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Hatsushimo 初霜
Seiyuu Kobayashi Motoko (小林元子) Availability Construction (Normal)
Artist Yadokari (やどかり) Implemented on 2013-4-23




No.78 初霜

Hatsuharu Class Destroyer

DD Hatsushimo 041 Card
Icon HP HP 16 Icon Gun Firepower 10 (29)
Icon Armor Armor 6 (19) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 27 (69)
Icon Evasion Evasion 43 (79) Icon AA AA 9 (39)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 0 Icon ASW ASW 21 (49)
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 5 (19)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 10 (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
Xx c - Unequipped - 0
- Locked - -
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Modernization Bonus
Icon Torpedo+1
Scrap Value
FuelKai 1 AmmoKai 1 SteelKai 5
Category Equipment that can be improved with Hatsushimo as helper ship not found


Hatsushimo Kai

No.78 初霜改

Hatsuharu Class Destroyer

DD Hatsushimo Kai 241 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 Quadruple 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
Category Equipment that can be improved with Hatsushimo Kai as helper ship not found

Second Upgrade

Hatsushimo Kai Ni

No.219 初霜改二

Hatsuharu Class Destroyer

DD Hatsushimo Kai Ni 419 Card
Icon HP HP 32 Icon Gun Firepower 12 (55)
Icon Armor Armor 14 (51) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 28 (84)
Icon Evasion Evasion 64 (94) Icon AA AA 35 (81)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 0 Icon ASW ASW 28 (69)
Icon Speed Speed Fast Icon LOS LOS 11 (48)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 53 (100)
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
Radar Type 13 Air Radar Kai 0
Aafd c Type 91 Anti-Aircraft Fire Director 0
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
AmmoKai 230 SteelKai 220
Modernization Bonus
Icon Gun+2 Icon Torpedo+2 Icon AA+1 Icon Armor+1
Scrap Value
FuelKai 1 AmmoKai 2 SteelKai 10


Event Japanese English Note

初春型四番艦、初霜です。気力、振り絞って参りましょう! (改二)

Fourth ship of the Hatsuharu class, Hatsushimo. Everyone, I'm very pleased to meet you!

Fourth ship of the Hatsuharu-class, Hatsushimo. Let's go and give it our all! (Kai Ni)

Library Intro


Fourth of the Hatsuharu-class destroyers, Hatsushimo.

I was in lots of hard battles like the Operation AL, the Battle of the Komandorski Islands, the occupation of Kiska, the Battle of the Philippine Sea, Operation Hoku-Go and Ten-Ichi-Gō!
I really did my best!

Hatsushimo was the very last Japanese destroyer lost in WWII.

そうですね、できるだけ助けたいわ、提督だってそうでしょう? (改二)

Yes, you can ask a question any time.

That's right, I want to save as many as I're the same, aren't you, Admiral? (Kai Ni)

準備万端ですよ Preparations, complete.

て、提督?あぁ、電探の調整してくれてるんですね。私ったら、いつもすみません (改二)

A-Admiral? Oh, you fixed the angle of my torpedo tube? Thank you as always.

A-Admiral? Ahh, you’re adjusting my RADAR, aren’t you? How silly of me; thank you as always. (Kai Ni)

浜風さん・・・矢矧さんも大丈夫かしら・・・。あっ!提督!私は大丈夫。提督も、お救いします! (改) Hamakaze...Yahagi too, I wonder if they're okay...ah! Admiral! I'm just fine. I would save you too! (Kai) During Operation Ten-Ichi-Gō, Hatsushimo was directly responsible for rescuing both ships' survivors as they sunk.
 ⇧ for Kai form, plays Base form's Secretary Married line when sparkled

えっ?少し・・・悲しいですね。い、いいえ!大丈夫。提督は分かってくれますよね。それで十分です。私が・・・ありがとう、提督。 (改)
That did it!

