Akizuki 秋月
Seiyuu Ozawa Ari (小澤亜李) Availability Event Reward
Artist Shizuma Yoshinori (しずまよしのり) Implemented on 2014-11-14



No.221 秋月

Akizuki Class Destroyer

DD Akizuki 421 Card
Icon HP HP 20 Icon Gun Firepower 16 (48)
Icon Armor Armor 9 (27) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 16 (48)
Icon Evasion Evasion 47 (84) Icon AA AA 70 (104)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 0 Icon ASW ASW 27 (63)
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 9 (29)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 10 (59)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 20 AmmoKai Ammo 25
Build Time Slots
Unbuildable 3
Stock Equipment Space
GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director 0
Torpedo 61cm Quadruple (Oxygen) Torpedo Mount 0
GreenGunMG 25mm Twin Autocannon Mount 0
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Akizuki Kai

No.221 秋月改

Akizuki Class Destroyer

DD Akizuki Kai 330 Card
Icon HP HP 37 Icon Gun Firepower 24 (57)
Icon Armor Armor 16 (53) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 24 (54)
Icon Evasion Evasion 48 (88) Icon AA AA 80 (116)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 0 Icon ASW ASW 30 (72)
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 10 (49)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 12 (69)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 20 AmmoKai Ammo 25
Remodel Level Slots
Level 40 3
Stock Equipment Space
GreenGunDP 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount + Anti-Aircraft Fire Director 0
Radar Type 13 Air Radar Kai 0
GreenGunMG 25mm Triple Autocannon Mount 0
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Event Japanese English Note
Play Introduction 秋月型防空駆逐艦、一番艦、秋月。ここに推参致しました。お任せください! Akizuki-class anti-air destroyer, first ship, Akizuki. I'm reporting in here. Please leave it to me!
Play Library 艦隊防空のために建造された乙型一等駆逐艦、秋月型駆逐艦一番艦、秋月です。
Designed for the fleet's anti-air, Type-B first class destroyer, Akizuki-class 1st destroyer, Akizuki.
As an anti-air ship equipped with 4x 8-barrel Long 10cm guns and anti-aircraft fire director, along with Hatsuzuki and the others, we formed the 61st DesDiv.
I'll do my best!
Play Secretary 1 秋月、推参します! Akizuki, reporting in!
Play Secretary 2 この秋月の長10cm砲と高射装置。この力で、艦隊をきっとお守りします! My long 10cm guns and anti-aircraft fire director. With this power, I'll definitely protect the fleet!
Play Kai 増設された高射装置と長10cm砲。秋月の本当の力…これで、艦隊をお守りします! The added anti-aircraft fire director and long 10cm guns. Akizuki's real power... with this, I'll protect the fleet!
Play Secretary 3 長10cm砲ちゃん、あんまり暴れないでぇ! あら、あらら? 提…督? ああっ、失礼致しました! Choujuusenchihou-chan, don't struggle! Eh, huh? Ad...miral? Ahh! Please excuse me!
Play Idle 長10cmよし、高射装置よし、酸素魚雷、よし…よし! 万全ね、大丈夫! えっと、あとは… Long 10cm, check! Anti-aircraft fire director, check! Oxygen torpedoes, check... alright! Everything's perfect! Umm, next is...
Play Secretary Married 司令、いつもお疲れ様です。この秋月が、艦隊と司令をお護りします。だ、大丈夫! Commander, thanks as always. This Akizuki will protect the fleet, and you. Yeah, it's alright!
Play Wedding 司令、秋月をお呼びでしょうか? あの、対空戦に不備が? そうではなくって? では、翔鶴さんになにか? でもなくって? …ほぁ、もしかして、これ…あ、ありがとうございます! Commander, did you call me? Um, was my anti-air inadequate? That's not it? Then does it have to do with Shoukaku-san? Not that either? ...Howaa~, could this be... T-thank you very much!
Play Looking At Scores そうですね。艦隊の今を知ることは、大事です! That's true. It's important to know what the fleet knows!
Play Joining A Fleet 防空駆逐艦、秋月。出撃致します! Anti-air destroyer, Akizuki. Prepared to sortie.
Play Equipment 1 ありがとうございます!よい装備… Thank you! It's good equipment...
Play Equipment 2 これなら敵機動部隊にも負けません! With this, I won't lose to the enemy task force!
Play Equipment 3 やらせません! I won't let them!
 ⇧ shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development
Play Supply 補給、ありがとうございます! Thank you for the supplies!
Play Kai 大切な補給物資、ありがとうございます! Thank you for the important supply materials!
Play Docking Minor す、少しだけ、お休みを… J-just for a bit, I'll take a break...
Play Docking Major 高射装置も、しっかり装備しなくちゃ… My anti-air fire director too, I need to firmly attach it...
Play Docking Complete 修理中の艦が、ドックを出るみたい。 It seems that the under repairing ship leaves dock.
Play Construction 新造艦が生まれたみたいですね! It seems like a new ship was born!
Play Returning From Sortie 艦隊が無事帰投しました。皆さん、お疲れです! The fleet has safely returned. Everyone, good work!
Play Starting A Sortie 第61駆逐隊、直ちに抜錨。出撃です! 61st DesDiv, setting sail immediately. Setting off!
Play Battle Start さあ、始めましょう。撃ち方、始め! Now, shall we begin? Begin firing!
Play Attack この秋月が健在な限り、やらせはしません! While this Akizuki still has strength, I won't let you!
 ⇧ shared with day/night special attacks, support expedition team arrival
Play Night Battle 秋月の夜戦、お見せしましょうか。 Akizuki's night battle, shall I show it to you?
Play Night Attack 弾幕が薄い…ような気がします。弾幕です! I feel like... the barrage is light. Barrage!
Play MVP 秋月、艦隊をお守りしました。大丈夫、次もきっと、大丈夫です! Akizuki protected the fleet. It's alright, next time, too, will be alright!
Play Minor Damage 1 くっ!まだ行けます! Kugh! I can still go on!
Play Minor Damage 2 魚雷の誘爆を防いで! 大丈夫! Don't let it detonate the torpedoes! It's alright !
Play Major Damage まだ…まだ、沈みません!艦隊の防空を…私はっ! Not yet... I won't sink yet! The fleet's anti-air... I will-!
Play Kai 被弾!? 魚雷を全て放棄して、誘爆を防いで! まだ……まだ大丈夫! Hit!? Abandon all torpedoes, prevent detonation!... not yet... I can keep going!
Play Sunk 翔鶴さんも…大鳳さんも…健在? ふぅ…、大丈夫…艦隊は…だいじょう…ぶ… Shoukaku-san... Taihou-san... are you well? Ugh..., alright... the fleet is... alri... ght...

