Kai Hiwatari

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Intro

Kai Hiwatari is one of the deuteragonists from the Original Series, consisting of Beyblade, Beyblade: V-Force and Beyblade: G-Revolution.

Kai is the former leader of the Blade Sharks and current leader of the G Revolutions (english dub only). He is also a former member of the Blitzkrieg Boys. His Bit-Beast and Beyblade is Dranzer – one of the 4 Sacred Bit-Beasts.


History

In the manga, a lot more is revealed about Kai’s past. His father’s name is Susumu Hiwatari and little is seen of his mother. Kai is even nastier than in his initial anime appearance. It is revealed that Kai, as a child, had a very close relationship with his father, a man who enjoyed engineering beyblades.

The two played many battles together, delighting the young Kai and making him adore his father. However, when Kai’s grandfather, Soichiro Hiwatari, learned of his son’s playing rather than working, he dragged him and Kai both to his office at Hiwatari Enterprises.

There he issued an ultimatum to Kai’s father – to abandon his silly love for toys or lose his position as heir to Hiwatari Enterprises. Kai’s father chose beyblades, voicing a desire to make children smile as his reason. Kai tried to go after his father as he walked away but was held him back by his grandfather.

At the tender age of ten, Kai took this to be rejection by his father and takes it upon himself to change his attitude. Donning face-paint, Kai begins his quest to destroy beyblades – the toys that ‘stole’ his father away.

While his mother is present at the confrontation in the office, she seems to serve no role, neither aiding nor trying to prevent this rebellion. Later, during Kai’s and Tyson’s battle in the regional championships, Voltaire turns up, demanding that the tournament be stopped.

At this Kai’s father steps in and tells him to leave Kai alone. Throughout the manga – unlike in the anime – however, Kai shows little personal development. His attitude remains largely coldly indifferent.

His rivalry with the Majestics team member lies with Robert rather than Johnny although like the anime he does lose to Johnny just before he demands to another battle in which Robert volunteers. The first time Kai faces Robert he loses horribly.

The next time he faces Robert was in the world tournament which proved to be one of Kai’s hardest battles at that point though in the second match he defeats Robert once again and claims that he can’t stand the idea of anyone being better than him.

In the Beyblade epilogue, Kai is married to an unknown and unseen woman, with whom he has a son named Gou (Goh) Hiwatari, who is seen blading with Makoto, Tyson’s son. Gou has an uncanny resemblance to Kai.


Anime Fan Art

Kai hiwatari fan art NFT
Kai Hiwatari fan art

Appearance

Kai is a tall and muscular teen and one of his remarkable features is his hair and eye-color that changes from season to season. However, his appearance of season 1 fits the best with the manga flavour which is red eyes, light blue-purple bangs and dark hair.

He is probably the bladder who changes his outfits the most, though he frequently wears a tight tank-top with baggy pants that is mostly dark in color (black or purple) with colourful details (like yellow buttons and red strings).

He has a scarf and cobalt blue face-paint as a trademark, even though he doesn’t wear his scarf in season 2, nor his face-paint while in school. Kai throws his scarf away when doing a special move as it is filled with weights. He has an earring on his left earlobe.

Kai’s skin tone is lighter in the anime than in the manga, however, he is still considered pale either way. His arms were covered in scars in season 3, though they appear to have healed.


Concept

As Tyson was originally based off of the image of Red from the Pokémon games in Next Generation Beigoma Battle: Beyblade, Kai was likely based on Blue.

Hudson made a number of Pokémon-like games aside from Next Generation Beigoma Battle: Beyblade and several characters also ended up referencing Blue also besides Kai.


Original series

Noted to have the most drastic outfit changes in the series, though he frequently wears a tight tank-top with baggy pants predominantly in purple and black.

Kai is tall and muscular. His appearance in the anime of season one is the most similar to his Anime counterpart; pale skin-tone (lighter in the Anime), brown eyes and dark hair with blue-gray bangs that get darker as the series goes on. Kai is the tallest member of the Bladebreakers, being at a height of 5’6″.

His most recognizable trademark is his cobalt blue face mark that are revealed to be painted on in V-Force (Doesn’t have them while he is at school). Kai’s face-paint is “war paint” and he first wore it when he declared to erase Beyblade, though even when he stopped hating Beyblade he continued to wear it. The face paint itself represents shark teeth, being he was the leader of the Blade Sharks originally.

Another trait would be his long and thick white scarf though he doesn’t wear this in V-Force. It is filled with weights and is so heavy that it cracks the ground whenever it is thrown. He briefly has a black piercing on his left earlobe in V-Force.

