Ship girls, ahoy! Azur Lane – a side-scrolling shooter smart phone game developed by China’s Manjuu Co.,Ltd. and Yongshi Co.,Ltd – is being adapted into a TV anime, and key staff and a teaser trailer (below) have been revealed for the new project. The main staff for Azur Lane includes:
- Original work: Azure Lane (published for Android and iOS by Manjuu Co.,Ltd. and Yongshi Co.,Ltd)
- Director: Tenshou (aka Motoki Tanaka)
- Series composition: Jin Haganeya
- Animation production: Bibury Animation Studio
An English language version of the Azur Lane smart phone game is published by Shanghai Yostar Co., Ltd., who describe the story of the game as follows:
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.
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