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Destroyers (DD)

The smallest ship class in the game, Destroyers are characterized as having low armor, attack, and hit point values, with their best guns only reaching up to 12.7 cm (5 inches) in caliber. However, they can also mount torpedoes, and have the highest evasion rates in the game in return, and they truly shine during night battles.
  • Badass Adorable: Mostly portrayed as aged middle-school (the Kagerou class) and younger (the Akatsuki and Mutsuki class), most won't expect that they will be a serious threat. Which is true in a day battle, where anything above a cruiser will only take single-digit damage from them, but not in a night battle, where the badass part comes out.
  • Com Mons: Most of them, anyway. Those that aren't are Rare Random Drops. There's virtually no in-between.
    • Junk Rare: Said Rare Random Drops are generally regarded as this due to destroyers being generally weak, and even where a destroyer would be useful one would usually be better off using a Com Mon with a Magikarp Power than the rare drop. This only applies to the uncraftable destroyers however; Yukikaze and sometimes Shimakaze are still usable in practical situations.
  • Fragile Speedster: High evasion, but low armor and hit points. Some of the stronger destroyers also border on Glass Cannon.
  • Theme Naming: All of them are named after some kind of natural phenomena or a time of the year. Some classes take it further with a majority being named after variants of the same phenomenon.

     The Shimakaze Class 

Shimakaze

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

"I'm Destroyer Shimakaze. I won't lose to anyone in speed. Swiftly like the island breeze."

Shimakaze (Island Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Shimakaze. She often boasts about being the fastest ship and has a cocky attitude. Shimakaze is often accompanied by Rensouhou-chan, familiar-like turrets which originated from Shimakaze's three twin 12.7 cm/50 naval gun turrets.

  • Boisterous Bruiser: Loves boasting about how fast she is, but if she sinks she'll admit that speed isn't enough.
  • Catch Phrase: "So slow!"
  • Expy: She looks quite a bit like Koromo Amae.
  • Fan Nickname: Zekamashi.
  • Foil: To Asashio in Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind
  • Fragile Speedster: Even more so than the other destroyers; true to her real-life basis, Shimakaze has the joint highest evasion stat in the game (tied with Yukikaze, whose evasion stat is for a different reason). Modernized and equipped with a Steam Turbine, she becomes one of the hardest to hit in the game. Yet since she is a destroyer (albeit one with one of the highest armor and hit point levels), a single hit (PvP wise) can knock her out.
  • Iconic Outfit: Who wears a sleeveless sailor top, elbow gloves, a hair ribbon tied like rabbit ears, a microskirt and a very visible thong? That's Shimakaze, alright.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: She is the only Destroyer without any sister ships. In the official 4-koma, she openly writes about it, while in Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind, she acts like a jerkass because she feels lonely and seems happy after befriending her foil Asashio.
    • Meta-speaking, Shimakaze was the only ship of her kind available. Cue Amatsukaze (who's her predecessor) and you have fanart of an extremely happy Shimakaze.
  • Jerkass: In Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Necessary Drawback: Due to her speed and her armaments (her historical counterpart was equipped with an extremely powerful steam engine and more torpedo tubes than other destroyers), she also consumes more fuel and ammo than any other IJN destroyer.
  • Rare Random Drop: The only destroyer other than Yukikaze to drop with a rainbow rarity.
  • Tsundere: Implied.
  • Wolverine Publicity: When viewing the front page of the DMM website, she's the first ship you'll see.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: The most obvious example.

     The Fubuki Class 

Fubuki

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka

"Nice to meet you! I'm Fubuki! Thanks for having me!"

Fubuki (Blizzard) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Fubuki. She is the main character of the game and anime. In the 4-koma she is portrayed as a newbie ship that tries her best at everything she does and is often weirded out about all the other ships' antics.

  • Advertised Extra: Game-wise.
  • Can Not Spit It Out: Her marriage line.
    Fubuki: "Umm… Hey…. Commander… I… really… l-l-li… no.. I have total faith in you! Yes!"
  • The Forgotten Hero: You'd be forgiven if you didn't know that poor Fubuki is supposed to be the main girl of the game... only to get overshadowed by more popular characters like Shimakaze, Kongou or even Inazuma/Ikazuchi.
    • At least in the 4koma, the first Famitsu series of comics and the anime, Fubuki is the viewpoint character.
  • The Generic Girl: Even her lines are generic.
  • Hidden Depths: In the 4koma, she not only knows how to speak Russian (which comes in handy when communicating with Verniy, Hibiki's 2nd remodel), she's even more fluent at it than Verniy is.
  • Only Sane Man
  • Plucky Girl
  • Starter Ship
  • Those Two Guys: With Shirayuki.

Shirayuki

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka

"I'm Shirayuki. Thanks for having me."

Shirayuki (White Snow) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Shirayuki. She is a quiet girl.

Hatsuyuki

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka

"I'm... Hatsuyuki... nice to meet you."

Hatsuyuki (Early Snow) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hatsuyuki. She is a shy, dutiful girl.

Miyuki

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka

"I'm Miyuki. Great to meet you!"

Miyuki (Deep Snow) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Miyuki.

  • Boisterous Bruiser: Much like Kitakami, at times she refers to herself with the pronoun "-sama".
  • Boyish Short Hair: This, combined with her boyish personality, makes her stand out from the rest of her sister-ships.
  • Dojikko
  • Genki Girl: Particularly in the 4koma. This is likely due to the fact that she's actually able to go out and do something, unlike the ship she was based on, which sank prior to the war due to a collision.
  • Small Name, Big Ego
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: If she gets sunk.
    Miyuki: Sorry... I'm going ahead.... see you later...
  • Tsundere: In her marriage line.
    Miyuki: "Erm, umm… I like the commander!.. What is it? Don’t look at me with that face!"

Murakumo

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka

"So you're the commander, huh. Well, you better try your hardest."

Murakumo (Massed Clouds) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Murakumo. She is a Boisterous Bruiser that is quite cold towards the Admiral but is implied to be Tsundere for him/her.

  • And Now For Something Completely Different
  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: The mechanical ear-like things that float on the sides of her head.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her mast is rendered into a spear.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her design has more in common with Hatsuharu and Nenohi than her own sister ships due to being drawn by their artist. Her divergent design also helps in making her stand out amongst the other starter ships compared to the greater relative similarity of Fubuki and the other sister ships. This is eventually lampshaded in an episode of the 4-koma.
    Kitakami: So, why is that one outsider with you?
    Murakumo: I'm not an outsider!
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt
  • Starter Ship
  • This Is Unforgivable: If she gets sunk. Some speculated that this could be either said to the one who shot at her, or to her Admiral.
    Murakumo: I won't forgive you! That's right, I won't!!
  • Tsundere: Her marriage(temp) line puts her firmly as this.
    Murakumo: I don't really dislike you, you know. You can give me any orders you like… wha! I-I didn’t mean it like that!

Isonami

Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka

"U-um... my name is Isonami. Pleased to meet you."

Isonami (Surf Wave) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Isonami. A shy and dutiful girl.

  • Braids of Action
  • Hidden Depths: She occasionally spits them out. For example, if she gets docked she comments that it is like a paid vacation and if she gets married she asks the Admiral if he has a girlfriend.
    Isonami: "Umm.... Admiral... do you have a girlfriend?.... Oh, so that's it. Fufu, hmm~ I see~♪"
  • Plucky Girl
  • Shrinking Violet
  • This Cannot Be!: If she gets sunk.
    Isonami: Sinking... I am...? No... not me...

     The Ayanami Class 

Ayanami

Voiced by: Nao Touyama

"Nice to meet you. I'm Ayanami, a special class destroyer."

Ayanami (Twilled Wave) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Ayanami. She is a humble and dutiful girl.

  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Stated on her hourly lines.
    Ayanami: "I have your lunch ready. Today is Ayanami's Special Nikujaga Meal Set! How does it taste? "
  • Glass Cannon: Her second remodel. Maximized, she is similar to Yuudachi but only somewhat weaker than the latter. Her stock equipment makes her accurate in night battle which gives her the ability to easily destroy her foes at night. Of course, being a destroyer, if she gets so much as sneezed at during night battle, say goodbye to most of her hitpoints.
  • Guns Akimbo: On her 2nd remodel.
  • Nice Girl
  • Third-Person Person
  • Those Two Girls: With Shikinami in fanworks.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: A side-ponytail just like Akebono's. Which on her 2nd remodel causes it to be just as long as she is tall.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From being one of many average Com Mon destroyers to the best Night Battle destroyer in the game with outstanding offensive stats and great luck (40), plus she comes with a Searchlight and Star-burst shells, giving her great accuracy in Night Battles.
    • Which is based on her Real Life actions. Her second remodel represents her performance during her final mission, a night battle where she formed a single 'prong' of a three-pronged attack alone (other prongs each contained a light cruiser and multiple destroyers), sank (or helped sink) three destroyers, heavily damaged a fourth, and assisted Kirishima in trading fire with a battleship, the USS South Dakota.

Shikinami

Voiced by: Nao Touyama

"I'm Shikinami. I'll be in your care."

Shikinami (Spreading Wave) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Shikinami.

