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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: flying DOG, 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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Ranked: #10692
Popularity: #733
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
Other: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova - Kirikumas
Alternative version: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Movie 1
Sequel: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Movie 2

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
Yamamura, Hibiku
Theme Song Performance
Fuchigami, Mai
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.

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Aug 2, 2014
I have to say, although I was looking forward to Arpeggio, I was also very skeptical about it. For some reason it just didn't seem to me like a plot they could make interesting or work. However, I must say that I was definitely pleasantly surprised with it, so much so that it's not only one of my favorite anime of the fall of 2013, but also one of my favorite anime of 2013 in general. It was such such a blast to watch; unique and well written plot, likeable and well developed characters, great music, (including the opening and the ending), read more
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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.

One day an enemy appears out of nowhere and drives humans to the brink of extinction is the basic summary for both of these anime. If you like one you might like the other

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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