So I went to see the first show of opening day of the kancolle movie and I'd like to share my impressions of it.
now I'll try to be as spoiler free as possible but there may be some spoilers so be careful.
So the movie takes place at the Iron Bottom Sound and Fubuki and the gang led by Nagato (Teitoku is somewhere else) have to investigate the strange crimson sea of the iron bottom sound. Basically it's the battles of Solomon.
The movie also reveals secrets of the kanmusu and the abyssals and their relationship. They even show how drops work with the drop of a
certain kanmusu after a battle. The movie also shows why Fubuki is so important even though in actual history, she didn't really do anything great.
The animation was great with many of the new Kanmusu (Chokai, Tenryuu, Kako, Furutaka, Kinugasa, Aoba) having good parts in the action. Ships that didn't have much time to shine in action during the anime like Yuudachi and Yamato each had some great action scenes as well. There is also more much less of the Cg and everyone moved like how you expected them to move. Compared to the anime the action is much more fluid with many awesome scenes.
Many different Kanmusu have made cameos and if you listened carefully you could here them talking in the background in some scenes.
Now the story itself might be met with mixed reviews. I won't say anything about it but some people might not like certain events. The story is mainly quite serious with only bits of slice of life. I personally found the story to be quite interesting as it helped with concluding Fubuki's story.
Overall it was quite an enjoyable experience and I can safely recommend the movie to anyone who likes Kancolle. I also recommend people who didn't like the anime to watch this as it fixes a lot of problems the anime had.
Alright, honestly I just watched the movie since it just got released with English subs but I found the movie just needs more time. I will try to keep spoilers to as little as possible.
Story 8/10 : I found the story to be pretty well written, although nothing out of the ordinary. Yes it's about what happened to Kisaragi but like my main thesis said, the movie was just so short falling in at an hour and thirty that it couldn't get all the details out.
Art 8/10 : The art was pretty good for CG 2017. It's still similar to the anime version but just
slightly improved, nothing much of a difference here.
Characters 7/10 : The character's were memorable to me but this could be a different statement for someone else. We still have most of the same characters returning from the original anime in the movie. Although we have some additional characters starring such as Amatsukaze, Choukai, etc. I noticed though they got little screen time in the time the movie had. Not too much of a vast improvement here.
Enjoyment 8/10 : I really enjoyed this movie since it followed up from the anime pretty well. Some plot holes were covered up and we got to see new characters that people wanted to see. Could use improvement though.
Overall 8/10 : I would most likely give this movie a 7/10 but the budget I heard wasn't too much so the people who had to do this did what they could which I can understand so I'll bump it up to an 8/10. Well done movie, but could use more length to it.
TL;DR : Watch the movie if you enjoyed the series, plot holes fixed, continuation, although short.
Why does EVERY military-esque anime movie LA comes across always knows how to do anime movies correctly!..well to LA's standards anyways.
Kantai Collection's anime series was iffy but not outright horrible for the most part, being either too unfocused with it's comedically overbloated slice of life episodes to being confused in terms of plot direction as well as it's CGI not up to snuff...however LA still liked Kantai Collection's anime series for two reasons.....Kongou and the anime's "attempt" in trying world building for a web browser game anime adaptation.
So what's Kantai Collection's movie about?...after the events of the anime series, the Fleet Girls hear an eerie
voice in Ironbottom Island and within this island starts spreading corroding discolored waters, thus the Fleet Girls must figure out what or who and how to stop this, with Fubuki being mysteriously linked to all this.
Kantai Collection's movie right from the offset ticked many of LA's boxes of how to do an anime movie correctly, from now upgraded and far more detailed animation to the mere fact that this movie makes callbacks to the anime that becomes one of the primary focus to this movie. Best yet is that the movie manages to redeem what world building the anime series did especially when concerning the odd "hope" or "fate" that appeared in the anime series as well as the Abyssal Vessels themselves are looked upon.
Kantai Collection's movie character focus are towards three characters, Fubuki, Mutsuki and Kaga for the most part. Kaga's focus helps immensely with world building of this movie, Mutsuki helps with the emotional side of the movie especially when one character who we thought sunk in the anime series comes back and this brings in Mutsuki's emotional clutch to the movie. Fubuki helps with the goal-orientated plotline for this movie mainly to do with Ironbottom Island and the voice that keeps calling out to her. To be fair this format of having three simultaneous plotliines linked to three characters is good for plot progression.
