Arpeggio of Blue Steel

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4.4
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  • 60 out of 65 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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  • 9 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    Arpeggio of Blue Steel - Songs of the Sea
    The world has been divided... the oceans are no longer safe, taken over by a mysterious fleet of incredibly advanced sentient ships known as the Fleet of Fog who appeared out of nowhere, blockaded all of the world's ports, and cut off all communication by air or water - effectively isolating the world's nations from each other and causing the gradual decline of civilization. One of these ships was ...
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  • 8 out of 8 people found this review helpful:
    This is a must-watch!
    As a longtime fan of the manga, I can safely say they did a FANTASTIC job on this show. They captured the characters perfectly, the animation is smooth, and the story (while not quite as complex as the manga) is perfectly paced. Moreover, the music is great. I haven't enjoyed an anime this much since Sword Art Online.
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Excellent Anime, 5 Stars!
    This show is why I love Anime, great story with enough mystery to keep me hooked, and epic combat sequences. This series is full CGI, the stiff gestures belay that fact, but the look is superb. The models are extremely detailed, right down to writing on the hulls. It's also refreshing to see a strong MALE lead, not one who's wimpy or awkward, but has a calm commanding cool. A lot of the current ...
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  • 4 out of 5 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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  • 4 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Simply AMAZING!!! Hoping for a 2nd season!
    There a a lot of things to say about how incredible this anime is. So where to begin? The story in itself is amazing with presenting a unique world setup facing an unknown enemy. What I found extremely entertaining was the Fog ships developing their own unique personalities. Many cases created interactions that were intensely emotional to frickin' hilarious! Each ship's mental image is well ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    A show that will definitely take you by surprise
    What looked like a moeservice show with an impossible concept accomplished way more than I expected. A show completely aware of the humor they could have didn't fail to also bring intense emotion, action, and development. And for once, I can say I have finally had closure with an anime ending (It's been awhile).
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    this is one great and unique anime.
    Well im not going to lie i did have my doubts about this anime. But after the first 2 episodes i was completely hooked begging for more. let me state that it is a wonderfully rendered CG anime (thats not a movie) that i have ever seen . 'the characters are unique in there on right there personality's are so well thought out and played out very well only thing let is to pick one that you can relate ...
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  • 2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
    Wow. This is simply amazing.
    I first watched this show on a whim when I saw it had been released for the new season. I was immediately hooked. The storylines following the challenges the Fog girls go through in trying to figure out who they are, what they want, and where they belong are absolutely beautiful. But the positives of the show don't stop there. In addition to an amazing storyline the combat is absolutely brilliant. ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    A.I. battleship harem? Why not!
    This show is absolutely ridiculous, both with it's main premise (sentient warships with A.I. cores in from of beautiful girls) and much if the character interactions. Thankfully, it's also very transparent about it and if you can embrace the silliness, it can be an absolute blast. Not only because it's amusing in it's absurdity (I have to admit that reading comments below every episode was nearly ...
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