Hourly Notifications (Kai)Edit

Time Japanese English Note
Play 00:00 司令、この秋月が、時刻を報告します。現在時刻、マルマルマルマル、です! Commander, Akizuki will report the time. The current time is 0000!
Play 01:00 マルヒトマルマルをご報告します。こんな形でよろしいでしょうか、司令? The 0100 report. Is this the right way, Commander?
Play 02:00 マルフタマルマルです。今夜は月が…月が綺麗ですね、司令。ん、司令? 0200. The moon tonight... the moon sure is beautiful, commander. Eh, commander? A reference to an anecdotal incident where Meiji era writer Natsume Sōseki, during his time as an English teacher, suggested to his students that the English phrase "I love you" be translated as "The moon is beautiful" (月が綺麗ですね).
Play 03:00 マルサンマルマルです、司令。この時間はとても静かですね。本当に静かです… 0300, Commander. It's very quiet at this time. It's really quiet...
Play 04:00 マルヨンマルマルです。司令、眠くはありませんか? 濃い目のお茶、入れましょう。 0400. Commander, are you not tired? Let's have some strong tea.
Play 05:00 マルゴーマルマルとなりました、司令。はい。秋月、総員起こしの準備、了解です! It is now 0500. Commander. Yes. Akizuki, prepared to wake everyone, roger!
Play 06:00 マルロクマルマルです。おはようございます、司令。はい、気持ちのよい朝ですね♪ 0600. Good morning, Commander. Yes, it is a nice morning♪
Play 07:00 マルナナマルマルです。司令、朝食の御用意、こちらです。簡単で…すみません 0700. Commander, I'm preparing breakfast over here. I'm sorry that it's... simple.
Play 08:00 マルハチマルマル。第六一駆逐隊、出撃準備、完了です。いつでも抜錨、出来ます! 0800. 61st DesDiv, sortie preparations complete. We can set sail at any time!
Play 09:00 マルキュウマルマルです。護衛する主力艦は戦艦? 空母ですか? お任せください♪ 0900. The capital ship of the escort is a battleship? Carrier? Leave it to me!
Play 10:00 ヒトマルマルマルをご報告します。司令、演習もしっかりこなしていきたいですね It's the 1000 report. Commander, I wish to properly complete the exercises as well.
Play 11:00 ヒトヒトマルマルです。司令、お昼はどうなさいますか? 秋月がご用意しましょうか? 1100. Commander, what will you have for lunch? Shall I prepare it for you?
Play 12:00 ヒトフタマルマルです。司令、握り飯と沢庵のお昼です。あ…簡単で、すいません… 1200. Commander, lunch is rice balls and pickled radish. Ah, sorry that it's simple... *Food was in short supply towards the end of the war and even the comparatively extravagant IJN had to cut down as much as they could afford on rations, hence the simple meal.
Play 13:00 ヒトサンマルマルとなりました。司令、すみません。夕食は豪華に頑張りますから! It is now 1300. Commander, I apologize. I'll try my best to prepare a wonderful dinner!
Play 14:00 ヒトヨンマルマルです。初月、元気かなぁ…あ、司令。午後も頑張りましょう! 1400. I wonder how Hatsuzuki is... Ah, Commander. Let's do our best in the afternoon too!
Play 15:00 ヒトゴーマルマルです。あ、はい。明石さんにもとってもお世話になりました。 1500. Ah, yes. I've been in the care of Akashi-san.
Play 16:00 ヒトロクマルマルです。はい、後部にも高射装置を付けましたから、もう万全です! 1600. Yes, I've attached an anti-air fire director on the stern as well. It's perfect!
