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Klashikari
2013-09-26, 03:46
Welcome to the general discussion for the anime series Kantai Collection -KanColle-.

In order to ensure a proper discussion environment, please follow these additional guidelines.

-Do not discuss anything related to the game, unless it is for references sake and/or answer a quick question regarding a very specific occurence in the anime. For furher discussion/inquiry about the game, the game thread (http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=122413) is for such purpose.

-Please avoid posting multiples pictures that has no direct connection to what has been going on in the anime. Please use the social group (http://forums.animesuki.com/group.php?groupid=959) instead.

-As a reminder, the game is currently boasting a huge cast of 147 characters (not including alternate forms), and as such, it is arguably not possible to show all of them.
While the anime studio already stated there will be around 30-40 characters, they will show several characters at once, as giving focus to each of them would disrupt the flow of the series.
As such, please do not make any comment about certain characters not being there, or having very minimal screentime.

-Finally, please do not start meta discussions and other subjects that are very loosely tied to the franchise: you are free to comment and explain few points that are directly related to what happened during the Pacific War, but you aren't allowed to derail the topic with discussion about WWII or anything that is remotely connected to the setup.
For the same reason, do not start technical and ship discussions. Theses are needlessly lengthy and not really pertinent.

winhlp32
2013-09-26, 03:46
http://www.famitsu.com/news/201309/26040709.html

Kadokawa Games announces Kantai Collection (Kancolle) anime at the “KADOKAWA GAME STUDIO MEDIA BRIEFING 2013 AUTUMN" event, along with a PS Vita game.

http://i.imgur.com/zwfZ2yJl.jpg

So fast! :heh:

Master Assassin
2013-12-07, 06:58
Right. So information about the anime.

http://0taku.livedoor.biz/archives/4586108.html

Some digests:


Staff
-> Production studio: Diomedea
-> Series organization: Tanaka P (original creator)

- Main character will be Fubuki
- Using Fubuki's POV.
- Will be mainly about Fubuki's growth.
- If possible, will be using the same voice actresses for the anime

Master Assassin
2013-12-07, 08:01
Diomedea... this is going to be fun :p

The flow of information never stops!


Source: http://engawa.2ch.net/test/read.cgi/anime3/1380185734/

Director: Ohara Mitsuru
Series Composition: Tanaka Kensuke
Scenario: Tanaka Kensuke, 比企利至(dunno), Machida Touko, Yokote Michiko
Character Design: Ohnishi Youichi
Prop Design: Masuda Kenji
Art Director: Katou Hiroshi
Music: Katou Tatsuya
Studio: diomedea

Fubuki: Uesaka Sumire
Suzutsuki: Sadohara Kaori
Fuyutsuki: Mina


New ships I guess, if these two below Fubuki is of an any indication.

Triple_R
2013-12-17, 13:14
There's a question I'd like to ask my fellow anime fans, and this thread seems like a good one to ask it in.

What exactly is Kantai Collection? I've noticed in my fairly regular anime image searches that this is incredibly popular. General searches for "yuri" increasingly brings up a lot of girls connected to this property (though there's such a variety in the girls it brings up that I'm wondering if this is the next Saki or something :heh:)

It's a bit disconcerting for a big anime fan like myself to know virtually nothing about something that appears to be the "next big thing" in anime. So any info that others can provide here would be much-appreciated. :)

Klashikari
2013-12-17, 13:22
What exactly is Kantai Collection? I've noticed in my fairly regular anime image searches that this is incredibly popular. General searches for "yuri" increasingly brings up a lot of girls connected to this property (though there's such a variety in the girls it brings up that I'm wondering if this is the next Saki or something :heh:)
Kantai Collection is basically a browser game involving moe anthropomorphic version of naval warships from the Pacific War (and pretty much like Arpeggio, since they are "she", there are only girls in there... also for "business/practical" reasons).
The whole point of the game is to manage your fleet as the admiral, by making expeditions/sorties and tune your ships with modernization and what not.

You don't really have any active role during battle, as the combat mechanics are determined by your ships stats, and a lot of RNG at work. Suffice to say, the fleet composition, supply and equipments are very important, which you have full control of it before sortie.

The primary reason for such popularity is that you have a plethora of seiyuu at work (mainly: Toyama Nao, Fujita Saki, Ayane Sakura, Iguchi Yuuka, etc), as well as lots of colorful characters that are hardly clones of each other.
The staff also replicated some real stuff from the pacific war, even putting nods/jokes about that so it also attract military (or rather navy) otaku.
quick example: Kaga, the 1st division aircraft carrier, doesn't like Shoukaku and Zuikaku from the 5th division, because these 2 weren't present during the Battle of Midway, in which Kaga, Akagi, Souryuu and Hiryuu sunk. Afterwards, the 5th division inherited the 1st division title.

Another important point is that, should a ship is sunk, similarly to Fire Emblem series, you -cannot- retrieve her, and there is no way to revive them. Of course, you can craft/drop another copy of the fallen kanmusu (assuming they are available with such means), but you will have to grind them from scratch (be it level or equipement).
Due to their personalities and that important matter, the game naturally make players care about their ships.

Adding the fact the game is easy to grasp (easy control without the need of babysitting a smartphone every 5-10 minutes) along with a big collection to get with little to no paid content requirement, you have a very successful formula.

It pretty much is the current major trend to the point it reaches Touhou's popularity, hence why you see it nearly everywhere. For instance, Googling a japanese warship will most likely give you a kancolle image result pretty quickly.
The funniest part would be the aftermath of c85, as there are just tons of kancolle centred doujinshi planned for it, most notably on Shimakaze.

Myssa Rei
2014-01-07, 10:18
More news!

http://i.imgur.com/T2ys92T.jpg

Kantai Collection staff:

Director: Kusakawa Keizou.
Series Composition: Hanada Jukki.

So we have Nanoha, Love Live, and Steins;Gate alumna on the production team? That's... a pleasant surprise.

LoweGear
2015-01-06, 12:39
So found these translated lyrics to the OP song, and have to say they fit incredibly well...

English:
The morning sun is shining brightly, so wake up!

Listening to the waves, without saying a word,
It's as if we're having our wits tested
But even in utter darkness, we recall your orders
And press forth, we shall, just you wait and see!

So repeat it, we won't regret a bit
For we remain valiant, no matter the circumstances
Our aspirations, our adventures, and our future
Paired with our despair, our differences, and our losses
We'll overcome any enemy in the sea that gets in our way

Even if this world drowns in a palette of sea-blue
Surely, you'd call out to us, saying
"It's going to be alright, so let's go home"
And if everything refuses to go as planned,
We'll still face them together, by your side

Blow them all up, with the force of our will!

She's living like a flagship, but it's all in the past
She never gave up hope even till the end, only the sea knows

So even if we shatter, we'll never forget
Take a peek into our hearts, and you'll see!

So foolish, don't repeat the tragedy
We will not make the same mistakes
Sparkling, brimming with hope under the blue sky,
Tasting utter defeat, facing an eternal slumber, deep beneath
Please save the tears and move on

And even if I were to vanish, fragmenting into the past,
Surely, I'll always be in your heart
Assuring you, that tomorrow will be better
And so when I'm eventually forced to leave your side,
Please cherish our moments we spent together,
And resonate, we shall, as an entire fleet!


Romaji:
Asa no hikari mabushikute, Wake up!

Kotoba mo nakute, tada nami no oto kiiteta
Kioku no imi tamesarete iru mitai ni
Yami no naka de mo omoidasu
Mae ni susumu no, miteiteyo!

So repeat it, we won't regret a bit
Sonna fuuni mo kagaiteita no
Akogare, batsubyou, mirai,
Zetsubou, soushitsu, betsuri
Ikutsumo no kanashimi to umi wo koe

Tatoe sekai no subete ga miiro ni tokete mo
Kitto, anata no koe ga suru
"Daijoubu, kaerou" tte itte mo
Sekai ga subete hanten shiteiru no nara
Sore demo anata to massugu ni mae wo mite ite

Ima negai kometa ichigeki, hazeta!

She's living like a flagship, but it's all in the past
She never gave up hope even till the end, only the sea knows

Dakara mune tsubusarete mo wasurenai
Kojiakeru no, mite ite yo!

So foolish, don't repeat the tragedy
Sonna kotoba ni sukkari wa shinai
Kirameki, aozora, kibou
Haiboku, minasoko, nemuri
ikutsumo no namida no umi wo koe

Tatoe watashi no subete ga kako ni kiete mo
Zutto, kitto tomo ni aru tte
Itsu no hi ka kawareru tte itte mo
Watashi ga subete maboroshi da to shitara, sou
Sore demo anata to kiseki no you kono toki ni
Ima inori kometa ichigeki, hibike!


Kanji
朝の光眩しくて、Wake up!

言葉もなくて、ただ波の音聞いてた
記憶の意味試されているみたいに
闇の中でも思い出す
前に進むの、見ていてよ!

So repeat it, we won't regret a bit
そんな風にも輝いていたの
憧れ,抜錨、未来、
絶望、喪失、別離
いくつもの悲しみと海を越え

例え世界のすべてが海色に溶けても
きっと、あなたの声がする
「大丈夫、帰ろう」って言っても
世界がすべて反転しているのなら
それでもあなたと真っ直ぐに前を見ていて

今願い込めた一撃、爆ぜた!

She's living like a flagship, but it's all in the past
She never gave up hope even till the end, only the sea knows

だから胸潰されても忘れない
こじ開けるの、見ていてよ!

So foolish, don't repeat the tragedy
そんな言葉にすっかりはしない
煌めき、青空、希望
敗北、水底、眠り
いくつもの涙の海を超え

例え私のすべてが過去に消えても
ずっと、きっとともにあるって
いつの日か変われるって言っても
私がすべて幻だとしたら、そう
それでもあなたと奇跡のようこの時に
今祈り込めた一撃,響け!

LoweGear
2015-01-07, 11:37
I didn't really hear it all that well from the camrip that I saw earlier, but having seen the episode properly now...

I WANT THAT OST :eek:

Klashikari
2015-01-07, 11:45
Compared to my impressions with the camrip, it was pretty much the same: good balance and the likes.

I was surprised they asked Sakakibara (Seiyuu for Kasei in Psycho Pass) to handle the narration at the start: it makes it quite grimdark, especially when you have Wo, Ru and Ri class lurking around on screen :heh:

In general, I would say the CGI were way more noticeable, but not to the point of being obnoxious. They sure permuted several sequences in 2D then in 3D, but it isn't as bothering as how it was in Love Live.

Similarly to LoweGear, the scores used are pretty good with nice orchestral notes. Quite fitting for the battle sequences. I'm however surprised they didn't put some game rearrange for sake of reference, but who knows if they will do that later.

I will probably make a list of the characters shown onscreen with links to their game profile, as I assume some people will have hard time to figure who is who as well as their class.

Shown in order of their first appearance:


-Kongou-class Battleship, Haruna (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Haruna)
-Kongou-class Battleship, Kirishima (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Kirishima)
-Takao-class Heavy Cruiser, Atago (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Atago)
-Kuma-class Light Cruiser, Kuma (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Kuma)
-Kuma-class Light Cruiser, Tama (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Tama)
-Shoukaku-class Aircraft Carrier, Shoukaku (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Shoukaku)

[Headquarters]
-Nagato-class Battleship, Nagato (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Nagato)
-Nagato-class Battleship, Mutsu (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Mutsu)
-Ooyodo-class Light Cruiser, Ooyodo (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Ooyodo)

[At the naval base]
-Akagi-class Aircraft Carrier, Akagi (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Akagi)
-Fubuki-class Destroyer, Fubuki (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Fubuki)
-Mutsuki-class Destroyer, Mutsuki (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Mutsuki)

[At the Mamiya]
-Food Supply Ship, Mamiya (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/NPC)
-Akatsuki-class Destroyer, Akatsuki
(http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Akatsuki)-Akatsuki-class Destroyer, Hibiki (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Hibiki)
-Akatsuki-class Destroyer, Ikazuchi (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Ikazuchi)
-Akatsuki-class Destroyer, Inazuma (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Inazuma)

[At the bath]
-Hatsuharu-class Destroyer, Wakaba (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Wakaba) [I]Cameo
-Shiratsuyu-class Destroyer, Shiratsuyu (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Shiratsuyu) Cameo
(http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Shiratsuyu)-Shiratsuyu-class Destroyer, Shigure (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Shigure) Cameo
-Shiratsuyu-class Destroyer, Murasame (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Murasame) Cameo
(http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Shiratsuyu)

[Torpedo Squadron room]
-Shiratusuyu-class Destroyer, Yuudachi (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Yuudachi)
-Sendai-class Light Cruiser, Sendai (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Sendai)
-Sendai-class Light Cruiser, Jintsuu (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Jintsuu)
-Sendai-class Light Cruiser, Naka (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Naka)

[Kanmusu with Naka]
-Asashio-class Destroyer, Asashio (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Asashio) Cameo
-Kagerou-class Destroyer, Kagerou (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Kagerou) Cameo
-Shiratsuyu-class Destroyer, Samidare (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Samidare) Cameo

[Starting with the PE scene]
-Tone-class Heavy Cruiser, Tone (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Tone)
-Shimakaze-class Destroyer, Shimakaze (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Shimakaze)
-Mutsuki-class Destroyer, Kisaragi (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Kisaragi)
-Kaga-class Aircraft Carrier, Kaga (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Kaga)
-Kuma-class Light Cruiser, Kitakami (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Kitakami)
-Kuma-class Light Cruiser, Ooi (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Ooi)

[Background, on Asashio's right]
-Asashio-class Destroyer, Ooshio (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Ooshio) Cameo
(http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Ooshio) -Asashio-class Destroyer, Michishio (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Michishio) Cameo
(http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Shiratsuyu)

[Alone in front of the building]
-Yuubari-class Light Cruiser, Yuubari (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Yuubari)

[Before launcing, from left to right]
-Hiryuu-class Aircraft Carrier, Hiryuu (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Hiryuu) Cameo
-Souryuu-class Aircraft Carrier, Souryuu (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Souryuu) Cameo
-Mogami-class Heavy Cruiser, Mogami (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Mogami)
-Kongou-class Battleship, Hiei (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Hiei)
-Kongou-class Battleship, Kongou (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Kongou)


[Trio right from the get go, center then sides]
-Destroyer Ro-class (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Destroyer_Ro-Class)
-Destroyer Ha-class (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Destroyer_Ha-Class)

[Main ships]
-Aircraft Carrier Wo-class (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Standard_Carrier_Wo-Class)
-Battleship Ru-class (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Battleship_Ru-Class)
-Light Cruiser Ho-class (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Light_Cruiser_Ho-Class)
-Light Cruiser To-class (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Light_Cruiser_To-Class)

[Ship with Ho-class and Ru-class]
-Heavy Cruiser Ri-class (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Heavy_Cruiser_Ri-Class)

[Firing]
-Destroyer I-class (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Destroyer_I-Class)

[Battle at the second part]
-Anchorage Princess (http://kancolle.wikia.com/wiki/Anchorage_Princess)

LoweGear
2015-01-07, 11:51
I will probably make a list of the characters shown onscreen with links to their game profile, as I assume some people will have hard time to figure who is who as well as their class.

