The official web site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Kantai Collection/KanColle online social card game finally launched on December 10. Its only page is now featuring the Kanmusu (fleet girl) version of Japanese destroyer Fubuki voiced by Sumire Uesaka. Check the visual after the jump.
Otaku home decor outfitter Curtain Damashii is still going strong. After adding new Fate/zero, Madoka Magica and Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS designs this fall, they are now introducing sets based on Sword Art Online, and of course the ubiquitous Kan Colle this month. Get a look after the jump.
Keiichi Tanaka, of ComiPro! fame, is at it again. The daughter of manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka has said of these parodies "We can accept Lion King, but Taknaka Keiichi is unforgiven." The latest mimic mash-up of hot trends witht he classics sees Tanaka drawing Ryūko Matoi in the style of Tezuka and Go Nagai. Get a look after the jump.
Here's another example of how ubiquitous battleship girl browser game Kan Colle has becomes in otaku media. Serial Experiments Lain character design Yoshitoshi ABe is busy these days. He has a new chapter of the cute Ryushika Ryushika at Gangan Online. He had work prepaired for October's COMITIA 106. Still, he made time to post sketches of some of Kan Colle's ship girls. Get a look after the jump.
KADOKAWA will publish the 10th tankobon volume of Kagami Yoshimizu's four-panel comedy manga Lucky Star in Japan on November 9. It has two limited edition covers collaborating with Kantai Collection/Kancolle and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. Check the covers after the jump.
Doujinshi circles are lining up up their fan manga for the winter edition of mega event Comic Market. Two of the three top subjects aren't too well known among English fans, but their positions at the apex are unsurprisingly never the less. The perennially popular Kuroko's Basketball is joined by the expansive material around bullet hell doujin shooter Touhou Project and the battleship girls of Kan Colle. See the numbers after the jump.
If you learn to recognize one ship girl from multi-media juggernaut based on the browser based free-to-play online social card starring anthropomorphic moe battleships Kantai Collection or "Combined Fleet Girls Collection", KanColle for short, it should be the speedy, bunny eared destroyer Shimakaze. Since she's one of the most popular, Cospatio has picked her to be the subject of their first KanCollecosplay outfit. Get a look after the jump.
In addition to the upcoming anime, manga and PS Vita spin-offs, the browser based free-to-play online social card starring anthropomorphic moe battleships Kantai Collection or "Combined Fleet Girls Collection", KanColle for short, is now spawning way too much merchandise to keep track of. Still, the goods offered by the Family Mart convenience stores are too weird to ignore. Get a look after the jump.
In time for this week's Japanese Blu-ray release of the Watamote anime, Good Smile Company will be launching pre-orders for the super deformed Nendoroid Kuroko Tomoko on October 3rd. The acutely awkward heroine is packaged with various unique accessories, such as her trademark Deets headphone and massager. Get a look after the jump.
"Combined Fleet Girls Collection", KanColle for short, has become huge among Japanese otaku. Following recent news that a light novel debuts in November and a manga starts in December, the announcements have just gotten bigger, with a PlayStation Vita game and anime project. More after the jump.
While Kantai Collection or "Combined Fleet Girls Collection", KanColle for short hasn't registered too firmly in the conscious of international Cool Japan enthusiasts, since its launch in April, the free-to-play online social card starring anthropomorphic moe battleships has become huge among Japanese otaku. The game has now inspired a new manga and a light novel series. More after the jump.