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===''[[Beyblade Burst (anime)]]''===
 
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At first,Ken thinks [[Valt Aoi|Valt]] is a bad blader even after he beat [[Rantaro Kiyama]]. When he faced Valt and claimed the first point, he believed Valt is an amateur. In the second match, Valt wins with a Burst finish, and then offers Ken a handshake but he turns it down and leaves. After Valt learns that Ken has no friends, he approaches him and asks him to join the Beyclub during school. Ken later stops by Valt's house to say he wants to join but then tries to leave immediately after, only for Valt’s mom to make him stay for dinner. Since then, he became a close friend with the other members and cheers on Valt in the District tournament.
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At first,Ken thinks [[Valt Aoi ]]is a bad blader even after he beat [[Rantaro Kiyama]]. When he faced Valt and claimed the first point, he believed Valt is an amateur. In the second match, Valt wins with a Burst finish, and then offers Ken a handshake but he turns it down and leaves. After Valt learns that Ken has no friends, he approaches him and asks him to join the Beyclub during school. Ken later stops by Valt's house to say he wants to join but then tries to leave immediately after, only for Valt’s mom to make him stay for dinner. Since then, he became a close friend with the other members and cheers on Valt in the District tournament.
   
=== [[Beyblade Burst Evolution (anime)]] ===
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He headed with [[Xander Shakadera]] and [[Shu Kurenai]] To Shakadera Dojo. [[Daigo Kurogami]] notices Ken was depressed. He asked Ken about it He ends up runing saying he needs to train.Valt Rantaro and diago caught up with him and he evently cofessed that he had to move. every one was really sad but they had no choice. Ken battled ''[[Ukyo Ibuki]]'' and [[Yugo Nansui]] and won. when they got back they had a big fest in his onor. He had one final battle with Valt and won.
Ken is the only member of the Beigoma Academy BeyClub to stay in Japan. He was the ref for the match Valt and Daigo's match as well as for Wakiya and [[Xander Shakadera|Xander.]] He also cheers on Wakiya And [[Sunbat United]] in their match against [[SB Rios]].
 
   
Ken and the rest of Valt’s friends from Japan fly to America to cheer on Valt and Shu, the latter of which rips one of his Puppets. Daigo helps him through it, and Shu later apologizes even though it was Spryzen Reqiem controling him.
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his new school had a bey team named the beast led by Ben Azuki. Ben invited Ken to join the beast. They face Valt and the [[Beigoma Academy BeyClub]]. although he won against Rantaro his teamates lost thust he didn't move on from the third round.
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In the individual tournament he faced to of his teamates Rantia and Ben Azuki. in the semi finals he loses to [[Lui Shirosagi]].
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=== [[Beyblade Burst Evolution (anime)|Beyblade Burst Evolution]] ===
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Ken is the only member of the Beigoma Academy BeyClub to stay in Japan. He was the ref for the match Valt vs Rantaro vs Wakiya vs Xander. He also cheers on Wakiya And [[Sunbat United]] in their match against [[SB Rios]].
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He watched Valts matches in the world league and the international bladers cup viva TV. Wakiya comes with a private helocoptor and takes him to America along with [[Toko Aoi]], [[Nika Aoi]], ''[[Chiharu Aoi]]'' and Daigo Kurogami. He and Daigo go to talk to Shu. He brushes off besu ripping him. Fortenly he was fixed. He came back to BC sol where he joined in a big fest.
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== Anime Apperances ==
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=== Beyblade Burst ===
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 01|Episode 01 - Let's Go! Valtryek!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 02|Episode 02 - Kerbeus: Guard Dog of the Underworld!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 03|Episode 03 - Blast-Off! Rush Launch!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 04|Episode 04 - Beyblade Club: Let's Get Started!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 05|Episode 05 - Into the Darkness! Dark Doomscizor]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 06|Episode 06 - Get Ready! Crash Course!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 07|Episode 07 - The Flash Launch! It's Crazy Fast!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 08|Episode 08 - A Powerful Opponent! Hyper Horusood!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 09|Episode 09 - Wyvron in the Way!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 10|Episode 10 - Get Over It! Trust in Valtryek!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 11|Episode 11 - Spryzen's Despair!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 12|Episode 12 - Shield Crash Menace!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 13|Episode 13 - Shu's Test!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 14|Episode 14 - The Battle We Promised!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 15|Episode 15 - A Fierce Battle! Valtryek Versus Spryzen!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 16|Episode 16 - A Group Lesson! Shakadera Special!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 17|Episode 17 - Extreme Xcalius!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 18|Episode 18 - Team Battle! It's Off the Hook!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 19|Episode 19 - Roktavor vs Unicrest!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 20|Episode 20 - Bring it Together! Chain Launch!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 21|Episode 21 - A Battle of Friendship!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 22|Episode 22 - Valtryek Awakens!]] (illusion)
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 31|Episode 31 - Teachings of a Legend!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 32|Episode 32 - Cyclone Power!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 33|Episode 33 - Mega Flames! Dual Sabers!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 34|Episode 34 - The Beasts Bare Their Fangs!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 35|Episode 35 - Primal Attack! Beast Betromoth!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 36|Episode 36 - Rideout Rising!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 37|Episode 37 - Next Stop, Team Finals!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 38|Episode 38 - Battle to the Finish! Lost Luinor!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 39|Episode 39 - Into the Vortex! Lost Spiral!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 40|Episode 40 - All In! Going Solo!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 41|Episode 41 - Nepstrius' Trap!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 42|Episode 42 - Jumbo Jormuntor! The Venomous Snake!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 43|Episode 43 - Winged Launch!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 44|Episode 44 - Roar! Battle of the Beasts!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 45|Episode 45 - Spryzen vs Wyvron!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 46|Episode 46 - Battle for the Top! Valt vs Xander!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 47|Episode 47 - Star Battle!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 48|Episode 48 - Semi-Finals! Spin Versus Speed!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 49|Episode 49 - Old Rivals! Lui Versus Shu!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 50|Episode 50 - Overthrowing the King!]]
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* [[Beyblade Burst - Episode 51|Episode 51 - Final Showdown! Victory Valtryek!]]
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==== Beyblade Burst Evolution ====
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* [[Beyblade Burst Evolution - Episode 01|Episode 01 - Fresh Start! Valtryek's Evolution!]] (flashback)
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* [[Beyblade Burst Evolution - Episode 27|Episode 27 - Worlds Collide! Home Turf!]]
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* ''[[Beyblade Burst Evolution - Episode 50|Episode 50 - Breaking Point! Bursting Through!]]''
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* [[Beyblade Burst Evolution - Episode 51|Episode 51 - A Champion is Crowned!]]
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==== Beyblade Burst Turbo ====
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* [[Beyblade Burst Turbo - Episode 07|Episode 07 - Curtains Rise! The Lúinor Cup!]] (Flashback)
   
