Taigei 大鯨
Seiyuu Ogura Yui (小倉唯) Availability Drop
Artist Kujou Ichiso (玖条イチソ) Implementation 2014/06/06



No.184 大鯨

Taigei Class Submarine Tender

Taigei Card
Icon HP HP 39 (41) Icon Gun Firepower 5 (15)
Icon Armor Armor 15 (37) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion Evasion 24 (39) Icon AA AA 16 (36)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 8 Icon ASW ASW 0
Icon Speed Speed Slow Icon LOS LOS 24 (48)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 20 (59)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 35 AmmoKai Ammo 10
Build Time Slots
Unbuildable 3
Stock Equipment Space
GreenGunDP 12.7cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount12.7cm Twin High-angle Gun Mount 010 Card 2
GreenGunMG Bi Type 40mm Twin Autocannon MountBi Type 40mm Twin Autocannon Mount 092 Card 3
Xx c - Unequipped - 3
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Modernization Bonus
Icon AA+1 Icon Armor+2
Scrap Value
FuelKai 2 AmmoKai 2 SteelKai 12 BauxiteKai 2
Category Equipment that can be improved with Taigei as helper ship not found



No.185 龍鳳

Ryuuhou Class Light Carrier

Ryuuhou Card
Icon HP HP 39 (41) Icon Gun Firepower 0 (20)
Icon Armor Armor 18 (38) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion Evasion 27 (49) Icon AA AA 24 (48)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 31 Icon ASW ASW 0
Icon Speed Speed Slow Icon LOS LOS 28 (64)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 20 (69)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 35 AmmoKai Ammo 35
Remodel Level Slots
Level 25 (Item Icon Remodel Blueprint) 3
Stock Equipment Space
GreenPlane Type 0 Fighter Model 21Type 0 Fighter Model 21 020 Card 18
BluePlane Type 97 Torpedo BomberType 97 Torpedo Bomber 016 Card 7
Xx c - Unequipped - 6
- Locked - -
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
AmmoKai 450 SteelKai 700
Modernization Bonus
Icon AA+2 Icon Armor+2
Scrap Value
FuelKai 2 AmmoKai 3 SteelKai 13 BauxiteKai 4
Category Equipment that can be improved with Ryuuhou as helper ship not found

Second Upgrade

Ryuuhou Kai

No.190 龍鳳改

Ryuuhou Class Light Carrier

Ryuuhou Kai Card
Icon HP HP 48 (50) Icon Gun Firepower 0 (32)
Icon Armor Armor 24 (57) Icon Torpedo Torpedo 0
Icon Evasion Evasion 30 (62) Icon AA AA 28 (62)
Icon Aircraft Aircraft 45 Icon ASW ASW 0
Icon Speed Speed Slow Icon LOS LOS 30 (74)
Icon Range Range Short Icon Luck Luck 24 (79)
Resource Consumption
FuelKai Fuel 35 AmmoKai Ammo 40
Remodel Level Slots
Level 50 4
Stock Equipment Space
GreenPlane Type 0 Fighter Model 52Type 0 Fighter Model 52 021 Card 21
BluePlane Type 97 Torpedo Bomber (931 Air Group)Type 97 Torpedo Bomber (931 Air Group) 082 Card 9
GreenGunMG 12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher12cm 30-tube Rocket Launcher 051 Card 9
Xx c - Unequipped - 6
Extra Statistics
Remodel Cost
AmmoKai 550 SteelKai 450
Modernization Bonus
Icon AA+2 Icon Armor+2
Scrap Value
FuelKai 4 AmmoKai 8 SteelKai 24 BauxiteKai 5
[Edit]Ryuuhou Kai Equipment Bonuses
Equipment Extra Requirement Icon Gun Icon Torpedo Icon AA Icon ASW Icon LOS Icon Armor Icon Evasion Note
GreenPlaneType 96 FighterType 96 Fighter 019 Card +1 +1
GreenPlaneType 96 Fighter KaiType 96 Fighter Kai 228 Card +1 +2 +1
Night Torpedo Bomber IconPrototype Type 97 Torpedo Bomber Kai No. 3 Model E (w/ Type 6 Airborne Radar Kai)Prototype Type 97 Torpedo Bomber Kai No. 3 Model E (w Type 6 Airborne Radar Kai) 344 Card +4 +1
Night Torpedo Bomber IconPrototype Type 97 Torpedo Bomber Kai (Skilled) No. 3 Model E (w/ Type 6 Airborne Radar Kai)Prototype Type 97 Torpedo Bomber Kai (Skilled) No. 3 Model E (w Type 6 Airborne Radar Kai) 345 Card +5 +1 +2
YellowPlaneType 2 Reconnaissance AircraftType 2 Reconnaissance Aircraft 061 Card (★2-3) +1
(★4-5) +1 +1
(★6-9) +1 +2
(★MAX) +2 +3
[Edit]Ryuuhou Equipment Bonuses
Equipment Extra Requirement Icon Gun Icon Torpedo Icon AA Icon ASW Icon LOS Icon Armor Icon Evasion Note
GreenPlaneType 96 FighterType 96 Fighter 019 Card +1 +1
GreenPlaneType 96 Fighter KaiType 96 Fighter Kai 228 Card +1 +2 +1
YellowPlaneType 2 Reconnaissance AircraftType 2 Reconnaissance Aircraft 061 Card (★2-3) +1
(★4-5) +1 +1
(★6-9) +1 +2
(★MAX) +2 +3



