>I guess I'm investigating to closely for tie ins to Kancolle, since
>eventually we do see at least one shipgirl appear by the end of NW II,
>but "Are they Witches, or will they manifest as Shipgirls" was my
>first thought upon seeing Hibiki and Gangut... err... Red October.
Hibiki is probably a coincidence (she was serving on a different ship), but Gangut <i>might</i> be an earlier manifestation of the same kind of thing that happened to Megumi Sato. It's very hard to tell; Eila isn't a magicologist by any means, and wouldn't have known what to look for back in 1941 if she was. Anyway, unlike Mogami, Gangut is clearly a functioning aerial witch (possibly because she already was one before the ship was sunk), so even if it's a similar phenomenon, the outcome's not the same.
(Also, just for the record: "Reva" is short for "Revolutsiya"; has nothing to do with red. The Russian word for red doesn't even start with R.)
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