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Kengan Association power struggle

The power struggle that exists within the Kengan Association

The Kengan Association consists of illustrious business owners, large corporations and influential people with the current number of Association members resting at 418.[1][2][3] The are a number of factions within the Kengan Association with the three largest being the Four Dragons, the Society of a Hundred and the Three Nobles.[4]

ChairmanEdit

The Kengan Association has been led by a Chairman since is inception. The Chairman has massive power within the Kengan Association, being the only one who may set the rules of the matches and other bylaws of the Association, and usually has more power and wealth than any other Association member. The Chairman is also the one who decides on the format and rules for his own replacement (usually by a tournament).

    Dainippon Bank
Corporate Ranking: 1st[5]
  Katahara Metsudo
DP - Katahara Metsudo
 
Main article: Katahara Metsudo

Katahara Metsudo is the director of Dainippon Bank and the current and 58th chairman of the Kengan Association. Katahara is a distinguished old man with an extremely confident and wily personality, due to the influential position he has maintained for scores of years.

Manga Debut: Chapter 17

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Kanoh Agito
 
Main article: Kanoh Agito

Kanoh Agito is the affiliated fighter of Dainippon Bank and the fifth person to hold the title of "Fang of Metsudo". He is renowned as being the strongest fighter the Kengan matches have ever seen.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


Four DragonsEdit

The Four Dragons were the second faction within the Kengan Association to be formed and they consist of the four corporations Byakuya News, Furumi Pharmaceuticals, the Nogi Group and Yato Trading Co.[4]

    Byakuya News
Corporate Ranking: 3rd[5]
Byakuya News is based on the real-life media outlet Asahi Shimbun.
  Akano Tesaki
DP - Akano Tesaki
Akano Tesaki is the CEO of Byakuya News and a member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 36

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Nikaido Ren
 
Main article: Nikaido Ren

Nikaido Ren is the leader of the Chinese group, the Heavenly Wolves, and one of the mercenaries hired by Hayami Katsumasa to attain more positions of power in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament. As such, after defeating Takemoto Hisayasu, he is the affiliated fighter of Byakuya News.

Manga Debut: Chapter 35


    Furumi Pharmaceuticals
Corporate Ranking: 5th[5]
  Furumi Heihachi
DP - Furumi Heihachi
 
Main article: Furumi Heihachi

Furumi Heihachi is the CEO of Furumi Pharmaceuticals, a member of the Kengan Association, a fellow member of the Four Dragons along with Nogi Hideki, and a lifelong friend and employer of Wakatsuki Takeshi.

Manga Debut: Chapter 7

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Wakatsuki Takeshi
 
Main article: Wakatsuki Takeshi

Wakatsuki Takeshi is the affiliated fighter of Furumi Pharmaceuticals. A quiet and humble man possessing extreme fighting power, he is the longest-serving active affiliated Kengan fighter and has the highest win record of all affiliated fighters.

Manga Debut: Chapter 7


    Nogi Group
Corporate Ranking: 6th[5]
The Nogi Group are an influential corporation that covers a wide range of endeavours, including the field of publishing. They have been a part of the Kengan Association since its conception.[6]
  Nogi Hideki
DP - Nogi Hideki
 
Main article: Nogi Hideki

Nogi Hideki is the experienced CEO of the Nogi Group, a long-time Kengan Association member and the man responsible for bringing Yamashita Kazuo and Tokita Ohma into the Kengan world. Mr. Nogi is the sponsor of the current Kengan Annihilation Tournament.

Manga Debut: Chapter 2

  Affiliated Persons
Secretary

DP - Akiyama Kaede
 
Main article: Akiyama Kaede

Akiyama Kaede is the secretary of Nogi Hideki and an employee of the Nogi Group. Despite being Mr. Nogi's secretary, she is rarely aware of his overarching plans until they occur.

Manga Debut: Chapter 2

Affiliated Fighter

DP - Hatsumi Sen
 
Main article: Hatsumi Sen

Hatsumi Sen is the lazy affiliated fighter of the Nogi Group. A known womaniser lech, his average-looking Kengan match record belies his deceptively powerful nature.