Event Japanese English Note
Play Introduction こんにちわあ。潜水母艦大鯨です。不束者ですが、よろしくお願い致します。 Good day, I'm Submarine Tender Taigei. I may be inexperienced, but I am glad to be of service.
Play Ryuuhou 潜水母艦改装空母の、龍鳳です。航空母艦として、私、頑張ります! Carrier Ryuuhou, remodeled from a Submarine Tender. I'll once again try my best as a carrier!
Play Library 潜水母艦、大鯨です。
I'm Submarine Tender Taigei.
I serve as flagship of submarine fleets in order to support operations through supplies and usage of scout planes.
I have also been designed as a carrier backup to be converted if it is needed. I'll do my best!
Play Ryuuhou 潜水母艦改装空母の龍鳳です。
Carrier Ryuuhou, remodeled from a Submarine Tender.
My speed was not up to plan specifications as there were issues with changing the boilers, but I have an enhanced flight deck and armaments as this Light Carrier class.
Carrier Ryuuhou, giving it her all!
Play Secretary 1 なんでしょうかあ? What is iiittt?
Play Ryuuhou はい、出撃ですか? Yes, is it a sortie?
Play Secretary 2 潜水艦と編成ですか?お任せください! Assigning me with submarines? Just leave it to me!
Play Ryuuhou 不幸…?運が悪い…?え、私が!?そんなこと無いです! Unfortunate...? Bad luck? Eh, me?! That's just not true!
Play Ryuuhou Kai えっ!?機動部隊の出撃ですか!? Eh?! A sortie for the mobile squadron?
Play Secretary 3 えっと、この中ですか?玉ねぎや馬鈴薯…あと…補給用の魚雷とか…です…はい… Um, you're asking me what's in here? Onions, potatoes... and torpedoes for supply use... yeah...
Play Ryuuhou ドーリットル?何か、ちょっと苦手な響きの言葉ですね…何もしない…?何…? Doolittle? Somehow, the word doesn't ring well with me... Don't do anything...? Huh...? She was the only IJN vessel bombed during the Doolittle raid, which delayed her launch as CVL.
Play Ryuuhou Kai もう!輸送艦や防空砲台じゃなくて、私、空母です、空母! Geez! I'm not a transport, nor an anti-air cannon stand! I'm a carrier, a carrier you know! Ryuuhou was left as a AAA stand in Kure till the end of war due to damages suffered.
Play Idle て・い・と・く、提督!あ、あの…潜水艦作戦は……あっ、しばらくお休み…そ、そうですか…いえ、なんでもないんです…はい…… A-D-M-I-R-A-L~ Admiral! U-um... about the submarine operations... Ah, a short break... I-I see... No, it's nothing... mmhm... Give the subs a rest from running 2-3, okay?
Play Ryuuhou て・い・と・く?提督!あ、あの、空母機動部隊の出撃は?…あ…えっと…暫くお休み?…そ、そうですか…あ、はい… A-D-M-I-R-A-L~ Admiral! Um... is Carrier Task Force deploying? Ah, a short break... I-I see, right...
Play Secretary Married 提督、お疲れではないですか?私、潜水母艦なので、居住性はちょっと自信あります。 Aren't you a little tired, admiral? As I am a Submarine Tender, I am quite confident in my livability.
Play Ryuuhou 提督、お疲れではないですか?私の飛行甲板で少しお休みになられますか?はい! Aren't you tired, admiral? Want to take a quick nap on my flight deck? Please do!
Play Wedding 提督…こんな私を、生まれたままの姿で育ててくれて、本当にありがとうございます…いつも、はい、いつも、感謝しています。いつまでも、提督といっしょに… Admiral... I thank you from the bottom of my heart for raising me in my default form. I will always, yes, always be thankful. I'll always be besides you...
