The premiere of the long-awaited Kantai Collection anime by Diomedea sent massive shockwaves throughout the anime community in Japan and abroad. Fans of the browser game, as well as anime fans who were exposed to the franchise through the unending bombardment of fan art and memes on social media, were equally shocked to discover that the show’s first two episodes were actually kinda decent.
“I’ve been a huge fan of the browser game for a while now,” said KanColle fan Nancy Young from Lexington, KY, “but never in a million years did I expect the anime to not suck ass. It seems to have a real plot, action sequences, some mystery and drama, but also lots of fun, colorful characters and a bunch of amusing references to the game. This could take a while to digest.”
Other fans found themselves in uncomfortable situations as a result of the surprising start, like Lucas Chang of St. Louis, MI. “I lost a bet on a football game and the penalty was that I had to sit through the first two episodes of KanColle. But now I think I’m hooked. I’m going to have to watch every episode… Oh my god. I may even have to play the browser game! But I don’t know how to use a proxy! Where do you even find out how to run a proxy?!” he shouted before hanging up on our correspondent.
Emotions ran similarly high in Japan, where spontaneous celebrations broke out after the premiere didn’t suck, eventually resulting in Akiba being burned to the ground. Officials said this was the worst Akiba fire they’ve seen since the riots following the premiere of Yuri Kuma Arashi the previous Monday.