KanColle breaking your wallet? There are two new figures going up for pre-order, and lucky for you they are not terribly expensive at all. Get a look at Phat! Company's Medicchu Akagi and Haruna after the jump.
Max Factory's 1/8th scale KanColle Kongo Half-damage ver. figure is a good introduction to a couple concepts in the fleet girl phenomenon. First, a given class of ship tends to have a given style of clothes. For example, battleships like Kongo, Yamato or Fuso wear traditional Japanese outfits. Second, when the ships are damaged, they lose clothes. Get a look after the jump.
Back on Valentine's Day, the KanColle free-to-play browser game introduced an interesting way of monetizing the endeavour. You could marry your ship daughters. Complete a quest to receive one "Papers and Ring" item for free. Additional rings for that harem will cost 700 yen each in the item shop. Now, for really lovestruck Admirals, you can buy a real ring and marriage certificate. More after the jump.
With Kancolle merchandise, generally speedy destroyer girl Shimakaze is first out the gate. And, generally, she's followed by the hungry carrier ship daughter Akagi. Such has been the case with Max Factory's poseable figma line. Good Smile Company is prepared to release Akagi in August, and pre-orders are now open. Get a look after the jump.
As they tend to do, Type-Moon has gone all out with their April Fools' Day fun. They've had two series of "broadcasts" featuring the girls of Tsukihime "live" from the back alley and Fate/Extra's "Red" Saber from her bedroom, bath and game of KanColle. Get a look after the jump.
As anthropomorphic warship multi-media juggernaut Kantai Collection (Combined Fleet Collection) cruises towards its anime adaptation, character designs for ship daughters Destroyer Fubuki (voiced by Sumire Uesaka), Aircraft Carrier Akagi (voiced by Saki Fujita) and Aircraft Carrier Kaga (voiced by Yuka Iguchi) were previewed at this weekend's AnimeJapan 2014. Get a look after the jump.
It didn't take long for the tabletop gaming over exposure photo album “Grand Prix Richmond Crackstyle” to circle the global internet. Japanese blogs certainly covered the web phenomenon, and a few artists offered their own unique twists. In addition to requisite latte art, ero doujinshi artist moiky cast Kancolle's popular destroyer ship daughter Shimakaze in the tableau. Get a look after the jump.
When KanColle becomes an anime series, one of the interesting transitions might be how the adaption handles the voice casting. In the original browser game, high profile seiyuu voice a half dozen or more ship daughters. With the new addition of the German ships, players are now hearing the voice of Aya Endo as the Bismarck and company. Get a listen after the jump.
At the center of the Kantai Collection (KanColle) phenomenon is Kadokawa Games' Free-To-Play browser game starring historic war ships anthromophized as cute girls. On September 11, 2013 it added its first non-Japanese vessel with Soviet destroyer Verniy. Now, three more foreign ships have joined the collection with the new addition of the German ships. Get a look after the jump.
AnimeJapan, held at Tokyo Big Sight March 22-23, merges the efforts of Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) and Anime Contents Expo (ACE). Along these lines, a number of series will be joining up for special collaborative goods. Unlike Madoka Magica x Rascal and Attack on Titan x Monogatari, land, sea and air military mash-up Girls und Panzer x KanColle x Strike Witches isn't offering much in the way of new art. Get a look after the jump.
In January, anime cosplay outfit and accessories seller Cospa revealed its 10 best-selling ensembles for 2013. Despite being released in December, KanColle's Shimakaze made the list. The next ship daughter to inspire a Cospa release is Kongō, the the indestructible mountain who lent her name to class a battleship that was among the most heavily armed ships in any navy when built. Get a look after the jump.