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Akebono Card
Akebono Damaged Card
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Akebono Banner
Akebono Damaged Banner
(あけぼの) Akebono
Ayanami Class Destroyer

HP HP1519FP Firepower10→29
ARM Armor5→19TORP Torpedo27→69
EVA Evasion41→79AA Anti-Air12→39
PLA Aircraft0ASW Anti-Submarine Warfare20→49
SPD SpeedFastLOS Line of Sight5→19
RGE RangeShortLUK Luck10→49
Equipment
12.7cm Twin Gun Mount
-Unequipped-
Locked
Locked
ModernizationFirepower 0 Torpedo 1 Anti-Air 0 Armor 0
Build Time0:20:00 
ConsumptionFuel 15 Ammo 20DismantleFuel 1 Ammo 1 Steel 5 Bauxite 0
ArtistdrewSeiyuuHayasaka Kozue
Akebono Kai Card
Akebono Kai Damaged Card
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Akebono Kai Banner
Akebono Kai Damaged Banner
(あけぼの) Akebono Kai
Ayanami Class Destroyer

HP HP3035FP Firepower12→49
ARM Armor13→49TORP Torpedo28→79
EVA Evasion45→89AA Anti-Air15→49
PLA Aircraft0ASW Anti-Submarine Warfare24→59
SPD SpeedFastLOS Line of Sight7→39
RGE RangeShortLUK Luck12→59
Equipment
Type 13 Air RADAR
25mm Single Autocannon Mount
-Unequipped-
Locked
ModernizationFirepower 1 Torpedo 1 Anti-Air 1 Armor 1
Remodel Level20Remodel ReqSteel 100 Ammo 100
ConsumptionFuel 15 Ammo 20DismantleFuel 1 Ammo 2 Steel 10 Bauxite 0
ArtistdrewSeiyuuHayasaka Kozue
Akebono Kai Ni Card
Akebono Kai Ni Damaged Card
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Akebono Kai Ni Banner
Akebono Kai Ni Damaged Banner
(あけぼの) 改二Akebono Kai Ni
Ayanami Class Destroyer

HP HP3136FP Firepower10→60
ARM Armor14→54TORP Torpedo25→87
EVA Evasion62→91AA Anti-Air22→80
PLA Aircraft0ASW Anti-Submarine Warfare30→74
SPD SpeedFastLOS Line of Sight10→46
RGE RangeShortLUK Luck18→88
AircraftEquipment
012.7cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount (Late Model)
025mm Single Autocannon Mount
0Type 3 Depth Charge Projector
-Locked-
ModernizationFirepower 1 Torpedo 2 Anti-Air 2 Armor 1
Remodel Level82Remodel ReqSteel 180 Ammo 230
Development Material 30 Construction Material 15
ConsumptionFuel 15 Ammo 20DismantleFuel 1 Ammo 2 Steel 10 Bauxite 0
ArtistdrewSeiyuuHayasaka Kozue

Gameplay Notes

Special Mechanics

  • Able to perform OASW at 100 ASW.

Overview

Kai

  • Average firepower, torpedo, ASW, HP and armour.

Kai Ni

  • Decent firepower, torpedo and ASW.
  • Average HP and armour.

