Ikki Takeda (武田 一基 Takeda Ikki), also known as Takeda the Puncher, Takeda the Fist, or Takeda the Striker is one of the captains of the Shinpaku Alliance and currently a third year student at Koryou High School. He was formerly part of Ragnarok's Technique Trio, along with Kozo Ukita and Taichi Kōga.
- 1 Personality
- 2 Appearance
- 3 Background
- 4 Skills
- 5 Ragnarok Saga
- 6 Yami/YOMI Saga
- 7 Battle Log
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Site Navigation
Personality[edit | edit source]
Unlike the cowardly Kenichi Shirahama, Takeda rushes into battle full of confidence and has a very light hearted attitude, joking even during serious situations. He also shows extreme respect for his master James Shiba and the Masters of Ryozanpaku. He is also passionate about Boxing and was a rising boxing star, but an incident where he came to the aid of his friend caused harm to his left arm, leaving it paralyzed, and him scornful. After his arm is fixed by Kōetsuji, Takeda regains his lighthearted personality and becomes more friendly, to the point where he stepped into the ring to challenge Member J of the Black Force team for the latter's disrespect towards Mizunuma. Takeda is shown to have a poor grasp of the English language, proclaiming to an enemy during the D of D tournament: "I AM WIN! YOU SAY SORRY! OK?", trying to get him to apologize to a member of the Shinpaku Alliance if he were to beat him in the fight. Since he and Ukita were delinquents throughout their last year of high school, they were forced to repeat another year.
Like Kenichi, he is scared to train under James Shiba as his methods are just as cruel and brutal as Akisame's. He even shows fear and often wants to quit mainly for comical purposes. However, he highly respects his master and has never once questioned his training methods and was very glad to finally get praised by him for the first time after his fight with Lugh. He also seems rather scared when his master shows unusual kindness towards him, which he finds scarier than his training.
Takeda has since viewed Kenichi as his savior and close friend for saving his life and fixing his arm. It is because of him that he turned his life around and has become so much stronger. He always has Kenichi's back and will follow his lead without fear or question, showing great loyalty. He respects Kenichi to the point of allowing him to be with Miu out of respect for saving his life. He is best friends with Ukita. They have always hung out together and watched each others backs in any fight or situation they are involved in. The two are so close that they even ended up being forced to repeat another year of school due to their friendship.
He, like many characters in the series, has feelings towards Miu, as he always calls her "Honey". His affection goes largely unadressed throughout the series as he also tries to protect her, such as refusing to give up in a battle against Sho Kanou, during which he states she's "the friend of the person who saved his life". He even said to Kenichi that should Takeda win the match, he would confess his true feelings towards her. After Takeda lost, he just said he was joking to get Kenichi to fight more seriously (though his actions towards her show otherwise). Also, during Yami Transport Data arc he wanted to give Miu his jacket to cover herself, but gave it to Kenichi and told him to give it to her which prove that he aprove their relationship. However, he was shown to release a bloodthirst when he know that they are alone at the dojo and the other are asking them of their progress. Recently, while he still cares for Miu very much, he seems to have taken a liking to Freya since the two were on a double date together and his master, James Shiba, believes they are a couple.
Takeda seems to not get along well with Natsu due to them having once been enemies and due to the fact that Natsu always seems to have a heavy Ki around him whenever Miu and Kenichi are talking to him. He also has a strong sense of humor, often laughing hysterically when something funny happens, such as when Ukita made a fool of himself in front of Kisara and again when Ukita mistook Shiratori's "doppleganger" as a female version of "him.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Takeda is a tall young man with a muscular build, dark skin, and blue hair. He is considered one of the most attractive men at his school and usually seen
in his school uniform with bandages on his wrists from his training. He's most often seen with a blade of grass in his mouth in an attempt to look cooler. Since undergoing intense training under James Shiba, Takeda's build has become noticeably more defined. Recently, Shigure has given him Steel Arm Guards, along with the rest of the Shinpaku Alliance. In the original series, Takeda had a drastically different appearance. In fact, his design is probably the most changed after Ma Sougetsu. He had lighter skin, a crew cut, and looked more "Japanese". He still had a similar personality though.
Background[edit | edit source]
Takeda was once a successful boxer with a professional career in his future. He had a best friend who trained with him and watched his back and the two would fight together. However one day, an incident occured when Takeda's friend was attacked by some thugs. Takeda came to help his friend but during the fight he recieved a serious injury to his left arm leaving it paralyzed, leaving Takeda and his friend laying on the ground defeated and injured. Takeda's friend recovered and left him behind to become famous, leaving Takeda all alone with his career ruined, and his left arm useless.