 
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==Beyblades==

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That Valt is one tough opponent.

Ken Midori, known as Kensuke Midorikawa (緑川犬介, Midorikawa Kensuke) in Japan, is a protagonist in the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst. His current Beyblade is King Kerbeus Limited Press.

Appearance

Ken has long, spiky black hair, green eyes, and a sharp fang sticking out on the left side of his mouth. He is dressed in a green coat with lighter green accents and a pink chain circle on the chest, darker green pants, black shoes, and a green and pink scarf.

Both of his hands are often gloved by his two dog sock puppets: a blue one named Keru, who has sharp teeth; pointy ears and a scary expression, and a brown one named Besu, who has square teeth; longer, floppier ears; and an overall more approachable appearance. Unfortunately, Besu later was ripped by Shu Kurenai in Evolution, but was eventually fixed.

Personality

Initially, Ken seems to have an intimidating and eccentric personality, however it is revealed later that he is actually very shy and soft-spoken, when he uses his real voice to speak. Despite his shy attitude, he is shown to be very friendly and supportive.

Because his parents travel often for their jobs, Ken never had an opportunity to stay in the same school for a long time, which resulted in him not being able to have many friends. He is also shown to get nervous under pressure easily. Going along with his shy personality, he is also quite sensitive.

He is extremely talented as a ventriloquist, being able to speak as his hand puppets even in battle mode. He uses his two puppets, Keru, who is the more aggressive and outspoken one; Besu, who is the kinder and more gentle one, to portray his feelings on two spectrums. Because of this, it is difficult for others to figure out what Ken is thinking.

Over the course of the series, however, Ken becomes more confident and assertive, as well as speaking without the use of his puppets.

Biography

Background

Beyblade Burst (manga)

Beyblade Burst (anime)

At first,Ken thinks Valt Aoi is a bad blader even after he beat Rantaro Kiyama. When he faced Valt and claimed the first point, he believed Valt is an amateur. In the second match, Valt wins with a Burst finish, and then offers Ken a handshake but he turns it down and leaves. After Valt learns that Ken has no friends, he approaches him and asks him to join the Beyclub during school. Ken later stops by Valt's house to say he wants to join but then tries to leave immediately after, only for Valt’s mom to make him stay for dinner. Since then, he became a close friend with the other members and cheers on Valt in the District tournament.

He headed with Xander Shakadera and Shu Kurenai To Shakadera Dojo. Daigo Kurogami notices Ken was depressed. He asked Ken about it He ends up runing saying he needs to train.Valt Rantaro and diago caught up with him and he evently cofessed that he had to move. every one was really sad but they had no choice. Ken battled Ukyo Ibuki and Yugo Nansui and won. when they got back they had a big fest in his onor. He had one final battle with Valt and won.

his new school had a bey team named the beast led by Ben Azuki. Ben invited Ken to join the beast. They face Valt and the Beigoma Academy BeyClub. although he won against Rantaro his teamates lost thust he didn't move on from the third round.

In the individual tournament he faced to of his teamates Rantia and Ben Azuki. in the semi finals he loses to Lui Shirosagi.

Beyblade Burst Evolution

Ken is the only member of the Beigoma Academy BeyClub to stay in Japan. He was the ref for the match Valt vs Rantaro vs Wakiya vs Xander. He also cheers on Wakiya And Sunbat United in their match against SB Rios.

