What’s a nice aircraft carrier like you doing in a place like this?
Kantai Collection is at the gamey end of the collectibles spectrum. KanColle began as a web game where you collected virtual cards. You expanded your deck as you played, but you didn’t actually get any physical collectibles – it was definitely a video game.
The characters on the cards, by the way, are simultaneously both teenage girls and battleships – it’s hard to believe no one thought of it before!
Sega-AM2’s arcade version let’s you get physical with the girls by turning their little helms. Saucy!
Photographer and writer covering Tokyo arcade life – the videogames, the metropolis and the people