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TOHO Reveals First ‘Azur Lane’ Anime Blu-ray Release Packaging

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The fall 2019 anime series Azure Lane has its home video releases in Japan handled by TOHO and they've gone for a standard route for a Japanese release.
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The fall 2019 anime series Azure Lane has its home video releases in Japan handled by TOHO and they’ve gone for a standard route for a Japanese release. The twelve-episode series is getting a six-volume release that will begin on December 4th, 2019. Ahead of that, we now have the cover and full packaging spread for that volume which will set the design for the run. It’s a Blu-ray-only release is listed as a limited edition and is priced at 6,800 yen each. Check the full schedule below!

The series has Tensho directing at Bibury Animation Studio, which he founded. Jin Haganeya in on board to handle the scripts while Masayuki Nonaka is serving as the character designer and chief animation director.

The Japanese cast includes Yui Ishikawa as Enterprise and Mai Nakahara as Akagi along with Yui Horie, Yō Taichi, Maria Naganawa, and Nozomi Yamane reprising their roles as Belfast, Ayanami, Laffey, and Javelin from the game.

Check out the official site and Twitter.

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.

Volume Date Extras
1 12/04/19 Booklet, Original Soundtrack 1, Clean Opening, Clean Closing, Promos
2 01/22/20 Booklet, Original Soundtrack 2
3 02/19/20 Booklet
4 03/18/20 Booklet
5 04/15/20 Booklet
6 05/20/20 Booklet
Azur Lane Japanese Volume 1 Cover
Azur Lane Japanese Volume 1 Packaging

[Source: Azur Lane]


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