  • Boisterous Bruiser: Has a lot of pride in her abilities as a destroyer.
  • Can Not Spit It Out: Her marriage line.
    Shikinami: "Commander, yeah, I've got something I wanna tell you, nah, it's not a complaint or anything, you know? Erm.. Umm… man, I can't say it!"
  • Foil: She is more informal compared to the polite Ayanami.
  • This Cannot Be!: If she gets sunk.
    Shikinami: Eh!? I can't...believe..that I'm sinking...
  • Those Two Girls With Ayanami in fanworks.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail
  • Tsundere: Implied in some of her lines.
    Shikinami: Don't call me if you don't have business with me... It's not like I hate it.

Oboro

Voiced by: Kozue Hayasaka

"I'm the Ayanami-class destroyer Oboro. I won't lose to anyone. Probably."

Oboro (Haze) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Oboro.

Akebono

Voiced by: Kozue Hayasaka

"Special-type destroyer, Akebono. Hey! Don't look at me, you shitty Admiral!"

Akebono (Daybreak) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Akebono. She is a Boisterous Bruiser who likes insulting the Admiral from time to time.

  • Alpha Bitch: Towards the Admiral; however in the face of her companions she behaves normally.
    • In some fanarts, she behaves this way especially towards her fellow members of the 7th Destroyer Division. However she actually cares for them.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Has a lot of pride in her abilities and complains if she receives equipment or is docked.
    Akebono: Enemy? Hehehh, let them come!
  • Hair Decorations: A flower and circular chime hairtie.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The Admiral triggers it.
  • Jerkass
  • Miss Swears A Lot: With the Admiral as her target, calling him/her "shitty" all the time.
    Akebono: Using upgrade as an excuse, you really just want to see my naked body, don't you, you shitty Admiral!
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Although she looks feminine.
  • Tsundere: For the Admiral, apparently.
    Akebono: Major victory! Go on and praise me, you shitty Admiral!

Sazanami

Voiced by: Kozue Hayasaka

"Ayanami-class Destroyer 'Sazanami', Master. You write it like this, but read it as 'Sazanami'"

Sazanami (Ripple) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Sazanami. She is an Otaku who speaks in 2ch slang.

Ushio

Voiced by: Kozue Hayasaka

"I'm Special-type Destroyer.... Ayanami-class 'Ushio'. It would be nice to be dismissed soon..."

Ushio (Tide) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Ushio. She is a selfless Shrinking Violet who tries to be helpful.

     The Mutsuki Class 
  • Necessary Drawback: The cheapest gameplay-viable ships to maintain in the game but also the weakest. Thus, unremodelled Mutsuki-class are favored for Expeditions needing Destroyers.
  • Iconic Item: A crescent moon clip. Mutsuki and Kisaragi both lack this in-game, but this is remedied in most fanwork.

Mutsuki

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"I'm Mutsuki. Let's work together!"

Mutsuki (January) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Mutsuki. She is a cheerful, childish girl who wants the Admiral's approval.

Kisaragi

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"My name is Kisaragi. Please keep me at your side."

Kisaragi (February) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Kisaragi. She is a feminine girl who presumes about how beautiful she is and loves talking in a sexually suggestive tone of voice.

  • Hair Decorations: Wears a pink hair bow.
  • Meaningful Name: February, hence her dialogue lines.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: In fanworks the Admiral mostly ignores her sexually suggestive talks.
  • Odd Name Out: The only Mutsuki-class destroyer where the kanji 月 in her name is pronounced differently from the rest.
  • The Tease: Most of her lines are sexually suggestive.
    Kisaragi (if docked while lightly damaged): I'm feeling a little tired, so I'll have a rest in bed. Would you like to join me?
    (if docked while heavily damaged): But I want to be with you for as long as I can... let's have you resting with me.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Given her ship class, she is quite young for all those suggestive lines...
    • Then again, since her ship-class is the oldest of all of the Destroyers...
  • Vanity Is Feminine: Loves boasting about how beautiful she is.
    Kisaragi: Look at my beautiful skin... you should take a closer look.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Type A.

Yayoi

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"Yayoi, reporting for duty... Pleased to meet you. Don't have to go to so much trouble..."

Yayoi (March) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Yayoi. She is a Perpetual Frowner that looks like she's angry despite her claims that she isn't.

  • Fan Nickname: Patchouli, due to her resemblance to the Touhou character.
    • Others see her as the Vocaloid Yuzuki Yukari.
  • Hair Decorations: She uses her crescent moon clip just like Nagatsuki (a later-built ship which appeared in the game since the beginning), as a hair ornament on her left side.
  • Odd Name Out: The only Mutsuki-class destroyer not to have the kanji 月 in her name.
  • Perpetual Frowner
    Yayoi: Eh...? Yayoi, is not angry, you know ?... Sorry if I'm so hard-looking.
  • Rare Random Drop: May or may not be this, since while it's hard to obtain her as a drop from sorties, she can be crafted from the cheapest construction recipe. That said, how frequently she drops from said recipe is a different story...
  • The Stoic: Can probably rival even Kaga.
    Yayoi: Commande~r. Comm… ander… It's hard. Hawawa!? W-were you listening? I see… thank goodness. No, that's good. Commander… erm… thanks for everything. Let's keep going together… okay?
  • Tragic Keepsake: The tattered ribbon on her 12cm gun is speculated to be Mutsuki's.Note 

Uzuki

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"Yay~! I arrived-pyon! My name is Uzuki, you can call me U-chan!"

Uzuki (April) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Uzuki. She is a cheerful Genki Girl.

  • Animal Motifs: Rabbits. This is reflected in her personality and Verbal Tic.
  • Cheerful Child: Just like Mutsuki but taken Up to Eleven.
  • Flower Motifs: Cherry blossoms.
  • Hair Decorations: Same as Yayoi but on the right side. Also has a different one (looks like a bunny face) tying up her long hair.
  • Genki Girl: Can probably rival even Nenohi or Ikazuchi.
    Uzuki: Comman~der, play with me~, I'm bored-pyon...
  • Most Annoying Sound: Her voice quickly can become this to many a few admirals. Sure, she shares the same Seiyuu as the rest of the Mutuski-class, but Rina Hidaka seemed to put special emphasis on making Uzuki's voice overly cute.
  • Rare Random Drop: Unlike Yayoi, she cannot be crafted, although a mistake made by the developers made her craftable for a few minutes (before they fixed it). Normally she drops from boss nodes of World 3 onward, but the end of March update made her drop as early as World 2 as a special mini-event for April (due to being named after April herself).
    • Junk Rare: Still, as a Mutsuki-class, she is awfully weak compared to the other destroyer classes. The only thing that sets her apart from her sisters is her different set of stats.
  • Sarashi: She wears one, which is revealed when she gets heavily damaged.
  • Third-Person Person
  • Verbal Tic: "pyon".

Satsuki

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"I'm Satsuki. Good to meet ya!"

Satsuki (May) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Satsuki. She is a cheerful girl who wants to be stronger and useful.

Fumizuki

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"I'm Fumizuki. Nice to meet you~"

Fumizuki (July) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Fumizuki. A naive girl who likes battles.

  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Children Are Innocent: Comes off as this, when she seems happy and not understanding when the Admiral pokes her.
  • Determinator: If she gets sunk. A reference to how during Operation Hailstorm a torpedo caused gradual flooding in Fumizuki, which the crew could not control, and it later sunk.
    Fumizuki: Fumizuki... will not be finished... like this...
  • Hot-Blooded: Usually a Cheerful Child, but when it comes to battles, she is this.
  • Noodle Incident: Apparently, in her intro.
    Fumizuki: Once, I collided with a large ship while guarding a fleet and got terribly damaged...It was too hard for me~.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Tomboyish Ponytail

Nagatsuki

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"Nagatsuki here. Don't make light of me as destroyers. I'm useful."

Nagatsuki (September) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Nagatsuki.

  • Born Lucky: Her high luck (highest of the Mutsuki class) is most likely due to her not having been sunk in Real Life: she was heavily damaged, but managed to beach herself to avoid sinking. However, it proved impossible to repair the damage and she was later destroyed by enemy aircraft.
  • Hair Decorations: She uses her own crescent moon clip as one of these on her left side.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: If she is battling... at night.
    Nagatsuki: I don't get this serious often! Let's keep going!
  • Plucky Girl
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: If she gets sunk.
    Nagatsuki: Sorry everyone... looks like this is as far as I'll go.

Kikuzuki

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"I'm Kikuzuki, let's move out together"

Kikuzuki (Chrysanthemum Moon) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Kikuzuki. She is a negative girl who sees the battlefield with pessimism and yet does not want to sink.

Mikazuki

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"You're the commander, right? I'm Mikazuki. I hope you welcome me warmly into your fleet."

Mikazuki (Crescent Moon) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Mikazuki. A dutiful and responsible girl.

Mochizuki

Voiced by: Rina Hidaka

"Hmm? Ah, I'm Mochizuki."

Mochizuki (Full Moon) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Mochizuki. She is a slacker girl who is constantly bored.

     The Akatsuki Class 

Akatsuki

Voiced by: Aya Suzaki

"I'm Akatsuki! Treat me like the fully-fledged lady that I am!"

