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Houshou 鳳翔
Seiyuu Suzaki Aya (洲崎綾) Availability Construction (Normal)
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Artist Shibafu (しばふ) Implemented on 2013-4-23

Basic

Houshou

No.25 鳳翔

Houshou Class Light Carrier

CVL Houshou 089 Card
Statistics
Icon HP HP 30 (32) Icon Gun Firepower 0 (19)
Icon Armor Armor 15 (39) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion Evasion 24 (39) Icon AA AA 10 (29)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 19 Icon ASW ASW 0
Icon Speed Speed Slow Icon LOS LOS 32 (69)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 20 (69)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 25 AmmoKai Ammo 25
Build Time Slots
02:00:00 (Normal) 2
Stock Equipment Space
RedPlane Type 99 Dive Bomber 8
Xx c - Unequipped - 11
- Locked - -
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Modernization Bonus
Icon AA+1 Icon Armor+2
Scrap Value
FuelKai 2 AmmoKai 1 SteelKai 12 BauxiteKai 2
Improvement

Upgrade

Houshou Kai

No.25 鳳翔改

Houshou Class Light Carrier

CVL Houshou Kai 285 Card
Statistics
Icon HP HP 40 (42) Icon Gun Firepower 0 (29)
Icon Armor Armor 25 (49) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion Evasion 24 (59) Icon AA AA 15 (39)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 42 Icon ASW ASW 0
Icon Speed Speed Slow Icon LOS LOS 35 (79)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 30 (79)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 30 AmmoKai Ammo 30
Remodel Level Slots
Level 25 3
Stock Equipment Space
GreenPlane Type 0 Fighter Model 52 14
BluePlane Type 97 Torpedo Bomber 16
Xx c - Unequipped - 12
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
AmmoKai 150 SteelKai 350
Modernization Bonus
Icon AA+2 Icon Armor+2
Scrap Value
FuelKai 3 AmmoKai 4 SteelKai 15 BauxiteKai 4
Improvement

QuotesEdit

Event Japanese English Note
Play Introduction 航空母艦「鳳翔」です。不束者ですが、よろしくお願いいたします Aircraft carrier, Houshou. Although I'm inexperienced, I look forward to your guidance. The latter part was a common greeting when a bride greets her new husband (esp. back in the days when woman walked three steps behind her man).
Play Library 航空母艦、鳳翔と申します。
最初から空母として建造された、世界で初めての航空母艦なんです。
小さな艦ですが、頑張りますね。
I am aircraft carrier Houshou.
Built as CV from the beginning, I'm the world's first aircraft carrier.
I am a petite ship, but I'll do my best.
Play Secretary 1 よい風ですね Pleasant wind, isn't it?
Play Kai お茶にしましょうか Shall we have some tea? Probably green tea. Don't fight with Kongou.
Play Secretary 2 お茶にしましょうか Shall we have some tea? See above.
Play Kai お疲れ様です。お風呂にしますか?御飯にしますか?それとも…ふふっ、冗談ですよ Thank you for your hard work. Should I prepare the bath? Or dinner? Or... hehe, just kidding. Stereotypical line of an old-fashioned "good housewife". The third option is usually, well, you know.

(wa..ta..shi..?)

