Seiyuu Suzaki Aya (洲崎綾) Availability Construction (Normal)
Artist Yadokari (やどかり) Implemented on 2013-4-23




Akatsuki Class Destroyer

DD Akatsuki 034 Card
Icon HP HP 15 Icon Gun Firepower 10 (29)
Icon Armor Armor 6 (19) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 27 (79)
Icon Evasion Evasion 42 (89) Icon AA AA 12 (39)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 0 Icon ASW ASW 20 (49)
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 5 (19)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 12 (49)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 15 AmmoKai Ammo 20
Build Time Slots
00:20:00 (Normal) 2
Stock Equipment Space
RedGunLight 12.7cm Twin Gun Mount 0
Torpedo 61cm Triple Torpedo Mount 0
- Locked - -
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Modernization Bonus
Icon Gun+1 Icon Torpedo+1
Scrap Value
FuelKai 1 AmmoKai 1 SteelKai 5


Akatsuki Kai

No.71 暁改

Akatsuki Class Destroyer

DD Akatsuki Kai 234 Card
Icon HP HP 30 Icon Gun Firepower 12 (49)
Icon Armor Armor 13 (49) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 28 (79)
Icon Evasion Evasion 45 (89) Icon AA AA 15 (49)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 0 Icon ASW ASW 24 (59)
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 7 (39)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 12 (59)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 15 AmmoKai Ammo 20
Remodel Level Slots
Level 20 3
Stock Equipment Space
GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount 0
Torpedo 61cm Triple Torpedo Mount 0
Xx c - Unequipped - 0
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
AmmoKai 100 SteelKai 100
Modernization Bonus
Icon Gun+1 Icon Torpedo+1 Icon AA+1 Icon Armor+1
Scrap Value
FuelKai 1 AmmoKai 2 SteelKai 10

Second Upgrade

Akatsuki Kai Ni

No.237 暁改二

Akatsuki Class Destroyer

DD Akatsuki Kai Ni 437 Card
Icon HP HP 31 Icon Gun Firepower 14 (62)
Icon Armor Armor 14 (50) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 32 (90)
Icon Evasion Evasion 46 (89) Icon AA AA 19 (59)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 0 Icon ASW ASW 28 (66)
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 17 (60)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 15 (67)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 15 AmmoKai Ammo 20
Remodel Level Slots
Level 70 3
Stock Equipment Space
GreenGunDP 12.7cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount (Late Model) 0
Searchlight Searchlight 0
Torpedo 61cm Triple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount 0
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
AmmoKai 190 SteelKai 190
Modernization Bonus
Icon Gun+1 Icon Torpedo+2 Icon AA+1 Icon Armor+1
Scrap Value
FuelKai 1 AmmoKai 2 SteelKai 10