Eh? I feel...a little sad. ...N-No, it's okay. You understand me, Admiral. That's more than enough for me... Thank you, Admiral... (Kai)
キスカ。……って、ごめんなさい! 今の私は、恋愛には興味が無いの……。それでも、待ってて……くれるの? Kiska... Ah, I'm sorry! I'm not interested in romance right now... even so, will you wait for me...?
Show player's score

そうですね、戦況分析は大事です。無謀な作戦はダメ!ですからね? (改二)

It seems like there's a message for you, Admiral.

Yes, our combat strategy is important. Say "no" to reckless plans! Right? (Kai Ni)

Joining a fleet
初霜、出撃します! Hatsushimo, sortieing!
うん!ちょうどいいわ! Yeah! Just right!
これはすごいわ!ありがとう! This is awesome! Thank you!
やっちゃいます! That did it!
 ⇧ shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development

補給ありがとうございます。可燃物、降ろしておきましょうか? (改)

Yeah! Just right!

Thank you for resupplying me. Should I set down the flammable materials? (Kai)

≤ minor damage
ちょっとだけ、休憩ね。 I'll take a break, just for a bit.
≥ moderate damage
これでまた、みんなを守れるわ。 With this, I'll be able to protect everyone again.
修理の終わった仲間がいますね A comrade has finished being repaired.
Ship construction
新しい仲間が誕生したようです Looks like a new comrade has been born.
Return from sortie
艦隊が帰投したみたい、お疲れ様 It seems the fleet's returned to base. Good work!
Start a sortie

出撃、ですね。気を引き締めて、頑張ります! (改二)

Leave the battleship escorting to me!

A sortie, then? I'll brace myself and do my best! (Kai Ni)

Hatsushimo was responsible for escorting Ise, Hyuuga, Haruna and Yamato during the final stretch of the war.
Battle start
敵艦発見です! Enemy spotted!
Air battle
見てなさい! Watch this!
Night battle

水雷戦隊の本来の力、今こそ発揮です! (改二)

They really slack off near the end, you know?

It's time to demonstrate the Torpedo Squadron's true power! (Kai Ni)

Night attack
私が、守ります! I'll protect us!
 ⇧ shared with day/night special attacks, support expedition team arrival
一隻でも一人でも、救えるなら私は、それで満足なの Even if it's just one boat, just one man, if I can save them, then I'm satisfied. Hatsushimo rescued many survivors, including those from Yahagi, Hamakaze and Wakaba. Probably in part inspired by her final captain, Sakawa Masazou, an outspoken humanitarian as revealed by post-war interviews.
Minor damaged(1)
きゃっ!? Kyaa!
Minor damaged(2)
信じられません… Unbelievable...
≥Moderately damaged
ま…まだ…沈んだり……しないわ。 Not...not yet. I won't sink...! Hatsushimo lasted later into the war than any other non-surviving Kanmusu. She did not actually go under but was rather wrecked by a mine and towed to harbour in 1948 where she was dismantled, around the same time as Ushio.
提督ご無事ですか...? なら...いいの... Admiral...everyone...are you okay...?'s fine...