This caused Takeda to lose his love for fighting and become a delinquent.
Later, he joined Ragnarok and met Ukita, who would later become his new best friend. Both of them would later climb up the ranks and become enforcers for Kisara's Ragnarok unit, dubbed as the "Technique Trio" along side Taichi Kōga.
Skills[edit | edit source]
Despite never having a Master from the beginning, Takeda was a gifted rookie boxer with a promising potential future in the pro league. His high aptitude for boxing, combined with his great ambition and even higher tenacity for winning made him able to at least hold his own against seemingly any disciple-level opponent. As he changed his ways from a delinquent, he trained to increase his strength and skill to a point where he has nearly caught up with both Kenichi and Natsu in a short amount of time. He can also be seen as an opposite of Kenichi, as he focuses more on speed and agility than power and versatility. His extensive growth after gaining a true master to train him was revealed during his rematch with Kenichi, where he overwhelmed the younger opponent before being barely defeated. His performance even earned praise from Akisame, despite his own disciple battling Takeda in a bet. As noted by Lugh, a highly perceptive fighter, Takeda will undoubtedly become a master-class in the future. His progress has reached a point where he can fight on par with a YOMI. Takeda fought Lugh, one of the strongest members of YOMI (but strongest in terms of KI) evenly and ultimately defeat him, something that even Ogata was surprised at.
- Expert Boxer: Even before receiving master training, Takeda was already considered to be a great enough boxer to make it to a professional level. After receiving training from a master, Takeda's boxing skills skyrocketed to new heights. He can now accurately block attacks from very versatile fighters like Kenichi using only his knuckles, fight evenly with fighters like Lugh, and even fight evenly against weapon users despite being at a great disadvantage against them being a boxer. Takeda is currently training in both inner and outer forms of boxing, and also learning advance techniques from the unique underground boxing style from James Shiba.
- Innate Talent: Takeda was a highly prized rookie boxer during his professional days. Even without the training of a master, he could take down heavyweight boxers. But, the point where his power and technique increased dramatically in just a short time was when he found himself under the wing of a famed underground-boxing master, James Shiba. His sense and talent in boxing even impressed prominent, highly skilled characters such as Akisame, Sho Kano, Ogata, Lugh, and even the Elder.
- Enhanced Strength: Takeda's physical power is strong enough that he can stop a wooden weapon user or a knee attack from Kenichi with just the knuckles of his hand. Using his skilled fists, his record remains undefeated in the underground martial arts arena. His strength has recently in his fight with Lugh grown to the point of being able to punch through a wall with only a few jabs.
- Enhanced Defense: Takeda uses precised blocks against any type of attack regardless if it's punches or kicks using just his fist. He can also defend against attacks using Tai Chi-like moves such as kakei where he shifts the power of the attack away through redirection as opposed to directly opposing the force of an attack.
- Enhanced Endurance: Takeda has shown to be a highly durable fighter, being the only one of the main Shinpaku members when assalted by Sho, the former leader of YOMI, Takeda was the only one still conscious and capable of fighting. In his rematch fight with Kenichi, even after losing consciousness, he was still able to fight by reflexes thanks to his master. Even after having his left pinky broken and right leg dislocated, he was able to snap it back into place and fight like it hardly affected him. He managed to later overwhelm Lugh in there second fight after having his hands bleed from the mirror house and counterattack from the blood loss and eventually defeat the submission man. He is able to take one of kenichi most powerful attacks like Mubyoshi combined with the techinque Ryusei Seikuken and get up after taking the hit.
- Enhanced Speed: Takeda trained extensively on his footwork and punch speed to the point where it appears that copies of himself are striking from all around an opponent. He also has high confidence in his speed as it is always shown that he usually prefers dodging enemy strikes than blocking. It is also shown that he's fast and alert enough to block an invisible strike from Sho Kano, one of the strongest members of YOMI. His standard jabs, according to Akisame Koetsuji, is of a normal top-class boxer.
- High Luck: It's shown that Takeda is a very lucky individual ever since he passed the impossible tests that James Shiba gave him as to get rid of him. The tests included trying to find an extremely rare twin-headed pachinko ball or catching rare fish fresh from the deep sea while doing impossible tasks. Another example was how he was able to counter against Lugh, a very intelligent fighter, after being outsmarted by him and eventually turn the tides and lay several blows unlike there first fight together.
