A 45 second teaser trailer was posted today on Kadokawa’s YouTube channel for the 2016 KanColle feature film. The film also marks the 40th anniversary for the production studio. With the first season of the series all wrapped up and aired, production is well and truly underway for season two.
KanColle is a hugely popular series in Japan, not just as an anime, PS Vita game and browser game but also it’s perfectly suited to the mobile platform.
At last year’s Tokyo Game Show, the mobile phone version of KanColle was shown, specifically how you’ll be able to link your browser in game data to your phone for on the go seamless action on Android devices. According to the Twitter page of the Combined Fleet Naval District, pre-registration will start on February 29, 2016.
Kantai Collection is a broswer based game that has really taken off in Japan. Known an KanColle or KanKore, the games revolves around a of warships reimagined as young girls. The game recently kicked off its Fall 2014 campaign which will run until November 28th, 2014.
More importantly, this new update is introducing some girls/warships. The new campaign is called the Western New Guinea campaign and introduces three new Japanese girls/warships and one German ship. First up is Asagumo who happens to be an Asashio-class Destroyer. Then there’s Nowaki, a Kagerou-class Destroyer while Akizuki is an Akizuki-class Destroyer and then there’s Prinz Eugen, an Admiral Hipper-class Heavy Cruiser. Pics are below so you can get a good look at the new characters. I wonder if these ones will be in the recently announced anime?
In a move that will upset fans of this series, the KanColle (Kantai Collection) game for the PS Vita has been delayed. The game was originally scheduled for release on the PS Vita sometime during the Autumn of 2014 but has now been pushed back to Spring 2015. The announcement was made by Kadokawa Games with the producer, Kensuke Tanaka, saying that they would like the opportunity to do more “advanced things” with the game.
But let’s not forget that the anime will be coming out in Spring of 2015 as well, and looks a little something like this:
Great news coming out from Kadokawa with the reveal that Kantai Collection, or KanColle, has been slated for anime release. For those that haven’t caught up with this title, it’s a mobile game on Android and iOS and by all accounts, is very addictive. The gameplay is a free to play, online card game which features warships depicted as very kawaii girls. There’s also a PS Vita game in the works but for now, check out the trailer for the anime below.
And to give you a better idea of what they look like, here’s Neko from Japanese pop culture TV show It’s Japan, Man! as Shimakaze from KanColle. Photographed by the always amazing Neil Creek.