Seasonal Quotes

Event Japanese English Note
Christmas 2013
Christmas 2014
Christmas 2014
End of Year 2014
New Year 2015
謹賀新年、明けましておめでとうございますっ。初霜、今年も頑張ります!はいっ! It's a new year. Happy New Year! Hatsushimo will do her best this year! Yes! Also appeared on New Year 2016
Setsubun 2015
Valentines Day 2015
Valentines Day 2015
White Day 2015
Second Anniversary 2015
今日は大切な日ですね、なんか輪形陣でお祝いしたくなりますね。えっ?ならない? Today is a important day, isn't it? I want to celebrate in something like diamond formation. Eh? I shouldn't? The ships of Operation Ten-Ichi-Gou sailed in diamond formation.
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
鬼は外ー、福は内ー、えい!あっ提督に!?ごめんなさい、片付けますね。 Demons out! Luck in! Ei! Ahh, Teitoku?! I'm sorry; I'll clean this up. She hit you with the beans.
From Setsubun 2015
Valentines Day 2016
Valentines Day 2016
Hinamatsuri 2016
Hinamatsuri 2016
White Day 2016
Spring 2016
Third Anniversary 2016
今日は大切な日ですね、なんか輪形陣でお祝いしたくなりますね。えっ?ならない? Today is an important day, isn't it? We'll celebrate in something like a diamond formation. Eh? We won't? From Seasonal/Second_Anniversary
Third Anniversary 2016
Rainy Season 2016
Rainy Season 2016
Early Summer 2016
Mid-Summer 2016
Fall 2016
Fall 2016
Sanma 2016
Christmas 2016
For new seasonal lines that may be missing here, check Seasonal



  • Brick red eyes and long black hair held together with a red hair tie towards the end, though nevertheless a little messy all around.
  • Dresses in a black suit jacket with a matching skirt over a white button-down shirt and red tie; wears black socks and brown penny loafers.
  • She holds two small main cannons in both hands resembling dual 12.7cm naval guns, though the left gun only has a single turret (which was the standard for Hatsuharu class destroyers until post-1942 when they were replaced with additional anti-air guns), with 61cm triple torpedo mounts attached to either side of her torso. Her mainmast and funnel, mounted on her back, are apparent as well.
  • Her design from the point of view of her rigging/armaments appears to reflect the real ship at the outset of the war. 

Second Remodel

  • Hatsushimo Kai Ni gains a blue hachimaki along with a new (piped) blazer. In this outfit, she's forgone her tie, rolled up her sleeves and appears to have followed in the example of Yahagi and Yamato (two of her Operation Ten-Ichi-Gō comrades), wearing one thigh-high sock on the left leg and her usual on the right.
  • Unlike her real-life counterpart, she's kept her single-turret 12.7cm gun and appears to have opted for the installation of a 40mm 2-pounder single-turret as well, another gun the real Hatsushimo had replaced with 25mm AA weaponry. Like her latewar self, however, a Type 13 RADAR has been affixed to her mainmast. This old equipment being retained is perhaps a reference to gameplay more than anything; the loss of her single turret would serve to reduce her firepower considerably (Shigure similarly keeps her own single turret in her second remodel). The Vickers 40mm gun's heavier rounds could be more effective than the Hotchkiss 25mm's against Abyssal planes, which have sloped armour and tend to fly lower than the ones she fended off in real life, but that much is debatable. 


  • Much of her personality may be based on her final and most significant captain, Sakawa Masazou (酒匂雅三), a devoted humanitarian. Many of Hatsushimo's traits seem to match up with his own, particularly her outspoken desire to protect the player and her fellow Kanmusu.
  • Her dialogue is spoken in a polite, feminine but enthusiastic tone. She is protective, careful and kind to a fault. At the same time, though, Hatsushimo is brave and strong-willed, a reference to the ship's decorated service history and her crew's accomplishments during the late war.


