[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Just as one might have guessed from the game's title]], ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' boasts a ''[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters massive]]'' [[CastHerd cast of]] [[GottaCatchThemAll collectible]], [[MoeAnthropomorphism personified]] WW2 Japanese warships (Kanmusu). Each and every ship has her own distinctive characteristic and personality.
The playable kanmusu can be found in the following sheets, categorized by naval classes:
* '''Characters/KantaiCollectionOne''': Covers the Destroyer and Light Cruiser classes.
* '''Characters/KantaiCollectionTwo''': Covers the Heavy Cruiser, Battleship, (Light) Aircraft Carrier, Submarine classes as well as Auxiliary Vessels.
* '''Characters/KantaiCollectionThree''': Covers the non-IJN ships, from the IJA and Kriegsmarine and other navies.
* '''Characters/KantaiCollectionFour''': Covers the Abyssal Fleet, the enemy faction of the game.
* '''Characters/KantaiCollectionOtherOfficialWorks''': Covers characters that are introduced via one of the printed media, like the manga or light novels.
[[folder:Rashinban Musu / Compass Girl]]
* TheDreaded: Every Admiral is at the mercy of the compass. Pray that the compass fairies don't send your fleet into a dead end after a series of hard fought battles.
* TheDreaded: The greatest enemy no Admiral ever wants to encounter: [[spoiler:a connection error.]]
* GirlishPigtails: [[HairDecorations With ribbons.]]