Arman Kusaba, also known as Amane Kusaba (草葉アマネ/草葉天音, Kusaba Amane) in Japan, is a character appearing in the anime series, Beyblade Burst Rise. He fights with his Beyblade, Bushin Ashindra Hurricane Keep Ten, and is a member of the Victories, and the older brother of Taka Kusaba.
Arman has tall, dark brown hair, green eyes, and curly eyebrows. He sports a black undershirt, a yellow martial arts robe with a white symbol outlined in magenta, green pants, and green shoes with white toecaps and magenta highlights. He also has green markings under each eye.
Arman also has a green headband with a white symbol that he ties on his forehead for Beybattles. When he isn't wearing it, he keeps it tied around his left arm.
Arman is a very self-confident, intelligent and hard working Blader. He doesn't like people, such as Fumiya, dissing his teammates. He has a bit of a mischievous streak, and likes to try and make his opponents beg for mercy.
Outside of battle, Arman is generally quiet and faintly reserved too. He's also protective of his little brother, Taka, shown when he lightly scolded him for getting in trouble with another Blader who wanted to steal Ashindra.
Arman is also quite loyal to his team, as he was the only who stayed with the Victories when the majority of them left for Fumiya's team.
In Beyblade Burst Rise, it is revealed that after everyone left team Victories for Fumiya's Spark Wings, Arman stayed with the Victories saying that he liked Tango Koryu's teaching style. He is also a big rival of Fumiya Kindo. They have been rivals for a long time.
- Bushin Ashindra Hurricane Keep Ten: Arman's primary Beyblade in Beyblade Burst Rise.
- Bushin Guard: Ashindra uses six of the twelve blades on its Bushin Layer Base to create a lime-green whirlwind that surrounds itself and defends Ashindra from the opposing Beyblade's attacks.
- Hurricane Defense: Ashindra uses the Hurricane Disc's free-spinning feature to deflect incoming attacks.
- Tower Counter: Using its Keep Driver, and the stadium slope, Ashindra speeds up for a counterattack.
- Double Bushin Guard: An upgraded form of Bushin Guard, two times more powerful. Ashindra uses all twelve blades on the Bushin Layer Base and creates a bigger and stronger lime-green whirlwind that surrounds itself and defends Ashura from the opposing attacks like never before.
|Beyblade Burst Rise|
|Dante Koryu||01||Win (2-1)|
|Dante Koryu||01||Lose (0-2)|
|Fumiya Kindo||02||Lose (0-1)|
|Dante Koryu||02||Lose (0-2)|
|Valt Aoi||04||Lose (0-2)|
|Joe Lazure||05||Lose (0-2)|
|Pheng Hope||09||Lose (0-1)|
|Aiger Akabane||13||Lose (0-4)|
|Dante Koryu||21||Interrupted by Arthur Peregrine|
|Delta Zakuro||22||Lose (0-1)|
|Arthur Peregrine||22-23||Lose (0-2)|
|Arthur Peregrine||25||Win (2-0)|
A Blader for the Victories Bey club, Arman Kusaba is a man of many faces. While typically easy-going and quick with a joke, he’s also known to analyze Beys like a professor, complete with a thick pair of glasses. Once in the heat of battle, he trades his glasses for a headband; gone is the scholar, replaced by a fierce fighter. Though he can be moody at times, Arman is kind to his friends, and for that reason he is well-liked by all.
- Episode 01 - Ace Dragon! On The Rise!
- Episode 02 - Abracadabra! Wizard Fafnir!
- Episode 03 - Dragon vs. Fafnir!
- Episode 04 - Inspiration! Challenging Valt!
- Episode 05 - All-In! Judgement Joker!
- Episode 06 - The Final Hand!
- Episode 07 - Bey Carnival! Epic Final!
- Episode 08 - Dante vs. Delta!
- Episode 09 - Flying High! Harmony Pegasus!
- Episode 10 - Flash of Light! Shining Crux!
- Episode 11 - Battle in The Skies!
- Episode 12 - Spin! Advance! Survive!
- Episode 13 - The Final Stage! Facing Aiger!
- Episode 14 - Shining Bright! Hyper-Flux!
- Episode 15 - Invasion! The New King!
- Episode 16 - Rebirth! Command Dragon!
- Episode 17 - Genesis in Motion!
- Episode 18 - Dragon vs. Apocalypse!
- Episode 19 - Dragon vs. Genesis!/Aurora! Superior Turbo!
- Episode 20 - Revive! Diabolos!/Shine! Master Smash!
- Episode 21 - Creation of The World! Big Bang Genesis!/Super Speed! Super Spinning! Super Attack!
- Episode 22 - Shine, Ashura!/A Serious Showdown! wbba. VS HELL!
- Episode 23 - Dragon's Ultimate Awakening!/The Jet-Black Dread Gyro!
- Episode 24 - A Seriously Intense Tag Battle!/The Strongest Formula!
- Episode 25 - The Greatest Tag Battle!/We Are Victories!
- Episode 26 - A Serious Friendship! Master Dragon!/It’s Serious! Drum vs. Gwyn!
- Episode 09 - Heaven!? Hell!!/GT is Here! (pictured)
- Episode 10 - Storm! Tempest Dragon!/Flare of Tyranny: Lean!
Arman met Dante after Dante helped out Taka, then these two become fast friendly rivals, after Dante joined the Victories and got defeated by Dante, Arman and Dante became fast friends and teammates.
Taka is Arman's little brother.
Arman and Fumiya are rivals.
Ashindra first appeared in Beyblade burst GT - Episode 43. Arman was jealous that His friend, Dante Koryu won battles against extraordinary bladers like Arthur Peregrin or Lodin Haijama and he left the Victories house to do some reflecting. When he came back, he immediately challenged Delta Zakuro to a battle who was already there in the Victories house. To his surprise, Delta with his Devolos won every battle. When Arman was tired and all sweaty, Ashindra called him out to support him and go for his best. With his resonance with Ashindra and dedication to win, he unlocked gold turbo. Ashindra spoke to Arman in episode 43, episode 44 and episode 50
- "I already you that you're just not ready to use it yet." -to Taka when he wanted to battle with Ashindra
- "Try not to cry when you lose."
- "After this, I'll have you begging for mercy."
- "Great, now you've dragged the World Champion down to your level." - to Dante in Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 13.
For a full gallery of images of Arman, see Arman Kusaba/Gallery.
- His birthday is April 29th.
- His Japanese first name means "heavenly sound", referring to his bey, Bushin Ashindra, while his last name "Kusaba" means "grass and leaf".
- Arman's appearance is similar to that of Daigo Kurogami, as both Bladers have long, upward-spiking hair and wear bandanas, although Arman only wears his during battle.
- Arman also looks similar to Ken Midori, as both Bladers wear clothing in shades of green and have long, spiky, dark hair. They also use green-colored defense types.
- One of the poses that Arman makes when assuming his launching stance mirrors his Bey's Ten Layer Weight.
- Arman is the fifth character to use Hyper Flux.
- Arman is the third character to defeat Arthur Peregrine in a battle.
- Arman is the only member of the Victories to not have owned a generic Beyblade.
- Arman's zodiac is a Taurus.