The official website for the High School Fleet anime began streaming a trailer for the film on Wednesday. The video previews TrySail's theme song "Free Turn."
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The film will open in Japan on January 18.
The previously announced new cast members include:
Minami Takahashi as Tōmi "Miya" Miyazato
Maria Naganawa as Shia "Nomu" Nomura
Tomori Kusunoki as Azumi "Azu" Abe
Satomi Amano as Tsubame Kawano
Miyu Tomita as Sachiho "Sunny" Chiba
Sayumi Suzushiro as Keiko Nogiwa
Naomi Ōzora as Susan "Sue" Reyes
The cast members reprising their roles from the earlier television anime and original video anime are:
Shiina Natsukawa as Akeno "Mike" Misaki Lynn as Mashiro "Shiro" Munetani Nozomi Furuki as Shima "Tama" Tateishi Atsumi Tanezaki as Mei Irizaki Yūko Kurose as Kōko "Coco-chan" Nosa Yurika Kubo as Rin "Rin-chan" Shiretoko
Miharu Sawada as Hikari Ogasawara Hitomi Kikuchi as Michiru "Micchan" Takeda Minami Tanaka as Junko "Jun-chan" Heki Yuka Maruyama as Ritsuko "Ricchan" Matsunaga Rui Tanabe as Kayoko "Kayo-chan" Himeji Sakura Nakamura as Kaede "Marikōji-san" Marikōji
Chisato Satsuki as Satoko "Sato-chan" Katsuta Yō Taichi as Hideko "Shū-chan" Yamashita Emi Miyajima as Mayumi "Mayu-chan" Uchida Nanami Yamashita as Tsugumi "Tsugu-chan" Yagi Akane Fujita as Megumi "Megu-chan" Uda Yu Kobayashi as Machiko "Macchi" Noma
Natsumi Takamori as Maron "Maron-chan" Yanagiwara Natsuki Aikawa as Hiromi "Kuro-chan" Kuroki Ayaka Shimizu as Reo "Reo-chan" Wakasa Sanae Fuku as Sakura "Sakura-chan" Ise Ari Ozawa as Runa "Runa-chan" Suruga Sayaka Kaneko as Sora "Sora-chan" Hirota Hiyori Nitta as Hime "Hime-chan" Wazumi Ayuru Ōhashi as Momo "Momo-chan" Aoki
Momo Asakura as Mikan "Mikan-chan" Irako Kanae Itō as Akane "Acchan" Kinesaki, Homare "Hocchan" Kinesaki Airi Ootsu as Mimi "Mimi-chan" Tōmatsu Kana Asumi as Minami "Minami-san" Kaburagi
Sora Amamiya as Moeka "Moka" China Satoshi Tsuruoka as Isoroku Hiromi Igarashi as Wilhelmina "Mi-chan" B. I. Friedeburg Chitose Morinaga as Thea Kreutze Ayaka Shimizu as Yui Fujita Sanae Fuku as Sango Sugimoto
Takaaki Suzuki is once again credited for the original concept. Jun Nakagawa is directing at A-1 Pictures with the television anime's director Yuu Nobuta returning at chief director. Suzuki and Kunihiko Okada are returning as the scriptwriters from the television anime.
Naoto Nakamura is also returning to adapt Atto's original character designs for animation, and to serve as chief animation director. Keisuke Watanabe is the sub-character designer. Kenji Teraoka is in charge of the mecha design, and Hisashi Tojima is designing the props.
Aniplex is distributing the film.
The original 12-episode television anime series premiered in Japan in April 2016. Aniplex of America licensed the series, and the show streamed on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Daisuki. An original video anime (OVA) shipped on Blu-ray Disc in May 2017.
Aniplex of America describes the story of the television series: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."
Sources: High School Fleet anime's website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie, MoCa News