The six-volume Haifuri, or High School Fleet, anime series came out throughout 2016 where they were limited edition releases priced at 6,000 yen and 7,000 yen respectively. With a new feature film coming up in 2020, Aniplex Japan has now finally pulled together a new box set for it and they’re also bumping the Japanese audio up to a 5.1 mix. The set is scheduled for a December 4th, 2019 release priced at 25,000 yen and they’ve now given out a look at the cover for it with a packaging spread still to come. Check the details below!
The show was directed by Yuu Nobuta based on the overall series composition from Reiko Yoshida, who also worked on the scripts. The original character designs come from Atto and were adapted by Naoto Nakamura, who also served as the chief animation director. Production IMS is behind the animation.
The cast includes Shiina Natsukawa as Akeno Misaki, Lynn as Mashiro and Sora Amemiya as Moeka. The supporting cast includes Miharu Sawada as Hikari Ogasawara, Hitomi Kikuchi as Michiru Takeda, Nozomi Furuki as Tateishi Shima, Minami Tanaka as Junko Heki, Yuka Maruyama as Ritsuko Matsunaga, Rui Tanabe as Kayoko Himeji, Atsumi Tanezaki as Mei Irizaki, Sakura Nakamura as Kaede Marikōji, Yurika Kubo as Rin Shiretoko, Chisato Satsuki as Satoko Katsuta, Yō Taichi as Hideko Yamashita, Emi Miyajima as Mayumi Uchida, Nanami Yamashita as Tsugumi Yagi, Akane Fujita as Megumi Uda, Yu Kobayashi as Machiko Noma, Natsumi Takamori as Maron Yanagiwara Natsuki Aikawa as Hiromi Kuroki, Ayaka Shimizu as Reo Wakasa, Sanae Fuku as Sakura Ise, Ari Ozawa as Runa Suruga, Sayaka Kaneko as Sora Hirota, Hiyori Nitta as Hime Wazumi and Ayuru Ohashi as Momo Aoki.
A manga adaptation ran as well from Kanari Abe.
Plot concept: With Japan having developed as a maritime nation, it became necessary to have specialized schools to teach skills essential to protecting the sea. The setting is one such all-girls school. The girls who enroll here study to become “bloomer maids,” through classroom instruction and teaching of practical skills.
“Bloomer maids” are women who pursue the ocean for their professional occupation. They live by the motto “In the sea we live, the sea we protect, and by the sea we go.” They must excel in their studies, but must also adopt an international mindset. They are the “Elite of the Sea,” and are expected to be knowledgeable of the customs and cultures of other countries as well as their own.
|S1 Box||12/04/19||Character Song CD, Booklet, Audio Commentary, Clean Opening, Clean Closing|
|1||06/22/16||Original Soundtrack 1, 100p Booklet, Random SD Sticker, Audio Commentary, Cast Quiz, Web Previews, Clean Opening, Clean Closing|
|2||07/27/16||Original Soundtrack 2, 100p Booklet, Random SD Sticker, Audio Commentary, Cast Quiz, Web Previews|
|3||08/24/16||Character Song CD, 100p Booklet, Random SD Sticker, Audio Commentary, Cast Quiz, Web Previews|
|4||09/28/16||Character Song CD, 100p Booklet, Random SD Sticker, Audio Commentary, Cast Quiz, Web Previews|
|5||10/26/16||Character Song CD, 100p Booklet, Random SD Sticker, Audio Commentary, Cast Quiz, Web Previews|
|6||11/23/16||Character Song CD, 100p Booklet, Random SD Sticker, Audio Commentary, Cast Quiz, Web Previews|