The Shoukaku-class ships wear a shorterned miko uniform with arm bracers and thigh boots with propellers protuding from them. Like most archer carriers, they wield a bow, their flight deck is attached to one of their arms and wear muneate but theirs has a kana inscribed on it ("シ" in this case).
For her second remodels, she has two forms that she can remodel between. A Normal Carrier Form (Kai2) at level 80, which can field the second highest number of planes with a balanced arrangement and an Armored Carrier Form (Kai2A) at level 88, which gives her better armoring, the strongest potential firepower of all carriers and the ability to launch planes at moderate damage for the price of a lower plane count and higher maintenance costs. These remodels are noted to be hypothetical.
In both forms, she wears a more refined version of her original clothes and gear, with a different boot design (simple thighhighs with bulky shoes) as well as tasuki. She is given a full-size yumi instead of the shorter bow she previously used as well as upgraded anti-air guns to her waist gear.
For Kai2, she has a wooden flight deck and an uniformly red hairband.
For Kai2A, it's now a black armored flight deck and a tan hairband with a white stripe. Armor plating has been attached to her thighs.
For a promotion with Japan Airlines about the Sasebo Naval District's 130th anniversary, Shoukaku was picked as a promotional character due to her name. Shoukaku's outfit in this promotion features a white turtleneck, a long red skirt, pantyhose and pumps. Her headband has been replaced by a similar hairband, tilted to the same position, featuring the JAL logo in white. She is carrying a purse and wheeling along some luggage.
Personality and trivia
Shoukaku is depicted as an "ideal Japanese housewife" stereotype. She is generally depicted as a calm, gentle, and polite woman. This references her career in which she were often damaged in battle and frequently sent back to the Japanese homeland for repairs, which can be interpretated as her stay at home for "housekeeping". Because of her "perfect" personality, she is a frequent target of netorare works.
Since the relationship between Zuikaku and Kaga became more popular following the anime, Shoukaku is often paired with Akagi as a counterpart to the ZuiKaga couple. An alternative pairing appearing as of the Summer 2020 event is a pairing with Hornet.
Shoukaku-class aircraft carriers
- Zuikaku (Kancolle)
- Shoukaku (Azur Lane) (who shares oddly similar attributes)
- Shoukaku (Warship Girls R)
- Shoukaku (Blue Oath)
- Shoukaku (Black Surge Night)