Play Ryuuhou 提督、改装空母の私をここまで育ててくれて、本当にありがとうございます。いつも、いつも感謝しています。いつまでも、いつまでも提督の機動部隊に、私…! Admiral... I thank you from the bottom of my heart for raising me as a remodeled carrier. I will always, yes, always be thankful. I'll always, always be part of the admiral's mobile squadron!
Play Looking At Scores 提督?状況把握ですね、大切ですね。 Admiral? I see you're grasping the situation. It sure is important.
Play Ryuuhou 提督、どんな状況ですか? 大丈夫? Admiral, what is the situation like? Is it okay?
Play Joining A Fleet 潜水艦隊旗艦、大鯨、出撃します! Submarine Fleet flagship, Taigei, heading out!
Play Ryuuhou はい! 航空母艦「龍鳳」、抜錨します! Okay! Carrier Ryuuhou, casting off!
Play Ryuuhou Kai 空母龍鳳の本当の力、お見せしたいと思います! I'd like to show the true power of the Carrier Ryuuhou!
Play Equipment 1 まあ~!ありがとうございます! Oh my! Thank you!
Play Ryuuhou 嬉しいです、ありがとうございます! I'm so happy! Thank you!
Play Ryuuhou Kai 天山って、可愛いと思うんです、私。 I do think the Tenzan are adorable.
Play Equipment 2 ほんとに?ちょっと嬉しいかも。 My, really? I feel a little glad, I suppose.
Play Ryuuhou これなら、敵艦載機に負けません! With this, I won't lose to the enemy's planes! The cause of Marianas Turkey Shoot were also attributed to pilot experience, training and tactics apart from equipment disparities.
Play Equipment 3 嬉しいかも。 I'm glad, I suppose.
Play Ryuuhou やりましたね! We did it!
 ⇧ shared with expedition selection, resource collection, instant repair and development
Play Supply はい、ありがとうございます。 Yes, thank you.
Play Ryuuhou 艦載機の補充も、感謝いたします! Thank you for replenishing my planes! Nearly all of Ryuuhou's planes were lost in the Marianas Turkey Shoot.
Play Docking Minor ごめんなさい、ちょっとお風呂に…。 Sorry, I'll be using the bath for a little while.
Play Ryuuhou ちょっとお風呂入りますね。 I'll just be in the bath.
Play Docking Major すみません、また少しお風呂に…うぅ、電気溶接だとダメなのかしら……。 Apologies, I'll be in the bath a little longer... Hmm, I guess electrical welding is no good... Taigei's hull was warped during construction due to inexperience with arc welding, and she had to be returned to dry dock for repairs shortly after launching. She also had hull weld failures during the Fourth Fleet incident requiring even more repairs.
Play Ryuuhou すみません。ちょっと、長いお風呂になるかも Apologies. This may be a long bath. No need to apologize when Ryuuhou's last bath didn't even start after the March 19 attack which made her irreparable to combat-fit status.
Play Docking Complete 良かったわぁ。修理完了みたいです。 Thank goodness, it seems like the reparation has been completed.
Play Ryuuhou 良かったぁ。修理完了みたい。 Thank goodness, it seems like the reparation has been completed.
Play Construction まあ!新しいお仲間が来たみたいです。 Oh my! Seems like a new friend has joined us.
Play Ryuuhou 新しい仲間が来たみたい。 Seems like a new friend has come.
