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Kaburagi Koji (蕪木 浩二, Kaburagi Kōji; "Koji Kaburagi"), also known as the "Medicine Man" (メディスン マン, Medisun Man), is an affiliated Kengan fighter that represents Koyama Mart, Inc. Whenever he fights, his primary outcome is to eliminate potentially dangerous fighters, thus Kaburagi is known as the "fighter who hunts fighters".[1]

Appearance

Kaburagi is a heavy-set overweight man with equally chunky facial features and a shaved light-coloured hair with a squared-off widow's peak. He typically dresses like a shady person.

Personality

Kaburagi understands the limits of his own powers and thus finds immense gratification in bringing down superior fighters using his underhanded tactics. He finds pride in his ability to conceal debilitating substances and 'weapons' from the unsuspecting eyes of the referee and audience, boldly sticking to his "path of perversion". However, Kaburagi is a coward who will cry uncle when his plans do not come to fruition.

Plot

He witnesses Ohma's victory over Rihito. He is set to fight Ohma two days later. Despite managing to blind Ohma, he is defeated.

He follows the Kengan cruise ship in a sub and rescues Hassad.

Power & Abilities

Kaburagi's poison-laced fist

Kaburagi with his fist covered in a cocktail of poisons

Kaburagi is a moderately strong individual, being something of a mid-level fighter within the Kengan matches.[3] He is able to hit hard but lacks the typical speed and manoeuvrability of more overwhelming fighters like Tokita Ohma. Kaburagi proved he was able to easily subdue a few low rank Guardians.[4]

Hidden Weapons Specialist: Despite never having been caught in the act, Kaburagi is known to use underhanded tactics and hidden weapons to incapacitate his opponents, with his forte lying in his ability to "cheat"; this has earned him the moniker "fighter who hunts fighters". Against Tokita Ohma, he used a combination of the Mosquito to distract Ohma's auditory capabilities and his poison-laced hands to severely impair Ohma's vision.[5] However, Kaburagi's most fearsome hidden weapon is a small needle that he carefully conceals under the skin of his left wrist; using it, Kaburagi aims to stab his target's cervical vertebrae in order to instantly knock his opponent out.[5] Kaburagi is even willing to use his own teeth as makeshift projectiles.[6] Kaburagi is also deceptively stealthy: after Ajiro Fisheries' loss in the first round, Kaburagi kidnapped the escaping Ajiro Korinmaru without anybody realising[7] and later, when Tochigi Disney Land crashed out, Kaburagi easily knocked out Yumeno Kunihiro's Bishamon bodyguards with ballbearings and kidnapped the CEO without attracting any attention.[8]

Notes & Trivia

  • Prior to fighting Tokita Ohma, despite being considered an average Kengan fighter, every person that had fought Kaburagi had been left incapacitated afterwards regardless of whether they had won or lost.[3]
  • His favourite food is fermented soy beans.[2]

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