This is an article about the Anime Character. For the manga counterpart of the same name, see here.

"A Bey Battle isn't about damaging or hurting the Blader's Spirit! It's about having fun!"

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Kenta Yumiya (湯宮ケンタ / 湯宮健太, Yumiya Kenta) is one of the protagonists of the Metal Saga.

He is one of Gingka Hagane's best friends and goes to many lengths to try and support and help him. He is also friends with Madoka Amano, Benkei Hanawa, Yu TendoTsubasa Otori, Kyoya Tategami, and Ryuga. Kenta was formerly the owner of Flame Sagittario C145S and presently owns Flash Sagittario 230WD.

Earlier, Kenta was very poorly skilled in battle, however, as the series progressed, he gained confidence and become a very strong and competent Blader. Through his continuous hard work, he even earned the respect of the Legendary Blader, Ryuga, who gave him his legendary spirit, allowing his bey to evolve. Because of this, Kenta himself became a legendary Blader.

In Shogun Steel, he is shown to be the new owner of B-Pit, but this was only in the manga.


Kenta is a short Blader with bright green hair with brown eyes. He wore a yellow T-shirt with a straight blue stripe running across his chest and arms in the first two seasons, and a yellow shirt with a white line down the chest in Metal Fury, and also a pair of blue shorts. Kenta also wears blue and white trainers with white socks. He also started wearing brown fingerless gloves, a brown cloak and brown hat. Kenta then took away his brown cloak and hat, but kept his brown fingerless gloves on.

In the Metal Saga, Kenta and Yu look about the same age.


Kenta Preparing for Battle

At the beginning of the series, Kenta was a new Blader who didn't have much confidence in his skills, however he gained confidence after he met Gingka and strived to be like him.

Kenta is very kind and caring and if he ever notices something wrong with his friend, he would always be concerned for him/ her and asks what's wrong until he gets an answer. He is also very loyal to his friends Throughout the series Kenta can also be seen to be very emotional whenever he, his Bey, or his friends are in danger.


Beyblade: Metal Fusion

Kenta Battling in Metal Fusion

Kenta started off as an up-and-coming Blader, who befriended Gingka. He felt inspired by him, and thus set out to become a stronger Blader.

After losing many times to Hikaru Hasama, he created a special move called Flame Claw which allowed him to finally win. 

Kenta later strived to take part in Battle Bladers, earning the 50,000 Bey Points required to enter the tournament. In the first round of the same, he defeated Tetsuya easily due to the fact that Tetsuya wastes his time boasting about his "Dark Move". However, in the second match, he lost to and was humiliated by Reiji who destroyed his bey.

Kenta supported Gingka in his final battle against Ryuga.

Beyblade: Metal Masters

Kenta joined Gingka alongside Hyoma on his quest to find the legendary bey, Galaxy Pegasus W105R2F. He also later participated in the qualification rounds for the Beyblade World Championships. However, he was not able to qualify.

He later followed Gan Gan Galaxy for all their matches and supported them greatly. He even joined them in their fight against Hades Inc.

Beyblade: Metal Fury

Kenta trying to persuade Ryuga

Kenta joins Gingka, Kyoya, Yuki and the others on their search to find the Legendary Bladers. Kenta is eager to help and is much more mature than the previous seasons. After they land on the island, he battles with Sala many times, teaching her how to become stronger.

After Gingka, Kyoya and Yuki lose to Ryuga, who refuses to join them, Kenta decides to go after Ryuga himself and make him listen and join them. He follows him to many tournaments, and is determined to make him listen. For this, he trains hard day-and-night and learns how to survive in the wild. 

Kenta battling Gingka

In the Beyster Island tournament, Kenta follows Ryuga, but comes across Gingka at one point of time. He battles him fiercely, but since he has not perfected his special move, he loses. 

After days of training, Kenta finally challenges Ryuga again after perfecting his new special move, Diving Claw. Ryuga crushes this with his Dragon Emperor Supreme Flight, but learns that this has cracked his face bolt. This makes him take Kenta seriously, and even though he doesn't listen to him, he starts to respect him as a Blader.

