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New Hai-Furi Staff, Plot Details, & Character Designs Unveiled


Comic Alive March 2016 Cover - 20160127Hi, Furi! Welome to the party!

The latest issue of Kadokawa’s Comic Alive magazine revealed new details on the Hai-Furi anime series. new story, staff, and character details were revealed, along with a confirmation that the show will début in April.

Yuu Nobuta (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2) will direct Hai-Furi at Production IMS. Naoto Nakamura (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion) will fill the dual role of character designer and chief animation director on the project. Hitomi Ikeda (Gurren Lagann) is in charge of color designs, while studio Headworks (K-On!, Love Live! The School Idol Movie) will provide the show’s backgrounds.

The publication revealed an updated plot description, which reads:

“In the sea we live, the sea we protect, and by the sea we go.”
Japan, 100 years after plate subductions caused many other countries to be submerged. To save the remaining countries, the coastal cities that had been built up were launched into the seas, and the seaborne routes between them expanded. With this expansion, a need for personnel that could safeguard the seas arose. Women began to seek employment in this new industry, and soon, the “Blue Mermaids,” those who keep the sea safe, began to be a source of admiration for many. The childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China sought to become Blue Mermaids themselves, and together with others who shared their dream, they enrolled in Yokosuka’s Marine High School.

The show’s official website will stream a new promotional video next month.

On that note, the official Hai-Furi website updated with new character designs earlier today. You can check them out below.

Source: Anime News Network

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