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     The Asashio-class 
  • Adorably Precocious Child: They are some of the youngest looking Destroyers, so much that the fans call their clothes elementary school uniform, and yet some of them don't act like kids.
  • Guns Akimbo: They carry their 12.7 Twin Guns and Quad Torpedo Tubes in a Hand Cannon-like manner.

Asashio (1st)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

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"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. Fans follow suits eventually.
  • Comically Serious: She's so serious all the time, she claims that she's studying on how to play on the beach in her Summer line.
  • 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?
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: In her Kai Ni D form, which makes her a young lady attending a private school.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her Kai Ni makes her the second best attacker amongst destroyers in night battle (only behind Yuudachi). She has a reversible remodel in the form of a Kai Ni D which reduces her offensive abilities but improves her durability, her AA and gives her the second best max ASW in the game (only behind Isuzu).
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A. Wears a pair of black thighhigh socks.

Ooshio (2nd)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

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"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.

  • Girlish Pigtails: A pair of short ones.
  • Hot-Blooded: Always speaks in a cheerful tone
    Ooshio: Yeaah, bo~~m!
  • Nice Hat: A truly big boiler hat, which disappears after her second remodel.
  • Petite Pride: She mentions this in her introductory line.
    • Memetic Mutation: Which of course in fandom is jokingly referred to as a sexually suggestive phrase.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: If she gets damaged.
    Ooshio: I'm! Still! Okay!
  • Took a Level in Badass: Becomes much more powerful on second remodel. Before June 30, 2016 patch that buffed Ayanami's firepower by 2 points, her night battle power was equal to Ayanami's, having slightly less Firepower but slightly better Torpedo. Compared to Ayanami she also has stronger Anti-Air, ASW and LOS, but with slightly less HP and armour and worse Luck.
  • Unexpected Character: A variant - Being such a relative unknown in the community, a lot of fans were surprised that she would get a second remodel so quickly. The date of its release, April 1st 2016, did not help.

Michishio (3rd)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

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"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.

  • 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 (4th)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

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"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.

  • Girly Bruiser: She tries very hard to be feminine, but she still takes part in the fighting alongside everyone else.
  • The Ojou: Acts like one; presumably she is built/born also in Kobe.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She is often seen giggling, like Atago.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Trades the shorts mentioned below for pantyhose in her Kai Ni art.
  • Skirt over Slacks: She wears bike shorts that are clearly visible under her skirt.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: If she gets sunk
    Arashio: Oh my... you've sunk me... you'll regret this...
  • Took a Level in Badass: With her second remodel released in the January 25th 2017 update, she becomes very similar to Ooshio (including having the same night battle power and needing a blueprint) except she trades ASW for AA and a gun for a searchlight. Thankfully, she's also a more recognizable character due to her personality.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: She acts feminine and takes care of her appearance a lot. Also, she dislikes bombers because they damaged her smokestack.
    Arashio (damaged): Geez... my appearance is ruined...

Yamagumo (5th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Yui Horie

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"Good morning~~. Asashio Destroyer number six, Yamagumo. Please treat me well!"

Yamagumo (Mountain Cloud) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Yamagumo. She is slow and does things at her own pace, but she is very attached to her sister Asagumo.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Even Asagumo admits that Yamagumo is a bit... off.
  • Big Sister Worship: To Asagumo, who is actually the younger of the two.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She talks in a slow and sluggish tone of voice all the time. Even if she is sinking.
  • Hair Decorations: A green bow, and a green hairtie which she wear slightly differently after kai. She also gains an antenna on the bow after kai.
  • Repressed Memories: She feels uncomfortable when there is something reminding how her real life counterpart and her fleet were sunk, such as feeling bad after midnight, or when meeting Fusou and Yamashiro.
    Yamagumo: Is that...Fusou and Yamashiro? Uuh, for some reason, my stomach is starting to hurt...uuh, guess I'll go home...
  • Tender Tears: Sheds them after seeing Asagumo with "an unknown guy" in her hourly lines. Turns out she mistook Z-1 for a boy.

Asagumo (6th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Yui Horie

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"Asashio-class destroyer, Asagumo, reporting in! So you're the Commander... huh. Hmm. Well, it's fine. I'll do it!"

Asagumo (Morning Cloud) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Asagumo.

  • Big Little Sister: To the older and ditzy Yamagumo.
  • Fan Nickname: Errorgumo, due to a rather spectacular resemblance to the girl in the "connection to server lost" error screen.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Very long ones.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Her panties are never seen even in her damaged sprite, but her bra is sky blue and has a cute lion head on it.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of blue bows.
  • Modesty Shorts: Hers are rather short though, and only visible when she is damaged.
  • Multicolored Hair: The ends of her twintails are pink.
  • Those Two Guys: With Yamagumo.
  • Rare Random Drop: Even moreso than Hatsukaze and Ooyodo, as she is only available as a rare drop at Map 1-6, and the node only drops her only under a specific enemy formation and has a chance of not dropping any ships at all even with an S-rank victory.
  • Together in Death: If she gets sunk.
    Asagumo: ...Fufu, Yamagumo... We're together again. It's not like I'm... like I'm lonely, you know...
  • Tsundere: Implied to be one for the Admiral, as she always backs off after saying something.
  • Unknown Rival: Self-declared rival of the Kagerou-class.
  • When She Smiles: On her remodel. Most of the art differences between standard and remodeled Asagumo are subtle enough that they could easily be overlooked if not viewing them side by side. What you'll notice immediately is her remodel's cute smile.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade S. Tsundere? Check! Girlish Pigtails? Check! High socks and miniskirt? CHECK!