Play Returning From Sortie 無事帰ってきました。よかったあ。 The fleet has safely returned. What a relief.
Play Ryuuhou 今回も無事帰って来れました。よかったぁ。 We've returned safely this time too. Phew.
Play Ryuuhou Kai 無事に母港に戻って来れました。よかったぁ。 The fleet has returned safely. What a relief.
Play Starting A Sortie 潜水母艦、大鯨、抜錨しますね! Submarine Tender, Taigei, cast off!
Play Ryuuhou 機動部隊、出撃です! 勝つ気で参ります! Task force, deploying. I'll go with determination to win!
Play Battle Start 敵艦発見!…ど…どうしましょう……! Enemy fleet sighted! ...W-what should I do?
Play Ryuuhou 気持ちいい…第一攻撃隊、発艦! This feels great... First assault squad, launch!
Play Air Battle (Ryuuhou) 七面鳥ですか?! 誰が…私の…? いいえ、精鋭たちです!侮らないで! Turkey?! Are you saying I'm one? I'm sorry, but we're the elite. Don't underestimate us! The IJN's greatly reduced naval air power led to the so-called 'Turkey Shoot' at the Marianas, where planes were shot down quite easily by the US fleet
Play Ryuuhou Kai 私達、改装空母をなめないで! Don't make light of us remodeled carriers!
Play Attack えっ!?えーっと…こ、攻撃!? Eh?! Err... f-fire?!
Play Ryuuhou 続けていきます! 龍鳳、攻撃隊、発艦! There's more coming! Ryuuhou assault squadron, launch! The 2 waves of planes Ryuuhou sent out were lost in the Marianas Turkey Shoot.
Play Ryuuhou Kai 艦載機があれば、私だって! Even I can fight if I have planes!
 ⇧ shared with day/night special attacks, support expedition team arrival
Play Night Battle この武装で艦隊戦は…無理かもー! A fleet battle with these armaments... it might be impossible!
Play Ryuuhou 追撃に移行します。全艦、突撃! Moving into the chase. All ships, launch assault!
Play Night Attack 当たって…当たってぇー! Hit, please hit!
Play MVP えっ…嘘…わ、わたし!?…あっ、ありがとうございます…が、頑張ります! Eh... no way! M-me?! T-thank you so much... I'll keep giving it my all!
Play Ryuuhou 私の艦載機が活躍したの? や、やったー! これが空母の、龍鳳の力なんです! My planes did great? H-hurray! This is the strength of the Carrier Ryuuhou! Not the case in the Marianas Turkey Shoot unfortunately.
Play Minor Damage 1 きゃーっ! Eek!
Play Ryuuhou きゃあ~! Eek!
Play Minor Damage 2 やっ…やめてください! P-please stop!
Play Ryuuhou やだ!飛行甲板の格納庫が!! Oh no, my flight deck hangar! Ryuuhou's hangar was hit by TF58 aircrafts on March 19, 1945. The attack effectively put her out of combat and she was left sitting in Kure on AA duties till the end of the war.
Play Major Damage ちょ…直撃!?もっ…もうやだぁ……排水を急いで!沈んじゃう…! Wha- a direct hit?! N-no more... increase the rate of draining! I'm gonna sink...!
Play Ryuuhou やられました…エレベーターが……でも、まだ大丈夫、沈みません! They got me! The elevator has been... but don't worry, I'm not sinking! Ryuuhou's elevators were so damaged on March 19 that the portion of flight deck between them bulged upwards.
Play Sunk え…私、沈むの…?…これが…みずの…なか…… Eh... I'm... sinking? So this is what it's like... to be in the water...
Play Ryuuhou 空母として、沈むのね…今度は活躍、できた…かな? Sinking as a carrier... did I manage to accomplish a lot this time...?