Good idea. As someone coming into the franchise from the anime, I have no idea who 90% of the girls who just showed up in the first episode are. Then again, I did pretty much the same for IM@S and Love Live so I think I can handle it :heh:

The only ones I recognized on sight were Kongou, Shimakaze and Naka :heh:

cloud04
2015-01-07, 11:54
Compared to my impressions with the camrip, it was pretty much the same: good balance and the likes.

I was surprised they asked Sakakibara (Seiyuu for Kasei in Psycho Pass) to handle the narration at the start: it makes it quite grimdark, especially when you have Wo, Ru and Ri class lurking around on screen :heh:

In general, I would say the CGI were way more noticeable, but not to the point of being obnoxious. They sure permuted several sequences in 2D then in 3D, but it isn't as bothering as how it was in Love Live.

Similarly to LoweGear, the scores used are pretty good with nice orchestral notes. Quite fitting for the battle sequences. I'm however surprised they didn't put some game rearrange for sake of reference, but who knows if they will do that later.

I will probably make a list of the characters shown onscreen with links to their game profile, as I assume some people will have hard time to figure who is who as well as their class.

lol 20 or so ships already from epi 1 XD although like most of them barely even had a line or two or none at to say like hiryuu class

xizro345
2015-01-07, 12:03
For someone who doesn't know the game (and doesn't want to, since it's the kind of game I completely dislike - and not for the character designs or the concept) it looked entertaining. Its massive cast is going to be its biggest problem though, even if the studio said the focus is on a smaller set of characters.

Klashikari
2015-01-07, 12:08
Good idea. As someone coming into the franchise from the anime, I have no idea who 90% of the girls who just showed up in the first episode are. Then again, I did pretty much the same for IM@S and Love Live so I think I can handle it :heh:

The only ones I recognized on sight were Kongou, Shimakaze and Naka :heh:
Done. We have 42 characters (regardless if they have some lines or not), and that's not counting the enemies. I will probably add a seperate list for that.

Details:
Characters with dialogues (even 1 single word): 31
Cameos: 11
Seiyuu with the most characters to dub in this episode: Sakura Ayane (8 characters: Nagato, Mutsu, Kuma, Tama, Sendai, Jintsuu, Naka, Shimakaze)

As another trivia: Yuudachi's poi count in this ep is... 16 :heh:

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 12:12
Poi intensifies :p

LoweGear
2015-01-07, 12:30
Poi intensifies :p

- Take a shot every time "Poi" is mentioned.

Oh wait, we'll end up with destroyed livers after this episode alone. :heh:

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 12:34
Yay it's my abyssal waifu Wo-chan!


http://i.imgur.com/OT5r7kk.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4hjDtGu.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/y4evAlG.jpg

MisaoFan
2015-01-07, 12:34
Episode one is simply, great from the very beginning, I didn't expect Yoshiko Sakakibara to narrate the prologue and if she stays in the remaining episodes, I'm gonna put some voice fangirling mode in her. The cast is certainly large at it is, it gives me heavy Sengoku Collection vibes, with the only difference that in here, the plot is linear and has battleships anthropomorphized as girls. I'm already familiar with enough characters just by looking their names and character designs as I haven't played the game yet (I did look numerous fanarts of them though).

Animation was certainly top-quality and the setting is interesting as if it felt like we're during in alternate universe 1940s where World War II didn't happen. Will keep watching it, seeing I really loved the mechanic transformation scenes in the second half, I feel curious to see the opening theme starting next week.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 13:02
The admiral QwQ


http://i.imgur.com/aRknqFM.jpg

Sheba
2015-01-07, 13:27
- Take a shot every time "Poi" is mentioned.

Oh wait, we'll end up with destroyed livers after this episode alone. :heh:

I'll scrap yall for fuel, steel and ammo if you do.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 13:28
Poi intensifies more and more

http://i.imgur.com/YIwgCTZ.gif

More Gif

http://i.imgur.com/o8qpXdV.gif

SaintessHeart
2015-01-07, 13:56
Is the other wearing black? Let's find out - *is shot by a dozen arrows*
http://i.imgur.com/HMSPMHp.jpg?1

<snip>

Do they really have to centralise the picture at Atago's fuel tanks. :heh:

Sheba
2015-01-07, 13:57
battleships anthropomorphized as girls. I'm already familiar with enough characters just by looking their names and character designs as I haven't played the game yet (I did look numerous fanarts of them though).

Animation was certainly top-quality and the setting is interesting as if it felt like we're during in alternate universe 1940s where World War II didn't happen. Will keep watching it, seeing I really loved the mechanic transformation scenes in the second half, I feel curious to see the opening theme starting next week.



If french subs are suggesting anything, WWII did happen. The world of KC seems to be an undetermined future/timeline, where humans were desperate enough to rely on girls channeling the spirit of warships of the past.




I think not much more will be said about the world setting to avoid contradiction with the various materials such as comics and light novels.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 14:14
Is the other wearing black? Let's find out - *is shot by a dozen arrows*
http://i.imgur.com/HMSPMHp.jpg?1



Do they really have to centralise the picture at Atago's fuel tanks. :heh:

Atago's fuel tank is the wonders of all.

ACertainStark
2015-01-07, 14:18
Poi intensifies more and more

Your avatar's great. :heh:

IceHism
2015-01-07, 14:21
love the animation and art style

Just need gifs and images now. :3

There's not much that i didn't like in the episode

SaintessHeart
2015-01-07, 14:24
Atago's fuel tank is the wonders of all.

They.....they are not moving. Realism cut in favour of budget.

Sheba
2015-01-07, 14:34
love the animation and art style

Just need gifs and images now. :3

There's not much that i didn't like in the episode

I am hoping it stays consistent.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 14:41
They.....they are not moving. Realism cut in favour of budget.

Holy crap I noticed that just now...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Kopi
2015-01-07, 14:43
Akagi being portrayed as the serious type feels weird at first. :heh: All the fanarts depicted her as the funny, glutton type is confusing me. Also that comment about Kaga and Akagi not taking damages at all makes me laugh since Akagi is a crit magnet in the game.

Well, it's a good start to the series. The equipment suit on was interesting. The monster-looking abyssals looks scary enough. Can't say the same for the human-looking though. They need more firepower and be more brutal I guess? Also Nagato as secretary ship yay!

Sheba
2015-01-07, 14:44
Akagi is more serious in the game as shown in the anime.

Klashikari
2015-01-07, 14:49
Well, it's a good start to the series. The equipment suit on was interesting. The monster-looking abyssals looks scary enough. Can't say the same for the human-looking though. They need more firepower and be more brutal I guess? Also Nagato as secretary ship yay!
The thing is that the "monster looking" abyssals are quite numerous and only got scratch damage / dodged Light cruisers and destroyers attack.

Meanwhile, the human looking got a much harsher beating left and right.
The ancherage princess actually tanked several strikes from Battleships, torpedo bomber, etc. She pretty much can deal with 1-2 light fleets alone without much issue.

Stark700
2015-01-07, 14:49
A lot better than I had expected although I hope it will flesh out more origins on the Abyssals soon. It's only the first episode so we'll see.

So far, Akagi impressed me the most and I want to see some of the other girls display their potentials as well, especially Fubuki.

And this face :D
http://i57.tinypic.com/b487dx.png

Kaengel
2015-01-07, 14:59
Hmmm...

It feels like Akagi will sank. I have a lot of thing to say about this "adaptation". Some rant and all. But I'll avoid a wall of text about the game to enjoy this anime.

blitz1/2
2015-01-07, 14:59
My waifu Wo chan is there! My opinion of the episode is combat is AWESOME!, but didn't care much about the slice of life.

Kopi
2015-01-07, 15:01
The thing is that the "monster looking" abyssals are quite numerous and only got scratch damage / dodged Light cruisers and destroyers attack.

Meanwhile, the human looking got a much harsher beating left and right.
The ancherage princess actually tanked several strikes from Battleships, torpedo bomber, etc. She pretty much can deal with 1-2 light fleets alone without much issue.

Well yeah. I mean the design made them looked meaner which is pretty good. The princess did shoot those firepowers but I wish the studio should have shown it hitting majority of the girls to showcase its superiority.

JustThisOne
2015-01-07, 15:23
Pretty great first episode. While the 3D did look a little off at times, it wasn't that big to be too noticeable. Fubuki being the useless newcomer did kind of bother me a bit. Also the first ship girl to speak in the anime was Haruna, my first and favorite battleship :)

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 15:27
My waifu Wo chan is there! My opinion of the episode is combat is AWESOME!, but didn't care much about the slice of life.

But it seems she got sunk out of screen D:...

NUUUUUUUUUUUUUU~~~

We need our Standard Wo-class flagship Kai II lol

DOmus
2015-01-07, 15:35
My only complain is the cg, though that is always a problem with me in every anime, and the slice of life (i can handle that), apart from that, really good
I havent played the game, but I can say this...Nagato best girl

Estavali
2015-01-07, 15:36
I do hope the studio won't try too hard, to show/squeeze as many Kanmusu as they can in 30 minutes. I can identify a few parts (Tone taking the destroyers for a run, and KitaOoi's merry snack time) that could be cut to give the main destroyer trio more time.

And stop making the Kanmusu reciting their lines from the game when there's not a need for them to! :rolleyes: What's the point of Hibiki talking about "The name of the Phoenix is not for show" when she's not showed to do anything of note? Not to say that they can't quote from the game, but at least do it in a natural, unobtrusive way :heh:

The thing is that the "monster looking" abyssals are quite numerous and only got scratch damage / dodged Light cruisers and destroyers attack.

Meanwhile, the human looking got a much harsher beating left and right.
The ancherage princess actually tanked several strikes from Battleships, torpedo bomber, etc. She pretty much can deal with 1-2 light fleets alone without much issue.

Well yeah. I mean the design made them looked meaner which is pretty good. The princess did shoot those firepowers but I wish the studio should have shown it hitting majority of the girls to showcase its superiority.

Now I know why fanartists show the Anchorage Princess looking so sad after the advance screening :heh: However, it's quite possible that Kongou and Hiei (+ Akagi's torpedo) had breached her defenses enough to allow a well-dropped bomb do its work (her barrier seems to be cracked before she went on the offensive). The ease with which the 1st CarDiv blows everything out of the water does make me question the need for the other fleets though.

Klashikari
2015-01-07, 15:42
And stop making the Kanmusu reciting their lines from the game when there's not a need for them to! :rolleyes: What's the point of Hibiki talking about "The name of the Phoenix is not for show" when she's not showed to do anything of note? Not to say that they can't quote from the game, but at least do it in a natural, unobtrusive way :heh:

It was quite half half indeed.
Besides Hibiki's, Kaga saying ここは譲れません twice was quite shoehorned. At least, other quotes like Yuudachi's or Naka's worked well.

Hopefully, they won't do that for the introductions next week, or it will be really awkward :heh:

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 15:42
I do hope the studio won't try too hard, to show/squeeze as many Kanmusu as they can in 30 minutes. I can identify a few parts (Tone taking the destroyers for a run, and KitaOoi's merry snack time) that could be cut to give the main destroyer trio more time.

And stop making the Kanmusu reciting their lines from the game when there's not a need for them to! :rolleyes: What's the point of Hibiki talking about "The name of the Phoenix is not for show" when she's not showed to do anything of note? Not to say that they can't quote from the game, but at least do it in a natural, unobtrusive way :heh:

Now I know why fanartists show the Anchorage Princess looking so sad after the advance screening :heh: However, it's quite possible that Kongou and Hiei (+ Akagi's torpedo) had breached her defenses enough to allow a well-dropped bomb do its work (her barrier seems to be cracked before she went on the offensive). The ease with which the 1st CarDiv blows everything out of the water does make me question the need for the other fleets though.

I might be mistaken but it looks like they used the Type 91 Armor-Piercing Shells, which is known for its armor/defense piercing effect.

My only complain is the cg, though that is always a problem with me in every anime, and the slice of life (i can handle that), apart from that, really good
I havent played the game, but I can say this...Nagato best girl

You really should try playing the game. It's a casual game where you can play bit by bit during your casual time. It's pretty simple to get in actually.

cloud04
2015-01-07, 15:54
damn, now im motivated to make gifs again
i like it they have the aura for the elites

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 16:02
damn, now im motivated to make gifs again
i like it they have the aura for the elites

I made 2 gif (posted above)

Now you make some :D

:p

Miraluka
2015-01-07, 16:05
Not a gif though....
http://i.imgur.com/CyC3MBml.jpg (http://imgur.com/CyC3MBm)

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 16:09
Not a gif though....
http://i.imgur.com/CyC3MBml.jpg (http://imgur.com/CyC3MBm)

................All of my what... lol

Klashikari
2015-01-07, 16:22
In a less flattering note, I'm pretty certain they screwed up a bit Shoukaku's first scene. She is first seen with her deck on her back (why not on her right arm?), but the very moment she fires her arrow, the deck completely vanished.
It is obvious it isn't on her arm: as when she finishes her motion, there is nothing visible around her shoulder or arm.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 16:28
I first thought they screwed up Kirishima and Hiei's armaments until I saw them transforming into their quad cannon mode...

