Azur Lane Gets a Teaser in conjunction with Comiket 96
Toho Animation via their official Youtube channel today (August 19, 2019) has released a special short teaser video of the upcoming Fall Anime, Azur Lane in conjunction with Comiket 96. The video was screened exclusively via Yostar booth at Tokyo Big Sight where Comiket 96 was held from the 9th of August to the 12th of August. The short video was also released through Azur Lane’s official website here.
Javelin and Laffey, two characters made an appearance in the short video as well a number of other characters that many may be familiar with.
Azur Lane is a popular smartphone game developed by Manjuu and Yongshi, both are Chinese mobile game developer. It was published by bilibili on the iOS (May 25, 2017) and Android (June 2, 2017) where the Japanese server came up a little late on the 2nd of June 2017. The English beta version was finally released on the 16th of August 2018 on both platforms. To date, the number of registered players has surpassed 6 million (sources: Azur Lane Wiki, AnimeteTimes).
The story sets in a crisis that mankind is facing and the world has decided to unite to face a common threat under one banner that is “Azur Lane”. However, due to differences in beliefs, the once formidable organization was torn into two factions, one of which is Azur Lane and the other, Crimson Axis. More details about the story can be found here.
A key visual was also released on July 23, 2019 here:
Original: Manjuu Co.,Ltd.,／Yongshi Co.,Ltd.
Director: Motoki Tanaka
Series Composition: Jin Haganeya
Character Design / Animation Director: Masayuki Nonaka
Art Director: Akihito Ogiyama
Art Setting: Shiozawa Yoshinori
CG Director: Kimura Ryo
Cinematographer: Daisuke Chiba
Editing: Takemiya Mutsumi
Director of Audiography: Masanori Uchiya
Sound Production: Dax Production
Music: Yasunori Nishiki
Music Production: Stray Cats
Music Producer: Yohei Kisara
Animation Production: Bibury Animation Studio
Enterprise: Yui Ishikawa
Belfast: Yui Horie
Akagi: Mai Nakahara
Ayanami: Yō Taichi
Laffey: Maria Naganawa
Javelin: Nozomi Yamane
*Please note that I could not verify some of the names.