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The Fleet of Fog's Origins
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Fantasy Cast for the English DubWhile any dub is a long shot, considering the niche appeal of Arpeggio, we can still dream right?
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Gunzo's mom is behind the FogWhy? To set up her little boy as a Harem Protagonist of course! Why? Because She Wants Grandkids.
Takao will return in the anime.Since Maya in the anime is just a basic AI, that leaves us with a fully-functional Takao-class Fog heavy cruiser just waiting to be moved into.
Kongou will pull a Heel-Face Turn...or at least a Heel-Neutral Turn, due to her considering the current situation as an Enemy Mine.
The Fog use the sunken wrecks of WWII Era ships.This is a bit of Fanon that has stuck around, especially for American Fans, since the beginning, and it's beginning to become a problem regarding the accuracy of the application of Tropes. While true most of the historical Japanese navy was sunk by war's end, and are now at the bottom of the sea, many ships that are featured in the series, such as Haruna and Hyuuga, were raised and/or scrapped after the war. This suggests that whatever the Fog are, they don't require a physical wreck to repair and improve on in order to form their ships. This means that things such as the great multitudes of Nagara-Class cruisers in the anime (historically only numbering in 6 ships), is a hint at the Fog's true nature.
Yamato will appear in the anime.At the end of Episode 7 of the Anime, Kongo has had enough of Gunzo's shenanigans with the Fog and has ordered a full assault on Iwo Jima. As this is a 12 episode anime, that means the endgame has begun, and more likely that not will end on a cliff hanger with I-401 and Blue Steel sailing into the sunset for the US. Granted, the anime was well off the rails by episode 6, but if the studio wants to prevent any second season from becoming In Name Only, they will need to follow what comes next in Broad Strokes if nothing else, and chances are that means Kongo will most likely become demoted from the Big Bad to The Dragon to none other than Yamato. The ideal way, as can be assumed at this time, to do so would be to model to reveal on Azula's from the end of Book One: Kongo, damaged and defeated, limps to the massive Yamato (or meets her in her little tea garden chat room), kneels and requests backup. Without a word, Yamato steps out of the shadows with a grim smile. A long shot, but it would be awesome.
The maid we see serving Saori Chihaya in chapter 48 is Nagara's Mental Model.I-400 and 402 has been searching for the core of Nagara for months with no avail. The maid also used some rather peculiar way to address herself. It is, therefore, not a great stretch that she is either a gynoid akin to Osakabe's maids or the mental model of Nagara.