- Sei Ki: Ikki uses Sei Ki, a style which allows him to fight with a calm and peaceful spirit instead of with rage and anger. During the fight Takeda was able to release his Sei ki on his own and completely overwhelmed Lugh. Despite having just learned how to use it, he was already skilled enough to perform Ki feints, which served as the basis for his Warp Punch. Ikki is the only person in the shinpaku alliance who has unlocked his Sei ki, and one of the only two people in the alliance who has been shown unlocking their Ki (the other being Miu Furinji).
Ragnarok Saga[edit | edit source]
After Kenichi Shirahama defeats Tsukuba, Takeda, Kozo Ukita and Taichi Kōga are ordered to bring Kenichi to Ragnarok. Eventually, Takeda and Ukita track down Kenichi by kidnapping two of his classmates to lure him to the Koryou High School's rooftop. After Kenichi easily defeats Ukita, Takeda fights Kenichi. Takeda initially has the advantage, but loses it when Kenichi begins striking his lower body. The battle ends with Takeda being knocked off the rooftop, but he is saved by Kenichi and Ukita. After he and Ukita are attacked by Miu Furinji, they are taken to Ryōzanpaku to be treated by Akisame Koetsuji, who reveals that he can heal Takeda's left arm completely.
While undergoing therapy to fix his left arm, Takeda comes to Kenichi's aid when Kenichi is defeated by Shinnosuke Tsuji and announces his departure from Ragnarok. With assistance from Ma Kensei, Takeda manages to escape with Kenichi from Tsuji's gang. Later, Takeda saves Kenichi from another group of delinquents.
Eventually, Takeda's left arm is completely restored. When Kisara Nanjo and her men ambush him, he chooses not to call Kenichi for help, not wanting to get Kenichi in trouble. Ukita quits Ragnarok as well and assists Takeda in fighting off Kisara's men. While they are both defeated by Kisara, Kenichi and Miu come to their rescue and defeat Kisara and her men.
Takeda and Ukita are constantly pestered by Haruo Niijima to join the Shinpaku Alliance, but turn him down. Niijima manages to trick them and Kenichi into protecting him in a restaruant from Ragnarok. When Loki kidnaps Honoka Shirahama, Takeda, Ukita and Miu attempt to help Kenichi, but are forced into defeating Loki's minions first. They then watch Kenichi's battles with Loki and Hermit.
Takeda and Ukita decide to join the Shinpaku Alliance, and watch Kenichi fight Thor.
After attending a party to celebrate Kisara and her men joining the Shinpaku Alliance, Takeda and Ukita are ambushed and defeated by Berserker. Later, they along with the other injured members of the Shinpaku Alliance arrive to fight off most of the remaining members in Ragnarok while Kenichi fights Odin.
Yami/YOMI Saga[edit | edit source]
Realizing that his strength could not compare to Kenichi's and finding his own need to get stronger, Takeda becomes desperate to find a master similar to Kenichi's four main masters eventually finding retired boxing master James Shiba who after making him take a few tests agrees to take him as a disciple. Recently he has been fighting in the underground and has been wearing a retainer up until the D of D tournament.
He later participates in the D of D tournament as part of the Shinpaku Alliance. Their first opponents are the
Team Black Force. After Mizunuma is defeated by Member J, Takeda takes his place to defeat J. As they are fighting, J appears to have the upper hand. HoweverTakeda called a timeout to take off his restraints. J quickly attacked again, but Takeda slightly dodged it and used the new technique he learned
from James Shiba, Giant Cat Eye Frog Punch, to knock Member J into the water and disqualify him. However, he is defeated and severely injured by Shou Kano when Takeda fights him in a desperate attempt to rescue Miu Fūrinji, barring him from the remaining matches. It is also revealed in his fight with Shou that he harbors a secret crush on Miu, though the crush isn't that much of a secret due to the fact that he openly makes passes at her (often right in front of Kenichi) and always calls her "honey". Kenichi may have overlooked the fact of his infatuation at the
beginning as Takeda was often not serious and a joking guy outside of battles. Unlike Freya and Thor, he is the only person who manages to block Shou's attack when he assaults them for attempting to rescue Miu and is not knocked out instantly like the other two, implying he is even stronger than Freya who was previously one of Ragnarok's Three Fists.
Due to his injuries, Takeda, along with Thor and Freya are unable to fight in the tournament anymore but cheer for them nontheless. Around the time Kenichi is seen fighting Sho in the final match, Fortuna shows up and wishes to take the members of the alliance as his children. Niijima, knowing they're up against a master opponent tells them to run, but Takeda and the others fight regardless. As they are being overwhelmed by Fortuna, Natsu arrives revealing he survived the explosion and assists in them fighting Fortuna. While being instructed by Niijima as to where to attack Fortuna and with their combined efforts, they defeat the master opponent. When Kenichi is almost defeated by Sho, Takeda and the others cheer him on to stand up and win, which he does and Takeda tells Ukita that Kenichi won. Afterwards, they all go home with Kenichi the victor and Fortuna arrested.
