When it comes to anime partnerships, the Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) is definitely no stranger to them, as they have previously partnered with military anime like Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, GATE, and Kantai Collection. The new spring 2016 anime season also features one new military anime, and it is called High School Fleet, or Hai-Furi.


The new collaboration will feature collaboration recruitment posters and illustrations done by character designer, Naoto Nakamura. These posters and illustrations will help attract new recruits to serve the JSDF, much like their previous anime collaborations, like the one for GATE and Girls und Panzer.


Meanwhile, the naval branch of the JSDF, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), is also actively promoting the anime about cute girls manning a destroyer.

Hai-Furi, which has been described by several sources as “Girls und Panzer on warships” is a multimedia project by Media Factory, which also involves a manga by Kanari Abe and the anime adaptation by Production IMS, which just premiered last 10 April 2016. The anime follows the crew of the Destroyer Harekaze, which comprises of a crew made up entirely of high school girls (and a cat). The crew somehow (accidentally) does a mutiny and is now hunted by their comrades.

Source: Hai-Furi official