|Epithet:||"The Fang of Metsudo"|
|Total Assets Acquired:||¥7,706,083,000,000|
|Manga Debut:||Chapter 39|
Kanoh Agito (加納 アギト, Kanō Agito; "Agito Kanoh") is the affiliated fighter of Dainippon Bank in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament. He is widely regarded as the most powerful fighter in the tournament and the favourite to win. He is ranked #1 in the Kengan ranks. He is the fifth and current holder of the title "The Fang of Metsudo".
Agito is a muscular, well-defined man, with black hair that is completely slicked back, a notable lack of eyebrows with strong eyebrow ridges instead, powerful-looking narrowed eyes with darkened lines underneath and a chiselled cheekbone structure. Like the Bodyguards that serve Katahara Metsudo, Agito is most commonly seen in a formal black suit with a black tie, except in battle, when he wears a black skin-tight bodysuit.
Agito has two distinct sides to his character which almost seem like different personalities. One is stoic, haughty, and highly clueless (as evidenced by his confusion over Okubo Naoya's Ultraman references), while the other, which only comes out during battle, is ruthless and sadistic. When the latter personality comes out, he grins ear-to-ear, and his pupils seem to disappear.
Agito is also very proud, and always insists on besting his opponents at their own game. If a fighter specializes in blows, he will exclusively use blows. But in desperate situations in which Kanoh is driven and cannot fight back at all, moreso in his fight against Gaolang Wongsawat, he must switch to a different fighting style, which damages his pride. After this particular fight, he begins to throw away his pride and focus on winning.
The following contains HEAVY SPOILERS! Read on at your own caution!
After his fight with Okubo Naoya, he was challenged to a fight by Tokita Ohma. However before he could properly retaliate, Ohma was subdued by Takayama Minoru and Omori Masamichi who warned him not to fight outside of the matches.
End of spoilers!
Power & Abilities
Kanoh calls his fighting style "Formless" (無形, Mukei); that is to say, he does not have one singular fighting style, but rather a wide repertoire of moves that he can draw from at any time. Insisting on besting his opponents at their own games, Agito will often fight them using their own methods. If his opponents fights with blows, then he will as well. However, if pushed, he will switch to a more advantageous style such as grappling against striking, such as in his fight with Gaolang. In actuality, "Formless" is actually a name to describe when he becomes a mindless beast with a huge grin in his face.
In addition to being an incredibly proficient all-round fighter, Agito's chief defining ability is what Katahara terms as "evolution". More specifically, he is able to adapt to his opponent's fighting style after fighting them for enough time, and put together a new style specifically tailor-made to counteract his opponent in the middle of a fight. This essentially has the effect of Agito growing stronger with every fight he takes part in. His fighting style and "evolution" can sometime backfire on him however; because his wide range of moves, when fighting a combatant who is a master in multiple styles, it is hard for him choose a perfect way to counter. In his fight with Gaolang, Kanoh was unable to counter his combination of boxing and Muay Thai and was forced to go into defensive.
After the battle with Gaolang, Kanoh overcame his weakness by combining "Formless" with his own "martial art" which consists of normal attacks like punches and kicks alongside moves like elbowing and kneeing to overwhelm his opponent. In his fight against Kuroki Gensai, Kanoh "evolved" immensely but still failed to defeat the experienced assassin.
- Dragon's Bullet: A variation of the one-inch punch. Using the principles of Fa Jin (発勁, Hakkei), Kanoh is capable of delivering full-power blows at nearly no distance. This effectively means that all of his attacks are knockout punches no matter what range he throws them at. He used this technique in his fight with Hatsumi Sen to defeat him. The blow was so strong at close range that Hatsumi was heavily injured and thinking that it felt like he was stabbed by a spear.
He has also been seen using a technique strikingly reminiscent of the Niko Style technique Indestructible.