Hourly Notifications (Ryuuhou)Edit

Time Japanese English Note
Play 00:00 ちょうど午前零時です。すっかり深夜ですね。お疲れじゃないですか? It's midnight now. It sure has gotten late. Are you tired?
Play 01:00 マルヒトマルマル。提督、深夜ですよ? 0100. Admiral, it's already late into the night, you know?
Play 02:00 マルフタマルマル。提督、お休みにならなくていいのですか? 0200. Admiral, are you sure you don't need to rest?
Play 03:00 マルサンマルマル。ふはぁ、私も少し眠くなってしまいました…だ、大丈夫!ふあぁ… 0300. Geez, I'm starting to feel a little sleepy, too... I-I'm fine! Yawn...
Play 04:00 マルヨンマルマル。だ、大丈夫です!格納庫の天山数えて起きているので、大丈夫。 0400. D-don't worry! I've been keeping myself awake by counting the number of Tenzan in my hangar.
Play 05:00 マルゴーマルマル。提督、朝です!お早いですね?まさか、徹夜でしょうか… 0500. It's morning, Admiral! You're up early... don't tell me you stayed up all night...
Play 06:00 マルロクマルマル。朝ごはんは何がいいですか?流石に朝からカレーは重いですよね… 0600. What should we have for breakfast? I guess curry is a little too heavy for the morning...
Play 07:00 マルナナマルマル。提督、朝ごはんはお味噌汁と卵焼き、鮭の切り身を焼いてみました。さぁ、召し上がれ! 0700. Admiral, I tried making miso soup with fried eggs along with fried salmon fillets for breakfast. Dig in!
Play 08:00 マルハチマルマル。さぁ、今日も元気に頑張りましょう!ね?提督!? 0800. Now, let's get through the day with zeal! Right, admiral?
Play 09:00 マルキュウマルマル。鎮守府のお掃除もしたいですね。私、掃き掃除しますね! 0900. I want to clean the base. I'm off to do some sweeping!
Play 10:00 ヒトマルマルマル。けっこうホコリも溜まっていますね。提督も一緒に、はい、これ持って? 1000. There sure is dust gathered. Give me a hand, Admiral. Here, hold this.
Play 11:00 ヒトヒトマルマル。お掃除すると、お腹がすきますね…お昼ご飯は何にしましょうか? 1100. Cleaning sure makes you hungry. What shall we have for lunch?
Play 12:00 ヒトフタマルマル。今日のお昼ご飯は、大げぇ…じゃなかった、龍鳳特製カレーです! 1200. Lunch today is Taige--er, I mean, Ryuuhou's specialty curry!
Play 13:00 ヒトサンマルマル。龍鳳特製カレー、いかがでしたか?馬鈴薯もおいしいでしょ? 1300. How was my specialty curry? The potato was good too, right?
Play 14:00 ヒトヨンマルマル。提督、あのぉ、そろそろ本格的な機動部隊を…あ、まだ?…はいぃ… 1400. Um, Admiral, it's time for the mobile squadron to- ah, not yet? Okay...
Play 15:00 ヒトゴーマルマル。提督、そろそろ本格的に、空母機動部隊が出撃ですよね?…ね!? 1500. Admiral, it's now time for the carrier squadron to sortie, right? Right?
Play 16:00 ヒトロクマルマル。なんだか、夕焼け空が綺麗…もう夕方ですね。 1600. The seared sky sure is beautiful... it's already evening, huh.
Play 17:00 ヒトナナマルマル。そろそろ、お夕食の準備をしないと。提督、何がいいでしょう? 1700. Have to prepare dinner soon. What would you like, Admiral?
Play 18:00 ヒトハチマルマル。お昼はカレーですし、夜は少し凝ったものがいいでしょうか… 1800. Since we had curry for lunch, I guess we should have something more exquisite...
Play 19:00 ヒトキュウマルマル。提督、今晩はフーカデンビーフにしてみました。どうでしょう? 1900. Admiral, I tried making Fricandeau Beef. How is it? A type of beef mixed with egg and onion and cooked in a roughly oval/tube shape.
Play 20:00 フタマルマルマル。フーカデンビーフ、いかがでしたか?…ふふ、良かったぁ! 2000. How was the Fricandeau Beef? Hehe... great to hear!
Play 21:00 フタヒトマルマル。提督、洗い物片付けたら、明日の作戦の計画を立てましょう? 2100. Admiral, want to go draft up tomorrow's operation plans after we clean up?
Play 22:00 フタフタマルマル。明日こそ、本格的な空母機動部隊による出撃を…ね、提督!? 2200. Tomorrow WILL be the day when the mobile squadron get to sortie... Right, Admiral?!
Play 23:00 フタサンマルマル。提督、本日も一日、大変お疲れ様でした。明日も頑張りましょう? 2300. Admiral, this sure has been another tiring day. Shall we also do our best tomorrow?

