Arpeggio of Blue Steel

Average Rating

  • 5
    (96)
  • 4
    (26)
  • 3
    (15)
  • 2
    (7)
  • 1
    (1)
4.4
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  • Love it - Nice art style
    I had low hopes since the concept sounded weak, however the execution of the anime is brilliant. If you have a decent screen you'll be blown away by the colors. It takes a couple of episodes to get used to the art style, but it's an interesting and refreshing variant.
    Overall the story is pretty nice.
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  • the characters are really cute and all, but the rest...
    I love the battleships and the girls of course,but besides that, the anime makes no sense.
    Iona's resolve and why the fog is trying to kill humans, nobody explains that, and why this kid is so important? too many questions without answers. and the animation is bad with the expressions, but really good when the missiles go flying!
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  • This is a mixed bag...
    It was hard for me to make my mind and decide if it should have 3 or 4 stars. I guess, if you sum up every aspect of this show you will end up with very average anime, maybe slightly more than average, but the problem is that some things are too bad to deal with them and others are too good to missed them.

    At the end it will not make any sense, but it is original, colourful, sometimes even ...
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  • What did you do with my military sci-fi?
    This isn't a terrible anime.
    It isn't a very good one though, and the manga deserves a much better adaption.
    A lot of the earlier plot elements remain the same, but the ending episodes in particular go in a completely different direction in content and tone. What was at least nominally a military scifi with some grasp of alien/AI encounters suddenly become this strange attempt at a feel-good ...
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  • not a review just a question for the community
    ok so i am new to the anime scene and genre so i don’t really know how this all works but a friend told me if an anime series doesn’t get a certain amount of reviews or likes. then the creator shuts down the project. i have to say, i really really enjoyed the show but you can’t end ep 12 the way you did without making a second season for it. can someone who is knowledgeable explain to me if this ...
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  • Exceeded My Expectations
    This anime was surprisingly good. I personally am not fond of anime CGI, I actually kind of hate it, but this anime's CGI was pretty good. I got used to it really quickly, so people who don't like CGI should just give this anime a try like I did. I was told this anime deviated from the manga a lot, I can not confirm that myself, but even if it did it was still amazing. This anime had a good ...
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  • Yet another anime you can't put down until the end
    Arpeggio of Blue Steel is one of those animes with a very comprehensible plot at the beginning. Then everything takes a dive for the crazy and this is why I was hooked on this anime so quickly. As the series came to a close, I had a desire for more and more. Maybe it's because of the Mental Models. Maybe it is because of the tense action sequences. Maybe it is the heartwarming feeling you get when ...
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  • 1 Part KanColle, add 1 part Andromeda, shake and serve
    A navel combat anime, with good action scenes. Cute girl avatars of ships, but not really fan service.

    Aliens have landed on earth, and have taken the form of warships, each has a girl as an avatar. They own the seas, and communications between the continents, have broken down.

    One sub, has decided that it wants a captain, and chooses a student in the navel academy, (who brings along ...
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  • Great action, HUGE lull in the middle
    There is a lot to like about this show. Naval battles! AI! Boobs! Guns! Technology! Strange 3D animation! Maybe aliens IDK! Supergenius kid! Talking teddy bear! Guy with dreadlocks! Anti-authority main character!

    It also starts out well, building the characters and world at a good pace, with action and drama at a fairly good balance. Then, around episode 5 the action starts to taper off. The ...
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  • Pianissimo to Fortissimo
    Wow. For such a short anime, this one really packs a punch. From the first episode to the last, nothing but nonstop action. I rated 4 stars mainly because of the length. I would have preferred a few more episodes to learn more about each of the Fog Models individual reasons for following the captain. I also would have liked to have learned more about the fog itself. All in all, worth a ...
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