He watched Valts matches in the world league and the international bladers cup viva TV. Wakiya comes with a private helocoptor and takes him to America along with Toko Aoi, Nika Aoi, Chiharu Aoi and Daigo Kurogami. He and Daigo go to talk to Shu. He brushes off besu ripping him. Fortenly he was fixed. He came back to BC sol where he joined in a big fest.

Anime Apperances

Beyblade Burst

Beyblade Burst Evolution

Beyblade Burst Turbo

Beyblades

Special Moves

  • Chain Launch: Kerbeus uses its chain-shaped Energy Layer's numerous protrusions to chip away at its opponent's Stamina. This move can be utilized either defensively or offensively.

Battles

Beyblade Burst (anime)
Opponent Episode Result
Valt Aoi 02-03 Lose (2-1)
Shu Kurenai 04 Lose (2-0)
Valt Aoi 10 Win (4-0)
Ukyo Ibuki 20 Win (2-1)
Yugo Nansui 20 Win (2-1)
Xander Shakadera 21 Lose (0-2)
Valt Aoi 21 Win
Daigo Kurogami 22 Unknown
Unknown Blader 30 Win (2-0)
Valt Aoi 31 Lose (1-2)
Valt Aoi 34 Unknown
Ben Azuki 34 Lose (0-2) (flashback)
Rantaro Kiyama 34 Win (1-0)
Unknown Blader 42 Win
Raita 44 Lose x 7
Ben Azuki 44 Win (3-2)
Lui Shirosagi 45 Lose (0-3)
Beyblade Burst (manga)
Opponent Chapter Result
Valt Aoi 02 Win
Valt Aoi 02 Lose

Relationships

Valt Aoi

When Valt learned that Ken didn't have many friends due to constantly changing schools, he set out to befriend him and invite him to join the Beyblade Club. Ken even stated in episode 13 that Valt was probably the first real friend he's ever had. Even when Ken had to move away due his family's career, the two agreed to always be best friends, no matter how far apart they may be.

Ben Azuki

Ken met Ben sometime after moving to his new school, and the latter eventually invited him to join Team Beasts. The two are often seen hanging out together, and it's implied that Ben may have had an influence on Ken, because he had become noticeably more confident and assertive since the others last saw him.

Shu Kurenai

Ken appears to have a high level of respect for Shu, to the point where he only agreed to join the BeyClub if he could battle him. He also would get flustered whenever Shu complimented him or would become more shy in his presence as he hesitated to taste Shu's spaghetti carbonara at first. Shu was even the first person Ken spoke to without using Keru or Besu. Their friendship remained strong up until Shu joined the Raging Bulls and secretly became Red Eye. This was evident when Shu ripped up Besu, much to Ken's devastation. Fortunately, when Shu eventually returned to his old self, Ken held no ill will towards him and was happy to have his friend back.

Daigo Kurogami

Ken was initially suspicious of Daigo when the latter claimed to be impressed by Valt's match in episode 3. His suspicions were later confirmed when Daigo purposely lost a practice match with Valt in order to learn about his weaknesses.

However, after Daigo became a member of the Bey Club, the two became friends and remained on good terms. Daigo cares about Ken a lot; shown by how he noticed that Ken was upset about moving away, and how he wanted to go after Shu after the latter ripped Besu, one of Ken's puppets.

Quotes

  • "Alright Kerbeus! It's time for the Chain Launch!"
  • "Is he gonna start with an attack or wait and defend? Which one?"
  • "If Xander's using his power side, I know what to do. I'll go in for the attack!"
  • "It's not like I want to leave you guys. You're my best friends."
  • "KERBEUS! THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN'T HANDLE! WE'VE HAD WAY WORSE!"
  • "Valt sure is a good guy, isn't he?" - Ken's first line without using his puppets
  • "Besu, NO!!!!!!!"
  • "Chillax, would you? Of course I'm proud of you. It's just this means I'll have to wait a bit longer before I get to take you on."
  • (while holding back tears) "Hey, Valt. I'm sorry. Here I was trying to help, and I couldn't do a thing."

Gallery

For a full gallery of images of Ken, see Ken Midori/Gallery.

Trivia

  • Ken, like other characters in the Burst cast, shares some similarities with his Beyblade, King Kerbeus.
    • His Japanese family name Midorikawa means Green River. The Japanese character "Ken" in his first name means "canine"
    • His name, Ken, and his Bey Kerbeus share the same initials, hinting at the letter K in the center of the Bey.
  • His two puppets, named Ker (Keru) and Beus (Besu), make up the name of his bey, Kerbeus.
  • Unlike other Bladers, Ken usually pulls his cord up, in the middle, or down.
  • Ken is the only main Blader from Beyblade Burst who doesn't have a major role in Beyblade Burst Evolution.
  • He, Rantaro, and Gabe are the only characters from the Beyblade Burst series which their names are fully written in kanji.
  • His birthday is June 20.
  • Ken was Gabe Khouth's final anime voice acting role before his untimely death in July 2019 from cardiac arrest.

References



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