Fit Bonuses

[edit]Akebono Kai Ni Equipment Bonuses
Equipment Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Small Caliber Main Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A +1
Small Caliber Main Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A Kai 212.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A Kai 2 +1
+ LOS Radar +3 +1 +2
+ Triple Torpedo Mount61cm Triple Torpedo Mount
61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
+1 +3
+ Triple Torpedo Mount61cm Triple Torpedo Mount
61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
x2
+2 +5
+ Triple Torpedo Mount (LM)61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model +1 +4
+ Triple Torpedo Mount (LM)61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Modelx2 +2 +6
Small Caliber Main Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model B Kai 212.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model B Kai 2 +1
Equipment Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Dual-purpose Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A Kai 3 (Wartime Modification) + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A Kai 3 (Wartime Modification) + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director +2 +2
+ AIR Radar +6
+ LOS Radar +3 +1 +2
+ 61cm Triple Torpedo Mount61cm Triple Torpedo Mount +1 +3
+ 61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
+ 61cm Triple Torpedo Mount61cm Triple Torpedo Mountx2 +2 +5
+ 61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mountx2
+ Triple Torpedo Mount (LM)61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model +1 +4
+ Triple Torpedo Mount (LM)61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Modelx2 +2 +6
Dual-purpose Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model B Kai 4 (Wartime Modification) + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model B Kai 4 (Wartime Modification) + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director +1
+ AIR Radar +5
+ LOS Radar +1 +2 +2
+ 61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount +1 +3 Does not stack
+ 61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model
Dual-purpose Gun12.7cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount Kai 212.7cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount Kai 2 (1st Equipped) +3 +3 +2
(2nd Onwards) +2 +2
+ LOS Radar +2 +1
+ AA Gun +1 +2 +1
Dual-purpose Gun5inch Single Gun Mount Mk.30 Kai + GFCS Mk.375inch Single Gun Mount Mk.30 Kai + GFCS Mk.37 +1
Equipment Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Torpedo-based Weapon61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model +2 +1 Stacks 2 times max
(★MAX) +1 +2 +1
Ssp c.pngSkilled LookoutsSkilled Lookouts +1 +2 +2 +1 +2
[edit]Akebono Equipment Bonuses
Equipment Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Small Caliber Main Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A +1
Small Caliber Main Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A Kai 212.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A Kai 2 +1
+ LOS Radar +3 +1 +2
+ Triple Torpedo Mount61cm Triple Torpedo Mount
61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
+1 +3
+ Triple Torpedo Mount61cm Triple Torpedo Mount
61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
x2
+2 +5
+ Triple Torpedo Mount (LM)61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model +1 +4
+ Triple Torpedo Mount (LM)61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Modelx2 +2 +6
Small Caliber Main Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model B Kai 212.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model B Kai 2 +1
Equipment Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
Dual-purpose Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A Kai 3 (Wartime Modification) + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model A Kai 3 (Wartime Modification) + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director +2 +2
+ AIR Radar +6
+ LOS Radar +3 +1 +2
+ 61cm Triple Torpedo Mount61cm Triple Torpedo Mount +1 +3
+ 61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount
+ 61cm Triple Torpedo Mount61cm Triple Torpedo Mountx2 +2 +5
+ 61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mountx2
+ Triple Torpedo Mount (LM)61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model +1 +4
+ Triple Torpedo Mount (LM)61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Modelx2 +2 +6
Dual-purpose Gun12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model B Kai 4 (Wartime Modification) + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director12.7cm Twin Gun Mount Model B Kai 4 (Wartime Modification) + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director +1
+ AIR Radar +5
+ LOS Radar +1 +2 +2
+ 61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount +1 +3 Does not stack
+ 61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount Late Model
Dual-purpose Gun5inch Single Gun Mount Mk.30 Kai + GFCS Mk.375inch Single Gun Mount Mk.30 Kai + GFCS Mk.37 +1
Ssp c.pngSkilled LookoutsSkilled Lookouts +1 +2 +2 +1 +2

Analysis

Priority: Low

At first remodel, she has low firepower and a decent torpedo stat, making her hitting harder in night battle than at day, but not great at either.
While not impressive in combat, do keep in mind than many maps require you to bring at least a few destroyers for routing.
Furthermore, destroyers are cheap to deploy and can equip Drum Canister, making them suited for expeditions.
Her second remodel gives her a sizable boost to Firepower, Torpedo, AA and ASW, making her all-around stronger in anti-surface combat and able to perform OASW at high-but-before-marriage levels with proper gear.

Important Information

Voice Lines

Quotes

Event Japanese/English
Introduction
Play
I'm the Special-type destroyer, Akebono. Hey! Quit staring at me! You shitty Admiral!
特型駆逐艦、曙よ。って、こっち見んな!このクソ提督!
Introduction
Play
Special-type destroyer, Akebono, upgrade complete. Wh-what!? Quit staring at me! You shitty Admiral.
特型駆逐艦、曙、改装完了よ。な、何よ!?あんまりジロジロ見んな!このクソ提督。
Library
Play
I'm the 18th of the Special-type destroyers and 8th ship of the Ayanami-class, Akebono[1]. I'm not a sumo wrestler.[2] Keep that in mind.

I participated in the first naval air battle, the Coral Sea! But, I'm a bit uneasy around subs...

