Kusarine Project has been turning anime opening themes into live-action versions with masked performers in them since 2009. This spring Love Matsu and the team of masked men lent their dedication to an intricate and disturbing recreation of the KanColle anime's opening. Fans have then done created comparisons demonstrating just how exact the remake was. Get a look after the jump.
On April 21st, Saizo will be publishing KanColle ~The Untold Tragedy~ Thus the Kanmusu Sunk, a book that supplements the game, promising to increase admirals' appreciation for their ship daughters 100 times over with the stories of how the Imperial Japanese Navy warships met their fates. Learn the sad pasts behind the cute girls with the history of success and sinkings of ships like the successes and Kongo, Akagi Haruna, and Kaga.
Good Smile Company is starting to fill its August and September schedule with browser game based figures. The previously solicited Nendoroid of Mikazuki Munechika from sword-as-cute-guys game Touken Ranbu -ONLINE- now has an associated commercial. Meanwhile light aircraft carrier, Ryujo joins their offering of KanColle Nendoroids in September, then a half-damaged figFIX Nagato is due in September.
The KanColle ship girl browser has a big April planned that includes a new Kai Ni upgrade for popular Fubuki Class Destroyer Murakumo this weekend and a spring event later in the month that will introduce new ships, including an Italian Kanmusu. Oh, and the game is about to pass the 3 million registered users mark!
While the first season of KanColle anime was fairly divisive, between the catchy tune, the Nishizawa Shiena vocals and the puns, the ending seemed to be fairly well received. Fans have been paying tribute to it with chip tune re-creations, including Famicom, Gameboy, Gameboy Advance and Mega Drive versions. Check these out after the jump.
As reported many times, Japanese character figure/toy maker Kotobukiya has its own five-story store building in Akihabara, the mecca of otaku culture. The first things you can find on its third floor now are a big load of Kantai Collection/KanColle goods. Check some of the items after the jump.
Perhaps even more prominently than in the original browser game, the KanColle anime featured Yuudachi speaking with a verbal tic. Namely, adding "poi" to her comments. Basically, it's a qualifier. For example, "don't tell me... I'm sinking-poi?" rendered into a valley girl-ish equivalent becomes "I'm sinking-like?" And, she did it constantly. So, of course, otaku had to chart the occurrences.
Japanese character figure/toy maker Kotobukiya has announced that a 1/8th scale figure of Ikazuchi from the TV anime adaptation of the popular online web browser game Kantai Collection/KanColle will be released in August. Check the product photos after the jump.