Play Secretary 3 お疲れ様です。お風呂にしますか?御飯にしますか?それとも…ふふっ、冗談ですよ Thank you for your hard work. Should I prepare the bath? Or dinner? Or... hehe, just kidding. See above.
Play Kai 私の夢ですか? そうですねぇ、いつか二人で小さなお店でも開きたいですね…って、あらやだ、ごめんなさい。忘れてください。 My dream? Well... I'd like to open a little restaurant someday with you... Oh, what am I saying! Sorry, please forget it. Her remodeled line says she'd like to open a new restaurant, but according to Chitose's hourly notification at 19:00, it seems that she has already run one...
Play Idle (Kai) 提督、私ここに控えていますので、御用があればいつでも仰ってくださいね。 Admiral, I'll stay here, so please tell me to support you whenever you need my help.
Play Secretary Married 提督、何時もお疲れ様です。時には、ゆっくりお休みになってください Admiral, thank you for your long service. Occasionally, take a relaxing break please.
Play Wedding いつか…いつかふたりで、のんびりと船旅を楽しみたいものですね Someday... Someday, with just the two of us, I would like to take a laid-back sea cruise together.
Play Looking At Scores 提督にお知らせが届いていますね There's a message for you, Admiral.
Play Joining A Fleet 実戦ですか…致し方ありませんね Actual combat...? I guess that's inevitable. She didn't participate in actual naval battles until the end of WW2, because she was used only for drill maneuvers.
Play Equipment 1 すみません、私の武装を強化してくれるなんて。 I'm sorry, for you to be strengthening my armaments is...
Play Equipment 2 私には…少し大げさではないでしょうか? Isn't this too... fancy for me?
Play Equipment 3 大丈夫ね All right!
 ⇧ shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development
Play Supply すみません、私の武装を強化してくれるなんて。 I'm sorry, for you to be strengthening my armaments is...
Play Kai 提督、ありがとうございます。 Admiral, thank you very much.
Play Docking Minor そうですね、少しだけお休みします。 Yes, I'll take a little rest.
Play Docking Major 私が無茶しては、ダメですね。 I shouldn't be the one acting recklessly. Since she's the mother of all aircraft carriers in IJN
Play Docking Complete お洋服の修繕が終わった娘がいるみたいね。 A girl with fixed outfit has returned.
Play Construction 新しい子たちが来るみたいね It looks like a new girl is here!
Play Returning From Sortie お疲れ様でした、艦隊が帰って来ましたね Thank you [for commanding the fleet activities]. The fleet is back.
Play Starting A Sortie 鳳翔、出撃いたします Houshou will commence action!
Play Battle Start 風向き…良し!航空部隊、発艦! Wind direction... Check! Air unit, take off!
Play Air Battle いつまでも演習ってわけにも行きません We can't be doing exercises forever! Houshou spent a large part of her time during the WW2 near the mainlands as the practice vessel for newbie pilots.
Play Attack これは…演習ではなくて実戦よ This is an actual combat, not an exercise!
 ⇧ shared with day/night special attacks, support expedition team arrival
Play Night Battle やる時は…やるのです! I shall do it when I must!
Play MVP そんな・・・本当ですか?私もお役に立てたのなら…嬉しいです What... Really? It's my pleasure to have been of some help to you! She participated in Battle of Midway but did not actively engage in combat.
Play Minor Damage 1 ああっ! 飛行甲板が! Uhn!? My flight deck...!
Play Minor Damage 2 あぁぁっ! Eek!
Play Major Damage このまま沈む訳には参りませんっ! I'm not going to sink like this!
Play Sunk 私も…沈むのですね… Even I... sink as well, huh... Houshou came unscathed during WW2 because she's outdated.In 1946, she was scrapped.

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
Play
提督、あの…どうかと思ったのですが、私もチョコレートをお渡しできれば、と…あの… Admiral, I was thinking if I should also give you chocolate... and so on...
Valentines Day 2016
Play
チョコレート、いかがでしたか?きな粉と和三盆を使って和風に…そうですか、よかった! How was the chocolate? I used soybean flour and fine-grained sugar Japanese style... Is that so? I'm glad. Secretary 2
Hinamatsuri 2016
Hinamatsuri 2016
White Day 2016
Play
提督?これをチョコレートのお返しに?かえってお気を使わせてしまってすみません。 Admiral... this is in exchange for the chocolate? Pardon me for troubling you with the return gift.
Spring 2016
Play
春…お花見の季節ですね 提督?空母の皆さんを連れてお花見行かれます?お重をご準備しましょうか?うふふっ 腕によりをかけますね? Spring... isn't it just the perfect season for flower viewing? Admiral, are you taking everyone from the carrier division together for flower viewing? Shall I prepare the ojuu? Ufufu, doesn't this just excite you?
Third Anniversary 2016
Play
提督、艦隊は三周年を迎えました。本当にお疲れ様です。これからも頑張りましょう! Admiral, the fleet has arrived at its third anniversary. Truly, thank you for your hard work. Let's also do our best from here on!
Third Anniversary 2016
Rainy Season 2016
Play
また雨、こんな日は食べ物が傷みやすくて困ります。洗濯物も、どうしましょう。 It's raining again. I'm troubled that the foods can spoil easily today. There's also the laundry to take care of. What should I do...?
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
Late Fall 2017
For new seasonal lines that may be missing here, check Seasonal