Akatsuki (Dawn) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Akatsuki. She does her best to act like a true lady and thus, doesn't like to be treated as a child. This has the side effect of making her look even more childish.

  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Tries to invoke this trope unsuccesfully.
  • Cool Big Sis: Or tries to be.
  • Insistent Terminology: She insists on being treated like a proper lady...
  • Irony: ...which only serves to make her look childish instead. To add to the irony, she also sulks about being deployed to tough battles or being given heavy equipment. She even makes childish exclamations while being attacked.
  • Just a Kid: Believes the Admiral treats her like this, much to her chagrin. For example, in her hourly notification lines, she asks the Admiral to buy her a luxurious lunch and the Admiral buys her a child lunch instead. Luckily, she didn't notice...until her marriage line.
    Akatsuki: To have a meal with the Commander, just the two of us, as a lady.... Wait! Why do I have juice? Furthermore, why does the pilaf have a flag in it!
  • Keigo: As part of her attempts to act like a lady, she frequently tries to speak in a polite way.
  • Proper Lady: Subverted in Akatsuki's case. She proclaims herself to be one, acts seriously and does her best to be one, but her miniature stature makes it hard for others to take her seriously, which makes her frustrated. Some of her lines in the game justify how she is treated.
    Akatsuki: ''I'm NOT a kid!" (when attacking)
  • Stop Petting Me: In her secretary lines she complains about being petted by the Admiral, because it makes look childish. In fandom this becomes a Memetic Mutation and most of her fanart involves the Admiral petting her.
    Akatsuki: Don't pat my head like that! Didn't I say that I'm not a child anymore?
    • Though apparently she doesn't seem to dislike it and after she is married she pets the Admiral.
    Akatsuki: C-c-c-commander, as you've done your best, I'll give you some praise. Stick out your head.

Hibiki

Voiced by: Aya Suzaki

"I'm Hibiki. I'm also referred to as "The Phoenix" from my exploits."

Hibiki (Echo) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hibiki. She is a stoic quiet girl who sometimes uses rudimentary Gratuitous Russian in her dialogue. She goes through a second remodeling in the form of her post-war self: Verniy (Faithful). She also has the nickname of "Phoenix" due to her surviving from heavy damage several times during the war.

  • Born Lucky: Not entirely played straight (she does not have more luck than the other ships); she is only lucky in the way that she avoided most of the Curb Stomp Battles by being conveniently in repairs during those times, which she also lampshades:
    Hibiki (If docked while heavily damaged): The secret of the Phoenix is the timing of its repairs.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Emotionless Girl
  • Gratuitous Russian: Not quite, as the 4koma reveals that she has a very limited Russian vocabulary.
  • Kuudere
  • Magikarp Power: Her second remodel (Verniy) is obtainable at level 70. Although she is generally regarded as the weakest of the second remodels (even Yukikaze is usually better).
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Akatsuki class.
  • The Stoic
  • Survivor Guilt: Not stated in game, but in fanworks.
  • What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Her marriage line implies this.
    Hibiki/Verniy: "Commander, things like love and passion... what are they...? Eh? You'll teach me?"
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl

Ikazuchi

Voiced by: Aya Suzaki

"I'm Ikazuchi! Not 'Kaminari'! I'll ask again later!"

Ikazuchi (Thunder) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Ikazuchi. She is an cheerful girl who is very devoted to the Admiral and frequently seeks his/her approval and attention.

  • All Take and No Give: Some of her lines imply that she wants the Admiral to rely on her more than everyone else.
    Ikazuchi: Yeah, you can rely on me ever more!
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: It appears she is one towards the Admiral. Not to Kongou's extent, but she wants the Admiral to be dependent on her. Even if she is sinking, she gets more worried about the fact that she won't see the Admiral anymore.
  • Cute Little Fangs
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Shown in fanwork where she cooks for the Admiral.
  • Flanderization: In canon, she is very loyal to the Admiral and frequently points out that she'll always be there for him/her. In fanworks, she can range from a devoted housewife to a Clingy Jealous Girl to a Yandere.
    Ikazuchi: Commander, I'm here for you, aren't I?
  • Genki Girl: And proud of it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Inazuma's Blue.
  • "Well Done, Ship" Girl: Her lines imply this. She wants the Admiral's approval and sulks heavily if s/he doesn't.

Inazuma

Voiced by: Aya Suzaki

"I'm Inazuma. Pleased to met you."

Inazuma (Lightning) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Inazuma. A very shy girl, she is also one of the 5 starter ships and a Nice Girl at heart who wants to win the war, but also to save the enemies' lives.

  • Children Are Innocent: Up to Eleven in fanworks.
  • Dojikko: Her lines hint to this. Most likely portrayed as such in reference to the very notable count of collision accidents that her historic counterpart had got into.
    Inazuma: Beware of ramming.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Ikazuchi's Red.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Her dialogue hints at wanting to avoid combat if possible and wanting to save the enemy ships.
    Inazuma: I want to win the war, but I also want to save lives... Is that weird?
    • The Ikazuchi/Inazuma sisters' personalities may be a nod to the humanitarian act of their historic counterparts, where they rescued 442 stranded survivors from the Royal Navy and US Navy ships that were sunk a day earlier.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Starter Ship
  • Verbal Tic: She doesn't actually have one in the game, but fandom has it as nanodesu. She was given a few new lines added with nanodesu in, but it still isn't enough to be considered a Verbal Tic.

     The Hatsuharu Class 

Hatsuharu

Voiced by: Motoko Kobayashi

"We are Hatsuharu. We thank you in advance."

Hatsuharu (Early Spring) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hatsuharu. An antiquated, graceful girl.

Nenohi

Voiced by: Motoko Kobayashi

"Hello, it's Nenohi. I hope my name wasn't hard to read, yes?"

Nenohi (New Year's Day) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Nenohi. She is a cheerful Genki Girl who likes giving hourly reports with her own name, intending puns.

Wakaba

"Destroyer, Wakaba."

Wakaba (Young Leaves) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Wakaba. A quiet and serious girl.

Hatsushimo

"4th Hatsuharu-class, Hatsushimo. Everybody, very pleased to meet you!"

Hatsushimo (First Frost) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hatsushimo. A dutiful girl that wants to protect her fellow ships.

  • Chaste Hero: In her wedding line she politely rejects the Admiral because she is not interested in romance yet.
  • Dojikko: According to Wakaba. Which is based on Real Life facts: Hatsushimo collided with Wakaba in dense fog, forcing Wakaba to have 2 months of repairs.
    Wakaba: Ah, be careful of heavy fog. It's easy to get hit. Especially Hatsushimo, you need to watch out for her.
  • I Will Protect Them: Wants to save all the fellow ships she can. Which is based on her Real Life actions.
    Hatsushimo: Even if it's just one boat, just one man, if I can save them, then I'm satisfied.
  • The Nondescript: Despite her record (Being the last destroyer sunk in the war), Memetic Mutation put her squarely as this.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Hatsuharu class.
  • Those Two Girls: With Wakaba in fanworks.

     The Shiratsuyu Class 

  • She Is All Grown Up: Shiratsuyu and Murasame's 1st remodel, and Yuudachi and Shigure' 2nd remodel, makes them look more mature.

Shiratsuyu

Voiced by: Yumi Tanibe

"First ship of the Shiratsuyu-class destroyers, 'Shiratsuyu'!. Yes, the first ship!"

Shiratsuyu (White Dew) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Shiratsuyu. A cheerful girl who wants to excel at everything.

  • Attention Whore: Her constant references to "Number 1!" may refer to Real Life events like the Circle 1 program, where she was the first of six ships built for the then-developing tensions for World War II. Oh, and she was also designed to be the heavy hitter of the fleet.
  • Character Tic: Her obsession with being the first. Naturally in fandom this leads to her getting annoyed at how Shigure and Yuudachi got second remodels before she did.
  • Expy: Ritsu anybody?
  • Genki Girl
  • Hair Decorations: She wears an orange hairband.
  • Hidden Buxom: Post-remodelling.
  • Motor Mouth
  • This Cannot Be!: If she gets sunk.
    Shiratsuyu: What... I'm... sinking?...

Shigure

Voiced by: Yumi Tanibe

"I'm Shigure, of the Shiratsuyu-class destroyers. Nice to meet you."

Shigure (Late Autumn Rain) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Shigure. A quiet girl who associates eveything with rain, she has very high luck after her second remodel, though this is slightly lower than that of Yukikaze since, unlike Yukikaze, she did end up being sunk in the last year of the war.

  • Anti-Air: Her second remodel boasts the best AA stat among destroyers.
  • Bokukko
  • Born Lucky: Not exactly born lucky, but her second remodel boosts her luck to a level second only to Yukikaze's.Historical note 
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: According to the artist, the ear-like hair flaps she gains in her Kai 2 form is to give her the image of a faithful hound.
  • Face Death with Dignity: If she gets sunk.
    Shigure: Looks like this is it for me... Admiral, everyone... Goodbye.
  • Magikarp Power: Her Kai 2 form, obtainable at level 60.
  • The Quiet One
  • Tragic Keepsake: On her second remodel, Shigure starts wearing the Fusou sisters' hair decorations as a sign of remembrance, referring to their real-life fate during the Battle of Surigao Strait.
    Shigure: "Fuso and Yamashiro were amazing... Even if everyone else forgets, I will be the one to remember them..."
  • You Have Failed Me: Her 2 night battle quotes, in which she is presumably insulting the enemy.
    Shigure: "I'm disappointed in you guys."
    • Said line can be also interpreted as Survivor Guilt; The reason she is disappointed at her enemies might be because they did not take her down along with her fellow ships at Surigao Strait.

