Kenganverse Wiki
Advertisement
Kenganverse Wiki

"Man, this is one hell of a cheer. Can't even a couple of you root for me?"
— Ohkubo, moments after Kanoh Agito made his appearance[7]


Ohkubo Naoya ( (おお) () () (なお) () , Ōkubo Naoya; "Naoya Ohkubo"), also known as The King of Combat ( (かく) (とう) (おう) , Kakutō-ō), is the Absolute Champion of the Ultimate Fight MMA promotion. He represented Muji TV as their affiliated fighter during the Kengan Annihilation Tournament. Two years later he entered the Kengan Association VS Purgatory Tournament as a representative for the Kengan Association. During his time at the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, he formed a circle with Kaneda Suekichi, Himuro Ryo, and Lihito referred to as the "Four Stooges".

Appearance

Ohkubo is a man with an extremely muscular, powerful-looking individual of great height, something he finds pride in, juxtaposing the stereotypical appearance of Japanese peoples as being the complete opposite. Notably, his shoulders, back, and arm muscles are massive, befitting his Wrestling background. He has a plain round face, with subtle tear-troughs, a shaved head and no facial hair.

During bouts he wears only shorts with black and red vertical stripes. In casual, he often wears t-shirts, trousers and occasionally wearing baseball caps and chains with Himuro Ryo likening him to a rapper. During the Merger Tournament, Ohkubo is dressed as Kuidaore Taro, the mascot of the Osaka area from which he hails. He still wears it even during his match.

Personality

Ohkubo is a goofy, light-hearted man, considered by many to be less than intellectual as evidenced by his stubbornness in playing Shogi to the point of losing composure. His personality is quite like Lihito, with the two getting along with one another mainly predicated on their shared perveted and lecherous interests.

That being said, all this bellies an extremely intelligent and analytical fighter. Ohkubo, despite being considered to be a flip-flopper in his choice of sports has dedicated himself fully to fighting, not missing a single day of training and being driven to win, to the point of not losing his fighting spirit after being defeated by the Fang, when not many others whom have been defeated by the Fang can lay claim to the same feat. He also displays a more impulsive and hot-blooded behaviour whenever something goes wrong.

History

Initially a baseball player, with dreams of joining the big leagues, Ohkubo joined the Wrestling team in his first year of middle school where he soon distinguished himself as a talented Wrestler in the blink of an eye. While in middle school, he placed in the top 4 Wrestlers nationally and in his senior year he won the national championships, earning a spot in the world championships. However Ohkubo soon quit wrestling and took up Boxing, which he participated in for two years (becoming a national team member) before quitting and he joined MMA, many believed that he would soon quit MMA as well, given his history, however, he has stayed in MMA and even then, has not missed a single day of training for both Boxing and Wrestling.[7]

Having just signed a contract for "Ultimate Fight" (the biggest MMA promotion in the world), Ohkubo appeared in a documentary where he dropped his "infamous bombshell", a series of inflammatory remarks about Japanese defeatism, declaring that "If you can't get anything done yourself, then just shut up and watch me, dumbass!" His incendiary statement took the world by storm but, despite the backlash it got him, Ohkubo finally ended up becoming the first Japanese heavyweight of Ultimate Fight.[3]

Plot

Kengan Ashura

Ohkubo was first seen deep in thought while playing Shogi against Kaneda Suekichi. Quickly losing afterward, he cursed his inability to defeat Kaneda at the game. When Yamashita Kazuo stepped up to play Kaneda, Ohkubo cheered him on though Yamashita ended up losing as well. With Kaneda then suddenly leaving, another man stepped up to challenge Ohkubo instead (and ended up beating him as well). After soon arriving at Ganryu Island, and seeing all the beautiful women around, he and Lihito dived right in.

On the day of the tournament, Ohkubo, Lihito, Kaneda and Himuro observed the ensuing first-round fights together. Before Kure Raian's fight against Mokichi Robinson, the group had to calm down a raging Lihito after the latter had been accosted by Raian. In the final match of the first round of the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, representing Muji TV, Ohkubo faced Kanoh Agito. While fighting Agito, he began to feel like he was at a disadvantage, causing Ohkubo to rapidly change his style of punching, throwing and grappling; as a result, Ohkubo began dominating as Agito couldn't keep up. But in the end, Agito "evolved" and defeated Ohkubo with his own MMA style. After the close of the first round, at the after an engagement, Ohkubo went up to Agito and told him he would defeat him next time they fought.

In the second round, Ohkubo watched the matches as they happened. After the close of the second round, Ohkubo helped to subdue Hayami Katsumasa's Guardians during the latter's attempted coup alongside Himuro Ryo.