Arare (9th)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

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

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

Kasumi (10th)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Wakana Miyakawa

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"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.

  • Big Little Sister: Despite being the last ship, Kasumi is notably worldly and battle-hardened. Compared to Asashio, who is dutiful but naive, Kasumi is hard-willed and hot-headed while also nurturing in tough love sort of way. Kiyoshimo is usually her target of concern.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Born Lucky: At 37 base Luck, both of her Kai Nis have even more than Ushio, who outlived her.
  • Cool, but Inefficient: She can perform Anti-Air Cut-Ins AA fire director in her Kai Ni B form. However, not only she has the highest level requirement for her remodel among all the shipgirls capable of air-defense role, her AACI is executed at the highest priority while offering weaker air defense compared to Maya or Akizuki-class destroyers , effectively relegating her air-defense role as a last resort when the Admiral had no other air defense providers available.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: Her Kai Ni B has a single long stocking on the left. This, again, is a reference to Operation Ten-Go where she's one of the destroyers who escorted Yamato, who also wears her stocking the same way.
  • Grumpy Bear: As a result of putting up with a lot of abuse during her service.
  • Jerkass: It rivals Akebono! She mellows down a bit with her Kai Ni, though.
  • Precision F-Strike: Drops this gem when viewing the player score:
    Kasumi: It's a letter. Don't make me repeat myself, you piece of shit.
  • Super Mode: Kasumi has an alternative "Kai Ni B" form which turns her into an Anti-Air Destroyer, allowing her to do Anti-Air Cut-ins like Maya and Akizuki without an AA director, in exchange for weaker firepower and torpedo stat. Also, she can carry Large Radars that normally can't be used by destroyers.
  • 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...!
  • Took a Level in Badass: She becomes the 1st Destroyer to receive an upgrade with an alternate form (into a Anti-Air Destroyer) that allows her to equip larger radar. She can also equip a Fleet Command Facility as well as a Daihatsu Transport. That said, she also has the highest remodeling requirement amongst all destroyers for all her perks.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: She started become less abrasive since Fall 2015, but her second remodel makes her very courteous and polite compared to her previously was toward the Admiral.
  • 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 

  • Custom Uniform/Nonuniform Uniform: The class has the largest variation of character designs for a single ship type. There are two general uniform designs which most of the Kagerou-class adhere to in varying degrees and a couple of genuine oddballs. The first basic uniform design (examplified by Konishi) uses a blazer top and the second basic uniform design (examplified by Parsley and Shizuma Yoshinori) uses a Sailor Fuku top.
  • Modesty Shorts: Worn by the first three Kagerous (Kagerou, Shiranui, and Kuroshio).
  • Rare Random Drop: While the first three ships are almost 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 boss nodes (5-4 is the best option, so she is common among very experienced players), as well as being a rare result from crafting (you have to use the resources for a light cruiser instead of destroyer to even have a chance).

Kagerou (1st)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

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

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

She is the main character of the Light Novel series Kagerou, Setting Sail!, where as a newly-transferred Fleet Girl to the front lines of the Yokosuka Naval District, she aims to prove that she's not merely a "bumpkin from Kure".

Shiranui (2nd)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

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

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

  • Bad Liar: As seen in her idle line:
    Shiranui: Shiranui is absolutely not bored. No, please don't mind me. Do as you like...
  • Blood Knight: Loves battles a bit too much.
  • Catch-Phrase: When she feels particularly annoyed or that the Admiral is displeased, she'll growl "Did Shiranui make mistake?" or any of its variations.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: In fanworks, to contrast with the cheerful Kagerou.
  • Dying Curse: If she gets sunk. Some speculated that this could be either said to the one who shot at her, or to her Admiral.
    Shiranui: If this is death, everyone is coming with me... That includes you.
  • Hair Decorations: A blue clip holding up her ponytail.
  • Rose-Haired Sweetie: Subverted. Despite her pink hair, she's rather cold and reserved.
  • The Stoic: Talks without much intonation, and in fanworks she tends to give a flat expression. It can rival even Kaga.
  • Third-Person Person: Unlike many others, it's used to give her a more detached feeling.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kagerou or Kuroshio as seen in fanworks and later on with Hayashimo.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has distinctive purple hair.

Kuroshio (3rd)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

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

Kuroshio (Black Tide) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Kuroshio. She is a laidback and cheerful girl.

  • Cool Big Sis: Oyashio sees her as such.
  • Everyone Can See It: Apparently in her marriage line, her feelings for the Admiral are very obvious.
    Kuroshio: I... I'm...always lookin' at the chief? Really? I don't believe it~
  • Face Death with Dignity: If she gets sunk.
    Kuroshio: I... I can't live any longer... Goodbye...
  • Genki Girl: She's very carefree and cheerful.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of hairclips.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Speaks in a very informal tone. Interestingly, she's the only ship laid down at the Kansai region (hers is specifically Osaka) that actually speaks Kansai accent.

Oyashio (4th)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Kaede Hondo

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"Fourth ship of the Kagerou-class destroyers, I'm Oyashio. Commander, please give my regards on leading Desdiv 15. Please take care of me!"