Murasame

Voiced by: Yumi Tanibe

"Yes ye~s! I'm the Shiratsuyu-class destroyer 'Murasame'! Everyone, nice to meet you!"

Murasame (Passing Shower) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Murasame. A cheerful girl who loves battles.

Yuudachi

Voiced by: Yumi Tanibe

"Hi, I'm Yuudachi, a Shiratsuyu-class destroyer. Nice to meet you!"

Yuudachi (Evening Squall) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Yuudachi. A childish Genki Girl with peculiar Valley Girl speech.

  • Badass Adorable: Shown more prominently post-second remodel. While she is seen as scary in the eyes of the enemy, she still behaves childishly towards her Admiral.
  • Badass Boast: Her second remodel, spoken at the start of both day and night battle, as well as sometimes during day battle.
    Yuudachi: "I'll show you the Nightmare of Solomon."
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Again, according to the artist, the ear-like hair flaps she gains in her Kai Ni form is to give her the image of a ferocious hound that she gained from her last battle.
  • Genki Girl
  • Glass Cannon: Maximized, she has the raw firepower of a Heavy Cruiser as well as excellent torpedoes but she has lower health than the other Kai 2 ships (besides Shigure) and even the Kagerou and Yuugumo classes.
  • Hair Decorations: A bow on the top of her head, and later the hairclip on her 2nd remodel.
  • Magikarp Power: Her Kai 2 form, which can only be done at level 55.
  • Oblivious to Love: Her response when the admiral confesses to her.
    Yuudachi: "Admiral, your face is, like, red? Why? Love consultation? Person I like? Eh, no way, what should I do~?"
  • Red Baron: Proclaims herself as the "Nightmare of Solomon" (see below).
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her second remodel, where her firepower gets a bump.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Gains one during her second remodel.
  • This Cannot Be!: Her line pre-2nd remodel.
    Yuudachi: Don't tell me... I'm, like sinking?
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her '2nd' Upgrade form, which reflects her battles during the Guadalcanal and Solomon Islands Campaign. Where she single-handedly knocked-out a cruiser as well as several destroyers.
  • Verbal Tic: "poi". As it literally means "like", this is translated as Valley Girl speech.
  • "Well Done, Ship" Girl: Towards the Admiral.

Samidare

Voiced by: Risa Taneda

"My name is Samidare! I look forward to working with you. Please leave any escort missions to me!"

Samidare (Early Summer Rain) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Samidare. A clumsy girl.

  • Cannot Spit It Out: To the Admiral in her wedding line.
    Samidare: Admiral, I...the Admiral...I li...NOTHING! I'll do my best from now on too!
  • Dojikko: Her lines hint to this. Most likely portrayed as such in reference to the very notable count of collision accidents that her historic counterpart had got into.
    Samidare: I won't let anyone call me clumsy anymore!
  • Plucky Girl
  • Rapunzel Hair: A staple, particularly in fanart, as it's one of the few ways to tell her apart from Suzukaze.
  • Repressed Memories: Implied with one of her secretary lines.
    Samidare: When it is night, from time to time, I think back of something. Something about apologizing to Hiei-san. But, I co~uldn't remember clearly... What was it I wonder~? ...Just a bit more...
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: If she gets sunk.
    Samidare: I'm sorry... it seems that this is as far as I can go...
  • Starter Ship
  • Those two girls: With Suzukaze.

Harusame Meaning 

"5th Shiratsuyu-class destroyer, Harusame, yes. Leave the transport missions to me"

  • Big Sister Worship: Towards Murasame.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Stated on her hourly lines.
    Harusame: And for breakfast it's Mapo Haru... I'm kidding. I made a Japanese set meal. Please help yourself to it.
  • Lost Forever: Maybe. For now though, she is. As of the 29th of August, the Summer Event ended and thus the means to get her (the same applies to every Event Ship). But fear now, it is not impossible that she either becomes buildable in a future update or that she can drop from a map in an upcoming Event.
  • Nice Hat
  • Plucky Girl
  • Punny Name: Her name could also apply to a certain brand of noodles.
    Harusame: "Looks delicious... Wait, not that kind of Harusame!"
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: A side-ponytail.
  • Verbal Tic: Ends her sentences with "desu".

Suzukaze Meaning 

Voiced by: Risa Taneda

"'ello! I'm Suzukaze. If I join the fleet it will be equivalent to 100 ships!"

     The Asashio Class 

Asashio

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

"Destroyer class, Asashio. I'm always ready for a battle."

Asashio (Morning Tide) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Asashio. She is a serious and dutiful girl.

  • A-Cup Angst: In Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind, she reacted poorly after Shimakaze wondered why Asashio was so slow even with her smaller fuel tanks.
  • Class Representative: Not exactly, but Shimakaze often mocks her that she acts like one.
  • Foil: To Shimakaze in Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: If she gets sunk. She makes a remark on the enemy who sank her.
    Asashio: To attack me when I'm on a rescue operation...... How cheap.
  • Oblivious to Love: She is so serious that she mistakes the Admiral's apparent love confession for a strategy meeting in her wedding line.
    Asashio: Admiral, what is it, calling me out to such a place. Just the two of us… ah, this is… a strategy meeting, yes?
  • The Reliable One
  • Serious Business: She's not only serious about battles, she extends it to everything. To the point that in Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind, she gets mocked for this.
  • Zettai Ryouiki

Ooshio

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

"Destroyer class, Ooshio~! A small body with large torpedoes! Leave it to me."

Ooshio (Spring Tide) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Ooshio. A cheerful, high-spirited girl.

Michishio

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

"Michishio here. Why did I get assigned to such a fleet?"

Michishio (High Tide) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Michishio. She is a cranky, sulky girl.

  • Boisterous Bruiser: She acts like this when she is not complaining about something.
  • The Cynic: Not to Kikuzuki's extent, but still.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Girlish Pigtails: Combined with Odango Hair.
  • Grumpy Bear: She complains about everything.
    Michishio: Don't go planning boring operations, tch!
  • Survivor Guilt: Heavily implied. Despite being a Grumpy Bear, she gets really nervous and lonely when going to a dock. Which is based on her Real Life counterpart. When the destroyer Michishio was under repair for about a year, her fellow sisters in Destroyer Division 8 - Asashio, Ooshio, and Arashio - were all sunk.
  • Tsundere: She is quite cold towards the Admiral, but according to Arashio, she admires him/her.
    Arashio: Everybody admires the Admiral, you know? That Michishio-chan, she really does, no? Ufufufufu.

Arashio

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

"Oh, I haven't introduced myself yet, have I? My name is Arashio."

Arashio (Stormy Tide) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Arashio. She is often giggling and trying to act feminine.

Arare

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

"I'm Arare.... I won't say 'ncha-'... Look after me..."

Arare (Hail) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Arare.

Kasumi

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

"Kasumi, ready to go. Keep up with me!"

Kasumi (Mist) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Kasumi. She acts irritated and bored most of the time, but has a lot of pride in her abilities.

  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Grumpy Bear
  • Jerkass: It rivals Akebono!
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Treats the Admiral like a servant and the enemy as weaklings.
  • This Cannot Be!: If she gets sunk.
    Kasumi: To think that I'm sinking... I won't... I won't accept this...!
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: A side ponytail.
  • Tsundere: Towards the Admiral. Especially in her marriage line.
    Kasumi: "Oh, for the Commander to be in such a place, he must have such copious free time, huh… eh… present? For me? Erm.. Ah.. you idiot.."
  • Worthy Opponent: She acknowledges the enemy if she is badly damaged.
    Kasumi: "I guess we have some half-decent opponents. I give you my praise."

     The Kagerou Class 
  • Modesty Shorts: Worn by the first three Kagerous (Kagerou, Shiranui, and Kuroshio).
  • Non-Standard Character Design: The class has the largest variation of character designs for a single ship type.
  • Rare Random Drop: While the first three ships are Com Mons like the other Destroyers, the rest of the Kagerou class cannot be crafted save for Yukikaze, and are only obtainable from boss battles of mid- or end-game stages. Yukikaze herself (with a rainbow rarity compared to the others' silver) counts, albeit as a drop from a few more nodes other than the 2-4 boss node, as well as being a rare result from crafting.

Kagerou

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

"Great to meet you! I'm Kagerou. Treat me well!"

Kagerou (Heat Haze) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Kagerou.

Shiranui

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

"I'm Shiranui. I look forward to your guidance and encouragement."

Shiranui (Phosphorescent Foam) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Shiranui. She is a stoic girl who loves battles.

Kuroshio

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

"It's Kuroshio, nice to meet 'cha!"

Kuroshio (Black Tide) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Kuroshio. She is an informal, cheerful girl.

Hatsukaze

Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcut

"I'm Hatsukaze, nice to meet you. Admiral, how many did you have before me, I wonder?"

