|“||Hmf, making me wait... 2nd of the Yamato-class battleships, Musashi, has arrived!||„|
|“||I, Musashi, am right here! Do not worry.||„|
|“||For I, Musashi, managed to block the attacks on everybody else... Well... I'm... satisfied...||„|
Musashi (武蔵) is a character and one of the heroes from the Kantai Collection series who was implemented into the game on the 1st of November, 2013.
Musashi is named after an ancient Japanese province, was one of two Yamato-class battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy, beginning in the late 1930s. The Yamato-class ships were the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, displacing 72,800 long tons (74,000 t) fully loaded and armed with nine 46-centimetre (18.1 in) main guns. Her secondary armament consisted of four 15.5-centimetre (6.1 in) triple-gun turrets formerly used by the Mogami-class cruisers. She was equipped with six or seven floatplanes to conduct reconnaissance.
Commissioned in mid-1942, Musashi was modified to serve as the flagship of the Combined Fleet and spent the rest of the year working up. The ship was transferred to Truk in early 1943 and sortied several times that year with the fleet in unsuccessful searches for American forces. She was used to transfer forces and equipment between Japan and various occupied islands several times in 1944. Musashi was torpedoed in early 1944 by an American submarine and forced to return to Japan for repairs where the navy greatly augmented her anti-aircraft armament. The ship was present during the Battle of the Philippine Sea in June, but did not come in contact with American forces. Musashi was sunk by an estimated 19 torpedo and 17 bomb hits from American carrier aircraft on 24 October 1944 during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Over half of her crew were rescued.
Depicted with dark skin and short pale blonde/light brown hair in short twintails. Wears glasses and a budget sarashi.
Sports a boastful, battle-hungry personality, contrasting with the more reserved Yamato.
Her looks and personality stem from how the actual battleship saw much more battle than its sister, with its sinking only coming after an incredible amount of punishment.
Despite her hunger for battle, she deeply cares very much for her fellow comrades and would rather be sunk defending others than letting them be killed.
- Fall 2013 Event, E-5 clear reward.
- LSC craftable since July 4th, 2014.
- Due to the discovery of Musashi's wreck, the March 13th, 2015 update included dedicated furniture & a slight construction drop-rate increase.
- The drop-rate was reverted during the March 27th, 2015 update.