Seasonal QuotesEdit

Event Japanese English Note
Christmas 2016
て・い・と・く♪ クリスマスですね。 私、腕を奮っちゃいます! お料理のリクエスがあったら、言ってくださいね? Ad~mi~ral~♪ It's Christmas. I'm gonna show you everything I've got! If you have any cooking requests, please let me know, okay? As Ryuuhou
As Taigei/Ryuuhou.
Early Summer 2016
て…い…と…く、え?なんですか?水着ですか?一応用意してあるのですが…え?今ですか?夏まで待っててくださいね。 Ad-mi-ra-l! Eh, what is it? A swimsuit, is it? I did have one prepared, just in case, but... Eh? Right now? Please patiently wait until summer, alright? As Taigei
Late Fall 2017
As Ryuuhou
As Taigei/Ryuuhou
New Year 2016
提督、あ、あの・・・潜水母艦、いいですよね?必要ですよね?ああ、よかった!はい、潜水艦たちのお世話はお任せ下さい! Admiral... ah, um... submarine tenders sure are nice, aren't they? They're a necessity, right? Ah, thank goodness! Yes, leave the care of the submarines to me! As Taigei
New Year 2016
提督、あ、あの・・・低速軽空母だって十分戦えますよね?ね?私、信じてます! Admiral, ah, um... even as a slow light aircraft carrier, I'm still sufficient enough for battles, right? Right? I believe so! As Ryuuhou
New Year 2017
て、い、と、く?提督、新年あけましておめでとうございます。本年もどうぞ宜しくお願い致します。 Commander, Happy New Year. Please look after me this year too! As Ryuuhou
As Taigei/Ryuuhou
Sanma 2016
艦隊で秋刀魚漁支援ですか?了解しました!あ、磯風さんも準備万端ですね~よし! Supporting the saury fishing with the rest of the fleet? Affirmative! Ah, Isokaze-san is fully prepared as well, aren't you. Alright then! As Taigei
Sanma 2016
艦隊全力で秋刀魚漁支援ですか?龍鳳、了解しました!磯風さん、浜風さんも、準備万端ですね? Supporting the saury fishing with the fleet's full force? Affirmative! Isokaze-san, Hamakaze-san, are your preparations done? As Ryuuhou
Setsubun 2017
節分なんですけど…潜水艦の子たちが…痛い!や、やだ!いた!も、もういやだ!あーやめて!もう降参だからー! It's Setsubun, isn't it...Oh no, there's those Submarine kids...Ow! Noooo! Ow! Please no more! Noo, stop it! I told you to stop that alreadyyy! As Taigei
See the seasonal lines of the submarines.
Setsubun 2017
節分なんですけど…さすがに空母になった私には潜水艦の子たちは…痛い!え?どうして?いた!いたたたた!も、もう、もうやめて!どうして?もう! It's Setsubun isn't it....Well naturally now that I've become a carrier I'll be safe from those Submarine ki-OW! Eh? Why me? Ow! Owowowowowow! Please, Please stop it! Why is it still me? Jeez! As Ryuuhou
Fifth Anniversary
As Taigei