特型駆逐艦18番艦、綾波型の8番艦、曙よ。

お相撲さんではないわ。覚えておいて。 初の空母戦、珊瑚海海戦にも参加したわ! けど、何気に潜水艦は苦手かな…。

Secretary 1
Play
Special-type destroyer, Akebono, has arrived. Wh-what!? Quit staring at me! You shitty Admiral!
特型駆逐艦、曙、来たはよ。って、何!?こっち見るな!このクソ提督!
Secretary 1
Play
What? Did you need me for something? Heh, I gotta do what I gotta do.
何?あたしになんか用なの?うふ、仕方ないな。
Secretary 2
Play
I. Asked. You. What is your problem!? You shitty Admiral!
だ・か・ら、なんなの!?このクソ提督!
Secretary 2
Play
Why are you touching me? It's not going to happen.
何で触るの?ありえないから。
Secretary 2
Play
If you don't like me then why don't you just dismiss me? Ah, you don't mind? Alright then.
気に入らないなら、外せば?あぁ、違う?いいけど。
Secretary 3
Play
If you don't like me then why don't you just dismiss me?
気に入らないなら、外せば?
Secretary 3
Play
If you don't like me then why don't you just dismiss me? ...I-I don't really care either way.
気に入らないなら、外せば?……べ、別に構わないし。
Secretary 3
Play
I. Asked. You. Why do you keep touching me!? This is definitely not standard procedure. Huh? You're worried about me? Y-you really don't need to. I can't deal with that...
だ・か・ら、何で触るの!?普通にありえないから。えぇ?あたしは心配?い、いらないから、そう言うの。困るから…
Idle
Play
It's true, I'm at my best when I'm alone. I like being alone. Yes.
本当、一人だとせいぜいするわ。あたしは一人の方は好きなんから。うん。
Idle
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It's true, I'm at my best when I'm alone. I... Ah, Mo... gami? Mogami? What is it? Did you need something? Eh, some snacks? Th-thank you... Wh-what!? I'll eat them.
本当、一人だとせいぜいするわ。あたしは……あぁ。もが、み?最上?何?何かよう?えぇ、これ、差し入れ?あり…ありがとう。…な、何よ!?食べるから。
Wedding
Play
You've got a lot of confidence to call me all the way out here, you shitty Admiral... I mean, what's with you confessing to me!? Are you a masochist!?
あたしをこんな所に呼び出すなんて、ずいぶんと偉くなったものね糞提督…っていうか、どうして告白してるの!?ドMなの!?
Secretary Married
Play
This is no joke.
ほんと冗談じゃないわ。[3]
Secretary Married
Play
How many times do I have to say this before you get it!? I hate you, you shitty Admiral!! ... Why don't you believe me?
どんだけ、言えばわかるのよ!?あたしは、クソ提督が大っ嫌いなの!!……なんで信じないの?
Secretary Married
Play
How many times do I have to say this before you get it!? I hate you, you shitty Admiral!! ... Why don't you believe me? ...I don't really mind it though.
どんだけ、言えばわかるのよ!?あたしは、クソ提督が大っ嫌いなの!!……なんで信じないの?…あたしは、別にいいけど。
Looking At Scores
Play
Here, a telegram. Gonna read it?
ほら、電文よ。読めば?
Looking At Scores
Play
Here, it's the information analysis. If you're going to read it, go ahead.
ほら、情報分析よ。読むなら読めば?
Looking At Scores
Play
Here you go, you shitty Admiral. Yep, it's the information. It's important.
はい、クソ提督、こ〜れ〜。そう、情報。大事だから。
Joining A Fleet
Play
Akebono, sortieing.
曙、出撃します
Joining A Fleet
Play
2nd Striking Force, 1st Torpedo Squadron, Akebono, sortieing.
第二遊撃部隊、第一水雷戦隊、曙、出撃します。
Equipment 1
Play
Just this?! There's hardly anything!
こんだけ?たいしたこと無いわね。[4]
Equipment 1
Play
Just this? ...I'll still use it though.
こんだけ?……まあ、使うけどさ。
Equipment 1
Play
Hmmmm. Well, I think it fits?
