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Ranjiro Kiyama (黄山 乱次郎, Kiyama Ranjiro), also known as Socho (ソーチョー / 総長, President) in Japan, and as Cap'n in the dub, is a character in the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst Turbo. He is the younger brother of Rantaro Kiyama and the founder and leader of his own team, the Wild Bey Gang. He fights with his Beyblade, Crash Roktavor 11Reach Wedge, which he had upgraded from his brother's Raging Roktavor Gravity Revolve. Ranjiro started Beyblade by the influence of his brother. Ranjiro returns in Beyblade Burst Superking with his newly evolved Bey, Glide Ragnaruk Wheel Revolve 1S.

Appearance

Ranjiro's appearance looks similar to his brother, Rantaro. He has a huge flattop-style blonde hair, hazel eyes, and a bandage on his left cheek. Like his brother, Ranjiro also has a habit of chewing on a green and yellow lollipop.

In Turbo, his attire consists of a long white jacket with flame designs at the end and on his right shoulder region, an orange shirt, white wrapping around his waist, a pair of pants that are half black and half mahogany, white boots, and a white belt with an R-shaped buckle.

In Superking, he retains his boots, belt and buckle, waist wrapping and jacket, but the flames on the jacket ends are more serrated, a pair of pants now colored half blue and half orange, and a yellow-orange dress shirt. Yet he still has some of his old design with him.

Personality

It's noted that Ranjiro seems to take after his brother, Rantaro, in some ways. He also demonstrates exceptional leadership skills.

Ranjiro is also very protective of those he cares about, as he accompanied Aiger on his journey to Dread Tower after noticing him being consumed by his obsession with resonance.

Biography

When he was young, Ranjiro always looked up to his older brother, Rantaro and strived to be as good as him one day. After hearing form his friend Tobisuke that Fubuki Sumiye had gotten a Turbo bey, he decided to upgrade his handed-down Raging Roktavor into Crash Roktavor. He then set off to challenge Fubuki and his Bey, Emperor Forneus, which he won with little effort. This win impressed four Bladers: Harumi Hijikawa, Benimaru, Gumita, and Jonji to leave the Beigoma Academy BeyClub and led Ranjiro to form their own team, the Wild Bey Gang.

Background

Beyblade Burst Turbo

Beyblades

Special Moves

Battles

Beyblade Burst Turbo
Opponent Episode Result
Rantaro Kiyama 03 (Flashback) Lose
Fubuki Sumiye 03 (Flashback) Win (2-0)
Aiger Akabane 03 Draw
Fubuki Sumiye 04 Lose (0-2)
Lui Shirosagi (With Aiger Akabane & Fubuki Sumiye) 06 Lose (0-0-0-6)
Unknown Blader 07 Win (2-0)
Suoh Genji 08 Lose (0-2)
Unknown Blader 09 Win (2-0)
Aiger Akabane 10 Lose (1-2)
Phi & Hae-jin Oh (Battle Royale) 16 Lose (0-0-2)
Kyle Hakim 18 Lose (0-1)
Xavier Bogard & Kyle Hakim (With Aiger Akabane) 19 Lose (0-0)
Aiger Akabane, Fubuki Sumiye, Hae-jin Oh, Suoh Genji, Phi, Laban Vanot, Xavier Bogard & Kyle Hakim (Battle Royale) 20 Lose (0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-16)
Xavier Bogard & Kyle Hakim (With Suoh Genji) 21 Lose (0-4)
Kyle Hakim & Phi 22 Win (3-0-2)
Xavier Bogard 23 Lose (0-2)
Aiger Akabane 26 Win (2-0) (Training)
Aiger Akabane 26 Lose (0-9) (Training)
Evel Oxford 33 Lose (0-2)
Aiger Akabane (With Fubuki Sumiye) 39 Draw
Aiger Akabane 40 No Outcome
Beyblade Burst Superking
Opponent Episode Result
Hyuga Asahi 02 Win (0-2)
Hikaru Asahi 02 Draw
Hyuga and Hikaru Asahi (With Rantaro Kiyama) 02 Lose (0-3)
Rantaro Kiyama 04 Win (1-0)

Anime Appearances

Beyblade Burst Turbo

Beyblade Burst Rise

Beyblade Burst Superking

Relationships

Rantaro Kiyama

Rantaro is Ranjiro’s older brother. The reason Ranjiro became a Blader was because he was inspired by his brother. In addition to this, Rantaro gave his old Beyblade, Raging Roktavor, to Ranjiro. The two brothers appeared to be very close, as shown in a flashback in the third episode of Turbo.

Aiger Akabane

Ranjiro initially head a grudge against Aiger for defeating the members of his team and set out to teach him a lesson. After tying 149 times in a battle, the two eventually came to respect one another. Since then, they have become great friends, with their friendship being similar to that of Valt and Rantaro's. In one instance, when Aiger's Z Achilles was briefly stolen by the Wild Bey Gang, Ranjiro scolded them for it before apologizing to Aiger and returning his bey to him. Later on, when Aiger started becoming obsessed with winning and developed a dark resonance, Ranjiro took notice of this and offered to accompany him on his journey to the mysterious place known as Dread Tower.

Tobisuke

Ranjiro and Tobisuke were good friends long before the Wild Bey Gang was formed. Tobisuke often followed Ranjiro everywhere and always praised his strength and Blading skills. If anyone ever insulted or made fun of Ranjiro, Tobisuke would immediately defend him. Their friendship was so strong, that he, along with Naru Akabane and Gumita stowed away on the Battleship Cruise, so they could support and cheer their respective Bladers on.

Fubuki Sumiye

Hae-jin Oh

Suoh Genji

Hikaru Asahi

Hyuga Asahi

Quotes

  • "Aw man, the doofus fell asleep!" - After Aiger's match with Xander
  • "Akabane will rue the day he messed with the Wild Bey Gang!" -after finding out Aiger defeated his whole team
  • "Know what time it is, Fubuki? It's battle 'o' clock!" -in a flashback, challenging Fubuki to a battle with his new Crash Roktavor.
  • "What even is that!? Try curry with rice, hamburgers and ramen!" -in response to a disguised Count Nightfell trying to guess his favorite food
  • "No need to play it cool. Admit it, you were cheering for us." -upon meeting Fubuki in America
  • "The knucklehead had another dream about Phi destroying Achilles."
  • "I thought Phi was mean before, but now he's gone way too far." after seeing that Phi with Dread Phoenix
  • " So that's why Lord Destructo changed its name to Dread Phoenix."
  • "I called that one..." -after finding out that Principal Shinoda got caught up in Aiger's training machine shenanigans again.

Trivia

  • Ranjiro possessed the very first hand-me-down Beyblade, which originally belonged to his older brother, Rantaro.
  • Also, true to his form, Ranjiro plays the same role his brother played in the last two seasons.
  • Ranjiro is the first main character to be the founder of a different team.
  • Ranjiro owns a blue Level Chip on his bey.
  • His birthday is May 1.
  • Ranjiro is the only one of the four main protagonists of Beyblade Burst Turbo whose Launch Form didn't change later in the season.
  • Ranjiro is the only blader other than Hae-jin Oh who participated on the Battleship Cruise whose Beyblade was a Stamina Type.
  • In the 2018 character popularity poll in Japan, Ranjiro was placed last as the least popular character.

Gallery

For a full gallery of images of Ranjiro, see Ranjiro Kiyama/Gallery.

References


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