KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de key visual released ahead of KanColle Season 2 premiere

KanColle Season 2 is just about to premiere! Pic credit: ENGI

The KanColle: Someday in that Sea (KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de) release date is on November 3, 2022, the Fall 2022 anime season.

Since KanColle Season 2 will premiere on TOKYO MX at 24:30 JST, that is effectively November 4, 2022.

Mere hours ahead of the anime series debut, a brand-new key visual hyping the occasion emerged. Once again, the key visual previews various WW2 warships depicted as moe girls.

Take a look:

This key visual emerged only a couple of hours before the KanColle Season 2 October 3 premiere. Pic credit: ENGI

KanColle Season 2 was originally announced during AnimeJapan 2022.

The title is an abbreviation of “Kantai Collection” — the name of the web browser game that inspired the anime adaptation.  

A key visual was revealed in early September and was followed by another one shortly thereafter.

KanColle Season 2 staff and cast

ENGI is taking over from Diomedéa as the producer of KanColle Season 2. The series is based on the original concept by C2.

The KanColle S2 main cast members include:

  • Kazuya Miura (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!) — director
  • Kensuke Tanaka — scriptwriter, series composer
  • Chika Noumi — chief animation director, character designer
  • Kaori Ohkoshi — music composer
  • Yuichi Imaizumi — music director

KanColle Season 1 (2015) and KanColle: The Movie (2016) were produced by Diomedéa and directed by Keizou Kusakawa.

As regards voice actors, a cast member list has been revealed but there’s no word on the corresponding characters.

Presumably, the seiyuu will be reprising their roles, as follows:

  • Yumi Tanibe (the voice of Shigure in Season 1)
  • Aya Suzaki (the voice of Mogami in Season 1)
  • Saki Fujita (the voice of Fusou, Yamashiro, Suzutsuki, and Yukikaze in Season 1)
  • Yui Horie (the voice of Yamagumo and Asagumo in Season 1)
  • Wakana Miyagawa (the voice of Michishio and Kasumi in Season 1)
  • Mana Komatsu (the voice of Hamakaze in Season 1)
  • Yuki Yamada (the voice of Yahagi in Season 1)
  • Nao Toyama (the voice of Shikinami and Haruna in Season 1)
  • Iori Nomizu (the voice of Shoukaku in the 2016 anime movie)
  • Yui Ogura (the voice of Amatsukaze and Taigei in the 2016 anime movie)
  • Risa Taneda (the voice of Akashi, among other characters)
  • Kozue Hayasaka (the voice of Sazanami and Akebono, among other characters)
  • Ayana Taketatsu (the voice of Yamato, among other characters)

About the KanColle Game

As already mentioned, Kantai Collection depicts World War II warships as cute girls. The game features numerous historical ships, Admiral Shouji Nishimura’s fleet included.

Fans have been speculating that KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi is likely to reference Sho-Go (“Operation Victory”), inferred from the characters revealed via various promotional materials and also from the year 1944 in which Season 2 is set.

KanColle Season 2 features some of the ships that were part of the real-life Southern Force, the very one that battled the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

With just a couple of hours left until the KanColle S2 premiere, we’re about to find out whether the speculations were spot-on!

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