ん〜。まあ、いい感じかな?
Equipment 2
Play
Wh-what do you mean "upgrades"!? You just want to see me naked don't you!? You shitty Admiral!!
か…改装とか言って私の裸が見たいだけなんでしょ!?このクソ提督!!
Equipment 2
Play
Wh-what do you mean "upgrades"!? You... Ngh. Well, fine then. Just look away, you shitty Admiral.
改装とか言って私の…ん。まあ、いいか。向こうを向いてってよ、クソ提督。
Equipment 3[5]
Play
This is no joke.
ほんと冗談じゃないわ。[6]
Equipment 3[7]
Play
To tell the truth, being alone is... F-forget it!
本当は一人は…な、なんでもないから!
Supply
Play
Just this?! There's hardly anything!
こんだけ?たいしたこと無いわね。[8]
Supply
Play
Seems necessary. I won't say thanks though... It's not bad, however.
必要ようね、お礼は言わないけど…悪くないけど。
Docking Minor
Play
I-It can't be helped...
し、仕方ないわね…
Docking Major
Play
Jeez, I can't believe... I have to go in for repairs!
あたしが修理なんて…ったく、ありえないわ!
Construction
Play
There's a new ship!
新しい艦よ!
Returning From Sortie
Play
The fleet's back, hmph!
艦隊が戻ってきたって、ふん!
Starting A Sortie
Play
I'm off. I'm going to rip them a new one!
出撃よ。蹴散らしてやるわ!
Starting A Sortie
Play
Akebono, sortieing. I'm going to rip them a new one!
曙、出撃よ。蹴散らしてやるわ!
Starting A Sortie
Play
Destroyer Division 7, sortieing. Let's go rip them a new one!
第七駆逐隊、出撃よ。蹴散らしてやるわ!
Battle Start
Play
Enemy? Hehehh, that's more like it!
敵?ふふん、そう来なくっちゃね。
Battle Start
Play
It's the enemy, you shitty Admiral! ...I'll do something about it though!
敵よ、クソ提督!あたしが、何とかするけど!
Battle Start
Play
Enemies keep coming non-stop, shitty Admiral! ...I'll do something about them though!
次から次へと、敵だ、クソ提督!このあたしがなとかするけど!
Attack
Play
Gooo!
いっけぇ!
Attack
Play
Don't look down on DesDiv7. Let's give it to them!
七駆をなめんな。やってやる!
Night Attack
Play
Too weak!
弱すぎよ!
Night Attack
Play
You guys are way too weak!
あんたたち弱すぎだから!
Night Battle
Play
They keep on coming, it's so annoying!
次から次へとうっざいわね!
Night Battle
Play
They keep on coming... Get lost!
次から次へと…こっち来んな!
Night Battle
Play
We're pursuing them. Everyone, got that? Let's do this!
追撃するよ。みんな、いい?やるからね!
MVP
Play
Major victory! You better be real thankful for this, you shitty Admiral♪
大勝利よ!私に十分感謝しなさい、このクソ提督♪
Minor Damage 1
Play
Aaah!
ぅあっ。
Minor Damage 2
Play
What's your problem?!
何なのよ!?
Minor Damage 2
Play
What's your problem? Seriously, get lost!
何なのよ?まじ、こっち来るな!
Major Damage
Play
I-it's only my main guns, torpedo tubes and engines that got taken out... Wait, whaaaaat!?
た、たかが主砲と魚雷管と機関部がやられただけなんだから…って、え、えぇー!
Sunk
Play
I wonder what lies at the bottom of the sea... Aaah...
海の底にはなにがあるのかな…
  1. The special-type destroyers are the Fubuki, Ayanami and Akatsuki-classes.
  2. Akebono is also the name of a famous 90s sumo wrestler.
  3. Shared with Equipment 3 before Kai.
  4. Shared with Supply before Kai.
  5. This line is shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development.
  6. Shared with Secretary Married before Kai Ni.
  7. This line is shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development.
  8. Shared with Equipment 1 before Kai.

