HaiFuri Anime Announced for April – Designs by Non Non Biyori’s Atto

A previous issue of Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine that Non Non Biyori‘s Atto is working on the character designs for a new original anime project. The new project has been revealed: Hai-Furi, and will be airing this April.


The anime’s official website has launched revealing the first details about the upcoming series. Here is its synopsis:

“In the sea we live, the sea we protect, and by the sea we go.”

Japan, 100 years after plate subductions caused many other countries to be submerged. To save the remaining countries, the coastal cities that had been built up were launched into the seas, and the seaborne routes between them expanded. With this expansion, a need for personnel that could safeguard the seas arose. Women began to seek employment in this new industry, and soon, the “Blue Mermaids,” those who keep the sea safe, began to be a source of admiration for many. The childhood friends Akeno Misaki and Moeka China sought to become Blue Mermaids themselves, and together with others who shared their dream, they enrolled in Yokosuka’s Marine High School.

The main characters of the anime have also been revealed with the cast yet to be revealed, alongside their original character designs by Atto:

  • Akeno Misaki

Hai-Furi-Character-Designs-Akeno Misaki


  • Moeka China



  • Mashiro Munetani



  • Hiromi Kuroki



  • Maron Yanagiwara



  • Mikan Irako



  • Homare Kinesaki



  • Akane Kinesaki



  • Hime Wazumi



  • Momo Aoki



  • Ritsuko Matsunaga



  • Rin Shiretoko



  • Shima Tateishi



  • Mei Irizaki



  • Kouko Nosa



  • Kaede Marikouji



  • Machiko Noma


The main members of the anime’s production staff were also revealed:

  • Director: Yuu Nobuta (Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai)
  • Series Composer: Reiko Yoshida (Bakuman., K-ON!)
  • Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Naoto Nakamura (Miss Monochrome The Animation, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
  • Original Character Designer: Atto (Non Non Biyori)
  • Colour Designer: Hitomi Ikeda (High School DxD, Strike Witches)
  • Animation Studio: Production IMS (Date A Live, Shinmai Maou no Testament)

The website has also revealed the cover of the series’ first character song:


The HaiFuri anime is currently in production and is currently scheduled for April, during the Spring 2016 anime season. Additional information about the series will be revealed at a later date.

You can visit the anime’s website here: http://www.hai-furi.com/
And follow their Twitter: @hai_furi

Source Article and Images – HaiFuri Website
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