Manga Debut: Chapter 18


    Yato Trading Co.
Corporate Ranking: 17th[5]
  Iida Tadashi
DP - Iida Tadashi
Iida Tadashi is the CEO of Yato Trading Co and a member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 41

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Gaolang Wongsawat
 
Main article: Gaolang Wongsawat

Gaolang Wongsawat is a patriotic fighter "loaned" from the Kingdom of Thailand to Yato Trading Co. for the duration of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament. A former Thai boxer, Gaolang has made a fearsome reputation for himself in professional boxing.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


Subsidiaries and Allies of Nogi GroupEdit

    Yamashita Trading Co.
Corporate Ranking: Unranked[5]
Yamashita Trading Company is a "trading company" run by Yamashita Kazuo and is affiliated with the Nogi Group. Despite being a company in name only, it has nonetheless attracted the attention of influential world leaders, such as Mobama of the United States and Petin of Russia.[7]
  Yamashita Kazuo
DP - Yamashita Kazuo
 
Main article: Yamashita Kazuo

Yamashita Kazuo is the 'CEO' of Yamashita Trading Co. and one of the newest members of the Kengan Association. Formerly a nondescript employee of a Nogi Publishing subsidiary, Yamashita was introduced to the Kengan world after seeing Tokita Ohma fighting in an alleyway.

Manga Debut: Chapter 1

  Affiliated Persons
Secretary

DP - Kushida Rin
 
Main article: Kushida Rin

Kushida Rin is the secretary working for Yamashita Kazuo. Appointed to [keep an eye on] him by Nogi Hideki, she works closely with Mr. Nogi and keeps him informed on the actions of Yamashita and Ohma.

Manga Debut: Chapter 25

Affiliated Fighter

DP - Tokita Ohma
 
Main article: Tokita Ohma

Tokita Ohma is the affiliated fighter of Yamashita Trading Co. and a former affiliated fighter of the Nogi Group. A practitioner of the Niko Style, Ohma voluntarily got involved in the Kengan matches to complete his vengeance on the man who killed his mentor and father figure.

Manga Debut: Chapter 1


    SF Cold Storage[8]
Corporate Ranking: Unranked[5]
Much like Yamashita Trading Co., SF Cold Storage is a company in name only and is affiliated with the Nogi Group. However, Komada Shigeru and Ivan Karaev have both been employed there.
  Nakata Ichiro
DP - Nakata Ichiro
 
Main article: Nakata Ichiro

Nakata Ichiro is the 'CEO' of SF Cold Storage and a rare example of a company leader who is also a registered fighter. He was formerly employed by Yoshitake Yoshiro and is known for his "Razor's Edge" skill.

Manga Debut: Chapter 3

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Nakata Ichiro
 
Main article: Rihito

Rihito is the affiliated fighter of SF Cold Storage and a rare example of a company leader who is also a registered fighter. He was formerly employed by Yoshitake Yoshiro and is known for his "Razor's Edge" skill.

Manga Debut: Chapter 3


    Koyama Mart, Inc.
Corporate Ranking: Unknown
  Koyama Taisho
DP - Koyama Taisho
Koyama Taisho is the CEO of Koyama Mart, Inc. and a member of the Kengan Association. He has a good relationship with his fighter Kaburagi Koji and usually works in tandem with "The Medicine Man" to cripple other fighters.

Manga Debut: Chapter 9

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Kaburagi Koji
 
Main article: Kaburagi Koji

Kaburagi Koji is the affiliated fighter for Koyama Mart, Inc. A fighter whose primary outcome in fights is to eliminate potentially dangerous fighters, he is regarded as a "fighter who hunts fighters".

Manga Debut: Chapter 7


    Teito University
Corporate Ranking: 18th[5]
Teito University is the top university and medical school in the country.

Teito is based on the University of Tokyo.

  Dazai Yukio
DP - Dazai Yukio
Dazai Yukio is the director of Teito University and a member of the Kengan Association. He and Bando Yohei were good friends in their younger days as students at Teito University despite them being in different departments; both were intellectuals with similar tastes and both were elite students.[9] Despite this, Dazai has now taken the request of the Japanese government to aid in Bando's execution.