Hatsukaze (First Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hatsukaze. A girl who acts hostile towards the Admiral and also idolizes Myoukou.

  • Achilles' Heel: Her bow, because it had been weakened due to a Real Life collision with Myoukou.
  • Big Sister Worship: Not to anyone of her ship class, but to Myoukou, who is a Heavy Cruiser.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Tokitsukaze.
  • Genre Savvy: She asks the Admiral how many of 'Me' he/she has had before. She may be aware of the fact that you can obtain multiple ships of the same kind...
    • Irony: She is a Rare Random Drop of the boss node of 3-4, the map which is simply an upgraded version of 2-4. It is unlikely for an admiral to have multiple Hatsukazes.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She acted hostile towards her Admiral only in hopes of him/her becoming stronger.
    Hatsukaze: Admiral... I just wanted you to become stronger... That's why I said bad things to you... I'm... sorry...
  • Little Miss Snarker
  • Tsundere: Towards the Admiral, as shown in her sinking line (above) and marriage line.
    Hatsukaze: Why're you calling me over here? I've got maintenance and resupply - I'm quite busy… eh? Such a large bouquet… for me? No way, I'm happy… haaa.. just what are you saying, stupid Admiral! Geez, I'll take it already!

Yukikaze

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

"The eighth ship of Kagerou-class destroyer, I'm Yukikaze. I'll be in your care!"

Yukikaze (Snowy Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Yukikaze. A Genki Girl who likes boasting about her high good luck (50, 60 when upgraded in the game) and her title as the "Unsinkable ship". She is often compared to some sort of rodent or a beaver due to her prominent upper teeth and often carries a pair of binoculars around.

  • Boisterous Bruiser/Catch Phrase/Plucky Girl: "Yukikaze will not sink"! During a battle, she will say something along the lines of not going to sink, regardless of the damage she sustains. Unless she does.
  • Born Lucky: Has the highest luck stat (and joint highest evasion stat, tied with Shimakaze) in the game, reflecting how she avoided getting sunk in some of the most brutal naval battles of the Pacific War.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Tokitsukaze.
  • Doom Magnet: To the extent that it's been said that her high luck is due to absorbing the luck of other ships.
  • Genki Girl
  • Glass Cannon: Frail as every Destroyer, but due to her high Luck, she's perfect for Night Battles with a Cut-In (an Equipment-Setup consisting of 2 Main guns like the red 12.7cm or the green 10cm High-Angle and a Torpedo) which rely heavily on Luck.. Cut-Ins are famous for wrecking even the asses of flagship battleships in the enemy formations to kingdom come (read: They Oneshot them). The downside of this and where the Glass part comes in, is the aforementioned vulnerability of Destroyers, especially in Day Battles. So if Yukikaze gets hit by the very same BB it wants to oneshot in the night battle, you should forfeit the sortie because it is most likely that Yukikaze gets critted to red.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of Type 22 surface radars.
  • Irony:
    Yukikaze (when attacking): I will protect the fleet! (Guess what happened to the ships she escorted.)
  • Nonstandard Character Design: And we're not just talking about her lack of pants here. Ironically, with division-mates Amatsukaze and Tokitsukaze now playable, Hatsukaze (also a division-mate) is now the odd one out.
  • Not So Invincible After All: If she gets sunk.
    Yukikaze: The unsinkable ship... does not exist in this world...
  • Red Baron: In fanworks she is often called either as Reaper/Shinigami a reference to her real life.
  • Sole Survivor: Of not only the Kagerou class, but of all the IJN vessels that survived the war. Explanation 
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her binoculars, with which she saw the demise of her fellow fleets.

Amatsukaze

Voiced by: Yui Ogura

"There's a nice wind coming...The next generation destroyer prototype, it is now mine, Amatsukaze's, turn."

Amatsukaze (Heavenly Wind) is the personification of the Japanese Destroyer Amatsukaze. She makes frequent references to wind and enjoys taking walks along the beach, for the sea breeze.

  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Cool Big Sis: To Tokitsukaze.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: She wears a white glove only on her right hand.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: As stated in her hourly lines.
  • Fragile Speedster: Both Downplayed and Enforced at the same time. Downplayed because she is actually one of the most durable destroyers, Enforced because her remodeled form comes with the best turbine in the game, increasing her already above-average Evasion stat beyond Shimakaze and Yukikaze.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Hair Decorations: A chimney-like hairband, and a tube near the top of each pigtail.
  • Historical In-Joke: Due to her being the technical predecessor of Shimakaze, her overall design is based primarily on Shimakaze, complete with a wonky turret called Rensouhou-kun.note 
  • I'm Cold... So Cold...: If she gets sunk.
    Amatsukaze: I finally sank into the sea...it's so cold...and dark...
  • Necessary Drawback: In return for her good stats and durability, she consumes more fuel like Shimakaze does.
  • Nice Hat: A chimney. It even produces a heart after Amatsukaze is remodeled.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Her design is mostly a combination of Shimakaze's and Yukikaze's designs with enough changes to make her look significantly different to the two of them.
  • Not What It Looks Like: She says this to Shimakaze regarding the Admiral in her hourly notifications.
    Amatsukaze: Shimakaze!?... erm... that's right... we are just fr... friends...wha.. What's with that face?
  • Tsundere: Implied.
  • When She Smiles: On her remodel, she makes a small smile. Along with that, her chimney-like headband bubbles out little heart-shaped smoke bubbles, a sign that she is warming up to the admiral.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: She shares this trait with Shimakaze.

Tokitsukaze

"Kagerou-class Destroyer tenth ship. Tokitsukaze...has arrived!"

Tokitsukaze (Timely Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Tokitsukaze.

  • Big Sister Worship: Towards Yukikaze, Hatsukaze and Amatsukaze, and it's reflected in her clothing. Justified, since the four of them were members of the 16th Destroyer Division.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Averted. She is really helpless at cooking and her sisters or the Admiral have to do it for her. It is natural since she is a little girl.
  • Genki Girl
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Invokes this when the Admiral proposes to her in her wedding line.
    Tokitsukaze: "Commander, what's the matter? Are you looking for Hatsukaze? Wrong? Amatsukaze? That's wrong too? Then who? Huh? Ah, me? Why? Err, err... Thanks♪"
  • Nice Hat
  • Nonstandard Character Design: She essentially looks like a dog-like Yukikaze with a mirror-flipped version of Amatsukaze's hat.
  • We Will Meet Again: If she gets sunk.
    Tokitsukaze: "Yukikaze, Hatsukaze, Amatsukaze... I'll see, you... soon..."

Urakaze

"It's me, Urakaze, nice to meet 'ya!"

Urakaze (Seaside Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Urakaze. She is a cheerful girl that constantly reminds the Admiral not to make reckless decisions.

Isokaze

"12th Kagerou-class destroyer, Isokaze. Don't worry, I will protect you."

Isokaze (Seashore Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Isokaze.

  • Anti-Air: Her 1st upgrade form goes this, where a portion of her equipment is replace with Anti-Air weaponry as well as adding an upgraded Air Radar, which reflects her real life remodeling. Stat-wise in the game, she is 2nd to 3rd to Shigure's.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: She wears stockings of different length.
  • Guns Akimbo: She also carries the same weapons like her fellow sisters of 17th Destroyer Division, except when she reaches her kai, the 12.7cm will be replaced by a Dual Purpose Late Model 12.7cm Cannon.
  • Hime Cut
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Invokes this when the Admiral proposes to her in her wedding line.
    Isokaze: "Commander, what? This important discussion. Is it about the 17th Destroyer Division's formation? What, it's not? Then is it something about that Hamakaze? It has nothing to do with Hamakaze... I see. Nn... That ring... to me... w-what... eh! U-um..."''
  • I will protect you: Wants to protect the Admiral and her comrades.
  • Lethal Chef: The admiral suffered from stomach ache after eating her cooking for breakfast. By night, before she even got to finish the word 'dinner', the admiral fled from the office.
    • To be frank, she is the only one in the 17th Destroyer Division that has no experience in cooking.
    Isokaze: "Thank goodness for Urakaze... Cooking is hard."
  • Those Two Girls: With Hamakaze, by historical references that they are often together in operations and when they got both sunk at Operation Ten-Go.

Hamakaze

Voiced by:

"Destroyer, Hamakaze. Henceforth I shall be attached to your fleet."

Hamakaze (Beach Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hamakaze. A serious girl.

Tanikaze

"Admiral, I'm Tanikaze! I'll be in your care from now on."

Tanikaze (Valley Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Tanikaze.

Maikaze

Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcut

"Hello~! Kagero-class destroyer, Maikaze! I'm not good in gloomy atmospheres!"

Maikaze (Dancing Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Maikaze. A cheerful girl who loves dancing.

  • Dance Battler: Not exactly, but almost all of Maikaze's lines reference dancing in one way or another.
  • Genki Girl
  • Hidden Depths: In her marriage line.
    Maikaze: This is something I can only say to you, Admiral... truthfully, I can't help being scared… so I distract myself by dancing...But, with the Admiral by my side, everything is alright… can I stay close to you some more...?
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Let's Dance: Says it all the time.
    Maikaze: Admiral~ come and dance with me~!?
  • Meaningful Name: Maikaze means dancing wind. She references dancing all the time.
  • Those Two Guys: With Nowaki, a ship that hasn't appeared yet.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: A short one.

