Newly arrived Kickstarter title “Victory Belles” has quickly come under fire due to its obvious lift of the highly similar ship-girl browser game Kantai Collection, an event that has many bewildered as to how the developers thought they could get away with it unnoticed – especially with KanColle’s absurd popularity and the rather blatant effort…

The upcoming Web/iOS title boasts anthropomorphized ship-girls that players can use in naval skirmishes, the same main feature of Kantai Collection that the rather cocky Black Chicken Studios have not even bothered to alter in the slightest.

The Kickstarter pitch video for Victory Belles, replete with an English voice-cast to add further fuel to the flames:

More samples of the game’s “questionable” voice-work:

Victory Belles has managed to amass over $5,000 in Kickstarter pledges in a mere two days, suggesting its copycat fleet may yet pose a threat to the mighty KanColle.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well this happend because the dumbass asian games companys still think to West is a urban legend full of dragons and dwarfs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 25/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dragons and dwarfs LOL XDXDXDXD

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It already looks better than Kancolle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:10 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, Kancolle seems to have no interest in pursuing markets outside Japan. The want for their like is there and someone is just stepping in to fill the void.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 22/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    well, this happen because kacolle company dont even care to make english text version and free region access, im not impressed

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Plagiarism", "copycat", lol
    And I thought people here are at least of average intelligence. Apparently you guys are just a bunch of weebs.

    I guess Doom is just a copy of Wolfenstein 3D, CoD is just a copy of Battlefield, Warcraft a copy of Dune 2000.

    Idiots will be idiots I guess.

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    Comment by YotaruVegeta
    21:00 26/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the games you've listed look totally different from one another, with different plots. This could easily be mistaken for Kantai Collection. If Strike Witches came out after Kantai Collection, I wouldn't call it a copycat or plagiarist. This is a blatant rip.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:00 22/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    lol this is so gay.
    but well its their fault (kantai colle makers) that this emerges ...
    if only they tried working on releasing an english version of their browser game

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Always blame it on the Japanese content creators.

    How about thinking reasonably of why they don't? Chances are the sales volumes will never break even to justify the risk of being targeted by fake femnazis with first world issues and fake SJW without a cause.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:27 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Say that to the creators of Senran kagura, they released one of the SK to west and dont have any problem, the true is to many japs companys dont "fucking care" about USA/EU because are Orthodox in questions of merchandising and all the time think to only Asia exist and the rest of world is full of dragons, and they are always criticized for that for other creators of games for example ZUN from Touho games, and the most famous Hideo Kojima.

    So dont use the excuse of the feminazis, specially when SENRAN KAGURA ESTIVAL VERSUS exist, ok?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:42 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Feminazis and SJWs is not the target audience for the market so they don't lose any money here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who don't even game, watch anime, or read manga, thus not even customers who contributes to the community.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:19 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gay is not the appropriate word, lame is.
    Or are you maybe homophobe?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:54 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is not a single male ship in this game. What do you think will happen when its time for hot boat-on-boat action to go down?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:37 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe you're too highly strong to survive in society?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:43 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    And yet ironically being petulant about the use of the word in that context that's been used that way for a long time is lame in and of itself. Very few if any straight people in the last two generations has really used the term gay in a homophobic light, it evolved into something being lame to the point that lame was not enough to describe it.

    Consider for a moment that instead of being representative of hate of homosexuality, it evolved away from that because homosexual hatred has long since been considered erroneous now in our modern culture.

    However also consider that flamboyant homosexuals are often annoying even to other homosexuals, and essentially lame. They are a hold-over of those times, where projecting one's homosexuality in over the top ways to be noticed for the sake of driving home the fact that homosexuality exists and needs to be given its time to integrate into modern humanity was appropriate for the sake of bringing consciousness to the movement.

    They are unnecessary just as the militant feminists have become unnecessary, and even harmful to the homosexual culture. Being homosexual does not inherently make someone flamboyant, and I literally have never in my life met a flamboyant homosexual who is worth listening to. For example Ross Matthews is what many would consider flamboyant yet is not. Even hearing him speak while he may have the effeminate voice is not devoid of consideration of others or intelligence, which I have experienced as lacking in the majority of flamboyant homosexuals who are self-centered.