Manga Debut: Chapter 42

  Affiliated Persons
Secretary

DP - Yoshizawa Kokomi
Yoshizawa Kokomi (吉沢心美, Yoshizawa Kokomi; "Kokomi Yoshizawa") is a nurse at Teito University, and serves as an assistant for Hanafusa Hajime, often keeping his destructive urges in check.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39

Affiliated Fighter

DP - Hanafusa Hajime
 
Main article: Hanafusa Hajime

Hanafusa Hajime is the affiliated fighter for Teito University and a former medical professional. An erudite individual, he holds a somewhat disconcerting air about him and has a strong urge to dissect anyone any fighter he finds interesting.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


Society of a HundredEdit

The Society of a Hundred is the largest and one of the most recent factions to appear in the Kengan Association as well as the faction that has been gaining the most influence in recent times.[4] The Society of a Hundred is fundamentally different from the other factions, as it is more like a pyramidal hierarchy with Hayami Katsumasa at the top.[4]

    Toyo Electric Power Co.
Corporate Ranking: 2nd[5]
Toyo Electric Power Co. is an incredibly influential company in the electric power industry. As the leading provider of electricity in Japan, Toyo holds massive leverage over virtually every company, which it is not reluctant to use. The threat of having their power cut off is enough to make most companies think twice about crossing Toyo's interests, to say nothing of the threat of being blackballed by every member of the Society of a Hundred.

Toyo is based on the real-life Tokyo Electric Power Company.

  Hayami Katsumasa
DP - Hayami Katsumasa
 
Main article: Hayami Katsumasa

Hayami Katsumasa is the leader of the Society of a Hundred, the largest faction in the Kengan Association. He already has a considerably number of Kengan Association members at his beck and call, with there being no end to the shady rumours surrounding him.[4]

Manga Debut: Chapter 39

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Julius Reinhold
 
Main article: Julius Reinhold

Julius Reinhold is the affiliated fighter for Toyo Electric Power Co. He is a man confident in his own strength, believing that raw power will always overcome things such as technique, and is considered the most muscular man in history.

Manga Debut: Chapter 35


    Ajiro Fisheries
Corporate Ranking: 382nd[5]
Ajiro Fisheries is a humble fishing company whose harbour has one of the highest catches in all of Japan, so much so that if they were to close it would likely ruin the local economy.[10]
  Ajiro Korinmaru
DP - Ajiro Korinmaru
Ajiro Korinmaru is the CEO of Ajiro Fisheries and a member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 42

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Karo Yoshinari
 
Main article: Karo Yoshinari

Karo Yoshinari is the affiliated fighter for Ajiro Fisheries. A quiet man, Yoshinari is a newcomer to the Kengan matches, having never participated in a fight prior to the Kengan Annihilation Tournament.

Manga Debut: Chapter 27


    Tochigi Destiny Land
Corporate Ranking: 8th[5]
Tochigi Destiny Land is an amusement park of dreams and magic with a copyright-free character as its mascot. TDL made "under the table" deals with Toyo Electric Power Co. and, as a result, is soon to be bought out by them.[11]

It is based on the popular attraction Disneyland.

  Yumeno Kunihiro
DP - Yumeno Kunihiro
Yumeno Kunihiro is the CEO of Tochigi Destiny Land and a member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 42

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Nezu Masami
 
Main article: Nezu Masami

Nezu Masami is the affiliated fighter for Tochigi Destiny Land. A regular employee of Tochigi Destiny Land, as well as its fighter, Masami works as the mascot Mockey Mouse.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


    Village of the Dawn
Corporate Ranking: 27th[5]
The Village of the Dawn is a commune with a population of only 400 living a simple, agrarian life on a massive plot of land 200 square kilometers wide. Because of the perceived waste, the government wants nothing more than to expropriate the land, and corporations are eager to use this land for their own businesses. However, it has been defended to this day by the wealth of its mayor, Yoroizuka Sanemitsu, and the Kengan fighters in his employ.
  Yoroizuka Sanemitsu
DP - Yoroizuka Sanemitsu
Yoroizuka Sanemitsu is the mayor of Village of the Dawn and a member of the Kengan Association. While he was an old friend of Hayami Katsumasa and Katahara Metsudo, he is now being coerced into doing Hayami's bidding to save his village.

Manga Debut: Chapter 41

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Yoroizuka Saw Paing
 
Main article: Yoroizuka Saw Paing

Yoroizuka Saw Paing is the affiliated fighter for the Village of the Dawn and the adopted son of its mayor, Yoroizuka Sanemitsu.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


Former MembersEdit

The following companies were members of the Society of a Hundred until their current management took over, and are currently unaffiliated with them.

