One way in which KanColle's fleet girls are supposed to represent their historic warship namesakes is that the anthropomorphized girl's bust size generally reflects the ship's displacement. Runner Hashimoto Takashikyo evidently likes girls who can displace plenty of tonnage, because after taking the gold in the 400meter hurtles, he also won internet fame by ascending the podium with notoriously busty ship daughter Atago.
KanColle's Mutsu is among the game's unluckiest ships (the historic Nagato Class Battleship that inspired the ship daughter was sunk by an internal explosion in '43) and her headdress has inspired fans to jokingly refer to her as slug, but her anime visual in the October Newtype magazine is damn comely. Get a look after the jump.
IOSYS, a musical ensemble and dōjin circle know for their Touhou Project work such as "Cirno's Perfect Math Class", has gotten into the ship daughter racket. Their third album of music inspired by anthropomorphic warship browser game KanColle has gone on sale following its Comiket 86 debut, and to celebrate, they've shared a music video that just has to be called special. Get a look after the jump.
The latest KanColle anime visual offers the upcoming series' take on a pair of Akatsuki Class Destroyers. As with most of the browser game's destroyers, such as the famous Shimakaze, the class' namesake and her Russophile classmate Hibiki are personified as schoolgirls. Get a look after the jump.
Redjuice, who worked with Supercell, including producing the illustration “The World is Mine,” as well as Livetune’s Re:package, designed characters for the TV anime Guilty Crown, and illustrated Satoshi Hase’s novel Beatless, has been Tweeting a couple of tribute illustrations, including Danganronpa's Despair Sisters and KanColle's enemy monster girls. Get a look after the jump.
Last November, limited editions of Lucky Star volume 10 featured the series' heroines cosplaying Kantai Collection/Kancolle and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. Based on this, Lucky Star's Konata Izumi as KanColle's super popular speedy destroyer is getting a prize figure from Sega. Get a look after the jump.
On August 8th, the Kantai Collection (Combined Fleet Collection) browser game at the core of the ship girl multi-media franchise added seven new fleet daughters and nine new equipment fairies in time for a limited event that sends the anthropomorphic World War II warships to invade and secure Midway Island. Get a look after the jump.
At around 6:20am EST, the official KanColle Twitter account announced that the anime's preview had gone online. By 7:00am, the cut of carrier Akagi striding over the surface of the water was already being Photoshopped. Eased by a straightforward template and a simple watch, the meme quickly swarmed AniTwitter. Check out the results after the jump.