At the recent Summer Kan Colle Naval event, it was announced that an anime film based on the Kantai Collection franchise is currently in production and is scheduled to release in 2016. The first main image of the film was also released.
The film’s first footage was also revealed, which features the main members from the TV anime. The second season of the anime series was previously revealed after the conclusion of the anime’s final episode.
The Twitter account of Kantai Collection: Kan Colle has revealed that the 2016 anime film is not the previously announced second season, so there will be both a film and second season out next year.
— TVアニメ『艦これ』公式 (@anime_KanColle) August 9, 2015
Kantai Collection is an online, card battle, browser game that is developed by Dmm.com that launched in April last year. The game currently has more than 2 million registered players and was 2013’s top Twitter trend in Japan. The game centers around naval card battles, where naval ships are represented by “Fleet Girls”. Players battle against other online in an attempt to gain more cards and levels. The game has been increasing with popularity since its release, with a slew of merchandising being released after the game’s release; from tabletop games to manga, and light novels to this anime and the PlayStation Vita game Kan Colle Kai. An anime adaptation of the series was produced for the Winter 2014/2015 anime season, directed by Keizo Kusakawa (Akuma no Riddle, Dog Days) and animated by Diomedea (Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Akuma no Riddle).
Here is the synopsis of the series from MAL:
Set in a world where humanity has lost control of the oceans to the “deep sea fleet,” the only hope to counter this threat are the Kanmusu, a group of girls who possess the spirit of Japanese warships. The story revolves around Fubuki, a destroyer who comes to the Chinjufu base to train with other Kanmusu. Watch as their stories unfold!
There will be a Kantai Collection: Kan Colle anime film and the second season currently in production, both scheduled to be released in 2016. Further information about the two anime will be revealed soon.
Visit anime’s website: http://kancolle-anime.jp/
And on follow their official Twitter: @anime_KanColle
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