Arpeggio of Blue Steel Vol. 16

Intended for mature audiences

It's been seventeen years since the Fleet of Fog took control of the oceans, barring humanity from traveling between continents orislands. Now, a weapon powerful enough to damage the Fog's vessels has finally been invented. The submarine I-401, with its humanoid avatar-a "mental model" named Iona, who's taken the shape of a young girl-was once part of the Fleet of Fog, but has chosen to side with humanity. Captained by Chihaya Gunzo and his crew, the I-401 is the only ship under human control that can move freely through the seas. But she answers only to her captain, and he answers to no one.

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