The official Youtube channel for Kadokawa anime has streamed the first anime commercial for the upcoming anime adaptation of the popular Japanese mobile social card game Kantai Collection, which follows World War II warships reimagined as moe girls. The main cast of Kantai Collection: Kan Colle was earlier revealed and features Sumire Uesaka (Sanae Dekomori in Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!) as Kuchikukan Fubuki, Saki Fujita (Ao Nanami from Yozakura Quartet) as Kuubo Akagi, and Yuka Iguchi (Mako Reizei in Girls und Panzer) as Kuubo Kaga. There series will be directed by Keizo Kusakawa (Akuma no Riddle, Dog Days) and produced by Diomedea (Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Akuma no Riddle).
The Kantai Collection: Kan Colle anime will be airing from January 7 next year during the Winter 2014/2015 anime season.
Here is the key visual for the anime:
Kantai Collection: Kan Colle is an anime adaptation of the popular online, card browser game Kantai Collection. The game launched in April last year and currently has more than 1.7 million players. The game centers around naval card battles, where naval ships are represented by “Fleet Girls”. The battles are automated for the most part, where the main meat of the game being the strategy, card collecting and grinding. The game is very popular, with a slew of merchandising being released after the game’s release; from table top games to manga, and light novels to this anime adaptation. A PlayStation Vita title is currently in production.
TV adaptation of the online browser card battle game.