Before this I completely thought they were in their quad cannon mode from the start due to their original illustration (most people did including fan artists)

Kakurin
2015-01-07, 16:30
In a less flattering note, I'm pretty certain they screwed up a bit Shoukaku's first scene. She is first seen with her deck on her back (why not on her right arm?), but the very moment she fires her arrow, the deck completely vanished.
It is obvious it isn't on her arm: as when she finishes her motion, there is nothing visible around her shoulder or arm.
Upon closer inspection, the deck is first on her right arm, then on her back and then gone. :heh:

MartianMage
2015-01-07, 16:37
I had a bit of difficulty processing all of this at first because my brain kept bringing up Arpeggio until I managed to press my Strike Witches switch again...

serenade_beta
2015-01-07, 16:40
Hmm... Surreal!
In overall, I was able to get the idea that this is going to be a story of Fubuki's growth?
But as far as the content goes, CG and lines like parties and harasho being so random (I assume they are just reciting lines from the game?) are a bit... meh. It wasn't really bad, but the only time I really reacted to the anime was whenever the girls started water-skiing, which was... pretty funny.
That said, at least it doesn't make me want to smack my head on my desk as the other new animes have done so far.

...Well, I can't see what made this content so popular. Must have a good marketing/internet staff or something. *shrug* Oh, and if that eyecatch's artwork was from the game, then damn, the artwork sucks compared to the anime...

SeaDoor
2015-01-07, 16:45
After watching the first episode, I am under the impression that this series is targeted solely to game players. Don't know if I am either willing or able to keep track of such huge cast.

I came away thinking that the first episode of this new anime series was dull and unimaginative. The characters seemed to be generic and the setting unnecessary. Wondering if this is going to be like Touhou with folks who like the game liking the anime and folks who don't play the game are left saying, "WUT?!?" :twitch:

I'll close the door quietly on my way out.

Miraluka
2015-01-07, 16:54
...Well, I can't see what made this content so popular. Must have a good marketing/internet staff or something. *shrug* Oh, and if that eyecatch's artwork was from the game, then damn, the artwork sucks compared to the anime...

AFAIK the game makes you care about your characters because if the sink, they are gone for real.


The artwork is a collection of different artists btw.

Kakurin
2015-01-07, 16:58
...Well, I can't see what made this content so popular. Must have a good marketing/internet staff or something. *shrug* Oh, and if that eyecatch's artwork was from the game, then damn, the artwork sucks compared to the anime...
A combination from a wide variety of girls with different personalities, a sinking aspect that forces you to care for your girls, the voice acting within the game and so forth. As for the artwork, there are different artists at work, so the generalisation isn't really helpful. Some art are "meh", some are really good. But yeah, I'm no friend of Fubuki in the game, a major reason being that the artwork isn't really up to my taste. :heh:

Here's a little taste of the artwork of three other artists:


http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kancolle/images/e/ee/023.png/revision/latest?cb=20131104154029 http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/kancolle/images/8/83/131.png/revision/latest?cb=20130901125800 http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/kancolle/images/8/81/176_Card.jpeg/revision/latest?cb=20141130044935

ACertainStark
2015-01-07, 17:14
Great first episode. The only thing that bugged me a little bit was the CG, but it was better than I was expecting. Wo looked badass. :D

The load out scene was awesome. Reminded me of Gundam.

Tons of Poi & Fubuki! Good balance between SoL & Action.

FlavoryFantasy
2015-01-07, 17:15
So the praise was all real! Good first episode indeed. The launch sequence was awesome! So nice to see them all finally animated....Fubuki was so cute. I feel a little bad now for those times I have neglected her for long periods...
I didn't really hear it all that well from the camrip that I saw earlier, but having seen the episode properly now...

I WANT THAT OST :eek:The OST is a lot better than I expected, which is great. Helped set the mood for all the scenes imo. Can't wait to hear what else will be used.


I was surprised they asked Sakakibara (Seiyuu for Kasei in Psycho Pass) to handle the narration at the start: it makes it quite grimdark, especially when you have Wo, Ru and Ri class lurking around on screen :heh:
Yeah didn't expect that either, I don't know if I could consider it a nice surprise though. :heh:

And was poi really spoken 16 times? Missed a few then if so...
Yay for Yuubari (somewhat distant) cameo too!

Sound of Azure
2015-01-07, 17:19
That was quite enjoyable, and I found the characterisation of the girls pretty charming so far. It seems like it's going to be the story of Fubuki finding her feet and learning to excel in the fleet. That kind of story is one I find pretty fun, though I wish Fubuki had been a bit less clumsy on her first sortie.

One question for myself is whether the charming characters and plucky underdog story can overcome the humour-inducing (for me) aspect of young women water-skating around with guns/artillery/armour plates strapped to their sides. It mean the gearhead part of me won't be very satisfied, sadly.

Another question is whether we'll see interesting tactics in the anime. I haven't played the game, but I would assume that tactics and strategy take an important role in deploying your forces. Losses are permanent in game, I understand. I really hope we'll see a bit of a strategic element as the series goes on.

All in all, a charming show with a lot of potential. I really hope its positives can overcome my early reservations.

Klashikari
2015-01-07, 17:23
...Well, I can't see what made this content so popular. Must have a good marketing/internet staff or something. *shrug* Oh, and if that eyecatch's artwork was from the game, then damn, the artwork sucks compared to the anime...Actually, the game lacked a LOT of marketing for a good while and still gained 1M of users in less than 1 year.
The game is, as I explained in the early post of the threads, successful because of many elements put together in an interesting fashion.

Kadokawa actually "woke up" quite recently, and official goods only showed up 1 year after the game was put online, way after its peak of popularity. That's also why the anime feels like a "second wave" instead of actually sailing on the first popularity wave, since the anime is 3 months away of being broadcasted during the game 2nd anniversary.

Another question is whether we'll see interesting tactics in the anime. I haven't played the game, but I would assume that tactics and strategy take an important role in deploying your forces. Losses are permanent in game, I understand. I really hope we'll see a bit of a strategic element as the series goes on.

All in all, a charming show with a lot of potential. I really hope its positives can overcome my early reservations.
As "surprising" as it might sound, strategy relies only on fleet composition, fleet equipments and formation used prior engaging a fight. The actual fight isn't controlled at all, which is one of the major RNG driven point of the game.

That said, they probably will have to put that in question since we will witness several fights later on.

Ithekro
2015-01-07, 17:32
The semi-standard three (or four) episode rule likely applies to those questioning if this will work or not.

HandofFate
2015-01-07, 17:37
i thought the cgi for the most part was pretty good looking compared to some of the other bad cases of it in other series.

I like it.
the suit up was fun to watch as well as the attacking.

Flower
2015-01-07, 18:05
Ep 01

Well, not so bad, I guess. Nothing earthshaking, though. Kind of a weird blend of Upotte, Arpeggio and Strike Witches, but with less blatant fan service and more battles...at least for ep one.

Will give the next ep or two a try. I have a feeling that for me the character development or lack thereof will make or break this for me. Kinda doubt I will be "dissappointed" as much as lose interest at worst.

Agree that the OST and the cgi are pretty well done, though. :)

Iron Maw
2015-01-07, 18:14
Erm... I thought this was an okay premiere. I don't have much interest or knowledge about Japanese WWII ships and there wasn't much else to hook me here compared to Arpeggio which shared a similar concept. So I don't know how far I'll with this series, but I'll give it the standard 3 episode rule to draw me in. Until then I'm rather lukewarm as far as my enthusiasm goes.

CG didn't bother me at all and felt almost entirely natural, and the animation in general was quite good. My favorite moments being Akagi's slick launch sequence and the overcast transition when the ship girls entered the Abyssal base.

AntonKutovoi
2015-01-07, 18:26
To be honest, it reminded of GF Beta with higher budget and action. Will watch it, so far, at least.

One the other note, I'm surprised that Russianese-speaking character isn't voiced by Sumire Uesaka.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 18:29
To be honest, it reminded of GF Beta with higher budget and action. Will watch it, so far, at least.

One the other note, I'm surprised that Russianese-speaking character isn't voiced by Sumire Uesaka.

Hibiki? She is "Mankanshoku Mako"~ 8D

She is actually really popular among the characters lol.

Tenzen12
2015-01-07, 18:36
After watching the first episode, I am under the impression that this series is targeted solely to game players. Don't know if I am either willing or able to keep track of such huge cast.

I came away thinking that the first episode of this new anime series was dull and unimaginative. The characters seemed to be generic and the setting unnecessary. Wondering if this is going to be like Touhou with folks who like the game liking the anime and folks who don't play the game are left saying, "WUT?!?" :twitch:

I'll close the door quietly on my way out.

Pretty much this. Well I will (probably) give a shot another episode or two, but I can't realy see myself finish it.

I think it might be more interesting if these abyssal beuties were main characters instead.

HandofFate
2015-01-07, 18:40
Never played the games, but I liked it.

cloud04
2015-01-07, 18:50
Hibiki? She is "Mankanshoku Mako"~ 8D

She is actually really popular among the characters lol.

of corz XD that loli division

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 18:53
I think it might be more interesting if these abyssal beuties were main characters instead.

There are fanworks where they are main characters XD;;

Just search them up on danbooru or something.

of corz XD that loli division

6th Destroyer Division are the Best

Loli Loli Loli Delicious Loli.

FlareKnight
2015-01-07, 19:02
Seems nice enough.

Definitely reminds you of a few different things. And the main character being that rookie with potential is pretty standard as well.

Curious about them keeping the commander in the dark for I presume the whole show. Fubuki gets all this support, but you never actually hear what she's being told :heh:.

First step for Fubuki I guess will be learning to fire with her eyes open :).

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 19:12
From what I see, the reason Admiral is not shown in this series is because they want to leave it to the fandom to imagine what kind of person the Admiral is, or could just think that they themselves are that admiral considering even in the game, the Admiral is YOURSELF, and he/she is made by the fan-artists for their series, so there is no official canon Admiral.

So they just want to leave it to their imaginations I guess.

Considering if they brought out a canon admiral, things might not be so good.

Top Sergeant
2015-01-07, 19:18
Fubuki must learn that its always best to aim with her eyes open. ;)

Good first episode! Looking forward to more. Loving Akagi.

Marcus H.
2015-01-07, 19:18
After watching the relatively bland premiere of Absolute Duo, I feel that this can completely blow out most of the lesser-known series out of the water. The budget is clearly there, and the choice to use CGI for the kanmusu during battle is completely understandable for consistency reasons (although some errors are still there). The battle against the Anchorage Princess isn't at the level of Arpeggio's, but that issue is there because of the shadow Admiral. (But man, I had hoped to hear someone like Gunzou lead the girls.)

All in all, the budget in this episode is definitely enough to make this show a keeper. The intensity of the battle may be a sign that dark clouds are in the horizon, and that leaves our lead Fubuki on a road of uncertainty to becoming a real part of the fleet.

ACertainStark
2015-01-07, 19:29
From what I see, the reason Admiral is not shown in this series is because they want to leave it to the fandom to imagine what kind of person the Admiral is, or could just think that they themselves are that admiral considering even in the game, the Admiral is YOURSELF, and he/she is made by the fan-artists for their series, so there is no official canon Admiral.

So they just want to leave it to their imaginations I guess.

Considering if they brought out a canon admiral, things might not be so good.

I'd prefer it that way. I did take it as a hint to self-insert and did so. :heh:

FlareKnight
2015-01-07, 19:38
From what I see, the reason Admiral is not shown in this series is because they want to leave it to the fandom to imagine what kind of person the Admiral is, or could just think that they themselves are that admiral considering even in the game, the Admiral is YOURSELF, and he/she is made by the fan-artists for their series, so there is no official canon Admiral.

So they just want to leave it to their imaginations I guess.

Considering if they brought out a canon admiral, things might not be so good.
That's what I figured they were going for. I just found it curious. Interesting that he exists, but will be kept as this figure that will never be on screen. It should be fine and if they keep up the pattern they showed early then you can just guess at what is being said.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 20:00
Because if a canon admiral appeared, those who prefer or love a certain type of admiral would be very disappointed with the series because the main admiral is not what they wanted to be.

Examples:
1. Old Man Admiral
2. Teen Admiral
3. Shota Admiral
4. Adult Admiral
5. Female Admiral
6. Shitty Admiral (aka a pervert and a troll)
7. Animal Admiral(?!)
8. Loli Admiral (Barely exists even in fandom)
9. T-Head Admiral

All of the watchers mostly have different fetishes regarding their type of admiral.

Like for me example, my preference of an admiral would be someone who is someone who has a very general personality, maybe similar to Kyon from Haruhi (Fact is, I prayed that the admiral for this anime would be voiced by Tomokazu Sugita)

So if one of the type of admiral stated above were to show up in this show, the fans of the other fetishes would definitely be disappointed (And I know some already are disappointed how their favorite girl isn't showing up in this series =w=)

Marina2
2015-01-07, 20:01
Hmm...making Fubuki, the destroyer class ship, to be the main character is the good idea considering what can destroyer do during the night time in the game.

Whoa, it just the first ep......
***,*73位/***,*71位 ★ (**7,026 pt) [*,*53予約] 2015/03/27 Kantai Collection

Kitsu Breaker
2015-01-07, 20:04
So many Ships to ships
lol

Cyprene
2015-01-07, 20:07
The best part of the episode by far was Takao's Pan-paka-pan'ing.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 20:08
Newcomers to this game/series, I would like to inform you something regarding this series, and this was posted long ways back in the Upcoming Series section:

1. The anime will be 70% slice of life and 30% action and battles with more battles happening toward the end of the anime.

2.The anime will focus on Fubuki and focus on her growth and hardships she faces

3. Akagi will be portrayed as a serious onee-sama most of the time. But do expect her to "eat her share" during some moments.

4. The anime is around 12-13 episodes

5. they are preparing the story after anime for SS2 (if the sale is good)

6. there are around 30 ship in anime

7. there are 2type of character song original ver and anime ver.

8. Admiral does exist but will not have any screentime.

9. Actually there are still no screentime for zuikaku right now but the producer like her so...............

10. After the anime ends, there will be event.

The best part of the episode by far was Takao's Pan-paka-pan'ing.

You mean Atago...

BIG_BOI_JARRED
2015-01-07, 20:29
Because if a canon admiral appeared, those who prefer or love a certain type of admiral would be very disappointed with the series because the main admiral is not what they wanted to be.

Examples:
1. Old Man Admiral
2. Teen Admiral
3. Shota Admiral
4. Adult Admiral
5. Female Admiral
6. Shitty Admiral (aka a pervert and a troll)
7. Animal Admiral(?!)
8. Loli Admiral (Barely exists even in fandom)

All of the watchers mostly have different fetishes regarding their type of admiral.