Play 17:00 ヒトナナマルマルをご報告します。日が落ちますから、対空警戒もここまでですね。 It's the 1700 report. The sun is setting, so the anti-aircraft watch is ending.
Play 18:00 ヒトハチマルマルとなりました。はい、夕食の準備、秋月、豪華に頑張ります! It is now 1800. Yes, Akizuki will do her best to prepare a wonderful dinner!
Play 19:00 ヒトキュウマルマルです! 熱々の麦飯、沢庵、そして牛缶に、お味噌汁も♪ どう? 1900! Piping hot barley and rice, pickled radish, also canned beef, and miso soup♪ How is it? *Although more along the lines of an ordinary meal today, this would be considered extravagant due to low food supply. See 12:00 note
Play 20:00 フタマルマルマル。はい、秋月、今日はすこし奮発してしまいました。どうでした? 2000. Yes, today, I pushed myself a bit extra. How was I?
Play 21:00 フタヒトマルマルです。え、涼月ですか? はい、自慢の妹ですよ。ええ! 2100. Eh, Suzutsuki? Yes, she's a little sister I'm proud of. Ei!
Play 22:00 フタフタマルマル。あ、翔鶴さん、瑞鶴さん。お疲れ様です。はい、大丈夫です! 2200. Ah, Shoukaku-san, Zuikaku-san. Good work. Yes, I'm alright!
Play 23:00 フタサンマルマル。少し、緊張しました。はぁ…司令、本日も大変お疲れ様でした。 2300. I was a bit nervous. Haa... Commander, very good work today.

Seasonal QuotesEdit

Event Japanese English Note
Christmas 2013
Christmas 2014
メリー・クリスマスです、指令!秋月、七面鳥を焼いたんですよ。あっ!だめっ!何で?! Merry Christmas, Commander! I roasted a turkey...oh! I shouldn't have? Why?! Because Zuikaku is particularly sensitive to that...

Same as Christmas 2015
Christmas 2014
End of Year 2014
New Year 2015
あけましておめでとうございます。司令!本年も、どうぞよろしくお願い致します! Happy New Year. Commander, please treat me well this year too! Same as New Year 2016
Setsubun 2015
Valentines Day 2015
Valentines Day 2015
White Day 2015
Second Anniversary 2015
二周年!おめでとうございます、しれぇ!これからも、秋月、艦隊防空、頑張ります! Commander, congratulations on the two year anniversary! From now Akizuki will give her best in AA defense for the fleet!
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
Valentines Day 2016
Hinamatsuri 2016
Hinamatsuri 2016
White Day 2016
Spring 2016
Third Anniversary 2016
アーケード?司令、「アーケード」って何ですか?ふむふむ...秋月勉強になります! Arcade? Commander, what's an "Arcade"? Mhm-mhmm... I'll learn from what you've told me! Refering to KanColle Arcade which was official opened in arcades across Japan around the time of the Anniversary (4/26).
Third Anniversary 2016
Rainy Season 2016
Rainy Season 2016
Early Summer 2016
Mid-Summer 2016
Fall 2016
Fall 2016
Sanma 2016
Christmas 2016
New Year 2017
New Year 2017
Setsubun 2017
Valentines Day 2017
Valentines Day 2017
Hinamatsuri 2016
Hinamatsuri 2017
White Day 2017
Spring 2017
Fourth Anniversary 2017
Rainy Season 2017
Rainy Season 2017
Early Summer 2017
For new seasonal lines that may be missing here, check Seasonal


