Kantai Collection: Kan Colle Movie

Movie (1 ep)
2016
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Kantai Collection: Kan Colle Movie is a sequel to the first Kantai Collection anime series. Most of not all of the cast returns for this movie with some extra additions made as well. It's an action heavy movie that caters to fans of the series with it's expansive cast of popular characters from the game. Once again part the focus point is Fubuki and her crew however less so than the first season for most part of the movie.The movie is partially drama and largely action orientated with almost the last two thirds of the movie being an ongoing action scene with minor intermissions. The story starts out with an action sequence and the recovery and discovery of a irragularity starts of the main plot of the movie. This slowly build up with an uncomfortable atmosphere till an dramatic reveal takes place which is very central to the setting and plot. The following events that come from this are of course character driven in the beginning but reach the main plotline in the end as well as together with this irragularity another has formed. While they do not know the origin of this one unlike the other things are set up for the large battle to commence.  AnimationAs a movie one would expect the animation to be an improvement over the original anime series which holds true being more animated and having quite impressive enviroments at times. However the setting doesn't always give amazing backdrops all the time which gives some quite impressively animated elemental effects together with the girls moving on water. While the TV series certainly didn't have bad animation the quantity of good animation in this sequel to the TV series certainly makes the battles nicely intense. SoundThe original quite solid voice cast from the game returns. As with the original game the cast still voices multiple characters believably. The music is largely unnoticable while it doesn't ''oomph'' up the series it merges nicely with the battles and isn't distracting. The ending theme is a familiar piece known from the game. While not blowing us away with anything it all fits together well, from cannon sounds to voiceacting it's all very much good enough and at times even impressive. Characters The movie continues with the character building it had done before so there's few explorations of character in here for anyone other than Fubuki, Mutsuki and ''spoiler''. While some fan favourites are introduces and get character establishing moments, namely Tenryuu, Tatsuta, Kako, Furutaka and Ryuujou this doesn't really amount to anything other than a nod to the fandom that they know they wanted these characters to show up, still these characters are nice nod to the fans and enjoyable even if only background characters to the plot for the most part.  Overall, the anime series continues were it left off with this movie. This movie improved over the original TV anime. While very dramatic and at times perhaps seeming overbearing to some the animated movie sets out what it wants to do and that is provide a dramatic combat riddled story with characters that the fans all know and love. If you can get over the silliness of waterskating like most fans of this series then the movie if you enjoyed the series will certainly provide you somewhat of the same enjoyment again even if it's a heavier meal to swallow than the original TV anime. 

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