He is the oldest member of the Bladebreakers, so is more mature and subdued than the rest of the team. He gets along the best with Ray Kon as they are similar in age and are the most mature. Though the role of Captain (Dub Only) was forced on him, he is a good leader who is able to calm down Tyson when he is about to let his temper get the best of him.


Beyblade: 2000

Kai is seen wearing cerulean baggy pants with large pockets, with a black tight-fitting tank-top, with red ends and yellow buttons. His shoes are black with red stripes and resembles skater-shoes. He is wearing his signature scarf, and red arm-guards. His eyes are Carmine/brown and his bangs are Carolina blue, with Egyptian-blue short slick hair.


Beyblade: V-Force

He is wearing gray pants with red stripes above his knees, and a purple tank-top with a turtle neck, replacing his scarf, and with red stripes and yellow buttons. He is wearing purple on his arms as well. His shoes seem to be timberland or military boots.

His eyes are blue/gray in this season and his bangs a dark shade of gray while the back of his hair is almost black. He is also wearing a school uniform, a green blazer, white shirt, a red tie and gray pants. He is seen wearing a black earring and loses his blue triangles temporarily.


Beyblade: G-Revolution

Kai wears purple pants with a purple top (it is debated whether it’s a jumpsuit), and a black jacket/vest above with red stripes and yellow buttons. His scarf is back again and he’s wearing black gloves and black shoes. His eyes are light purple, and his hair is a darker shade from his previous hair colour in season 2.


Personality

Kai is a proud and very confident bladder who is willing to sacrifice everything to get what he wants which he usually gets through hard work, sweat or steel-hard determination, though he doesn’t seem to mind stepping on some toes on his way up.

He is also a quiet and mysterious person. However if he at any time doesn’t succeed in what he wants to do, he is very likely to feel down, and stay down for a while, in a depressed state, even willing to give up what he holds so dear, beyblading.

However, when the time comes he overcomes his defeat and rises stronger and even more determined than before. Although rather introverted, Kai is one of the most emotionally driven beybladers in the series and far more emotional when he beyblades, depicting the great importance that beyblading holds over his life.

Even as the captain of the Bladebreakers, he always kept a certain distance from his teammates. According to Emily, Kai was afraid to get to know them as he might start to like them which, eventually, happens.

He has always acted alone without making friends and appeared to not know the meaning of friendship after being alone and friendless most of his life, only caring for his abusive grandfather who continuously used him.

But when Kai was stuck in the ice at Lake Baikal and his teammates, whom he had betrayed and insulted, desperately tried to save him, he was appalled to realize that they liked him and never stopped being his friends, finally shattering the ‘invisible wall’ he had created as stated by Kenny.

As the series progresses, he matures and becomes more open with his teammates and grows more comfortable around them. In the end, despite his differences with many of his peers in the beyblade community, Kai sacrifices a great deal to free the world of the influence of Boris and his BEGA company.


Manga

Kai is a proud and a very confident bladder who is willing to sacrifice everything to get what he wants. He doesn’t mind crushing people on the way up though he would much prefer earning things through hard work. He doesn’t like to lose and feels frustrated and upset whenever he does.

However, when he returns to his old self, he does so with an even stronger determination to win. This is a trait he shares with his Phoenix Bit-Beast, Suzaku. He is a quiet and mysterious person. In the beginning, he is visibly more cruel and cold-hearted than his Anime counterpart.

He originally wanted to destroy all Beyblades as he mistakenly believed that they stole his father away from him, leading to a deep hatred of all Beyblades. After finding out that wasn’t true, Kai has proven that he has a soft side and has even been seen laughing occasionally.

Throughout the manga – unlike in the anime – however, Kai shows little personal development. His attitude remains mostly cold and indifferent.


Anime

Kai is the son of a noble family and heir to the huge Japanese military company “Hiwatari Enterprise”. He is a hard worker who is a cool, serious and rather unsociable person, but is full of ability in Beyblading and is one of the greatest Bladders to ever play the sport.

His most distinguishing trait is his sense of pride and fairness. Due to his Grandfather using him for his own means, Kai developed a hatred of Beyblades like in the manga, though for a different reason. He doesn’t really enjoy the game because of it and it’s only because of the events of the first season he grows to actually enjoy the game.

Kai is a proud and very confident Blader who is willing to sacrifice everything to get what he wants, which he usually gets through hard work, sweat or steel-hard determination, though he doesn’t seem to mind stepping on some toes on his way up. He is also a quiet and mysterious person.

However, if he at any time doesn’t succeed in what he wants to do, he is very likely to feel down, and stay down for a while, in a depressed state, even willing to give up what he holds so dear, Beyblading. However, when the time comes he overcomes his defeat and rises stronger and even more determined than before.


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Lalit M. S. Adhikari

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