Kantai Collection is a
It’s about a girl called Fubuki Class Destroyer, the main character of the series. But it evolves from that in season 1 and becomes even more during the now airing 2nd season of Kantai Collection. Which has new characters.
This anime has some historical elements to it.
Each girl in the form of battle ships fights off an enemy called The Abyssal Fleet. They tend to come from the sea and attack, forcing soldiers to go out to sea and fight the good fight.
Season 1 isn’t violent like a comparable
Here’s a list of anime shows like Kantai Collection to start watching, in celebration of season 2!
1. Dolls Frontline
Also another anime in the military genre, and one with
The plot is about “dolls”, female androids who have gone rogue, and a certain selection of soldiers have been tasked to deal with this issue. The rogue dolls are also a threat to humans.
If we’re talking about visuals, Dolls Frontline is in a league of its own. It’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing anime to have been released in 2022.
Action-wise, it’s not the best-executed series, but overall it’s comparable to Kantai Collection and a good series adapted from a game to transition into.’
This anime is one of the cutest looking in the
In this anime, the
Don’t expect too much of a serious or focused story in this one, and don’t go into this series expecting to be blown away by the overall writing and quality.
High School Fleet
The main characters, the
Big ships, boats, the ocean, and living within these ships are what you can expect from this anime as far as scenes, scenery, background, locations, and so on.
It’s all done in a
There’s a focused school element as well that runs through classes, what they’re taught in a
4. Love Live School Idol Project
Honoka Kousaka, the orange-haired dere dere character is the main protagonist of sorts. Followed by her friends Umi Sonoda, the hard-working introvert, and Kotori Minami, the cheerful and pleasant girl.
They all form the
It’s an all-girls anime with no male characters in sight for the most part, and a
5. Gunslinger Girl
Made by Madhouse Studios, Gunslinger Girl is the type of anime that feels wrong while you watch it. Because the story is about
After a tragic incident between all the main
Henrietta, one example in the anime knows how to lock and load guns before her teenage years, and is now trained to kill. She and others are conditioned through drugs to keep them in line.
It also suppresses their emotions and feelings somewhat.
Despite being similar to Kantai Collection in a lot of ways, it’s severely more depressing and true to life. With some of the best violin
Girls Und Panzer
Another good example of an anime that highlights and uses the
Miho Nishizumi is the orange-haired main character with a mop for a hairstyle. She has an older sister called Maho Nishizumi who is an influential person in her field of work.
Miho’s friends include Yukari, who’s a passionate girl, Saori, who’s extroverted, Mako, who’s lazy but smart, and Hana, who always seems tired and is taller than others.
They all compete in mock battles called “Tankery” where they fight each other in tanks, a type of sport, but it’s not the real thing as far as weaponry and artillery.
They’re forced to fight and win to save their school from shutting down.
7. Strike Witches
This is a series that’s been running for years with many variations, adaptations, movies, and seasons. Some with their own unique story.
The anime is about a threat. The Strike Unit is created to deal with this
You can think of Strike Witches as a younger version of Azur Lane as far as character designs, ages of characters, and how they look.
There is an
8. Idolmaster Cinderella
Similar to both Love Live and Kantai Collection, Idolmaster Cinderella
In this sense, the writing is a lot like the anime Shirobako, but it’s a good anime to transition into after Kantai Collection for something more relaxing with no violence or action whatsoever.
9. Bodacious Space Pirates
And then there’s Bodacious Space Pirates. An anime that doesn’t sound like Kantai Collection on the surface but is, and an anime most haven’t heard of at all.
It’s a sci-fi series with Marika Kato, the main character, being a pirate, flying around space in the ship called Bentenmaru, and occasionally getting into fights. But not serious fights of sorts.
The anime is more like an action parody of how the action usually turns out, but the main element to pay attention to are the adventurers, the
There’s also an element of cyber warfare as opposed to physical warfare.
A black hole experiment, a gateway to another dimension and a space virus. All of these events are connected to hot monster girls as you journey through this game!