"Azur Lane" Pays Tribute to "Danmachi" with Referential Ribbon
Chinese boat-girl mobile game Azur Lane continues to gain popularity in both China and Japan, making it a potential worth rival to that other boat-girl game everyone likes so much. And while there’s a lot of crossover between the two, there’s plenty of difference, from gameplay to character design. Azur Lane is also working on a far more global level in its early days, integrating ships from the US, England, Japan, and Germany.
Recently, the Eagle Union’s Elite repair ship Vestal got some extra notice from players regarding a certain accessory. Can you spot it in the image above? We’ll give you a hint.
Like Hestia of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick up Girls in a Dungeon?, Vestal wears a blue ribbon over her arms and under her bust for… er… support, we assume.
Classics nerds and those who’ve read their Greek and Roman mythology already understand the reference. But for those who were still confused, a fan laid it out on Twitter: Danmachi‘s Hestia was named for the Greek goddess of home and hearth. The USS Vestal was named for Vesta, who — while not a direct match for Hestia — was Rome’s closest mythological equivalent.
It seems Azur Lane‘s referential humor doesn’t stop there. We also dug up a shot of the Royal Navy’s light aircraft carrier Hermes, who definitely seems to believe in the heart of the cards:
Azur Lane is currently available in China and Japan on the App Store; there is no word as to whether it will become available in the West anytime soon.