Azur Lane (碧蓝航线) (벽람항로) is a Chinese shipgirl-themed side-scrolling shoot 'em up mobile game developed by Shanghai Manjuu and Xiamen Yongshi.
Like Kantai Collection, the game is set during World War II and mainly features collecting and controlling moe personifications of warships from major participants of World War II. Unlike Kantai Collection, it features side-scrolling shooter gameplay with mechanics akin to those of Touhou. Other gameplay elements, such as customization of a interactive backyard and marrying in-game characters, are also present. Also, the real life factions were replaced by fictional counterparts (such as Empire of Japan being called as "Sakura Empire", United States as "Eagle Union", etc.)
The game has been adapted into several manga and novelizations. Azur Lane: Crosswave, a PlayStation 4/PC game was released on August 29, 2019 in Japan and February 13th, 2020 worldwide. A TV anime adaptation aired during Fall 2019.
The game was launched on May 25th, 2017 in China, on September 14th, 2017 in Japan, on March 27th, 2018 in Korea, on August 16th, 2018 in English, and around September 2019 in Taiwan.
As of September 12, 2018, the number of players registered surpassed at least five million.
The same rules that apply to Kantai Collection apply to Azur Lane. Don't tag mecha musume, personification, sisters, ship, World War II, or Imperial Japanese Navy unless these things are literally present or present beyond the shipgirls themselves.
- Official Site
- Anime Official Site
- Twitter: Official Twitter (currently undergoing localization)
- Japanese Wiki