Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Wednesday that Kantai Collection the Movie is set to have a special screening in the Philippines on Saturday, April 22.
The film is also set to premiere in Singapore on April 15, Malaysia on April 16 and Indonesia on April 29. Premiere date may still be subject to change.
The anime channel also started air the film’s trailer with English subtitles, as well as uploading it on their social media accounts.
A representative of the network has told Anime Pilipinas there would be a possibility for a “special surprise” for attendees of the one-day special screening, but did not elaborate what would it be.
The representative also mentioned that after the special screening, there would also be a regular screening of the film, but the dates are still being finalized with SM Cinema.
As previously reported, SM Cinema is currently conducting a survey regarding the anime movie.
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 currently airing on the TV5 AniMEGA anime block since last January.
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”).
Southeast Asian anime channel and content provider ANIPLUS Asia is distributing the anime movie in Southeast Asia.