Like for me example, my preference of an admiral would be someone who is someone who has a very general personality, maybe similar to Kyon from Haruhi (Fact is, I prayed that the admiral for this anime would be voiced by Tomokazu Sugita)

So if one of the type of admiral stated above were to show up in this show, the fans of the other fetishes would definitely be disappointed (And I know some already are disappointed how their favorite girl isn't showing up in this series =w=)

Don't forget the T-head Teitoku.

Marcus H.
2015-01-07, 20:32
Meh, I prefer a Chihaya Gunzou for this series. It fits to a T, really. (no pun intended)

anime fan99
2015-01-07, 20:32
Is this another Girls und Panzer

risingstar3110
2015-01-07, 20:35
Interesting decision-making by the studio. As at first i thought they will pan to non-gamer audience, take it real slow and introduce game mechanism and everyone in small arc. Like water sliding, or shooting practices, or sister ships, etc. Basically to let non-gaming audience to step in Fubiki shoe as newcomer and get things explained to them. And we won't have a proper battle by Ep 3 or something.

But actually glad (for myself) that they do jump straight into actions and brush through many games elements (that has been so familiar to game players) instead. On other hand, the equipment installment part. Great focus on it, as that's one thing that Kankcolle player often left wondering as well (like do they actually have a changing room to put them on, do they always wear them like in 4-koma, do they just appear after transformation sequences, don't they need the fairy to put it on them, etc....).


In some way, i think this episode was definitely a fan services to gaming audiences, in fact they also used up almost all of the PV scene in EP 1, means we don't know what gonna happen in coming episodes.

It may leave the non-gaming audiences puzzled with all of the characters, and the pace could be too fast for them through

Miraluka
2015-01-07, 20:35
Even the basic normal serious teitoku would work for this series.

kaizerknight01
2015-01-07, 20:45
how about a "Fighter" Admiral

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msIxXtGTUwY

Iron Maw
2015-01-07, 21:08
Hmm...making Fubuki, the destroyer class ship, to be the main character is the good idea considering what can destroyer do during the night time in the game.

Whoa, it just the first ep......
***,*73位/***,*71位 ★ (**7,026 pt) [*,*53予約] 2015/03/27 Kantai Collection

Saw this earlier too, gg! :twitch:
Next Touhou indeed.

Azuma Denton
2015-01-07, 21:11
Just watched episode 1.
Looks good. I love the scene where they equip Fubuki, Akagi, and Kaga. Hope they show equip scene with another ships like Nagato or even Yamato. :D Battle scene really good, but the last battle enemy is too easy (for someone who played the game, that surely is a easy battle in Anchorage Hime stage. :heh:)

And also they retain the technology in that world close to the WWII era (that retro-style elevator :heh:)

Now let see for episode 2, hoping they dont run out of budget because of episode 1.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 21:16
Don't forget the T-head Teitoku.

How could I forget about T-kun?!!!

DX

Hmm...making Fubuki, the destroyer class ship, to be the main character is the good idea considering what can destroyer do during the night time in the game.

Whoa, it just the first ep......
***,*73位/***,*71位 ★ (**7,026 pt) [*,*53予約] 2015/03/27 Kantai Collection

I am sorry. What is this? o.o

IceHism
2015-01-07, 21:17
Because if a canon admiral appeared, those who prefer or love a certain type of admiral would be very disappointed with the series because the main admiral is not what they wanted to be.

Examples:
1. Old Man Admiral
2. Teen Admiral
3. Shota Admiral
4. Adult Admiral
5. Female Admiral
6. Shitty Admiral (aka a pervert and a troll)
7. Animal Admiral(?!)
8. Loli Admiral (Barely exists even in fandom)
9. T-Head Admiral

All of the watchers mostly have different fetishes regarding their type of admiral.

Like for me example, my preference of an admiral would be someone who is someone who has a very general personality, maybe similar to Kyon from Haruhi (Fact is, I prayed that the admiral for this anime would be voiced by Tomokazu Sugita)

So if one of the type of admiral stated above were to show up in this show, the fans of the other fetishes would definitely be disappointed (And I know some already are disappointed how their favorite girl isn't showing up in this series =w=)

I would prefer a Shiba Inu teitoku

But i don't really mind if this guy is just like producer-san in im@s

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 21:19
I would prefer a Shiba Inu teitoku

But i don't really mind if this guy is just like producer-san in im@s

Shiba Inu is cute.

T-kun is hilarious. XP

Myssa Rei
2015-01-07, 21:21
I am sorry. What is this? o.o

The pre-order numbers for the first Blu-Ray volume coming in March. The numbers are decent and not really ground-breaking though.

Also I'll just repeat what I tweeted during my watch of the streamed episode earlier: the anime gives back a lot of love to the players of the game, but non-players will likely just watch it with confusion, as they try to grasp the fantastical aspects of the world setting.

Iron Maw
2015-01-07, 21:33
^TBF their much higher than anything out this season and if I'm correct the BD has just ranked right? A a ton of shows would kill to have anywhere near 7000pts right out of the gate especially when most never make that far during their entire pre-order period.

Marcus H.
2015-01-07, 21:42
Also I'll just repeat what I tweeted during my watch of the streamed episode earlier: the anime gives back a lot of love to the players of the game, but non-players will likely just watch it with confusion, as they try to grasp the fantastical aspects of the world setting.

Is it really that difficult to grasp to world setting? Even I haven't played the game, but it doesn't seem that complicated to me. I just easily contrast the stuff in Kancolle with Arpeggio. (Hell, the protagonists even have the same objective: taking back the seas from the unknown force—the Fog in Arpeggio and the Abyssals in Kancolle.)

Master_Yoma
2015-01-07, 21:51
Nice start plays out just like Strike Witches

http://i.imgur.com/mBojtT7l.jpg (http://imgur.com/mBojtT7)
http://i.imgur.com/jkKXGD4.jpg (http://imgur.com/jkKXGD4)

Can you just skip this an make sub fourm now

Myssa Rei
2015-01-07, 21:51
Is it really that difficult to grasp to world setting?

Hang around Twitter a bit like me and Klashikari -- a good chunk of non-player reactions have been varying degrees of "uhm what?"

Azuma Denton
2015-01-07, 21:55
Hang around Twitter a bit like me and Klashikari -- a good chunk of non-player reactions have been varying degrees of "uhm what?"
Well, it's not that hard to understand the setting.
Diomedea doesnt even put any of game technical detail into it.

I always recommend to my friends about watching kancolle, dont think too much, treat it like Strike Witches. They got situation, they have solution kinda thing... :heh:

Gravitas Free Zone
2015-01-07, 22:04
Hang around Twitter a bit like me and Klashikari -- a good chunk of non-player reactions have been varying degrees of "uhm what?"

I've seen quite a few more "I saw this, tried Googling it, and couldn't figure it out" messages in the last eight hours than usual. It greatly resembles the "What is Touhou?" response that often occurs when fanart for that is posted around.

That said, I think the first episode explained the premise well enough (such as it is, considering a nutshell version of "girls who are the souls of ships fight girls from beneath the sea, while wearing weird clothes") and did a clever enough job of dropping in game-related references without poking into their related minutiae.

Not to mention the industry's track record of pulling out widget series in the last few years including Mah Jong Is Serious Business, Girls Have Planes Strapped To Their Legs and No Pants, GIRLS DRIVE TANKS VORRRRRR, Girls Who Are Guns, etc. does make me think that some people are just being confused for the sake of dramatics...

Marcus H.
2015-01-07, 22:06
Not to mention the industry's track record of pulling out widget series in the last few years including Mah Jong Is Serious Business, Girls Have Planes Strapped To Their Legs and No Pants, GIRLS DRIVE TANKS VORRRRRR, Girls Who Are Guns, etc. does make me think that some people are just being confused for the sake of dramatics...

Or for the sake of posting shit on Twitter.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 22:08
Nice start plays out just like Strike Witches

http://i.imgur.com/mBojtT7l.jpg (http://imgur.com/mBojtT7)
http://i.imgur.com/jkKXGD4.jpg (http://imgur.com/jkKXGD4)


Highly doubt those two will show up. For the Abyssal Land Bases, I'd say the most likely one to show up is Airfield Hime.

The Green One
2015-01-07, 22:21
Well as someone who's never played the game or done much in depth study into the series I was able to follow the basics well enough, will probably give it the 3 episode test, so far so good, this looks watchable.

Lhklan
2015-01-07, 22:40
That was a nice start, though I do feel that Kaga's and Hibiki lines were rather out of place.

Can anyone tell me what type of planes they were using? Going by Akagi's four arrows, I think she got all 4 slots fitted with planes and Shoukaku at least got a recon plane.

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 22:50
http://i.imgur.com/FlRWqEdl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/gUXvhczl.jpg

All of my what...

Tempest35
2015-01-07, 23:05
Never played the game. I have only passing knowledge about the setting and some of the character/ships - but really, since when does understanding everything that happens a requirement to enjoying a show? Geez...

Anyway, I enjoyed it. Bunch of characters, yes, but it was expected so I'm not daunted by them. Nagato commanding like a boss (that and she looks and acts like my Chifuyu-sama so very much), and that gorgeous water animation...:love: If anything, the animation quality is top-notch. Almost to Bahamut levels.

But the Abyssal Fleet girls steal the sexy. I always thought they were sexy - seeing them animated only makes it better.
No Abyssal Admiral though?
That's fine, they just need to be 'pressed into service'. :naughty:

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 23:07
http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/bestsellers/dvd/562020

Holy god, dat sales ranking for KanColle Blu-ray DVD....

blitz1/2
2015-01-07, 23:07
Never played the game. I have only passing knowledge about the setting and some of the character/ships - but really, since when does understanding everything that happens a requirement to enjoying a show? Geez...

Anyway, I enjoyed it. Bunch of characters, yes, but it was expected so I'm not daunted by them. Nagato commanding like a boss (that and she looks and acts like my Chifuyu-sama so very much), and that gorgeous water animation...:love: If anything, the animation quality is top-notch. Almost to Bahamut levels.

But the Abyssal Fleet girls steal the sexy. I always thought they were sexy - seeing them animated only makes it better.
No Abyssal Admiral though?
That's fine, they just need to be 'pressed into service'. :naughty:
Welcome to the Abyssal club! (high 5)

Death Usagi
2015-01-07, 23:09
We don't even know if an Abyssal Admiral exists... :(

And Wo-class is the most sexiest.

Seaport Hime is the most bustiest

Northern Hime is the most cute and adorable

Re-class is the best troll

ACertainStark
2015-01-07, 23:45
http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/bestsellers/dvd/562020

Holy god, dat sales ranking for KanColle Blu-ray DVD....

And to think it'll only go up(?)

Requiem-x
2015-01-07, 23:53
Well, just as I expected that was actually pretty cool. Really feels like SW with much less fanservice and a much easier to follow protagonist; it's not that she doesn't want to fight or follow orders, she just doesn't know how. It seems the comment about her growth was very much true, which is amazing considering she has a sort of canon reason to be a special snowflake, first of the special type destroyers and all. CG was also much better than expected, sure, it still shows at some points, but it's far from dealbreaking like in Arpeggio (to me), and it actually looks good at some points. Of course, it helped that it was limited to the battle scenes, which overall looked excellent, definetly much better than I imagined.

If I had to point something bad, is the use of quotes. I don't even play the game and I could tell most of the stock phrases, and while it did work on some girls, mainly Sendai and Yuudachi, I really hope this stops with Kaga, and please, don't make Hibiki say Harasho to everything, she's one of the girls I've been looking forward to the most. That said, I'm sure we can expect more game phrases when it's introduction time next week. Oh well.

Really good first episode, all things considered, but now comes the rough part: unlike SW, which had battles constantly, everything points at kancolle having much more SoL segments, in fact, they even said the distribution of SoL and battles through the episodes, so now we need to see whether this honestly flimsy premise can hold up with nothing but its characters to keep it afloat (no pun intended) for a while. I expect a lot of disappointment in this thread during the next weeks. Me, I'm just looking forward to the 6th Div and tsunkaku :D

Among other things, I'm liking Sendai already, who for some reason reminds me of Shirley. Also, I find curious she loves night and not just night battles. Just how hyper she gets when its dark? :heh: Of course, Yuudachi is also adorable, though didn't stand out so much, but since it looks she'll have a relevant role through the whole thing, roommate of the MC and all, I'm sure it's just a matter of time till she becomes awesome.

Well, it's not that hard to understand the setting.
Diomedea doesnt even put any of game technical detail into it.

I always recommend to my friends about watching kancolle, dont think too much, treat it like Strike Witches. They got situation, they have solution kinda thing... :heh:

Unfortunately, when most people think of SW all they think of is fanservice, not the plot or lack of it, so maybe a different example would be good.

BIG_BOI_JARRED
2015-01-08, 00:20
We don't even know if an Abyssal Admiral exists... :(

And Wo-class is the most sexiest.

Seaport Hime is the most bustiest

Northern Hime is the most cute and adorable

Re-class is the best troll

Midway-Hime is pretty close to Seaport-Hime... Hoppou is best loli-Abyssal though:p


https://danbooru.donmai.us/data/sample/sample-825dd017c0e8cea03df17d1519d04277.jpg

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 00:20
Regarding the stock phrases, they did it anew though instead of using pre-recorded ones from the game o.o

blakstealth
2015-01-08, 00:32
All I heard was poi poi poi :/

Requiem-x
2015-01-08, 00:32
I know that, but it's still weird. Just don't abuse it, that's all I ask.

All I heard was poi poi poi :/

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

VTHokiePride
2015-01-08, 00:34
Why do I feel like this is the fleet version of Strike Witches. Also, the arrows turn into planes?

blakstealth
2015-01-08, 00:35
I know that, but it's still weird. Just don't abuse it, that's all I ask.



Is that a good thing or a bad thing?I. DONT. KNOW. :uhoh:

ACertainStark
2015-01-08, 00:43
Really good first episode, all things considered, but now comes the rough part: unlike SW, which had battles constantly, everything points at kancolle having much more SoL segments, in fact, they even said the distribution of SoL and battles through the episodes, so now we need to see whether this honestly flimsy premise can hold up with nothing but its characters to keep it afloat (no pun intended) for a while. I expect a lot of disappointment in this thread during the next weeks. Me, I'm just looking forward to the 6th Div and tsunkaku :D

Some people think it's pretty silly from episode 1 or say it's just like SW. I'm curious how newcomers who are not knowledgeable will take it going forward. With the more SoL, character focus & cameos. I can't imagine them being quite excited by that like we would be. :heh:

I just enjoy seeing them on screen and the daily shenanigans of Fubuki's & other divisions.

