Popular mobile game “Azur Lane” has just celebrated its 1st year anniversary with a very important announcement: “Azur Lane” will be getting its own TV anime adaptation! The announcement was made at the “Azur Lane First Anniversary Event” held in Akihabara.

The series will be directed by Bibury Animation Studio’s Tensho; Bibury will also be in charge of the animation. Jin Haganeya will be the series planner. Cast members and adiitional staff members will be announced at a later date.

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“Azur Lane” has been described as a combination of two major Japanese game series: the turn-based RPG featuring battleships as cute girls “Kantai Collection”, and “bullet hell” fan-made game “Touhou Project”. “Azur Lane” has also gained notoriety for allowing players to “marry” their favourite ship girls.