Genres: Action, Military, School
Aired: Apr 10, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Producers: Aniplex, Half H.P Studio, Asmik Ace Entertainment, Graphinica, BS11
Licencors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Production IMS
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Living by the sea, protecting the sea, and journeying across the sea… They’re the Blue Mermaids!
Because of a shift in tectonic plates around 100 years ago, Japan lost much of its area to submergence. To preserve Japan’s territories, coastal cities sprung up, one after the other. Eventually, they became marine cities, and along with the expansion of sea-lanes to connect them, the need arose for a sizable staff to protect the seas.
At the same time, maritime jobs were becoming more popular among women. Hence, the Blue Mermaids, tasked with keeping the seas safe, had become every female student’s dream job. This is when childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China enroll in a marine high school in Yokosuka, along with other girls who share their goal of becoming a Blue Mermaid. (Source: Aniplex USA)
High school Fleet comes of as a typical Moe anime, however its more than meets the eyes. The anime is quite dark. There are serious ship battles in the show. They are fighting against great evil. The show is more similar to One Piece than Kantai Colle. The CG wasn’t half bad. The anime did stay true to its moe elements and the fan service was quite good. I enjoyed the anime more than I thought I would and it was fun. There was this one Zombie apocalypse like type of thing going on in the show that kept a mysterious feel to the anime. We still don’t have enough information about it so I guess that calls out for another season. I should also mention that the battle ships looked amazing and I believe that this anime will be as successful as Girlz und Panzer.
Overall Rate: 8/10
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