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Debuted in Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind
Ensign Akai Seiichiro
The viewpoint character of the Shimakaze manga, Akai is a junior officer recently transferred to the Maizuru Naval Base. Despite his training as a lecturer, his new post at the base is to be the assistant of the officer-in-charge there, and he has little to no experience interacting with the Navy's secret weapons, the fleet girls, who are based at Maizuru. As his encounters with both Asashio and Shimakaze show, he has a lot of trouble seeing them as weapons instead of people.Meta-wise, Akai represents players who visualize their Admirals being male.
Vice-Admiral Aosaki Sumire
The commanding officer of the the Maizuru Naval Base, and Akai's boss. Sumire is well aware of the gravity of her task and the responsibilities she's been forced to put on the girls under her command, but she also makes sure to keep these concerns where they should be: in the office. When she's off-duty, however, she seems to be a pleasant person.Meta-wise, Aosaki represents players who visualize their Admirals as female.
- Colorful Theme Naming: Her name has the character for "blue" in it.
- Meganekko: Her glasses make her look more at home in an office as the character of reason she is.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: While she's serious about her duty, she also understand that, in the end, her charges are also young women and girls, and so she gives them enough leeway with regards to their emotions. However, her tolerance for B.S. has its limits, as evidenced by how she promptly throws both Asashio and Shimakaze into the brig when they quarrel with each other during training.