    Nishihonji Security Services
Corporate Ranking: 26th[5]
  Nishihonji Akira
DP - Nishihonji Akira
 
Main article: Nishihonji Akira

Nishihonji Akira is the young CEO of Nishihonji Security Services and relatively new face in the Kengan Association. A capable martial artist in his own right, he has an older brother-like relationship with his fighter Imai Cosmo.

Manga Debut: Chapter 41

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Imai Cosmo
 
Main article: Imai Cosmo

Imai Cosmo is the youngest and strongest of the seven affiliated fighters for Nishihonji Security Services[12] as well as the youngest participant in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament.

Manga Debut: Chapter 16


    Penasonic
Corporate Ranking: 9th[5]
Penasonic is a huge corporation that deals in electronics and has held a record of being undefeated in the Kengan matches for the past six years. They have the largest roster of fighters, with 31 registered for them.[13]

Penasonic are based on the real world electronics company Panasonic.

  Urita Sukizo
DP - Urita Sukizo
 
Main article: Urita Sukizo

Urita Sukizo is the young CEO of Penasonic and a relatively new face in the Kengan Association. He shares a unique relationship with Inaba Ryo, his personal bodyguard, assassin and his best friend.

Manga Debut: Chapter 42

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Inaba Ryo
 
Main article: Inaba Ryo

Inaba Ryo is the affiliated fighter for Penasonic and the current head of the Inaba Clan. He shares a unique relationship with Urita Sukizo, his employer and best friend, and is a newcomer in the Kengan matches.

Manga Debut: Chapter 31


Three NoblesEdit

The Three Nobles are the oldest faction within the Kengan Association[4] and, despite their name, they only consist of two corporations: Nentendo and Sentory. The other corporation that was formerly part of their faction went bankrupt in the mid-Meiji period.[4]

    Nentendo
Corporate Ranking: 10th[5]
Nentendo is a large company that dominates the gaming industry.

Nentendo are based on the real life gaming company Nintendo.

  Kono Akio
DP - Kono Akio
Kono Akio is the diminutive CEO of Nentendo and a long-time member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Kono Haruo
 
Main article: Kono Haruo

Kono Haruo is the affiliated fighter for Nentendo and the adopted son of Kono Akio. Originally a legendary Gurkha from the Himalayas, the young man became the overweight game-loving beast he is today after Akio brought him over to Japan.

Manga Debut: Chapter 47


    Sentory
Corporate Ranking: 20th[5]
Sentory is a well-established company within the Kengan Association.

Sentory is based on the real life brewing and distilling giant Suntory.

  Hashida Takashi
DP - Hashida Takashi
Hashida Takashi is the CEO of Sentory and a long-time member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 41

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Mokichi Robinson
 
Main article: Mokichi Robinson

Mokichi Robinson is an Anglican priest from Britain and the affiliated fighter for Sentory. He is part of a powerful bloodline, being the last known practitioner of the eclectic martial art of Baritsu.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


New FactionEdit

This unnamed faction was formed during the Kengan Annihilation Tournament by two CEOs who were frustrated with how much power the Nogi Group was gaining within the Association. However, they could not decide on a faction leader, and since they were scheduled to fight next in the tournament anyway, they decided to let the winner of their match be the faction leader.

    Gandai
Corporate Ranking: 13th[5]
Gandai are based on the real life company, Bandai.
  Shikano Gen
DP - Shikano Gen
 
Main article: Shikano Gen

Shikano Gen is the CEO of Gandai and a member of the Kengan Association. He is also a former affiliated fighter, having participated in the Kengan matches in his younger days.

Manga Debut: Chapter 14

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Sekibayashi Jun
 
Main article: Sekibayashi Jun

Sekibayashi Jun is the affiliated fighter for Gandai and a famous Super Japan Pro Wrestler. A man who has an unshakeable pride in wrestling, he is considered in the top 5 strongest of the Kengan's affiliated fighters.

Manga Debut: Chapter 7


    Iwami Heavy Industries
Corporate Ranking: 7th[14]
Known as the "Reaper's Army of the Far East", Iwami Heavy Industries is one of the biggest industrial giants in the country which deals in ocean, air and space development. Among them, the project they invest most of their energy in is weapon manufacturing.[15]
  Togo Tomari
DP - Togo Tomari
 
Main article: Togo Tomari

Togo Tomari is the unhinged CEO of Iwami Heavy Industries and a remorseless businesswoman.

