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'Kantai Collection: KanColle' Anime Movie Announced for 2016

by trebmeg
Aug 9, 2015 8:47 AM | 86 Comments
It was announced at the Kantai Collection 2nd Naval Review event in Yokohama that an anime movie of Kantai Collection: KanColle will be released in 2016. A promotional video screened only at the event featured several characters appearing for the first time and in Kai Ni form for the upcoming movie.

The list of characters who will be featured in the upcoming movie includes:

Kantai Collection: KanColle is an online, browser card-based, military simulation game. The cards are naval vessels from World War II with historical attributes. They are anthropomorphized as cute girls named "KanMusu" (Warship Girl). The game was adapted into a TV anime in Winter 2015, which ended with 12 episodes. The second season was announced during the TV anime's finale.

An official tweet specified that the sequel and anime movie are two different projects but are in production at the same time.

Source: Official tweet

News submitted by Jiharo

Kantai Collection: KanColle (Movie) on MAL

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scytheavatar said:
Kotobukii said:
Ugh... Well I'd rather watch a movie than another season, so I'll probably just go with watching this.



It will come one day, just wait.


Think after how the KanColle anime was received by the fans, companies are going to think twice about making a Touken Ranbu anime.


It's still 2nd most popular franchise in Japan, 2nd to iDOLM@STER and in front of Love Live. Of course it's much due to the game, but as long as the fanbase is willing to pay for seeing their favourite shipfu, the anime/movies can be made. We all know how fanbases work, so :) Also, Blueray and DVD sales were quite high, so it couldn't have been received so badly.

Also, on another note:

According to folks in Akihabara and Den Den Machi (Osaka's Akiba) 2nd season has been postponed for "sometime after the movie", so might be cancelled depending on how the film fares.

Jul 8, 2016 2:25 PM by Rufix

DatRandomDude said:
trebmeg said:



why this thing is popular. :|
the anime was horrible.


It could have been better for sure, but it was also quite good critique of the way Japanese waged Pacific War, showing how it should have been done. Portrayal of Midway was also super accurate until the help came (it didn't irl), even the moment Akagi and Kaga were critically damaged was on point - while changing armaments on the planes. Attention to the detail makes it a really good watch. Sadly pacing, story telling and CGI were lacking.

Jul 8, 2016 2:20 PM by Rufix

Omg I cant wait. Love the series cant wait for season 2 as well

Mar 1, 2016 1:13 PM by DarknessReality

Mutsu, Nagato, Kinugasa, Kako, Atago, Takao, Ooyodo, Yuubari, Kitakami, Ooi, Naka, Jintsuu, Sendai, Inazuma, Ikazuchi, Akatsuki, Hibiki, Yuudachi, Fubuki, Mutsuki, Shimakaze, Tama, Kuma, Choukai, Kaga, Akagi, Soryuu, Hiryuu, Zuikaku, Shoukaku, Kongou, Hiei, Haruna, Kirishima and Yamato i think that showed up at the end of that PV

Woohoo can't wait!

Feb 24, 2016 7:09 AM by Shizukage

new visual from movie

Jan 27, 2016 9:56 AM by michlayer

Gosho Aoyama (Detective Conan Author & Creator) is going to love this..

I wish he'd spend more time on the manga than his KanColle obsession! >:|

hehe..

Sep 28, 2015 4:12 PM by TaichiYamato

Ejc said:
NicoZeta said:


No, just dropped it.
Kancolle anime was a mistake, it`s a big insult to the original Kancolle game.


Yeah, don't waste your time with the KanColle anime. Better stick to the browser game, upcoming PS Vita game/mobile game if you want to actually enjoy this series. As a past player of the browser game (Dec 2013 to Apr 2014), I just found the anime adaptation so poorly done.

Most of the fans in Japan also have this view, hence this basically gave Idolmaster Cinderella Girls an easy #1 of the season for 2015 Winter season. I guess it still appealed to the anime only watchers, or it would've not averaged over 10K considering how it had close to 0 enjoyment factor for most fans of the series.

You know, maybe they should actually bundle more sought out bonuses such as in game items or ships with the BDs this time, to level the playing field... because its sales were still really good but was just vastly under its potential.


