Otaku Shimakaze Birthplace Pilgrimage

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The ever increasing popularity of moe anthropomorphized battleship game Kantai Collection has roused further interest in otaku, leading them on a journey to the Maizuru Naval Arsenal Shipyard where Shimakaze‘s impressively equivalent WWII battleship was constructed.

The shipyard is known for having created several of the game’s more notable aquatic forces of destruction, with a public event also having recently taken place, involving a friendly tour, a doujinshi sale and other Shimakaze-related antics.

Images of the event:

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Further events and tours are being scheduled for July, with plans on restructuring the area in promotion of the upcoming Kantai Collection anime – should the more traditional attractions of nearby Kyoto not possess enough appeal.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:57 03/03/2014 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Only Japanese are clever enough to use such thing and revive nationalism in the hearts of disinterested youth.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:30 03/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Actually during an economic down cycle nationalism is always on the rise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:15 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Usually instigated by declaring war on something

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:31 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really, moe actually discourages nationalism

    Moe is something even foreigners can enjoy, bringing people together (why else you here on sankaku?)

    They can even moe-fy countries and other nations, making it harder to hate them

    Now, if people would take it a step further and accept outright hentai (except for the rape and NTR stuff, hentai is very much about love and togetherness), we'd have world peace

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I for one am on Sankaku because of ecchi, not moe. I started coming here for the ero galleries and anime like Queen's Blade and Manyuu Hikenchou. Also, I would definitely upvote you for that last thing you said, lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:30 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really, Japanese moe actually discourages nationalism

    Moe is something even foreigners can enjoy, bring people together (why else you here on sankaku?)

    They can even moe-fy countries and other nations, making it harder to hate them

    Now, if people would take it a step further and accept outright hentai (except for the rape and NTR stuff, hentai is very much about love and togetherness), we'd have world peace

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 03/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Retard of the day spotted.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:42 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Self-proclaimed psychologist spotted. Someone need to arrest this guy.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    18:52 03/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Could be better if they copy the design in Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio Ars Nova from any cool mental model mist ship.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:56 03/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    vote this post >_<)b

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    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 05/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    So... if they went to where Shimakaze was built, will they go on a trip to the Philippines to see where it was sunk?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 10/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh well. Perhaps not too much to scavenge anymore, while where they're at they can think about ordering a successor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 12/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Plausible but not this time.. The KanColle Graveyard Area is still reeling from the havoc caused by Haiyan. The Last thing people there would like to see are hardcore Otaku searching for the Wrecks of their fave ships. Otoh some might see that as potential for money making..

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    Comment by 夏娜酱
    17:28 05/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    英语硬伤的娃 表示好有压力

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:10 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wasn't the Shimakaze a destroyer ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:27 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tourism is tourism. Take advantage while you can.

    Also, consider moe recruitment posters for the Nav--oh, you have those already? Carry on, then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:25 03/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Would bang 24/7/365.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see what you did thar.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You rethar?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I touch Shimakaze's hull does that mean I'm touching her DFC? o7

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    Comment by Neonie
    15:59 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You would have to get on the deck, to touch her delicious flat decks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really? I always considered DFC as being totally flat.
    The original designs didn't have her as being totally flat, and had a bit of delicious meat in them :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:01 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah. You just touched those slender legs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:22 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still think this is one of the stupidest things ever conceived.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:49 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am i the only one who feel this is slightly insulting and ironic, since most crowds wouldn't even care, know, or appreciate the hard work and sacrifice of service men?
    Rather make it into just moe-marketing, i suggest make it into moe-educational-marketing. better yet, use it to bolster the ranks of japan's navy, considering how her neighbour act, she will need it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:27 05/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except that japan doesn't have a navy. Or an army. Or an air-force. They're allowed a "Self Defense Force" and that's it as part of their humiliation for losing WW2. They are not allowed to have any offensive military capability whatsoever. If any of their neighbours attack Japan, it isn't Japanese people who'll protect Japan, it's Americans.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullshit. The JSDF has an airforce on par with most 1st world countries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 06/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe so, However theyre not fully Militarized. As said theyre a Self Defense Force when it comes to anything involving Japan and War you can garauntee America is going to be fighting it for them. Whats the use of Having Ace Pilots when all you can do is Fly around Your "legal" Airspace. Im american and I for one believe we Should Lift the law and let the Japanese Build up a full army.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    However, the actual game itself actually has the history of each and every ship featured in the game, including that part about being sunk.

    Whether any of these guys actually read the history texts was another story entirely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:47 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kantai Collection is shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:32 12/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are shit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    If only other countries could luck into as much success in revitalising interest in their nation's history and heritage. I think this whole Kantai phenomenon is going to have a far-reaching and positive impact on tourism and museum attendance. It's quite admirable, really.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hopefully their next pilgrimage will take them to the place shimakaze was torpedoed, so they can join her on the cold ocean floor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    LEL

    They can sleep with Shimakaze, on the seafloor.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:13 04/03/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Been there, done that.




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