Houshou 鳳翔
Seiyuu Suzaki Aya (洲崎綾) Availability Construction (Normal)
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Artist Shibafu (しばふ) Implementation 2013/04/23

Basic

Houshou

No.25 鳳翔

Houshou Class Light Carrier

Houshou Card.png
Statistics
Icon HP.png HP 30 (32) Icon Gun.png Firepower 0 (19)
Icon Armor.png Armor 15 (39) Icon Torpedo.png Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion.png Evasion 24 (39) Icon AA.png AA 10 (29)
Icon Aircraft.png Aircraft 19 Icon ASW.png ASW 0
Icon Speed.png Speed Slow Icon LOS.png LOS 32 (69)
Icon Range.png Range Short Icon Luck.png Luck 20 (69)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai.png Fuel 25 AmmoKai.png Ammo 25
Build Time Slots
02:00:00 (Normal) 2
Stock Equipment Space
Carrier-based Dive Bomber Type 99 Dive BomberType 99 Dive Bomber 023 Card.png 8
Xx c.png - Unequipped - 11
- Locked - -
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Modernization Bonus
AA+1 Armor+2
Scrap Value
Fuel 2 Ammo 1 Steel 12 Bauxite 2
Improvement

Upgrade

Houshou Kai

No.25 鳳翔改

Houshou Class Light Carrier

Houshou Kai Card.png
Statistics
Icon HP.png HP 40 (42) Icon Gun.png Firepower 0 (29)
Icon Armor.png Armor 25 (49) Icon Torpedo.png Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion.png Evasion 24 (59) Icon AA.png AA 15 (39)
Icon Aircraft.png Aircraft 42 Icon ASW.png ASW 0
Icon Speed.png Speed Slow Icon LOS.png LOS 35 (79)
Icon Range.png Range Short Icon Luck.png Luck 30 (79)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai.png Fuel 30 AmmoKai.png Ammo 30
Remodel Level Slots
Level 25 3
Stock Equipment Space
Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft Type 0 Fighter Model 52Type 0 Fighter Model 52 021 Card.png 14
Carrier-based Torpedo Bomber Type 97 Torpedo BomberType 97 Torpedo Bomber 016 Card.png 16
Xx c.png - Unequipped - 12
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
Ammo 150 Steel 350
Modernization Bonus
AA+2 Armor+2
Scrap Value
Fuel 3 Ammo 4 Steel 15 Bauxite 4
Improvement
[Edit]Houshou Equipment Bonuses
Equipment Extra Requirement Firepower Torpedo Attack Anti-Air Anti-Submarine View Range Armor Evasion Note
FighterType 96 FighterType 96 Fighter 019 Card.png +1 +1 +1 +2
FighterType 96 Fighter KaiType 96 Fighter Kai 228 Card.png +1 +3 +2 +3
Reconnaissance AircraftType 2 Reconnaissance AircraftType 2 Reconnaissance Aircraft 061 Card.png (★2-3) +1
(★4-5) +1 +1
(★6-9) +1 +2
(★MAX) +2 +3

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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Event Japanese English Note
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).
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.
Secretary 1
よい風ですね Pleasant wind, isn't it?
Kai
お茶にしましょうか Shall we have some tea? Probably green tea. Don't fight with Kongou.
Secretary 2
お茶にしましょうか Shall we have some tea? See above.
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..?)

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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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?
Equipment 3
大丈夫ね All right!
 ⇧ shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development
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...
Kai
提督、ありがとうございます。 Admiral, thank you very much.
Docking Minor
そうですね、少しだけお休みします。 Yes, I'll take a little rest.
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
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.
Construction
新しい子たちが来るみたいね It looks like a new girl is here!
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.
Starting A Sortie
鳳翔、出撃いたします Houshou will commence action!
Battle Start
風向き…良し!航空部隊、発艦! Wind direction... Check! Air unit, take off!
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.
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
Night Battle
やる時は…やるのです! I shall do it when I must!
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.
Minor Damage 1
ああっ! 飛行甲板が! Uhn!? My flight deck...!
Minor Damage 2
あぁぁっ! Eek!
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!
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 Quotes[edit | edit source]

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
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
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
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
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
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
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 2017
Hinamatsuri 2017
White Day 2017
Spring 2017
Fourth Anniversary 2017
Rainy Season 2017
Rainy Season 2017
Early Summer 2017
Mid-Summer 2017
Fall 2017
Sanma 2017
Late Fall 2017
Eve Of Battle
Fall 2017 Event
Christmas 2017
End Of Year 2017
New Year 2018
Setsubun 2018
Valentines Day 2018
Eve Of Battle 2018
Winter 2018 Event
White Day 2018 Event
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Fifth Anniversary 2018
Rainy Season 2018
Summer 2018
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Christmas 2018
End Of Year 2018
New Year 2019
Setsubun 2019
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Character[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Personality[edit | edit source]

  • 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).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Her name literally translates as "phoenix in flight" (鳳=phoenix, 翔=soar/fly).
  • Hoshou was the first IJN carrier, and the first vessel in the world that was designed and built as an aircraft carrier, not converted.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Scrapping began September 2, 1946 after the mission of repatriations was over.
  • 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 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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