Event Japanese English Note
Play Introduction 暁よ。一人前のレディーとして扱ってよね! I'm Akatsuki! Treat me like the fully-fledged lady that I am!
Play Library 特III型駆逐艦1番艦の暁よ。
I'm the 1st of the special type-III destroyers Akatsuki.
Based on the Fubuki-class, with improved performance and range, the last word in destroyers!
I'm quite the lady, you know!
R-really, I am....
Play Secretary 1 司令官、ご機嫌ようです Commander, good day.
Play Secretary 2 本日はお日柄もよく、なのです Today's also a lucky day, yes?
Play Kai Ni 頭をなでなでしないでよ!もう子供じゃないって言ってるでしょっ! Don't pat my head like that! Didn't I say that I'm not a child anymore?
Play Secretary 3 頭をなでなでしないでよ!もう子供じゃないって言ってるでしょっ! Don't pat my head like that! Didn't I say that I'm not a child anymore?
Play Kai Ni 司令官、そんなに見つめられると私…私っ…!って!帽子がズレてるって何よそれ!もうっ! Commander, if you gaze so intently at me, I... I...! Wait! What do you mean my hat's slipping off!? Geez!
Play Idle (Kai) そわそわ...そわそわ...っ何時間でも、待っていられるんだから! *impatient fidgeting*...I can wait any hours! そわそわ is an onomatopoeia that shows the state of someone who is impatient and can't help with fidgeting.
Play Secretary Married し、し、しっ司令官、がんばっているから褒めてあげるわ。頭出しなさい。 C-c-c-commander, as you've done your best, I'll give you some praise. Stick out your head. She wants to pat your head for a change.
Play Wedding 司令官と2人でお食事なんて、レディーとして…。あれ?なんで暁だけジュースなのよ?それにどうしてピラフの上に旗が立っているのよ! 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!
Play Looking At Scores 司令官に電文よ、早く読んで A telegram for the Commander; please read it quickly.
Play Joining A Fleet 暁の出番ね。見てなさい Akatsuki's turn, yes? Please observe.
Play Equipment 1 ありがとう。お礼はちゃんと言えるし Thank you. I shall properly give my regards.
Play Equipment 2 装備が大きすぎないかって?丁度良いに決まっているじゃない You say that this equipment a bit big? It's obviously just the right size!
Play Equipment 3 とっ当然よ N-naturally!
 ⇧ shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development
Play Supply ありがとう。お礼はちゃんと言えるし Thank you. I shall properly give my regards.
Play Kai 一人前のレディとしていただくわ I will accept this, as a first-class lady.
Play Docking Minor 別に疲れた訳じゃないんだから。 It's not that I'm tired or anything, you know.
Play Docking Major 激しい戦闘ばかりに駆り出されて、困っちゃうわ。 I'm only being deployed to tough battles, how troubling...
Play Docking Complete 修理が終わった船があるんだって! It looks like there is a repaired ship!
Play Construction 新しい船が出来たって A new ship has been finished.
Play Returning From Sortie 艦隊が帰ってきたんだって。ふぅ The fleet's back. *whew*
Play Starting A Sortie 暁、水雷戦隊出撃します Akatsuki, deploying for naval warfare.
Play Battle Start 攻撃するからね Time for the attack, yes?
Play Attack やぁー! Yaa!
 ⇧ shared with day/night special attacks, support expedition team arrival
Play Night Battle 突撃するんだから! Assaulting!
Play Night Attack お子様言うなぁー! Don't say I'm a chiiild!
Play MVP どう考えても、暁が一番って事よね! No matter how you think about it, Akatsuki's the best!
Play Minor Damage 1 へっちゃらだし I'm not concerned!
Play Minor Damage 2 きゃあっ! Kyan! (A childish exclamation of surprise)
Play Major Damage もう、許さない…許さないんだから! R-really, I won't forgive you... I really won't!
Play Sunk こんな所で沈むの、いやだよぉ…… To sink in a place like this, I hate it...

