What happened to the Kancolle franchise?

What happened to the Kancolle franchise?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sunk (heh) by Azur Lane, which was better in every conceivable category.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      AL has more overtly sexual designs, which is not always a good thing
      they can never be as cute as ro-chan, for one

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Cleveland alone is cuter than anyone from KC.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Non japanese stopped pretending to care about it so Azur Lane became the de-facto Shipgirl game

        >nooo my coomer franchise actually has standards you know?!
        lole nobody remembers KC except for shimakaze who is trap bait now

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Non japanese stopped pretending to care
          More like japan didn't care about bringing it to the west, which is fair considering how puritans are hellbent on ruining everything from japan. However this allowed the chinese to eat their lunch.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ro-500 is one of the most sexual characters not only in gaming but fiction as a whole

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Azur Lane
      which now has sunked by Blue Archive

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It is only natural for BA to kill Azur Lane, they have these cute potatoes after all.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        BA is managed by nexon, i wouldn't hold my breath for the future of that franchise

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Believe it or not Nexon is actually managing that game rather nicely, mostly because Yostar has told them to frick off in some occasions and while it's not the monkeymaker for them it's the most consist one revenue wise so they are happy to not frick it up in it's 3 years of life until now.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            that is pure cope to me if nexon didn't wreck BA yet is probably because of the game's director, the second he moves on it is over, blue archive players are amnesiacs that forgot they are shilling for a scummy billion dollar corpo

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          that is pure cope to me if nexon didn't wreck BA yet is probably because of the game's director, the second he moves on it is over, blue archive players are amnesiacs that forgot they are shilling for a scummy billion dollar corpo

          It's jointly owned with yostar for JP. Nexon doesn't have the sole say when it comes to the business side if they want to continue to have a presence in the japanese market

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        so who will sink BA in the future?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The next big cumbait gacha. Uma will join the "immortal" pantheons along with 2hu and CanThis.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Whenever the next gacha that comes out with good/fappable designs.
          Arguably was supposed to be nikke but while it makes a shitton of money it doesn't seem to attract as much fan appeal like, say, azur lane did

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >good/fappable designs.
            >nikke
            lol.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Your loss

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Morbid obese

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >sunked

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          been sunked would've worked but these illiterate hacks will lose their literary proficiency nonetheless.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Azur Lane gays are so obsessed with KC it's pathetic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you wish it was that when theres market for both, they got invaded by too much morons at an executive leve

      Non japanese stopped pretending to care about it so Azur Lane became the de-facto Shipgirl game

      >nooo my coomer franchise actually has standards you know?!
      lole nobody remembers KC except for shimakaze who is trap bait now

      >oomer buzzword
      >in 2024
      literally only homossexual fitcels and ncose shills still forcing that buzzword, if you get triggered by breasts yet posts here youre either a teen homosexual or a femcel and if the latter its "breasts or kys" here

      >Non japanese stopped pretending to care
      More like japan didn't care about bringing it to the west, which is fair considering how puritans are hellbent on ruining everything from japan. However this allowed the chinese to eat their lunch.

      you are in the right, that newbie is either a femcel or a moronic homosexual invader whos raised by puritangays

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the absolute audacity of this spiritual shareholder moron
        you can make the excuses you want lmao your shitty franchise that you never played gatekept itself into irrelevancy

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Not even a KCgay. It's objectively more relevant in Japan than AL is right now. The worst you can say about KC is that it squandered its potential multiple times to become something even greater than it is now

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This. When playing Kantai Correction, players will be brought to tears because of the deep story representing the sacrifices made by Japanese mariners throughout wars. The same could not be said for Azur Lane.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              And azur lane has more to do with idols.
              (which funnily enough isn't even half wrong)

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The moment they took the WW2 out of AL, there was nothing about it that was emotional anymore.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                My source (that revealed itself to me in a dream) was that the AL devs got spooked at their current writing focus coupled with the sudden gargantuan popularity it was having on the JP side. Hence why you don't see them following or directly basing things off of ww2 anymore after you sink kaga/akagi in world 3, they didn't want to piss of either CN or JP side

