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Kan Colle Franchise Gets Anime Film in 2016

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
TV anime finale had also revealed a green-lit sequel in March

The staff at the "Dai-Ni-Kai 'Kan Colle' Kankanshiki" (2nd 'Kan Colle' Naval Review) event in Yokohama on Sunday announced that the Kantai Collection or "Kan Colle" franchise will get an anime film in 2016. The event screened footage that features the Kan-musume characters Fubuki, Mutsuki, Yūdachi, Akagi and Kaga, Hiryū Kaini and Sōryū Kaini, the four Kongō sisters (Kaini), Kitakami and Ōi, Chōkai Kaini, Yūbari, Mutsu and Nagato, Kako Kaini and Furutaka Kaini, Zuikaku and Shōkaku, Shimakaze, Kuma, and Ōyodo.

The final episode of the television anime series had revealed in March that the television anime would get a sequel. The anime's official Twitter account indicates that the movie and the sequel are separate projects that are going into production at the same time.

The TV anime series premiered on January 7 and Crunchyroll streamed it as it aired in Japan. The series 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, and her name is Fubuki.

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.

Kantai Collection Kai a PlayStation Vita port of the game directed by the original browser game's producer and director Kensuke Tanaka, will ship in Japan on November 26 after multiple delays.

Source: Famitsu via My Game News Flash, Hachima Kikō

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