That moe military thing I mentioned in an old post seems closer to becoming a real thing.
Just announced is an anime adaptation for “Kantai Collection,” a browser game that features moe anthropomorphized WWII battleships. Expect to see large guns flanking the outfits of these lovely ladies. Popularity has skyrocketed with a wide range of fan art on hand. One example shown here is with one of the most popular girls, Shimakaze:
Attacking from the Land, Sea and Sky!
In just the past few years military themed anime has taken top spots in otaku viewership. So it looks like we have a good lineup for a moe military to invade our hearts. Let’s take a look:
- Starting off with the skies, “Strike Witches” takes the same approach as Kantai Collection by anthropomorphizing war planes.
- As mentioned earlier, naval operations will be headed by the KC girls.
- For ground coverage, we have schoolgirls in tanks redundantly titled “Girls und Panzer” patrolling the land.
- Need some foot soldiers? We’ll employ the girls from survival game anime such as “Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu” or “Sabagebu!” (anime coming soon). All the while using “Upotte!!” brand guns.
Now that looks like a military that will bring cute to the battlefield. And they are not afraid to use the M-bomb, the Moe bomb that is!
The moe blanket looks to cover much of the military well. Now all we need is a big crossover to tie it all in.