The nautical fun begins in April!
Earlier today, the official Hai-Furi anime website announced that the title will début on Japanese TV on April 9. The series will air on eight networks:
- Tokyo MX: 4/9/2016 at 24:00 (4/10/2016 at midnight)
- Tochigi TV: 4/9/2016 at 24:00 (4/10/2016 at midnight)
- Gunma TV: 4/9/2016 at 24:00 (4/10/2016 at midnight)
- TV Aichi: 4/11/2016 at 25:35 (4/12/2016 at 1:35AM)
- KBS Kyoto: 4/12/2016 at 24:00 (4/13/2016 at midnight)
- Sun TV: 4/12/2016 at 25:35 (4/13/2016 at 1:35AM)
- TV Hokkaido: 4/12/2016 at 26:05 (4/13/2016 at 2:05AM)
- TVQ Kyushu Housou: 4/12/2016 at 26:05 (4/13/2016 at 2:05AM)
A pair of advance screening events will be held on April 2, on the Memorial Ship Mikasa.
The site also revealed that Luna Haruna will perform the show’s ending theme song, Ripple Effect. Haruna performed theme songs for several anime titles, including Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, and Monogatari Series Second Season.
Haruna will appear at a stage event for the show on March 26, at this year’s Anime Japan event. The single featuring Ripple Effect will ship to retailers on May 25.
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.
Kadokawa’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.
Several character design sheets and a promotional video, which you can check out below, were released to promote the project.
Source: MoCa News