After Ryuga loses to Nemesis and falls unconscious, Kenta is angered and attacks Nemesis and refuses to give up. Nemesis breaks Flame Sagittario's claws, but suddenly, Ryuga emerges and gives Kenta his star fragment's power. Kenta's Bey evolves into Flash Sagittario 230WD.

Kenta and his new Sagittario attacking Nemesis

Pluto is not ready to accept this, and as Rago creates a barrier around his bey, Diablo Nemesis, Pluto engages Kenta with his Firefuse Darkhelm. Kenta masters the new power of his bey during this, and uses his new special move, Diving Arrow to defeat him. He helps the Bladers of the 4 Seasons form Zeus' Barrier, as the ruins collapse.

It is revealed that Nemesis survived (since a section of Fusion Hades AD145SWD landed in the barrier), and as the Bladers launch their beys against it, they are stopped and broken one-by-one. Kenta is one of the last ones to survive, but Nemesis uses Ryuga's power to destroy Kenta's Flash Sagittario. In the end, Kenta lends his power to Gingka who defeats Nemesis on his and the Legendary Bladers' behalf.


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Flame Sagittario C145SFlameSagittario.jpg: Kenta's Primary Beyblade in Beyblade: Metal Fusion & Beyblade: Metal Masters, his first Beyblade in Beyblade: Metal Fury. It is a stamina type Beyblade that Kenta exploits as an Attack type by using its Claws.

Flash Sagittario 230WDAtack mode.jpg: Kenta's second Beyblade in Beyblade: Metal Fury. It is a stamina type Beyblade that evolved from Flame Sagittario when Ryuga enchanted his Star Fragment within it, giving it the power of L-Drago Destructor. It has incredibly powerful attack power with great endurance and speed as well.

Special Moves

Flame Claw: Sagittario extends it's Claws on it's spin track as they ignite to engulf Sagittario in flames and slam into the opponent. While training with Ryuga, Kenta improved this technique to work in mid air and eventually developed it into Diving Claw.

Diving Claw: Derived from Sagittario's Flame Claw, Sagittario extends it's Claws and wraps itself in flames while in mid air, using the air resistance to fuel it's fire. It was difficult to control due to the content of the air and its overwhelming power, which cost Kenta his match with Gingka.

Diving Arrow: With control of the diving claw added with Ryuga's Star Fragment, Flash Sagittario could easily manipulate flames and heat while in mid air, covering itself in a glowing ball of fire. As if an archer were firing it, Saggitario flies at the opponent, diving down and exploding the field into flames.