    So the simple reality is that while the word may be offensive to homosexuals, it is not as incorrect by its connotative re-definition regardless of dislike. The impression grew over time as the evolution of the homosexual movement surpassed the usefulness of that type of person to be tolerated for the sake of being tolerated. So in the same irony, it represents that which serious and intelligent homosexuals dislike about their own community as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well I'm sure you wouldn't be too comfortable when you were constantly associated with being lame.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:23 27/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love how Sankaku is desperately trying to shit all over this project. Like "how dare they defile the sanctity of KanColle?!?"

    It's exactly because Japan and the game developer are a bunch of assholes that people around the rest of the world have to take it upon themselves to satisfy a demand that's not being met.

    They severely underestimate the popularity of the KanColle game outside of Japan. Frankly, they don't give a shit at all. Even the sight of people willing to shell out 5K for a westernized copy cat doesn't encourage them to attempt to reach out to other audiences.

    This is also the same game developer who made the Monster Musume game. Monster Musume is insanely popular in the west; easily moreso than KanColle. Hell, every new volume of MonMusu makes the NY Times best seller list. Yet they don't care about releasing that game outside of Japan either.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:32 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't need all this drama. I just wanna masturbate to cute underage anime girls so I don't go and release my sexual frustrations into a kid again.

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    Comment by Octopi
    09:57 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Mutsu would sink all of those belles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Es ist Zeit für RACHE! Wir mussen die Juden ausrotten!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like the character design, but kinda sucks this is a rip off. Still, if Kancolle isn't coming outside of Japan, might as well settle with the copy cats, at least that's what I assume some of the people finding this think.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aren't they ashamed to ask people to fund a rip-off?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You clearly fail to grasp how shameless many people are when money or fame are involved.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:19 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is as original as that shitty Flash game that was a knock-off of Bloodborne. lol

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    Comment by warjoke
    22:36 22/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    the only one who might crowdsource this are the people who are salty over not getting their waifu warships due the Kancolle's brutal RNGs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:40 22/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol character designs

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They're not bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:26 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like the character designs. It's unfortunate it had been used for an unoriginal project. Those voice actors were horrible though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not unoriginal. Didn't you hear them use the word 'unique' multiple times throughout the trailer? :P

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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 22/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    lame voice acting lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:18 22/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    how much did they pay sankakucomplex to advertise here?

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    Comment by Justin iZ Here
    01:26 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is about as bad as those awful Chinese knockoffs if not worse, at least the Chinese knock off of Kancolle (Warship Girls) looks halfway decent

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    Comment by marco
    06:32 24/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Warships girls own alot in char design Kancolle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:23 25/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    The pair of guns of this Lion my god:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:21 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Competition is always good,it forces companies to improve theyr products.
    Add in the fact this one got Russian ships,something that kancolle won't do since they fiercely enforce the rule of only axis ships.
    Now if they add good ol averoff il say they won my heart and probably a few shekels off my wallet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:54 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    ->Implying that USS Iowa (BB-61) is Axis
    What? That doesn't sound like "they fiercely enforce the rule of only axis ships".

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dig around the kancolle dev replies,you would see the pattern eventually.

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    03:50 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It would be less of a rip-off IF they ALSO turned into tanks and warships, and not just wore their parts. I remember first seeing Strike Witches and thought, "they turned into planes". but no, they just wore plane turbines on their legs and that was it

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Kancolles - More than meets the eye
    Shipgirls wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Abyssals
    Kancolles - Warships in disguise

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:01 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHAHA +1

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Check out Panzer Waltz if you want tanks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:29 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    there is a kancolle clone with on the smart phone with tank girls, it call Panzer Waltz, and its pretty good and a has a strong story for a clone game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ain't much of a clone IMO, mechanics-wise as well as gameplay is pretty different. but it still anthropomorphizes military shit into grilles. Its like calling WoW a clone of D&D games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well KanColle is blocked for foreign players and DMM do its worst to fight us.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Foreign as in where? Pretty sure there are tons of ways around the region blocking ...

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    Comment by Palmtop Tsundere
    00:00 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Take them down like the Japanese took down the American fleet at Pearl Harbor!

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    Comment by Rya
    01:55 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Impact of that attack is always vastly exaggerated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:28 23/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    So... a big PR victory and self-congratulatory circlejerking while failing to actually finish the job?

    That's so American though.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't be butt hurt, you weeabo fat fuck. lol

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