Manga Debut: Extra Chapter: Heroines

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Muteba Gizenga
 
Main article: Muteba Gizenga

Muteba Gizenga is a legendary mercenary from the Congo and the affiliated fighter for Iwami Heavy Industries. Believing in the power of money and strength, he revels in hunting down and killing his targets.

Manga Debut: Chapter 30


Other MembersEdit

    22th FAX Corporation
Corporate Ranking: Unknown
Based on the real-life media corporation 21st Century Fox.
  Unknown
  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Jerry Tyson
 
Main article: Jerry Tyson

Jerry Tyson is the affiliated fighter for 22th FAX Corporation. After initially getting knocked out in the preliminaries of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, he returned as a spectator, soon becoming an announcer for the fights alongside Sayaka.

Manga Debut: Chapter 26


    Boss Burger
Corporate Ranking: 15th[5]
  Ronald Haraguchi
DP - Ronald Haraguchi
Ronald Haraguchi is the CEO of Boss Burger and a relatively new member of the Kengan Association.

He (and his company) are based off of the fast food franchise McDonald's and its mascot Ronald McDonald, though the name is a parody of MOS Burger.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Adam Dudley
 
Main article: Adam Dudley

Adam Dudley is the affiliated fighter for Boss Burger. A former NHL enforcer, he was recruited by Ronald after easily knocking out the previous street fighting champion in the USA, Punk Abbott.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


    Fujima Shipping
Corporate Ranking: Unknown
  Unknown
  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Harada Tokujiro
 
Main article: Harada Tokujiro

Harada Tokujiro is the militant-minded operations captain of the "Okute Association" and the affiliated fighter for Fujima Shipping.

Manga Debut: Chapter 27


    Ginokuniya Bookstore
Corporate Ranking: 19th[5]
Ginokuniya Bookstore is an influential company that dominates the Japanese book retail industry.

Ginokuniya is based on real-life book retail corporation Kinokuniya.

  Ohya Ken
DP - Ohya Ken
 
Main article: Ohya Ken

Ohya Ken is the CEO of Ginokuniya Bookstore and a long-time member of the Kengan Association. A man that loves a drink, he is nonetheless a very experienced Kengan member and businessman.

Manga Debut: Chapter 15

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Kaneda Suekichi
 
Main article: Kaneda Suekichi

Kaneda Suekichi is the affiliated fighter for Ginokuniya Bookstore. Despite having no background in the Kengan world and seemingly joining Ohya Ken on a whim, Kaneda obtained the position to represent Ginokuniya Bookstore after defeating its previous fighter, Himuro Ryo.

Manga Debut: Chapter 31


    Gold Pleasure Group
Corporate Ranking: 25th[5]
Known as the "Assassins from the Sleepless Town", the Gold Pleasure Group is a company that recently grew to be the biggest enterprise of the night leisure industry, with its size among the top ranks of the Kengan Association.[15]
  Kurayoshi Rino
DP - Kurayoshi Rino
 
Main article: Kurayoshi Rino

Kurayoshi Rino is the representative of Gold Pleasure Group and an integral member of the company's successes. Considered to be an "alpha female", she has the uncanny ability to dominate and bring even the most intimidating men to heel with but a whim.

Manga Debut: Extra Chapter: Heroines

  Affiliated Persons
Secretary

DP - Mion & Otoichi
Mion and Otoichi are two aides Kurayoshi Rino brought with her to Ganryu Island to support herself and Mikazuchi Rei.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39

Affiliated Fighter

DP - Mikazuchi Rei
 
Main article: Mikazuchi Rei

Mikazuchi Rei is an assassin from the Mikazuchi Clan, the sole successor of the Raishin Style and the affiliated fighter for the Gold Pleasure Group. After breaking the creed of his own clan for a woman, he now fights for her affection as well as to prove his superiority over others.

Manga Debut: Extra Chapter: Heroines


    Greater Asia Airlines
Corporate Ranking: Unknown
  Unknown
  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Shimoda Saji
 
Main article: Shimoda Saji

Shimoda Saji is the affiliated fighter for Greater Asia Airlines.