Requiem-x
2015-01-08, 00:45
Why do I feel like this is the fleet version of Strike Witches. Also, the arrows turn into planes?

It kind of is, but (probably) with more SoL moments overall.

Yup, because why the hell not. There's a different way to do it, but none of the girls who use it have been confirmed for the anime, sadly.

I. DONT. KNOW. :uhoh:

Only one way to find out, I guess.

blakstealth
2015-01-08, 00:48
Only one way to find out, I guess.10 hour poi videos

Requiem-x
2015-01-08, 00:53
Some people think it's pretty silly from episode 1 or say it's just like SW. I'm curious how newcomers who are not knowledgeable will take it going forward. With the more SoL, character focus & cameos. I can't imagine them being quite excited by that like we would be. :heh:

I just enjoy seeing them on screen and the daily shenanigans of Fubuki's & other divisions.

As I said, disappointment awaits, specially after that awesome battle scene. Whoever sticks around will probably have some good comments to make, though. Looking forward to that.

Should someone make a warning about the incoming love for lolis that will appear in this thread?

10 hour poi videos

Or you could keep watching the series. Would probably save you some time.

Benigmatica
2015-01-08, 00:55
What a good start for KanColle, and I have to say that Diomedia and Keisou Kusakawa did a great job for capturing the look and feel of Strike Witches to this show.

On the other hand, something tells me that the narrator is actually the Admiral himself... Can't wait for that as this anime series is devoid of males!

ACertainStark
2015-01-08, 01:03
Someone make a 10 hour Poi video. I need it. Now.

As I said, disappointment awaits, specially after that awesome battle scene. Whoever sticks around will probably have some good comments to make, though. Looking forward to that.

Should someone make a warning about the incoming love for lolis that will appear in this thread?

Yeah. And please do since there's going to be a ton of fawning. :heh:

Wild Goose
2015-01-08, 01:07
It actually wasn't as bad as I thought it might be, and was fairly enjoyable.

Ganbare, Fubuki! I'm rooting for you.

And for some strange and probably migraine-induced reason, I think that Admiral's going to do the same thing as Broducer, and avoid any pairing routes, and just focus on taking care of the shipgirls.

Nagato seems to be fairly effective as a command unit. She's apparently experienced enough to be an effective leader, and by using her as the command unit you free up your heavy hitters to go and kick ass. I approve. Also she and Mutsu are cute.

...Atago is pretty, but I think I prefer the other Atago, although Arpeggio Takao remains the flagship of my heart. :p

Julio C
2015-01-08, 01:18
I have no idea what the hell I just watched. Are girls giant people or something? Where are the men?

cloud04
2015-01-08, 01:19
girls are normal size...and only admiral is the only "guy" off screen-ish

Kaengel
2015-01-08, 01:19
Their size is that of a normal girl. Men ? In Kancolle ? The only one is the admiral.

Requiem-x
2015-01-08, 01:24
What a good start for KanColle, and I have to say that Diomedia and Keisou Kusakawa did a great job for capturing the look and feel of Strike Witches to this show.

On the other hand, something tells me that the narrator is actually the Admiral himself... Can't wait for that as this anime series is devoid of males!

That would be interesting, I guess, but I prefer the devoid of males part. Also, I'd say this has a better atmosphere than SW since all the girls are wearing full clothes :heh: On a more serious note, it showed all the important elements to the world in a single episode with a good pace, whereas the first season of SW took its time and focused way too much in the MC and tried to play all so straight it was hard to not be put off by the silliness. Here, arrows turn into planes and I don't care.

Someone make a 10 hour Poi video. I need it. Now.

Yeah. And please do since there's going to be a ton of fawning. :heh:

I'm surprised there isn't one already.

Wait, wouldn't that be kind of a spoiler? I guess I can just say, to all newcomers, there will be fawning over a specific group of lolis. Like, a lot of fawning, just to let you know, so try to not get overwhelmed. Or disgusted.

cloud04
2015-01-08, 01:29
im assuming epi 2 would be the class settings...hence all the destroyers :D

Ithekro
2015-01-08, 01:38
Most of the destroyers would be "Special Types" since almost all of them are based on Fubuki in some way. I think only two predate Fubuki. Fubuki would be the first though.

Jintsuu has two troublesome sisterships.

Miraluka
2015-01-08, 01:41
@Wild Goose

I'm sure subs said she is the Secretary ship.
In Idol master was a lot of MikixBroducer teasing, even in OVAs.
Arpeggio Takao is the best Takao, but so does Kancole Takao and D-frah! Takao.

Duo Maxwell
2015-01-08, 01:45
One of my favorite things is how they use a lot of the girls' in-game line for the anime.

Master Assassin
2015-01-08, 01:55
Someone tell me if Kongou has an Admiral Fanclub, I'd like to tell her I'm joining to give her a hand as an informant pointing towards where the good Admirals are. :heh:

Also explains why I kinda like the series despite not playing it. Yeah, I'm a fan of Admirals. Call it watching a show for the wrong reasons, if you might say. :heh:

~Yami~
2015-01-08, 01:57
everything is too stuffed in first episode :heh:
I completely loss on the main plot and think this is just another moe-ish series before the actual battle happened

c'mon... animate the Admiral :heh:
it is too mysterious.. we don't even know what he is saying to the girls

Master Assassin
2015-01-08, 02:00
c'mon... animate the Admiral :heh:
it is too mysterious.. we don't even know what he is saying to the girls

I'd like to perceive that the end of the episode was the icing on the cake. Sure, we're not alone in wanting to see his face. But some others don't want to, so let's admire a nicely-shaded, moving not-so-opaque shadow on the ground. It's for the best. :heh:

Duo Maxwell
2015-01-08, 02:00
everything is too stuffed in first episode :heh:
I completely loss on the main plot and think this is just another moe-ish series before the actual battle happened

c'mon... animate the Admiral :heh:
it is too mysterious.. we don't even know what he is saying to the girls

I don't think they will even show one, since the admiral is supposed to be you yourself.
I also didn't expect we could get this good of the battle. The launching sequence is so great.

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 02:12
As I have posted a few pages back, the Admiral WILL NOT show up this anime.

Maybe a shadow (like in first episode), but his/her face will not show up.

As for those who don't understand the concept of this anime, few quick answers:

1. Settings are similar to Arpeggio of the Blue Steel except this time it's the monstrous Shinkaisei-kan (Abyssal Ships) who are the enemies and they are shrouded in mystery, where in some cases they are thought to be evil spirits of vengeance of old sunken ships, USA Ships, or even sunk Kanmusu (Ship Girls)

2. The Ship Girls who get damaged from attacks will have their equipments and clothes damaged as they have some special effects of protection on them. However they may die/sink if they take too much damage (also known as Heavily Damaged, and sunk if fully destroyed)

3. The Bath you saw this episode is a place where they are "healed" after they return from battle.

cloud04
2015-01-08, 02:18
id like to see if kongou will say her line that will capture the admiral's heart lol

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 02:20
id like to see if kongou will say her line that will capture the admiral's heart lol

That's a good point...

But well admiral exists so why not? lol

cloud04
2015-01-08, 02:25
what also concerns me is how will yamato appear, at this point all i can think of is just like fubuki...or lsc(kinda doubt)

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 02:28
I kinda doubt LSC would be the factor for her appearance :heh:

RapidPotential
2015-01-08, 02:32
God damn, that OP was so resonant and awesome. I want the full version already.

A pretty nice introductory episode
Pulled out all the stops here, especially with the equipipment-fitting sequence.

Already cannot wait for the second episode.

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 02:47
Can't wait to see the Slice of Life part soon. Not too sure if that's how it will be next episode.

More curious how many bosses they will show and up to which type of enemy ships they will show.

My wish is that they show Standard Carrier Wo-class Kai Flagship since it's one of the most badass looking.

http://i.imgur.com/8t9Dmtr.png

novalysis
2015-01-08, 02:58
Fubaki right now is very little more than an Archtype, at this stage. Sure, the show has impressive action, but as long as Fubaki remains an archetype, I am pessimistic that she is a strong enough character to carry the Slice of Life aspects of this show. So far, Kantai Collection appears to be a middling, barely adequate Cute Girls Doing Cute Things show with some action stacked on-top in the first episode - Fubaki is no Miho, Kantai Collection is no GuP currently. Aside from all the budget spent and awesome battle scenes, the first episode is forgettable, partly because it rehashes entire cliche SoL sequences, without any real twist.

Could this change in the coming episodes? Possibly, if Fubaki's character growth is handled well. But right now, she's starting as a bland blank slate of the generic mauve shirt hesitant newbie, rather than a character with a history, a backstory, influences, aspirations or at least, some kind of quirk or some level of charisma, which Miho or Cocoa at least possessed.

I also have this niggling feeling - there's a lack of immersion into the characters Kantai Collection, that made shows like GuP or Gochiusa work.

Just a disclaimer: Kantai Collection isn't as horrible as Absolute Duo. But as it is, the characters are less compelling than even that of Girlfriend Beta. To be fair, it is only one episode so far, things might change. The action is amazing, but alas, the substance is both sparse, and not very compelling yet.

Cyprene
2015-01-08, 03:08
Does anybody know what happened with Kaga's VA?
Why'd they switch her?

Kakurin
2015-01-08, 03:09
I also have this niggling feeling - there's a lack of immersion into the characters Kantai Collection, that made shows like GuP or Gochiusa work.

Just a disclaimer: Kantai Collection isn't as horrible as Absolute Duo. But as it is, the characters are less compelling than even that of Girlfriend Beta. To be fair, it is only one episode so far, things might change. The action is amazing, but alas, the substance is both sparse, and not very compelling yet.
Well, yeah, it was an introductory episode that didn't dive deep into the characters. To make a fair judgement on the anime's handling of it a couple more episodes is needed. Of course for us who play the game there is a significant difference regarding the knowledge of the characters' personality and background, so it isn't as significant or noticeable right now.

Does anybody know what happened with Kaga's VA?
Why'd they switch her?
There was no switch. Anime and game Kaga are both voiced by Iguchi Yuka.

ACertainStark
2015-01-08, 03:12
Can't wait to see the Slice of Life part soon. Not too sure if that's how it will be next episode.

More curious how many bosses they will show and up to which type of enemy ships they will show.

My wish is that they show Standard Carrier Wo-class Kai Flagship since it's one of the most badass looking.

Will be Destroyer heaven next episode, I hope.

Yes please.

Cyprene
2015-01-08, 03:13
What? Seriously? She sounds completely different.

Kakurin
2015-01-08, 03:20
What? Seriously? She sounds completely different.
Yep, look at the credits rolling at the end. Besides, I don't think she really sounds different, just compared it using the library intro and it's pretty similar. In my opinion less different than Fubuki for example.

RRW
2015-01-08, 03:21
Nice animation i must say. Also the music. But other than thay. There is significant lacking in other area especially in world building. rest pretty much bland unleash you really like the girl

Oh well we see how it goes. Pretty interesting in general.

One of my favorite things is how they use a lot of the girls' in-game line for the anime.

Which kinda annoying for newcomer though. especially when Sendai and Naka suddenly saying night battle and idol line. Unleash if they know that their quirk. Pretty awkward to simply sprouting that line

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 03:24
Will be Destroyer heaven next episode, I hope.

Yes please.

Lolis

Lolis

Lolis everywhere

Wild Goose
2015-01-08, 03:26
@Wild Goose

I'm sure subs said she is the Secretary ship.
In Idol master was a lot of MikixBroducer teasing, even in OVAs.
Arpeggio Takao is the best Takao, but so does Kancole Takao and D-frah! Takao.

Yes yes, she's the secretary ship in ingame terms, but I'm using command unit as a general descriptive term referring to her role commanding the Kanmusu and keeping an eye on the big picture.

Also this reminds me of a pic I saw on Danboory where Arpeggio Takao and Kancolle Takao swapped their outfits. And also Arpeggio Takao and Atago wearing Kancolle Takao & Atago's outfits. HHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG

Marcus H.
2015-01-08, 03:27
Which kinda annoying for new commer though. especially when sendai and Naka suddenly saying night battle and idol line. Unleash if they know that their quirk. Pretty awkward to simply sprouting that line

It's not like quirks are new to anime. :heh:

Sheba
2015-01-08, 03:36
Yes yes, she's the secretary ship in ingame terms, but I'm using command unit as a general descriptive term referring to her role commanding the Kanmusu and keeping an eye on the big picture.

Also this reminds me of a pic I saw on Danboory where Arpeggio Takao and Kancolle Takao swapped their outfits. And also Arpeggio Takao and Atago wearing Kancolle Takao & Atago's outfits. HHHHHHHHHNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG

My favorite one is the one comic where both Kongou swapped their personalities. It's hilarious to see the always cheerful Kancolle Kongou suddenly have this take no shit from anyone attitude a la Arpeggio Kongou, much to her admiral's chagrin. And Arpeggio Kongou trying to capture Gunzou's heart, while Iona and Takao's jelly levels hit the roof.

Back to the anime:

Estavali pretty much nailed the more awkward point of this first episode of KC animated series. It had been doing alright to not going all over our face that it is the anime of the game until some girls spouted some lines straight out of the game. While not bothersome with characters like Sendai, it felt kinda.... ported-in in the case of Kaga and Hibiki. I hope this will be adressed in the next episodes. I guess their aim will be to introduce the characters and the world slowly to allow the viewers to process what's going on.

Question: The girls doing the next ep preview are the Sendai sisters, right?

Kakurin
2015-01-08, 03:40
Question: The girls doing the next ep preview are the Sendai sisters, right?
Correct. Sakura Ayane had much to do this episode, voicing eight ships. :heh:

ACertainStark
2015-01-08, 03:40
Lolis

Lolis

Lolis everywhere

And tons of "Poi"

RRW
2015-01-08, 03:43
It's not like quirks are new to anime. :heh:

I am taking about how awkward it is for them to simply sprouting that line. Unleash you know already their quirk.

They kinda pander to fanbase bit too much imo

Marcus H.
2015-01-08, 03:51
It's not that bad, compared to someone who just have to say "Fuyukai desu!" or "Iie senpai, this is our fight!" every single freaking time. :eyespin:

They kinda pander to fanbase bit too much imo

That's fine by me, since they were the ones responsible for the explosion of Kancolle.
Of course, if they started doing this for the rest of the series than I may eventually start complaining too, but we're just one episode in, so we have very little to work on.

