|Airdate||January 7th, 2015|
|Advanced Screening||Dec. 27th, 2014|
Newly-assigned Fubuki joins a 'Guardian Office' & is interrupted during a tour to sortie against a mysterious enemy.
|Newly-assigned Fubuki arrives at a 'Guardian Office', where she meets Mutsuki. After exchanging greetings, Mutsuki begins a tour, during which shots of Mamiya with the Akatsuki Class & docks with Shiratsuyu, Shigure, Murasame, & one other flash by. During a destroyer dorm stop, they meet Yuudachi, who is roped into the tour as well. Sendai & Jintsuu drop by due to Sendai's excitement while Naka is seen outside, promoting her idol activities to Asashio while Kagerou, Samidare, & others walk by.
A fight scene interrupts, with Kuma engaging a Destroyer I-Class, along with Tama & Atago, while one of Shoukaku's fighters investigates a dark weather anomaly. In a command center, Ooyodo manages radio communications with Shoukaku for Nagato & Mutsu, as they track hostiles.
Back at the base, Tone runs by, leading a destroyer procession of Shimakaze, Ikazuchi, Inazuma, & Kisaragi. When Fubuki, Mutsuki, & Yuudachi stop in a classroom, a flustered Fubuki awkwardly describes her experience & is interrupted by planes. Seeing them, Yuudachi & Mutsuki introduce the 1st Carrier Division of Akagi & Kaga. Making their next stop the the carrier training grounds, they witness Akagi in practice, with Kaga looking on. When spotted by Kaga, Fubuki causes them to be stopped, leading to an exchange of greetings.
The next stop is the galley, where they partake in parfaits along with Kitakami & Ooi. Before they get to enjoy; however, a siren activates, notifying them along with Asashio, Ooshio, Michishio, Yuubari, & others.
After a cut with Shibafu image of Fubuki, Ooyodo starts the briefing to those assembled at a port - Jintsuu, Fubuki, Mutsuki, Yuudachi, Sendai, Naka, Akagi, Kaga, Ikazuchi, Inazuma, Souryuu, Hiryuu, Kongo, Hiei, Akatsuki, Hibiki, Yuubari, & Mogami. Nagato takes over, describing the situation with the hostiles, the Abyssal Fleet, as parts of the expeditionary fleet rests in the docks - those being Haruna, Kirishima, Shokaku, Tama, & Kuma. An image of the Abyssal Fleet detachment is shown, spearheaded by Anchorage Hime & consisting of various units.
The assigned fleets depart, in a snazzy launch sequence where, strangely, Fubuki appears to have difficulties. The First Fleet consists of the Sendai, Jintsuu, Naka, Mutsuki, Yuudachi, & Fubuki. The Second Fleet consists of Inazuma, Hiryuu, Kaga, Akagi, Souryuu, & Ikazuchi. The Third Fleet consists of Kongo, Hiei, Akatsuki, Hibiki, Mogami, & Yuubari.
Troubles arise in the first fleet, where Fubuki seems inexperienced. It turns out she has no experience, but with coaxing from the others, she pushes on. They encounter a detachment of Destroyer Ha-Classes, but Destroyer Ro-Classes interrupt their success. During repositioning & engagement, Fubuki shaken up by a near hit. During further repoositioning, the Third Fleet is shown engaging & taking damage as well.
Suddenly, Fubuki is ambushed by a Destroyer I-Class Elite. It's lunge misses. It aims for a point-blank shot. However, it is struck - Sendai, Jintsuu, & Naka are rushing to her aid. During a second lunge, Fubuki fails to halt it.
The Second Fleet's air wing strikes, with Type 21 Zeroes sinking the Destroyer I-Class Elite & protecting Fubuki. Akagi & Kaga sortie another wave, Type 99 Dive Bombers, wreaking havoc. Yet when angling for Anchorage Hime, they fail to penetrate her defenses. As she begins a counterattack, Hiei & Kongo attack her as well. Unfortunately, no joy. Akagi launches a third wave, Type 97 Torpedo Bombers. They crack her defenses & the Type 99 Dive Bombers wrap things up.
The others can only admire Akagi & Kaga in the carrier's trademark pose.
Indeed, Nagato is pleased by the results.
As the day comes to a close, Fubuki somberly stares into the sunset upon a cliff. However, the admiral takes time now to step in & reinvigorate Fubuki, sending her back to the rest of the First Fleet as they wind down from the day.
|Airdate||January 14th, 2015|
|Episode 1||Episode 3|
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