Oyashio (Parental Tide) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Oyashio. She's dutiful and has a need to report everything to the Admiral. She's introduced as the E6 drop for the Spring 2016 Event.

  • Big Sister Worship: To Kuroshio, who's actually the most laidback of the two.
  • Comically Serious: Not to Asashio's extent, but she's always serious, dutiful and often has the need to report even the most trivial things.
    Commander, I have a report. The sunset is beautiful! beautiful... I would like to take a picture of it. I'm so sorry! On duty...
  • Hair Decorations: Her hair clip resembles her mast.
  • Punny Name: Due to her name she often gets portrayed as the mother of Ushio ("Tide").
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: If she gets sunk.
    Oyashio: I... Going to sink again... Kuroshio... Kagerou nee-san... I'm... so...r...ry...
  • Third-Person Person: When speaking to the Admiral, she refers to herself in third person; but with everyone else she speaks normally.
  • Those Two Guys: With Kuroshio.
  • Verbal Tic: Her need to report everything.

Hatsukaze (7th)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt

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"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 sheared off by Myoukou when the latter accidentally ran into her while trying to retreat from the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay.
  • Big Sister Worship: Not to anyone of her ship class, but to Myoukou, who is a Heavy Cruiser.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: 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, have 3% chance to drop if and only if you get a complete win in boss. The map is simply one of the most difficult normal maps,It is unlikely for an admiral to ever 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...
  • 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!
  • With Friends Like These...: In the 4koma she has a problem with Yukikaze (her roommate) screaming "Yukikaze will not sink!" repeatedly in her sleep.

Yukikaze (8th)

Artist: Shizuma Yoshinori

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

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"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: During a battle, she will say something along the lines of not going to sink, regardless of the damage she sustains. Unless she does sink.
    "Yukikaze will not sink!"
    • Lampshaded in the 4-koma where her roommate Hatsukaze gets bothered a lot by her shouting the phrase... in her sleep. Over and over.
  • Born Lucky: Has the highest luck stat (and joint highest evasion stat, tied with Shimakaze...until Warspite came along) 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, according to the latter's hourly lines.
  • Doom Magnet: To the extent that it's been said that her high luck is due to absorbing the luck of other ships and even entire countries.Explanation 
  • Genki Girl: Easily the most cheerful and excitable of her class.
  • 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 Torpedo and Main Gun combinations), a special attack with chance activation that relies 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. If Yukikaze gets hit by the very same BB you want her to oneshot in the night battle, her health will go into red and she will be unable to fight at night or proceed to the next battle.
  • Hair Decorations: She has some horn-like structures on the sides of head. They are actually a pair of Type 22 surface radars.
  • Irony:
    Yukikaze (when attacking): I will protect the fleet! (Guess what happened to the ships she escorted.)
  • Nice Hat: One which resembles her superstructure.
  • Nonuniform Uniform: Her uniform is the Kagerou's second variety, except she uses an oversized shirt as a dress and forgoes the skirt altogether. Ironically among her division mates, all of them save Hatsukaze wear some variation of Yukikaze's style, making Hatsukaze the Custom Uniform wearer in their little grouping.
  • 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 referred to as either Reaper/Shinigami in reference to her history.
  • Sole Survivor: Of not only the Kagerou-class, but of all the IJN vessels that survived the war that are currently implemented. Explanation 
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her binoculars, with which she saw the demise of her fellow fleets.
  • Verbal Tic: She always refers to the admiral as "しれぇ" ("Shiree", Commander). Memetic Mutation makes this her cry.

Amatsukaze (9th)

Artist: Shizuma Yoshinori

Voiced by: Yui Ogura

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"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.

  • Custom Uniform: Her top is essentially a brown version of Yukikaze's top. She also mixes in design elements from Shimakaze (Rensouhou-kun among other things) as well as some new design elements of her own (the strap contraption that seems to hold both her hat and her stockings in place).
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: She wears a white glove only on her right hand.
  • 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. Beyond that, a maxed and married Amatsukaze's evasion (118) is third behind Kamikaze/Uranami (119) and Shimakaze (123).
  • Girlish Pigtails: Very long ones, alongside her not-tied hair.
  • 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.
    • Her relatively high durability for a ship-girl with a single remodel as well as being the destroyer with the highest armor in the game actually stems from an incident where her bow was destroyed by a submarine attack. Miraculously, she didn't sink but she was presumed to be sunk until she was found 6 days later by a patrol boat and eventually towed to Singapore, where she got a temporary bow rigged on. This temporary bow is the other reason why she has higher evasion., after this when she was finally taken out of action for good from a air raid she was able to be beached instead of sunk then was later scuttled by her crew after recovery of her proved to be out of the question and then her partially sunken hulk was then expended as a target ship for bombing practice by the Japanese, So Amatsukaze saw and survived quite a bit of abuse in her last years.
  • 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.
  • Rare Random Drop: Unlike Hatsukaze, she is one of the Spring 2014 Event awards, so its later rarity get overshadowed. However for any player joined after 2014 spring, she is an utter luxury: a rare drop in the already resource-consuming Summer 2014 Event. Consuming each resources over 30000 to get an Amatsukaze is not uncommon.
  • Tsundere: Implied by her somewhat grumpy-looking base art and her smile in her remodeled art. At any rate, it's downplayed like with Murakumo.
  • 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, although hers aren't as striped.