IceHism
2015-01-08, 03:54
There's certainly a lack of ambition in this work but i feel like the show has a higher chance of being a trainwreck if the staff took that route and actually try to make a compelling and meaningful story.

lfhoule
2015-01-08, 04:10
Loved the first episode, but one thing that I've noticed when Hiei's and Kongou's barrage was impacting about Seaport Hime was the differing colors of the shell splashes... it seems for the first time in the franchise (that I've seen anyway), that they are bringing up the dye markers used by the larger ships to keep track of each others shell impacts. Now, are the colors being used are the historical ones used by each ship during WW II, or is the staff changing things up a bit?

Wild Goose
2015-01-08, 04:42
My favorite one is the one comic where both Kongou swapped their personalities. It's hilarious to see the always cheerful Kancolle Kongou suddenly have this take no shit from anyone attitude a la Arpeggio Kongou, much to her admiral's chagrin. And Arpeggio Kongou trying to capture Gunzou's heart, while Iona and Takao's jelly levels hit the roof.
That sounds hilarious and I truly need to read that. XD

Back to the anime:

Estavali pretty much nailed the more awkward point of this first episode of KC animated series. It had been doing alright to not going all over our face that it is the anime of the game until some girls spouted some lines straight out of the game. While not bothersome with characters like Sendai, it felt kinda.... ported-in in the case of Kaga and Hibiki. I hope this will be adressed in the next episodes. I guess their aim will be to introduce the characters and the world slowly to allow the viewers to process what's going on.

Question: The girls doing the next ep preview are the Sendai sisters, right?

I'm a little surprised that Hibiki is using Russian lines, since IIRC she hasn't been transferred to the Soviet Navy to become Verniy but then my knowledge of KanColle is severely limited lol. :p

Also I know it'll never happen, but I really want American kanmusu... :heh:

Klashikari
2015-01-08, 05:07
Could this change in the coming episodes? Possibly, if Fubaki's character growth is handled well. But right now, she's starting as a bland blank slate of the generic mauve shirt hesitant newbie, rather than a character with a history, a backstory, influences, aspirations or at least, some kind of quirk or some level of charisma, which Miho or Cocoa at least possessed. I'm sorry, but last I checked, I don't see how Miho or Cocoa had any charisma or major quirks are the start of their respective series whatsoever.

GuP had sort of a similar presentation when the audience is immediately thrown in the fray, and then showing Miho being completely helpless in her new school and even forced to join tank related activities. You don't know Miho's backstory at all in the first episode, and we spent 20 minutes into watching Miho being dragged left and right about taking Tankery course, and solved as she bounds with Saori and Hana.
So really, Miho starts exactly as your usual meek girl who is thrown in a situation she didn't expect and is shown growing AFTER things settle down for her.

It is absolutely nothing outstanding and pretty similar to how Fubuki was meek at the start, then admires Akagi, get completely overwhelmed in combat before deciding to do her best.
And to be really honest, I don't see how you can even put Gochiusa in the equation: it is completely SoL centred with absolutely no drama/conflict whatsoever, 100% based on character interactions.
The first episode was effective enough in gochiusa because they only had to introduce the main characters and let the interactions take their course. There was no plot, nothing special to show at all. That series is pretty much your pure bred SoL series, whereas KC and GuP have a overarching plot that are filled with many SoL sequences.

Comparing series just because they have SoL scenes is rather dubious to me. Whereas Strike Witches and Girls und Panzer are sound comparisons due to the theme and series composition, involving the likes of Gochiusa is completely off imho.
I also have this niggling feeling - there's a lack of immersion into the characters Kantai Collection, that made shows like GuP or Gochiusa work.That's simply because the "fights" took a larger portion of the pilot episode compared to GuP and Gochiusa.
The latter could build the story a little more by introducing characters, and their respective cast is by far smaller than what KC had to offer.

KC introduction was actually less tedious as it could be, because I really doubt non gamers would handle the first episode if it was Fubuki roaming in the base for 20 minutes. Not only it would be jarring, but people would have no idea "how they are going to fight" "what they are fighting for" "who are the enemies" etc.

I really don't see what's the rush: the series barely had its first episode showing what it can offer (fights and SoL stuff), and both were barely nudged as an appetizer. From what Mutsuki said when Fubuki showed up, they will introduce the other destroyers in episode 2.
In fact, if the first episode was only centred about destroyer introduction, I would definitely agree it is slow and lacking immersion.

Which kinda annoying for newcomer though. especially when Sendai and Naka suddenly saying night battle and idol line. Unleash if they know that their quirk. Pretty awkward to simply sprouting that line
How are they awkward? Sendai and Naka were -defined- as a night battle freak for the former, and an idol for the latter the very moment they were introduced. In fact, Sendai had no direct line from the game, and Naka got hers way later.
These 2 and Yuudachi got the most logical game quotes in the whole bunch.

That said, Hibiki and Kaga got lines that are really awkward, no doubt about it.

Tenzen12
2015-01-08, 05:07
Never played the game. I have only passing knowledge about the setting and some of the character/ships - but really, since when does understanding everything that happens a requirement to enjoying a show? Geez...

Anyway, I enjoyed it. Bunch of characters, yes, but it was expected so I'm not daunted by them. Nagato commanding like a boss (that and she looks and acts like my Chifuyu-sama so very much), and that gorgeous water animation...:love: If anything, the animation quality is top-notch. Almost to Bahamut levels.


Understanding everything certainly isn't requirment to enjoying a show in general, but in case of Cancolle that seems to lack any other merrit than game references and moe lolis it's understable claim.

It would be nice if it improved in next few episodes.

LoweGear
2015-01-08, 05:21
I'm sorry, but last I checked, I don't see how Miho or Cocoa had any charisma or major quirks are the start of their respective series whatsoever.

GuP had sort of a similar presentation when the audience is immediately thrown in the fray, and then showing Miho being completely helpless in her new school and even forced to join tank related activities. You don't know Miho's backstory at all in the first episode, and we spent 20 minutes into watching Miho being dragged left and right about taking Tankery course, and solved as she bounds with Saori and Hana.
So really, Miho starts exactly as your usual meek girl who is thrown in a situation she didn't expect and is shown growing AFTER things settle down for her.

It is absolutely nothing outstanding and pretty similar to how Fubuki was meek at the start, then admires Akagi, get completely overwhelmed in combat before deciding to do her best.



Actually, Miho had the advantage in that we are shown what her character's supposed to be in the first episode during the opening's battle sequence, where we see Miho acting as the team's confident tank commander, thus giving us the expectation of what she's actually capable of. We may also have a battle sequence in this episode of Kancolle ,but most of the awesome stuff is done by the veteran kanmusu, leaving Fubuki as the meek... erh, ship out of water. :heh:

Klashikari
2015-01-08, 05:26
That's all there is to it though. We don't really learn much about her, except that there is an "ending point" that is visible. I don't see how it defines her aspirations etc (hell, there is no hints "how" Miho became like this). It sets some expectations, but aside, I really think Miho's presentation had nothing outstanding right in GuP ep1 (which isn't bad at all, of course).

That's why I said Fubuki's situation is hardly any different.
We don't see how Fubuki will turn out, but she is shown with an aspiration: to be Akagi's escort. So if we consider that possible, same expectations are there: "how" is she going to rank up and directly serve Akagi? The pilot episode simply puts the point accross that the series will be centred on Fubuki's growth, similarly how Miho "learns" Tankery and handle her aversion for it.

Ithekro
2015-01-08, 05:46
Loved the first episode, but one thing that I've noticed when Hiei's and Kongou's barrage was impacting about Seaport Hime was the differing colors of the shell splashes... it seems for the first time in the franchise (that I've seen anyway), that they are bringing up the dye markers used by the larger ships to keep track of each others shell impacts. Now, are the colors being used are the historical ones used by each ship during WW II, or is the staff changing things up a bit?

I didn't notice, but that is interesting that they went to that much detail for the fight.

Kongo was known to use red dye in her shells. I'm not sure about Hiei.

risingstar3110
2015-01-08, 06:04
Ep 1 is such a fan service for Kancolle players....

I means i didn't realise it and thought the set-up to be quite random at first. But they actually were sending out Combined Fleet with boss support out for this battle. 4 Carriers+ 2 destroyers for main fleet. Then 3 Light Cruisers and 3 Destroyers for second fleet. The boss support got it right with 2 battleship, and 2 destroyers, but understandably no light carriers were used as it may steal Akagi+Kaga show.

The battle also ended up much one-sided this time as the Kantai Fleet had full air superiority.

This however means... well.... we know how Fubuki and the torpedo squad gonna steal the show later.

SaintessHeart
2015-01-08, 06:08
Ep 1 is such a fan service for Kancolle players....

I means i didn't realise it and thought the set-up to be quite random at first. But they actually were sending out Combined Fleet with boss support out for this battle. 4 Carriers+ 2 destroyers for main fleet. Then 3 Light Cruisers and 3 Destroyers for second fleet. The boss support got it right with 2 battleship, and 2 destroyers, but understandably no light carriers were used as it may steal Akagi+Kaga show.

The battle also ended up much one-sided this time as the Kantai Fleet had full air superiority.

This however means... well.... we know how Fubuki and the torpedo squad gonna steal the show later.

So you mean there is no plot for this anime?

Oh wait, we already have Atago. There is plot. :heh:

I am taking about how awkward it is for them to simply sprouting that line. Unleash you know already their quirk.

They kinda pander to fanbase bit too much imo

Akagi doesn't even have her own scene at Mamiya's. They cut her and Kaga out and replaced them with the yuri torpedo sisters.

Ithekro
2015-01-08, 06:15
I guess Mogami was there for fanservice (or just to show, "yes this is a girl, not a little boy".

risingstar3110
2015-01-08, 06:19
So you mean there is no plot for this anime?

Oh wait, we already have Atago. There is plot. :heh:
Well, that's why Atago here in the first place :D

But joking aside, can't say about future episode, but Ep 1 definitely was aiming with gaming fanbase in mind. Could be their tactic to keep the hype within the fanbase first before expand to general audiences. We will see.

Akagi doesn't even have her own scene at Mamiya's. They cut her and Kaga out and replaced them with the yuri torpedo sisters.
No one from the general audiences can expect that the most badass characters in the whole naval base were not those in command (Mutsu+Nagato) nor those that were sent out.

It is the two that were chilling and flirting on each other in Mamiya cafe.

Sheba
2015-01-08, 06:55
The Kita x Ooi scène is a bait for the yuri fans ("You can ship those two *wink*"). :p

Ithekro
2015-01-08, 07:30
20 Long Lance torpedoes, the deadliest broadside.

LoweGear
2015-01-08, 07:33
That's all there is to it though. We don't really learn much about her, except that there is an "ending point" that is visible.

That's the point though. With Miho, we actually have a concrete vision of what she'll become and her actual potential due to them showing that future ahead of time (what the hell is with this sentence construction :eyespin: ). On the other hand, we only get a vague "I'll do my best" from Fubuki, and all she's shown so far is that she's an inexperienced special DD with aspirations. Thus, the latter gives less up-front confidence than the former on how they'll handle the character.

The Kita x Ooi scène is a bait for the yuri fans ("You can ship those two *wink*"). :p

Something for everyone of course XD

frodonk
2015-01-08, 07:41
And here we are with what will turn out to be the most hyped series of 2015.

I have exactly zero experience with the franchise even though I've been trying to set up the game to get into the servers for months now (as I understood it, there's a set number of people who can get into the game, and that foreign IPs have a high chance of getting banned), so what the anime will turn out to be will define kancolle for me as a whole.

I already see GUP comparisons, and we can only hope it also turns out to be as great, if not greater, than GUP :D

SaintessHeart
2015-01-08, 07:41
https://i.imgur.com/dzG6HoF.jpg

And she is certainly a lovable sex maniac night battle idiot.

20 Long Lance torpedoes, the deadliest broadside.

40. If they both fire together. Hurts from astern.

Kakurin
2015-01-08, 08:03
I have exactly zero experience with the franchise even though I've been trying to set up the game to get into the servers for months now (as I understood it, there's a set number of people who can get into the game, and that foreign IPs have a high chance of getting banned), so what the anime will turn out to be will define kancolle for me as a whole.
Foreign IPs don't have a high chance of getting banned. It's the use of VPN that entails a chance of getting banned if by chance multiple people are playing the game using the same VPN line.

zero7090
2015-01-08, 08:42
https://i.imgur.com/dzG6HoF.jpg

And she is certainly a lovable sex maniac night battle idiot.
.

i think "baka youna" doesnt mean sex maniac.

btw: didnt Naka-chan just fire opening torpedoes before shelling phase?

Klashikari
2015-01-08, 09:03
^ These are just edited screencaps, nothing much.

And they pretty much changed the battle flow so it "actually" looks like a fight, otherwise it would be really clunky to have only 1-2 shelling and then nightfall for the rest of the battle.
It would be quite terrible if they animated the battles just like how it is in the game. IRL naval battles were quite "boring" to begin with, but replicating the game would be plain bad.

hydropod
2015-01-08, 09:15
Loved the first episode, but one thing that I've noticed when Hiei's and Kongou's barrage was impacting about Seaport Hime was the differing colors of the shell splashes... it seems for the first time in the franchise (that I've seen anyway), that they are bringing up the dye markers used by the larger ships to keep track of each others shell impacts. Now, are the colors being used are the historical ones used by each ship during WW II, or is the staff changing things up a bit?

Yes they are historically correct. Kongo had red dye marker while Hiei had none. So the splashes were white and red.

Very impressed by all the markings etc, all of the ID bands on the planes corresponds correctly to the right carrier air group.

Even the close ups on the munitions show that they are thoroughly researched. The Type 1 AP shell close up showed that it was correctly painted as AP as per IJN regulations, and marked as a red dye round.

The Type 99 800kg dropped at the end was also colored as AP bombs with the grey/ white scheme.

Even the type 91 torpedo dropped by another B5N had the correct wooden frame (type 97 stabilizer frames 九七式小型框板) attached to the tail end.

cleo
2015-01-08, 09:57
I haven't played the game, and I'm not hyped for this series after watching ep 1. I like the setting and it looks nice etc. But for me a lot depends on how they'll develop the characters. Fubuki is pretty bland up till now, Hibiki's quote about a Phoenix made no sense at all, and by the end of the ep I was already pretty bored with the girl who had nothing else to say than ' it not being night-time'. I'll give it some more eps to see if it turns into something more than fanservice for the gamers.

frodonk
2015-01-08, 10:25
Foreign IPs don't have a high chance of getting banned. It's the use of VPN that entails a chance of getting banned if by chance multiple people are playing the game using the same VPN line.

