Kenganverse Wiki
Advertisement
Kenganverse Wiki

"Father always told me that Judo is the strongest martial art."
— Meguro Masaki[4]


Meguro Masaki ( () (ぐろ) () (さき) , Meguro Masaki; "Masaki Meguro"), also known as The Crying Man ( (なき) (おとこ) , Nakiotoko), was a murderous mercenary working under Hayami Katsumasa. Under Hayami's orders, he became the affiliated fighter for Umiichi Securities during the Kengan Annihilation Tournament.

Appearance

Meguro was a heavy-set man, with a notably muscular upper body and an overall hunched, bestial posture. He had a messy mop of spiky black hair on his head, psychotic eyes, a dark strip tattooed across the middle of his face from ear to ear and a seemingly permanent open-mouthed grin with his abnormally long tongue lolling out. Meguro wore dark coveralls with the middle tied with rope and he always went barefoot. Before this outfit, Meguro would sport a normal black judogi.

Personality

Meguro could be described as a clinically insane person who had severe sadistic, masochistic and psychopathic tendencies. He greatly enjoyed the act of murder and constantly uttered to himself how he should go about the act, always wondering whether the kill would be better than the murder of his father. His sheer ecstasy when fighting and killing lead him to cry blood, earning him the nickname the "Crying Man". He was also incredibly impatient, which was a weakness of his.[1]

In his younger days, for a very long time Meguro was able to hide his true nature and he put up an alarmingly gentle, loving façade for thirteen years, with all those around him respecting him for his talent and behaviour. After freeing himself of the burden of hiding his true nature, he since devolved into nothing more than a beast.

History

Meguro was the son of judo master Meguro Hiroki, also known as "Meguro the Demon". He started practising judo at the age of 7 and at 12 years of age he won the National Youth Judo Tournament. Unbeknownst to him, his talent and strength was what spurred Arashiyama Jurota to return to the judo world to meet him as his nemesis.

By the age of 13, Meguro had become his father's dojo's prized pupils; only his father and three others were able to spar with him, and all the other pupils at the dojo were certain that he would be a future star of judo. However, at around this time, Meguro grew weary of keeping up his façade, and serially murdered his fellow pupils and his father by judo-throwing them to death. Immediately after that, he was found by Hayami Katsumasa, who took him off the grid in exchange for taming him to be his pawn. As a result of Hayami's actions the case for Boy M, as the police called him, went cold.[2]

Some time after, through the use of the Worm's technology, Katsumasa cloned Masaki and created his "brother" Hayami Masaki. After the clone Masaki's creation, Meguro regularly sparred with his clone, always fighting with the intent to kill him. On his part, Meguro finds his clone to be an oddity for being unable to be killed by his throws.[5]

Plot

After being deployed by Hayami Katsumasa on the S.S. Kengan, Meguro defeated Inui Machizo and took his position as the affiliated fighter for Umiichi Securities.

During the main tournament, after Murder Music forfeited to Toyo Electric Power Co., Sawada Keizaburo called Julius Reinhold out for the dirty tactics employed by Hayami Katsumasa. Saying he would take the three of them down, Sawada attacked and Meguro took him on first. With Meguro getting too riled up, Nikaido Ren prepared to calm him down while Julius stepped in to take care of Sawada. However, after the sudden arrival of Yamashita Kazuo and Tokita Ohma, the three of them then left.

Meguro represented Umiichi Securities in the Kengan Annihilation Tournament and fought Muteba Gizenga in the first round. After initially overwhelming Muteba in the fight, the latter soon turned the tables and ended up mercilessly killing him, with Meguro hallucinating seeing his father and the other judo practitioners he had murdered as he died.

Power & Abilities

Meguro was a master judoka who was strong enough to kill many people with a single throw.[2] Even as a child, his grip was strong enough to grip flesh like a gi.[4] He also had an extremely high level of endurance[4] and his speed was outstanding, especially in regards to his size, allowing him to move around with bestial likeness.[6] According to the clone Masaki, while Meguro was less skilled than to Arashiyama Jurota, Meguro was far more terrifying as an opponent.

Masaki's most unique characteristic was his body's physiological response to pain. At first, it appeared that he had a high resistance to pain, as he was able to shrug off having his eye gouged by Muteba Gizenga and getting kicked hard in the face by Sawada Keizaburo.[6][7] However in truth, whenever Masaki felt pain, his brain responded by flooding his system with opiods (in particular the endorphins), causing the pain to be immediately followed by extreme pleasure.[8] Hayami Katsumasa stated he had also made some adjustments to Meguro's body,[8] though the effects of these adjustments were unknown.

Trivia

  • Despite being his killer, Meguro respected his father the most,[1] thanking him for teaching him judo.
  • Meguro's tongue was a homage to Spider-Man villain Venom.[1]
  • Meguro, or more accurately his ghost, makes a cameo appearance in Sandrovich Yabako's other series Danberu Nan-Kiro Moteru?.[9]
  • The name "Meguro" is a wordplay with the words "me" and "guro", meaning "eye" and "grotesque" respectively, which is a reference to his blood tears and also to his right eye being severely damaged during his fight against Muteba Gizenga.
  • Meguro's theme in the anime is Meidoe no Inori (冥土への祈り, lit. "Prayer to the Underworld") by Magdalene Ju-nen.

