|“||2nd of the Shoukaku-class aircraft carriers, the younger sister Zuikaku. The lucky carrier, you say? That's not it, I just fight with all my might.. As long as I have planes, I wont lose!||„|
Zuikaku (Japanese: 瑞鶴 "Auspicious Crane") is a character and one of the heroes from the Kantai Collection series who was implemented into the game on the 15th of May, 2013.
Zuikaku was a Shōkaku-class aircraft carrier of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Her complement of aircraft took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor that formally brought the United States into the Pacific War, and she fought in several of the most important naval battles of the war, finally being sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
One of six carriers to participate in the Pearl Harbor attack, Zuikaku was the last of the six to be sunk in the war (four in the Battle of Midway and Shoukaku in the Battle of the Philippine Sea).
Zuikaku wears a shorterned miko uniform with arm bracers and thigh boots with propellers protuding from them. Like most archer carriers, she wields a bow and wears muneate but her's has a kana inscribed on it ("ス").
Zuikaku has long grey hair (or black?) in twintails. Her flight deck is attached to her left arm.
Unlike Shoukaku, her clothes changes color after remodeling. Her skirt becomes brown; her top is now a bluish grey; her muneate, flight deck, arm bracers and the red thing on her back gain a geometric camouflage pattern.
Brash, proud and overly confident at times. Sometimes referred to as a "Turkey" by western fans, due to one of her battle lines.In the anime, called "Flight Deck" Chest by Ooi.
- High luck value since she never took a single hit till her last battle at Leyte Gulf, while her sister Shoukaku always took heavy blows.
- The camo pattern of her upgraded model clothes refer to the actual flight deck camouflage pattern used during Leyte Gulf battle, the same pattern was used on Zuihou, Chitose and Chiyoda.
- Sunk by air attack in the Battle of Leyte Gulf on 25 October 1944.