Posted by: AceRailgun | August 3, 2013

Upcoming anime – Arpeggio of Blue Steel

I’ll admit I haven’t done my research (Read the entire manga in a day) on this one like I did with Water Moat last season but that doesn’t mean I didn’t learn some details. Basically it’s about the post apocalypse but instead of zombies or viruses or robots it’s about ships, ships that now control the entire ocean. As you’ve already guess a ragtag team of teenagers, some of which I’m guessing are reluctant discover a way to fight back.


Sounds like a common scenario huh and what I’m scare of is that this is Guilty Crown season 2. The trailers had the same kind of feel to them right down the distant female protagonist and special effects in the battle scenes. Now that said there is plenty of way Arpeggio can make a name for itself and the first and most obvious one would be to explore the concept of a modern world without access to the ocean. Transport is all but cut off, access to many natural resources is gone and what’s to say these science fiction ships which rule the oceans don’t have a grudge against river and beach side cottages. Bridges could also be on the list of things they despise, this is a gold mine of potential plot points but it looks like the main characters are all part of a crew owning their very own ship so chances are good we won’t get to see a lot of the world.


Maybe we are looking at a Gurren Lagann situation where they will all travel the world and explore it only to fight half the time. That’s the road I’m hoping it goes down to be honest as I’d love to watch something similar to Gurren Lagann.


Prediction for the entire series

– The future fleet is rule by an arrogant man who has the common sense of a seagull and is defeated in a friendship explosion of sacrifice.

– The protagonist has the special ability to control some kind of mecha or part of the ship that others cannot.

– The protagonist never becomes a couple with the female lead.



  1. Meh, looks like it’ll be cheesy. I’ll still check it out though.

    • Sadly it will probably cheesy but fingers crossed it isn’t.

      • Indeed…

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