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Eh. One thing Kancolle has put focus on that AZ hasn't are the IJA ships, and I always found the dichotomy that IJN=Honourable defenders against communism who were tragically led astray while IJA=War Criminals to be something interesting to explore, putting more light on how the two groups were depicted in the following years after the war as well as their rivalry and an assessment how fair said depictions are.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You literally copied that asshurt niconico douga founder comment about AL's rise lmao.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      azur lame is already in decline and never reached kancolle peak kek, chinks on suicide cope watch

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        (You)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He is right though.
          AL has no presence in Japan anymore, and China moved on to far bigger gacha games like Genshin.
          Having a small popularity in the West is the only success they got.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            whatever helps you cope with its constant updates.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Killed by Kadokawa, like so many things.
    They want maximum returns for little investment. So Kancolle remains the same browser game as ever while every other gacha innovates.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Touhou killer they said.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Touhou won
      Kancer collection is dead and buried, end of service no refunds.

      I cant believe CERTAIN touhou doujin music circles made songs for Kancer collection, have a shred of integrity

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Cmon bro, you already won, these kind of posts just make you look insecure and lame

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Its called never letting them forget
          Otaku deserve and had far better series than Kancer collection and zombie Fate, put this corporate gacha swill in the trash where it belongs

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        cringe

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Still around but nobody in the west cares anymore.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i fricked them

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Based anon, got snu snu.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          man I wish that were me..
          sleeping on her giant thighs...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Quite the comfy experience.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Imagine if she farted haha

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >We will never get a game focussing on the abyssals. The biggest wasted potential of all.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        10 years later and I'm still mad about this.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          id love to use my wg42s on hoppo if you know what i mean

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That one doujin where her womb gets penetrated hard.
          That were one of the strongest cums in my life.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >getting to sit on best girl's tail
      It's not fair
      It should have been me

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Try giving her a hamburger, she will let you sit on her tail for sure after that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      For me its evil Kaga

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Abyssal aircraft carriers are peak boat.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Cute!

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you still need to win a raffle in order to play it?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    didnt sexualize the boats enough like most gatcha to stay popular
    two bad animes didnt help either

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Remeber when it was almost kil 2hu
    how tides have turned

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's Asanagi

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They're friends!

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Devs literally murdered it and anything like a fandom. They had a cash cow and did nothing to expand it.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Submarines are weak to anal.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know anything about kancolle, but I do know that video games need more gyaru representation.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What a deadly alliance...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hoppou-chan is always making new friends.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's still doing fine in japan?
    Only the western side of the fandom melted away for other games that treated them better, but the western fandom was always completely irrelevant

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >It's still doing fine in japan?
      Its bleeding players anon

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        good thing kancolle isn't just the browser game. next you're gonna tell me touhou is bleeding players too

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Don't bother to argue with those anons and just post your favorite boats. Every thread has the same "dude kancolle is so dead lmao" and someone going "actually it isn't???" over and over.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        the game proper was never profitable. KC only earned money from derivative works like manga, novels, merchandise, etc.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      its not as strong as it was vtuber and blue archive overtook everything and naturally people lost interest

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    for me it's the depressing WW2 autism snuff doujin

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Musashi getting her head exploded was fun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        full translation when?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Is this being done by the same homie that did the GUP one? Yukiyukite or something like that?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Takotsuboya and yeah the same as the GUP, don't remind me
          love his autistic Pacific theater Kancolle series but goddamn his GUP doujin was a tough read
          just way too much misery porn for me

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            This doujin was worth it for an unobstructed view of anime Nimitz

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous
  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    never make the Abyssals playable

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'd become a whale day 1 if they ever do that or release an abyssal fleet spin off. But chances are they would end up monkey pawing that somehow.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    BAVI
    (Boats Are Very Important)

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's a super old browser game that never moved away from its excel sheet gameplay. The franchise is still alive in Japan, far from its peak popularity, but still doing better than a lot of the gacha games that were supposed to kill it.
    Frankly, it kind of sucks that the series never expanded farther than that browser game style, because the characters really were the selling point.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    KC as coomer thread is always a guaranteed fail

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sopa de Shimakaze, uma delicia!