Tokitsukaze (10th)

Artist: Shizuma Yoshinori

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

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"Tenth ship of the Kagerou-class destroyers, Tokitsukaze... has arrived!"

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

  • Animal Motif: Her ear-like flaps of hair have lead to many comparisons to a puppy.
  • 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.
  • 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: It resembles Amatsukaze's chimney, but cocked to the other side of her head and it has decorative ribbons.
  • Nonuniform Uniform: She wears Yukikaze's uniform with the shirt tied on one side as well as wearing a variant of Amatsukaze's hat.
  • Verbal Tic: Always refers to the player as "しれぇ", just like Yukikaze.
  • We Will Meet Again: If she gets sunk.
    Tokitsukaze: "Yukikaze, Hatsukaze, Amatsukaze... I'll see, you... soon..."

Urakaze (11th)

Artist: Parsley

Voiced by: Mana Komatsu

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"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.

  • Buxom Is Better: Like Hamakaze, she is also gaining a rapid popularity, albeit not as big as hers.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Her hair and eyes are the same blue color.
  • Genki Girl: Easily the most spirited out of her division mates.
  • Guns Akimbo: Same as Hamakaze.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Her sinking line:
    Urakaze: Don't worry 'bout me, it's better to do a speedy withdrawal... from here... yeah...
  • Nice Hat: A sailor hat, one of her several unique features.
  • Nonuniform Uniform: She wears the second uniform variant with rolled sleeves and elbow gloves. Not counting her Nice Hat.
  • Odango Hair: Implied to be from emulating Kongou, who has a similar hairstyle.
  • The Reliable One: What she wants to be for the Admiral and the fleet.
    Urakaze: "There's no need to worry. Because I'm here this fleet is safe!"

Isokaze (12th)

Artist: Parsley

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi

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"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 remodelled form gives her AA weaponry, an upgraded Air Radar, and a good AA stat, which reflects her real life refitting.
  • Declaration of Protection: Wants to protect the Admiral and her comrades.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: She wears stockings of different length. This is implied to be from emulating Yamato, who wears stockings exactly the same way.
  • 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.
  • 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..."''
  • 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.
    • She is the only one in the 17th Destroyer Division that has no experience in cooking.
    Isokaze: "Thank goodness for Urakaze... Cooking is hard."
    • Her Fall 2015 CG has her trying to grill some Pacific saury. Her damaged art has her apparently succeeding...with parts of her clothes burnt and the grill suffering several cracks.
  • Nonuniform Uniform: She initially wears a long-sleeved version of the second uniform variant. Once remodeled, her uniform is modified with a few design elements from Yamato (such as a rope instead of a scarf).
  • Those Two Guys: With Hamakaze, by historical references that they are often together in operations and when they got both sunk at Operation Ten-Go.

Hamakaze (13th)

Artist: Parsley

Voiced by: Mana Komatsu

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

Hamakaze (Beach Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hamakaze. A serious and dutiful girl who's very shy around the Admiral.

  • Buxom Is Better: Like I-19 and Ushio, she gained a rapid surge of popularity thanks to her... displacement, even overshadowing the Kriegsmarine ships. To the extent that someone got her to level 99 and married(temp) her just two days after she was released.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Surprisingly not in her wedding line, but in the third-anniversary line.
    Hamakaze: Admiral. Congratulations to the third anniversary. For this year too, I would like to stay by yo-... Ah, no. Nothing.
  • Determinator: She states several times that this time she'll protect the ships she failed to protect when escorting them in the past. Also, her line when heavily damaged.
    Hamakaze: This pain... is nothing compared what Kongou and Shinano had went through...!
  • Guns Akimbo: Carries a 12.7cm Twin Cannon in her right hand and a 25mm Twin AA gun in her left. Also her fellow members of the 17th Destroyer Division follows this style as well.
  • Hair Decorations: A pair of hairclips.
  • Nonuniform Uniform: She wears the short-sleeved version of the second uniform design. This design is essentially a mix between Yukikaze's top and the other Kagerou-class' skirt.
  • Orgasmically Delicious: When she's eating stall food in her Fall 2015 lines.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her hair covers her left eye. Appropriately she's a (somewhat) shy type.
  • Shrinking Violet: Towards the Admiral. It seems to be only towards him/her, since with other fellow ships she acts normally.

Tanikaze (14th)

Artist: Parsley

Voiced by: Mana Komatsu

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

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

  • Buxom Is Better: Averted, she is the only one in her division to not have a large chest. She also happens to be the least popular of her division.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Her idle line sounds like this:
    Tanikaze: "Eeeeeek! I'm bored anyway. Why not go somewhere to have a night battle?"
  • Hair Decorations: A white hairband.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Invokes this when the Admiral proposes to her in her wedding line.
    Tanikaze: What a strange Admiral you are to be interested in me, Tanikaze! Then, tell me how you get to love me from the beginning. Hehe, never mind, the night is long, you know.
  • Nonuniform Uniform: She wears the short-sleeved version of the second uniform design, like Hamakaze.
  • Odd Name Out: Amongst the 17th Destroyer Division, Tanikaze is the one who doesn't fit the "Seashore" Theme Naming.

Nowaki (15th)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Ari Ozawa

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"Kagerou-class destroyer, Nowaki, reporting in. Now, Commander, let's go."

Nowaki (Fall Gales) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Nowaki. A dutiful and serious girl.

Arashi (16th)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Ai Kayano

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"Yo, I'm the 16th Kagerou-class Destroyer, Arashi! Commander, take care of me, 'kay! It's great 'ta meet 'ya!"

