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Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova


Alternative Titles

English: Arpeggio of Blue Steel -Ars Nova-
Synonyms: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova
Japanese: 蒼き鋼のアルペジオ ‐アルス・ノヴァ‐

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2013 to Dec 24, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: SANZIGEN
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.561 (scored by 37,943 users)
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Ranked: #13652
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Popularity: #674
Members: 79,939
Favorites: 614
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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)

Background

Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Oosaka on September 21, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on October 8, 2013.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Iona
Iona
Main
Fuchigami, Mai
Japanese
Fuchigami, Mai
Chihaya, Gunzou
Chihaya, Gunzou
Main
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
Japanese
Okitsu, Kazuyuki
Takao
Takao
Supporting
Numakura, Manami
Japanese
Numakura, Manami
Haruna
Haruna
Supporting
Yamamura, Hibiku
Japanese
Yamamura, Hibiku

Staff

WEST GROUND
WEST GROUND
Producer, Theme Song Composition
Kishi, Seiji
Kishi, Seiji
Director
Iida, Satoki
Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard


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

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#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, 11)
#4: "Our Story" by nano (ep 12)



More reviewsReviews

Stark700
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.

The series itself is based read more
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mahoganycow
Dec 28, 2013
In the year 2039, the combined naval forces of humanity suffer a crushing defeat at the hands of a military force with weapons technology that far surpasses their own. The fearsome assailants? A group of heavy warships, termed “The Fleet of Fog,” who are commanded by “mental models,” robot-like representations of the minds of the battleships that take the physical form of little girls dressed in frilly clothing. Fast-forward seventeen years, and one of these mental models, named Iona, approaches a human naval cadet named Gunzou out of the blue, offering herself (and, by extension, the advanced Fog submarine she represents) to Gunzou to command. read more
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Zee530
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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lemski07
Oct 29, 2013
Story 8
This anime is about 20 to 30 years into the future where the oceans and seas are impassable because of the ghost fleet that are terrorizing it which consist of pretty girls that controls there each is her own ship that are in a fleet that have access to unparallelled technology which consist of very gigantic guns, array of missiles, powerful laser turrets. and one of the previous captains son got on hold a very powerful sub which originated from the ghost fleet.

art 9
the art is fantastic for under/above water naval battles, it sometimes in cg, specially the pretty battleships and u-boats

sound 8
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