Thanks for this, I'll try it again this weekend. but before we get warned about being offtopic..

@ontopic

I'm guessing the "phoenix" quote was for Akagi? I haven't played the game, but I'm quite sure it's in reference to one of the carriers.

Klashikari
2015-01-08, 10:27
I'm guessing the "phoenix" quote was for Akagi? I haven't played the game, but I'm quite sure it's in reference to one of the carriers.
No, this is a direct reference to Hibiki.
The original ship was nicknamed like that because it survived the war with "timely" repairs, which made her skips expeditions that were the demise of other ships.

That's why Hibiki's quote is a weird, even for gamers, because she isn't even taking damage or making a comeback there.

Ryuuoh DeltaPlus
2015-01-08, 10:41
Hibiki's phoenix quote stems from her history, where she survived most of the naval battles where everyone is lost...

Estavali
2015-01-08, 10:42
My favorite one is the one comic where both Kongou swapped their personalities. It's hilarious to see the always cheerful Kancolle Kongou suddenly have this take no shit from anyone attitude a la Arpeggio Kongou, much to her admiral's chagrin.

I love that combination :D. The ideal Kongou imho is like those excellent Victorian English gentlemen: with manners, elegance and the ability to beat the shit out of you, with style of course =3. Not a self-styled returnee that acts like a hyper-active Yankee .__.

Correct. Sakura Ayane had much to do this episode, voicing eight ships. :heh:

Kancolle really tests the ladies' capabilities as VAs :heh:

Yes they are historically correct. Kongo had red dye marker while Hiei had none. So the splashes were white and red.

Very impressed by all the markings etc, all of the ID bands on the planes corresponds correctly to the right carrier air group.

Even the close ups on the munitions show that they are thoroughly researched. The Type 1 AP shell close up showed that it was correctly painted as AP as per IJN regulations, and marked as a red dye round.

The Type 99 800kg dropped at the end was also colored as AP bombs with the grey/ white scheme.

Even the type 91 torpedo dropped by another B5N had the correct wooden frame (type 97 stabilizer frames 九七式小型框板) attached to the tail end.

I should expect the anime to do at least this much. Imho, references to the original ships and their history is part of Kancolle's appeal after all =3

No, this is a direct reference to Hibiki.
The original ship was nicknamed like that because it survived the war with "timely" repairs, which made her skips expeditions that were the demise of other ships.

That's why Hibiki's quote is a weird, even for gamers, because she isn't even taking damage or making a comeback there.

That quote is best used in a Kai Ni henshin scene where Hibiki transforms into Верный and before she Ура! her way into the enemy horde =3

And speaking about DesDiv 6, I never realised how untidy they could seem until now. I mean, I looked at Hibiki and Akatsuki as they fired at the Abyssals and the first thing that comes to mind was, "Good grief, ladies, tuck in your shirts! D="

Add-on:

Gosh, almost forgot about this. According to this post from the Bahamut forums (http://forum.gamer.com.tw/Co.php?bsn=24698&sn=35403&subbsn=0), the anime's opening lines (by the narrator Mdm Sakakibara) comes from the Gosei (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosei_(meditation)), which was used in the IJN's Naval Academy and remains in use by the JMSDF. The title for episode 2, "悖らず、恥じず、憾まず", may also be derived from it as well.

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 11:10
So much truth

http://i.imgur.com/uJHYHeJ.jpg

And here we are with what will turn out to be the most hyped series of 2015.

I have exactly zero experience with the franchise even though I've been trying to set up the game to get into the servers for months now (as I understood it, there's a set number of people who can get into the game, and that foreign IPs have a high chance of getting banned), so what the anime will turn out to be will define kancolle for me as a whole.

I already see GUP comparisons, and we can only hope it also turns out to be as great, if not greater, than GUP :D

If you are having issues winning the lottery, himeuta.net may help you as they do the lotteries for new players if requested and they pretty much win it all the time. That's how I got in.

Seihai
2015-01-08, 11:53
Hibiki's lines and Kaga practically repeating her line twice in a row is pretty awkward, yeah.
The battles are rather nice, I could see them use them as reference for future events in-game.
Also seeing Fubuki be so whacky was damn embarassing. lol I'm glad everything turned out well in the end though. Air strikes FTW!
I giggled at Akagi's somewhat angry expression when her planes were shot down. All I could think was "goddamn, all that baux LOL".
The fact that they showed the fairies inside the planes is also a neat plus.

Miraluka
2015-01-08, 12:04
http://i.imgur.com/uJHYHeJ.jpg
Oi!

Myoukou didn't even appear and is she already damaged? :heh:

cloud04
2015-01-08, 12:12
lol some1 got excited and put myoukou already LOL well bet epi 2 will be the class settings with ashigara being the teach

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 12:24
Oi!

Myoukou didn't even appear and is she already damaged? :heh:

I still find it awkward how Mogami, a CAV got damaged into moderate/heavy by some standard I-class...

The One Above God
2015-01-08, 12:34
ummmm.....so, will there be any male characters in this show?

Seihai
2015-01-08, 12:34
https://forums.animesuki.com/<a rel=nofollow href=http://imgur.com/KhHiK7d target=_blank>[img]http://i.imgur.com/KhHiK7dl.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/KhHiK7dl.jpg (http://imgur.com/KhHiK7d)
https://i.imgur.com/7jfvgp5l.jpg (http://imgur.com/7jfvgp5)I still find it awkward how Mogami, a CAV got damaged into moderate/heavy by some standard I-class...

RNG is always awkward. Not even animated can they escape their predetermined alas random fate.

ummmm.....so, will there be any male characters in this show?

Aside from the elusive admiral, no.

Sheba
2015-01-08, 12:35
I still find it awkward how Mogami, a CAV got damaged into moderate/heavy by some standard I-class...

Well, shit happens. Anyone who plays the game knows that.

cloud04
2015-01-08, 12:42
i must say though hiryuu and souryuu were kind cute in the anime art

Houreki
2015-01-08, 12:47
I watched the first episode, I like it, hopefully the anime will focus more on the battles and not the SoL parts, because the first minutes of the episode were amazing. the 3D art looks a bit weird every once in a while, but I don't have too much problem with that.

cloud04
2015-01-08, 12:47
I watched the first episode, I like it, hopefully the anime will focus more on the battles and not the SoL parts, because the first minutes of the episode were amazing. the 3D art looks a bit weird every once in a while, but I don't have too much problem with that.

it was already said 70% sol 30% combat

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 12:57
Well, shit happens. Anyone who plays the game knows that.

I don't think I ever saw an enemy DD making a perfectly fine CA/CAV to moderate/heavy in one shot...

i must say though hiryuu and souryuu were kind cute in the anime art

I demand they get some lines!

I want to hear Hiryuu talking about Tamonmaru more ;w;

https://forums.animesuki.com/<a rel=nofollow href=http://imgur.com/KhHiK7d target=_blank>[img]http://i.imgur.com/KhHiK7dl.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/KhHiK7dl.jpg (http://imgur.com/KhHiK7d)


Huh, I don't think there were any Ending illustration but that might be just because of the version of RAW I watched...

Klashikari
2015-01-08, 13:02
That's the end card of Arpeggio episode 1. There is no End card for Kancolle. Instead, illustrations are shown as the eyecatch.

risingstar3110
2015-01-08, 13:03
I don't think I ever saw an enemy DD making a perfectly fine CA/CAV to moderate/heavy in one shot...



I demand they get some lines!

I want to hear Hiryuu talking about Tamonmaru more ;w;



Huh, I don't think there were any Ending illustration but that might be just because of the version of RAW I watched...
E-6 AL-MI, the new DD there (the one with leg) even shot my Haruna to red..... :mad:

Estavali
2015-01-08, 13:03
it was already said 70% sol 30% combat

IIRC 70% SoL 30% combat in the beginning, and then increasingly more combat towards the end =3

Myssa Rei
2015-01-08, 13:04
Can someone sticky that? Because I have a feeling that people will keep on asking the SOL to Combat ratio again and again and again.

Get it into your heads: 70% SOL, 30% combat.

Klashikari
2015-01-08, 13:11
While these ratios aren't any surprising, I don't remember where they came from. I don't think there was even a solid source of the episode breakthrough whatsoever.

cloud04
2015-01-08, 13:13
there was even some1 who posted which episode was the combat and sol

Myssa Rei
2015-01-08, 13:16
While these ratios aren't any surprising, I don't remember where they came from. I don't think there was even a solid source of the episode breakthrough whatsoever.

Go back a bit on your #Kancolle twitter timeline -- earlier today someone actually posted the magazine scan of that interview.

AC-Phoenix
2015-01-08, 13:17
I was kinda expecting to see the characters from the Manga oO.
So I assume that Ensign guy won't feature in the anime?

Might on be better on the other hand though.

Sheba
2015-01-08, 13:18
They key point is that people who came for the action should not expect too much.

Klashikari
2015-01-08, 13:18
Go back a bit on your #Kancolle twitter timeline -- earlier today someone actually posted the magazine scan of that interview.
Instead of making such dry comment, I think it would be much more helpful for me and everyone else to actually -link- that magazine scan.
I don't expect people to keep track of a mere hashtag 24/7.
I was kinda expecting to see the characters from the Manga oO.
So I assume that Ensign guy won't feature in the anime?

Might on be better on the other hand though.
The anime isn't supposed to be an adaptation of the manga at all. It has its own spin about the franchise, and most manga don't even follow a common setup either.

Myssa Rei
2015-01-08, 13:19
Hey man, I'm at work. I can't even open any Social Media site here where I am. ^^;

So I'd like to ask you to tone down on the snark. Timezones, remember?

So I assume that Ensign guy won't feature in the anime?.

Nope. This isn't based on any of the print media, and the screenplay was done entirely for the anime. So no Ensign Akai, no Vice Admiral Aosaki, no ship girls getting eaten or blown in half (yet!)...

Seihai
2015-01-08, 13:24
Huh, I don't think there were any Ending illustration but that might be just because of the version of RAW I watched...

My bad, I thought it was since I got it linked from a friend.

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 13:27
While these ratios aren't any surprising, I don't remember where they came from. I don't think there was even a solid source of the episode breakthrough whatsoever.

It was from interview and magazine. (It's from two sources combined into one)

I will post the link after I find it. (It's in my Facebook KanColle group)

EDIT
Source where the information came from:

For #1-3


https://i.imgur.com/9DkoMtD.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/mLtTMsz.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/HT1zp1h.jpg
For #4-10

http://otakomu.jp/archives/197129.html

Requiem-x
2015-01-08, 13:38
And speaking about DesDiv 6, I never realised how untidy they could seem until now. I mean, I looked at Hibiki and Akatsuki as they fired at the Abyssals and the first thing that comes to mind was, "Good grief, ladies, tuck in your shirts! D="

Add-on:

Gosh, almost forgot about this. According to this post from the Bahamut forums (http://forum.gamer.com.tw/Co.php?bsn=24698&sn=35403&subbsn=0), the anime's opening lines (by the narrator Mdm Sakakibara) comes from the Gosei (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gosei_(meditation)), which was used in the IJN's Naval Academy and remains in use by the JMSDF. The title for episode 2, "悖らず、恥じず、憾まず", may also be derived from it as well.

Even a lady has different priorities in battle, I guess, and they still didn't show anything, unlike many of the big girls.

Oh, that's an interesting detail. Kancolle is surprisingly full of those.

Can someone sticky that? Because I have a feeling that people will keep on asking the SOL to Combat ratio again and again and again.

Get it into your heads: 70% SOL, 30% combat.

Cue people counting down the seconds to see how true that statement is.

Klashikari
2015-01-08, 13:45
Source where the information came from:

For #1-3


https://i.imgur.com/9DkoMtD.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/mLtTMsz.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/HT1zp1h.jpg
For #4-10

http://otakomu.jp/archives/197129.html
Thanks. First article second picture was definitely missing on this thread (or rather the anticipation one), so not surprising it went under the radar.
I requested sources considering all the screwed up information we got at times, and also the fact the "type of episodes" list is a bit messed up (1st episode was listed as SOL, second as combat, despite 1st is obviously a mixture of both unless it was typed in a rush).

Second article gives a large grasp of the anime in general as in 1 cour, more than 30 ships, Zuikaku etc, which we already discussed in the previous thread, so that's fine.

moodie
2015-01-08, 13:47
Coming into this show with no knowledge of the game other than the hype behind it and countless of doujins, i didn't know what to expect other than cute girls and combat. Did i get what i expected? Yes. And I was satisfied with it. I wasnt expecting this level of animation from this studio, specially when they are producing 3 other anime this season. I'm glad all their budget is going on this one. The cg and the 2d blend in so well with each other and im usually the type of guy who would hate on cg.

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 13:52
Doujins and fanarts was how I started with KanColle also, then I decided to get into the game.

Now I am a lv99 HQ Admiral ;w;

ACertainStark
2015-01-08, 14:47
I ran into a wall because I had no idea what I was doing. My friend saved me, explained the general mechanics, and currently I play bit by bit everyday lol.

I haven't read the doujins or anything like that. Fanart is fine enough for me.

It's fun seeing the game come to life. I'm glad they showed off how absurd the concept can be. In a good way. It was easy to recommend a watch to others.

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 15:01
Thanks. First article second picture was definitely missing on this thread (or rather the anticipation one), so not surprising it went under the radar.
I requested sources considering all the screwed up information we got at times, and also the fact the "type of episodes" list is a bit messed up (1st episode was listed as SOL, second as combat, despite 1st is obviously a mixture of both unless it was typed in a rush).

Second article gives a large grasp of the anime in general as in 1 cour, more than 30 ships, Zuikaku etc, which we already discussed in the previous thread, so that's fine.

Anyhow I think it would help that the information isn't buried in the thread where people have to look it up or don't even know about its existence :heh:

Nvis
2015-01-08, 15:06
But the Abyssal Fleet girls steal the sexy. I always thought they were sexy - seeing them animated only makes it better.
No Abyssal Admiral though?
That's fine, they just need to be 'pressed into service'. :naughty:

Midway-Hime is pretty close to Seaport-Hime... Hoppou is best loli-Abyssal though:p



Googled and Midway-Hime is my favorite......:eek:

Abyssal girls > "most" ship girls.:D

Jackster
2015-01-08, 15:10
Great fan service for players of the game, really like the first ep. especially the part where the girls are getting equipped was pretty cool although maybe a bit over the top how kaga and akagi got their equip.
But i every time i saw akagi i thought something was off or missing and i finally got what it is, she wasn't eating anything the whole episode. :heh:

Miraluka
2015-01-08, 15:20
I ran into a wall because I had no idea what I was doing. My friend saved me, explained the general mechanics, and currently I play bit by bit everyday lol.

