Funimation to Release KanColle TV Anime on Home Video in June
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Funimation Entertainment announced at the Naka-Kon convention in Kansas on Saturday that it has licensed the home video rights to the Kantai Collection -KanColle- television anime series.
Funimation will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc with English subtitles and an English dub on June 27. Funimation is releasing the series as the second home video title in its partnership with Crunchyroll. Pre-orders for the series start on March 15.
The 12-episode TV anime series premiered in January 2015 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.
Keizou Kusakawa (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha franchise, Problem children are coming from another world, aren't they?) directed 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) was in charge of the series scripts.
An anime film opened in Japan on November 26.