Seasonal

Ship Japanese/English Notes
Christmas 2014
Play
Christmas…? That doesn’t have anything to do with me… But, I’ll have some cake… alright?
クリスマス…? 別にあたしには関係ないけど。 …まぁ、ケーキは、食べるけど…ね?
New Year 2015
Play
You shitty Admiral! Happy New Year and best wishes! What, at least greet me properly!
クソ提督あけおめことよろ!なによっ、新年ぐらいシャキっとしてよ!
Valentine’s Day 2015
Play
Huh? Chocolates? What are you talking about, you shitty Admiral? …Well I do have some so just take it already! Here!
は?チョコレート?クソ提督、何言ってんの? ……一応用意したけど、さっさと取ってってよね! っほら!
Early Summer 2015
Play
I suppose it’s better to wear this when it gets hot but… You shitty Admiral! Don’t look at me!! Secretary 1
暑くなってきたから、確かにこの格好は過ごしやすいけど……クソ提督!こっち見んな!!
Early Summer 2015
Play
I told you not to stare at me! You shitty Admiral!! Secretary 2
だから、ジロジロ見んなって!このクソ提督!!
Early Summer 2015
Play
I’ll get angry if you keep touching me! I don’t believe this!! Secretary 3
触ったらマジ怒るから!ありえないから!!
Early Summer 2015
Play
D-don’t peek, you shitty Admiral! J-jeez! Docking (Major)
の、覗くなこのクソ提督!も、もぅっ!
Midsummer 2015
Play
It’s the height of summer! You should go on a bit of a diet, Ushio. Me? I just fine…
夏本番か!潮、あんた少しダイエットした方がいいわ。あたし?あたしは別に…
Early Autumn 2015
Play
Eh? What am I doing? I’m reading obviously. It’s autumn so you should read books with text, you shitty admiral.
えっ?何してるかって?読書よ、読書。秋でしょ、クソ提督も少しは字の本を読みなさいよ。
End of Year 2015
Play
Ah, I’m busy with New Year’s spring cleaning again! Ah, get out of the way, you shitty Admiral. You’re in my way. Get lost!
あぁ、もう忙しい、年末の大掃除!あぁ、クソ提督そこどいて。掃除の邪魔。邪魔!
Setsubun 2016
Play
It’s Setsubun, you shitty Admiral! What was that; I eat these beans and throw these beans? That’s easy!
クソ提督、節分よ!何よ、この豆食べたり、投げたりすればいいの?楽勝じゃない!
White Day 2016
Play
Humph, so this is in return for the chocolates. You’re getting too full of yourself, you shitty Admiral. *nom* *chewing*… Oh my, it’s delicious… Hu-humph.
ふぅん、チョコレートのお返しくれるんだ。クソ提督の癖にナマイキ。はむ、もぐもぐ…やだ、美味し…ふ、ふんだ。
Spring 2016
Play
It’s spring. It’s not a bad idea for all of us in DesDiv7 to go cherry blossom viewing. Eh, you want to ask the shitty admiral to come along, Ushio? I-I see, ok.
春か。七駆のみんなでお花見も悪くないね。えぇ、潮、クソ提督も呼ぶの?そ、そう、うん。
3rd Anniversary
Play
It’s our 3rd Anniversary, you shitty admiral! Well, I’m happy for you this time, you shitty admiral.
クソ提督、私たち、三周年だって!まぁ、一応うれしいかな、かと、クソ提督。
Rainy Season 2016
Play
Huh? A teruteru bouzu to keep the rain away? I guess that’s fine… Sazanami is good with her fingers. Shall we make some?
はぁ? 雨避けのてるてる坊主?いいよそんなの…漣、手先器用ねぇ。やってみようかな?
Winter 2017
Play
Aaah, jees, you shitty Admiral!! Don’t laze around in your room just because it’s cold!! Do your job!! Seriously!
あぁ、もう、クソ提督!!寒いからって部屋の中でゴロゴロすんな!!シャキっと働けよぉ!!マジで!
Spring 2017
Play
Tch, so you’re coming with us to our cherry blossom viewing after all you shitty Admiral. Well, that’s fine… Here, try this.
ちぃ、クソ提督、結局私達のお花見来るんだ。まあ、いいけど…これ、食べれば。
4th Anniversary
Play
It’s our 4th Anniversary, you shitty Admiral! Well, I’m pretty happy about this… I think? Hey, you shitty Admiral!
クソ提督、あたしたち、四周年だって!まあ、一応あたしも嬉しい…かなぁ?ねぇ、クソ提督!
Saury Festival 2017
Play
I know the basics of pole fishing. Eh, saury fishing? I can catch saury with this rod… Eh, efficiency? What efficiency!
あたしは基本一本釣りよ。えぇ、秋刀魚漁?秋刀魚だってこの竿で...えぇ、効率?効率が何よ!
Late Autumn 2017
Play
Brrr, it’s gotten cold. Move over a bit, Sazanami! I want to get in too!
ほうぅ、寒くなってきた。漣、あんたちょっと詰めなさいよう!あたしも起こった入るから!
Saury 2018
Play
Yes, I have some salt-grilled saury! Secretary 2
Play はい、秋刀魚の塩焼き上がったよ!
Saury 2018
Play
Aaaah, I'm so busy! Is everything alright over there, Ushio? Secretary 3
あぁー、忙しい、忙しい!潮、そっち大丈夫?
Late Autumn 2018
Play
Ah, what's with that T-shirt, Admiral? Y-you shitty Admiral, take it off! Secretary 3
あぁ、提督、何そのTシャツ?ク、クソ提督、脱げ!