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do people hate shibafu's art again?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ALgays and their propaganda. Shibafu's art is peak soul.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It doesn't look that good in the game.
      He doesn't attempt to push much effort into the sprites, only the advertisement.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Only westerners who cannot appreciate simpler artstyles. Shibafu is well regarded among Japanese fans and the term potato-face is used endearingly rather than as an insult.
      Gotta admit though he does have a few stinkers, pic related

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >it's been a long day

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's funny how the potato look he came to be known for was not prevalent during the beginning of his KC stint.
        Akagi and Kaga were still looking pretty animish, but then he started to go really round and softer in his design. Also, not a strong emphasis on blush either.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Shibafu Shigure
      SOUL
      Say, is there any unwritten rule that artists are only allowed to draw character they designed? I'm guessing Kadokawa told Shibafu to draw 'buki and Shigu due to them being the anime MCs, but normally he wouldn't drawn any girl that isn't one of his potatoes. No KC artist would draw anyone they didnt design.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They used to do that before the game got big.
        Yoshinori drew Wo for example

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's still popular in japan somehow, i suspect because of the arcade game
    hobby shops in akiba have about as much kancolle doujin works as anything else besides fate or blue archive (or uma musume for sfw)

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I stopped playing it when I couldn't collect more pngs and I had to buy to get more

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They havent done anything to reinvigorate the series in years. Sure, its doing "okay" in Japan but the fanbase is primarily diehard sunkcost cultists that just mindlessly attend events and buy whatever yearly merchandise that Lawson's shits out as some kind of weird brand loyalty (Japanese are notorious for this). I sincerely doubt there are people that can still stomach the """""gameplay""""" of the browser game and the only people I ever see playing arcade are old men trying to satiate their pachinko addictions. No card store sell the cards anymore.
    Devs are in the Pokemon rut, where they are extremely comfortable doing the same thing over and over again and never feel the need to challenge themselves anymore. Like Game Freak, they are also probably incredibly incompetent.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >No card store sell the cards anymore
      ? they still do

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Sure, if you go to the corner of the store you might find a box of commons thrown together selling for 10 yen each. Its not like how it used to be where there were huge sections of a showcase dedicated to shiny rares with firepower upgrades going for thousands of yen.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the way kancolle is now reminds me of how touhou is doing funnily enough. both are handled by creators who don't really have the desire nor ambition to match with their unexpected popularity, so they both kind of just stagnate. contrast that with nasu who made fate into an absolute titan of a franchise

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Touhou has the advantage of ZUN letting the fans do mostly whatever they want. Touhou survives off of the community, who makes some pretty good games, remixes, and animations every once and a while.
        KanColle is stuck with some shitty browser game, and an arcade game that still plays a lot like the browser game, but better presentation and more money grubbing.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >an arcade game that still plays a lot like the browser game, but better presentation and more money grubbing.
          Really cannot be emphasized enough. KC Arcade's pretty and all but damn playing that for a long time burns a hole in your pocket. Makes rhythm game pricing look like a steal in comparison

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The lack of good kancolle fangames is a missed opportunity. Imagine if all you had with respect to touhou was just the official bullet hells

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The lack of good kancolle fangames is a missed opportunity. Imagine if all you had with respect to touhou was just the official bullet hells

          I wanna work on a KC fangame and stealth release it. Since I'm a filthy gaijin they'll have a harder time sending the Yakuza after me.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Do it anon. I believe in you.
            Since I too am a filthy Gaijin Pig, I desire to romance Iowa. I say this in hopes that she will be saved from the limbo that is KC.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It will be focused mainly on abyssals but some shipgirls like Iowa will also be included.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Thank you anon, I can die in peace.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        2hu is a one man project so it is understandable if he wants to keep it mainly as a hobby and for his music.
        KC on the other hand tried to expand to other areas with the manga, anime and ps vita port all of which sucked dick and clearly show Tanaka can't expand upon the base concept without having the project suck dick or bomb.
        The latest anime specially, it had more direct involvement from him and it must have been the biggest anime bomb in 2022-2023