On the final day, Ohkubo was tasked by Nishihonji Akira to take Imai Cosmo's position as an affiliated fighter from him by beating him in a sparring match. Despite having an overall advantage over Cosmo, Ohkubo ended up being taken for surprise and losing thanks to Cosmo's newfound Foresight ability. He then watched as Cosmo put up an impressive effort against Tokita Ohma. Ohkubo then watched the rest of the tournament unfold with the other fighters who had been knocked out.

Some time after the Kengan Annihilation Tournament, Ohkubo went to visit Tokita Ohma's grave with Himuro and Cosmo.

Kengan Omega

At Yamashita Trading Co., Yamashita Kazuo requested for Ohkubo to be one of the thirteen fighters representing the Kengan Association against Purgatory, which Ohkubo agreed to. When Ohkubo then asked about the other fighters to be selected, Kazuo explained why choosing the remaining ten fighters would be a difficult task.

Days after, he and the rest of the Four Stooges found out Tokita Ohma was alive and when they met him again he quickly hugged his friend crying. The they all celebrated with other fighters and he and the other representatives left for the tournament when the day arrived.

During Kaolan's match against Carlos Medel, Ohkubo recognised Medel's style as Capoeira. After Kaolan's loss he cheer the Kengan fighters up to win the other matches.

After Naidan Mönkhbat's death in the fifth match, Ohkubo entered the ring with Kure Raian, Akoya Seishu and Tokita Ohma to reason with an enranged Liu Dongcheng and the other gladiators. After reprimanding Raian for trying to pick up a fight Ohkubo witnessed with Tokita as Lu Tian took up the stage to fight. After Kanoh's victory he and the other fighters met the Purgatory gladiators in the middle of the ring to explain how the Worm was acting behind the scenes of the competition. As Lolong Donaire reminded everyone that also the Kengan side could have Worms among them, Ohkubo and Wakatsuki observed at Hayami Masaki with a inquisitive look.

After Tokumichi Tokuno'o's loss to Liu Dongcheng, Naoya attempted to cheer up Tokumichi. He then entered the ring as the eleventh fighter, against Terashi. Throughout the match, Naoya's wariness of Terashi's unsual qualities limited his options to striking. Eventually figuring out Terashi's ability to rapidly shiver as a means of dispersing damage, Naoya struck Terashi's head, the only place he cannot safely shake. The resulting attack shattered his mask, revealing both Terashi's face and the other ability that he keeps in check: his artificial kinetic vision. With this new ability in action, Ohkubo had all his jabs didged and countered by The Silent Nightmare, who then succeeded in downing Naoya for the count. Then, as Ohkubo figured out Terashi's exceptional kinetic vision, he managed to bait him to the edge of the ring only to fake a grapple and hit him with an uppercut to the chin, mocking him for looking down on a real martial artist.

Power & Abilities

Ohkubo's base martial arts are Boxing and Wrestling, making him an all-rounded, powerful Mixed-martial-artist. He is the first Japanese Heavyweight Champion in the Ultimate Fight, with a strong record of 26 wins out of 26 and not a single opponent making it to the final round against him and being recognised by Tokita Ohma as the most powerful of the Four Stooges (beating out Lihito, Himuro and Kaneda).[3] His body's physical capabilities on its own is immense with high strength and endurance. Other powerful fighters such as Akoya Seishu, Mikazuchi Rei, Kure Raian, Kuroki Gensai and Rolon Donaire also recognized Ohkubo's formidable strength.

Even then, his martial arts vocabulary and technique cannot be understated with him having a full arsenal of holds, throws, locks, and strikes. His natural specialty is grappling, from his first martial art of Wrestling, the one with which he has the most experience. His proficiency in boxing allows him to deliver clean powerful strikes commended even by former heavyweight boxing champion Carlos Medel. Naoya's jabs are so fast, only world-class boxers are capable of surpassing that speed. His true strength, however, lies not in flashy techniques or secrets but a fluid synthesis of basic moves which he alternates to confuse and overwhelm the target, nearly allowing him to beat Kanoh Agito before his Evolution set in.[8]

