The Navy of Anime: Kantai Collection (anime)

Heyo. I just watched the Kancolle movie yesterday, and S2 is slowly becoming a myth, so decided to write this one out. After Girls und Panzer became the army, Strike and Brave Witches became the air force, Arpeggio, Haifuri and this became the navy.

Game origin, story is more or less original. Anime aired for 12 eps. The movie ran for 95 mins. S2 got announced, but… its starting to become a myth.

The storyline is nice. I love it. The amount of waifus here is just phenomenal. The ships distracted me a lot for me to understand the plot. The pacing is decent for 12 eps. The climax were pretty decent, until the final battles where it gets pretty entertaining. The ending was ok. Overall, the waifu mades everything sweet.

The Battle of Midway controversy, in my opinion, was a bit disrespectful on the storywriter’s part. History is undeniable. I studied History back in the days…

The movie was great. The storyline was entertaining. They removed some shipfus but replaces with more shipfus. The climaxes here are a lot more entertaining. 95mins was nicely timed and paced. Even though the ticketing was pretty expensive, but it was worth it.

The ending of the movie was pretty nice. I love it. But the movie made it kind of hard for storywriters to write another season, the ending was pretty perfect already. Overall, money well spent.

Animations by Diomedéa. The character designs were great. I’m aboslutely in love with Kongou. The 2D-3DCGI hybrid animations worked out pretty nicely. Battle scenes were nicely animated. They were dramatic.

Music was great. OP and ED were nice. Movie ED hit the spot. BGMs were nicely composed.

Cast list is great. Even though they made VAs voice many ship girls at once, but they picked the versatile ones, so they don’t somewhat sound alike. But I cannot imagine them talking to themselves during voice acting. Sakura Ayane (8 girls), Suzaki Aya (6 girls), Toyama Nao (6 girls), Hidaka Rina (4 girls), Tanibe Yumi (4 girls), Taneda Risa (3 girls), Uesaka Sumire (3 girls), Iguchi Yuka (3 girls), Nomizu Iori (2 girls), Sakakibara Yoshiko (2 girls), Otsubo Yuka (2 girls), Kawasumi Ayako, Taketatsu Ayana, Noto Mamiko, Fujita Saki, Sarah Emi Bridcutt, Horie Yui. Nakajima Megumi. Everyone did their jobs nicely, for those who had multiple roles, did their best. There were more VAs and ships in the game, but I will cover that in another post.

Score: Anime | Movie

Story: 8/10 | 9/10

Art: 8/10

Music: 8/10 | 8.5/10

VAs: 9/10

Highly recommended, if you looking for an alternative to Arpeggio, and also love girls in every way.

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