(Japan) Preview For Arpeggio of Blue Steel Now Streaming

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Subsequent to the confirmation for the Arpeggio of Blue Steel anime series, a preview trailer for the upcoming show has been released by Flying Dog, the anime label for Victor Entertainment, along with an official website.

Based on the science-fiction naval manga series by Ark Performance, Arpeggio of Blue Steel‘s adaptation is directed by Seiji Kishi (Persona 4: The Animation, Angel Beats), written by Makoto Uezu (Devil Survivor 2: The Animation, The Qwaser of Stigmata), composed by Masato Kouda (Monster Hunter (PS2), Devil May Cry (PS2)), and animated by SANZIGEN (009 Re: Cyborg, Black Rock Shooter).

Here is the preview below:

In a world flooded by global warming, the story takes place 17 years after humanity’s defeat against an army of super-powered ships called “The Fleet of Fog”. Somehow, Gunzou Chihaya and his crew mates manage to take control of a “Fleet of Fog” submarine — equipped with a physical AI named Iona — which they rename as the I-401 to take on this mysterious army. As shown in the trailer, Iona doesn’t seem to mess around with all that firepower.

With its production staff consisting of those who have done video games, or anime series based on video games, Arpeggio of Blue Steel may have some appeal for fans of these specific games. The show looks pretty exciting by all the flashy animations, fast-paced action sequences, and dramatic background music.

Hopefully we’ll see a streaming announcement soon.


About Andy Na

Andy was a member at Operation Rainfall since the beginning of its campaigning days. Though something of a troublemaker at the time, he now contributes to Operation Rainfall and shares his love for all things gaming and the visual arts. His favorite games include Xenoblade Chronicles, Kid Icarus Uprising, and No More Heroes. Andy currently holds a Bachelors degree in Cinema, which he uses to pursue filmmaking.