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          i didn't even realize there was another kancolle anime recently. what went wrong with it this time?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >got delayed for like 3 years
            >kadokawa made a new studio for it, this was going to be its first project
            >shit gets delayed so much it isn't even the studio's first work
            >finally, a release date is announced
            >it will consist of only 8 episodes
            >first three episodes have a lot of animation issues and QUALITY
            >gets delayed again because of this
            >next few episode airs but the next one gets delayed also
            >plot was supposed to be darker but defeated shipgirls are just sent home in the lamest way
            >most episodes are lethargic and barely anything happens
            >final 2 episodes get delayed for another month
            >all episodes are getting low scores in Nico Video despite how everything gets highly rated there
            >all the shipgirls get killed by the abyssal fleet in the final episode but feels super rushed so you don't even get to see what the abyssals do after winning, just the shipgirls reincarnating as normal people living normal lives
            >blu-ray release also bombs

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Sounds like it got mismanaged to hell and back. How do you frick up a botegirl anime that's been in production for years and already had a prior anime to learn your mistakes from? like goddamn

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >just the shipgirls reincarnating as normal people living normal lives
              LMAO for real? not even fairies? Do they go to an alternate universe or do normal schoolgirls exist in the KC universe?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The anime is weird. The first season and movie seemed like they were in some eternal purgatory, fighting forever until some sort of purification of their souls.
                The new season just went right into a WW2 reenactment, but still with that purgatory aspect of fighting their evil side.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No fairies after the abyssals win iirc.
                What follows is just a short montage showing them walking around the city in casual outfits and that's it.
                I guess the world became peaceful once the abyssals won lmao

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The anime should really just be cute shipgirls doing cute things. None of the drama shit is ever going to make anyone happy.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Indeed. Have silly interactions with them and the abyssals just goofing around like so many fanworks do.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              We all know what the abyssals will do after winning.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Accurate

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Me and my secret wives after the war ends.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Kino

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          idk why they just don't port Arcade to consoles and-or PC.
          Or hell, make a 3D game based on that. It worked for AL with Crosswave

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Probably Sega frickery. They're the ones who actually developed the arcade game if I'm remembering right and sega in general doesn't release pc ports for their newer arcade games

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The game must make more money from whales instead of a single 60$ purchase. The arcade centers are probably against a home port also

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There was another kancolle show?
          I've tried to finish the first one twice and both times I gave up

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Two seasons and one movie. The movie comes before Season 2.

            The anime is weird. The first season and movie seemed like they were in some eternal purgatory, fighting forever until some sort of purification of their souls.
            The new season just went right into a WW2 reenactment, but still with that purgatory aspect of fighting their evil side.

            KC anime lore is weird, yeah. Like, evil Kisaragi was an abyssal there, then got sunk and became a shipgirl again. You'd think they go back and forth between abyssals and shipgirls, but now you tell me they can reincarnate as normal girls?
            wtf are the writers smoking

            Why couldn't they just adapt Fubuki's 4koma and call it a day

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >wtf are the writers smoking
              The second season is its own separate continuity iirc

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                That would make more sense.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              You mean when they explained in the movie that kaga was abyssal?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                that, too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        In fairness it took Fate until GO to truly reach maximum presence
        Before it was big for a VN franchise but not mainstream

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >but not mainstream
          come on now, Anon.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Well ok it was still pretty small until Zero came out
            That's when I started noticing the franchise getting bigger
            Then UBW got its adaptation and that's when I really started noticing more newbies

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I wanna marry the Airfield Princess

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Long Hoppo is cute

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous
  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they peaked with her and Shimakaze.
    Luckily, they're both now mmd bawds forever.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >MMD
      Into the trash...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        your loss

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I remember KC being pretty ingrained in military otaku culture, so much that Japan's navy was using it as a recruitment drive, and even Tanaka was a honored guest for launch of one of their new ships .
    Then it kind of went poof. I think it was around the time the fans took it it too far and started leaving love letters and KC merchandise on war graves that ended up being a big controversy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's more likely that Fate gacha caused its downfal, shit was like an infestation.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It died because it was just a proto-gacha game. Gacha games surpassed it in popularity because it had the quality of one but without the accessibility of one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I think it was around the time the fans took it it too far and started leaving love letters and KC merchandise on war graves that ended up being a big controversy.
      Really?