Character Edit

Appearance Edit

  • As Taigei, she is depicted as having pinkish-red eyes and has dark purple hair that reaches her shoulders tied in low twintails with hair flaps and an ahoge, she also has sizeable bust. On her neck, she wears a blue necklace known as a magatama. Her usual outfit consists of a white serafuku with blue accents with a red necktie and blue miniskirt with white accents to contrast the color of her necktie, along with wearing black pantyhose. She wears an apron with an image of a whale (as her name suggests) over her serafuku. Her rigging is placed on her back and she is seen carrying a bag of torpedoes and a bucket of food, due to her role as a submarine tender. An AA turret is seen on her left wrist. She wears sandals with small rudders acting as heels.
  • Upon remodeling to Ryuuhou, she is typically seen wearing a muneate and black yugake (a type of glove, the type that Ryuuhou is seen wearing is a three-fingered glove, also known as mitsugake) on her right hand Despite her now wearing a pink kimono, she still wears her serafuku that she wore pre-remodel underneath it, albeit its collar and her matching dress now being pink with white accents. She also gains a whale-shaped hairpin and a white hairband. Like most of the carriers in the game, her combat gear now includes a bow and a quiver, with her flight deck located on her left shoulders. Her AA turret is now located beside her smokestack on her rigging.
  • As Ryuuhou Kai, her serafuku's collar is now green with white accents, as is her matching dress; similarly, she now wears a green kimono, but retains her muneate. Her necktie is now tied in a different manner, and gains a gold radar-shaped hairpin, located on her left hair flap, but loses her magatama. Her flight deck is now larger and gains a green color along with a camouflage pattern, and gains an extra AA turret located on her right knee. Her hair flaps now gradually fade to a green color, as opposed to gradually fading to white as Ryuuhou and Taigei.

Personality Edit

  • As Taigei is a submarine tender, she is depicted as a motherly figure and given a very caring personality. Her motherly attitude is not just shown towards her admiral, but also includes submarines along with other ships on some occasions depending on the artist. In her hourly notification, Taigei can be considered to be a good cook. Due to her caring attitude, she has been nicknamed "Mama Whale" by fans, referring to her personality and name.
  • As her lines suggest, Taigei has a tendency to speak in first person and speaks in a soft-spoken manner. Much like Yamato and Houshou she have quality being a "Yamato Nadeshiko"
  • Upon remodeling, her personality doesn't change much, but she has shown the same caring attitude toward her airplanes.
  • She is known to call her Admiral in a unique way: "A-D-M-I-R-A-L~ Admiral!" (て・い・と・く、提督!)


  • Started as a Submarine Tender until December 1941, when conversion into a Light Aircraft Carrier began.
  • Was the only major IJN vessel to be struck during the Doolittle Raid, which delayed her launch as a CVL.
  • Last Aircraft Carrier to sail overseas from Japan.
  • Ryuuhou's hair band bears resemblance to the Ensign of Japan Post (Japan's Postal service).
  • Ryuuhou's Kai art is based on her real-life camouflage.
  • "Taigei" means "big whale", thus the design on her Taigei form's dress and Ryuuhou form's hairpin. "Ryuuhou" means "dragon phoenix".
  • She is one of 5 ships in-game that were released with a second remodel in the same update. The others are U-511 ,GangutKasuga Maru & Luigi Torelli

Historical NoteEdit

Designed as a seagoing submarine tender, with floatplane facilities for scouting purposes, Taigei entered service in 1934. She was built with very high freeboard and shallow draught, which meant she was a very poor seaboat. Added to her extensively welded construction, which proved very defective, meant that she was a most unsatisfactory and unsuccessful ship.

In 1941, she was rebuilt and re-entered service as the light fleet carrier Ryuuhou. Her diesel engines were replaced with destroyer turbines in an attempt to give her higher speed, but due to displacement and dimension adjustments, she remained a very unsuccessful conversion of an already unsuccessful design. Her weak hull and poor internal sub-division severely limited her usefulness, resulting in little frontline service.

She was damaged in the Battle of the Philippine Sea and then severely damaged near Kure on 19 March 1945 by Task Force 58. She was considered a total loss and struck from the Navy List on November 30, 1945 with her scrapping occurring in 1946.

See Also

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