An upcoming issue of Shonen Gahosha’s Young King Ours magazine is announcing that Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova (Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova) will be receiving two anime films that will release in 2015.
The first anime film of will be a recap movie. It will be a compilation of the 2013 TV anime series and will also contain new scenes. The second film will feature completely new content and will be set after the anime series. All the staff from the TV anime series will be returning to produce the two films.
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova is a Sci-Fi manga from Ark Performance. The series debuted in 2009 in Shonen Gahosha Young King Ours magazine. To date a total of 8 volumes have been compiled and released. The series received an anime adaptation in October last year. It was produced by SANZIGEN (Miss Monochrome: The Animation, Black Rock Shooter) with Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Angel Beats!) being the director. Makoto Uezu (School Days, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?) handled the series composition and Masato Kouda (Mahou Sensou) was the anime’s Music composer.
Here is a synopsis of the series from Haruhichan:
By 2039, global warming had caused sea levels to rise and large amount of territory to be lost. As though in response, a mysterious group of warships clad in mist, “the Fleet of Mist,” appeared in every corner of the ocean, and began attacking human ships. In spite of humanity mustering all their strength, they were utterly defeated by the Mist’s overwhelming force. All of humanity’s trade routes were blockaded by the Fleet of Mist, their political economy was destroyed, and the human race was steadily beaten down. Seven years later, the Fleet of Mist’s submarine I-401 appears before cadet Gunzo Chihaya. The humanoid life form that pilots the sub, who should be their enemy, is instead offering her services to mankind.
The two Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova anime films will be releasing in Japan throughout 2015. The first film will recap the 2013 TV series with new scenes and the second film will be set after the first film.