Cute girls fighting evil by transforming into war machines. If that sounds appealing to you than either of these shows will do. Set in similar time periods and characters that mirror each other. The moe is strong and the battles are tough.
-main character is a girl without battle experience but got high expectation from leader
-girls have magic power and using exo-suit
-both fight againts enemy beyond human being
-both fight in sea
The whole girls fighting with machines against invading monsters prospect is the same in both shows. And both of the main characters are plain and normal but have great latent potential. So kancolle is just like strike witches with less echi.
KanColle has girls with boat parts attached to their bodies, while Strike Witches has girls wearing plane propellers. The girls fight out in the sea in KanColle, and they fight in the air in Strike Witches. Both casts of characters are full of determines characters with their own quirky personalities. I think the Strike Witches leave a much bigger impression, though. The KanColle girls seem to fall a little flat, but they're not bad, and some of them may draw you in pretty quickly. Both have an original soundtrack with good battle music. The art is kind of similar, but KanColle has more slip ups, and the art style is not as well done.
Mutsuki and Yoshika also have the same English voice actor. read more
Haifuri and Kancolle involve high school aged girls as the main cast, in Kancolle they are personifications of WWII battleships where in Haifuri they are assigned to a specific ship. Our main characters in both series are new at their sea training and striving to become great. Each main character has the same go-getter attitude towards learning new things and find inspiration in others/themselves to help motivate them. While they are each based around school they are also action/battle heavy as well. If you enjoyed KanColle and want something similar maybe a little more slice of life try Haifuri.
Young girls in sea sail training. KanColle has ship-personified girls while Haifuri have the ship brigade. The setting for both is Japan during WWII and the girls are divided into groups for their designated ship.
Moe moe girls who are also ships. Moe moe girls on ships. Moe moe.
Do you like your anime cast to be more or less girls-only? Do you like your anime girls complete with tiny frames and large sparkly eyes? Do you like standard -dere tropes? And more importantly, do you like SHIPS?
If so, these two shows are the shows for you. KanColle is about the fun revisionist adventures of anthropomorphised Japanese warships; Highschool Fleet is about Japanese girls in a submerged version of Japan, and they are all really into ships.
Why do I recommend this? Because:
> lots of girls as MC on both of them,
> it has the same majority place setting, and
> the sensation of war between ships are unexplainable.
And, for the last part of my reason, I think Haifuri has greater sensation in battle situation. Nevertheless, have fun watching both of them!
The story of these two animes focus on girls in the sea. In Kancolle the focus is more on the ships, in additional, it has fantasy too. On the other hand High School Fleet is more realistc and the story focus on a group of girls that are training to become Mariners.
In these two stories you will see a group of young girls fighting againts others ships, If you like this kind of plot, girls in the army and mariners, you will probably enjoy both of them.
They're basically Similar to Each Other tbh tho.
-Same Concept about Cute Girls Fighting with Battleships.
-Both of them have great and Epic Battleship Fights.
-Even The Opening of Both Anime are Very Similar. (In my opinion tho.)
The only Difference is that in Kantai Collection the Girl Transforms into a Battleship while in Highschool Fleet they Fight with actual Battleships tho.
But in my opinion they're Both Epic Tbh Tho. You should watch Both.
Both anime is based in World War II boat.
- In KanColle the boats has become girls and fight against the abbys
- In HaiFuri the World War II were recreated to teach the young girls.
For the rest, you will see some ships like the "Hiei", "Akashi", "Mamiya", "Musashi" in both anime...Well Musashi is Yamato-Class so in KanColle you will see Yamato.. but that's no the matter.
But If you want to know, you must see both series to compare.
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".
Both have a similar setting. In Kancolle it is about Aliens (Abyssal Fleet) invading mankind, in Arpeggio mysterious ships suddenly appear and impose a worldwide threat towards mankind. In the case of Arpeggio girls control their own ships and fight, while in Kancolle Kanmusu (Fleet girls) are able to walk/fly on water, with body attachments and names based on real-life vessels. Both deal with the war and both are about ships saving humanity from the abyssal fleet or the fog fleet.
P.S Arpeggio of Blue Steel makes an appearance in Kancolle (game).
These two anime have a different plot but they use the names of Japanese WW2 ships. The "Abyssals" and the "Fleet of the Mist" are enemies that seemingly appear out of thin air and force the ships to attack them. Kancolle has a faceless admiral while Ars Nova has a captain that commands from inside his submarine Iona (1-401). Kancolle will be receiving a second season and will hopefully introduce submarines and ships in the game that were not seen in the first season. If you enjoyed the action and navel tactics in Kancolle you should watch Ars Nova. Keep in mind Ars Nova is much more futuristic and Kancolle follows historic battles that occurred in WW2.  read more
- A Captain who fought to save their Beloved ocean
- Both anime has the same plot, in which is to annihilate those enemy that making the life of people feel uncomfortable.
- Also Kantai Collection don't possess a single ship, because they're already a ship girl so they don't need one. buuuut in arpeggio ars nova since they called fog-ship they possess a battleship in which they use for their own convenient like destroying human's naval/battleship because they think it's fun.
