Kantai Collection: KanColle

KanColle: Kantai Collection

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kankore
Japanese: 艦隊これくしょん -艦これ-
English: KanColle: Kantai Collection
German: KanColle: Fleet Girls Collection
Spanish: KanColle
French: KanColle
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2015 to Mar 26, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:05 (JST)
Producers: flying DOG
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: Diomedéa
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.841 (scored by 8694986,949 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46272
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #952
Members: 205,130
Favorites: 1,335

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With the seas under constant threat from the hostile "Abyssal Fleet," a specialized naval base is established to counter them. Rather than standard naval weaponry, however, the base is armed with "Kanmusu"—girls who harbor the spirits of Japanese warships—possessing the ability to don weaponized gear that allows them to harness the powerful souls within themselves. Fubuki, a young Destroyer-type Kanmusu, joins the base as a new recruit; unfortunately for her, despite her inexperience and timid nature, she is assigned to the famous Third Torpedo Squadron and quickly thrust into the heat of battle. When she is rescued from near annihilation, the rookie warship resolves to become as strong as the one who saved her.

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Kantai Collection is based on a Japanese free-to-play web browser game of the same name, launched in 2013.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Touyama, Nao


Tanibe, Yumi


Iguchi, Yuka


Uesaka, Sumire


Fujita, Saki


Hidaka, Rina


Sakura, Ayane


Suzaki, Aya


Touyama, Nao


Taketatsu, Ayana


Producer, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Kusakawa, Keizou
Kosaka, Harume
Episode Director
Ibata, Shouta
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Miiro (海色)" by AKINO with bless4 (eps 2-12)

Ending Theme

1: "Miiro (海色)" by AKINO with bless4 (eps 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) (eps 3)

Mar 26, 2015
MarlyTT (All reviews)
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
Jun 4, 2015
Seto_Masamune (All reviews)
Kantai Collection: KanColle is an Action, Comedy, Slice of life, Military, Sci-fi anime based of the web browser game created by Kadokawa Games. The anime was created by Diomedéa Studio and was aired on January 8, 2015 to March 26, 2015 and lasting for 12 episodes.

The plot follows Special Type Destroyer Fubuki, a young girl who is a Kanmusu, girls who possess a spirit of a naval vessel within themselves and use these spirits to fight the Abyssal fleet who are threatening humanity from the sea. These girls live at naval bases, where they are taught to fight the Abyssal. Fubuki is a new read more
Mar 26, 2015
We_EGAO_now (All reviews)
You know what's great? Cute girls. You know what's even better? Playing a game filled with them. Even better? The fact that they all have good artists and VAs. The best part? The diversity of girls makes it so anyone can find a favorite. You'd think it wouldn't be difficult to make a Kancolle anime considering there are anime with similar kinds of situations such as Strike Witches and Girls und Panzer, but instead of having a healthy balance of slice of life and battles, Kancolle just jumps around everywhere, making for a jarring experience.

The story is heavily divided, with multiple parts with their own read more
Jul 7, 2015
zylee (All reviews)
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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