|Date of Birth||June 23, (Cancer)|
|Successor of||Liu Bei|
|Anime Debut||Episode 14|
|Seiyu||Kei Shindou (Japanese)|
B. Simpson (English)
Ryuubi Gentoku is the leader of Seito Private School. She is a seemingly unskilled Toushi in almost all aspects in that she possesses poor fighting prowess. She is not particularly intelligent and she herself often shows little care or perhaps little understanding towards being a leader, although she is generally quite popular among the other Toushis.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Gentoku is a very buxom young girl with green eyes, long brown hair, which is tied up in two ponytails, on both the left and right side of her head, although they are tied at the bottom of her hair. She is usually seen in her Seito uniform.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Gentoku is a very kind and caring girl, often protecting her friends with her very body, even if she can't put up much of a fight. Gentoku is shown to be a very gentle girl as well since she does not fight at all, even though she wants to protect her friends.
Gentoku in dragon form is the complete opposite of Gentoku though. Gentoku is merciless and does not care for anything around her, being either friend or foe. She is very sadistic as she will easily brutalize anyone who literally gets in her way, and will do so with a smile on her face.
Story (Anime)[edit | edit source]
Gentoku is first seen trying to avoid training with Ekitoku Chouhi, as well as trying to avoid swimming. On both occasions though she failed, since Ekitoku was able to force her to do both.
Gentoku is then shown during the attack on Seito by Kyoshou Academy, being attacked by Bonsoku Ukin, one of Kyoshou's new recruits from Yoshuu. As Ukin tries to attack her, Unchou Kan-u is able to save her and beat him in a matter of seconds. Kan-u tells Gentoku to go to a safe place, but Gentoku wanted to help. Kan-u agrees but only if she sticks close to her. Gentoku and Kan-u then go to Ekitoku's location where they are confronted by Shimei Ryomou, who has the Dragon Jade. Gentoku and Kan-u try to run as Ekitoku holds her by the ankle, wanting to avoid a fight with her, knowing that Kan-u is destined to die in a battle with Ryomou. Ryomou is able to escape from Ekitoku's grip and attack Gentoku, after bypassing Kan-u. The Dragon Jade, in Ryomou's hand, then activates Gentoku's dragon, causing a massive power surge in Gentoku.
It is revealed that after Gentoku's transformation ,she was stopped by Kan-u and imprisoned in the Academy basement. Gentoku's transformation was still activated, causing her to uncontrollably attack her fellow peers, who dared to get close to her. Gentoku's transformation eventually times out, and she then joins Ekitoku on a picnic eating a lot, having not eaten in three days.
Gentoku then decides, after hearing Kan-u going to Togenin for her sake, to go to Togenin to try and help Kan-u out. Gentoku, joined by Ekitoku, then go to the forest, where they meet with Kanshou Kouchuu, who fights Ekitoku. During the fight, Gentoku strays off somewhere and finds a mysterious girl fishing in the lake. The girl falls in, and Gentoku dives in after, even though she could not swim. She sees the girl, as well as a dragon under there. She is then able to get the girl and drag her out of the lake. Gentoku and the girl are then taken to the temple, where she finds both Kan-u and Ekitoku resting. After Gentoku, Kan-u and Ekitoku are able to get some rest, they take their leave, bringing along both Kanshou and their target Koumei Shokatsuryou, who is said to be the crouching dragon.
Gentoku, along with Kanshou, Koumei, and Ekitoku, enjoy themselves at a carnival, until they are interrupted by the Kyosho fighters, led by Genjou Kakouton. Gentoku and Koumei stay behind the team of Ekitoku and Kanshou, as they try to fend off the fighters. Kyosho continues their onslaught until Kakouton gets the signal that their true target Kan-u is captured, leaving a confused Gentoku and friends behind.
Gentoku and the rest of the main Seito students have a meeting, and Gentoku understanding the situation they are in, deciding that she must take her role as leader more seriously and decides to fight to get Kan-u back. At these words, Koumei then bows to her newly found sovereign.
Gentoku then participates in the meeting with Nanyo Academy forming an alliance with them, knowing that neither school alone could hope to fight Kyosho by themselves. To make sure that the alliance is solidified, Nanyo receives the newly acquired Dragon Jade, which Shiryuu Chou-un had taken off of an unconscious Ryomou.
Gentoku then waits along with the other fighters of Nanyo and Seito and for the fighters of Kyosho to show up. Gentoku,along with Koumei, then confront the strategist of Kyosho, Chuutatsu Shibai, and after an exchange of words the battle begins and the six fighters of Nanyo and Seito then split off in a one on one battle against the six fighters of Kyosho and Gentoku had the unfortunate luck to face Bunken Gakushin of the three pillared gods. Gentoku defends herself and is eventually overpowered by an unserious Bunken, but she is then saved by Kan-u who is able to also defeat Chuukou Kyocho in one hit. Gentoku is then confronted by a newly energized Shibai and is once again saved by Kan-u, who was thrown to the top of the tower by Ekitoku. Before Shibai disappears, she summons Sousou, who attacks a transformed Gentoku confronting a demonized Sousou. Gentoku is unable to fight Sousou and was slowly being devoured until she is saved by Hakufu, who has mastered her dragon. Gentoku realizing that she is not alone, is then able to master her dragon and then fights alongside Hakufu against Sousou, who was restrained by the Dragon Jade. They are then able to vanquish Sousou once and for all by combining their dragon elements, water and thunder.
