuma’s” (literally, “Fog-Bear’s”) shorts. The shorts are paired with the reairing of Arpeggio of Blue Steel on the Tokyo MX TV and Sun TV stations.

That Intonation: The characters make a pun on the similar sounds between the words “Kyūsoku Senkō” (Super-Speed Submarine) and “Kyūai Kōdō” (Courtship Behavior).

Bare Naked Hot Spring: The skit is set in a hot spring, where a teddy bear version of Takao insists that her proportions are slim.

Haruna’s Dictionary: Haruna creates a strange definition for the word “home security specialist,” defining the word as someone who undertakes extreme and unbelievable training to learn skills to defeat an enemy who doesn’t actually exist.

Combined Fleet Kiroshima-Haruna: A short skit between Kirishima and Haruna trying to combine (gattai) in vain, and Haruna learns about regret (kōkai)

Embarrassed Takao+Dr. Hyūga: Takao now gets more conscious about her body line and asks Dr. Hyūga to make her slim, but Hyūga’s machine ends up making her gigantic.

Kirishima’s Ambition: Kirishima merely mumbles, “Maybe I’ll buy a stuffed animal.”

Kirishima’s Ambition 3: Kirishima has an epiphany leading up from the previous skit, and says, “Maybe a starfish would be good…”

Combined Fleet Kirishima-Haruna 2: Looking at Kirishima and Haruna who failed to combine, two different stuffed bear think it is easy, but when Maya imagines what the combined form will look like, she runs away in horror.

Haruna’s Dictionary 2: Haruna describes the word “cunning” as an adjective that refers to someone whose methods are pushy and shrewd, like broadcasting a TV show once again just to sneakily put in a one-minute commercial and put information about new songs at the bottom of the screen (a direct reference to Arpeggio of Blue Steel and its Kiri-Kuma shorts).

That Intonation: The bears make a pun on the similar sounds between the words “Kyūsoku Senkō” (Super-Speed Submarine) and Kibō Taishoku (“Voluntary” Retirement).

Commercial: The bears pitch the fifth Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume

Tango Festival: The bear celebrate Children’s Day which is coming up on May 5.

“Kiri-Kuma’s” reunites the staff and cast from the main Arpeggio of Blue Steel anime:
• Director: Seiji Kishi
• Series Script Supervisor: Makoto Uezu
• Scripts: Shigeru Morita, Koujirou Nakamura, Chabo Higurashi
• Director of Photography: Daisuke Suzuki
• Music: Masato Kōda
• Animation Production: SANZIGEN Animation Studio

• Mai Fuchigami as Iona
• Manami Numakura as Takao
• Hibiku Yamamura as Haruna
• Yumi Uchiyama as Kirishima
• Saki Fujita as Hyuga
• Yukana as Kongō
• Mako as Maya