Fanfic Recs: Kantai Collection

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     Comics, 4-Komas and other visual fics 
Rabaul Base's Shiba Dog Admiral and the Fleet Girls' Everyday Lives by suetake (kinrui)
  • Recommended by Gunbazca, Night
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A Slice of Life series with an Author Avatar in the form of a cute, cuddly dog-man. Some stories were ostensibly Very Loosely Based on a True Story of the author playing the game. At least in the beginning. Gradually gains continuity, first in the form of an awkward courtship between Captain Yonehara, the commander of a supply convoy, and Ashigara, followed by the shiba-inu admiral himself gaining an in-universe justification for joining the IJN and commanding his ship girls.
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  • The Tiny Admiral's Holiday by Mizuki Maya
    • Recommended by Myssa Rei
    • Status: Published.
    • Synopsis: What happens when the Fleet Office sends a cute grade-schooler as its representative Admiral, and how the girls she's supposed to lead turn into her babysitters instead. Diabetes-inducing, for sure.
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  • The National Fleet Kindergarten by Ko Ru Ri.
    • Recommended by Myssa Rei
    • Status: Ongoing.
    • Synopsis: The everyday experiences of Akagi, the Admiral, and Kaga, as they run a kindergarten for younger ship girls. Yet another Diabetes-inducing series.
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  • A Destroyer's Destiny by zepher (makegumi club)
    • Recommended by CodenameStrike
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: A 4koma series that begins with Satsuki pondering over her capabilities as a destroyer, later on dwelling into more serious topics like the origins of the enemy Abyss Fleet ships... Loses the 4koma format entirely once the destroyers from the neighboring naval district come and visit.
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  • Tea Time with Kongou & Houshou by shimotsuki iko
    • Recommended by CodenameStrike
    • Status: Finished
    • Synopsis: Kongou and Houshou fighting to see which is more suited for Admiral, black tea or green tea.
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  • Nagatsuki Is Doing Her Best by Ichimi
    • Recommended by MyssaRei
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: The day to day life of Nagatsuki, as she works as a secretary in a certain naval district, keeping things running for a strangely-absent Admiral.
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  • The Old Admiral and His Ship Girls
    • Recommended by MyssaRei
    • Status: Completed.
    • Synopsis: All of which has form will break someday.
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  • PuchiColle! by Yuureidoushi
    • Recommended by tehSandwich
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: A Petit Idolmaster parody featuring the ship-girls and the Abyssal Fleet with Super-Deformed mysterious creatures resembling them. At first, it has a very tenuous continuity which consists of the puchis appearing and random gags but it eventually gains continuity once the Admiral formally appears for the first time and the "Puchi Nursery" is formed.
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  • Fleet Journal by yua
    • Recommended by: FireKiller87
    • Status:: Ongoing.
    • Sypnosis: The story of a newly appointed admiral at the Yokosuka Naval Base with Inazuma as his starter ship. Who also needs to acts as the resource manager since this admiral burns through them like there's no tomorrow. Said admiral also got the devil's own luck. (His first construction? Kongou. His first carrier recipe? Kaga. Not to mention that he already got Suzuya.)
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  • Fantasy Fleet Theater: Provisional Marriage by Masukuza J
    • Recommended by: FireKiller87
    • Status: Complete. Has sequels.
    • Synopsis: The Admiral has a big announcement, what with HQ finally giving its go-ahead. However he chooses the wrong place at the wrong time to make said announcement. How can Kaga get him out of the hole he managed to dig himself into?
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  • Fantasy Fleet Theater: The Carriers' Vacation by by Masukuza J
    • Recommended by: FireKiller87
    • Status: Complete. Has follow-ups.
    • Synopsis: The Admiral shows his gratitude for Valentine's day, as well as Kaga's construction anniversary, by funding a hot springs trip for all his fleet carriers. Also shows how it's a BAD IDEA to have Akagi along when there's an all-you-can-eat menu involved.
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  • The Beginning by Boushi-ya
    • Recommended by: Gunbazca
    • Status: Finished, with side stories
    • Synopsis: Aptly Named comic with an in-depth in-universe look on how humanity came to gain the knowledge on shipgirls, how the Abyssal Fleet rose and become a menace, and how humanity fought back. Basically, almost all the gameplay mechanics weaved into a tale.
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  • The Macho Admiral and the Fleet Girls by Tonda
    • Recommended by: NZRedBaron
    • Status: Finished, with Side Stories.
    • Synopsis: A Slice of Life series starring a burly but kind-hearted Admiral (who bears a passing resemblance to M.Bison), and the strange antics that he and his Fleet Girls get up to. Mostly comedic, but becomes a little more serious as it goes on.
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  • Historical KanColle by Sakazaki Freddy
    • Recommended by: Gunbazca
    • Status: Ongoing presumably, the format is rather similar to an endless comic strip
    • Synopsis: Another Aptly Named comic, this time about the history of the Pacific War as told by the KanColle girls. Be forewarned that many pages are not yet translated due to the handwritten script and the relatively-large volume of the work.
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  • Kantai Collection - Kouji Manga by Kouji (campus life).
    • Recommended by MyssaRei
    • Status: Ongoing, with spinoffs.
    • Synopsis: A series of comedic vignettes featuring a rather hapless (and swimsuit-loving) Admiral at a certain naval base. Has some continuity, as the spinoffs build off the details of the previous strips (like the Akatsukis all being married to the admiral), but more obvious when featuring the female admiral from the neighboring naval base.

    Everyday Hoppo-chan and Wanko-chan by Yamato Nadeshiko.
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  • Pacific- World War II US Navy Shipgirls by Morgane of the Mists
    • Recommended by Rmpdc.Dcstr94
    • Status: Ongoing, with a Second Volume announced by the author.
    • Synopsis: An artbook featuring the US Navy . This book, currently at its first volume, features your favorite US Navy ships in Moe Anthropomorphism form. Most notable among them is USS Enterprise (CV-6), the equivalent of both The Hero and Big Good in this work for obvious reasons. This link features more US ship girls by the same artist, which have yet(?) to appear in the upcoming volumes. Currently, a Volume 2 has been announced, though information at this time is currently limited. The backstory for this one is essentially an Expanded Universe/ Alternate Universe to the main series, with the US Navy ship girls heavily implied to actually helping fight the Abyssal threat alongside/ just like their IJN counterparts.
    • Now has its own page: Pacific World War II Us Navy Shipgirls
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  •      Textual Fanfics 
    Ambience: A Fleet Symphony by Hieda no Akyuu
    • Recommended by: magictoaster
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Set in the summer of 2029, an alternate world is beginning to recover from the fallout of a nuclear World War III. Society has collapsed, and governments around the world have been reduced to nothing more than local power holders vying for global power. But underneath the rubble of the war lie secrets of a forbidden technology that may bring the world out of its misery, or end it.
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  • Crossovers

    Murasa vs Kancolle by gaoo (frpjx283).
    • Recommended by Andyzero
    • Status: Ongoing
    • Synopsis: Captain Murasa, the spirit of a drowned sailor; finds some common ground with the Abyssal Fleet. But she was saved by a saint; and their grudge has not been appeased.
    • Tags: Crossover, Touhou
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  • Shipping

    Sakura no Kantai/The Cherry Blossom Fleet by Okitou Endo.
    • Recommended by MyssaRei
    • Status: Published.
    • Synopsis: In the aftermath of a major battle, an admiral finds out that the greatest losses often hit close to home.