High School Fleet Teases Projects in the Works
The official Twitter account for the High School Fleet (Haifuri) television anime series announced on Wednesday that various projects and programs are in the works. The staff did not specify the type of projects.
The original 12-episode television anime series premiered in Japan on April 9. Aniplex of America licensed the series, and the show streamed on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Daisuki. A new original video anime (OVA) project is slated for this year.
Aniplex of America describes the story of the television series:
Living by the sea, protecting the sea, and journeying across the sea…They’re the BLUE MERMAIDS! Because of a shift in tectonic plates around 100 years ago, Japan lost much of its area to submergence. To preserve Japan’s territories, Coastal Cities sprung up, one after the other. Eventually, they became Marine Cities, and along with the expansion of sea-lanes to connect them, the need arose for a sizable staff to protect the seas. At the same time, maritime jobs were becoming more popular among women. Hence, the BLUE MERMAIDS, tasked with keeping the seas safe, had become every female student’s dream job. This is when childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China enroll in a marine high school in Yokosuka, along with other girls who share their goal of “BECOMING A BLUE MERMAID.”
Yuu Nobuta (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Blade & Soul episode director) directed the series at Production IMS. Reiko Yoshida (Non Non Biyori, K-ON!, Yowamushi Pedal) handled series composition, and Atto (Non Non Biyori manga) drew more than 30 original character designs for the series. Naoto Nakamura (A Certain Scientific Railgun, Haganai) designed the characters and served as chief animation director. Takaaki Suzuki (Girls und Panzer, Strike Witches, Upotte!! military history adviser) was credited with the original work for the series.