Akigumo

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

"Akigumo, reporting for duty~ Look after me Admiral~"

Akigumo (Autumn Cloud) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Akigumo. An airhead who likes drawing.

  • Beauty Mark: Under her right eye. However, this is definitely not the first thing you notice about her...
  • Doujinshi: Many of her lines hint at her being a doujin artist.
    • For Art!: She often talks about drawing. The Admiral pokes her? Let's sketch him/her. The Admiral marries her? Let's draw him an ero book with pictures of them. Docking time? Let's draw in the bath. She is sinking? Hope someone sketches the moment.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: Unlike the rest of her class, her design is closer to the Yuugumo class. Justified for her case though, as it's a reference to the IJN also mistaking her for a Yuugumo-class destroyer.
    Akigumo: Uniform? Yuugumo-style, Kagerou-style... Ah, whatever~!
  • Smug Smiler: Her default expression is a smug grin with raised arms, something that fan artists make a lot of fun of.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail

     The Yuugumo Class 
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: They are prone to this in their hourly notifications.
  • Rare Random Drop: Previously Summer 2013 event drops, they can now be found in boss nodes, but are still somewhat hard to get. Except for Hayashimo and Kiyoshimo...

Yuugumo

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

"1st ship of the Yuugumo-class, Yuugumo, has arrived. Admiral, I'll be happy to spoil you, you know."

Yuugumo (Evening Cloud) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Yuugumo. She is very doting towards the Admiral and acts as the Team Mom to the rest of her ship class sisters, who look up to her.

  • All Take and No Give: She really likes spoiling her sisters and the Admiral.
    Yuugumo: Ah, Admiral~, your hat is askance again. You're the commander of such a big fleet, please do look the part. Just how much do I have to look after you... eh? It's fine to keep on doing it? Well, that’s . just . lovely
  • Aloof Big Sister
  • Beauty Mark: Has one under her mouth.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: She frequently does this.
    Yuugumo: Admiral, shall we check the rankings? Let us put in a fun comment!
  • Cool Big Sis: To both her sisters, but specially to Makigumo.
  • Mercy Kill: In Makigumo's drowning lines. A reference to how Yuugumo had to scuttle the heavily damaged Makigumo in Savo Island.
  • Not What It Looks Like: In her hourly notifications, she tries to explain to a jealous Makigumo that she is only planning battle strategy with the Admiral and not whatever Makigumo is thinking.
  • Team Mom: Not to Houshou's extent, but she acts very doting towards her sisters and the Admiral.
  • Third-Person Person: In half of her lines.
  • We Will Meet Again: If she gets sunk.
    Yuugumo: Oh... I'm sinking too, no? Admiral... thanks for everything... up to now... See you... later...

Makigumo

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

"Yuugumo-class destroyer, I am Makigumo. Following big sis Yuugumo's example, I'll do my best!"

Makigumo (Cirrus Cloud) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Makigumo. She looks up to her big sister Yuugumo and often stalks her.

  • Blind Without 'Em: As shown in her hourly notification lines.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Towards Yuugumo and Akigumo in fandom, whereas she tries to be more responsible-looking for the Admiral.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Like her sisters.
    Makigumo: "Commander-sama, KanColle isn't going anywhere, so let's just sleep~..."
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: For Yuugumo. She even complains when her big sister acts doting towards the Admiral.
    • However, her hourly notification lines indicate she doesn't really dislike the Admiral and even tells him/her that If It's You, It's Okay.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Combined with Hair Antennae and Odango Hair.
  • Hand-Hiding Sleeves: Of the cute variety.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Implied in her marriage line.
    Makigumo: "Commander-sama, thank you very much for letting me take my time today. Makigumo too, has to graduate from big sis Yuugumo some time. Is that okay?"
  • Last Request: If she gets sunk.
    Makigumo: Big Sis Yuugumo. I can't move anymore, please leave me. My final selfish request...the one to scuttle me, should be you...
  • Meganekko
  • Stalker with a Crush: So much that she even stalks her in Yuugumo's hourly notification lines.
    • Implied with the Admiral in her idle quote.
    Makigumo: *stare* I'm always looking at the Commander-sama from the screen. *stare*
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Third-Person Person

Naganami

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

"I'm THE Naganami, Ship No.4 of the Yuugumo-class destroyers. And off we go. Yeah!"

Naganami (Long Wave) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Naganami. She is a Hot-Blooded Genki Girl who loves battles and a vivid fan of Rear-Admiral Raizou Tanaka.

Hayashimo

"I've... come again, to these seas. Yuugumo-class destroyer, Hayashimo... reporting for duty."

Hayashimo (Early Frost) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hayashimo.

Kiyoshimo

"Hello! Last of the Yuugumo-class, it's Kiyoshimo! I'm a bit late, but I'll be in your care!"

Kiyoshimo (Clear Frost) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Kiyoshimo.

Light Cruisers (CL)

The next ship class from Destroyers, Light Cruisers have better armor and hit points compared to Destroyers, and can equip heavier guns as well (up to 20.3cm, the same guns Heavy Cruisers have). They have the second-highest evade values after Destroyers, and like them can still attack submarines via depth charges. They can also equip and launch seaplanes for scouting, but this is generally only done after they are remodeled.

     The Tenryuu Class 

Tenryuu

Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

"My name is Tenryuu. Fufufu, ya scared?"

Tenryuu is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Tenryuu. A tough-looking and Hot-Blooded girl who tries to be tough in personality as well.

  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: Has two horn-like structures floating to the sides of her head.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Butt Monkey: Her characterization in fanworks portrays her as Tatsuta's Chew Toy.
  • Catch Phrase: "Fufufu, ya scared?" Enough for it to be well-adopted by the fandom.
  • Cool Sword: Uses a katana that, for some inexplicable reason, has a painted waterline on it.
  • Eyepatch of Power: To help with the tough-girl image.
  • Flanderization: Let's just say that fanworks take her efforts to look tough and intimidating Up to Eleven only to epically fail and to be mocked by a Troll Tatsuta.
  • Friend to All Children: Despite her proclaiming herself to be "scary", she is actually good with Destroyers (which are mainly depicted as kids).
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Makes herself out to be intimidating despite being one of the weakest among Light Cruisers stat-wise, making her prone to Tatsuta's teasing in many fanworks.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: If she gets sunk.
    Tenryuu: Damn... I can't advance nor retreat, huh... Tatsuta... sorry... I'm going ahead of you...
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Wears a black pair.

Tatsuta

Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

"Nice to meet you, I'm Tatsuta~. I hope Tenryuu-chan hasn't been causing you trouble?"

Tatsuta is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Tatsuta. Depicted as a foil to Tenryuu, she has a demure, yet somewhat sadistic personality.

  • Anti-Gravity Clothing: Has a metallic halo-like structure floating above her head.
  • Berserk Button: In the 4koma, submarines. Yes, most of the kanmusu dislike submarines after their Real Life counterparts were sunk by them, but when I-168 and I-58 are introduced, Tatsuta looks at them with a threatening aura.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Tatsuta is very soft spoken and gentle, along with a nice and healing smile... even when ostensibly threatening someone.
  • Big Little Sister: To Tenryuu. She's seen as being more mature than "Tenryuu-chan", especially in fanworks.
    • Yandere: How much of the fandom portays her "relationship" and personality. Characters like Yuuka and Iris Heart come to mind as well.
  • Blade on a Stick: Her weapon of choice.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Always speaks in a pleasant tone even when heavily damaged... or when threatening someone. See her Stop Poking Me line.
  • Feel No Pain: She claims this.
  • Flanderization: Fanon either makes her a Yandere or turns her Troll status Up to Eleven.
  • Stop Poking Me
    Tatsuta: Touching is forbidden~ That hand, don't blame me if it falls off.
  • Troll: Though nowhere as much as fanon makes her out to be, in canon, she does love mocking Tenryuu because of her sulky personality.
    Tatsuta: Eh, me? I've still got more to go~ Hey, Tenryuu-chan's got such an ama~zing glaring face, hehehe~

     The Kuma Class 
  • Fan Nickname: "Brain Problem Sisters", due to how all of them act as if they're a few cards short of a full deck, one way or another.

Kuma

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

"Kumaa. Nice to meet you, kuma."

Kuma is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Kuma.

Tama

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

"Light cruiser, Tama. I'm not a cat, meow."

Tama is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Tama.

Kiso

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

"I'm Kiso. I'll bestow upon you the absolute best victory."

Kiso is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Kiso. She is a tough Boisterous Bruiser who values strength.