During his discipleship under James Shiba, Takeda undergoes extensive and demanding training not unlike Kenichi's at the Ryōzanpaku dojo (he also carries Kenichi's great fear of the training and sees his master as a "Demon" for his outright sadistic training regimes). As a result, his fighting prowess has been greatly increased, making him a reliable ally and strong asset for the Shinpaku Alliance. Takeda and Ukita find out when they go to school next year that they didn't graduate 3rd year and were held back another year.
When Renka suggests to see how strong Takeda and Kenichi is, Takeda challenges Kenichi to fight against him once again not only to see how strong he has become, but also thinks it's the best way to get stronger to fight against YOMI. implied that James Shiba is apparently training Takeda to be a jack of all trades though a master of none. As they fight, Kenichi notes how much stronger he's become since the time they first met and is shocked that he's able to use Ryuusui Seikuken on a smaller scale. Takeda declares that he'll confess his true feelings towards Miu if Kenichi loses and hasn't done so because of his respect for him but now he'll take a chance to do so. However, Kenichi uses a powerful move causing him to lose consciousness and James throws in the towel to save him from getting hurt any further. Takeda is later shocked by his master only shaving a part of his mustache and states he lied about telling Miu how he feels to motivate Kenichi. Kenichi states he knows he can rely on him should he need someone else to look after her in his place.
He is later seen with the Shinpaku Alliance on the mission to save Freya but is only being able to complete the mission at the end of when Kenichi and Danki are safe from the division.
Later, he went with the other Shinpaku members to the YOMI base in Okinawa. But Ryozanpaku left them behind thinking they would only be in the way.
Takeda went with Kenichi, Miu, Nijima, Ukita, Kisara, and Chikage (unwittingly) from a detective team to save the inspector from Yami Weapon Division men (which he was able to take one out easily) when he was trying to clear Ryozanpaku that was framed by the Pro-Yami faction of the government. When Freya, Thor, and Siegfried arrived to help assist against Yami, Takeda had to defeat the next opponent by taking off his restraints and was disappointed for not being strong enough to protect Miu in a cool fashion. While fighting, Takeda encouraged Kisara to fight to defeat her opponent when she was struggling because of her confidence by defeating his opponent when close to dying. Unfortunately, they were attacked by Ishida, the hostage who helped framed Ryozanpaku. The Shinpaku Alliance and Chikage were about to fight a losing battle until Sasaki showed up and easily defeated him. Sasaki congratulated the Shinpaku Alliance for their strength and clearing Ryozanpaku's name.
Takeda was angry about hearing the news of Miu being kidnapped by Silcardo. Takeda wanted to go with Kenichi to Tidat rescue Miu, but Ukita warned him that if he makes any more absences at school, he'll repeat the year again. He with the other members of the Shinpaku Alliance wished Kenichi good luck as they put their fists together.
Recently, Takeda wasn't sleeping for a few days as he worries about Miu. Rachel Stanley decided to help the Shinpaku Alliance find Miu to pay back Ryouzanpaku for rescuing her from Silcardo.
With Miu home, Takeda would continuously try to ask if she's alright and put his hand around her despite Kenichi saying otherwise. When Miu fought Rimi, Takeda would just say they will meet again someday and put his arm around her with Kenichi telling him not to. He would laugh at Ukita getting kicked in the face by Kisara and shocked when Chikage sat so naturally on his lap.
On the day of the double date, Takeda arrives with Freya and are surprised to see Kisara in a skirt. When Freya wonders if she should have worn one herself, Takeda says she's sexy in her jeans. They enjoy the double date and afterwards, Takeda's master Shiba arrives with some thugs thinking Takeda was interested in the opposite sex and decided to let Takeda fight some of the thugs that followed him. He helps take out the thugs with the others. The next day, he's being forced into harsh training by Shiba and wishes Ukita the best of luck in his fight with Shiratori.
After Ukita's fight he seemed to have sensed something with him, but thought it was nothing. He later went to Ryozanpaku and was relieved seeing Ukita alright and deeply apologizes for Shiba's involvement for the gunman to Akisame. He watches the two give chase and tries to calm Akisame down somewhat. He later goes to the pool with Kisara and the others and tells Shiratori that Ukita is a good man and should give him a chance. He later stares in shock that Shiratori was a woman all along embarrased how he (and Ukita) thought she was a man and become even more shocked realizing Shiratori has developed feelings for Ukita. He later tells Ukita this but Ukita doesn't believe him.
