Check out this Official Postcrossing card from Germany! If there’s a subject matter you can come up with, chances are there’s an anime game or series based off of it. So what about WWII ships? Yep, Kantai Collection has you covered. This postcard features Kantail Collection, or KanColle, which originated as a Japanese browser game where real warships are portrayed as anime girls, like you see here. These are known as “fleet girls”, and you, as the admiral, must send out squadrons of them to do missions. The game plays as a collectible card game, and has a mainly automated turn-based combat system (in other words, the fleet girls take turns fighting against enemies), where the admiral’s job is to manage the fleets. The game itself is one thing, but the overwhelming amounts of popularity it garnered spawned a bunch of other material, including a manga/light novel/anime series, an arcade video game, a tabletop RPG game, and boatloads of fan-made works. KanColle is known for having TONS of characters, and I think that’s a big part of its appeal. It’s kinda similar to Touhou Project in that sense, if anyone is familiar with that (sees like two hands raise in the crowd XD) I don’t think there’s an English version of the game available but I would totally watch the series for this. Thanks bunches for this wonderful postcard, Nicola!