The spring 2016 anime series Haifuri brought out an OVA in May 2017 and then revealing in April 2018 that a feature film is in the works. With the film having landed on January 18th, 2020, the home video release side is now being set up for it. Aniplex Japan has scheduled an October 28th, 2020 debut where there’ll be two editions:
- – BD LE: 9,500yen
- – DVD LE: 8,500yen
The limited-editions come with the main movie disc plus a soundtrack CD and a new drama CD. On-disc extras include an audio commentary.
The main cast is returning to reprise their roles with Yuu Nobuta as the chief director with a screenplay by Takaaki Suzuki and Kunihiko Okada. A-1 Pictures is handling the animation production with Naoto Nakamura set to handle the character designs once again.
The new cast members were revealed and you can see their visual below in Tweet form as well. They include Minami Takahashi, Maria Naganawa, Tomori Kusunoki, Satomi Amano, Miyu Tomita, and Sayumi Suzushiro.
The TV series 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.
Property concept: 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.”