Beyblade: Metal Fusion
Opponent Episode Result
Tournament Blader (2nd Round) 1 Win
Koji (Quarter-finals) 1 Lose
Benkei Hanawa 1 No Outcome (stopped by Gingka)
Akira 3 Lose
Gingka Hagane 3 Loss
Akira 4 Win
Tetsuya Wataragani 5 Lose
Takeshi Nakazato 6 Win
Ginka Hagine 6 No outcome Ginka fanted
Hikaru Hasama 6 Loss (x8)
Benki Hanawa 7 Lose (many times
Hikaru Hasama 7 Draw
Hikaru Hasama 7 Win
Benkei Hanawa 9 Win
Kyoya Tategami (Tag w/ Benkei) 9 Loss
Dark nebula Beyblades (tag with Ginka Benki and later Kyoya) 11 win
Gaint beyblade (tag with Gingka Benkei and Kyoya) 12 Win
Dark nebula Bladers (tag with Ginka Benki and Kyoya) 12 No outcome
Hyoma 16 Loss
Benkei Hanawa 19 No outcome
Osmo and Taksihe (tag with Benki) 19 Win
Ginka Hagine (tag with Benki) 19 No outcome
Anonymous BeyBladers (Tag w/Benkei) 19 Win
Unknown Blader 20 Win
Tetsuya Watarigani (Tag w/ Benki, Osamu, Takashi, & Akira) 20 Win
Yu Tendo Hikaru Benkei 21 Loss
Gingka Hagane, Kyoya Tategami, Kenta Yumiya, Hikaru Hasama, Hyoma, Osamu, Takashi, Testuya Watargii , Akira 23 Lose
Unknown blader 24 Win
Unknown Blader 27 Win
Tsubasa Otori 27 Loss
2Unkown Bladers Win (offscreen)
Sora Akatsuki Win
Sora Akatsuki/Unkown Bladers Win
Dan Sodo & Reiki Sodo Win
Kyoya Tategami, Ginka Hagine , Hyoma, Tsubasa Otori , Yu Tendo Runner-up
Kazuki & Yui Win
Busujima´s gang (tag with Gingka) Win
Unkown Blader Win
Tubsasa Ortori 38 Lose
Tubasta Ortori 38 No outcome interrupted by Ginka
Tetsuya Watarigani 40 Win
Reiji Mizuchi 44 Lose
Dark Nebula Bladers (tag with Hyoma) 46 Win
Doji 46 Lose (Used a broken bey)
Doji (Tag w/ Hyoma) 46 Lose
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Opponent Episode Result
Gingka Hagane No outcome
Selection BeyBladers Win
Masamune Kadoya Loss
Japanese Selection Match Loss (6th place)
Gingka/Benki Lose
Masamune Kadoya Loss
Gingka Massamune, Chi yun Dishain, Mei mei/ Chao Shin No Outcome Phenox appeard and beat all of them
Selen and Enzo (Tag w/ Benkei, Demure , Chi-yun Li, Mei-Mei and Chao Xin) Win
Argo Garcia and HD Bladers (Tag w/ Gingka and Hikaru) MM46 Win
Beyblade: Metal Fury
Opponent Episode Result
Tournament Blader (Semi-finals) 4D001 Win
Tournament Blader (Finals) 4D001 Win
Gingka Hagane 4D002 Loss
Sala (Tag w/ Yuki Mizusawa) 4D004 Win
Sala 4D004 Win
Yuki Mizusawa 4D006 Loss (Multiple Times)
Ryuga 4D007 Loss
Unkown Bladers 4D013 Win
Tsubasa Otori 4D013 Loss
Tornment Bladers 4D023 Win
Gingka Hagane 4D024 Loss
Ryuga 4D032 Loss
Gingka Hagine 4D040 No outcome
Gingka Hagane 4D041 No Outcome (Earthquake)
Rago and Pluto (Tag with Legendary Bladers, Masamune Kadoya, Yu Tendo and Tsubasa Otori) 4D045-4D049 Pluto = Win
Rago = Draw
Nemesis (Tag With Legendary Bladers, Masamune Kadoya, Yu Tendo and Tsubasa Otori) 4D049-4D052 Eliminated (In 4D050)


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  • The very first words in the metal saga were "Go Sagittario!" that Kenta said in the first part of Metal Fusion
  • Kenta is the only Legendary Blader who uses a ripcord launcher instead of a string launcher.
  • He is the only Legendary Blader who doesn't use either a 3 segment launcher grip or a string launcher.
  • From time to time Kenta uses his ripcord laucher with or without a laucher grip
  • In other kanji writing, Yumiya is Japanese for "bow and arrow," which may refer to his Bey being Saggitarius. In this name, his last name means "hot water palace" in Japanese.
  • Kenta is the only main character from the Metal Saga who wasn't part of an official team. This does not include the Legendary Bladers of the Four Seasons.
  • Kenta is also the name of a Japanese professional wrestler with a move similar to Flame Claw, where he spins with his fists out. This could merely be a coincidence, though.
  • Kenta is the second Legendary Blader to use two official special moves, which are different, in Metal Fury: Diving Claw and Diving Arrow, the first being Tithi and his special moves Ishidal Impact and Ascent Spark.
  • In Metal Fury, Kenta has a yellow aura even before he was a Legendary Blader. These were also the cases to Gingka, Kyoya and Ryuga before Metal Fury.
  • Kenta is the only Legendary Blader to have 2 colors in his aura at the same time. Yellow like Sagittario and his Shirt, and Green because of his Hair.
  • Kenta is the only Legendary Blader to not get hit by a Star Fragment, instead having been given one by Ryuga.
  • Kenta shares some similarities to Tithi.
    • They have the similar primary color, yellow.
    • They are the shortest Legendary Bladers.
    • They both are very good friends with Yu Tendo.
  • There is some confusion on who is older between Kenta and Yu but in the biographical information Kenta was 12. By the end of Metal Fury and Yu was only 11 at the time so meaning Kenta is in fact older than Yu.
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