“Finally!”: Kantai Collection x Shimada Humikane


Kantai Collection fans have been celebrating the long-awaited “ultimate collaboration” of top mecha-musume artist and Strike Witches illustrator Shimada Fumikane, in the form of IJN light cruiser Nagara.

Next in formation is Blizzard-class destroyer Sazanami-chan, in a highly effective screening role to lure lolicon away from the big ships:


With an anime adaptation confirmed there is now only the question of whether the story-line devoid and adversary-lacking (a difficult prospect considering the most obvious option is the entry of a horde of buxom US carriers into the franchise) franchise will turn out as a latter day Strike Witches or else a mere BRS, and whether Japanese creators can once again cunningly rewrite history so the IJN and USN are friends…

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    Avatar of Kurocha
    Comment by Kurocha
    07:10 21/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    "rewrite history so the IJN and USN are friends…"

    Pretty sure the IJN and USN were friends during the war,what did you guys learn in history?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:36 21/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    What's this IJN & USN you rant about, I thought it was Fuso and Liberion navy?

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    Comment by Shadow C
    09:28 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Imperial Japanese Navy-chan Just wanted United States Navy-senpai to notice him.

    (Senpai noticed)

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Following the Potsdam Declaration by the Allies on 26 July 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 August and 9 August respectively....

    Thats what I learned at least....

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan was prepared to sacrifice 20 million civilians to get the allies to end the war on favorable terms.
    Good thing that didnt happen...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:04 22/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Go read more critical history than what your country force feeds you. US wanted to scare russia with their tech and decided civilian deaths were a small price to pay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 23/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and yet those bombs still saved lived.

    US acted in its interest, and that interest coincided with the interests of humanity, though saving Japanese lives was the least of the primary concerns (however it was not secondary, due to the wish for a strong ally in the future).

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:25 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    They probably are referring to that minor disagreement that started with Pearl Harbor and ended with the Japanese surrender (1941-45). You may have heard about it. It was called World War II (the Japanese refer to it as the Great Pacific War).

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:30 21/10/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    You apparently slept through the part about World War II. Do the names Pearl Harbor, Midway, Coral Sea, Iwo Jima, Hiroshima and Nagasaki ring a bell?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:09 22/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You're either completely unknowledgeable about Strike Witches or your joke detector/interpreter is seriously broken.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:54 23/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @13:05 Okay now I understand why you didn't get the joke. You're just too simple-minded / thinking laterally apparently isn't one of your fortes.

    Comment by Anonymous

    In Strike Witches there was no IJN or USN. It was Fuso and Liberion. YOU are unknowledgeable and there was no joke.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:03 22/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Next: girls with tank armors but hey,how come Sunrise doesn't come up with an anime that features girls with Gundam armors?There are pictures of these since 1990s.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 22/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Parodius the animation... Not a bad Idea.

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    Comment by Kinny Riddle
    08:42 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shimada Fumukane = FTW.

    Just go with the tried and tested fight against Neuroi-type aliens and we'd all be suckers for the fun. :D

    They could have the USN (Liberion) ships as the IJN's (Fuso) major rivals and/or BFF, throw in the Royal Navy (Albion) for good measure

    They may or may not choose lump Australian ships into the Royal Navy, taking into considering all that British Empire stuff.

    Not too familiar with New Zealand and Canadian ships in action in the Pacific. Then again, whoever said the action had to take place in the Pacific? After all, Japanese Zero jets not appearing in Europe didn't stop Yoshika-chan going there.

    Right, I think I'll stop here before I go all fanboi crazy about doing a crossover with Strike Witches.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    IJN and USN is friends IRL.

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    Comment by Sado-Sensei
    17:29 21/10/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    The Imperial Japanese Navy ceased to exist at the end of WW2, sillies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "(a difficult prospect considering the most obvious option is the entry of a horde of buxom US carriers into the franchise) franchise will turn out as a latter day Strike Witches or else a mere BRS, and whether Japanese creators can once again cunningly rewrite history so the IJN and USN are friends…"

    Are you stupid or what ? Why do you have to bring in the USN even though they have already appeared in game ?

    And why does kantai Collection need to have a story ? It does not have a story board at the beginning, why bother to add one ? Why not just focus on cute girls doing cute things why chewing on resources and drive the admiral mad ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:11 22/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Why not just focus on cute girls doing cute things why chewing on resources and drive the admiral mad ?"

    Just got a chuckle out of imagining public outcry against an anime depicting the IJN's prized (and expensive) fleet doing nothing but lazing around and wasting taxpayer dollars. Though I guess it's not a complete waste; they ARE cute, after all.

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    Comment by DeadKing
    12:59 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    So whats the point of attaching parts of ships and plans too girls ? Make no fucking sense whatsoever

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    09:37 22/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The point is fun.

    Read any strike witches doujin and you'll realize the mecha parts never get into the equation.

    Heck, even kancole hentai ignores the mecha parts for the most part.

    Its a fun hobby more than sexual fetish.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:58 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    the sense is to make her kill herself out of depression... the ships are ment to suppress her happyness.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 26/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was long overdue.. I kinda surprised Humikane wasn't involved in this yet, but better late than never.

    and so many "Anime today sucks HURR-DURR..." If you can't stand it, go watch your old ASS shounen anime

    Nobody is forcing you to watch this kinds of moe military stuff you Type A Otaku Nazis!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:26 21/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Strike Witches took a bit of suspension of belief, but this just looks silly.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I doubt this would even work in Anime Form.
    Gigantic Humans with Ship Parts on it?
    Fuck, id rather watch Attack on Titan again.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yep, today's anime has become pure shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:37 22/10/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Kantai Collection is a online card game, not an anime you dumbfuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:20 22/10/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I miss the days of (even more) hilariously bad anime title localisations, terrible animation, equally bad sound design, and dubs that caused the ears of 8/10 adults to bleed profusely upon exposure, or if you were lucky, Hong Kong subs that knew less English than they did Japanese. Anime was good back then.

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