The mobile game Azur Lane was announced in September 2017 to be on track for an anime adaptation that has a pretty good staff coming on board for it. With AnimeJapan 2019 this weekend, the official site is reminding us of this project with a site refresh that gives us the visual to the right as well as a new promotional video below. The series has Tensho directing at Bibury Animation Studio, which he founded. Jin Haganeya in on board to handle the scripts. A manga is coming later this year in Monthly Comic Rex from Tsuchii as well.
Game Concept: 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.