江風, lit. "River Wind".
The personification of the Japanese destroyer Kawakaze in Kantai Collection.
Character design by Kujou Ichiso, voiced by Ishigami Shizuka.
Kawakaze has a fiery "delinquent girl"/sukeban personality.
Kawakaze has blue eyes and very long red hair tied into low twintails with red hair ribbons, wears a white hairband, has very long sidelocks, a long ahoge, and has asymmetrical bangs. Uniquely among the Kancolle cast she has pointy ears.
Her clothing has a distinct black and white contrast with blue trimming, with a white-and-black collared sleeveless shirt half-opened to reveal her navel, blue neckerchief, black fingerless elbow gloves, a black pleated skirt held by a thick white belt, black thighhighs, and loafers. She shares many of these characteristics with her sister-ship Umikaze.
Her combat gear is unusually painted all black, with a hand-carried, twin-turret cannon in her left hand, a smokestack and antenna mast carried like a backpack, and twin torpedo turrets on machine arms from the smokestack.
In her Kai Ni form, she now wears a more ornate version of her original uniform with red trimming, analogous to Yuudachi and Shigure's own remodeled uniform. Added to this is a tattered black and white scarf. She gains hair flaps, a gradient to her hair (it now fades to blue), twin braids in place of her twintails and her eyes changes color to golden yellow.
For a collaboration with Lawson in September 2016, she was the one designated to wear the employee's uniform. This one uses her 2nd remodel form.
The real-life Kawakaze was the ninth of the Shiratsuyu-class, and third built to a slightly updated design. She had a more eventful campaign than most Japanese destroyers, and assisted in the sinking of the USS Pope, HMS Exeter, and HMS Encounter in the Second Battle of Java Sea, and rescued 35 survivors. She participated heavily in the Guadalcanal Campaign before she was forced out of combat due to a collision with a cargo ship. After repairs, she was finally sunk on the 7th of August, 1943 in the Battle of Vella Gulf alongside Arashi and Hagikaze by combined cannon and torpedo fire from the destroyers USS Dunlap, USS Craven, and USS Maury. 169 men, including her captain, were lost.
Kantai Collection's Shiratsuyu-class
The following tags are aliased to this tag: kawakaze_(kantai_collection) (learn more).
The following tags implicate this tag: kawakaze_kai_ni_(kancolle) (learn more).