Notes & Trivia

  • During high school, Ohkubo became the boss of his school after entering. Not long afterwards, he became the top dog of all the delinquents of Osaka.[9]
  • He is well acquainted with Murobuchi Gozo and they co-starred in a lot of sports programs before the athlete's retirement. The two have had dinner every so often ever since.[10]
  • Ohkubo sings enka at karaoke.[11]
  • His favourite show is Yoshimoto Comedy Theatre.[2]
  • Ohkubo is a baseball fan with his favourite team are the Kintetsu Buffaloes.[2]
  • He has a slight fear of needles.[12]
  • Ohkubo's theme in the anime is The Fall by ALICE IN HELL.
  • The epithet "The Rocky of Osaka" is a reference to one of Sandrovich's inspirations for Ohkubo, Hidekazu Akai, who was known as "The Rocky of Naniwa".
  • Ohkubo makes a couple of cameos in Sandrovich's other series Danberu Nan-Kiro Moteru?.[13][14]

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
v  e Kengan Omega Characters
Assassins & Mercenaries
Heavenly Wolves Nikaido Ren
Kure Clan Kure Erioh · Kure Fusui · Kure Hanjiro · Kure Hollis · Kure Horio · Kure Karura · Kure Raian · Kure Reiichi · Kure Sarura · Kure Yakusha
Wu Clan Alan Wu · Edward Wu · Wu Hei · Wu Xing
Unaffiliated Kuroki Gensai · Muteba Gizenga
Athletes
Combat Sports Johnny Waters · Kaolan Wongsawat · Kiohzan Takeru · Kureishi Mitsuyo · Ohkubo Naoya
Pro Wrestling Jose Kanzaki · Kono Haruo · Kurachi Karugo · Sekibayashi Jun
Kengan Association
Ajiro Fisheries Karo Yoshinari
Dainippon Bank Bodyguards · Katahara Metsudo · Katahara Retsudo · Misasa · Nikaido Ren · Omori Masamichi · Takayama Minoru
Gandai Kono Haruo · Shikano Gen · Sekibayashi Jun
General Foodstuffs Sene Rarumaru
Ginokuniya Bookstore Himuro Ryo · Kaneda Suekichi · Ohya Ken
Gold Pleasure Group Kurayoshi Rino
Iwami Heavy Industries Hong Xiao-Hu · Togo Tomari · Yurihama Fusae
Magatanien Kiohzan Takeru · Magatani Juzo
Motorhead Motors Kuroki Gensai · Takakaze Kirimi
Muji TV Atami Hisashi · Ohkubo Naoya
Murder Music Sawada Keizaburo
Nishihonji Security Services Imai Cosmo · Nishihonji Akira
Nogi Group Kimishima Mana · Nogi Hideki
Penasonic Urita Sukizo
SF Cold Storage Lihito
Soryuin Group Soryuin Shion
Suoh Steelworks Suoh Mihono
Taniishi Confectionery, Inc. Taniishi Dango
Toyo Electric Power Co. Hayami Katsumasa · Hayami Masaki
Under Mount, Inc. Yamashita Kenzo
United Clothing Murobuchi Gozo
Village of the Dawn Yoroizuka Saw Paing
Wakasa Life Insurance Akoya Seishu · Hiyama Shunka
Yoshitake Real Estate Yoshitake Yoshiro
Yamashita Trading Co. Akiyama Kaede · Yamashita Kazuo
Affiliated Fighters Adam Dudley · Chiba Takayuki · Gaoh Ryuki · Harada Tokujiro · Johnny Waters · Julius Reinhold · Kaolan Wongsawat · Mokichi Robinson · Murasame Shuya · Narushima Koga · Noel Wagnus · Tokenshi Kota · Tokuno'o Tokumichi · Utsubuki Kokuro · Wakatsuki Takeshi · Yurikawa Taiju · Yuzaki Mumon
Officials & Liaisons Jerry Tyson · Katahara Sayaka · Kure Fusui
Referees Anna Paula · Tashiro Mosashi · Yamamoto Koishi
Purgatory
Representative Toyoda Idemitsu
Gladiators Alan Wu · Arashiyama Jurota · Carlos Medel · Falcon · Fei Wangfang · Jose Kanzaki · Liu Dongcheng · Lolong Donaire · Lu Tian · Mark Myers · Naidan Mönkhbat · Nicolas Le Banner · Terashi · Toa Mudo · Tommy Strummer · Yumigahama Hikaru
Referees Shiina Alisa
Others
The Inside Gaoh Mukaku · Gaoh Ryuki · Himuro Ryo · Tokita Ohma
Rokushin Kaikan Ao Kenji · Narushima Joji
Worm Edward Wu · Kashio Toru · Lu Tian · Naidan Mönkhbat · The Other Tokita Niko · Xia Ji · Yuzaki Mumon
Miscellaneous Asari Kosuke · Hanafusa Hajime · Kanoh Agito · Nezu Masami · Rama XIII · Yamashita Yasuo