Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Tuesday that they are planning to screen the Kantai Collection anime movie in theaters throughout Southeast Asia.
The announcement on their website mentioned that the movie will be “coming soon”, but did not mention when and which territories the movie will premiere.
As the mysterious army, the Abyssal Fleet, continues to destroy the seas, only warships that hold a soul, the “Fleet Girls” (KanMusu), have the power to fight back against them.
During the last battle at their headquarters, both sides suffered heavy damages. The Special Type Destroyer “Fubuki” and the other Fleet Girls who took part in the “MI Strategy” managed to secure a win. However, what await them after the fierce battle are only tougher battles.
With the success of the MI Strategy, the headquarters sends the next fighting force towards the south. The battle area continues to increase as they attack the enemy base. With their new Naval base and the accumulation of battle experience, the Fleet Girls continue to come up with new strategies for their battles. Suddenly, an anomaly occurred to the target they were to battle.
What awaits the Fleet Girls are…
Kantai Collection: KanColle the Movie is the anime movie adaptation of a highly-popular Japanese online card game, which features female anthropomorphism of Japanese naval vessels. The game is developed by Kadokawa Games and published by DMM.com, which was released in April 2013.
The anime film’s story will be a continuation of the anime series, which was also aired by ANIPLUS Asia on a simulcast basis in January 2014. In the Philippines, the anime is airing on the TV5 AniMEGA anime block since January 9.
The staff of the anime series returned to work on the film, including director Keizou Kusakawa and character designers Mayuko Matsumoto & Naomi Ide, which was produced by anime studio diomedea. Jukki Hanada, who is the scriptwriter of the anime series, was joined by Kensuke Tanada, who worked on the anime’s concept & planning, in the film’s scripts.
The Japanese voice cast also returned to portray their previous roles, including Sumire Uesaka (as “Fubuki”), Rina Hidaka (as “Mutsuki”), Saki Fujita (as “Akagi”), Yuka Iguchi (as “Kaga”) and Ayana Taketatsu (as “Yamato”).