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Azur Lane (アズールレーン, Azūru Rēn) is a franchise originating from a Chinese mobile side-scrolling shoot-em-up game featuring anthropomorphic "shipgirls" set in an alternate World War II timeline. Between November and December 2020, the game had a collaboration with Dead or Alive Xtreme Venus Vacation entitled Vacation Lane. It including seven DOA characters available as limited-edition shipgirls. A re-run of this collaboration was announced in April 2023 which added new minigames and two more characters.[1]


Azur Lane is the fourth mobile game outside the franchise to collaborate with Dead or Alive and include its characters following Destiny Child, Senran Kagura New Link and Alice Gear Aegis. It also was released around the same time as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 14 collaboration. Dead or Alive is also the sixth Azur Lane collaboration following ones with Bilibili, Hyperdimension Neptunia and Utawarerumono, plus two virtual YouTuber collaborations (first Kizuna AI and then Hololive Productions). It also acts as one of the few crossover events to not have a collaboration in a Dead or Alive game itself and one of the few to have a one-sided collaboration overall (as various anime-based collaborations in Xtreme Venus Vacation were not included in the anime themselves.) This is also the first collaboration that Azur Lane has re-run.

The original run in 2020 featured Kasumi, Marie Rose, Honoka, Misaki, Nagisa, Monica and Nyotengu, while the 2023 re-run added Tamaki and Luna.


In a mechanic that Azur Lane shares with the DOAX games, characters may be given food in between battles, which in Azur Lane has the effect of passively increasing experience gained and morale.

Azur Lane also includes an oath/marriage mechanic not yet seen in DOA (although Years 3 and 4 of Xtreme Venus Vacation does feature a similar concept with Promise Rings and Bouquet of Vows, respectively on the girls' birthdays, it does not directly indicate they are married). When a shipgirl reaches 100 Affection, the player may give her a Promise Ring, which increases stats, unlocks special dialogue and may also unlock a costume and its corresponding image.

In keeping with DOAX, Volleyball Scrimmage was included as a quick-time mini-game during the collaboration and was played to 5 points, with items available as rewards. The Butt Battle was also added for the rerun. Also in keeping with DOAX, each character who is part of the collaboration has an alternate costume/skin that originally appeared in Dead or Alive including at least one Xtreme game (Marie Rose received a second alternate skin in the re-run that is Live2D animated).


All nine DOA characters are part of the Venus Vacation nation in the Azur Lane universe.

Character Ship
Rarity First
Ship Page
(AL Wiki)
Kasumi Heavy Cruiser Super Rare 2020 Link
Marie Rose Destroyer Super Rare 2020 Link
Honoka Battleship Super Rare 2020 Link
Misaki Light Cruiser Super Rare 2020 Link
Monica Light Cruiser Elite 2020 Link
Nagisa Battleship Elite 2020 Link
Nyotengu Aircraft Carrier Elite 2020 Link
Luna Light Aircraft Carrier Super Rare 2023 Link
Tamaki Battlecruiser Super Rare 2023 Link



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  1. DOAX VenusVacation公式 on Twitter: "/ #アズールレーン × #DOAXVV コラボ復刻決定🎉 \ オーナーさん♪ 「アズールレーン」とのコラボ復刻が決定したよ✨ 今回も「アズールレーン」だけで開催されるから、まだ遊んでないオーナーさんは準備しておこうね💖 #ブイブイ" / Twitter