Following the airing of the final and twelfth episode of Kantai Collection, Japanese viewers were elated to find out that the anime series was getting a second season!
Following the announcement, the official Kantai Collection anime website changed its home screen to reflect the news.
There is no confirmation on the format (OVA, Movie, Second season) in which the sequel will be. However, there is a planned re-airing of the anime during the Spring season, which may hint where and when the fleet girls will be back.
Note: As a precaution to avoid confusion, the [第二回「艦これ」観艦式] seen in the picture above does not refer to the second season and/or the airing date, but the “Second KanColle Naval Review” event that will be held in the PACIFICO Yokohama Convention Center on 9 August 2015.
The event will be featuring seiyuus from the anime, such as Nao Touyama, Ayane Sakura, Yuka Iguchi and Ayana Taketatsu. It will also feature the artistes for the opening and ending, AKINO from bless4 and Shiena Nisizawa.
The event tickets are being will be sold via a ballot-based system, ballot applications are only available from purchasing Volume One of the KanColle Blu-ray/DVD. People who purchase the limited edition are entitled to “First-order preceding lottery acceptance”.
Application period for the ballot will start from 27 March 2015 (Fri) 12:00 JST and will end on 19 April 2015 (Sun) 23:59 JST.
Successful ballots will be announced on 22 April 2015 (Wed) 15:00 JST, and the payment period for winners will be from 22 April 2015 (Wed) 15:00 JST to 26 April 2015 (Sun) 23:00 JST.
More information (in Japanese) can be found here.