Title: 銃爆 (Gunblast)
Circle: キネマ106 (Kinema 106)
Arrangement: Tom, jun-jun
Release Date: Aug 15, 2014 (C86)
“If there was a Japanese ship I could feel sorry for at all, it would be the Kumano.” – Fleet Admiral William Frederick Halsey Jr.
Kumano and Suzuya took part in Leyte Gulf, the biggest naval battle in history. While Suzuya was sunk there, Kumano managed to survive and began her retreat. She was beset by and survived 8 different attacks on her long and painful journey home before finally sinking on the 9th attack.
Final note: the romaji of the title is “Juubaku”. The main line of this song is “ai ni juubaku”, pronounced like “I need you back”, means “a gunblast for love”.
Kumano’s story in English, basically what the interlude text is about: http://www.combinedfleet.com/atully04.htm