After the premiere of KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi De‘s fifth episode this week, fans of the show will have to wait until January 2023 before they can watch the next episode. The exact release dates for Episode 6 and the remaining episodes have not yet been announced.
The show previously delayed its fourth episode from late November to December 15 (or December 16 at 12:30 AM JST effectively).
KanColle: Itsuka Ano Umi de is based on the Kantai Collection “fleet training simulation game,” which previously inspired a 2015 anime series and a 2016 anime movie. Itsuka Ano Umi de is not a direct continuation of the previous shows.
The anime is directed by Kazuya Miura (Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!) with Kensuke Tanaka (KanColle Movie co-writer) as series composer and scriptwriter, Chika Noumi (Kemono Michi: Rise Up) as character designer and chief animation director, and Kaori Ookoshi (12-Sai) as music composer. ENGI is in charge of the animation production.
Kantai Collection originated as a Flash-based browser game in 2013 and switched to HTML5 in 2018. There is also an Android version. Aside from the anime adaptations, there have also been various manga, light novels, and more.