A character and a new information on the setting for the previously announced Hai-Furi TV anime project will be reveal in the October issue of Kadokawa’s Comic Alive magazine. It will feature the character Akeno Misaki who is described as cheerful, very active and a positive thinker. One of her phrases is, “Any friend of the sea is family to me!” Well, it seems that she’s a very interesting character to follow, isn’t she?
Her profile includes:
- Nickname: Mike-chan
- Height: 152 cm (5 feet)
- Birthday: July 20
- Astrological Sign: Cancer
- Blood Type: B
- Birthplace: Nagano Prefecture
- Hobby: Canoeing
- Favorite foods: Curry, pudding
- Least favorite food: Live oysters
- Best school subject: Japanese language
- Worst school subject: Math
The show’s setting was described by the magazine this way:
With Japan having developed as a maritime nation, it became necessary to have specialized schools to teach skills essential to protecting the sea. The setting is one such all-girls school. The girls who enroll here study to become “bloomer maids,” through classroom instruction and teaching of practical skills.“Bloomer maids” are women who pursue the ocean for their professional occupation. They live by the motto “In the sea we live, the sea we protect, and by the sea we go.” They must excel in their studies, but must also adopt an international mindset. They are the “Elite of the Sea,” and are expected to be knowledgeable of the customs and cultures of other countries as well as their own.
More details about the project will be reveal in the next issue of Comic Alive including an interview with the staff as well as introduction of more characters. Designing the characters are the manga creator Atto best known for Non Non Biyori. The magazine also confirmed that the anime will have a manga adaptation that will start ahead of the anime; it will be serialized in Comic Alive.