  • Voices the beginning of the game's tutorial.
  • Ran into a mine (while fleeing an air raid along with Yukikaze through a friendly mine-field) and was beached, 30 July 1945 at Miyazu Bay, Kyoto (35°33′N 135°12′E) with the loss of seventeen sailors. Towed to Maizuru and scrapped in 1948.
    • The last IJN destroyer to be lost in the Pacific War, outlasted in Kancolle only by the surviving Yukikaze, Hibiki, and Ushio. Generally she is not considered "sunk" as she does not meet the definition of the word; she was beached in critical condition rather than actually passing beneath the water's surface and scrapped around the same time as Ushio. For this reason she is sometimes included by fan-artists in group depictions of the surviving Kanmusu.
    • There is speculation that the mine that critically damaged her was a multi-touch mine, which had been armed minutes earlier when Yukikaze made contact with it.
  • Hatsushimo took part in Operation Ten-Ichi-Gō, Yamato's final mission, and took even less damage during it than Yukikaze, emerging unscathed with two sailors injured. By contrast she rescued approximately 310 people from the crews of the sinking Yahagi and Hamakaze.
  • Her name means "first frost of the year", often associated with the month November.
    • It was first carried by the second Torpedo Boat Destroyer of the First Kamikaze class in 1905.
  • An anchor was retrieved from her wreckage and is currently displayed outside of the Yamada Memorial Hospital (Google Maps Street View) in Sumida City, Tokyo. Dr. Masaaki Yamada, the founder of the hospital, was a ship's doctor of Hatsushimo. Interestingly, Yukikaze met a similar fate (she also ran aground and was memorialised via anchor, along with her rudder in Taiwan) after failed attempts to bring her full self back to Japan to be preserved as a museum ship.
  • The hachimaki is a likely reference to her communication officer's recollection of Hatsushimo's crew at the moment Yamato sank, as described in Abe Saburou's book 特攻大和艦隊 (Tokkou Yamato Kantai, lit. Yamato Suicide Fleet): "Even now, Officer Matsui remembers clearly the faces of the hachimaki-donning troops, watching [her go down] with bitter expressions."
    • The hachimaki's stripes are a reference to the famous Second Torpedo Squadron. Hatsushimo was not originally a member, but out of necessity and a general lack of ships, joined their ranks at the end of the war. The Second Torpedo Squadron was officially dissolved in a ceremony on her deck, on 20 April 1945.
  • Japanese fans have pointed out that Hatsushimo's hair tie is similar to the one worn by Yahagi. Given that other destroyers have often been given articles of clothing similar to that of the larger ships whose survivors they rescued, it's entirely possible that this was intended from the start.
    • The same has also been said of Hatsushimo Kai Ni's hachimaki, resembling Yahagi's tie in coloration. Whether her new (white) hair tie will have some future significance to Yahagi is undetermined, though she appeared in Kadokawa's magazine Comptiq with a red hair tie instead. It is unknown which version is considered the final one.


