|Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio|
|Created by||Ark Performance|
|Years on Air||2013-2015|
Japanese Title: 蒼き鋼のアルペジオ ‐アルス・ノヴァ‐
English Title: Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova
Due to global warming and rising sea levels in the early 21st century, much of Earth's landmass has been lost. In 2039, fleets of powerful sentient warships, armed with advanced technology and weaponry, mysteriously appear and devastate the world's naval forces. These ships, collectively called 'The Fleet of Fog', impose a worldwide naval and aerial blockade, preventing humanity from both traveling the oceans and to other nations. During the blockade, the Fleet of Fog created Mental Models, humanoid avatars containing a ship's Union core, as a means to develop self cultivation and overcome their lack of creative thinking of tactics like humans, which at the same time made the Mental Models have their own unique personality.
In 2056, 17 years after the blockade began, Gunzō Chihaya, a former student of the Japanese National Marine Academy, is the captain of small group of privateers called the 'Blue Steel'. The Blue Steel are infamous for possessing a Fog submarine, the I-401, along with its Mental Model Iona, who defected to the human side. Due to I-401's technology and Gunzō's tactical skills, the Blue Steel have not only survived several encounters with the Fleet of Fog but managed to sink one of their most powerful warships.
Gunzō and his crew are hired by a faction of the Japanese government to deliver the prototype for a powerful weapon, a weapon that may finally allow mankind to fight back against the Fog, to the United States. The United States is the only country with the resources and capability to mass-produce the weapon system. However, the Blue Steel will face obstacles on their journey not only from the Fleet of Fog and their human allies, but from other governments and factions with their own agendas. Along the way they will also gain allies of their own from both sides, increasing their chances against seemingly overwhelming odds.
First Movie: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova DCAirdate: January 31, 2015
The first movie is a compilation of the television anime series with new story sequences.
Second Movie: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova CadenzaAirdate: October 3, 2015
Second movie of Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova which is an entirely brand-new work.