Arpeggio of Blue Steel

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4.5
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  • 45 out of 50 people found this review helpful:
    And this is why sailors refer to a ship as "She."
    Anyone who remembers the live-action TV show Andromeda (aired 2000-2005) will instantly recognize the premise of a ship with an avatar embodiment/command system. Iona is the avatar of I-401, a submarine of the Fleet of Fog which has defected to the human cause in the naval war between the two sides. Apparently, while only some Fog ships possess avatars, they all possess advanced weapons ...
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  • 11 out of 14 people found this review helpful:
    One Of My Favourite Anime This Fall!
    After you watch the opening scene to Arpeggio of Blue Steel you should be hooked due to its brilliant art style. It looks astonishingly good, and the fluid animation makes it look even better. The story revolves around these warships that take the form of a human beings and are used to fight in a group called "Fleet of Fog". The main character goes rouge with his ship who's character is called ...
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  • Great series, but no real aftermath
    I really loved to watch this series, the story is well written and the graphics are amazing. Great use of the ammo depleting as well, although it's unclear to me how the enemy ships can have so much more ammo, looks rather unlimited since they don't seem to have a base either.

    I do wish there was a better aftermath, or ending if you like. The last battle goes on so long that there is not much ...
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    A cool series marred by unnecessary fanservice
    AotBS is a quick and fun series perfect for anyone who likes their missiles, lasers and forcefields. It's also in the water instead of outer space, which is a nice change of pace of sorts.

    The CG animation is for the human and humanoid characters is... not the best. There are times when watching comes perilously close to feeling like watching some Touhou PV on Youtube or something. When the ...
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  • Come on Japan WTF get it together!
    I finally watched the series finale to Arpeggio of Blue Steel.
    Lets just say I was not best pleased with the final battle.
    (Though the boat bits were cool, such a pretty show)
    Plus boats can't get more power/fuel from will power.
    If they could all our energy problems would be solved.
    I once heard ...
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  • meh .....
    altho it makes you think about the big questions of life, the animation is cheep, all the characters (except 401) are easily influenced and the storyline is weak. good comedy moments. beautiful character designs. fighting scenes aren't paced well. great seyuus...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Run-of-the-mill Action Anime
    The series has strong potential, and a very strong premise; however, the execution was faulty at best. Simply put, this is just a run-of-the-mill action anime, with an interesting backstory.

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  • Deep questions...for a submarine.
    This anime was really interesting, the characters were lively, and the plot wasn't too bad. The concept was outlandish and kind of restricted for my tastes and I did get bored a couple of times, thus it lost a star. However, the story plays out really well, and the climax of it all falls into place with what most might call a happy ending. However, I'll let you be the judge. I don't think this ...
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  • Who knew battleships could be so sexy!!
    I don't write reviews on anything normally, however, this particular anime was great! Simply beautiful; the animation was spectacular through and through-- the opening alone was enough to suck me in. The plot is centered around the character development of the Fog and the action that takes place at sea during their development. It's a short anime, unfortunately, but short and sweet is also a ...
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  • The best anime involving ships I have ever seen
    This show was WAY better than I expected it to be, very heart felt, serious, and yet comedic in its own special sense, I really hope this gets a second season in the near future, and I would like to thank SG all the effort they did as it was really well done and I would recommend it to anyone that loves anime and a serious yet funny plot.
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