Following the discovery of a Yami base, Takeda and the rest of the alliance travel to the location but are forced to stay by the masters. However, after they leave, a limo that took the YOMI members from before arrive and Berserker and a member named Lugh come out and prepare to fight them. He's shocked to discover from Siegfried that Lugh is blind. As Kenichi attempts to fight Lugh, Takeda steps in and chooses fight
him first. He states he doesn't want Kenichi to take all the danger alone (and trying to be cool). He clashes with Lugh, but Lugh easily dodges prompting Lugh to ask what happened to his left arm noticing that Takeda couldn't use his left arm from before, prompting Takeda to state he talks a lot and launches several fists at him only for Lugh to easily dodge them using an Ancient Martial Art sliding step move. Takeda then strikes foward as Lugh blocks it and compliments that his hand won't be able to hold it for long and then uses his Illusionary Left as Lugh dodges trying to grab his left wrist as Lugh comments that if he guards his wrist he can't even use half his strength. Takeda starts to fall for his taunts and it placed in a headlock, but just before Lugh can break his neck, Takeda breaks out of it with his
Bolo Rabit Punch. He tells Lugh he doesn't practice regular boxing but the hidden practical boxing, but then Lugh gets up, surprising Takeda that he got up with little difficulty and notices his left pinky is broken. He then feels pain in his right leg as it was almost broken but says he snapped it back in and as Lugh wonders if his heart is now broken, Takeda says his resolve won't be broken so easily and declares he will sink him with his fists for using other peoples weaknesses against them.
He tells Takeda it's about time he took this seriously, prompting Takeda to agree and take his restraints off which Lugh said was easy to hear clanking around. Takeda takes it off and comes at him for real with a fast powerful jabs only for Lugh to continue to dodge. Takeda then makes different noises to confuse Lugh to make a storm of feints with meaningless noises and jabs upward that seems to hit Lugh, but really was a jab to the stomach that Lugh caught. He gets away before Lugh grabs his arm and Takeda continues to attack as Lugh spins around and strikes Takeda from behind as Siegfried notices it's the same as his fighting style and Miu notices he's reading the impact of the air and skin in the fight. He tells Lugh to not get cocky just cause he can hear his body movements as Lugh says it's a shame for Takeda since his skills are YOMI level and that it was bad luck he's his opponent stating if he was fighting Odin or even Berserker it would have been a good fight. He trips Takeda and grabbs his right arm as breaks free and Lugh goes on to say Takeda is a boxer and he's a submission man stating because of their fighting styles, Takeda is a perfect target for him. Takeda then chooses to let Lugh take his left arm and as Lugh does, Takeda thanks him for reminding him of his master saying "turn your trauma into a weapon" and lunges at Lugh asking who caught who.
As he lunges his punch, Kenichi shouts to him only for Takeda to smile back, as everyone knows he's serious.
As Lugh asks if he's alright with losing his arm, Takeda notes he won't get out unharmed, but will take him down with a full powered punch. As Ukita attempts to talk him out of this due to all the work he put into his left arm, Takeda declares this is the path he choose as a martial artist and sends his fist to strike Lugh as Lugh prepares to destroy his arm. Just before either can cause injuries to each other, Kenichi steps in to save
Takeda from losing his arm and pushes the both of them away appologizing for interfering with their fight, stating he agrees with Ukita that he can't just sit back as his friend is about to throw his life away. Lugh then senses a strong force approaching and decides to leave, much to Takeda's anger and tries to stop him, but Ukita tells him to let it go. Lugh leaves, but not before he promises Takeda he'll crush him first next time.
He arrives back at Shiba's place prepared to take his punishment, however, is surprised to see that he's praising him instead and is happy that this is the first time he's ever complimented him in anything. As Shiba prepares to train Takeda in secret boxing techniques, which Takeda notes may be useful against weapon users and Lugh, he tells his master that he's going to the amusement park with the rest of the Alliance tommorrow and Shiba surprisingly allows it and gives him money, which makes Takeda fearful of his kindness which Shiba says this is just how hard the training will be. At the park, Takeda tells Freya it is normal to relax once in a while and notices Ukita walking by Shiratori and wonders how he would react seeing her as a female, only for Ukita to walk by her. He tries to comfort Shiratori, and then grabs Ukita and Ukita says he was looking for her and found her "doppleganger" that looked like a female Shiratori, which results in Ukita getting kicked in the face and Takeda running away laughing uncontrollably at Ukita's obliviousness.
