The mobile game Azur Lane was announced back in September 2017 to be on track for an anime adaptation that began on October 3rd, 2019 and saw a simulcast and simuldub with Funimation. A second series was launched in 2021 with Azur Lane: Slow Ahead! and now word has come down that a second season has been announced with a new promo released to highlight it below.
The previous season saw Masato Jinbo directing it from scripts by Yu Sato with CANDYBOX and Yostar Pictures behind the production.
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.
The English cast includes Rachael Messer as Enterprise, Amber Lee Connors as Akagi, Alexis Tipton as Unicorn, Madeleine Morris as Javelin, Tia Ballard as Laffey, Dawn M. Bennett as Kaga, Kristen McGuire as Cleveland, and Mallorie Rodak as Prince of Wales.
Plot Concept: This is a slightly peculiar world where the shipgirls live in. A lively and enjoyable school life for girls from different factions will begin at the naval port of Azur Lane. Living out their lives to the fullest, these girls get into various shenanigans—slowly but surely!