I haven't read the doujins or anything like that. Fanart is fine enough for me.

It's fun seeing the game come to life. I'm glad they showed off how absurd the concept can be. In a good way. It was easy to recommend a watch to others.

Try Mo_(kirenamo) and shino_(ponjiyuusu) for the laughs.... or my_(iuogn4yu) (http://danbooru.donmai.us/pools/9132)(warning, this one might destroy your heart) for the feels.

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 15:26
Try Mo_(kirenamo) and shino_(ponjiyuusu) for the laughs.... or my_(iuogn4yu) (http://danbooru.donmai.us/pools/9132)(warning, this one might destroy your heart) for the feels.

And for heart-warming of Goddess Haruna, try hisahiko :3

ACertainStark
2015-01-08, 16:22
Okay I teared up near the end...

I need to read the light ones now. Thanks.

blitz1/2
2015-01-08, 16:27
I can't tell if this Admiral is competent for sending a Level 1 Destroyer in an event(?) boss mission. xD. And for a Mogami that got damaged from a I-class, must be level 10 off the dot. xD

Seihai
2015-01-08, 17:12
I believe the admiral's competence is unimportant. Not only does he destroy the enemy base on the first attempt without entering night battle, level 1 Fubuki also survives it without any scratches. And the worst of it all? He has Nagato and I don't! This is clearly a case of kuso teitoku.

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 17:13
I can't tell if this Admiral is competent for sending a Level 1 Destroyer in an event(?) boss mission. xD. And for a Mogami that got damaged from a I-class, must be level 10 off the dot. xD

Actually fact is how the I-class is a late model and not the ones that come out in 1-1, so maybe it does somewhat make sense...

blitz1/2
2015-01-08, 17:47
And the worst of it all? He has Nagato and I don't! This is clearly a case of kuso teitoku.

Quoted for truth. xD

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 17:50
I believe the admiral's competence is unimportant. Not only does he destroy the enemy base on the first attempt without entering night battle, level 1 Fubuki also survives it without any scratches. And the worst of it all? He has Nagato and I don't! This is clearly a case of kuso teitoku.

Did you think they would enter night all of a sudden like the game? :heh:

blitz1/2
2015-01-08, 17:52
Did you think they would enter night all of a sudden like the game? :heh:

Are you telling me that the game is lying to me? Are u saying that the nightfall doesn't fall within a blink of an eye?! Blasphemy! > : (
xD

Klashikari
2015-01-08, 18:07
Please keep the game related jokes/chatters to a strict minimum. As already specificed early in the thread, a social group is available for that and other things like image dump.

Starting from now on, I will simply delete and issue warnings/infractions.

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 18:42
Now that I think about it, I wonder if Akashi will show up in the anime since Ooyodo exists.

I mean who repairs the equipments? :heh:

Requiem-x
2015-01-08, 20:02
Now that I think about it, I wonder if Akashi will show up in the anime since Ooyodo exists.

I mean who repairs the equipments? :heh:

Yuubari is good at tinkering, isn't she?

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 20:37
Yuubari is good at tinkering, isn't she?

Yeah but I don't think she is the main mechanic. I might be wrong though.

Also as Fubuki has said, looks like there are other naval bases although it seems most of the good ships all exist in Fubuki's naval base.

Darsovin
2015-01-08, 21:34
I don't know about how the other game fans feel but I thought that some of the "lines" borrowed from the game felt forced, most egregious of this was Hibiki's reference to her being a "phoenix". Kinda left me shrugging with a "huh?". :twitch: I know she uses the line in the game a lot but there was no pay-off or real context with her saying that.

But overall the episode was a blast and certainly threw enough "fan-service" for me, and I'm not talking panty-shots! Just the little tid-bits only the game players would know.

I'm very intrigued at how those who aren't familiar with the franchise react. It's so far been either passed off as another Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer, Arpeggio etc etc knockoff or "too generic" in it's set-up. Fair criticisms I guess but I honestly thought it was a solid effort. And I really think 3D passing off as 2D is coming together finally, while still noticeable it's very passable in fast action sequences like those battles. The show is nothing ground breaking or genre-shattering but otherwise solid on the principles and lots of potential to go from here. I'd be more than pleased if they can pull off a complete story-arc here.

I'm REALLY worried Akagi is going to sink at some point(or come very close), either by heroic sacrifice or (let's hope not) Fubuki's fault. And the rest of the last few episodes involve getting her back.

And while the cast is obviously huge I think they can pull this off by focusing on the core team here without having to develop everybody. It's like in Girls und Panzer, honestly I still have trouble remembering the names of all the other tank crews.

So for all those new to the franchise just focus on Torpedo Squadron Three while us game fans continue to complain/rejoice when our favorite kanmusume appears/don't!

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 22:01
The newcomers should try looking at more stuff regarding KanColle as even manga and fanworks are very beautiful and should try to look at gameplay samples. :)

Even I was not interested in KanColle until I saw Wo-class XD

Master_Yoma
2015-01-08, 22:04
http://i.imgur.com/xLhWv4Vl.jpg (http://imgur.com/xLhWv4V)

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 22:10
Master Yoma, we can't post fanarts here :heh:

Julio C
2015-01-08, 22:15
So if the girls are normal size, why even fight with such puny weapons? Why not get a full size destroyer and obliterate everything in one shot? This anime makes no sense so far, and I've seen lots of crazy anime like this but at least there is some logic behind it.

Anyway it was enjoyable, kinda like Girls und Panzer and arpeggio of blue steel put together.

Estavali
2015-01-08, 22:41
I don't know about how the other game fans feel but I thought that some of the "lines" borrowed from the game felt forced, most egregious of this was Hibiki's reference to her being a "phoenix". Kinda left me shrugging with a "huh?". :twitch: I know she uses the line in the game a lot but there was no pay-off or real context with her saying that.

I think that's probably the common complaint that fans have of this episode. The irony is that the idea of using lines from the game may have been intended as service to the players of the fans in general, but they went overboard with it and ended up irritating the very people they had wanted to please :heh:

I'm very intrigued at how those who aren't familiar with the franchise react. It's so far been either passed off as another Strike Witches, Girls und Panzer, Arpeggio etc etc knockoff or "too generic" in it's set-up. Fair criticisms I guess but I honestly thought it was a solid effort. And I really think 3D passing off as 2D is coming together finally, while still noticeable it's very passable in fast action sequences like those battles. The show is nothing ground breaking or genre-shattering but otherwise solid on the principles and lots of potential to go from here. I'd be more than pleased if they can pull off a complete story-arc here.

Another complaint, a valid one imho too, is that this episode is more geared towards fans rather than a wider audience like, say, Shingeki no Bahamut, and is thus confusing to first-timers to the series. The over-large (and mostly passing by!) cast is the chief reason for this charge, so I understand. I think the fact that we're thrust into a more or less action-based episode instead of one that starts slowly with world building also contributes to this confusion. A lot of comments I come across went "WTF is with this water-skiing?" "Huh? What, what?!" and that sort of thing :heh:

I'm REALLY worried Akagi is going to sink at some point(or come very close), either by heroic sacrifice or (let's hope not) Fubuki's fault. And the rest of the last few episodes involve getting her back.

Or leave her as an Abyssal and use that as the premise for a second season! :D

And while the cast is obviously huge I think they can pull this off by focusing on the core team here without having to develop everybody. It's like in Girls und Panzer, honestly I still have trouble remembering the names of all the other tank crews.

So for all those new to the franchise just focus on Torpedo Squadron Three while us game fans continue to complain/rejoice when our favorite kanmusume appears/don't!

Hopefully the SoL part in the following episodes will strive to explain the world they are in and achieve an acceptable level of world and character building. In this sense having a school setting is imho excellent for this purpose, since the teachers (probably the heavy cruisers and above) could give the viewer a idea of the Kancolle world as they go through their lessons.

And now for something personal. If there's a magazine (the one Poi's reading), then there must be a reporter. And if there's a reporter, that means there's Aoba! All hail Aoba! Let her come to us in full paparazzi glory! \o/

Rokumonsen
2015-01-08, 22:44
So, any chances of seeing the Admiral's face? :heh:

DOmus
2015-01-08, 22:48
So, any chances of seeing the Admiral's face? :heh:

Put a mirror in front of u, imagine what u see in an anime version, there u have your admiral

.:Jason:.
2015-01-08, 22:50
Saw the first episode. I know nothing about the franchise but I thought it was pretty easy to understand regardless. I'm not sure how I feel about the fight scenes but the slice of life was pretty good.

Finally, Sendai sisters are best girls.

cloud04
2015-01-08, 22:52
i must say kirishima's hair seems longer in the anime than in the game
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1904210_1569118259973283_1104460664200672465_n.jpg ?oh=182d5d79c2d357555028e5f479f0b61e&oe=553DF8FF&__gda__=1430160199_3b2d1bb0b35f2646e29f81b28da84cd 4

Requiem-x
2015-01-08, 23:36
I think that's probably the common complaint that fans have of this episode. The irony is that the idea of using lines from the game may have been intended as service to the players of the fans in general, but they went overboard with it and ended up irritating the very people they had wanted to please :heh:

I wonder what the japanese crowd think. I've already seen a few fanworks parodying scenes from the episode.

Hopefully the SoL part in the following episodes will strive to explain the world they are in and achieve an acceptable level of world and character building. In this sense having a school setting is imho excellent for this purpose, since the teachers (probably the heavy cruisers and above) could give the viewer a idea of the Kancolle world as they go through their lessons.

I don't think there's much world to build here, unlike SW. This will most likely be a series done or undone by its characters. The teachers are there to, well, teach our little budding Fubuki the gist of things, and hopefully be likable. On that note, I never expected Ashigara to make it in, specially since in the 4koma that follows a school like enviroment, other ships are the teachers.

And now for something personal. If there's a magazine (the one Poi's reading), then there must be a reporter. And if there's a reporter, that means there's Aoba! All hail Aoba! Let her come to us in full paparazzi glory! \o/

That is quite likely, I think, or at least I hope.

Saw the first episode. I know nothing about the franchise but I thought it was pretty easy to understand regardless. I'm not sure how I feel about the fight scenes but the slice of life was pretty good.

Finally, Sendai sisters are best girls.

Glad to see a newcomer likes the SoL part.

Sendai is cool, but they should be getting some strong competition next episode.

risingstar3110
2015-01-08, 23:41
Can't wait to see Kongou turn to shine in SoL part, probably next episode.


But honestly was real surprised at how much content they could packed into ep 1. Any other anime would have prolong the introduction part and end ep 1 with Nagato "we will prepare the offensive". Then have ep 2 showing the girls being prepared for it, more Fubuki fiddled around telling the truth about her inexperience, and the Abyssal Hime won't appear till the end of Ep 2. Then more dramatic and flash back and the rest of this episode will pan into ep 3

Death Usagi
2015-01-08, 23:42
So if the girls are normal size, why even fight with such puny weapons? Why not get a full size destroyer and obliterate everything in one shot? This anime makes no sense so far, and I've seen lots of crazy anime like this but at least there is some logic behind it.

Anyway it was enjoyable, kinda like Girls und Panzer and arpeggio of blue steel put together.

Didn't you see the opening phrases? The only ones that can stand against the Abyssals/Shinkaisei-kan are the Fleet Girls/Kanmusu, which means other standard weapons are totally useless.

Miraluka
2015-01-08, 23:47
@risingstar3110

I could swear you're talking about Dragon Ball.

Requiem-x
2015-01-08, 23:51
@risingstar3110

I could swear you're talking about Dragon Ball.

Actually, SW did something similar in its first season, taking its sweet time to establish things for a series with such a simple hook and plot. Kancolle didn't waste time.

rladls2121
2015-01-08, 23:53
That red dot, can it be?

ACertainStark
2015-01-09, 00:01
Actually, SW did something similar in its first season, taking its sweet time to establish things for a series with such a simple hook and plot. Kancolle didn't waste time.

It didn't take certain things anywhere either from season to season. Was kind of disappointed.

I hope they don't do that going from season to season. Though I recall it was posted they are already working on the plot for one?

Estavali
2015-01-09, 00:21
Can't wait to see Kongou turn to shine in SoL part, probably next episode.


But honestly was real surprised at how much content they could packed into ep 1. Any other anime would have prolong the introduction part and end ep 1 with Nagato "we will prepare the offensive". Then have ep 2 showing the girls being prepared for it, more Fubuki fiddled around telling the truth about her inexperience, and the Abyssal Hime won't appear till the end of Ep 2. Then more dramatic and flash back and the rest of this episode will pan into ep 3

Probably Kusakawa's style (he directed the Nanoha series). After all this is the man who, at the very first episode, threw a rampaging monster at a 9-yo girl and her ferret. I guess he feels there's no need to go easy this time with anthropomorphised warships, greenhorn or not :D

Miraluka
2015-01-09, 00:25
^
That's not a first though.

Death Usagi
2015-01-09, 02:15
We were tricked. The Yuudachi is a fake. She is a spy.

Her true identity was:


IONA O_O

http://i.imgur.com/HGxDsEy.jpg

RX-78GP04G Gerbera
2015-01-09, 02:26
We were tricked. The Yuudachi is a fake. She is a spy.

Her true identity was:


IONA O_O

http://i.imgur.com/HGxDsEy.jpg



B-but then...who is the KanColle I-40? o_o

*dramatic music*

lfhoule
2015-01-09, 03:51
Maybe it's too early in the series for this, but I was sort of expecting / hoping for some cross-over nod back to Arpeggio of Blue Steel as it occurred when Arpeggio ran with the end cards.

LoweGear
2015-01-09, 04:46
Maybe it's too early in the series for this, but I was sort of expecting / hoping for some cross-over nod back to Arpeggio of Blue Steel as it occurred when Arpeggio ran with the end cards.

The end card for this episode featuring Arpeggio's and Kancolle's Mayas were posted earlier though:

https://i.imgur.com/KhHiK7dl.jpg (http://imgur.com/KhHiK7d)



CARNIVAL DA YO