Azur Lane

Azur Lane the Animation

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Synonyms: Azur Lane
Japanese: アズールレーン THE ANIMATION
English: Azur Lane the Animation
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2019 to Mar 20, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2019
Broadcast: Thursdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.291 (scored by 6134661,346 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #78452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1362
Members: 169,671
Favorites: 985

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When the "Sirens," an alien force with an arsenal far surpassing the limits of current technology, suddenly appeared, a divided humanity stood in complete solidarity for the first time. Four countries—Eagle Union, Royal Navy, Sakura Empire, and Iron Blood—formed Azur Lane, paving the way for the improvement of modern warfare, which led to an initial victory against the common threat. However, this tenuous union was threatened by opposing ideals, dividing the alliance into two. Sakura Empire and Iron Blood broke away and formed the Red Axis, and humanity became fragmented once again.

As a seasoned and experienced fighter, the "Grey Ghost" Enterprise shoulders Azur Lane's hope for ending the war. But behind her stoic persona hides a frail girl, afraid of the ocean. Even so, she continues to fight as she believes that it's the only purpose for her existence. Meanwhile, Javelin, Laffey, and Unicorn—three ships from the union—stumble upon Ayanami, a spy from the Red Axis. Strange as it may seem, they try to befriend her, but as enemies, their efforts are for naught. Still, they persevere in hopes of succeeding one day.

Amidst the neverending conflict within humankind, the keys that could unite a fragmented race might exist: a soldier coming to terms with her mysterious personality and camaraderie between those with different ideals.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The final two episodes were originally scheduled to broadcast on December 19 and December 26, 2019, but were delayed to March 13 and March 20, 2020, respectively.

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May 31, 2022
In general, I can say that I liked it. But if we look at it as a subject, warships may not attract everyone's attention. I had fun though. The visuals are brilliant and the story is manageable. I advise. If you have played Azur Lane before, you already know the events and characters. If you have some history knowledge, you can have a really fun time. It's an above average series. Recommended for anyone who is curious. The main character, Enterprise, unfortunately has not been kept in the foreground. This obviously upset. Although it is a classic subject choice in terms of subject, it is ...
Jul 5, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Ah the sea! Where girls come to swim, play, and erm ... fire 16 inch 50 caliber naval armaments at one another? Was that in the script? Azur Lane I've heard is based off of a game (which I should probably try out) and seems to be a slice of life but with two extra pats of action seasoning. Girls in battle? Really cool, the torpedo salvo ripping through the waters, the papers burn into fighter biplanes, Zuikaku's sword charging via PUMPING SAID PLANES into her sword hilt was sick! Girls at home? (base) adorable as fuck. There's quite a bit of fanservice but not ...
Jun 14, 2021
Alright, let's just keep it a $1.50 here. I love the game, I don't love the anime.

It's an anime adaptation of a popular mobile game. While the mobile game itself has been done splendidly, the anime adaptation was done in a less than splendid way (and that's an understatement to say the least). As an anime, it's alright. We get some characters to look at to form fanservice theories about, to find a "best girl" and to wonder who will experience the most development over the course of the show. Sadly, with Azur Lane being a mobile game, this anime was nowhere near to showing ...

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