Kantai Collection

Hibiki-Chan!

So for this post we are heading back to Kancolle!  I promise to expand out to new shows soon (I am watching Hetalia this week!).  Hibiki is one of my favorite characters in Kancolle and I absolutely loved learning more about her.  Originally launched on June 16, 1932, she was one of the last Fubuki Class destroyers built.  Now if that class name sounds familiar it is because the Fubuki Class was named after the destroyer Fubuki, the main protagonist in Kancolle.  That is why Fubuki is referred to several times as a name ship.  But anyways, back to Hibiki.  I love Hibiki’s character design as I feel it truly reflects her history in the Imperial Japanese Navy.  Hibiki served throughout the entirety of World War II and was one of the few ships involved with the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands.  These were the islands that stretch of the tip of Alaska and was one of the only times Japanese boots walked on American soil during WWII.  I believe this is why Hibiki was given ice-blue hair.  Another thing to note about Hibiki is that she often speaks Russian throughout the anime.  This is because in 1947 the Hibiki was given to the Soviets as a spoil of war after WWII.  She was ultimately renamed the Dekabrist (Декабрист) (Decembrist) and served several years in the Soviet navy.  Sadly she would end up being sunk as a target dummy in 1953.

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