At night, Takeda and Miu are greeted by Lugh and Rimi and notes they don't take things slow and tells Miu to stay out of his fight with Lugh. As Miu goes off to gain Rimi's shoes, Takeda tells her not to take her eyes off
her opponent prompting Lugh to say the same to him and locks his arm in his leg and Takeda wishes Miu to be safe. Lugh then continues to goad Takeda about how much he cares for his happy life, his left arm and his life. He asks what happened to his resolve by putting his left arm on the line and his desire to win. Then, with an insane look, Lugh gets close questioning if he's asking for too much. Takeda, scared, unleashes a fury of punches trying to calm himself. Not wanting to get close, Takeda continues to punch Lugh. However, Lugh takes advantage of his confusion and graps his sleeve and throws him rapidly. Takeda recovers but Lugh appears behind looking insane again which causes Takeda to lose it again and Lugh grabs his left arm prepared to break it only for Takeda to break out of it in time prompting Lugh to comment on his skills stating he was trained by a good master. Takeda then takes his jacket off and tries to figure what dark aora is around him. He recalls why didn't he listen to his master about learning a new special technique against weapon users. He then states he's started to sense Lugh's ki and Lugh says he has Sei ki just like Kenichi which prompts Takeda to tell him not to talk as if he's the same.
As Lugh tells Takeda for martial artists to grow stronger by devouring the possibilities of other fighters, he lunges at Takeda and uses his first hitting technique on Takeda's leg. Takeda notes he's attacking his joints and can only defend as his left knee is almost popped out of place. As he tries to wonder why Lugh is going this far, Lugh percieves what he was thinking and notes Takeda isn't willing to bet his life like last time and that he now fears him. Takeda stops him and punches at him, but Lugh dodges as Takeda tells him that he'll devour him instead as a Katsujinken and chooses to beat him up stating he's not good at thinking things up like Kenichi. However, Takeda instead runs away.
Knowing he can't think too much, Takeda realizes he can't beat Lugh like he's been fighting so he decides to
hide somewhere in the amusement park to buy some time, but Lugh still finds him till Takeda realizes he's run into the mirror house. As Lugh mocks him stating he's run into the worse area possible, Takeda punches what he thought was Lugh but his reflection on the mirror and breaks it and hurts his hand. Lugh grabs him from behind, but Takeda breaks free as Lugh uses the house to his advantage as Takeda starts attacking wildly breaking mirror's and causing his hands to bleed and Lugh to attack him from the shadows. As Takeda continues to be overwhelmed his hair falls freely and begins to wonder if he's really gonna die and laments never having learned the technique Shiba wanted to teach him and how he didn't have a chance to confess his feelings to Miu. Lugh then approaches the fallen Takeda and notes he's thinking of Miu and how she's likely about to die at the hands of Rimi causes Takeda to lung out with a fist stopping Lugh and realizes how he couldn't save Miu from the time against Sho. Just then, Takeda notices something the the broken mirror about his jab and realizes something shocking as he looks at himself in the mirror.
As Lugh believes he's just lost it having lost too much blood he attempts to end this and is shocked as Takeda
reaches out his left arm like before. As Lugh questions his motives and that he almost lost last time, Takeda grins tempting him on to grab it, causing Lugh to question himself again as Takeda mocks him asking if he was ready to kill him. Lugh does exactly what he wants and grabs his left arm and breaks it. As Lugh celebrates breaking Takeda's arm, he is shocked to see he's holding nothing and Takeda finally lands his first blow on Lugh using his Illusionary Left Straight. Lugh notes if that was a full blow he'd be done now and
demands to know why he didn't destroy Takeda's left arm and Takeda refuses to tell and lunges at the blind man with a new resolve. Lugh continues to dodge and grabs his right leg only for Takeda to counter with his Dog Fight Below with several punches. As Lugh recover's he realizes Takeda discovered his secret and Takeda reveals that he's doing the same Ki utilization as him and that he didn't try to take his arm, but the Ki from which he released from it. He then yells that Lugh was just tricking him about hearing his muscles and realizes he was just sensing his Ki from the start, but Lugh states he's half right that he was hearing him from the Ki he releases from his body. They continue to fight as Takeda finally realizes what Shiba was trying to teach the weapon defense technique and uses a new move called Warp Punch on Lugh's face, shocking him. He reveals how Shiba taught him about how when people's Ki sensing skills are greater, the more you can burry your punch into there face. He thanks Shiba for teaching him this and lunges at Lugh again completely overwhelming him and sending him flying out of the mirror house, but Lugh still manages to not get hit by all of them. Lugh admits his gratitude about his fight with Takeda, but warns him that he's now come up with a counterattack against him, prompting Takeda to be shocked having just made up this. As Lugh admits his pleasure of being able to release his power inside him as he prepares to counter, they both sense a strong Ki and are shocked to see Isshinsai Ogata appear.
