During the “1st Yokohama Naval Review Rehearsal” event last week, the schedule of the long-awaited anime adaptation of Kantai Collection has been announced, and the series is set to premiere in January 2015.
Keizou Kusakawa, who was the director of several Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series, is set to direct the upcoming anime, and Jukki Hanada, who worked on popular titles like Love Live! School Idol Project and Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!, is set to handle the script composition. It will be produced by the anime studio Diomedea.
As of press time, only three (3) cast members had been announced, which are Sumire Uesaka (as Destroyer Fubuki), Saki Fujita (as Aircraft Carrier Akagi) and Yuka Iguchi (as Aircraft Carrier Kaga).
Other cast members include
Planning: Takeshi Yasuda
Story concept: Kensuke Tanaka
Producer: Shinichiro Inoue
Character Designer & Chief Animation Director: Naomi Ide, Mayuko Matsumoto
Character Designs assistance: Yoshinori Shizuma, Shibafu, Konishi
Mechanical Design: Tsutomu Miyazawa, Kōta Morishi
Creature Design: Tsubasa Shimizu
Effects Director: Takashi Hashimoto
Art Director: Maho Takahashi
Color Design: Shuji Kameimura
CG Director: Eiji Inomoto
CG Modeling Director: Hideki Kawabata
CG Production: Orange
Director of Photography: Yasuyuki Itou
Editing: Yuuji Oka
Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama
Sound Production: Glovision
Music: Kameoka Natsumi
Music Production: Flying Dog
Kadokawa also uploaded the upcoming anime’s first promotional video.