Hmm okay thanks, I'll keep this in mind and play the game (whenever I have time lmao).

Sep 24, 2015 7:06 AM by Laciie

NicoZeta said:
Laciie said:

I should finish the KanColle series first I guess.


No, just dropped it.
Kancolle anime was a mistake, it`s a big insult to the original Kancolle game.


Yeah, don't waste your time with the KanColle anime. Better stick to the browser game, upcoming PS Vita game/mobile game if you want to actually enjoy this series. As a past player of the browser game (Dec 2013 to Apr 2014), I just found the anime adaptation so poorly done.

Most of the fans in Japan also have this view, hence this basically gave Idolmaster Cinderella Girls an easy #1 of the season for 2015 Winter season. I guess it still appealed to the anime only watchers, or it would've not averaged over 10K considering how it had close to 0 enjoyment factor for most fans of the series.

You know, maybe they should actually bundle more sought out bonuses such as in game items or ships with the BDs this time, to level the playing field... because its sales were still really good but was just vastly under its potential.

Sep 23, 2015 11:59 PM by Ejc

More poi pls

Sep 23, 2015 11:38 PM by SinXtian

Laciie said:

I should finish the KanColle series first I guess.


No, just dropped it.
Kancolle anime was a mistake, it`s a big insult to the original Kancolle game.

Sep 23, 2015 11:33 PM by Sazanami-Kai

mayukachan said:
NicoZeta said:


Just wait until Fujoshis are getting hungry for it.
it would be much better if the script writer actually played touken ranbu game from DMM.

They actually have historical backstories which is exciting. I don't really care much for the yaoi ships in it. They're really aesthetically pleasing though.


It's only inevitable. It's really popular, including merchandise-wise so I don't see how it won't get an anime adaptation sometime in the future.

I should finish the KanColle series first I guess.

Sep 23, 2015 1:25 PM by Laciie

mayukachan said:

They actually have historical backstories which is exciting. I don't really care much for the yaoi ships in it. They're really aesthetically pleasing though.


I hope your wish will come true.

If it gets anime adaptation, the studio should hire Script Writers who actually played the game.

I`m a fan of Kancolle and i`ve been playing it since late 2014 and i`ve been disappointed at the anime adaptation just because the script is garbage, the truth is the script writer haven`t played Kancolle game and it`s complete bullshit.

Imagine if touken ranbu gets anime adaptation and it was wrote by the script writers who haven`t played the game, that would be a horrifying trainwreck and many fujoshis will be disappointed.

Sep 23, 2015 11:16 AM by Sazanami-Kai

NicoZeta said:
mayukachan said:
Where the fuck is my touken ranbu adaptation????


Just wait until Fujoshis are getting hungry for it.
it would be much better if the script writer actually played touken ranbu game from DMM.

They actually have historical backstories which is exciting. I don't really care much for the yaoi ships in it. They're really aesthetically pleasing though.

Sep 23, 2015 10:55 AM by Mayuka

mayukachan said:
Where the fuck is my touken ranbu adaptation????


Just wait until Fujoshis are getting hungry for it.
it would be much better if the script writer actually played touken ranbu game from DMM.

Sep 23, 2015 10:51 AM by Sazanami-Kai

Where the fuck is my touken ranbu adaptation????

Sep 23, 2015 9:01 AM by Mayuka

Gimme my Hibiki and Shimakaze. <3

Sep 22, 2015 5:35 PM by Devalyn

when we are already doing more mobage adaptations

fate/grand order pls

Sep 8, 2015 10:42 AM by celeminus

Atleast the story is being continued...just dont give extra hope for another season if not sure

Sep 8, 2015 6:41 AM by rageiX

danieltortoisee said:
Why is more of this shit being made?

they forgot to ask your permission

Sep 7, 2015 11:52 PM by kagamihiiragi123

Glad to see a movie and season 2 coming up. Will Fubuki take a spotlight again? Meh..
Still, featuring these new ships is fine and all, but just where are MUH SUBMARINES?

Aug 22, 2015 4:24 PM by Kay_Lite