Hourly Notifications (Kai)Edit

Time Japanese English Note
Play 00:00 マルマルマルマルよ。鎮守府も静か。ふえぇ・・・、暗いよぉ・・・ It's 0000. The base is quiet as well, yes? It's so dark...
Play 01:00 マルヒトマルマル。早く寝ないと、レディの美貌が台無しじゃない! 0100. A lady's beauty will be marred if they don't go to bed early, you know!
Play 02:00 マルフタマルマル。し、司令官・・・ちょっと廊下の奥が気になるの。一緒に見回りしてもいいのよ? 0200. C- Commander.... I'm a little concerned about the hallway. Could we go take a look together? The approximate time of her sinking during the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.
Play 03:00 マルサンマルマル。別に、トイレに行きたかったわけじゃないし! 0300. It's not like I needed to go to the toilet or anything!
Play 04:00 マルヨン・・・マルマル・・・。レディーは徹夜しても完璧なのよ? 04...00... A lady's all-nighter is also perfect, no?
Play 05:00 マルゴ・・・マルマル・・・。(寝息が聞こえる) 05...00... (Sounds of a sleeper's breathing)
Play 06:00 マル・・・ロク・・・マルマル・・・。あっ・・・寝る子は育つって言うじゃない! 0...6...00... Ah... Don't they say 'The well sleeping child grows up well'?
Play 07:00 マルナナ・・・マルマル・・・。えっ、やだ!完全に遅刻じゃない! 07...00.. Eh, no way! I'm completely late, aren't I!
Play 08:00 マルハチマルマル。司令官のばかばかばか!なんで起こしてくれないのよ!あれ?しれいかーん! 0800. Commander you're stupid! Dummy! Why didn't you wake me up! Huh? Comma~nder!
Play 09:00 マルキュウマルマル。レディーは速攻で朝の準備をするわ 0900. A lady prepares for the morning without delay.
Play 10:00 ヒトマルマルマル。ふぇー!もうみんないないしぃ! 1000. Wha-! There's nobody here at all!
Play 11:00 ヒトヒトマルマル。あ、戻ってきたー!みんなで大遠征なんてズルいよー! 1100. Ah, they're back~! You're all mean, all going off on expeditions!
Play 12:00 ヒトフタマルマル。えっへん!留守中の鎮守府は、この暁が一人で守ったわ 1200. A-hem! While you all were away, Akatsuki looked after the base all by herself!
Play 13:00 ヒトサンマルマル。さぁ、豪華なランチを奢ってもいいのよ? 1300. Well then, feel free to treat me to a luxurious lunch, ok?
Play 14:00 ヒトヨンマルマル。だーかーらー!どうして豪華なランチに旗が立ってるのよぉ!・・・まぁ、エビフライもハンバーグも、スパゲッティも好きだけど 1400. Why does a luxurious lunch have a flag standing in i~t!... well, I quite like fried prawns, hamburger and spaghetti anyway. This is a child's lunch - the hamburger traditionally has a flag stuck in it
Play 15:00 ヒトゴーマルマル。「ほら、豪勢だろ?」じゃないわよ!ぷんすか! 1500. Don't say "Hey, isn't this grand"! I'll pout!
Play 16:00 ヒトロクマルマル。では暁、一人前のレディとして、一旗あげてくるわ 1600. Well then, Akatsuki, as a first-class lady, will make a name for herself in the world.
Play 17:00 ヒトナナマルマル。さて、もうひと頑張りしましょ 1700. Well, let's go and do our best~
Play 18:00 ヒトハチマルマル。ふぅ、レディーにも休息は必要ね 1800. Whew, breaks are vital for ladies as well, no?
Play 19:00 ヒトキューマルマル。司令官、ハーブティーとかないかしら?・・・うん、どうせないわよね 1900. Commander, do we have anything like herb tea around, I wonder? ...No, I guess not.
Play 20:00 フタマルマルマル。暁ががんばってカレー作ったのよ。どうかな、どうかな? 2000. Akatsuki's do-your-best curry is done! How is it, how is it?
Play 21:00 フタヒトマルマル。えぇ~、甘口ですって?これでも、ずいぶん辛くしたつもりなんだけど・・・ 2100. Eh? It's mild, you say? But, I thought I made it plenty spicy...
Play 22:00 フタフタマルマル。さぁ、これからは大人の、レディの時間よ! 2200. Well then, from now on it's the adults - the ladies' time!
Play 23:00 フタサン・・・マルマル・・・(寝息が聞こえる) 23...00... (Sounds of a sleeper's breathing)

Seasonal QuotesEdit

Event Japanese English Note
Christmas 2013
Christmas 2014
Christmas 2014
End of Year 2014
New Year 2015
Setsubun 2015
Valentines Day 2015
Valentines Day 2015
White Day 2015
Second Anniversary 2015
Second Anniversary 2015
Rainy Season 2015
Early Summer 2015
Early Summer 2015
Early Summer 2015
Early Summer 2015
Early Summer 2015
Mid-Summer 2015
Mid-Summer 2015
Mid-Summer 2015
Mid-Summer 2015
Mid-Summer 2015
Fall 2015
Fall 2015
Fall 2015
Fall 2015
Fall 2015
Halloween 2015
Fall Event 2015
Fall Event 2015
Christmas 2015
Christmas 2015
Christmas 2015
End of Year 2015
New Year 2016
New Year 2016
Setsubun 2016
Valentines Day 2016
し、司令官!ちょ、チョコ、作ったわ!一人前のレディとして、あの、その・・・ C-Commander! I-I made some chocolate! As a first-class lady, I... that's, umm...
Valentines Day 2016
Hinamatsuri 2016
もうすぐ春ね。レディはお花見に参加するもの。ワクワク~。速く招待されないかしら。 It's almost spring. Ladies should take part in flower viewing. I wonder if someone will invite me soon. Spring lines
Hinamatsuri 2016
White Day 2016
司令官、レディに対するチョコのお返しは?あ、これね!あ、後であけるわ。 Commander, where's the gift in return for the Valentine's suitable for a lady? Ah, must be this! I-I'll open it later.
Spring 2016
もうすぐ春ね。レディはお花見に参加するもの。ワクワク~。速く招待されないかしら。 It'll be spring soon, isn't it. It's a given that a true lady should participates in the flower viewing. *giddy* *giddy* Won't someone invite me soon, I wonder. From Seasonal/Hinamatsuri_2016
Third Anniversary 2016
司令官、三周年、おめでとうです。一人前のレディーとしてお祝いするわ! Commander, congratulation for the third anniversary. I shall celebrate it as a first class lady!
Third Anniversary 2016
Rainy Season 2016
梅雨かぁ。ちょっとショボーン…。あっ電、それてるてる坊主?やるじゃない! So it's the rainy season. It feels a little disheartening... Ah, Inazuma, is that a teru-teru bouzu? Awesome!
Rainy Season 2016
Early Summer 2016
Mid-Summer 2016
もー、砂浜のお城作りは遊びじゃないわ! 立派な諸島防衛の築城演習なのよ。 Geez! Building a sandcastle is no game, you know! It's a way to practice on how to build a splendid coastal fortification.
Fall 2016
Fall 2016
Sanma 2016
Christmas 2016
For new seasonal lines that may be missing here, check Seasonal