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >KC isn't for pig westie
    >AL is boring now
    Is there anywhere else I can get my shipgirl fix?

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Winter Comiket 103 (Dec 2023)
    Kancolle peak has long passed but its fan presence still aint close to being dead

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Uma Musume #4
      >zero lewds
      Suffering.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And that's a good thing

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Good.
        Uma content being actually about the girls and their quirks instead of out of character porn is better

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Japanese told gaijin to frick off and gatekept them right the frick out. That resulted in it being a small Japanese botes game made by Japanese for Japanese audience.
    then it got eclipsed by chinese bootleg versions which immediately dashed towards gweilo bucks.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      and then nips lost interest in AL harder than they did for KC.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Gaijin Gweilo Gringo Gucho
      Why do whitey slurs always start with a G?

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Japs are great at conceiving ideas but utterly garbage at capitalizing on them. Its been like this for years. This is why they used to be kings of the gacha industry until chinks and asiatics got better while Japs remain with the same old shit from 2015

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fate is one of the popular gacha games in the world, but it plays like something out of DMM.
      KC could have been bigger, but it refused to move past its browser game. Too bad really, I like the designs more than ALs fantasy/sci-fi gane rip-offs.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fate is one of the popular gacha games in the world, but it plays like something out of DMM.
      KC could have been bigger, but it refused to move past its browser game. Too bad really, I like the designs more than ALs fantasy/sci-fi gane rip-offs.

      Also Uma is doing pretty well despite having no western release or nsfw content.
      It has multiple anime and manga that have been doing pretty well and an upcoming movie.
      Season 3 was not as good as S2 but it certainly was better received than KC.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Horse racing in Japan is HUGE so it's kinda odd they never had a "horse racing but cute anime girls" franchise until now.
        And as we've seen, it's a major success.

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    azur lane having ordinary ships/fighters mixed in really helped. it was dumb as frick just having a handful of normal sized girls skating around on water in a massive empty battlefield.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >it was dumb as frick just having a handful of normal sized girls skating around on water in a massive empty battlefield
      But this also describes azur lane.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no it doesn't

        ?t=194

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >having a handful of normal sized girls skating around on water
      this sounds kino but it wasn't realised in Kancolle.

      >it was dumb as frick just having a handful of normal sized girls skating around on water in a massive empty battlefield
      But this also describes azur lane.

      AL has actual ships as enemies instead of only Siren/other KANSEN

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The problem was that they weren't framed like naval battles visualized with cute girls. Kancolle fights should had been closer to something you see on Star Trek where it's tense moments of action followed by damage control trying to keep them from falling apart at the seams after taking hits.

      Something like this:

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Indeed.
        The fights just don't convey what's cool about naval warfare inside of a gigantic vessel.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It so weird. Tanaka and his team are very autistic about the ship details but seem to know absolutely nothing about naval combat other than the absolute obvious.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You can't have real naval battles without warships, and shipgirls are just girls that can shoot rockets.
          A solution would have been to make it like Arpeggio, but that would make it lean more on the ship aspect rather than the girl part.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not so sure the fact that they're depicted as girls with smokestacks would preclude making it feel like they aren't being used as short-hands for something much grander. Take a closely-recorded account of an engagement, then figure out how you'd depict its nuances while the ships look like girls. If say, Bismark's main propeller gets torn off by a lucky hit by a biplane-launched torpedo, show her leaking oil and slowing to an crawl. If a shipgirl's turrets jam, visualize it as her arm breaking or otherwise being unable to leverage her gun the way of the enemy. Stuff like that can be done and still give the fighting a sense of weight appropriate to the subject matter.

