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.
Having a hard time controlling your KanColle mania? Good Smile wants to help you wallow in it with their 1/8 scale Shimakaze figure. It’s up for pre-order now, so check out the pictures after the jump.
People who actually play the KanColle personified World War II warship browser game, rather than just appreciate the associated multi-media phenomenon, will notice that, if they log in this weekend, they'll receive a digital chocolate gift, worth a bunch of the in-game resource. And, they'll notice a new feature that allows the player to "marry" the game's characters (often referred to as "ship daughters.") More after the jump.
The popularity train that is Kantai Collection cannot be stopped. On the heels of an astounding showing at WonFes, Good Smile is extending the KanColle café, adding in new character-themed drinks, food and art. Check out the pictures after the jump.
Ryohei Fuke, aka 'Huke' of Steins;Gate, Metal Gear and Black Rock Shooter fame, posts small elements of his work on Instagram more often than he posts complete pieces, but today, he treated Twitter and Pixiv followers to a bit of EXCEL doujin guest art work of an enemy battleship from KanColle. Get a look after the jump.
Soon you'll be able to float the ship daughters of Kan Colle in your own bathtub thanks to a set of wind-up, floating figures from Good Smile Company. With pre-orders launching tomorrow, the line's first two will be figures of Destroyer Shimakaze and Carrier Akagi, based on CHANxCO's super deformed take on the browser game turned multi-media sensation. Get a look after the jump.
KanColle, the multi-media sensation about bishoujo versions of World War II battleships, has some interesting monster girl designs for its fictional ship adversaries. One of the most amazing is the Wo-Class aircraft carrier, recognized for the giant skull on top of her head. This beaut has inspired a parka from Cospa's bishoujo NijigenCospa line. Get a look after the jump.
One of the issue's causes friction between Japan and its geopolitical neighbors is Maritime Self-Defense Force’s newest ship, the so called "semi-aircraft carrier" Izumo. Chinese and South Korean media has viewed the ship as a sign of Japan's more right wing, militaristic shift. Ero artist Butcha-U has given her a Kan Colle-style fleet girl personification. Get a look after the jump.
If you learn to recognize one ship girl from multi-media juggernaut based on the browser based anthropomorphic moe battleships game Kantai Collection or "Combined Fleet Girls Collection", KanColle for short, it should be the speedy, bunny eared destroyer Shimakaze. Max Factory has their figma version of the character ready to pose in May and now available for preorder. Get a look after the jump.
After half dozen manga adaptations, fleet girl game phenomenon Kan Colle is set to be adapted into anime by diomedea (Squid Girl, Problem Children) this year. A new scan making the rounds on Japanese blogs lists that Keizou Kusokawa (Ro-Kyu-Bu! , Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, the studio's upcoming Akuma no Riddle) will be directing. More after the jump.