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Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Vol. 4

(Arpeggio of Blue Steel #4)

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The fate of humanity rests in the hands of the crew of Blue Steel

In the early 21st century, the majority of Earth’s landmass is submerged due to rising sea levels. Enter the Fleet of Fog, a host of sentient alien battleships of unknown origin who easily decimate earth’s naval forces. Humanity is now on the verge of extinction.

In the year 2039, the stalwart Captain Chihaya
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by Seven Seas (first published October 29th 2011)
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Elizabeth (Elzburg)
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, ya
These are really hard to review. There are so many perspectives, so I'll talk about those.

Seeing the ships battle is always kinda weird because it's just the opposing ship members all yelling mumojumbo and numbers at eachother. So the 401 crew perspective is not my favourite.

I like seeing the mental models going about their lives. Seeing what's up with them. My favourite mental model is called Hyuna(?) I think? Something like that. The one with the black pompom pigtails.

We learn some more backs
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Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, manga
"She's the only girl in Gunzou's heart."

"Gunzou may have wanted to run away from the world that didn't allow her to exist."
Brandon
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
The mecha art continues to astound, but I think I'm just not too terribly interested in naval combat, or at least not in the way ARK PERFORMANCE write it (I can enjoy space-navies in Legend of Galactic Heroes). This volume shows an interesting change for the story, with bigger focus on the humanity of the Fog's mental models, while specifically bringing Takao closer to the main characters, allowing for more "generic" anime hijinks with her crush on Gunzou.

First, a main note of concern: this volu
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Irwan
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, finished, manga
Despite the battles of ships and the cuteness of the mental models of the fog ships, this episodes unveils the issues usually found in the stories about artificial intelligences and of course the human factors that create the unpredictabilities that make a story interesting. Cool artworks too!
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