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 6239062,390 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #79872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1381
Members: 172,256
Favorites: 1,006

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Ishikawa, Yui


Naganawa, Maria


Horie, Yui


Nakahara, Mai


Kayano, Ai

Prinz Eugen

Sakura, Ayane


Kayano, Ai


Taichi, You


Horigome, Saya


Abe, Rika



Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"graphite/diamond" by May'n

Episode Videos


Apr 8, 2020
Before I start , I want to say that I would try my best in refraining to mention game material in this review so that I would avoid spoilers.

War never changes. Be it any era, wars have only done nothing but chaos towards the people participating it. That fact remains until today. People will always want to gain something other people have: territories, resources—anything. Once the dispute reaches between governments, a lack of communication will always ensue with WAR.

Soon, war moved on from the lands to the seas, and naval warfare became one of the most pivotal battles a side cannot afford to lose ...
Mar 20, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Azur Lane is an anime original, adapted from the game with the same name. I love the game.
The game itself has sort of a story line and has many events with their own story line often not involved in the main quests. I feel like that the creators of the anime had a bit of struggle to write a good plot. Later on it become's clear there's a lot of plot armour if it wanted to fit the personality of the game.

The animation is sometimes good but most of the time it's trash. As a war/action anime it should have been dynamic and moving. ...
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) ...

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