The official website for the KanColle anime franchise had revealed the film’s title and teaser visual on Thursday. The title is Gekijō-ban KanColle (KanColle Movie Edition or Fleet Girls Collection Movie Sequence).
Starting on April 23, participating theaters nationwide will offer advance paper tickets or Movie-Ticke Cards for 1,500 yen (about US$13). Theaters are also offering a postcard set, while supplies last.
The August 2015 event that originally announced the film had 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 also revealed last March that the television anime would get a sequel. The anime’s official Twitter account then indicated that the movie and the sequel are separate projects that are going into production at the same time.
The 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.
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.
(Source: Anime News Network)
So, the moe battleships are back I suppose. Though, I’ll be honest that Kantai Collection was not one of the best anime that I’ve watched so far, but I’ll say that it is enjoyable in some point. So, one day me and my classmate were talking about CGI in anime (he was talking about the latest anime adaptation of Berserk which has CGI), then I suddenly thought about Kantai Collection. I tried explaining it in a simple way, so I said to him to imagine Japanese Battleships turned into anime girls. Yeah, his reaction was like “wtf?” and he was really confused. I was also confused when I watched the first episode of KanColle, but I got used to the moe moe and pretty much enjoyed watching the series.
Now back to the movie. I’ll say that I’ll pretty much want to see the film when it comes out because the anime series was a little short for me. If it would have a sequel, I would most definitely watch it, but a movie or film is also fine for me.