Manga Debut: Chapter 26


    Izumi Foodstuffs
Corporate Ranking: Unknown
  Unknown
  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Ushiroda Takero
Ushiroda Takero, also known as "The Fire-Spitting Junpu Fist", is the affiliated fighter for Izumi Foodstuffs. Well known for being a powerful fighter, he was undefeated over 7 fights, having attained ¥11,050,000,000 for Izumi Foodstuffs in the process.[16] However, during the preliminaries of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament he was effortlessly defeated by Hassad. He was later hired by Yoshitake Yoshiro as a personal bodyguard.[17]

Manga Debut: Chapter 29


    Juoh Communications
Corporate Ranking: 12th[5]
  Takada Seisuke
DP - Takada Seisuke
Takada Seisuke is the CEO of Juoh Communications and a member of the Kengan Association. While not affiliated with any faction, he has many connections in the Japanese government, making him a powerful force in the Association on his own right.

Manga Debut: Chapter 18

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Bando Yohei
 
Main article: Bando Yohei

Bando Yohei is a convicted criminal and the affiliated fighter for Juoh Communications. Formerly an elite medical student, Yohei is considered the worst murderer in Japan's history alongside Nagashima Ginji.

Manga Debut: Chapter 18


    Kaoin Construction
Corporate Ranking: Unknown
  Unknown
  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Aki Saito
Aki Saito, also known by the moniker "8-Beat Boxing", is the affiliated fighter for Kaoin Construction. Well known for being a powerful fighter, Saito had a record of 6 straight wins undefeated and had acquired ¥3,228,000,000 for Kaoin Construction.[16] However, during the preliminaries of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament he was swiftly defeated by Hassad. He was later hired by Yoshitake Yoshiro as a personal bodyguard.[17]

Manga Debut: Chapter 29


    Koyo Academy Group
Corporate Ranking: 16th[5]
The Koyo Academy Group is an educational conglomerate that includes the prestigious Koyo Women's University in its ranks. The conglomerate's chairwoman, Soryuin Shion, finds new affiliated fighters by conducting "hidden" applicant exams known as the "Fighter Applicants' Battle Royale"; successful applicants are then hired as members of faculty and staff.[18]
  Soryuin Shion
DP - Soryuin Shion
 
Main article: Soryuin Shion

Soryuin Shion is the chain-smoking board chairwoman of the Koyo Academy Group as well as an experienced Kengan Association member.

Manga Debut: Chapter 12

  Affiliated Persons
Secretary

DP - Matsuda Tomoko
 
Main article: Matsuda Tomoko

Matsuda Tomoko is the board chair secretary-in-training of the Koyo Academy Group, working under Soryuin Shion. She is also a former student of the Koyo Academy, and a not-so-secret fujoshi.

Manga Debut: Chapter 12

Affiliated Fighter

DP - Kiryu Setsuna
 
Main article: Kiryu Setsuna

Kiryu Setsuna is the affiliated fighter for the Koyo Academy Group and Tokita Ohma's nemesis. With a shockingly dark and troubled past shaping who he is today, Setsuna earned Ohma's wrath after killing the man Ohma had made the object of his vengeance.

Manga Debut: Chapter 12


    Magatanien
Corporate Ranking: 14th[5]
Magatanien is based on real-life dried foods corporation Nagatanien.
  Magatani Juzo
DP - Magatani Juzo
Magatani Juzo is the CEO of Magatanien and a member of the Kengan Association. He is also a former affiliated fighter who battled in the Kengan matches in his younger days.

Manga Debut: Chapter 41

  Affiliated Persons
Secretary

DP - Akiyama Sakura
 
Main article: Akiyama Sakura

Akiyama Sakura is the directionally-challenged secretary of Magatani Juzo and elder sister of Akiyama Kaede.

Manga Debut: Chapter 73

Affiliated Fighter

DP - Kiozan Takeru
 
Main article: Kiozan Takeru

Kiozan Takeru is a jūryo sumo wrestler and the affiliated fighter for Magatanien. Having a bad reputation for getting into fights, he entered the Kengan matches to prove that his style of sumo was superior to all others.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


    Motorhead Motors
Corporate Ranking: 23rd[5]
  Takakaze Kirimi
DP - Takakaze Kirimi
Takakaze Kirimi is the CEO of Motorhead Motors and is a man with a striking resemblance to the frontman of his company's namesake. He is an eccentric man with no permanent address, who spends most of his time abroad. He claims to have awakened to his philosophy of life after receiving an Indian name from a Native American tribe.

