Ranked #2885

Kantai Collection: KanColle

Alternative Titles

English: Fleet Girls Collection KanColle
Synonyms: Kankore, Kan Colle
Japanese: 艦隊これくしょん -艦これ-


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2015 to Mar 26, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Diomedea, flying DOG
Source: Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.101 (scored by 28,084 users)
Ranked: #28852
Popularity: #606
Members: 67,483
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Set in a world where humanity has lost control of the oceans to the "deep sea fleet," the only hope to counter this threat are the Kanmusu, a group of girls who possess the spirit of Japanese warships. The story revolves around Fubuki, a destroyer who comes to the Chinjufu base to train with other Kanmusu. Watch as their stories unfold!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Touyama, Nao
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Tanibe, Yumi
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Iguchi, Yuka
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Fujita, Saki
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Kusakawa, Keizo
Kusakawa, Keizo
Aoshima, Takashi
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Theme Song Performance
Nishizawa, Shiena
Nishizawa, Shiena
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Hello! Commander!
Hajimemashite! Shireikan! (初めまして!司令官!)
Jan 8, 2015
2 Without Dissent, Without Shame, Without Resentment!
Motorazu, Hajizu, Uramazu! (悖らず、恥じず、憾まず!)
Jan 15, 2015
3 The Operation to Capture W Island!
U-Tou Kouryaku Sakusen! (W島攻略作戦!)
Jan 22, 2015
4 Now It's Our Turn! Follow me!
Watashi-tachi no Deban ne! Follow Me! (私たちの出番ネ! Follow me!)
Jan 29, 2015
5 Don't Compare Me to the Girls in Carrier Group Five!
Gokousen no Ko Nanka to Issho ni Shinaide! (五航戦の子なんかと一緒にしないで!)
Feb 5, 2015

Opening Theme

"Miiro (海色)" by AKINO with bless4 (eps 2-12)

Ending Theme

#1: "Miiro (海色)" by AKINO from bless4 (ep 1)
#2: "Fubuki (吹雪)" by Shiena Nishizawa (eps 2, 4-12)
#3 "Let's not say "good-bye"" by Akagi, Kaga, Zuikaku, Kongou, Shimakaze, Fubuki (Saki Fujita, Yuka Iguchi, Iori Nomizu, Nao Touyama, Ayane Sakura, Sumire Uesaka) (ep 3)

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Mar 26, 2015
Ever wondered why Touhou doesn't have an anime? This is why.

There are two perspectives you can watch this show from: Either you played the game, or you haven't. This show is clearly designed to appeal to the former, and does a great job at failing in everything because of that. The thing about making an animated series of something like Kancolle is that, aside from having the fans seeing their favorite characters being animated, it also gives a chance for them to see the characters develop beyond their limited personality trait in the game.

What happens in this 12-episode odyssey is the complete opposite read more
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Apr 2, 2015
*Warning: Very lengthy and informative review. Ctrl+F and search @TL;DR: if you so desire. If not, read!*

For those unfamiliar with Kantai Collection, it is a Japanese web-browser card collection game developed by Kadokawa Games. In KanColle, all of the characters are Imperial Japanese Navy ships of World War 2 personified as girls and thrown into their own little universe, known as 'kanmusu', or ship girls. They are treated as normal people, with the added aspect of possessing the spirit of a World War 2 ship and having the will to fight. For example, the main character, Fubuki, is a special-type destroyer ship who grows throughout read more
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Mar 26, 2015
I didn't have high expectations going into the series but I was still pretty hyped for KC’s anime adaptation. Boy was this adaptation pretty disappointing. Why did Kirishima remove her glasses for no reason? There were so many awkward movements and bug eyed blobs everywhere; seems like they ran out of budget by the final episode and production just didn't give anymore fucks. The ending explained nothing important at all. The details became quite blurred literally and figuratively. I hope season 2 makes the purpose more clear and sticks to it but god, this shouldn't have gotten a sequel read more
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Jul 7, 2015
Finally, we get to see our shipfus animated.

Kantai Collection, or kancolle, is a browser game on DMM where you play as an admiral in charge of a number of ship girls based on WWII ships. You send the ships on sorties and expeditions in your campaign against the abyssals who has taken over Earth's ocean, all while praying to RNGesus that your construction or sortie reward yields the ship you want. Its a nice timesink and appeals a lot to its target audience, with a strong fanbase that rivals that of Touhou. With such a large and dedicated fanbase, its extremely tempting to create an read more
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Anime: Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova
1. Enemies from unknown origin take over the seas.
2. Humans fight back.

KanColle: More lighthearted + sorta dull aside from some cute slice of life. Fine for spending free time on if you have nothing else to do. Treat like any slice of life.
Ars Nova: Exciting, intelligent, better fights, better usage of CG animation, better character development, better "powers", etc. Main downside is less yuri. I don't really care much about the ship girls thing, but this anime was a real "page-turner" when it aired. KanColle was more like "oh the next ep is out". 
reportRecommended by Chdata
Anime: Strike Witches
A group of girls based off of or using historical world war 2 weaponry (in Kancolle's case, naval, in Strike Witches', aviation) to battle a mysterious threat with an unknown goal.  
reportRecommended by Amarrez
Anime: Girls und Panzer
From light tanks to fast battleships, army to navy warfare, land to sea, but still retaining the same cute only girls vibe, gap moe/hardened lolis handling heavy armaments, learn world war II history,, witness the same female camaraderie, love and friendship, and still being able to attempt creating one of your favorite yuri one true pairing. Good stuff will happen 
reportRecommended by CyanPoro
Anime: Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya
Moe, moe, moe. Both anime are filled to the brim with moe and battle girls with surprisingly good animation and art. Girls slap on gear to make themselves full battle-ready and fight enemies that threaten the peace of their worlds. There is also a surprising lack of male characters, though more so in Kantai Collection.  
reportRecommended by Protaku
Anime: Soul Eater NOT!
I get the same feeling watching both even though the settings and plots are different. They both have cute girls enrolled in a special school who are making friends and being carefree (for the most part). And both shows have a few serious/sad moments but overall they are lighthearted, fun, and easy to watch. 
reportRecommended by TFO1013
Anime: Strike Witches 2
Key Points:
-All Girls
-One is navy and one is air force
-Some character similarities
-Both are about girls that inherit powers that can defeat the evil forces normal humans can't defeat. 
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