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!"||”|
—Kenta Yumiya MF044
Kenta Yumiya (湯宮ケンタ / 湯宮健太, Yumiya Kenta) is one of the protagonists of the Metal Saga and arguably the tritagonist of the saga overall.
He is one of Gingka Hagane's friends and goes to many lengths to support him. He is also friends with Madoka Amano, Benkei Hanawa, Yu Tendo, Tsubasa Otori, Kyoya Tategami and Ryuga. Kenta was formerly the owner of Flame Sagittario C145S and currently owns Flash Sagittario 230WD.
Intially poorly skilled in battle, as the series progressed he gained confidence and become a very strong and competent Blader. Through his continuous effort, he even earned the respect of the Legendary Blader Ryuga, who later passed his Star Fragment to Kenta, evolving his Bey.
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 though this is unknown
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
In episode 1, Kenta got to the quarter-final of a Beyblade tournament. When he was out of the tournament building, he was forced to fight a Beybattle against Benkei and four other Face Hunters. Benkei kept on smashing Saggitario, not allowing it to hit the ground. However, Gingka appeared and saved Kenta by beating the Face Hunters with his bey Pegasus. Gingka and Kenta later get to know each other. The Face Hunters then force Gingka to fight in a 1 vs. 100 Bey match! As Kenta rushes to watch Gingka fight, Gingka is victorious using his Storm Pegasus to defeat every single Bey. They rejoice until they find the leader of the Face Hunters, Kyoya Tategami.In episode 2, Kenta is talking with Ginka about him and how he should stay in the town. After talking with Ginka Kenta leaves but is ambushed by Benkei and other facehunters. Benkei steals Kenta's beyblade Flame Sagittario and says that is Ginka does battle Kyoya in the top of Metal Tower, Benkei will throw Sagittario from the top of the tower causing it to break into pieces.
In episode 3, Kenta asks Ginka to teach him to be a great blader just like him but when Ginka refuses, Kenta then battles battles Ginka but loses but Ginka tells him that he won't be leaving the town.
After losing many times to Hikaru Hasama, he with Benkis helps created a special move called Flame Claw which allowed him to finally win.
When Kyoya Tategami returned from traning, he told Benkei to go talk to him. When Benkei does Kyoya starts beating him brutaley until Kenta comes to help. Dispite there efforts both are beaten badly by Kyoya.
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.
In episode 43, Kenta spectated Kyoya and Benkei fight and Gingka and Ryutaro fight. He with the gang later found Yu coming for help, hurt.
In episode 44, Kenta was to fight Reiji, in the Battle Bladers tournament. After hearing how Reiji crushed Yu with his Poison Serpent, Kenta promises to defeat Reiji. He uses Yu's Flame Libra's Performance Tip (ES) on Flame Sagitarrio to help him defeat Reiji. At first, Sagittario is off to a good start but then Serpent starts getting rough by breaking Sagittario's three claws. However by using his Blader's Spirit with Yu to fight, he ultimately loses. As Reiji is about to break Sagittario, Gingka stops this. As Kenta is left heart-broken about losing, Yu reminds him that the spectators are cheering him on making Kenta happy once more
Beyblade: Metal Masters
Kenta and Hyoma were there, when Gingka obtained Galaxy Pegasus from Komba Village and when Gingka had his very first battle with Masamune Kadoya; Kenta even met Masamune and became friends. Kenta also faced Masamune in a Beybattle to try out for a spot in the Japanese representational team, Team Gan Gan Galaxy; yet Kenta lost. However, when Gingka and the others had to leave for China to begin the World Beyblade Championship, Kenta wished Gingka good luck and hoped that Gan Gan Galaxy would win.
Throughout the battles, Kenta would always be there to cheer for Team Gan Gan Galaxy, even if he wasn't with Gingka and Co. In the end,Gan Gan Galaxy won the World Beyblade Championship. Kenta even played a minor role, in helping the Team train for their match against Team Wild Fang, where he and Masamune, had a match of their own. He later helps the teams fight Hades Inc to stop the spril core.
Beyblade: Metal Fury
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.
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.
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.
Kenta's relationship with Gingka is ever-growing because of the fact that Gingka has been always there whenever he needed him, in fact in the first time they met, Gingka saved Kenta from the Face Hunters which showed how much Kenta owes Gingka. It was because of Gingka, that Kenta became such a strong BeyBlader. When Gingka arrived in Metal Bey City, Kenta was his immediate friend. Gingka gave much advice to Kenta about Beyblading and this is the main reason why Kenta has become so strong through out the Metal Saga.
Although Kenta and Ryuga did not have much of a relationship in either Metal Fusion or Metal Masters. In Metal Fury, Kenta, who was determined to become a Legendary Blader, left Gingka and Co. and went to Ryuga to ask him to come and help Gingka and his friends find the Legendary Bladers. At first, Ryuga disagrees but due to Kenta's strong determination which showed Ryuga how much Kenta cared about his friends, he accepts.
During their travels, Ryuga has helped Kenta to become stronger by breaking big boulders along with other exercises. Throughout, their relationship increases as they have begun to understand each other better. With this, Ryuga has started to help Kenta, to become a Legendary Blader.
Kenta also cares about Ryuga just like how he does with Gingka. This is evident in Sagittario's Blow, in which he relentlessly battled Ryuga in order to ensure, Ryuga would not be corrupted by Nemesis' power as he was with Lightning L-Drago 100HF. Despite losing and L-Drago Destroy's Face Bolt being cracked as a result, Kenta was successful. He cared alot about Ryuga in Metal Fury.