Though startled by the arival of a Yami master, Takeda listen's as Ogata explains the similarities of his Warp Punch and Kushinada's techniques.
He then notes that there's something about Ogata's aura you can't hate and yet see someone who has genuane love for martial arts. Lugh then attacks again and Takeda's left legclinches from pain and Takeda strikes with a left hook to stop him, but notes he's lost a lot of blood and he'llget worse if this fight drags on. He unleashes a furry of punches and uses his Warp Punch to land a blow on Lugh's face, which Lugh uses to lock his arm in his neck forcing Takeda to attack with his left arm in an
uppercut. Takeda states Lugh has fought so cautiously till now and mimiced something he did, but Lugh points out he gained more from his sacrifice. Takeda then is shocked to see Lugh broke his left hand and screams in pain and shock. Takeda then shows great rage at Lugh having broken his left hand, stating it's proof of his boxing life, the heart of the technique of Kenichi and Akisame and his own life. Unknowingly, Takeda's rage unleashes his Sei ki to the max, shockiing Lugh and Ogata while Takeda states what he did was unforgivable. With both fighter's prepared to finish this fight, Takeda and Lugh lunge at each other one last time.
As they clash one last time, Takeda strikes with his Warp Punch again and lands a blow to Lugh's ribcage and breaks a few ribs, but Lugh bends inward to catch his left arm again and locks it with Takeda noticing he's intending to
break his left arm, but Lugh then places his left arm behind Takeda's headintending to break his medulla when he steps backwards. However, Takeda instead moves foward and prepares to use a grabbling move stating even boxing has them and that Shiba taught him the only one capable and unleashes a Clinch move grabbing Lugh's body and pressing on it.
However, before Lugh can stop his next attack Takeda unleashes his Pressing Liver Blow in Lugh's ribcage, finally defeating the submission man. Before Lugh falls to the ground uncounscious, Takeda catches him. As Ogata leaves dissapointed, Takeda asks if he's talking as if it's the end of Lugh, but Ogata claims it's just the end of his life as a martial artist due to his defeat at such a major point in his life. Takeda however retorts that the same thing happened with him against Kenichi, and he got stronger and so will Lugh.
As Ogata leaves amused by Takeda, Takeda tries to stop him asking him about the other YOMI fights with the others, but falls due to the loss of blood and injuries he's sustained and decides to take a rest wishing for Miu and the others to be safe and falls unconscious. His body was later saved by the alliance and taken away from the park by Thor.
Days later, Niijima greets most of the aliance after the battles and points out how Rachel and Chikage haven't gone to school lately and Tanimoto is going to school like nothing happened. When asked about Kenichi and Miu's wereabout's, Niijima states that they went to see the people who got out of the darkness: Ryuto and Rimi. Several days later, along with the rest of the captains, Takeda gathers at the base waiting for Kenichi and Miu. Kenichi and Miu notice that Apachai and Shigure have been waiting at the base asleep the whole time, waiting for everyone to show up. When Miu tries to get close to Shigure, Takeda worns her not to, only for Shigure to unconsciously cut her clothes away. Shigure then wakes up and tells them that she has something to give them, and then takes the bag away from a sleeping Apachai and hands all of the captains the arm protectors that she made for them, then demenstrates how strong the gear is against a weapon, which amazes everyone.
Later, he is informed of Shigure's capture by Miu and Kenichi and notes how the elder isn't back yet. He agrees with Kenichi's statement on to fight Yami when the time is right. Once the alliance learns of her location, all the alliance members set out with Okamoto to find her. While on the way, Takeda joins in some training with Okamoto who helps points out Takeda's flaws in his work and to improve better. Afterwards, when they rest, Takeda interrupts Kenichi and Miu's talk and finally reveals that Miu's father, Saiga Furinji is the leader of Yami. While most take surprise in this revelation Miu admits she suspected this and wonders if her father murdered her mother. Takeda tries to comfort Miu about setting off to war, though Miu nonchalantly answers that she has been involved in wars before, "at least twice", to the shock of Takeda and Kenichi. However, Miu says that this is her first time participating in a battle of such a large scale. In a serious tone Takeda tells Miu that it won't just be Kenichi and Shou Kanou who will risk their lives to protect her, and Takeda and Kenichi meet eyes. Just then Okamoto enters to tell them of there arrival and the Shinpaku Alliance readies for battle.
