Get ready for some aquatic amusement!

Earlier today, the Hai-Furi anime website updated with a new promotional video. The 30-second teaser offers a preview of character song Watashi-tachi Kinenbi.

Hai-Furi is an original title from Production IMS. Yuu Nobuta (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2) is directing the project, with Naoto Nakamura (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion) filling the dual role of character designer and chief animation director. Hitomi Ikeda (Gurren Lagann) is in charge of color designs, while studio Headworks (K-On!, Love Live! The School Idol Movie) provides the show’s backgrounds. Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman,D.Gray-man) is in charge of series composition.

Hai-Furi Visual 001 - 20160213Kadokawa’s Comic Alive magazine describes the series as follows:

“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.

Hai-Furi will begin airing in April. Several character design sheets were released to promote the project, which you can check out below:

Source: Hai-Furi website (Thanks to L.B. Bryant for the tip!)