This is further seen in 4D039, in which after Nemesis' "Armageddon" Special Spin Move was activated, Kenta clinged to Ryuga to have Ryuga come with him and the others to escape the destruction of the temple. Ryuga refused and Gingka grabbed Kenta to safety. Ryuga was trapped in the temple's rubble as a result.In Episode 40 of Metal Fury,it was seen that Ryuga was alive but angry and wanted revenge. Later, on Nemesis vs L-Drago, Ryuga lost against Rago and Nemesis and L-Drago seems to be badly damaged . Also Ryuga is knocked unconscious groaning in pain. On An Inherited Light , after L-Drago and Ryuga disintegrate after giving Kenta and Flame Sagittario the star fragment , Kenta bursted into tears and sorrow , telling Rago he will not go down again. And so, Kenta Got A New Bey:Flash Sagittario 230WD.
Flame Sagittario C145S: 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 230WD: 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.
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|
|Tornment Blader (1st round)||Offscreen||Win|
|Tornment Blader (2nd round)||Offscreen||Lose|
|Tornment Blader (1st round)||MF001||Win (offscreen)|
|Tournament Blader (2nd Round)||MF001||Win|
|Tournament Blader||MF001||Win (dream)|
|Benkei Hanawa||MF001||No Outcome|
|Gingka Hagine||MF006||No outcome Gingka fanted|
|Hikaru Hasama||MF006||Lose (x8)|
|Benkei Hanawa||MF007||Lose (many times)|
|Kyoya Tategami (Tag w/ Benkei)||MF009||Lose|
|Dark Nebula Beyblades (Tag w/ Gingka, Benkei and Kyoya)||MF011||Win|
|Giant Beyblade (Tag w/ Gingka, Benkei and Kyoya)||MF012||Win|
|Dark Nebula Bladers (Tag w/ Gingka, Benkei and Kyoya)||MF012||No outcome|
|Benkei Hanawa||MF018||No outcome|
|Benkei Hanawa||MF019||No outcome|
|Osamu and Takashi (Tag w/ Benkei)||MF019||Win|
|Gingka Hagane (Tag w/ Benkei)||MF019||No outcome|
|2 Anonymous BeyBladers (Tag w/Benkei)||MF019||Win|
|Survival Battle Blader||MF020||Win|
|Tetsuya Watarigani (Tag w/ Benkei, Osamu, Takashi, and Akira)||MF020||Win|
|Yu Tendo, Hikaru Hasama, Benkei Hanawa||MF021||Lose|
|Gingka Hagane, Kyoya Tategami, Benkei Hanawa, Hikaru Hasama, Hyoma, Osamu, Takashi, Tetsuya Watarigani , Akira||MF023||Lose|
|Sora Akatsuki||MF029||Win X2|
|Unknown Blader||MF029||Win (offscreen)|
|Sora Akatsuki, Unknown Bladers||MF029||Win|
|Dan Sodo and Reiki Sodo||MF031||Win|
|Kyoya Tategami, Gingka Hagane , Hyoma, Tsubasa Otori , Yu Tendo||MF032||Runner-up|
|Busujimas gang (Tag w/ Sora)||MF037||Win|
|Busujimas Gang (Tag w/ Gingka)||MF037||Win|
|Tubsasa Ortori||MF038||No outcome|
|Dark Nebula Bladers (Tag w/ Hyoma)||MF046||Win|
|Doji||MF046||Lose (Used a broken bey)|
|Doji (Tag w/ Hyoma)||MF046||Lose|
|Beyblade: Metal Masters|
|Gingka Hagane||MM002||No outcome|
|Japanese Selection Match||MM004||Lose (6th place)|
|Gingka Hagane,Benkei Hanawa||MM006||Lose|
|Brad Bruce and Owen (Tag w/ Masamune and Gingka)||MM036||No outcome|
|Gingka Hagane Masamune Kadoya, Chi-yun Li Dashan Wang, Mei-Mei, Chao Xin||MM040||No Outcome|
|Phoenix (Tag w/ Gingka, Massamune, Chi yun, Dashan, Mei mei and Chao Xin)||MM040||Lose|
|Selen Garcia and Enzo Garcia (Tag w/ Benkei, Demure , Chi-yun, Mei-Mei and Chao Xin)||MM045||Win|
|Argo Garcia and HD Academy Bladers (Tag w/ Gingka and Hikaru)||MM046||Win|
|Metal Fight Beyblade VS the Sun: Sol Blaze|
|Helios (tag/w Benkei and Yu)||Lose|
|Beyblade: Metal Fury|
|Tornment Blader (1st round)||4D001||Win (offscreen)|
|Tornment Blader (2nd round)||4D001||Win (offscreen)|
|Tournament Blader (Semi-finals)||4D001||Win|
|Tournament Blader (Finals)||4D001||Win|
|Sala (Tag w/ Yuki)||4D004||Win|
|Yuki Mizusawa||4D006||Lose (Multiple Times)|
|Tsubassa Otori||4D013||No outcome|
|Gingka Hagine||4D040||No outcome|
|Gingka Hagane||4D041||No Outcome (Earthquake)|
|Rago and Pluto (Tag w/ Legendary Bladers, Masamune, Yu and Tsubasa)||4D045-4D049||Pluto = Win |
Rago = Draw
|Nemesis (Tag w/ Legendary Bladers, Masamune , Yu and Tsubasa)||4D049-4D052||Eliminated (In 4D050)|
|Kyoya Tategami||4D052||Lose (presumingly)|
Main Article: Kenta Yumiya/Gallery
- 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.