Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio Ars Nova Cadenza (movie) 240 Mins.
This was an excellent moive . Lots of action and a Final outcome I will spoil alot . I do not think we will have an anime sequel even though there was enoiugh material. Maybe a series of OVa's or another movie ? The ED kinda was unique
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Gunzo / Crew / I-401
Gunzo / Crew were in the movie and were more 2nd cast then main. Gunzo still had few parts. For Iona / 401 see below
Notes came from Wikipedia / except ## My thoughts
Blue Steel Fleet
Iona / I-401
The Mental Model (human avatar) of the submarine I-401 who left the Fog to become Gunzō's vessel of her own volition.
In the Cadenza movie, it was reveal that the flagship of the fog Yamato was defeated by her sister Musashi after she went on a rampage and had carried her last wish into Iona herself, therefore the reason for carrying dual cores inside her, which was to be Gunzō's vessel and negotiate with the fleet of fog to end the war, which was Gunzō's father's actions. After defeating Musashi with the parts of Yamato and I-401, she disappears as she has become the Admiralty code and bids Gunzō farewell. Over the course of the series, Iona has developed human emotions which led the fog to classify her as "dangerous. Should one come into contact with her, the Mental Model will experience errors".
## Gunzo gave her a Medallion which she liked before talking to Musashi which later was at Gunzo'a father grave and Gunzo turned around and said welcome back
A former Fog battleship and flagship of the Second Oriental Fleet who was defeated by Iona and her crew. Gunzō and the others salvaged her Super Gravitational Cannon and installed it on I-401. Hyūga's Mental Model (human avatar) has since become the port operator for the Blue Steel. She has been obsessed with Iona since their battle and views Iona's closeness to Gunzō as a hindrance to her affections, as well as Takao. Nevertheless, she cares for her companions' safety and assists with anything they need. She is also known to be a hacker to be able to access the fog vessel's systems and hack them in order to keep her vessels safe.
In the Cadenza movie, She restores Takao's ship by consuming half of the Iwo Jima islands and travels with Takao to combat the fog vessels of the student council in order to defeat Musashi.
The Mental Model (human avatar) of the Fog heavy cruiser Takao. After Gunzō defeats her in battle, Takao falls in love with him and later joins the Blue Steel fleet. She is almost destroyed for good by Zordan's fleet but is saved in the nick of time by a surprise attack from Iona and Hyūga. However, her core is salvaged by I-402 and delivered to Yamato, who assigns her to infiltrate a human facility in a special mission with the promise of being allowed to return to Gunzō's side once it is accomplished. The spin-off manga Salty Road follows Takao's days among other humans during said mission.
In the Ars Nova adaptation, Takao sacrifices her vessel self to save Gunzō and the critically damaged I-401. This results in a super submarine called the Ars Nova with the processing capabilities of both Takao and Iona. At the end of the anime she regains her Mental Model form.
In the Cadenza movie, she regains her ship after negotiating as a messenger to the Japanese government of the vibration warheads' codes with the help of Hyuga's repairing skills and enters combat to save I-401 from the fog's student council and buys time in order for I-401 to defeat Musashi.
Fleet of Fog / Scarlett Fleet
Gunzō's father who was a war hero during the last battle between the UN Naval Fleet and the Fleet of Fog, where he and his crew managed to capture the I-401 submarine. Shōzō was presumed to have died when he and his crew mysteriously disappeared after the I-401s maiden voyage to the Pacific only for the submarine to return to Japan a year later without its crew. However, two years before the start of the series, a spy drone discovered Shōzō and his crew were alive and on board the Fog warship Musashi, revealing they had defected to the Fleet of Fog. Now in command of the European Fleet of Fog, now known as the Scarlet Fleet, together with his flagship and avatar Musashi, the Scarlet Fleet forms an alliance with the United Kingdom to end the European War.
However, in the Cadenza film, it was revealed that Shōzō was actually an imitation created by Musashi. Prior to the series, being the then admiral of the JMSDF, Shōzō had negotiated with Musashi's elder sister Yamato into ending the war, to which she agreed. He goes on to assist in their missions, but is later killed by soldiers of the JMSDF who claim that he had betrayed the navy. Therefore, he had never defected to the Fog to begin with. Before his death, he entrusts to Yamato his wish for his son, Gunzō to end the war.
Shōzō's flagship whose avatar is a blonde woman in a white coat. In the anime series, she has long white hair and wears a black swimsuit.
