Kantai Collection Kan Colle Anime Airs January 7 - 70 Slice of Life 30 Action + New Cast & Characters Revealed

Kantai Collection: Kan Colle Anime Airs January 7 – 70% Slice of Life 30% Action + New Cast & Characters Revealed

The official website of the anime adaptation of the popular online mobile card game Kantai Collection has revealed that the upcoming series will be airing from January 7 next year. The site has also revealed some new characters that will appear in the anime as well as the main cast and the OP and ED of the series. Additionally, in a recent interview in Animage it was revealed that the anime will feature roughly 70% of slice of life content and 30% of action.


In a recent interview with the producers of the anime with Japanese anime magazine Animage, they asked the question in regards to the recent release of the first promotional video. They ask how much of the series will feature the everyday lives of the ship girls, in which the producer responded:

Looking at the story as a whole, approximately 70% will be the depiction of the daily lives of the characters and 30% are depictions of battle. I feel battle is more important in the second half of the story and the character development of Fubuki throughout the story is a major highlight of the anime. After being unsuccessful at first she begins to struggle, but tries to work hard, so please pay attention to her as she grows gradually.


The anime’s website has revealed 5 new characters from the mobile game that will be appearing in the upcoming anime. The new characters are:

  • Keijunyoukan Kitakami

Kantai-Collection-Kan-Colle-Anime-Character-Designs-Keijunyoukan Kitakami


  • Keijunyoukan Ooi

Kantai-Collection-Kan-Colle-Anime-Character-Designs-Keijunyoukan Ooi


  • Keijunyoukan Ooyodo

Kantai-Collection-Kan-Colle-Anime-Character-Designs-Keijunyoukan Ooyodo


  • Juujunyoukan Atago

Kantai-Collection-Kan-Colle-Anime-Character-Designs-Juujunyoukan Atago


  • Choudokyuu Senkan Hiei

Kantai-Collection-Kan-Colle-Anime-Character-Designs-Choudokyuu Senkan Hiei

The site has also revealed the more of the main cast of the anime. Many of the voice actresses in the series will be voicing multiple characters, and they include:

  • Aya Suzaki (Tamako Kitashirakawa from Tamako Market) will be voicing: Kuchikukan Akatsuki, Kuchikukan Hibiki, Kuchikukan Ikazuchi and Kuchikukan Inazuma


  • Ayane Sakura (Kokoa Hoto in Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?) as: Kei Junyokan Jintsu, Senkan Mutsu, Senkan Nagato, Kei Junyokan Naka, Kei Junyokan Sendai and Kuchikukan Shimakaze


  • Nao Touyama (Chitoge Kirisaki in Nisekoi) will voice: Juujunyoukan Atago, Choudokyuu Senkan Hiei and Choudokyuu Senkan Kongou


  • Rina Hidaka (Silica from Sword Art Online) voicing as Kuchikukan Mutsuki



  • Yuka Ootsubo (Kyouko Toshinou in Yuru Yuri) voices Keijunyoukan Kitakami and Keijunyoukan Ooi


  • Yumi Tanibe (Debut Role) playing the role of Kuchikukan Yuudachi


Two additional cast members were also revealed though their roles are yet to be announced:

  • Iori Nomizu (Haruna in Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
  • Sarah Emi Bridcutt (Asuka Kudou in Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?)

The three leading cast members that were previously revealed include:

  • Sumire Uesaka (Sanae Dekomori in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) will voice Kuchikukan Fubuki



  • Saki Fujita (Ao Nanami from Yozakura Quartet) is voicing Kuubo Akagi



  • Yuka Iguchi (Mako Reizei in Girls und Panzer) as Kuubo Kaga


The anime’s production staff were also revealed:

  • Director: Keizo Kusakawa (Akuma no RiddleDog Days)
  • Series Composer: Jukki Hanada (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!Steins;Gate)
  • Art Director: Maho Takahashi (Amagami SSKotoura-san)
  • Character Designers and Chief Animation Directors: Naomi Ide (Akuma no RiddleMondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?), Mayuko Matsumoto (GingitsuneAstarotte no Omocha!)
  • Mecha Designer: Tsutomu Miyazawa (Zone of the EndersMagical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS), Kota Morishi (Debut anime)
  • Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama (Dog DaysKokoro Connect)
  • CG Director: Eiji Inomoto (Ghost in the Shell: AriseInfinite Stratos)
  • Music Composer: Kameoka Natsumi (Inazuma Eleven GO Galaxy)
  • Animation Studio: Diomedea (Shinryaku! Ika MusumeAkuma no Riddle)

The anime’s Opening theme and Ending theme were also revealed. The OP will be Miiro performed by AKINO from the band bless4 (Amagi Brilliant Park OP) and the anime’s ED will be Fubuki by Shiena Nishizawa.

The first full promotional video of Kantai Collection: Kan Colle was also released:

The second promotional video:

And here is the first Commercial:

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.


The Kantai Collection: Kan Colle anime will be airing from January 7 next year on Tokyo MX at 25:05 (effectively January 8 1:05am) during the Winter 2014/2015 anime season. Additional information about the series will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

Visit anime’s website: http://kancolle-anime.jp/
And on follow their official Twitter: @anime_KanColle

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