  • Badass Cape: Gained one with her second remodel. Would you just look at that...
  • Bare Your Midriff: Made more noticeable in her second remodel.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Cool Sword: Gains a cutlass(!) on her second remodel.
  • Expy: Her artist deliberately based his personification of the light cruiser on Touhou's Murasa as a self reference to his past drawing Touhou Project fan art.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Likely to reinforce her tough girl image, as well as to make up for her lack of verbal tic compared to her sisters. Her second remodel has her sporting an even better-looking version.
    • And her damaged model shows she hid her Mismatched Eyes under the eyepatch.
  • Glass Cannon: Her Torpedo Cruiser form's torpedoes give her battleship-grade offensive capability. Don't expect her to take those hits in return, as she's still as frail as a light cruiser.
  • Graceful Loser: If she gets sunk.
    Kiso: You're sinking Kiso... You can be proud of it.
  • Historical In-Joke: The actual Kiso never became a torpedo cruiser but she was planned to be one. Her second remodel is what if she actually was remodelled into one mixed with her camouflage from the northern operations.
  • Hot-Blooded: Though she cools down a bit when she gets heavily damaged.
  • Magikarp Power: Her transformation into the third Torpedo Cruiser after Kitakami and Ooi, which is only available at level 65.
  • Ms. Imagination: In the 4-koma, she is called out for being a chuunibyou due to how she pictures her Kai 2 outfit looking.
  • Odd Friendship: With Maruyu, going as far as teaching her to cook curry. Gets amplified in the fandom to Big Sister Instinct levels, especially when one remembers just how vulnerable to damage the in-game Maruyu is.
  • Pirate: Her remodel makes her aesthetically similar to one, but not to historical pirates. Oh no, we're talking about the Captain Harlock kind.
  • Sweet Tooth: Might be one according to her 2013 Christmas voice, where she (gleefully?) proclaims the Christmas cake is too sweet.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her Kai 2, natch; she actually lives up to her tough girl image now.

Kitakami

Voiced by: Yuka Ootsubo

"I'm light cruiser Kitakami, nice ta meet 'ya."

Kitakami is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Kitakami. She is a Boisterous Bruiser who likes boasting about her abilities and is also best friends with Ooi.

  • Alpha Bitch: In fanworks, when she is not being a Tsundere.
  • Bare Your Midriff: After her second upgrade.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: She becomes more of this after remodeling.
    Kitakami: It's Super Kitakami-sama, equipped with type-93 oxygenated torpedos, with 20 firing tubes on each side. It's been said that I have overpowering strength, but I did not really get any chances to shine. Feh.
  • Braids of Action
  • The Bully: To Abukuma, mostly in fanon. In canon, they only seem to avoid each other, because of the real-life collision between the two ships.
  • Fan Nickname: KTKM-sama. See Boisterous Bruiser above.
  • Glass Cannon: Same as Kiso, with greater emphasis on the "cannon" part due to a higher maxed-out torpedo stat, giving her damage output that can rival the Yamato-class battleships. However, this advantage comes with its own set of additional drawbacks that Kiso is not subjected to.
  • Necessary Drawback: To compensate her tremendous power with torpedoes as a CLT, she has poor Anti-Air and she uses more ammo than a standard CL, especially in her second remodel where an update increased her ammo usage even more.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Kuma class.
  • Those Two Guys: With Ooi, in many official media.note  This is due to the fact that, as a Torpedo Cruiser, many find her indispensable to fleet compositions due to her massive first strike potential when equipped with midget subs. On top of that, their Kai 2 form opens up a third equipment slot, enabling them to set up for cut-in or double attack during night battleNote  all while still being able to launch pre-emptive torpedo strikes with their midget sub.
  • Tsundere: Her characterization in fanwork towards destroyers.

Ooi

Voiced by: Yuka Ootsubo

"Hello. I'm Light Cruiser Ooi. Pleased to make your acquaintance."

Ooi is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Ooi. She is a Boisterous Bruiser who loves battles and bragging about her torpedoes. She is also best friends with Kitakami.

     The Nagara Class 

Nagara

Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

"Light Cruiser Nagara! Please take good care of me!"

Nagara is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Nagara. A fit girl who loves training and battles.

Isuzu

Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

"I'm Isuzu. Leave the torpedo squadrons to me. I'll bring victory to the Admiral with all my power. Pleased to meet you."

Isuzu is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Isuzu. She's notorious for being "farmed" for the radars she gets at level 12, as well as the large amount of Anti-Air she gives for modernization.

  • Anti-Air: Isuzu's second remodel has the best AA stat among Light Cruisers, bar none. Famously, she also gives this in modernization of other ships.
  • Fan Nickname: Isuzu Farms.
  • Fanservice Pack: Isuzu goes up about at least two sizes during her second remodel as well. This is lampshaded in the official 4koma, with her Kai 2 version used as an example of "chest armor enhancement".
  • Guns Akimbo: On her 2nd upgrade.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of white ribbons prior to her second remodel. At Kai 2 she gains a "radar mast" hairband as well.
  • Magikarp Power: Her Kai 2 remodel at level 50, which greatly increases her AA and Anti-Submarine capabilities.
  • Mega Twintails: A thick pair that reaches a little past her waist.
  • Necessary Drawback: To compensate for her Kai 2 version's strong AA and ASW, her default range was changed from Medium to Short. Nothing that a 20.3 cm cannon can't fix, though, so it's not that big of a drawback.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Compare her second remodel with the base Isuzu, and the changes are staggering.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Same as Nagara, however after her second remodel the brown garters holding her stockings up get a new pattern as well.

Natori

Voiced by: Yuka Iguchi

"I'm called Natori... I'll do my best not to trouble you!"

Natori is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Natori. An insecure Shrinking Violet who tries to do her best at everything.

Yura

Voiced by: Yumi Tanibe

"Fourth ship in the Nagara-class Light Cruisers, 'Yura'. Pleased to make your acquaintance!"

Kinu

Voiced by: Iori Nomizu

"Yeah yeah yeah! Finally, Kinu has arrived!"

Kinu is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Kinu. A hard-working girl who seems to have a soft spot for Admiral.

  • Declaration of Protection: To the Admiral in her marriage line.
    Kinu: "Admiral! We're always just training together, maybe that's a signal that we should spend some more time together...maybe... haa.. Eh?! No, I didn't mean it in that way, I mean that I since I'm nearest to you, I should protect you... I want to... yeah… ah, whatever!"
  • Genki Girl
  • Hot-Blooded: The Admiral is her motivation.
    Kinu: "When I look at the Admirals face, I get all motivated~"
  • Rose-Haired Girl
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: If she gets sunk.
    Kinu: Admiral, sorry, looks like this is it for me.... please withdraw the other girls...
  • Third-Person Person

Abukuma

Voiced by: Iori Nomizu

"H-hello, I'm Abukuma, a light cruiser."

Abukuma is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Abukuma. An insecure Shrinking Violet.

     The Sendai Class 

Sendai

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

"Sendai has arrived. Please leave the night battles to me."

Sendai is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Sendai. She loves battles, especially at night.

  • Always Night: It always is for Sendai in all media. Many fans depicted her as the girl who sleeps during the day, but is active during the night. Her lines in the game are always about night, and she's nicknamed Night Battle Idiot (夜戦バカ、Yasen Baka).
    • Which is based on her Real Life actions: three out of four main battles she participated in are night battles.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Covert Pervert: In the 4-koma, she likes seeing other girls get wet in the rain as it makes their underwear visible.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In most of her lines.
    Sendai (married): "Admiral, what's up? You're all red… O~ho, you wanna have a night battle with me?"
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Hot-Blooded: Especially when her beloved night battles are involved.
    Sendai: C'mon~, night battle~!
  • In-Series Nickname: She is called "Yasen Baka (Night Battle Idiot)" by Abukuma and Kumano in their night battle lines.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Ninja: Sendai's 2nd remodel makes her look like this.
  • Running Gag: Her behaviour at night is brought up by a number of other ship girls in their lines; through either their night battle lines (as mentioned above), or their hourly lines at night (20:00, 22:00 or 23:00), where they comment on how loud she is or how noisy it is (or in Hatsukaze's case, how quiet it is when she's not here).
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Gains one on her 2nd remodel.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From being the slightly stronger Elder Sister Com Mon to being the best performer in Night Battles with stats second only to Jintsuu for pure Light Cruiser, a Searchlight and Starburst shells, giving her the ability to disassemble her foes in Night Battles.

Jintsuu

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

"Uh, I'm the light cruiser Jintsuu. So, I would appreciate your favor..."

Jintsuu is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Jintsuu. She is a quiet, reserved girl.

  • Badass Headband: Gains one after being remodeled.
  • Hates Being Touched: She hates all type of physical contact. She even is scared of touching equipment!
    • Which is based on her Real Life actions: Jintsuu was sunk after lighting up enemy ships with her searchlights, causing them to light her up with retaliatory gunfire.
  • It Has Been an Honor: If she gets sunk.
    Jintsuu: Admiral... I...together... it was an honour...
  • Joke Item: The searchlight she gets from her second remodel is a reference to how her historical counterpart was sunk at night after her searchlights were switched on. Her second remodel's sprite comes with a searchlight. When she gets heavily damaged, it gets switched on.
    • Lethal Joke Item: Equipping it to one ship also increases the cut-in chances of your entire fleet and decreases that of the entire enemy fleet, at the cost of the ship equipping it being more likely to be targeted, which makes it valuable for night battle-only nodes.
  • Magikarp Power: Gets a second remodel at level 60, and in the process also provides an astonishingly appropriate piece of unique equipment: a searchlight. And a huge buff to her stats.
  • Sarashi: Shown on her 2nd remodel form.
  • The Shinsengumi: Whilst Sendai is outfitted as an Ninja, Jintsu, particularly in the fanarts, is depicted as this.
  • Shrinking Violet: Quiet and reserved.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From being an unremarkable Com Mon to being essentially the strongest pure CL in the game. Maximized, her stats are either equivalent or superior to similarly maximized Furutaka and Aoba classes. This also comes with an extra level in assertiveness.