References

Site Navigation

v  e Kengan Ashura Characters
Assassins & Mercenaries
Heavenly Wolves Nikaido Ren
Inaba Clan Inaba Jozaemon · Inaba Ryo
Kure Clan Kure Erioh · Kure Fusui · Kure Henzo · Kure Hollis · Kure Horio · Kure Hoshiya · Kure Karura · Kure Kuro · Kure Raian · Kure Reiichi
Mikazuchi Clan Mikazuchi Byo · Mikazuchi Rei
Unaffiliated Aku Fujio · The Black Messengers · Kuroki Gensai · Meguro Masaki · Muteba Gizenga
Athletes
Athletics Murobuchi Gozo
Combat Sports Anderson Arona · Kaolan Wongsawat · Haga Haruki · Ivan Karaev · Kaz Fujita · Ko'ozan Shinobu · Kiozan Takeru · Kureishi Mitsuyo · Ohkubo Naoya · Ryuozan Ken
NHL Adam Dudley
Pro Wrestling Babadozan Hiroshi · Kurachi Karugo · Sekibayashi Jun
Kengan Association
22th Fax Corporation Jerry Tyson
Ajiro Fisheries Ajiro Korinmaru · Karo Yoshinari
Boss Burger Adam Dudley · Ronald Haraguchi
Byakuya News Akano Tesaki · Nikaido Ren · Takemoto Hisayasu
Dainippon Bank Bodyguards (Extermination Force) · Kanoh Agito · Katahara Metsudo · Katahara Retsudo · Katahara Sayaka · Omori Masamichi · Takayama Minoru
Fujima Shipping Harada Tokujiro
Furumi Pharmaceuticals Furumi Heihachi · Wakatsuki Takeshi
Gandai Sekibayashi Jun · Shikano Gen
Ginokuniya Bookstore Himuro Ryo · Kaneda Suekichi · Ohya Ken
Gold Pleasure Group Kurayoshi Rino · Mikazuchi Rei · Mion · Mori Masashi · Otoichi
Greater Asia Airlines Shimoda Saji
Iwami Heavy Industries Hong Xiao-Hu · Muteba Gizenga · Togo Tomari
Izumi Foodstuffs Ushiroda Takero
Juoh Communications Bando Yohei · Takada Seisuke
Kaoin Construction Aki Saito
Koyama Mart, Inc. Kaburagi Koji · Koyama Taisho
Koyo Academy Group Kiryu Setsuna · Matsuda Tomoko · Ozu Toshio · Soryuin Shion
Magatanien Akiyama Sakura · Kiozan Takeru · Magatani Juzo
Motorhead Motors Kuroki Gensai · Takakaze Kirimi
Muji TV Atami Hisashi · Ohkubo Naoya
Murder Music Sawada Keizaburo · Togawa Yoshiko
Nentendo Kono Akio · Kono Haruo
Nishihonji Security Services Imai Cosmo · Nishihonji Akira
Nogi Group Akiyama Kaede · Hatsumi Sen · Komada Shigeru · Nogi Hideki · Yamashita Kazuo
Penasonic Inaba Ryo · Urita Sukizo
Persia Petroleum Hassad
Sentory Hashida Takashi · Mokichi Robinson
SF Cold Storage Lihito
Suoh Steelworks Suoh Mihono
Teito University Dazai Yukio · Hanafusa Hajime · Yoshizawa Kokomi
Tochigi Destiny Land Nezu Masami · Yumeno Kunihiro
Toyo Electric Power Co. Guardians · Hayami Katsumasa · Julius Reinhold · Kito Gunji · Long Min
Umiichi Securities Inui Machizo · Meguro Masaki · Nomura Kohei
Under Mount, Inc. Kure Raian · Motoyama Hotaru · Ohta Masahiko · Yamashita Kenzo
United Clothing Murobuchi Gozo · Yanagi Makoto
Ushitami Food Services Nabe Mikio · Yokota Masayasu
Village of the Dawn Yoroizuka Sanemitsu · Yoroizuka Saw Paing
Wakasa Life Insurance Akoya Seishu · Hiyama Shunka
Yamashita Trading Co. Kushida Rin · Tokita Ohma · Yamashita Kazuo
Yato Trading Co. Kaolan Wongsawat · Iida Tadashi
Yoshitake Real Estate Chiba Takayuki · Yoshitake Yoshiro
Referees
Referees Anna Paula · Cheetah Hattori · Tashiro Mosashi · Yamamoto Koishi
Others
The Inside The Black Messengers · Gaoh Mukaku · Himuro Ryo · Kiryu Setsuna · The Other Tokita Niko · Tokita Niko · Tokita Ohma
Miscellaneous Edward Wu · Nagashima Ginji · Rama XIII · Taira Genzan · Xia Ji · Yamashita Ichinoshin · Yamashita Yasuo