- The twist here is the captain of ars nova is figthing in the frontline, while the captain of kancolle is chilling in his own base and ordering ship girls what need to be done. read more
similar in that its a navy battle show between evil ships and good ships. similar but the difference is theres no male lead in kancolle and they ware their respective ships as a kind of battle armour instead of controlling real ones as in blue steel...
+Unknown enemies emerged and took over the seas forcing humankind to have no means to fight back.
+Girl Ships having the names of WW2 ships (Kongou, Haruna etc.).
-The ships are commanded by an admiral but in KanColle, the admiral doesn't talk and show his face.
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
World War 2 theme, in kancolle Japanese battleship becomes moe schoolgirls (what more can you ask?) fighting against monster ships, and slice of life of boats. Girls Und Panzer is about moe girls driving highly detailed ww2 tanks fighting against other tanks. Both of them feature slice of life, comedy, and action. Perfect for military otaku
Military weapons! Even though the characters in Upotte!! are guns, the characters in Kantai Collection: KanColle are warships . If you are interested in anthropomorphic characters that are training to become useful weapons in the field of battle, then these are for you.
Both feature beautiful weapon girls with decent amounts of fan-service and tolerable plot. It's of my opinion that Kancolle is the better of the two considering it has an entire video game lore behind it, the plot is just more immersive. The two have a similar feel to it though.
-Both are military anime involving mainly girls;
-Both have a platoon of cute girls fighting to protect the world;
-Both have a little of fanservice;
-Both have a focus on a military equipment: Naval ships (KanColle) and Planes (Brave Witches)
Both anime are based on video games with a large all-girls cast. The plot revolves around battle and conflict with a rival faction or group of enemies. In KanColle, the girls are incarnations of battleships and participate in naval fights. Whereas in Senran Kagura, the fight is between Light and Dark shinobi (ninja) - fanservice present.
Both are pretty enjoyable if you turn off your brain. Both are almost "girls-only".
Also, Asuka and Fubuki (the MCs) are like sisters, they are pretty much the same character (except for two big differences). In short, watch SK for sexy ninjas and KC for cute warships
Same premise, girls in military, going to war and does cute things.
Almost same plot, almost same crew. The only difference is that in KanColle, they are historical ships,in contrast to being witches in the StrikeWitches, and of course, in KanColle they have real pants/skirts.
I'm sure many people will think I'm really stretching this, but I can see a few similarities. Shingeki (Attack on Tiant) is much more serious in every aspect and it is certainly the better show with much better production qualities, overall Despite this, Kancolle and Shingeki do both have a large group of characters fighting an enemy of man kind. Both shows have a good number of characters that are not given as much screen time as they should be, but they're still good characters. Both shows have at least 1 person die before the audience really even has a chance to get connected to them. Both anime have fitting art styles during battles to compliment the mood; Kancolle still has pretty much clearer skies and such, but it's not nearly as dark of a show, compared to Shingeki that has some really earth art, while also having relatively calm surroundings. The intensity that the show is going for is shown on the battle field in both shows, still, though, even if the surroundings don't make it seem that way.
The main reason that I started thinking of them as kind of similar is because of the one frame in the ending them for Kancolle. Around the middle of the song, the picture shown looks similar to the way the visuals were shown near the end of the first Shingeki opening.
both anime revolve around girls who battle in armour; whereas F.A girls is just an anime where there is no definitive storyline, Kabcolle is about trying to free the world from a mysterious threat from the sea.
-both of them are centred around girls who fight together and their friendship
-both have extraterrestrials who attack earth for no apparent reason
-both feature a "newbie" who wants to be stronger and gets the support of the other girls
-all the girls have a supernatural power which allows them to fight against the enemies
Two sci-fi-ish anime that are basically advertising for something else, AKB0048 for AKB48, a popular idol group, and KanColle for an online game of the same name. They both feature cutely designed girls with stock personalities that represent the spirit of something else (past idol group members vs. Japanese warships) and participate in battles wearing skirts, magical-girl style. For two such ridiculously conceived anime they are both surprisingly watchable with quite a bit of effort being put into their animation. If you really liked one of these anime, the other will probably scratch your itch for it.
The only real similarity these shows have is the main characters. They share a lot of similar traits and are subjected to similar stereotypes, moe. Character development is more prominent in Hibike Euphonium, but Kantai Collection still gives you the same feeling from the main characters.
Based on a online browser game are both.
While in Kantai Collection are only girls, in Touken Ranbu are only boys.
In KanColle the girls are ships, in Touken Ranbu the boys are swords.
They are fighting with a black organization like to stop them doing bad things.
Where they all live is almost same, just in KanColle is a school like and in Touken Ranbu is a mansion.
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.
"Kantai Collection" and "Crayon Angel" both depict the Japanese ships used in the Second World War by the Axis powers in unique ways.
Also, these two works were able to portray the sinking of ships well, particularly through the use of imagery.
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.