Azur Lane


Azur Lane the Animation

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Azur Lane
Japanese: アズールレーン THE ANIMATION
English: Azur Lane the Animation
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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.291 (scored by 5459154,591 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #76012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1315
Members: 151,492
Favorites: 919

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Synopsis

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]

Background

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Enterprise

Main
Ishikawa, Yui
Japanese

Laffey

Main
Naganawa, Maria
Japanese

Belfast

Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese

Akagi

Main
Nakahara, Mai
Japanese

Kaga

Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese

Prinz Eugen

Supporting
Sakura, Ayane
Japanese

Atago

Supporting
Kayano, Ai
Japanese

Ayanami

Supporting
Taichi, You
Japanese

Z23

Supporting
Abe, Rika
Japanese

Cleveland

Supporting
Horigome, Saya
Japanese

Staff

Tanaka, Motoki
Director
Tsuchiya, Masaki
Sound Director
Tanaka, Hironori
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
May'n
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Mar 20, 2020
As someone who loves Azur Lane, I'll be honest: This adaptation was terrible.

- Mediocre story featuring a generic plot, awful pacing, an OOC lead (Enterprise), forced yuribait, and an inconsistent setting. If the writers' goal was to sum up the in-game story so far, they failed spectacularly. No in-game events are mentioned or animated, and what context is presented is vague and never expanded upon. Enterprise is reduced to a one-note ration addict without common sense who can only be saved not by her sister (Hornet) or her dedicated repair ship (Vestal), but by Belfast because yuribait. One of the major factions in-game (Ironblood) ...
Mar 20, 2020
Perhaps the theme of ship girls isn’t an overly saturated idea in the anime medium. We’ve only had a handful of anime about ship girls in these recent years. Azur Lane does gleefully feel similar to Kantai Collection, a franchise that it drew influences from. Back in 2015, Kantai Collection presented itself as a love letter to fans of the game. Azur Lane follows a similar path and by that, it tries to please the fans.

But as an anime original viewer, Azur Lane presented itself to me as a fan disservice of naval storytelling. The plot deals with nations fighting against the mysterious alien force ...
Mar 20, 2020
AHHH...Azur Lane, how we missed ya then and back, and now out again. The promise that we'd have a decent game adaptation with an original storyline that subsequently went to shit as it progresses, not to mention the many warship waifus and the mediocre animation that accompanies this dreaded show.

Based on the gacha game of the same name (that was insanely popular at the time), Azur Lane features anthropomorphic World War 2 waifu ships that we have the joy of the love-hate relationships between its insanely big cast of allies and enemies to develop their growth overtime as we please and experience some of the ...

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