Arashi (Storm) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Arashi.

  • Bokukko: When she isn't a Third-Person Person, she uses the pronoun ore and makes exclusive use of masculine speech patterns.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's very boisterous and has red hair to boot.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: Invokes this when the Admiral proposes to her in her wedding line.
    Arashi: "What's up, Commander? You called for me? You sure you didn't mistake me for Hagi? Ah... are you really ok choosing me? R... really? What's with the formality...it's embarrassing. Eh... to put this on my finger? Ah... Ahaha... It seems a bit a bit inappropriate... but thank you for treating me so warmly!"
  • Sarashi: Revealed when she get damaged. You can't spell "Sarashi" without "Arashi", after all.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her historical counterpart was trailed by American dive bombers back to Akagi and Kaga, resulting in their devastating loss at Midway. Neither her, nor Akagi and Kaga, were aware of this, as it doesn't get mentioned in any of their lines, and little if any of the fanart brings it up either.
  • Those Two Guys: With Hagikaze.
  • We Will Meet Again: If she gets sunk.
    Arashi: "I'm... I'm sinking...? Hagi... until next time... Shigure... after this... I'll leave it to you..."
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes??: Arashi is scared of the night, since her Real Life counterpart was sunk in a night battle at Vella Gulf together with Hagikaze and Kawakaze.

Hagikaze (17th)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Saori Hayami

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"Hagikaze, 17th Ship of the Kagerou-class destroyers, reporting! Commander, please give me your orders!"

Hagikaze (Clover Wind) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hagikaze. A quiet and softspoken girl who's always complaining about her fear of the night.

  • Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder: To Arashi.
    Hagikaze: "Commander, did you see Arashi? Huh, you haven’t? Come on, what in the world is she up to? I will give her a good talk about this next time."
  • Face Your Fears: Owing to the circumstances of her sinking, Hagikaze has a fear of the night and darkness. However, she will still brave herself into going into night battles.
    Hagikaze: "The night... The night is still haunting. When I enter the bath, it just comes back to me. "
  • Granola Girl: She's always cooking dishes with only vegetables to the Admiral in her hourly lines. Also, in her Valentine line, she makes a low fat chocolate and complains the Admiral's White Day cookies are too sweet.
  • Historical In-Joke: Aside from the tidbits about her sinking, her left sidetail is a reference for her being one of Kaga's escort ships in Battle of Midway and later rescuing her survivors.
  • Hidden Buxom: She's revealed to have sizable bosom when she's damaged, though not as much as Hamakaze.
  • In-Series Nickname: Arashi shortens her name to Hagi.
  • Little Big Sister: She's more mature and reserved compared to Arashi and she serves as her Cloud Cuckoolanders Minder.
  • Those Two Guys: With Arashi.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes??: Hagikaze is scared of the night, since her Real Life counterpart was sunk in a night battle at Vella Gulf together with Arashi and Kawakaze. However, she makes a bigger fuss about it.

Maikaze (18th)

Artist: Konishi

Voiced by: Sarah Emi Bridcutt

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

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

  • Cloudcuckoolander: According to Nowaki.
  • Dance Battler: Not exactly, but almost all of Maikaze's lines reference dancing in one way or another.
  • Genki Girl: To contrast with the serious Nowaki.
  • 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: She's very passionate about fighting and danding.
  • 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.

Akigumo (19th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

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"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...
  • Blood Knight: She's notably bloodthirsty in battle. Sometimes during battle, she'll say that she wants to pick a fight with some battleship girls.
  • Doujinshi: Many of her lines hint at her being a doujin artist.
    • Doing It for the 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: Drawn by the Yuugumo-class' artist and even wears their uniform, making her sticking out like a sore thumb even in the non-uniformed other Kagerous. This is a reference to the IJN 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: Has a long one.

     The Yuugumo-class 
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: They are prone to this in their hourly notifications.
  • Nonuniform Uniform: Averted! Coming after the several different uniforms on the Kagerou-class, the Yuugumo-class are instead known for being one of the destroyer class with the least divergences in uniforms.
  • 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 (1st)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

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"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
  • 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 all her sisters, but specially to Makigumo.
  • Hidden Buxom: Her normal art hides it well and her size really shows after being medium damaged. Downplayed as it's just around Oboro's size.
  • Holiday Mode: Like Fubuki, she gains a happi coat and hachimaki for Autumn 2016.
  • 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 (2nd)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

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"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, where she accidentally drops her glasses when she's about to go to the bath.
  • 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...
  • Little Big Sister: Despite being one of the oldest of the Yuugumo class, she's also the most childish and immature of them.
  • Meganekko: Pretty much the cutest out of her class, and her glasses adds to it.
  • 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: In Hayashimo's hourly lines, she gets stomachache from eating too much caramel.
  • Third-Person Person: To emphasize her childish personality.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Manage to be this despite the Destroyers personified as kids or the fact that she's not the smallest of the Yuugumo-class.

Kazagumo (3rd)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Akari Kitou

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"Third ship of the Yuugumo-class destroyers, Kazagumo. So you're the admiral. Roger. Well then, your orders! "

Kazagumo (Windy Clouds) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Kazagumo.