  • Wears a serafuku similar to the rest of DesDiv6 with an anchor emblem on the chest.
  • She and Hibiki wear navy hats that also bear an anchor emblem.
  • She has dark purple hair that is lightly disheveled in a similar manner to her sisters.
    • Another trait shared with her sisters is the matching colour of her eyes and hair.


  • Portrayed as the most childish of the Akatsuki class; she aspires to be a well-mannered lady, much in contrast to her endearingly childlike mannerisms.


  • Sunk on action off Guadalcanal on the Iron Bottom Sound, on the night of November 13, 1942. She was hit by gunfire when she used her searchlight to illuminate USS Atlanta, which turned herself into a target to the entire US forces, who then rescued her survivors, 18 of her 197 hands. One of her surviving crew, Michiharu Shinya, her chief Torpedo officer said the US forces response to her lighting up the Atlanta was so fast and fierce that Akatsuki and her crew had no time to even counterattack before she took the fatal damage that sunk her, adding that anyone crediting her with damaging or sinking any US ship at Guadalcanal is wrong.
  • Her wreck is near to Takanami's wreck, 800 m below the sea level. Her exact location remains undiscovered, as the supposed wreckage in Dr. Robert Ballard's expedition in 1992 turned out to be Ayanami instead.
  • Her name means "dawn".
    • The first Akatsuki class was a two vessels Torpedo Boat Destroyer class ordered by Japan in 1897 (simultanously with 1898 Ikazuchi class and 1898 Murakumo class) and completed between 1900 and 1901. 1901 Akatsuki's sister was named Kasumi.
    • This makes Akatsuki one of the only two names carried twice by leaders of destroyers class, the other being Kamikaze.
    • Her name is currently and prominently carried by a JAXA space probe orbiting Venus.
  • The Akatsuki class are sometimes considered a subclass of the Fubuki class, like the Ayanami class, as during the war they were not treated as distinct. They featured improved boilers and torpedo launcher turrets over the Ayanami class. When introduced, her class was among the most powerful destroyers in the world along with the Fubuki and Ayanami class.
  • Although her CG has a 61cm Quad Torpedo Mount, she instead starts with a 61cm Triple Torpedo Mount.
  • In episode 6 of the anime series, she mispronounces "elegant" as "elephant," which is the source of the "elephant lady" meme.
  • Received her Kai Ni on 29/5/2015.


