The KanColle: Someday in that Sea (KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de) release date is on November 3, 2022, the Fall 2022 anime season. The KanColle Season 2 release date was revealed by the trailer PV that was released on October 3, 2022.
The trailer PV previews various WW2 warships depicted as moe girls.
Take a look:
KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de or KanColle: Someday in that Sea or simply KanColle Season 2 was originally announced during AnimeJapan 2022.
All titles are an abbreviation of “Kantai Collection,” which is 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: What we know so far
ENGI is taking over from Diomedéa as the producer of KanColle Season 2, which is based on the original concept by C2.
The 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
As for the voice actors, a cast member list has been revealed via the anime’s official website, but there’s no word on the corresponding characters.
Nevertheless, we bring you the updated cast list, which includes the following seiyuu, which will, presumably, reprise their roles:
- 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)
KanColle Season 1 (2015) and KanColle: The Movie (2016) were produced by Diomedéa and directed by Keizou Kusakawa, so this is a big change. However, given that the first season aired in 2015, it’s reasonable that many things would change in seven long years.
About the KanColle Game
As mentioned above, Kantai Collection depicts World War II warships as cure girls. The game features many historical ships, including those of Admiral Shouji Nishimura’s fleet.
KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi may or may not 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.
Namely, the series features some of the ships that were part of the real-life Southern Force, which battled the U.S. Navy in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait much longer to discover whether the assumptions were spot on as KanColle: Someday in that Sea will premiere in a month.