  • Alternate Character Reading: Her name is more commonly read as "Fuu-un", which she lampshades.
  • Hair Decorations: A red-white-yellow ribbon
  • I Can Still Fight!: In her sinking line.
    Kazagumo: I'm still going forward. I, can still move... still... move...
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her hair ribbon's color pattern matches that of Hiryuu's, referencing Kazagumo's witnessing of Hiryuu's final moment during the Battle of Midway.

Naganami (4th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Ayana Taketatsu

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"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.

Takanami (6th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Misaki Kuno

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"I'm the 6th of the Yuugumo-class destroyers, Takanami. E-ehm, I will do my best! Really, probably!

Takanami (Tall Wave) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Takanami. She's a shy girl who's inexperienced and naive.

  • Born Unlucky: The original ship was sunk only three months after completion.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Her sinking line implies this.
    Takanami: "Seems I'm getting concentrated fire again... Maybe lighting the enemy ship... was also helpful... Commander..."
  • Shrinking Violet: She's very shy and meek.
  • Verbal Tic: "-kamo" and "-kamodesu". Translates as "maybe" or "perhaps" but, if you are into wordplay, can also be used to mean "duck" (an homophone).
  • When She Smiles: Shown in her Rainy Season CG and later in her Kai.

Fujinami (11th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by:

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"Good job. The 11th of the Yuugumo-class destroyers, Fujinami. Pleased to meet you, Commander."

Fujinami (literally Wisteria Waves) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Fujinami, introduced as the E-2 drop in the Winter 2017 Event.

Okinami (14th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Akari Kitou

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"The fourteenth Yuugumo-class destroyer... Okinami. Uhm... yes, I'll do my best. Please take care of me!"

Okinami (High Seas Wave) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Okinami. She is a girl who apologizes a lot and complains about being called bland.

  • Apologizes a Lot: Most of her lines really, even her MVP line.
    Okinami: "Wha... Ehhhh?! Me? Okinami is number one...? Umm...umm...I, I'm so sorry!"
  • Blind Without 'Em: She is really worried about losing her glasses
  • Meganekko: A blue half rimmed pair
  • Multicolored Hair: The outer part is brunette while the inside is peach pink like Naganami's.

Asashimo (16th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Ai Kayano

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"Yo! I'm Asashimo, 16th destroyer of the Yuugumo-class. Please remember. Don't forget about me... OK?"

Asashimo (Morning Frost) is the Japanese personification of the Japanese destroyer Asashimo. A Hot-Blooded girl who prides of being a reliable ship.

  • Fashionable Asymmetry: As many other Operation Ten-Go participants, she wears a single left thighhigh over her pantyhose after remodel.
  • Hot-Blooded: Like Kiyoshimo.
  • Martial Arts Headband: Gains a white one after remodelling.
  • Multicolored Hair: Gray and purple initially, grey and light blue remodeled.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Her right eye is always covered.
  • The Reliable One: She's always eager to fight and helping others.
    Asashimo: "Ah, you can leave it to me. I'm fine with escorts or even nighttime raids!"
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Wears a side ponytail.
  • We Will Meet Again: If she gets sunk.
    Asashimo: "Heh, You've come to be dependent on me... Well, fine by me... Kiyoshimo, everyone... we'll meet... again"

Hayashimo (17th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto

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"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. She speaks in a calm and monotone voice and constantly giggles in a creepy way.

  • Cannot Spit It Out: After the Admiral marries her.
    Hayashimo: "Commander. I think you're working a bit too much too. Umm... Sometimes, together, we should... Uugh... I-it's nothing..."
  • Creepy Child: In fanworks. probably due to her creepy giggle and Peek-a-Bangs.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She speaks in a calm and monotone voice. Even when she is happy, angry or sinking.
  • Giggling Villain: Averted by a long shot, as she is decidedly not a villain but she has a tendency to quietly giggle in a way that would befit one.
    Hayashimo: "You're giving someone like me your blessing? Commander, you're a good person. Fufu...Ufufu."
  • Hair Decorations: A white hair bow.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Nachi's bad habit has rubbed off onto her, as she drinks though the night in both her hourly lines (Nachi shows up with a bottle of whiskey at 2200) and the Anchorage Counter Bar. She doesn't drink in the 4-koma, however, even though she's a skilled bartender.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Downplayed towards Nachi, as a floatplane from the historical Nachi found the grounded and sunk Hayashimo off of Semirara Island, and delivered Captain Shiraishi's request to rescue his crew to Manila.

Kiyoshimo (19th)

Artist: Fujikawa

Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto

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"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. She loves battleships and wants to become one herself.