Misc Lines

Ship Japanese/English Notes
Eve of the Final Battle 2017
Play
Humph, so the final battle is inevitable. I’m going to give this my all! Let’s go, you shitty Admiral!
ふん、泣いても、笑っても、決戦ってわけか。あたしも本気で行くから!クソ提督、行くよ!
Spring 2019 Event
Play
You shitty Admiral, watch closely. Friend Fleet Line
クソ提督、よく見てなさい。

CG

Regular
Seasonal

Drop Locations

Trivia

  • Akebono means daybreak.
  • The flower on her head is the wild spring chrysanthemum, 都忘れ or Miyakowasure, which in flower language means 'The sadness of parting,' 'A short moratorium,' & 'Until the day we meet again'.
  • To begin with, Akebono doesn't really stand out favorably in history. Unlike her sister Ushio, Akebono is taken as the 'ship of misfortune,' while Ushio is the 'ship of fortune.'
The details
1. Battle of the Coral Seas

Akebono was assigned to escort Zuikaku while Ushio was assigned to Shoukaku. In the middle of the mission, Ushio requested to switch with Akebono & Akebono agreed. However, American bombers heavily damaged Shoukaku yet Zuikaku got away without a single scratch. As a result, Ushio & Zuikaku were considered the lucky ships from this point on while Akebono & Shoukaku received the opposite. Similarly, rather than reprimanding Ushio, Akebono was reprimanded for Shoukaku's injuries. Akebono was then reassigned from the front lines to the rear.

This is reflected in Secretary(3) If you don't like me, why don't you just reassign me?.


2. January 1944 Escort
Akebono & her sister Sazanami were escorting a fleet of supply ships. Enroute, Sazanami was attacked by USS Albacore (SS-218) & sank on the spot. Akebono launched 59 depth charges & drove it away; however, the delayed rendezvous with the supply fleet left it with no protection. As such, it was virtually annihilated.

This is reflected in her Library Intro, ....But, I'm a bit uneasy around subs...., as she not only lost her sister to them, but failed as an escort.


3. Battle of Leyte Gulf
Akebono was once again assigned with Ushio. When Mogami crashed into Nachi, Akebono went to escort Mogami; however, the American air wings did not let up & further damaged the half-sunken Mogami. In the end, Akebono was ordered to torpedo Mogami.


4. Manila Air Raids
The Americans were determined to finish off Nachi. At that time, Akebono was ported with Nachi & was the only ship able to immediately defend. Unfortunately, while facing innumerable aircraft, Nachi sustained several heavy hits & sank.

Naturally, Akebono was heavily damaged as well & Ushio towed her into the dock for repairs. However a week later, the American launched another air strike. Akebono's cannons, engines, & torpedoes were all but destroyed. She sank while being observed by Ushio nearby.


Closing notes
If Akebono & Ushio hadn't switched back then, her fate may have been different. However Akebono doesn't blame Ushio for all of this - she is more angry at her superiors, who blamed her inappropriately & overlooked the circumstances at the time. That's why she insists on 'Kuso Teitoku' - she has a profound distrust of superiors.

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