Arpeggio of Blue Steel

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4.5
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  • An adaptation that could have been better
    Arpeggio of Blue Steel is an adaptation of the manga of the same name that eventually diverts from the original plot in order to conclude the series in a single season. However, the plot up until the half-way point is fairly true to the source material. This show is probably best classified as a sci-fi magical girl genre, though the "magic" here is always technology such as processing speeds, ...
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  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel was freaking awesome!
    Very engaging and well thought out, sucked me in in the first five minutes. Loved the crew and the idea of the ships as people. Watched the whole season in only two days. I hope there is a season two. To many unanswered question. I would highly recommend this program.
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  • The battle ship,submarine and harem....
    its all about submarine+harem...but the story is all about the submarine.when earth global warming had caused sea levels to rise and large amount of territory to be lost and the fleet of fog appeared in ever corner of ocean,with Gunzo chihaya and his fleet of fog submarine named Iona 1-401 a submarine that have humanoid forms,together they across the ocean and fought with other fleet of fog(+ ...
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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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