     The Akizuki-class 
  • Ace Custom: They comes with custom 10cm turrets, specifically designed for shooting down planes.
  • Anti-Air: They are the only destroyer-class designed for anti-air, and as such they're better at it than any other Destroyer class. They got the highest AA stat, and comes with several useful pieces of AA equipment, most notably an AA fire director (in both standard and remodel form). This despite being so specialized that they doesn't really need it.
  • Martial Arts Headband: Each wears one with their DesDiv printed on it.
  • Necessary Drawback: Their AA are significantly higher than the Yamato-class when both are maxed and over 40 points stronger than the second best AA destroyer. They also starts with three slots instead of two, an above average firepower and excellent base ASW and durability. For all the perks as stated above though, not only their AACI has the lowest priority, they consume as much fuel and ammunition as Shimakaze. Furthermore, their torpedo stat are very low for a destroyer as it was historically sacrificed for air defense specialization. Because of that, they are among the weakest destroyer during night battles in the game.
  • Perpetual Poverty: The hourly lines of all three of the Akizuki sisters available so far point to an impoverished upbringing — in the 4koma for example, Akizuki herself is amazed at how the naval base has actual beef meals available, and not just ones from cans. This has some historical basis, as the Akizuki-class were deployed close to the end of the war, where resources were scarce and rationing was in full effect. As a result, it's not uncommon to see fanart of the other ships or base personnel treating the Akizuki sisters to rich meals, just out of sheer pity.
  • Robot Buddy: They have their own take of Shimakaze's Rensouhou-chan, the Chou-10cm-hou-chan (Long 10 cm cannon-chan) that they carry on their rigging.
  • Stellar Name: All of the completed ships of the class are named after aspects of the moon and in one case, a Japanese traditional month name. Lampshaded in their introduction in the 4koma, comparing them to the Mutsuki-class.
    • Ironically, they also have the lowest effective night battle firepower in the game. The only destroyers that are even weaker at night battles are the Mutsuki-class, which shares their nomenclature of being named after aspects of the moon.

Akizuki (1st)

Artist: Shizuma Yoshinori

Voiced by: Ari Ozawa

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"Akizuki-class anti-air destroyer, first ship, Akizuki. I'm reporting in here. Please leave it to me!"

Akizuki (Autumn Moon) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Akizuki. She is specialized in Anti-Air combat to great effect. Her ship parts include a pair of turrets styled after Shimakaze's Rensouhou-chan, named Chou-10cm-Hou-chan ("Long 10cm Gun-chan"), that are mounted directly to her waist armor instead of moving around freely. She also has four spare barrels strapped to her thigh, reflecting the fact that the real-life 10cm guns' extremely high velocity resulted in short barrel life.

  • Hair Decorations: A black bow. With a gun director on top.
  • Historical In-Joke: Several art make light on how she and Yuubari resemble each other. At the very least, they have nearly identical hairdos. This refers how the class were mistook as mass-produced Yuubari-class by the US Navy. The Akizuki-class were closer in displacement to Yuubari (Akizuki at 3700t and Yuubari at 4100t, full load) than the next heaviest destroyer (Shimakaze at 3300t, full load) as well as the similar design of their funnels.
  • Love Confession: To the Admiral, in one of her hourly lines.
    Akizuki: 0200. The moon tonight... the moon sure is beautiful, commander. Eh, commander?
  • Shout-Out: Many of her lines are references to the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. For example, her Night Attack line references Bright Noah's "That barrage was weak! What the hell are you doing?!?" line, while one of her day battle attack lines has her paraphrase Dozel Zabi's ""As long as I am here, I shall not let you!" line, which was uttered during the Battle of Solomon

Teruzuki (2nd)

Artist: Shizuma Yoshinori

Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu

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"I am Teruzuki, the second ship of Akizuki-class Anti-air Destroyer! As with Akizuki-neesan, it is a great honor to be in your care!"

Teruzuki (Pale Moon) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Teruzuki. Like Akizuki, she is an anti-air specialist. She has mostly the same uniform and ship parts as her older sister, except that she has drums strapped to her thighs with ammo belts running from them to her Chou-10cm-Hou-chan, her gun director is attached to her ascot instead of a hair ornament and her skirt is black instead of white. One of the Chou-10cm-Hou-chan also has a bullet clenched in its mouth like a cigar.

  • All Men Are Perverts: Implies in her secretary lines that after asking the Admiral if he wants to touch her Anti-Aircraft Fire Director. Take a good look at her art to find where it is located on her person...
    "Admiral, are you interested in Anti-Aircraft Fire Director? Would you want to touch Teruzuki's?
    Ah, that's not where the Anti-Aircraft Fire Director is. Wait, Chou-10cm-Hou-chan, don't get mad..."
  • Boobs-and-Butt Pose: Her standard pose is turned away while reaching back towards the player with her left arm.
  • Born Unlucky: Her real-life counterpart lasted for less than six months before being sunk. By lowly PT boats, at that. Teruzuki's single-digit luck stat reflects this.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: Unlike Akizuki and Hatsuzuki, which were featured as reward from the second map of Fall 2014 Event and Winter 2016 Event respectively, she is featured as an event reward from the final stage in the Summer 2015 Event, similar to Isokaze a year before her. The operation itself is so difficult that the developers advised the admirals not to stress themselves over clearing the operation itself and extended the event itself for five more days due to the low clear rate when the extension was announced. Though she is much more useful than the recent auxiliary ships such as Akitsushima and Hayasui, some admirals still deem her usefulness were too little to justify the disproportionate difficulty of the operation itself, especially for those who already have Maya Kai Ni or/and Akizuki.
    • Finally becomes available for the first time since her introduction in the Spring 2016 Event. She's not available in subsequent events until 2017, and even then, she is a Rare Random Drop.
  • Cigar Chomper: As mentioned in the description, one of her Chou-10cm-Hou-chan is literally biting a bullet like it's a cigar.
  • Hair Decorations: Has a pair of long but thin braids capped by propellers.

Suzutsuki (3rd)

Artist: Shizuma Yoshinori

Voiced by: Saki Fujita

Suzutsuki (Clear Moon) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Suzutsuki, notable for being one of the escorts in Operation Ten-Go. She has a white ascot and very long white gloves, and has a gray jacket on top of her standard-issue outfit. Her Chou-10cm-Hou-chan were noted to have a bolt-like eyes. She also has white skirt like Akizuki, though whether she have the asymmetric stocking as the rest of the Ten-Go participants remain to be seen.