In the Cadenza movie, she and her sister Yamato agreed with Shōzō in a negotiation to end the war between the 2 sides. Initially she was a kind and shy girl, but after seeing the death of Shōzō by the soldiers of the JMSDF, she turns dark, ruthless and violent and begins attacking and destroying the JMSDF ships and even destroys her sister Yamato, who had tried to stop her. Ever since then, she becomes the Supreme flagship of the fog, and to hide her traumas, she created an AI of Shōzō who acts according to her wish. But eventually, she was defeated by Iona who had used Yamato's parts to become the Admiralrity code and then joins her sister to becoming one as well.
Fleet of Fog/Japan
The Supreme flagship of the Fleet of Fog and the one who gave the ability to the other ships to develop their own avatars. Yamato possesses two different avatars, one named after herself and another called Kotono. Both are modeled in appearance after the late Kotono Amaha, who was Gunzō's undefeated rival during his academy times and according to some of his friends, his love interest. It is uncertain if the Kotono Amaha that Gunzō knew was, in fact, human or Yamato's second avatar.
In the Cadenza movie, it was revealed that she and her sister Musashi had met up with Chihaya Shōzō, the then admiral of the JMSDF in negotiating to end the war on the 2 sides. She then had doubts after which about the Admiralty code and agrees to end the war. But, after Shōzō was killed by the naval officers who deemed his as betrayal, she did not want to fight still but was forced to after her sister Musashi's emotions became negative and starting going on a rampage to kill every single human ship and human as revenge. Despite trying to stop her, She was eventually defeated and sunk. Before disappearing, she creates the I-401's Mental Model Iona and passes her will to her in hopes of ending the war. In the Cadenza film, she was reunited with Musashi after her defeat and leads her into becoming the Admiralty code, thanking Iona.
The flagship of the Second Oriental Fleet and Yamato's second in command.
In the Ars Nova adaptation, she pursues Iona and the other Mental Models who she believes to be acting abnormally due to their contact with Gunzō singlemindedly. After the intense fight with Iona at the end of the series, Iona befriends her after she realizes that her previously solitary life was somehow sad and lonely. After which, she leaves the Fleet of Fog to explore the world and does not join the Blue Steel Fleet.
In the Cadenza film, she returns wearing a different outfit and helps to save I-401 and restore her systems from the Student Council Fleet. She then engages in a fight with her sister Hiei, allowing I-401 to deal with Musashi.
Kongō's second in command and de facto leader of the Second Oriental Fleet after Kongō's disappearance. Her Mental Model is dressed as a high school student and governs over her subordinates in a system reflecting a student council, from which she is the self-proclaimed president. She's the sister ship of Kongō, Haruna and Kirishima.
In the Cadenza movie, she tasks her team to defeat the I-401 having classified it as "Traitor of the Fog". She is later defeated by Kongō who "bites" the ship's bow, leaving it unmovable but not destroyed.
A Fog battleship whose avatar takes the form of a teenage girl wearing a heavy coat that covers all of her body up to the nose. After a failed effort to defeat I-401, she befriends a girl named Makie and agrees to protect her after finding out the truth behind her, even if this means going against the Fog.
In the Ars Nova adaptation, both Haruna and Kirishima not only betray the Fog but also join the Blue Steel Fleet to serve their purpose.
In the Cadenza film, She and kirishima restore their vessel therefore bearing a 2-in-1 ship and comes to assist I-401 in their battle with the Student Council Fleet, engaging Haguro to allow I-401 to escape and confront Musashi.
One of Hiei's subordinates, whose Mental Model is also dressed as a high school student. She wears an eyepatch which she uses to target enemies from outside their effective detection range; her vessel is equipped with long range cannons
One of Hiei's subordinates and Myōkō's youngest sister, who seems to dislike wearing a school uniform.
One of Hiei's subordinates and Myōkō's younger sister. She is Ashigara's partner and serves as the sonar operator, detecting enemy vessels utilizing her sonar scanner.
One of Hiei's subordinates, and Myōkō's younger sister. She's loud, brash, impatient and violent, who also tends to forget important things, such as when battling with the I-401 which she uses all her weapons on the submarine.
Review: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio (Arpeggio of Blue Steel): Ars Nova Cadenza
Posted by moonlightknighthk in Animation or CG, Japanese Movies, Movie
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova Cadenza (Blu-ray release 2016-3-25) is the second movie following a TV anime series and a movie, which are prerequisites. As one may imagine, this movie introduces more cute girls who are actually sci-fi battleships with awesome powers. It provides more of the same submarine / battleship battles, but what makes this series so good is that each is won differently, from a rich story that is not just about fighting the bad guys. To my surprise it actually provides a satisfying conclusion to the story.
Note: After the credits there is an extra scene, and some people interpret it as suggesting what is implied in the climax is reversed somehow.
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