See Also

Hatsuharu-Class Destroyers
Hatsuharu · Nenohi · Wakaba · Hatsushimo
Ariake · Yuugure
Ship · By Class · By Seiyuu · By Artist · Gallery · Start Stats · Max Stats · Drop List · Construction · Marriage · Enemy Vessel
Coastal Defense Shimushu Shimushu · Kunashiri
Etorofu Etorofu
Destroyer Kamikaze Kamikaze
DD Kamikaze 471 Battle
 · Asakaze
DD Asakaze 472 Battle
 · Harukaze
DD Harukaze 473 Battle
 · Matsukaze
DD Matsukaze 371 Battle
Mutsuki Mutsuki
DD Mutsuki 001 Battle
 · Kisaragi
DD Kisaragi 002 Battle
 · Yayoi
DD Yayoi 164 Battle
 · Uzuki
DD Uzuki 165 Battle
 · Satsuki
DD Satsuki 028 Battle
 · Minazuki
DD Minazuki 481 Battle
 · Fumizuki
DD Fumizuki 029 Battle
 · Nagatsuki
DD Nagatsuki 006 Battle
 · Kikuzuki
DD Kikuzuki 030 Battle
 · Mikazuki
DD Mikazuki 007 Battle
 · Mochizuki
DD Mochizuki 031 Battle
Special Type Fubuki Fubuki
DD Fubuki 009 Battle
 · Shirayuki
DD Shirayuki 010 Battle
 · Hatsuyuki
DD Hatsuyuki 032 Battle
 · Miyuki
DD Miyuki 011 Battle
 · Murakumo
DD Murakumo 033 Battle
 · Isonami
DD Isonami 012 Battle
 · Uranami
DD Uranami 486 Battle
Ayanami Ayanami
DD Ayanami 013 Battle
 · Shikinami
DD Shikinami 014 Battle
 · Oboro
DD Oboro 093 Battle
 · Akebono
DD Akebono 015 Battle
 · Sazanami
DD Sazanami 094 Battle
 · Ushio
DD Ushio 016 Battle
Akatsuki Akatsuki
DD Akatsuki 034 Battle
 · Hibiki
DD Hibiki 035 Battle
DD Верный 147 Battle
 · Ikazuchi
DD Ikazuchi 036 Battle
 · Inazuma
DD Inazuma 037 Battle
Hatsuharu Hatsuharu
DD Hatsuharu 038 Battle
 · Nenohi
DD Nenohi 039 Battle
 · Wakaba
DD Wakaba 040 Battle
 · Hatsushimo
DD Hatsushimo 041 Battle
Shiratsuyu Shiratsuyu
DD Shiratsuyu 042 Battle
 · Shigure
DD Shigure 043 Battle
 · Murasame
DD Murasame 044 Battle
 · Yuudachi
DD Yuudachi 045 Battle
 · Harusame
DD Harusame 405 Battle
 · Samidare
DD Samidare 046 Battle
 · Umikaze
DD Umikaze 458 Battle
 · Yamakaze
DD Yamakaze 457 Battle
 · Kawakaze
DD Kawakaze 459 Battle
 · Suzukaze
DD Suzukaze 047 Battle
Asashio Asashio
DD Asashio 095 Battle
 · Ooshio
DD Ooshio 096 Battle
 · Michishio
DD Michishio 097 Battle
 · Arashio
DD Arashio 098 Battle
 · Yamagumo
DD Yamagumo 414 Battle
 · Asagumo
DD Asagumo 413 Battle
 · Arare
DD Arare 048 Battle
 · Kasumi
DD Kasumi 049 Battle
Type A Kagerou Kagerou
DD Kagerou 017 Battle
 · Shiranui
DD Shiranui 018 Battle
 · Kuroshio
DD Kuroshio 019 Battle
 · Oyashio
DD Oyashio 456 Battle
 · Hatsukaze
DD Hatsukaze 190 Battle
 · Yukikaze
DD Yukikaze 020 Battle
 · Amatsukaze
DD Amatsukaze 181 Battle
 · Tokitsukaze
DD Tokitsukaze 186 Battle
 · Urakaze
DD Urakaze 168 Battle
 · Isokaze
DD Isokaze 167 Battle
 · Hamakaze
DD Hamakaze 170 Battle
 · Tanikaze
DD Tanikaze 169 Battle
 · Nowaki
DD Nowaki 415 Battle
 · Arashi
DD Arashi 454 Battle
 · Hagikaze
DD Hagikaze 455 Battle
 · Maikaze
DD Maikaze 122 Battle
 · Akigumo
DD Akigumo 132 Battle
Yuugumo Yuugumo
DD Yuugumo 133 Battle
 · Makigumo
DD Makigumo 134 Battle
 · Kazagumo
DD Kazagumo 453 Battle
 · Naganami
DD Naganami 135 Battle
 · Takanami
DD Takanami 424 Battle
 · Fujinami
DD Fujinami 485 Battle
 · Okinami
DD Okinami 452 Battle
 · Asashimo
DD Asashimo 425 Battle
 · Hayashimo
DD Hayashimo 409 Battle
 · Kiyoshimo
DD Kiyoshimo 410 Battle
Type B Akizuki Akizuki
DD Akizuki 421 Battle
 · Teruzuki
DD Teruzuki 422 Battle
 · Hatsuzuki
DD Hatsuzuki 423 Battle
Type C Shimakaze Shimakaze
DD Shimakaze 050 Battle
Foreign Type 1934 Z1
DD Z1 174 Battle
 · Z3
DD Z3 175 Battle
Maestrale Libeccio
DD Libeccio 443 Battle
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