Wake Up, Ship Girls! It’s KanColle Episode 3!

Posted by DiGiKerot in Kantai Collection at January 22, 2015 on 10:56 pm

Well, that was sure a potentially interesting episode.

To get the thing which is potentially obvious out of the way upfront, the W Island here is a thinly disguised reference to Wake Island, no-doubt masked to at least make it look slightly like the Abyssal Fleet aren’t the US navy, and that the property isn’t quite as grossly nationalistic as it could be taken as being.

Bath Time with Boat Girls with KanColle Episode 2

Posted by DiGiKerot in Kantai Collection at January 22, 2015 on 10:11 pm

Excuse me whilst I teach people to suck eggs for a while.

So, in the second episode of KanColle, there’s a scene where Fubuki bumps into Akagi in the bathhouse. Akagi apparently took some minor torpedo damage in the skirmish from the first episode, and as such is taking a soak (and popping bubblewrap) whilst she’s being repaired. Much to her delight, particularly given she was otherwise going to be stuck there for the next fifteen hours, the Admiral sent her in an instant repair bucket, allowing her to depart, and consume vast amounts of food, much more quickly.

This scene is a little odd in so much as it’s a realisation of game mechanics in the actual show in a peculiar fashion. I kind of feel like I need to explain the joke somewhat, because it likely comes across somewhat differently to those who play the game than it does to those who don’t.

The Problem with The Kantai Collection Anime…

Posted by DiGiKerot in Kantai Collection at January 9, 2015 on 12:58 am

No matter what you thought of the first episode of the Kantai Collection (or KanColle) anime, I’m sure there was one thing we can all agree on – Mutsuki’s hair is nowhere near as fluffy as it should be. I mean, let’s take a look at her game illustration by means of comparison…