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Characters: The 23 Banchos
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Tropes That Apply To All

     Banchou Alliance 

Banchos who eventually become allies with Akira.

Tropes that Apply to all

  • Five-Man Band:
    • The Hero: Kongou Bancho. Leader simply for never having been beaten. And being a total Badass.
    • The Lancer: Iai Bancho. A level-headed and honorable swordsman.
    • The Smart Guy: Hikyou Bancho: Uses trickery and deception. Fights smarter, not harder.
    • The Big Guy: Gouriki Bancho. Considering the fact that she swings around two iron balls on sticks that are as big as she is, it counts.
    • The Chick: Nenbutsu Bancho. Only gets here by being a pseudo-Buddhist priest. Does, however, cover the philosophical side.
    • Sixth Ranger: Sasori Bancho, along with Drill Bancho, Remodel Bancho, Dinosaur Bancho, Machine Bancho, Thorn Gate Bancho, the Five Dark Vows and Gunshot Bancho.

Yuu Akiyama/Hikyou Banchou


  • Artificial Limbs: Grenade Gun Arm.
  • Bare Your Midriff: His combat outfit.
  • Big Brother Instinct: When the orphanage he grew up in lost its funding and all the adults bailed, he took over the job of protecting the younger kids, and resorts to some very dirty criminal methods to do so.
  • Bishōnen: Underneath his mask.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: More like Grenade Gun artificial limb.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Dirty Execution, Ayatori, Dirty Rondo and Grenade Gun Arm.
  • Catch Phrase: "For the things I want to protect, I'll be as cowardly as it takes!"
    • "Let's have a fair cowardly fight!"
    • Phrase Catcher: "You coward!" Generally said once his victim realizes they've been had.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Uses traps to take care of his enemies.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Hikyou Banchou takes the cake here. Seriously, this guy is like a Japanese Batman. Before a fight he ends up giving a guy diarrhea by poisoning his food HOURS before the fight! Not to mention how much he is prepared to protect those he cares about. He makes the orphans swallow pills that will nullify poison, has a freaking machine gun under his own fake arm (which a lot of people had assumed was real for quite some time), and he has a bomb in the shape of a kid just in case his enemy will take hostages. This guy is Batman with a penchant for using guns and explosives on people!
  • Defeat Equals Friendship
  • Dirty Coward: Initially seems to be this, but has a Freudian Excuse.
  • Domino Mask: His Cool Mask.
  • Expecting A Complete Monster: The preview prior to his debut make him out to one of the most evil character in shonen history, but he turns out to a Combat Pragmatist and likable character.
  • Expy: Hikyou Banchou looks like Kato with a shorter shirt.
  • For the Evulz: Apparently the reason why Hikyou Banchou transferred the rest of the Five-Man Band into Kongou's class.
  • Happily Married: In the epilogue to Haruka.
  • Heel-Face Turn
  • The Lancer: Interchangeable with The Smart Guy.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Prior Heel-Face Turn, but he also has elements of this even afterward.
  • Noble Demon: Since his Heel-Face Turn, Hikyou Banchou takes every opportunity he can to remind everyone that he's only part of the Five-Man Band as part of his plan to be the last man standing. Even if there's some truth to it, there's the matter of going into a Tranquil Fury when Kongoh is killed by Machine Banchou, going so far as to take the latter on all by himself.
  • Red Baron: Hikyou (Cowardly) Bancho
  • Razor Floss: Ayatori, connecting threads of synthetic fiber between each of his fingers to sever opponents' ligaments.
  • Say It with Hearts: A repeat offender.
  • The Smart Guy: The Strategist within the group.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Likes to think of himself as this, but he cares for his teammates.
    • He still treats his enemies brutally, though.
  • Tranquil Fury: After Kongoh's death.
  • Whip It Good: His weapon other than his wits and traps

Kiryu Touya/Iai Bancho


Shirayukinomiya Kobushi/Gouriki Bancho


Master Raionji/Nenbutsu Bancho


Haruka Kodama/Sasori Bancho


     Five Dark Vows 

A team of five Banchous who've united to take down Kongou Banchou.

Tropes Associated With The Five Dark Vows


Douke Bancho/ Yoruko and Asasko

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Kasauga Sora/Nenchaku Bancho


Haruya Kaburagi/Kabuki Bancho


Komori Shizuka/Kangoku Bancho


Homuraya Ryougen/Bakunetsu Bancho


Harito Takaradzuka/Shirobara Bancho


AT-KM-100/Machine Bancho


Mikio Makishima/Dokusen Bancho


Arashi Kodai/Kyouryuu Bancho


Zakuro Hariyama/Kyokumon Bancho


Anga Darutani/Shageki Bancho


     Wolf Pack 

Wolf Pack

Hanazaka Bancho


  • Affably Evil: Creepy and genuinely polite at the same time.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He seems to be a person who gets excited very easily, and when he gets too wound up, he recklessly spreads his seeds with complete disregard for those around him, although he does apologize after he calms down.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Housenka (Flash of Flower Cannon).
  • Green Thumb: Uses his great knowledge of plants to create his poisonous weeds and flowers.
  • Poisonous Person: Via poisonous flowers.
  • Red Baron: Hanasaka (Blooming Flower) Bancho.
  • The Worf Effect: Along with the rest of the Wolf Pack by Kenpei Bancho.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets very little development before Kenpei Bancho comes along.

Hazami Bancho


Kaiten Bancho


Tekkou Bancho


Candy Bancho


Dokuro Bancho


Kyouya Shiga/Ourou Bancho


The Kongoh FamilyCharacters/Kongoh BanchoThe Other Banchos

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