See Also

Akatsuki-Class Destroyers
Akatsuki · Hibiki · Ikazuchi · Inazuma
Ship · By Class · By Seiyuu · By Artist · Gallery · Start Stats · Max Stats · Drop List · Construction · Marriage · Enemy Vessel
Coastal Defense Ship Shimushu Shimushu · Kunashiri
Etorofu Etorofu
Destroyer Kamikaze Kamikaze · Asakaze · Harukaze · Matsukaze
Mutsuki Mutsuki · Kisaragi · Yayoi · Uzuki · Satsuki · Minazuki · Fumizuki · Nagatsuki · Kikuzuki · Mikazuki · Mochizuki
Special Type Fubuki Fubuki · Shirayuki · Hatsuyuki · Miyuki · Murakumo · Isonami · Uranami
Ayanami Ayanami · Shikinami · Oboro · Akebono · Sazanami · Ushio
Akatsuki Akatsuki · Hibiki/Верный · Ikazuchi · Inazuma
Hatsuharu Hatsuharu · Nenohi · Wakaba · Hatsushimo
Shiratsuyu Shiratsuyu · Shigure · Murasame · Yuudachi · Harusame · Samidare · Umikaze · Yamakaze · Kawakaze · Suzukaze
Asashio Asashio · Ooshio · Michishio · Arashio · Asagumo · Yamagumo · Arare · Kasumi
Type A Kagerou Kagerou · Shiranui · Kuroshio · Oyashio · Hatsukaze · Yukikaze · Amatsukaze · Tokitsukaze · Urakaze · Isokaze · Hamakaze · Tanikaze · Nowaki · Arashi · Hagikaze · Maikaze · Akigumo
Yuugumo Yuugumo · Makigumo · Kazagumo · Naganami · Takanami · Fujinami · Okinami · Asashimo · Hayashimo · Kiyoshimo
Type B Akizuki Akizuki · Teruzuki · Hatsuzuki
Type C Shimakaze Shimakaze
Type 1934 Z1 · Z3
Maestrale Libeccio
Light Cruiser Tenryuu Tenryuu · Tatsuta
Kuma Kuma · Tama · Kitakami · Ooi · Kiso
Nagara Nagara · Isuzu · Yura · Natori · Kinu · Abukuma
Sendai Sendai · Jintsuu · Naka
Yuubari Yuubari
Agano Agano · Noshiro · Yahagi · Sakawa
Ooyodo Ooyodo
Torpedo Cruiser Kuma Kitakami · Ooi · Kiso
Heavy Cruiser Furutaka Furutaka · Kako
Aoba Aoba · Kinugasa
Myoukou Myoukou · Nachi · Ashigara · Haguro
Takao Takao · Atago · Maya · Choukai
Mogami Mogami · Mikuma · Suzuya · Kumano
Tone Tone · Chikuma
Admiral Hipper Prinz Eugen
Zara Zara · Pola
Aviation Cruiser Mogami Mogami · Mikuma · Suzuya · Kumano
Tone Tone · Chikuma
Battleship Fast Battleship Kongou Kongou · Hiei · Kirishima · Haruna
Bismarck Bismarck
Vittorio Veneto Littorio/Italia · Roma
Iowa Iowa
Gangut Gangut/Гангут/Октябрьская революция
Battleship Fusou Fusou · Yamashiro
Ise Ise · Hyuuga
Nagato Nagato · Mutsu
Yamato Yamato · Musashi
Queen Elizabeth Warspite
Aviation Battleship Fusou Fusou · Yamashiro
Ise Ise · Hyuuga
Carrier Light Carrier Houshou Houshou
Ryuujou Ryuujou
Kasuga Maru Kasuga Maru
Taiyou Taiyou
Shouhou Shouhou · Zuihou
Hiyou Hiyou · Jun'you
Ryuuhou Ryuuhou
Chitose Chitose · Chiyoda
Mogami Suzuya · Kumano
Standard Carrier Akagi Akagi
Kaga Kaga
Souryuu Souryuu
Hiryuu Hiryuu
Shoukaku Shoukaku · Zuikaku
Unryuu Unryuu · Amagi · Katsuragi
Graf Zeppelin Graf Zeppelin
Aquila Aquila
Lexington Saratoga
Armored Carrier Shoukaku Shoukaku · Zuikaku
Taihou Taihou
Submarine Kaidai VI I-168
Junsen 3 I-8
Junsen Type A Kai Ni I-13 · I-14
Junsen Type B I-19 · I-26
Junsen Type B Kai Ni I-58
Sentoku (I-400) I-401
Type 3 S.T.V. Maruyu
Type IXC U-511
Ro-series Ro-500
Seaplane Tender Kamoi Kamoi
Chitose Chitose · Chiyoda
Mizuho Mizuho
Akitsushima Akitsushima
Commandant Teste Commandant Teste
Auxiliary Ship Training Cruiser Katori Katori · Kashima
Amphibious Assault Ship Hei Akitsu Maru
Submarine Tender Taigei Taigei
Repair Ship Akashi Akashi
Fleet Oiler Kamoi Kamoi
Revised Kazahaya Hayasui