Wakiya Murasaki, known as Wakiya Komurasaki (小紫ワキヤ, Komurasaki Wakiya) in the Japanese version, is a character featured in the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst. His Beyblades are Wyvron Armed Massive (manga) and Wyvron W2 Vertical Orbit (anime)
Wakiya is quite a lot taller than other characters his age. He has sharply slanted blue eyes and blonde spiky hair which he wears in a ponytail. His regular attire consists of a purple jacket with a red Wyvron emblem as a design, two gold spikes on each shoulder of the jacket, a white belt with a silver "W" emblem belt, purple pants, black knee-length boots and black-and-yellow fingerless gloves.
Wakiya is a highly self-confident and competitive character who possesses a sharp mind and excellent analytical skills. His extreme self-confidence has proven to be a double-edged sword: while it has greatly helped him to win more battles, it has also caused him to underestimate some of his opponents, such as when he said that Valt Aoi only got lucky in his matches and ignored him because he was not a worthy opponent, only to be beaten by him later in the series.
He strongly believes in his Beyblade's strong wall of defense and taunts Shu Kurenai after winning his battle in the Best Eight. He is often seen riling up his opponents in an attempt to make them lose their focus on the match, and he uses this strategy to his advantage. Despite this, Wakiya has a kind side, especially shown towards his practice partner and friend Hoji Konda.
He is shown to be athletic and is a fast runner. He is hardworking when it comes to Beyblade and undergoes rigorous training, even entering tournaments with extra weights on under his usual outfit.
Wyvron W2 Vertical Orbit: Wakiya's primary Beyblade in Beyblade: Burst.
- Wyvron Armed Massive: Wakiya's Beyblade in the manga.
- Tornado Wyvern: Wakiya's primary Beyblade in Beyblade: Burst God.
- Shield Launch:
- Shield Crash:
|Beyblade Burst (anime)|
|Unknown Blader||05||Win (2-0)|
|Unknown Blader||06||Win (2-0)|
|Haruto Aota||08||Win (2-0)|
|Valt Aoi||09||Win (4-0)|
|Valt Aoi||11-12||Lose (1-3)|
|Shu Kurenai||14||Lose (0-2) (flashback)|
|Unknown Blader||22||Win (2-0)|
|Hoji Konda||24||Lose (0-2) (dream)|
|Hoji Konda||24||Win (2-0)|
|Yugo Nansui||26||Win (2-0)|
|Rantaro Kiyama||27||Lose (2-0)|
|Valt Aoi||28||Win (2-0)|
|Ken Yukino||30||Win (2-0)|
|Xander Shakadera||33||Lose (0-2)|
|Yoga Sakurajima||35||Win (2-0)|
|Beyblade Burst (manga)|
|Unnamed "Best Eight" Blader||03||Win|
|Valt Aoi||04||Lose (1-2)|
- Valt Aoi -
- Shu Kurenai - Wakiya considers Shu to be his biggest rival. He is constantly training to become better than Shu.
- Daigo Kurogami - Daigo and Wakiya have at least some sort of mutual respect for each other. Before Daigo becomes friends with Valt and the other members of the Beyclub, he is often shown interacting with Wakiya. Wakiya is well aware of Daigo's ominous tactics, suggesting that they have known each other for a while.
- Hoji Konda - Hoji's father works at the company that Wakiya's father owns, which is how the two met. It is implied that Hoji and Wakiya have known each other for a long time, as Wakiya has stated in anime episode 7 that "Hoji's trained with me since Day 1". Hoji is one of the few characters that Wakiya openly shows kindness to.
For a full gallery of images of Wakiya, see Wakiya Murasaki/Gallery.
- Wakiya, like other characters in the Burst cast, shares some similarities with his Beyblade, Wyvron Armed Massive:
- Komurasaki means Little Purple. His first name shares first letter with his bey Wyvron.
- Wakiya has a fear of heights, as revealed in episode 28.
- He shares the same "紫" kanji with Irina Shido from High School DXD and Atsushi Murasakibara from Kuroko's Basketball. Furthermore, Wakiya's seiyu, Yuu Kobayashi also voiced Ayase Ayatsuji from Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry and Elizavetta Fomina from Lord Marksman and Vanadis, due to the fact that she wear a dress that dominated by purple . In fact Atsushi's seiyu, Kenichi Suzumura also voiced Yuuya Mirokuji from Re:CREATORS which both have same purple hair. Furthermore again,Irina,Ayase,and Yuuya are katana users.Oddly, Beyblade Burst God and Re:CREATORS are aired together at same season.