CharacterEdit

AppearanceEdit

  • Like some other carriers, her attire is based on kyūdo (Japanese archery) equipment. She wears a scarlet kimono, a dark hakama, and a matching tasuki (a rope to tuck up the kimono sleeves to prevent them from getting in the way). She holds a bow with her left hand, and wears a yugake (deerskin glove) on her right hand. Her flight deck is attached to her left arm. She has a set of arrows on her back with the Japanese aircraft insignia (red circle) on the arrow fletchings.

PersonalityEdit

  • Hōshō (Houshou) was the world's first commissioned ship that was designed and built as an aircraft carrier (Other carriers in her days were conversions from other types of ships). For this reason, she can be considered to be the "mother" of all carriers and is given a very motherly, reserved and caring personality.
  • Her quotes also suggest that she is a stereotypical "good wife" of the old days. You can bet she's a good cook too; in fact, Chitose Carrier Kai 2's hourly line on 7 pm indicates that she runs a restaurant or possibly, an izakaya (something like a pub or a bar).

TriviaEdit

  • Her name literally translates as "phoenix in flight" (鳳=phoenix, 翔=soar/fly).
  • Weak and outdated (but this helped her to survive WWII).
  • Due to her comments regarding opening a little store with the admiral, JP players often refer to her as おかみさん (Okami-san, lit. "boss lady" or the female owner of a typical Japanese store).
  • Lowest consumption out of all the carriers, which is good for expeditions.
  • Her arrows have orange-yellow fletchings as opposed to the white and green arrow fletchings of other carriers. This is a reference to the IJN's way of painting its training aircraft, a bright yellow or orange color such as Prototype Nanzan.
  • Scrapping began September 2, 1946 after the mission of repatriations was over.
  • She served as a repatriation transport to retrieve Japanese servicemen and civilians stationed overseas and to return them to Japan. During her repatriation mission, she was modified (i.e., her hangars were cut) to carry more passengers to continue her repatriation trips. She ultimately carried transports of about 40,000 passengers before she was scrapped.
  • The original Houshou appeared in the animated movie "The Wind Rises" as the aircraft carrier visited by Horikoshi Jiro and his supervisor Kurokawa. Nagato, with the serpentine funnel unique to her class, was shown as well, albeit briefly.
  • Participated in the Battle of Midway with the task of providing modest air protection, scouting, and anti-submarine support to the Main Body (consisting of Yamato, Nagato, Mutsu).
  • A Yokosuka B4Y 'Jean' from Houshou took aerial photographs of a burning Hiryuu on June 5th 1942 after the Battle of Midway.
  • She makes a small appearance in the anime, letting Shimakaze sleep on her lap and further displaying her motherly character.
  • She would have had a sister ship, the IJN Shokaku, which was cancelled in 1922 according to the Washington Naval Treaty; Shoukaku was used for the new Fleet Carrier class following Hiryuu and Soryuu instead.

See Also

Houshou Class Light Carriers
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Ise Ise · Hyuuga
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Taiyou Taiyou
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Hiyou Hiyou · Jun'you
Ryuuhou Ryuuhou
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