In the manga not anime, Daichi meets this beyblader when he was chasing a man who had stolen a lady's
purse. Kennosuke launched his beyblade at the thief and knocked him down his motorcycle by slicing one of its tire in half with his Guardian Driger.

Kennosuke trains extensively to Beyblade and believes he should not fight for insignificant battles. He runs, practices swordsmanship and makes Guardian Driger push away and destroy rocks. Daichi, already overwhelmed by Kennosuke's power and skills from when he stopped the thief, insisted on challenging him to a beybattle, which he lost. At the end of the battle, Daichi's Strata Dragoon strikes at a rock which stood just behind Kennosuke's younger brother, Tenmaru. Strata Dragoon formed a hole in the rock, yet Guardian Driger completely sliced it in half. This showed Daichi that he needed to train in order to beat Kennosuke, and he did. Although Kennosuke lost the second battle, he now understood that beyblades could be used that way, for fun and self-esteem. He went with Tenmaru on a quest to find out more about Beyblades.

When Daichi appears and demands a battle, Kennosuke simply ignores him, but when a training exercise goes wrong and Tenmaru is nearly injured because of Daichi, Kennosuke sees it as Daichi doing whatever it takes to battle him, so he accepts the challenge. However, he easily defeats Daichi. After seeing the results of Daichi's rigorous training (blisters on his hands) Kennosuke accepts the rematch challenge and is defeated. In result, he decides to do "some serious blade know, the bey kind."

He later reappears in Volume 12 when Daichi is holding a 99 winning streak in a small tournament and Tenmaru shows up to battle.

This mysterious beyblader appears at the end of the original last episode of G Revolution, along with Tenmaru and Hikaru.


Kennosuke's Bit Beast is Guardian Driger and he has a little brother named Tenmaru. He first appears in Volume 7 of the Beyblade manga when he cuts through a tire using his beyblade to stop a thief on a motor bike. With the help of his brother, he trains to become a great sword fighter. His launcher is shaped like a sword and shoots the blade when it is pulled out of the sheath.


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