After Okamoto takes out the soldiers on land, Takeda follows the others into the forest as he notes the tension is very thick. They are then ambushed by Yami soldiers to which he and the Shinpaku easily beat them. After Okamoto decides to hold the off on his own with his men, Takeda and the others escape. Once they reach a waterfall, they are confronted by the YOMI disciples. After seeing them launch towards them, Niijima tells Miu and Kenichi for them to take advantage of the situation and run. Though hesitant, the trio leave after Takeda and the others encourage them to move ahead. After they leave, Takeda gathers with the others and tells them its time for them to cut loose as he and the others lunge towards the Satsujinken disciples.
He was then seen engaging Edeltraft's disciple in combat, to which the latter was able to defend himself against his sword slashes. Chikage then grabs Takeda and throws him over Edeltraft's disciple, whose strike is blocked by Takeda's armguards. As the battle progresses and the alliance becomes overwhelmed by the armed division, Chikage suddenly defends them on the grounds that the armed division has no honor ganging up on them. Confused, Takeda asks why she's doing this as Chikage replies that they will be supporting the Shinpaku Alliance, albeit temporarily, in order to protect their masters' pride.
Once they start to overwhelm the weapons team Hyougo starts to have them work together more effectively. Just then, two masters: Chin Sougaku (crescent moon spade) and Ortal Sin (jamadhar) arrive and begin to put pressure on them. However, Ryuto, Renka, Koan Shokatsu and Genson Ryu, Renka's fellow disciples, also arrive and attack the enemy reinforcements. Once Ryuto tells them what to do, Takdea fights along side the alliance against Ortal Sin.
They all defeat the masters as after the armed forces retreat, they celebrate their victory.
Epiloque[edit | edit source]
In the Epiloque, Takeda continues his training along side his master and now Freya. Having appeared to move on from his affections for Miu, it is implied that he and Freya too are now in a romantic relationship. This was seen from his master now calling Freya Takeda's lover, much to their embarrassment.
Battle Log[edit | edit source]
Past Battles[edit | edit source]
- With friend vs thugs (Won)
Present Battles[edit | edit source]
- Vs Kenichi 1st time (Loss)
- Vs underlings of Kisara (Won)
- Vs Kisara (Loss)
- Vs underling's of Ryuto (Won)
- Vs Kenichi 2nd time (Undecided)
- Vs several underground fighters (won 15-0 record in the Underground Fighting Ring)
- Vs Member J from Black Forces (Won)
- Vs Sho Kano (Loss)
- Vs Kenichi 3rd time (Loss)
- Vs Yami weapon subordinates (Won)
- Vs Lugh (interrupted by Kenichi)
- Vs Lugh round 2 (Won)
Team Battles[edit | edit source]
- With Ukita vs Miu (Loss)
- With Ukita vs Kisara and underlings (Loss)
- With Ukita and Kenichi vs Loki's thugs (Won)
- With Ukita vs Berserker (Loss)
- with Kisara, Ukita, Siegfried and Shinpaku grunts vs. Li Raichi (lose)
- with Kenichi, Miu, Renka, Kisara, Siegfried, Ukita, Niijima, and Shinpaku grunts vs. Li Tenmon (lose)
- With Thor and Freya vs Sho Kano (Loss, only Takeda was able to somewhat fight back)
- With Tanimoto, Kisara, Thor, Freya and Siegfried vs Fortuna (Won)
- With Renka, Genson, and Koan vs Master class fighter (Won)
- with Ukita, Kenichi, Miu, Kisara, and Thor vs Yami weapon's divison (Won)
- with Freya, Siegfried, and Kisara vs Yami weapon's division (Won)
- with Kenichi, Miu, Thor, Kisara, Ukita, Chikage, Freya, and Siegfried vs Ishida (interupted by Sakaki)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Out of all the members of the Shinpaku Alliance, only he, Natsu Tanimoto and Kaname Kugatachi have well known masters that have ties with Ryozanpaku.
- In the first version of Kenichi's manga while Takeda was still a boxer and therefore in the boxing club he wasn't part of Ragnarok only fighting Kenichi at the orders of criminal boss who was threatening the gym where he practiced.
- In HSDK's predecessor, Tatakae! Ryōzanpaku Shijō Saikyō no Deshi, he was called Taekonochi, a homage to the protagonist of Hajime No Ippo, Ippo Makunouchi.