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Crunchyroll to Stream KanColle TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Also confirms Aldnoah.Zero season 2 in Americas, Australia, NZ, Europe

Media service Crunchyroll announced on Saturday that it will stream the television anime KanColle (Kantai Collection -Kan Colle-). It will announce the broadcast times and territories later.

The anime's official website outlined the story, which is set in a world where humanity has lost control of the seas. The threat that has taken over the seas is the "deep sea fleet." The only ones who can counter this threat are Kan-musume (literally, warship girls), girls who possess the spirit of naval vessels from days gone by.

The base for the fleet arrayed against the "deep sea fleet" is Chinjufu. There, many various Kan-musume have gathered to live together and work hard everyday in training and other matters. One day, a Kan-musume arrives at Chinjufu. She is a special class of destroyer. Her name is Fubuki. "I am Fubuki! Nice to meet you!" Fubuki's story — as well as the Kan-musume's story — begins now.

The anime will star:



Sumire Uesaka as Fubuki



Saki Fujita as Akagi



Yuka Iguchi as Kaga

Other cast members include Ayane Sakura, Nao Toyama, Yuka Otsubo, Rina Hidaka, Aya Suzaki, and Iori Nomizu.

Keizou Kusakawa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise, Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?) is directing the anime of Kadokawa Games' moe-character card battle game at the studio Diomedea (Squid Girl, Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?). Jukki Hanada (Love Live! School idol project, Steins;Gate) is in charge of the series scripts.

Kadokawa Games launched the original free-to-play browser game with the service provider DMM.com in April 2013. In the game, players compete with cards featuring female moe characters inspired by Japanese World War II warships such as aircraft carriers, battleships, and cruisers. Players build, organize, and repair their anthropomorphized fleet to progress through maps.

A PlayStation Vita port of the game, directed by the original browser game's producer and director Kensuke Tanaka, is slated to ship this spring.

The show will premiere on Tokyo MX on January 7 with the opening theme "Miiro" (Sea Color) by AKINO from bless4 (Amagi Brilliant Park):

Crunchyroll also confirmed that it will stream the second Aldnoah.Zero season along with Hulu and Daisuki.net. Its streaming will begin on Saturday, January 10 at 12:30 p.m. EST in North America, Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe (except in German-speaking territories).


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