High School Fleet Anime Gets Smartphone Game in 2018
Aniplex opened a website on December 9 that revealed that a smartphone game based on the High School Fleet anime is in development for iOS and Android devices, and it is slated for a 2018 release. The app is described as a “naval battle game.”
The original 12-episode television anime series premiered in Japan in April 2016. Aniplex of America licensed the series, and the show streamed on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Daisuki. The anime’s official Twitter account announced in February that various projects and programs are in the works.
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.”
An original video anime (OVA) shipped on Blu-ray Disc on May 24.
AAS/AIS and Kanari Abe launched the main manga adaptation in Kadokawa‘s Comic Alive magazine in October 2015, and the manga is ongoing. Kadokawa published the manga’s third volume on October 23. AAS/AIS and Tsuchii (Girls und Panzer: Little Army, Girls und Panzer: Little Army II) launched the High School Fleet: Maidens of Loreley (High School Fleet: Loreley no Otome-tachi) spinoff manga manga in the same magazine in June 2016, and ended it on August 28. Kadokawa published the manga’s third and final volume on September 23.