Ship Girls Clash in Azur Lane TV Anime Trailer

Japanese broadcast schedule and theme song info revealed for upcoming adaptation based on smart phone game

Javelin and Ayanami cross blades in a screen capture from the Azur Lane TV anime.


Anchors aweigh! An exciting new preview video, the OP / ED theme song performers, and the Japanese broadcast schedule have been published for Azur Lane, an upcoming TV anime based on the smart phone game by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi that re-imagines WWII era warships as cute girls.


The opening theme for Azur Lane, entitled "graphite/diamond", is performed by May'n. The ending theme, entitled "Hikari no Douhyou" ("Signpost of Light"), is performed by Kano.



The setting of Azur Lane is described as follows:


This is a blue planet, 71% of its surface is covered with water. Human beings were born in this azure blue sea at the very beginning. However, as humanity grew, so did their ever-expanding ambitions. Peaceful times gave way to war and devastation. Finally, a mysterious enemy emerged from the sea. In the face of overwhelming hostile forces, all camps were still fighting each other.

The final result was tragic: Humanity lost more than 90% of its control over the sea. People struggled to survive. The fear of the unknown enemy, who drag humanity into the dark abyss of the despair, spread everywhere. Decades later, in order to recapture the once glorious past, the major camps finally decided to unite and created the Azur Lane - a worldwide military organization.

The purpose of the Azure Lane is to gather technologies and resources, and share them between all major camps in the world, to fight back the mysterious enemy. Now, everybody has a same goal: to construct a new fleet that can compete with the "Sirens" and regain control of the sea.


In the Azur Lane TV anime, humanity has successfully pushed back the threat of the "Sirens", but now the ship girls of Azur Lane and Red Axis, a rival military faction with different political goals, clash with one another in a war for hegemony over the seas.


A key visual for the Azur Lane TV anime, featuring Enterprise and Belfast in action, flanked by prop-powered air support.


Azur Lane is directed by Tensho and features animation production by Bibury Animation Studio. The series will broadcast in Japan according to the following TV schedule:

  • Tokyo MX: every Thursday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on October 03, 2019.
  • Sun TV: every Thursday during the 25:30 time slot beginning on October 03, 2019.
  • KBS Kyoto: every Thursday during the 25:30 time slot beginning on October 03, 2019.
  • BS11: every Thursday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on October 03, 2019.
  • AT-X: every Friday during the 22:00 time slot beginning on October 04, 2019, with repeat broadcasts on Mondays at 14:00 and Thursdays at 6:00.

Please note that some Japanese TV schedules count early-morning programming as late-night programming of the previous day, so for examples the 25:30 time slot on Thursday evening is actually at 1:30am JST on Friday morning.


Copyright notice:(C)Manjuu Co.,Ltd., Yongshi Co.,Ltd.&Yostar Inc./Anime "Azur Lane" Production Committee




Comic Natalie


Hime poses for a Crunchyroll ad banner.



Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.

Other Top News

Sort by:
Hime banner

Try The NEW CrunchyrollBeta

check it out