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 leader and founder of his own team, the Wild Bey Gang. He fights with his Beyblade, Roktavor R4 11Reach Wedge, although his first Beyblade was his brother's Roktavor R2 Gravity Revolve. Ranjiro started Beyblade by the influence of his brother.
Ranjiro's appearance looks similar to his brother, Rantaro. Just like his brother, Ranjiro often has a lollipop in his mouth. He wears a long white jacket with flame designs at the end. He has an orange shirt and pants that are half black and half red. His boots are white, and he has a belt with an R-shaped buckle. His most noticeable feature is his huge blonde hair.
It's noted that Ranjiro seems to take after his brother, Rantaro, in some ways. He also demonstrates exceptional leadership skills.
- Roktavor R2 Gravity Revolve: Ranjiro's former Beyblade in Beyblade Burst Turbo. His brother Rantaro gave this Bey to him.
- Roktavor R4 11Reach Wedge: Ranjiro's primary Beyblade in Beyblade Burst Turbo.
- Roktavor Typhoon: Roktavor uses its metal wings to generate upper force and create a twister that repels its opponents. The move is very similar to Rantaro Kiyama's special move, Roktavor Zone/Ultra Roktavor Zone.
- Hurricane Counter: Roktavor uses its Reach Disc Frame’s spikes to counterattack a Bey if it attempts to attack at a lower angle.
- Roktavor Storm: Roktavor's metal wings extend out more then they usually do generated a storm of an upper force and create a twister that repels its opponents.
|Beyblade Burst Turbo|
|Rantaro Kiyama||03 (Flashback)||Lose|
|Fubuki Sumiye||03 (Flashback)||Win (2-0)|
|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|
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, Roktavor R2, to Ranjiro. The two brothers appeared to be very close, as shown in a flashback in the third episode of Turbo.
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 slowly started to become possessed by Achilles and developed a growing desire for conflict, Ranjiro took notice of this and offered to accompany him on his journey to the mysterious place known as Dead Gran.
"Aw man, the doofus fell asleep!" - After Aiger's match with Xander
- 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.
For a full gallery of images of Ranjiro, see Ranjiro Kiyama/Gallery.