Anime Review: Azur Lane: Bisoku Zenshin! (2021). Masato Jinbo (Chaos; Child) is directing the anime, and Yu Satō (Kiratto Pri☆Chan) is writing the scripts. Yostar Pictures is producing the anime with studio CANDY BOX. Yokohama Animation Lab is credited for co-production. Hiromitsu Hagiwara (Nozo × Kimi) is designing the characters, and Hagiwara and Kengo Saitō (SSSS.Gridman) are principal animation directors. SHADE (Miru Tights) composed the music. Emi Nitta performed the theme song “Longing for!,” and Yui Sakakibara performed the theme song “Mahiru-iro Siesta”.
Synonyms: Azur Lane 4-comma: Slow Ahead!
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2021, to Mar 30, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:00 (JST)
Source: 4-Koma manga
Genres: Military, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life, Comedy
Duration: 8 min. per ep.
Seiyuu and Staff
-Nozomi Yamane as Javelin
-Yō Taichi as Ayanami
-Maria Naganawa as Laffey
-Rika Abe as Z23
-Sumire Uesaka as Akashi
-Minami Takahashi as Baltimore
-Ayane Sakura as Prinz Eugen
MASATO JINBO is directing the anime, and YŪ SATŌ is writing the scripts. YOSTAR PICTURE co-produced the work with studio CANDY BOX. Yokohama Animation Lab is credited with co-production. HIROMITSU HAGIWARA is the character designer, and Hagiwara and KENGO SAITŌ are the main animation directors. SHADE composes music. Emi Nitta performed one of the theme songs “Longing for!,” and YUI SAKAKIBARA performed another theme song titled “Mahiru-iro Siesta” (Siesta in Midday).
Info Azur Lane
The manga was launched by Hori on April 23, 2018, and is still running today in Ichijinsha’s Manga 4-Koma Palette.
The anime adaptation of Azur Lane itself aired in 2019. Bibury Animation Studios (Grisaia: Phantom Trigger) is the animation studio. During the season, the anime series only aired for 10 episodes, while the last two episodes were postponed to March 13 and March 20, 2020. The production team claims that they are trying to improve the quality of their series to make people happy.
Azur Lane game was first released in China on May 25, 2017, by publisher Bilibili. This game was designed by developers Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi. This game is available for iOS and Android platforms. An adaptation of the PlayStation 4 game is now being made by developer Felistella. The game, entitled “Azur Lane Crosswave” was released in Japan on August 29, 2019. Meanwhile, for the English language, it is planned for release in 2020.
In addition to the 4-Koma manga, the Series has also received another spinoff manga adaptation.
The player must lead a fleet, divided into two parts: the Pioneer Fleet and the Main Fleet. While the Vanguards were in charge of assault and clearing operations, the Main Fleet had to focus on fire support and dealing damage to enemy ships. Strategy is key, and players must carefully build their fleet to succeed on the high seas. Players can strengthen their fleet from the base through the Academy and Dormitory, where they can earn experience points, purchase items from the shop, or improve their skills in the Classroom.