the Fleet of Fog consisted of numeral highly advanced vessels and super weapons suddenly appeared all over the world one day. it took over the water, with every attempt to reclaim back the waters that humanity crushed. Chihaya was a student who was approached by Iona, a girl who claimed that she was a member of the Fog. together they took over a submarine from the Fog, renaming it I-401 and went against the Fog.
the idea was most impressive for the Fleet of the Fog, for it consisted of AIs that had logical reasoning and giving orders to its members. these AIs were later given such depth that it felt like they too, were characters like every other men in the series. the battle scenes were intense if not detailed, something worth appreciating. there probably weren't enough time to provide a back drop for the storyline, especially having the Fog appearing out of nowhere, was simply not enough to satisfy. Chihaya in the centre, was like a strategist, commanding without military knowledge but only by assessing the situation on hands. while we were hoping to see something developing between Chihaya and Iona, we were unfortunately, disappointed that she was very much just another loyal subordinate.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 12
- director: Seiji Kishi (誠二岸)
- released: 2013
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science Fiction