“Blue Archive The Animation” Unveils New Trailer!

March 28, 2024

Another highlight at “AnimeJapan 2024” was the unveiling of the new trailer for “Blue Archive The Animation,” the anime based on the video game created by Nexon Games, set to premiere on Japanese television on April 7th. The promotional video features various scenes with the series’ main protagonists.

Source: Blue Archive Japan Official YouTube Channel

Daigo Yamagishi (Yuru Yuri Ten, Show By Rock!! Stars!!) directs “Blue Archive The Animation” for Yostar Pictures and Candy Box studios, and it’s worth noting that Yamagishi also wrote the screenplay, alongside Hiroshi Ohnogi (Gegege no Kitarou, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom). Hiromitsu Hagiwara (Nozo x Kimi, Azur Lane: Bisoku Zenshin!), on the other hand, is the character designer and also the animation director.

Voice Cast

  • Konomi Kohara as Arona
  • Yui Ogura as Shiroko Sunaookami
  • Kaede Hondo as Hifumi Ajitani
  • Marika Kouno as Ako Ama
  • Rumi Ookubo as Mutsuki Asagi
  • Haruka Kouzuki as Chinatsu Hinomiya
  • Erika Ishitobi as Haruka Igusa
  • Chiyuki Miura as Nonomi Izayoi
  • Ayaka Oohashi as Serika Kuromi
  • Sayaka Harada as Ayane Okusora
  • Shougo Sakata as Sensei

The video game “Blue Archive” has previously received animated adaptations: two shorts titled “New Summer Animation” and “Beautiful Day Dreamer” were released in 2022, both animated by Yostar Pictures studio.

“Blue Archive”

Blue Archive” is a mobile role-playing game set in a futuristic world where players take on the role of a master at the Federal Academy Schale, an educational institution located in the city of Kivotos. The story follows the students of this academy, known as “Ashes,” who possess special abilities and are trained to face various challenges and mysteries that arise in the city.

The game begins when the protagonist is summoned to Kivotos to assume the role of counselor at the Federal Academy Schale. He soon discovers that the city is filled with conflicts between different student factions, each with their own ideologies and goals. As the protagonist interacts with the Ashes, he becomes involved in a series of incidents that threaten the peace and security of Kivotos. Throughout the adventure, the player must form teams of Ashes, leverage their unique abilities in tactical battles, and unravel the secrets behind the mysterious events occurring in the city.

As the plot progresses, the personal stories of the Ashes are revealed, delving into their motivations, fears, and dreams. The protagonist must make critical decisions that affect the course of the story and the fate of his students. The narrative of “Blue Archive” explores themes of friendship, conflict, overcoming, and the search for truth in a world full of uncertainty and danger.

“Blue Archive The Animation”

Blue Archive The Animation” is an adaptation of the game that follows a similar plot, focusing on the lives of the students at the Federal Academy Schale and the challenges they face. The anime series delves deeper into the relationships between the characters, their internal struggles, and the power dynamics between the different student factions. While the anime retains the essence of the game, it may present differences in plot development and character exploration to adapt to the narrative format of the series. The animation adds a visual and emotional dimension to the story, allowing viewers to experience the world of “Blue Archive” in a new and exciting way.

We know, and we’ve said it a lot, that April is just around the corner. Now, we might have given you a reason to look forward to a new premiere, this time based on a video game that you might have even played. Have you? And now is when we ask you to drop by the comments and share your thoughts on the game, if you’ve played it, or on this new adaptation that’s coming very soon. As always, we’ll be reading! 😉

Images Source: Blue Archive Japan Official YouTube Channel, YouTube