Boat Girls Become Manga Stars in "Azur Lane" 4-Koma

"Very Slow Advance!" kicks off in Palette Ichijinsha


The boat girls of Azur Lane may be late to the game as compared to KanColle, but their popularity continues to increase. The Chinese-made game has made the jump to manga!


Titled Azur Lane: Very Slow Advance!, the new manga will be running in Ichijinsha's Manga 4-Koma Palette. The publication also runs Magical Someru-chan and Fate/school life continuation Fuyuki Game Over.

Azur Lane has been gaining popularity in Japan, despite (or perhaps because of) its similarities to Kantai Collection. The game still involves collecting and building affection with human forms of famous boats. However, Azur Lane's relies on a different style of back story, and operates via a different style of combat.



Azur Lane: Very Slow Advance! kicks off in this month's issue of Palette.





Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at and tweets @RubyCosmos. Her work can currently be read in Stranger Tales of the City from Obverse Books.

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