For the minor characters, they are essentially supporting characters and the MANY MANY characters have a chance to shine as well as bringing us tension if some of our favourite characters might sink or kicks Abyssal butt. LA's favourite character from Kantai Collection easily goes to Kongou (she's in LA's Favourite characters!) however she has a shorter screentime which LA gets, the movie is much more serious, plot focused and intense than the anime series so LA could see her screentime slimmed down, HOWEVER Yamato (LA's second favourite character in the series) got a bit more of the spotlight from this movie and her being badass so LA is completely ok with that.
Kantai Collection's movie does imply something with it's Abyssal Vessel and Fleet Girls lore and the world building this movie implemented and by the finale of the movie goes full lotus eating machine on us. Nonetheless Kantai Collection's anime series hinted at this but the movie outright brings this up and makes an interesting notion of the Abyssal Vessels from the web browser games and just the notion of "enemies" in general have, the movie basically saying that the enemies we fight are not just a targets or points, they too have a goal not just as an enemy but as a "character" and they are more tragic characters than the "evil enemies we have to fight just..because" which is easily manifested in Fubuki's end goal "villain" though they leave this notion up in the air by the end of this movie however LA thinks that's the point, character-wise and sequel-wise.
The animation once again done by diomedea as LA mentioned is definitely a step above from the anime series, from really detailed and consistent animation with diomedea finally doing many of the naval battle skirmishes beautifully and gloriously fluid and action-heavy, best yet is that the CGI is now integrated to it's traditional animation, though sometimes the CGI are shown at times but not as blatant as the anime series. Either way, LA can see that diomedea step up their game for this movie and it god damn shows.
Now voice acting...Jesus who to start?...Yuka Iguchi as Kaga, Rina Hidaka as Mutsuki and Sumire Uesaka as Fubuki were great however here comes the most obvious MVP of Kantai Collection's movie...Ayane Sakura voicing SIX characters, they being Jintsuu, Mutsu, Nagato, Naka, Sendai and Shimakaze all with differing accents and voices. Though Ayane Sakura takes the easy MVP seiyuu for this movie, LA's favourite voice actor for this movie however would actually go to Rina Hidaka however if only because she goes into more of the emotional range her characters goes through helped. LA just wished Kongou had more screentime...then LA could had easily put Nao Touyama in LA's favourite voice actor in this movie.
So yeah, if it isn't blindingly obvious, Kantai Collection's Movie is another breath of fresh air when it comes to anime movies for LA, having this movie tie back to the anime series as well as focus on plot points brought up from the anime series and give us an original story in the process, NO anime movie-only character schthick, no recapping wasting time instead this movie getting straight to the action and as such progressing the plot forward instead of being a one-off instance (with it's world building and character development) and the most obvious reason being that the movie outdid the anime series in many differing aspects from the plot to characters all under 90 minutes, all this is seriously how you get into LA's best standards in making an anime movie and Kantai Collection's movie succeeded impressively.
If this is the plot and character direction the Kantai Collection media is going, then LA will be quite interested in how Kantai Collection Zoku-hen will lead to...
There is literally, ONE! review for this movie! ONE! ...well, two now. Let's get started.
Kantai Collection -movie sequence- is a hour and a half long movie that should be watched after you watched the anime. Or played the games. Or both. Unless you're a big fan of KanColle, you probably won't be as attached to the movie as much as the guy beside me during the release over in Indonesia, but I digress.
Here is a review from a person who knows about KanColle and has (tried to) play the games.
Due to lack of synopsis, I shall add my own. It's really short though.
middle of a sortie, a fleet finds a fleetgirl emerge from a Abyssal, followed by strange noises coming from the sea. Admiral is slacking off, so everyone else has to find out what that is. Also, the sea now has the debuff of "Rust", gradually damaging all the KanColle girls who has the Fleet Girl title.
It's really simple. You can consider it to be a OVA. Go buy the ticket to support the creators. They deserve it.
As expected of a movie-budget anime + literally one of the most popular web games in Japan, everything in this show is pretty. Very much so. The crying emotion on the faces of (one) cast was really well made.
Also, as one who has watched (way) too many anime, I can tell you that the use of CG was really well done. You won't notice it unless you look for it (I did it subconsciosly, and it was using the same 3D filter as Soul Worker, so it's really good.)
Nothing special. I didn't really notice anything about it. It suited the situation but didn't really do much to add to the experience.
==Characters (Personal Rating: 7, Actual Rating: ???)
Did you watch the anime? Any number you give to the characters from the anime should be the same amount for the movie, since no one really developed from the anime. But we did learn that one girl never really got over a death(capsized). That was really sad to see.
Personally, It was okay. I mean, it's cool to pass the time but nothing I would really recommend to anyone unless they're a huge fan of KanColle. I expressed interest in the franchise, but that only got me so far. If I was watching this at home, I would've switched channels.
It's fine. Go buy a ticket to support the creators. Who knows? You might like it as well.
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