She is first revealed in the 4th Kancolle Naval Review and is slated to be available in future event (likely Fall 2017).

  • Born Lucky: She had participated in Operation Ten-Go and survived through the operation despite suffering serious damage, and was noted to have reached Sasebo by sailing in reverse after her bow was torn off by aerial torpedoes. Whether she would have the same luck value as Shigure (at 50) in-game remains to be seen.
  • Foreshadowing: She was mentioned by Akizuki in her 2100 hourly lines before making her debut nearly three years after.

Hatsuzuki (4th)

Artist: Shizuma Yoshinori

Voiced by: Megumi Nakajima

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"I'm the fourth ship of the Akizuki-class destroyers, Hatsuzuki. Are you the Admiral? Very well, I'll march on."

Hatsuzuki (New Moon) is the personification of the Japanese destroyer Hatsuzuki. Her variation of the Akizuki-class uniform has a black ascot rather than a yellow one, and she wears black pantyhose under her black skirt as well as very long black gloves. Or possibly a black bodysuit, as is the popular interpretation in fanart, though if so it gets thoroughly destroyed in her damaged art. She has an overall rather gloomy appearance, and the eyes of her Chou-10cm-Hou-chan match this. She also has 25mm Triple AA guns mounted below the Chou-10cm-Hou-chan on her split hull ship parts.

  • Bokukko: Makes uses of "Boku" and she does have one of the deepest voices used for destroyers. She appears to be the serious tomboyish type, contrasting with Teruzuki.
  • Born Unlucky: Despite outliving Teruzuki for well over a year and half, her luck remains in the single digits after being remodeled.
  • Historical In-Joke: Her damaged art and above-average firepower reflected her actions in the Battle of Leyte Gulf, where she stubbornly protected the survivors of Zuikaku and Zuihou. The boat in her art is a possible reference to the 25 survivors.
  • Humble Hero: Despite her gloomy appearance she considers her own accomplishments as one for the fleet, not her own.
    Hatsuzuki: "My accomplishments!? I see… But no, that's the accomplishment of the fleet. I don't need my name on it."
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Black pantyhose under a black skirt.
  • When She Smiles: In her damaged art.

     The Shimakaze-class 

Shimakaze

Artist: Shizuma Yoshinori

Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese), Megan Shipman (English)

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"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 ("Twin Gun Turret-chan"), familiar-like turrets which originated from Shimakaze's three twin 12.7 cm/50 naval gun turrets.

Shimakaze is the titular character of the manga, Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind, though it would be more accurate to say that she shares the lead role with Asashio, who she regularly butts head with due to the latter's straight-laced nature.

She also appears in the anime, but instead of being the problem child that she's been shown as in her own manga, she's portrayed instead as a hyperactive and excitable if absent-minded girl. Despite this, she's shown to be one of the most skilled Destroyers on the base, easily outfighting a squad of enemy destroyers while Fubuki had enough trouble with a single one.
  • Attack Drone: Basically how her Rensohou-Chan turrets behave in the Anime, as exemplified in her sortie with Fubuki and the Kongou Sisters, although they don't go far away from her unlike the the usual examples of the trope.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Loves boasting about how fast she is, but if she sinks she'll admit that speed isn't enough.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In the anime. Shimakaze acts like she's on a permanent sugar high when awake, and has a habit of sleeping in unusual places, but later it's shown that she can outfight much larger and far more numerous Abyssal destroyers on her own.
  • Catch-Phrase: "So slow!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Her characterization in the anime. She runs off right before an important sortie, and is playing with one of the Rensohou-Chan turrets like it was a toy plane while being briefed for said sortie.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Wears a blue microskirt.
  • Foil: To Asashio in Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind, where Shimakaze makes fun of Asahio's seriousness
  • 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. Also it helps that, at least in terms of shipgirl design, that her turrets aren't attached to her unlike most other shipgirls, allowing for lighter weight and higher mobility. 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.
    • The speedster aspect is emphasized much more in Kancolle Arcade, since she would outrun the rest of the fleet when sailing at flank speed. When she claims that nobody could catch up to her, she is not kidding.
  • 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 the closest thing she has to a predecessor) and you have fanart of an extremely happy Shimakaze.
  • Jerkass: In Shimakaze, Girl of the Whirlwind, she's rude, impatient, and insulting to everyone around her, Asashio in particular.
  • Ms. Fanservice: As Iconic Outfit points out, her outfit is designed to toss in as much fanservice as possible.
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: In the anime, she got rather annoyed with Kongou for calling her "Zekamashi".
    Shimakaze: (to Kongou) My name is not "Zekamashi"!
  • 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.
  • Power Equals Rarity: She is one of the only two destroyers that starts with a rainbow rarity (the other is Yukikaze) prior to the introduction of event-exclusive ships such as Amatsukaze and the Akizuki-class destroyers, and she is one of the best destroyer stat-wise in a single remodel until more second-remodels for other destroyers come along.
  • Wolverine Publicity: When viewing the front page of the DMM website, she's the first ship you'll see. Over time, fans have taken to referring to her as "newbie bait" (she attracts new fans to the game, but they soon find other characters to be their favourites instead of her).
  • Zettai Ryouiki: The most obvious example. Grade B.
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