Earlier today, the official Azur Lane anime website updated with a new key visual. The image features Enterprise and Akagi posing against an azure sea.
Azur Lane will air in October 2019.
Tensho (Kinmoza!, The Fruit of Grisaia) will direct the project at Bibury Animation Studio, with Jin Haganeya (Demonbane, Guilty Crown) taking charge of series composition.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Enterprise: Yui Ishikawa
- Akagi: Mai Nakahara
Azur Lane is a mobile game from publisher Bilibili, and developers Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi. The game launched in China on May 25, 2017. Shanghai Yostar published the title on September 14, 2017 in Japan.
The title currently enjoys more than six million downloads to date, with an English version by Shanghai Yostar currently in open beta in the United States and Canada. Shanghai Yostar describes the title as:
Azur Lane features an interactive combat system that combines the best of strategy and 2D shooter games. Players must command a flotilla, divided into two parts: the Vanguard Fleet and the Main Fleet. While the Vanguard is responsible for striking and clearing operations, the Main Fleet must focus on fire support and dealing damage to enemy ships. Strategy is key, and players must build their fleets carefully to succeed on the high seas. Players can strengthen their fleets from the base via the Academy and Dorms, where they can earn experience points, buy items from the shop, or improve their skills in the Classroom.
Sources: Twitter (pKjd8I8)