Manga Debut: Chapter 41

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Kuroki Gensai
 
Main article: Kuroki Gensai

Kuroki Gensai is a famous assassin in the underworld and the affiliated fighter for Motorhead Motors.

Manga Debut: Chapter 31


    Muji TV
Corporate Ranking: 4th[5]
Muji TV is based on real-life television station Fuji Television.
  Atami Hisashi
DP - Atami Hisashi
Atami Hisashi is the esteemed CEO of Muji TV and a member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 41

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Okubo Naoya
 
Main article: Okubo Naoya

Okubo Naoya is the absolute champion of Ultimate Fight and the affiliated fighter for Muji TV.

Manga Debut: Chapter 31


    Murder Music
Corporate Ranking: 87th[5]
Murder Music is a company in the musical entertainment retail industry, with an estimated 1600 employees. Despite not being part of the Society of a Hundred, Murder Music receives electrical power from Toyo Electric Power Co.[19]
  Togawa Yoshiko
DP - Togawa Yoshiko
Togawa Yoshiko is the young CEO of Murder Music and a newer member of the Kengan Association. She shares a relationship like that of girlfriends with her effeminate fighter, Sawada Keizaburo.

Manga Debut: Chapter 41

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Sawada Keizaburo
 
Main article: Sawada Keizaburo

Sawada Keizaburo is the effeminate affiliated fighter for Murder Music. He shares a relationship like that of girlfriends with his boss, Ms Togawa.

Manga Debut: Chapter 27


    Persia Petroleum
Corporate Ranking: Unknown
  Suzuki Eisaku
DP - Suzuki Eisaku
Suzuki Eisaku is the turban-wearing CEO of Persia Petroleum and a member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 30

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Hassad
 
Main article: Hassad

Hassad is the affiliated fighter for Persia Petroleum. Despite being renowned for his amazing striking speed, he was eliminated from the Kengan Association Tournament before even arriving at Ganryu Island but soon joined up with Kaburagi Koji.

Manga Debut: Chapter 27


    Suoh Steelworks
Corporate Ranking: 414th
Suoh Steelworks is a company in the steel and metal-making industry. Once a booming company, after a terrible global financial crisis, Suoh Steelworks took the brunt of the recession and continued on a downward spiral thereafter, falling into crippling debt as a result.[13]
  Suoh Mihono
DP - Suoh Mihono
 
Main article: Suoh Mihono

Suoh Mihono is the CEO of Suoh Steelworks, who received her position after her father, the previous CEO, suddenly died one year prior.[13]

Manga Debut: Chapter 57

 

    Umiichi Securities
Corporate Ranking: 24th[5]
  Nomura Kohei
DP - Nomura Kohei
Nomura Kohei is the CEO of Umiichi Securities.

Manga Debut: Chapter 42

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Meguro Masaki
 
Main article: Meguro Masaki

Meguro Masaki was the affiliated fighter for Umiichi Securities and one of the pawns placed by Hayami Katsumasa in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament. He defeated Umiichi Securities' previous affiliated fighter, Inui Machizo, to attain the position.

Manga Debut: Chapter 35


    Under Mount, Inc.
Corporate Ranking: 28th[5]
A recent arrival to the Kengan Association, Under Mount, Inc. is a tech giant that introduced several revolutionary Internet-based services, and rose up to the top 30 corporations in the Kengan Association in a mere 10 years after their startup.
  Ohta Masahiko
DP - Ohta Masahiko
Ohta Masahiko is the figurehead CEO of the Under Mount corporation, with its true leader, Yamashita Kenzo, leading the company from the shadows.

Manga Debut: Chapter 22

  Affiliated Persons
Secretary

DP - Motoyama Hotaru
Motoyama Hotaru is the secretary working for Ohta Masahiko at Under Mount. She went to high school with Imai Cosmo.

Manga Debut: Chapter 22

Affiliated Fighter

DP - Kure Raian
 
Main article: Kure Raian

Kure Raian is the affiliated fighter for Under Mount, Inc and an infamous member of the Kure Clan. Touted as one of the strongest members of the Kure Clan, Raian has sadistically violent tendencies that he expresses quite openly.