            The biggest difficulty IMO, which both Azure Lane and Arpeggio share is the fact that whole crews are condensed into single characters so you lose the opportunity of having several different perspectives reacting whenever something happens. It's all consigned to the fleet exchanging reports to each other which is more akin to fighter pilots or real robot shows.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sure you can, you have their gear actually take damage rather than everything just being a single HP stat. You have gear that can be repaired or get beyond the point of repair and have to replace broken parts.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Incoming /ss/ doujin.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Didn't the company behind KC replace it with that one sword gatcha that nobody outside of Japan cares about but is very popular *in* Japan?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Sword gacha
      Do you mean Touken Ranbu? they're both handled by the same company but neither replaced the other.
      And Touken Ranbu kinda disappeared, two. It had a SoL cutesy anime that spanned two seasons and a serious drama anime. A movie was also in the works but seems to be frozen

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It didn't replace it. It's just a project aimed at fujo.
      Better managed than KC but not as big due to it having limited appeal for male otaku

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      TouRan is still around but its fanbase is 200% fujo.

      Winter Comiket 103 (Dec 2023)
      Kancolle peak has long passed but its fan presence still aint close to being dead

  39. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  40. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can't respect azure lane because it gives undeserved popularity to ships that were garbage in real life by making them meta or giving them horny character design. cumcolle was better and gave shit ships appropriately shit stats, although unfortunately it has been going hard on sekrit documents lately.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Buddy, many of ALs best ships are mostly those that were never made, just paper, or made up by some Slav game developer.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that's just as bad. leave that shit to wargaming.

  41. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kancolle will never be this kino
    the CGI wolf is shit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How did Kancolle managed to get such a shit anime and literally anything else?
      Even their decision to make the arcade game Japan's only is fricking stupid.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The budget for AL's anime went only to the first two episodes, and that was it. Every episode, except maybe the last one saw a sharp decline in quality, and the fights became awful and really boring.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Didn't the last two episodes also get delayed? lmao.
          I remember an episode with AWFUL quality, but also had some serious sakuga during the final five minutes or something.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I guess if you are really going to be flimsy with the naval warfare aspect of your ship girl game, might as well go hammy and make it more of a magical girl show.
      The only problem is this the only time we see such spectacle, and everything else becomes really low key and more KC like.

  42. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    MOGGED BY AZUR LANE.

  43. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the sword gacha got colonized by fujos
    originally i hear it was supposed to be more omnipandering ecause it was about cool dudes who are the fukken bone of their sword, but then the fujos caught wind about that sword/sheathe game dynamicand the rest is homostory

  44. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    devs did literally fricking nothing with it.
    they release like 4 new ships a year that aren't worthless dd/ddes, they release remodels even slower, 90% of their events involve real life collabs, they never tried to improve their extremely heavy rng gameplay that is just two static portrait rows with some basic effects, and they refuse to release on a non-dmm platform or make an english UI.

    Hell, one of their flagship girls that really caught attention was Shimakaze. What did they do with that? Absolutely fricking nothing, that's what. She still only has her basic b***h level 20 remodel which means she's mediocre, especially compared to other destroyers with multiple remodels, she's been given new art a grand total of 1 time for a temporary event, and she doesn't even have hourly lines.
    The state of Shimakaze is the perfect example of why kancolle is a failure.
    other mobage give more attention to literally who low rarity filler characters than kancolle gives to one of their most popular characters.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Shima had her own manga

  45. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    still more popular than the chinese ripoff in japan. The ip is highly protected and being sat on for no fricking reason other than greed

  46. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  47. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >FOTM Touhou killer
    Keeeeeeek

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      KC was bigger than Touhou for a good 3-4 years.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They are both otaku mainstay now and Kancolle has lived/will live longer than most gacha/social games

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This would be all the more sweeter if ZUN himself wasn't stagnating. The last decent game / manga story he put out was 10+ fricking years ago

  48. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you could have a child breeding naval base the game would be a success, I'm the babymaking admiral.

  49. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Plapping ro-chan's pale untanned dicky while licking her tanned skin.

  50. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  51. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Takemura Sesshus bread and butter.

  52. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ro chan was the best thing that came out of the game. thanks fumikane

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