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Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova

Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova

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Synonyms: Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova
Japanese: 蒼き鋼のアルペジオ ‐アルス・ノヴァ‐


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2013 to Dec 24, 2013
Producers: SANZIGEN
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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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.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio

Characters & Voice Actors

Fuchigami, Mai
Fuchigami, Mai
Chihaya, Gunzou
Chihaya, Gunzou
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
Numakura, Manami
Numakura, Manami
Fujita, Saki
Fujita, Saki


Kishi, Seiji
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard
Fuchigami, Mai
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance

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Jan 1, 2014
On the surface Arpeggio has a few detractors but if you allow people to finish airing their subjective complaints about how CG never blends well with anime, the harem genre is overused and how they don’t want to be made to remember complicated words like Super gravity Cannon and Klein’s field, you’ll find that Arpeggio has a decent story, a setting with rich possibilities heavily untapped by the anime world, interesting characters and an all but obvious moral lesson at the end.

For 7 years the Fleet of Fog, an armada of highly advance naval vessels have taken over earthly waters, with every attempt to reclaim read more
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Dec 23, 2013
Before deciding if you should watch Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova, you should probably ask yourself if military science fiction is your type of anime. Military science fiction often takes the idea of military but also fuses it with supernatural themes with flavors of science and artificial warfare. There are a lot of ideas that plays around with military sci-fi including alien invasions, mecha, or space wars. So what happens when you take a bunch of mental models that resembles the characteristics of female characters and puts them into total warfare? Simple. You get Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Arsa Nova.

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Both have the same Naval settings.

Both involves war in the seas.

Both also have the same situation were humans were driven out of the sea.


The enemy in one anime is more of a hidden type. while the other anime, the enemy is known.

One has an extra sci-fi genre, while the other has supernatural, comedy and harem.

The art in one anime has a futuristic theme, while the other one has a bit of retro theme.

Both shows have a strong focus in intense warship battles and have beautiful girls as main characters (as well as a few males).

- Starship Operators uses CGI for battles, while Arpeggio is a full produced CGI anime. You can see a huge technical difference between.

- Relationships are well portrayed in Arpeggio. Starship Operators also has interaction between its characters, but it seems a little bit odd.
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Opening Theme

"Savior of Song" by Nano feat. MY FIRST STORY

Ending Theme

#1: "Savior of Song" by Nano feat. MY FIRST STORY (ep 1)
#2: "Blue Field" (ブルー・フィールド) by Trident (Mai Fuchigami, Manami Numakura, and Hibiki Yamamura) (eps 2-4, 6-8)
#3: "Innocent Blue" by Trident (Mai Fuchigami, Manami Numakura, and Hibiki Yamamura) (ep 5, 9)
#4: "Our Story" by nano (ep 12)

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