Appearance Edit

  • Akizuki appears somewhat older than most of the other destroyers, having a significantly larger displacement compared to the earlier models. Her serafuku includes an armored "corset" and neck-guard designed to evoke the image of the ship's bow, but is otherwise white-and-gray with a yellow neckerchief. She has mid-length black hair in a ponytail with a slight ahoge sticking up from her hachimaki (which has "61st Destroyer Division" written on it), and blue eyes.
  • Her combat gear includes a large torpedo launcher strapped to her back with a fire director as a hair ornament on her head used to tie her hair into the ponytail, and a split bow (similar to how Nagato carries her turrets) with two Rensouhou-like familiars, Chou-10cm-hou-chan. She also carries four spare 10cm barrels in a thigh strap holster on her right leg, referencing the 10cm Type 98 gun's short barrel life requiring frequent barrel replacement.

Personality Edit

  • Akizuki's hourly lines reflect how, owing to being a later-war destroyer, her crew typically had to suffer through having a shortage of rations, where meat was rarely served. As a result, there are often jokes of her being in awe of being served even ordinary food, and having her mind blown by something luxurious. 
  • She has been nicknamed "ducky" due to alternate Japanese romanization rendering her name as Akiduki. Together, Akizuki and her sisters Teruzuki and Hatsuzuki are sometimes referred to as "the duckies".


DD Akizuki 421 Battle
DD Teruzuki 422 Battle
DD Hatsuzuki 423 Battle
Anti-Air Cut-In (AACI)

For more information, see Aerial Combat.


  • Her name means "Autumn moon".
  • Constructed at Maizuru Naval Arsenal. Commissioned on 11 June 1942.
  • She refers to her turrets as Choujuusenchihou-chan (長10cm砲ちゃん). With Shimakaze, Amatsukaze, Teruzuki, and Hatsuzuki, she is one of 5 destroyers with "animated turrets".
  • Head headband words means "61st Destroyer Division" (partially seen 駆一十六第 on CG art).
  • Like Z1, Z3Amatsukaze, Teruzuki , and Hatsuzuki, she has 3 slots from the beginning. Other DDs have only 2 slots before remodeling.
  • Food was in short supply towards the end of the war and meals were simplified, hence Akizuki's rather simple lunch and dinner options (her "wonderful dinner" is more common lunch now then it was back then).
  • She was sunk on 25 October during the battle of Cape Engano. Although it's often stated she was sunk by aircraft from Task Force 38, some sources claim she was actually torpedoed by submarine USS Halibut.
  • Akizuki Bow

    [1] [2]

    The particular shape of her damaged bow as seen in her 中破 artwork is based on the repairs she received when was docked in Nagasaki in July 1943. They used the bow of her sister ship "Shimotsuki", who was still under construction at that time, and merged it with Akizuki.
  • Akizuki's name has been passed down twice as the name ship of their particular class of destroyers: the DD-161 Akizuki in 1960, and the DD-115 Akizuki in 2010. Coincidentally, both ships are the lead ships of Akizuki-class destroyers.
  • The extra barrels that Akizuki carries on her right leg are replacement barrels for the 10cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount as they have a relatively short barrel life due to the high velocity rounds being used.[1]
  1. Ayaqi's comment on KanColle Wikia


Comment by IllustratorEdit

Twitter logo blue @M_ars Akizuki's Design


The characters are a bit illegible so I'm supplementing a bit. The pen'nento (as in the hairband) on Akizuki's head reads "61st Destroyer Division". The "ku" (駆) bit there is using the old-style kanji "ku" (驅).



I have accepted the task of illustrating Kantai Collection's latest shipgirl, the air defense destroyer "Akizuki." By all means please look forward to it!



I won't say what this is, but here's a Before and After.



See Also

Akizuki Class Destroyers
Akizuki · Teruzuki · Hatsuzuki
Suzutsuki · Niizuki · Wakatsuki · Shimotsuki
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 · Matsuwa
Destroyer Kamikaze Kamikaze · Asakaze · Harukaze · Matsukaze · Hatakaze
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 · Amagiri · Sagiri · 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
Richelieu Richelieu
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
Ark Royal Ark Royal
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
Marconi Luigi Torelli/UIT-25/I-504
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