Manga Debut: Chapter 7


    United Clothing
Corporate Ranking: 21st[5]
United Clothing is based on real-life clothing retailer Uniqlo
  Yanagi Makoto
DP - Yanagi Makoto
Yanagi Makoto is the CEO of United Clothing and a member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 42

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Murobuchi Gozo
 
Main article: Murobuchi Gozo

Murobuchi Gozo is a record-breaking legendary athlete and the affiliated fighter for United Clothing. A physically dominating and experienced fighter, he had only lost to Wakatsuki Takeshi prior to Kengan Annihilation Tournament.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


    Wakasa Life Insurance
Corporate Ranking: 11th[5]
  Hiyama Shunka
DP - Hiyama Shunka
 
Main article: Hiyama Shunka

Hiyama Shunka is the timing-sensitive CEO of Wakasa Life Insurance and a member of the Kengan Association.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Akoya Seishu
 
Main article: Akoya Seishu

Akoya Seishu is the Captain of the 44th Riot Squad of the police force and the affiliated fighter for Hiyama Shunka. Living his life by executing his extremely strict brand of justice, he fights using Hiyama as a personal limiter.

Manga Debut: Chapter 39


    Yoshitake Real Estate
Corporate Ranking: 22nd[5]
Yoshitake Real Estate is an up-and-coming real estate company. After their most recent loss to the Nogi Group, the company's earnings began to plummet.[20]
  Yoshitake Yoshiro
DP - Yoshitake Yoshiro
 
Main article: Yoshitake Yoshiro

Yoshitake Yoshiro is the CEO of Yoshitake Real Estate and the high-flying up-and-coming hope of the real estate industry.[21] He has a cat-and-dog relationship with Nogi Hideki.

Manga Debut: Chapter 4

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Chiba Takayuki
 
Main article: Chiba Takayuki

Chiba Takayuki is the affiliated fighter for Yoshitake Real Estate who is also an "actor" of the underworld.

Manga Debut: Chapter 31


    Unknown corporation
Corporate Ranking: Assumedly 418th
  Honma Kiyoshi
DP - Honma Kiyoshi
Honma Kiyoshi is an ex-mercenary cleaner who very recently became an Association member on Nogi's referral. He will apparently do any kind of dirty work as long as it pays well.[3]

Manga Debut: Chapter 98

 

Former MembersEdit

    Ushitami Food Services
Corporate Ranking: Unknown
Ushitami Food Services are a former member of the Kengan Association who lost their membership during a "Kengan Challenge Match" to Yamashita Trading Co.

Ushitami is based on real-life restaurant chain Uotami.

  Nabe Misao
DP - Nabe Misao
Nabe Misao is the President of Ushitami Food Services. He is a self-proclaimed lover of making small change, having set up many Kengan Challenge Matches in the past. He had planned to use the Challenge matches as a quick money-making scheme but this was cut short by the intervention of Yamashita Trading Co.'s affiliated fighter, Tokita Ohma.[22]

Manga Debut: Chapter 20

  Affiliated Persons
Affiliated Fighter

DP - Yokota Masayasu
 
Main article: Yokota Masayasu

Yokota Masayasu is the affiliated fighter for Ushitami Food Services who has spent more time fighting in unofficial Kengan matches than official ones.

Manga Debut: Chapter 20


ReferencesEdit

  1. Chapter 17
  2. Chapter 35
  3. 3.0 3.1 Chapter 100 - The number rose to 418 with the addition of Honma Kiyoshi
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Chapter 41
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 5.15 5.16 5.17 5.18 5.19 5.20 5.21 5.22 5.23 5.24 5.25 5.26 5.27 5.28 5.29 5.30 Chapter 39
  6. Chapter 2
  7. Chapter 43
  8. "SF" stands for "Super Frozen". In the original Japanese, it is written "SH Cold Storage," with "SH" standing for "Sugoku Hieteru" (lit. "Really Chilly").
  9. Bando Yohei's profile
  10. Chapter 87
  11. Chapter 90
  12. Chapter 45
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Chapter 57
  14. Chapter 30
  15. 15.0 15.1 Extra Chapter: Heroines
  16. 16.0 16.1 Chapter 29
  17. 17.0 17.1 Chapter 98
  18. Chapter 12
  19. Chapter 66
  20. Extra Chapter: Summer
  21. Chapter 4
  22. Chapter 20

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