|“||Fast battleship, Haruna, was appointed. You're the admiral, correct? Please take care of me.||„|
Haruna fought in almost every major naval action of the Pacific Theater during World War II. She covered landings of Japanese forces in Malaya (in present-day Malaysia) and the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1942 before engaging American forces at the Battle of Midway and during the Guadalcanal Campaign. Throughout 1943, Haruna primarily remained at Truk Lagoon (Micronesia), Kure Naval Base (near Hiroshima), Sasebo Naval Base (near Nagasaki), and the Lingga Islands (in present-day Malaysia), and deployed on several occasions in response to American carrier airstrikes on Japanese island bases. Haruna participated in the Battle of the Philippine Sea and the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944, engaging American vessels in the latter. In 1945, Haruna was transferred to Kure Naval Base, where she was sunk by aircraft of Task Force 38 on 28 July 1945.
All of the Kongou-class wear a modified miko uniform with differently colored skirts and thighhighs. They also wear the same signature winged hairband.
Haruna herself has long black hair (with an often ommited hairclip) and wears a red skirt.
After her second remodel was revealed, artists began to draw Haruna with underwear striped like her dazzle camoflage. Her canon underwear does actually feature vertical stripes.
She's a polite and humble girl.
- Sunk at her moorings on 28 July 1945; raised and scrapped in 1946.
- Haruna was painted camouflage in her mooring at Kure, along with Ise and Hyuuga.
- Named after Mount Haruna.
- She appeared in the first Kancolle Drama CD, also dubbed One Nao show, along with other characters in a mini skit.
- Received her Kai Ni on 28/07/2014.
- She was made the Emperor's Special Ship in 1928, The Emperor's Special Ship was designated as his official means of naval transport throughout the Japanese Empire.
- On 1 February 1929, Prince Takamatsu, the younger brother of Emperor Hirohito, was assigned to her crew.