Japanese retailers have started accepting pre-orders for Max Factory's upcoming Atago: Light Armament Ver. 1/8th scale figure from the browser game Kantai Collection/KanColle for an October 2016 release. Its Heavy Armament Ver. to be released at the same time will be available only at the Good Smile Online Shop. Check the product photos after the jump.
Manga author Kazuo Koike is known for many things: the creation of classic series such as Lone Wolf and Cub and Lady Snowblood, training generations of younger manga authors with his advanced level classes, offering life advice to fans, and being an inveterate otaku for DMM's Kantai Collection browser game. Hit the jump to learn about what happens when you come between Koike and his ship-girls.
After a set of screenshots made the rounds earlier in the week, a preview of the KanColle movie made it onto NicoNico. Last August's Naval Review event announced plans for a 2016 anime movie, to be produced alongside the second season of the TV anime based on the World War II warship girls browser game. Get a look after the jump.
The KanColle browser game has announced the award for December's top 500 players on each server: 16inch Triple Gun Mount Mk.7 equipment. This is notable because its an American gun, and with a blonde American look fairy, it's fired up lots of speculation about the long awaited arrival of American shipgirls. Get a look after the jump.
The KanColle browser game got a new server update on January 19th in which the New Year holiday accoutrements were removed, replaced by some for Setsubun festival. In addition to holiday voices for 90 Kanmusu and new seasonal CG for Kiyoshimo and Mizuho, the update introduced upgrades for Asashio Class Destroyer Kasumi. More after the jump.
Attention Admirals! KanColle's staff Twitter account has announced that development is complete on the delayed KanColle PSVita game. The Kai upgrade on the browser game that started the ship girl phenomenon is now prepared for its February 18th relelase. More after the jump.
KanColle celebrated its second anniversary back in April, and the browser game still doesn't have American ship girls (apart from implications concerning the abysmal enemies such as the Zero-obsessed Northern "Hoppo" Princess). So, fans have stepped in to design their own. Of particular note is the work of November, who, with the circle NEIGHBOURS, is back with a follow-up to their earlier "Pacific" book. More after the jump.
The KanColle browser game rang in the new year with a chain of quests, the reward for which was an Emergency Repair Goddess (if you weren't subject to game's bug. If you were, you got 43 12 cm guns). The mini-event also featured new New Year CG for Yamashiro, Fusou, Akitsushima, Mizuho, Taigei, Katori, I-401, Ushio, Nenohi, Yuugumo, Makigumo, Zuihou,and Amag, with the return of last year's Yuudachi, Akashi, and Ooyodo.