Naka

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura

"The fleet's idol, Naka-chan! Nice to meet you!"

Naka is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Naka. She is a cheerful Genki Girl who claims to be an Idol Singer (that said, it's hard to disbelieve her when she says so).

  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Her MVP line.
    Naka: Even if the game is boring, please don't hate Naka-chan!
  • Com Mon: In addition to her rarity (which is the lowest possible in the game), she's also a very common crafting result in normal ship construction, regardless of the recipe you use. Thankfully, Large Ship Construction doesn't drop her.
  • Cranial Eruption: When she gets heavily damaged in her Kai 2 form, one appears on her head, complete with an Instant Bandage on it, on top of the Clothing Damage she suffers.
  • Genki Girl
  • Happy Holidays Dress: Is notable in that she's the only character to be given a special Christmas-themed sprite on top of holiday-themed lines.
  • Idol Singer: Certainly acts the part, and most of her lines are real-life idol references, specifically to Atsuko Maeda, where her library card number, second remodel (Kai 2) level, and even full Hit Points after said remodel are all 48. Her Kai 2 remodel also gives her a more idol-esque outfit, complete with a microphone.
  • Not in the Face!: One of her quotes if she is attacked.
    Naka: "Kyaa! Not the face~!"
  • Odango Hair/Hair Antennae: Her signature hairstyle.
  • Third-Person Person: She ups this one a bit by almost always referring to herself as "Naka-chan".
  • Took a Level in Badass: Used to be a plain annoying Com Mon without any noticeable advantage stat-wise. Received a Kai 2 form and became one of the strongest Light Cruisers available (her Hit Points and ASW in particular are now higher than those of the Agano class).
  • Zettai Ryouiki: A white set, after getting remodeled a second time.

     The Yuubari Class 

Yuubari

Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcut

"Oka~y, thanks for waiting! The experimental armament cruiser 'Yuubari' has arrived!"

Yuubari is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Yuubari. She is a cheerful, yet slow, ship that loves anime and even stays up late at night to watch them.

  • Bare Your Midriff: A reference to the modifications done to the belt line of the real-life ship to save weight. Ironically the historical Yuubari actually ended up heavier than her planned weight due to all of the stuff put on stacked on top of it.
  • Fan Nickname: "Melon-chan", due to her color theme being reminiscent of Japanese melons, as well as the fact that the Yuubari region is known for growing melons.
  • Informed Flaw: Despite her multiple lines of her being slow (including her MVP line, no less!), which are references to her boilers which were meant for destroyers and were installed to save weight, she has a listed speed of Fast. As a result, the lines saying that she's the slowest in the fleet stop making sense when you have all other ships in said fleet having a listed speed of Slow, or when she's the only ship in the fleet.
  • Necessary Drawback: Has more equipment slots than any other Light Cruiser (which means that when remodeled, one can potentially stick four 20.3 cm guns on her, though typically her slots are used to give her a hybrid AA-ASW role), but in return she has a much lower maximum Hit Point, Armor, and Evasion stat than her peers.
    • Glass Cannon: Especially against submarines. In fact, her historical counterpart was sunk by a submarine.
  • Not the Intended Use: She wasn't meant to be a submarine killer (historically she didn't even carry any sonars), but with the huge buff to ASW equipment, her extra slot changed from being a mere gimmick to something that made her extremely viable for practical use. Later when drums were introduced and 4+ drums were required in 5-4 to easily reach the boss (and get some fuel on the side), she was one of the few ships (and the only non-CAV) constantly being used for drum-carrying duty, since it meant that only one ship would need to carry drums, allowing for the other 5 ships to focus on damage dealing.
  • Otaku: Sure Yuubari, you don't stay up to record post-midnight shows.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Which kind of clashes with her midriff-baring outfit in a way.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Due to her low armor and evasion, she's used for virtually nothing outside of fighting submarines, but she's the best in that field bar none, due to having 4 equipment slots as well as ASW equipment having received a boost. In particular, during the Arpeggio event where Iona was in many people's PvP fleets, Yuubari was invaluable in taking her down.
    • Her unremodelled form is the most fuel efficient light cruiser in the game, so she's also used for expeditions which consume only fuel.

     The Agano Class 
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Sure, they are on the stronger end of their ship type, but as they were initially introduced, they paid for these advantages with higher-than-average fuel and ammo consumption for Light Cruisers, though this has since been adjusted. The fact that they are only available from Large Ship Construction despite being mere cruisers does not help.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: They all wear a single stocking on their left leg.

Agano

Voiced by: Yuki Yamada

"Hello~! I'm the latest light cruiser Agano~. Teehee~"

Agano is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Agano. She is a cheerful slacker who frequently sleeps and is quite an airhead.

Noshiro

Voiced by: Yuki Yamada

"2nd light cruiser of the Agano-class, Noshiro, has arrived. Glad to meet you!"

Noshiro is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Noshiro. She looks up to her big sister Agano.

  • Big Little Sister: In fanworks she is portrayed to be more mature than the slacker Agano.
  • Big Sister Worship: For Agano. Not to the extent of Yamashiro, Chikuma and Hiei, though.
    • Surprisingly, it turns out in her marriage line that she loves the Admiral more.
  • Braids of Action: Easy to miss, but she ties her hair in a pair of braids.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: Towards the Admiral. Implied in her idle line but confirmed in her marriage line.
    Noshiro: "Admiral, sorry to bother you at such a busy time. There's something that I've wanted to say to you...Everyone thinks that I just want to care for sis Agano, but I... I really... want to care for the Admiral... I think... Really! This is like a dream! Admiral! Noshiro will do her best!"
  • One-Note Cook: She declares it in her hourly notification.
    Noshiro: Ah, I was found out, huh. The truth is, Noshiro can't cook anything except curry.
  • Third-Person Person

Yahagi

Voiced by: Yuki Yamada

"Light Cruiser Yahagi, reporting for duty. Let's work at it together to the end, Admiral!"

Yahagi is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Yahagi. A dutiful and serious girl.

  • Cool Big Sis: To Sakawa.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: She is the responsible of the Agano class.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Invokes this when the Admiral proposes to her in her wedding line.
    Yahagi: Wha, Admiral, you... Just what are you doing? That face, it's got such a serious expression... Eh, this is for me? Not for someone like Yamato or Yukikaze? For me!? W-what should I do... erm.. What should I do… it's for me...
  • Lady and Knight: Popular among fandom as the knight to Yamato's ladyNote .
  • Not Afraid to Die: If she gets sunk.
    Yahagi: That's enough, get away from me... I can see Yamato and Yukikaze again... that's not so bad...
  • Rare Random Drop: To a ridiculous degree, such that the only way to get her prior to the implementation of Large Ship Construction was at the boss node node of E-5, during the Fall 2013 event. Yahagi is initially a rarity 5 / rainbow-hologram background ship girl. And then after remodeling, she takes a step up and becomes a rarity 7 / sakura-hologram background ship. The only other ship girls with that color? Yamato and Musashi.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail

Sakawa

Voiced by: Yuki Yamada

"Pyan♪ The fourth Agano class Light Cruiser, Sakawa! Commander, nice to meet you!"

Sakawa is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Sakawa. Like her sister ship Agano, she is a cheerful girl. Also openly admits that she likes the Admiral.

  • Big Sister Worship: She seems to really like Yahagi.
  • Genki Girl: Like her sister Agano, if not much more so.
  • Repressed Memories: Implied with one of her secretary lines.
    Sakawa: Commander! I like you! Cross...roads? What's that? I don't know what it is...but don't think I like it! Note 
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Agano class.
  • Verbal Tic: "Pya", "Pyan" and other similar sounds.
    • In her marriage line, she mentions that she uses it to express her feelings, mostly gratitude, towards the Admiral.
    Sakawa: Commander, I'm always saying things like "Pyuuu!" or "Pyaaaa!" to you but...what I actually trying so hard to say was I'm really thankyouthankyouthankyou!...eh? You can understand? Really!? I love you too! Pyaaaa~!

     The Ooyodo Class 

Ooyodo

Oyodo is the personification of the Japanese cruiser Oyodo. She functioned only as an NPC before making her playable debut during the Summer 2014 event.

  • Ascended Extra: Like Akashi before her, Ooyodo started out as an NPC.
  • Hair Decorations: A blue hairband.
  • Meganekko
  • Necessary Drawback: Like Yuubari, she has 4 equipment slots except that Oyodo is more durable, has offensive and defensive capabilities equivalent to the Agano-class ships (with the expections listed below), has the highest LOS among the Light Cruisers and carries the most seaplanes amongst Light Cruisers, allowing her to perform artillery shelling. In return for those, her maxed torpedo and ASW stats are extremely low and are even naturally 0, owing to never having equipped torpedoes and depth charges to the profit of seaplanes, historically.
  • Quest Giver: Her NPC role is to basically hand out and take note of composition, sortie, or miscellaneous quests.
  • Target Spotter
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Black and enclosed in white open-toed "geta"-styled boots.
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