In Great Guardians, Seito is given slightly less spotlight, however they are still relatively involved nonetheless. Presumably, Great Guardians starts not too far from where Dragon Destiny left off. Kan-u returns from her training and Ryuubi shows an almost overjoyed response to her return. It is here where it is revealed that Kan-u has a crush on Ryuubi; their relationship with each other is often their main involvement during the third series in some regard or another. Although Kan-u is obviously romantically interested in Ryuubi, Ryuubi often remains completely oblivious and it's usually hinted that Ryuubi does not return Kan-u's affections, most likely that Ryuubi is not interested in other girls. As the series progresses, Kan-u becomes more desperate to try and start a relationship with Ryuubi, to find out if she actually has a crush on her in the first place or to try and simply win Ryuubi's favour over the other Seito Toushi. What makes Kan-u even more desperate however is that Kan-u often reveals her worries that Ryuubi likes other Toushis more than her, in particular she worries about Koumei (who is also revealed to have a crush on Gentoku). However, Ryuubi often feels that Ka-nu is being too pushy or sometimes even scary and throughout the episodes, Kan-u scares or embarrasses Ryuubi on multiple occasions, even though Kan-u doesn't really have any bad intentions. After a while, Ryuubi begins to become quite frustrated with Kan-u, the final incident happens when Ryuubi and Kan-u go to a theme park with Ryofu Housen, who is possessed by Genpou Saji. Ryofu deliberately flirts with Ryuubi and makes subtle intimate gestures. She then arrogantly accuses Kan-u of being jealous. Kan-u then loses her temper with Ryofu. However, Ryofu gives Ryuubi the impression Kan-u lost her temper for no reason. Ryuubi gets angry at Kan-u and tells Kan-u that she's tired of Kan-u shaming and embarrassing her. Ryuubi then runs off with Ryofu into a haunted house. Ryofu persuades Ryuubi to go in together, despite the fact that Ryuubi wanted to apologise to Kan-u for going too far. Ryofu toys with Ryuubi in the haunted house and lets her get restrained. She uses the opportunity to possess Ryuubi.
At first, Ryuubi's possessor (Saji Genpou) keeps a low profile, slowly possessing Seito's Toushi's one by one. However Kan-u notices the strange events and disappearances, as well as Ryuubi's changed attitude herself. Eventually, the only Toushis left who are not possessed are Kan-u, Koumei and Youjou Bashoku. Kan-u realises what has happened but she cannot do anything to stop it, even after receiving help from Nanyo they are unable to remove the cause of the possession. Ryuubi eventually is freed from her control when Kan-u bravely takes an attack from Ryuubi which nearly kills her. Ryuubi impales Kan-u with her bare hand. However, Kan-u braves through the pain and tells Ryuubi how happy she is to know and to have served her and that her friendship makes her very happy. This restores Ryuubi and she is heartbroken over nearly killing Kan-u.
Ryuubi and Seito then have a more minor role in Great Guardians as they do not participate in the final battle due to their extensive injuries. In the final episode, Ryuubi has a conversation with Kan-u where they repair their relationship. Kan-u also returns one of Ryuubi's books to her, but Ryuubi tells her to keep it because it was her favourite book and Ryuubi says "I wanted to give my favourite book to my favourite person", thus showing Kan-u how much she appreciates her and how much she enjoys being with her, even if she has embarrassed her.
Ryuubi returns in Xtreme Xecutor, although she is still a ditzy yet caring person, but is trying to become a more responsible leader to Seito High School. Ryuubi finds an unconscious Bachou Mouki and takes her to Seito High school to recover. She arrives to check in on Bachou when she wakes up and introduces herself. Despite her good intentions, she forgot to practice the speech she promised Kan-u for the students of Seito High School which leads her to be scorned by Kan-u later.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Gentoku is a huge bookworm.
- She likes reading Shakespeare.
- Gentoku's dragon is the weakest of the three main dragons.
- Just like how Kan-u's hair symbolizes Guan Yu's long beard, Ryuubi's twin ponytails represent Liu Bei's twin swords and her breasts represents Liu Bei's big ears.
- When Chouhi comments on how Ryuubi is excellent at getting away, it symbolizes the fact that Liu Bei was known famously for eluding danger.
- In the English adaptation (done and published by Tokyopop) of the original Japanese manga, Gentoku was portrayed as homophobic (she thought that Kan'u and Chouhi were closet lesbians), when she was not homophobic in the original Japanese (and CANON) manga.
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|Female Fighters||Unchou Kan-u • Ekitoku Chouhi • Bachou Mouki • Shiryuu Chou-un • Youjou Bashoku • Kanpei • Ato|
|Other||Kansho Kochu • Tokusou Shibaki • Koumei Shokatsuryou|