This is a page dedicated to the master of puzzles
of the Hokage Team, Koganei Kaoru.
Kaoru was a member of the Uruha Jyusshinshuu. He belongs to the Junior Uruha with Ganko. Among his companions in the group are Ganko/Reiran and Sekioh... he is known to be a former prisoner, and Kurei's personal bodyguard. Kaoru (or Lorkan as he is known in the Philippine dub), was initally fond of his master, Kurei. He obeyed all of Kurei's wishes. Together with Mokouren, he kidnaps Yanagi and Tatesako Fumio from the latter's house. He even cut Recca down to size at that time. However, he later discovers Kurei's cruel treatment of Yanagi and all those lies Kurei made up. Thus he voluntarily resigned from the Uruha, much to the displeasure of Kurei and the fury of Neon who wanted to kill him. Only Raiha's intervention prevented Neon from doing so.
Kaoru has a special talent for assembling complex shapes, thus he was given the madougu of the kougonanki. It's been said that the kougan anki should be assembled one shape at a time and you can't skip a step, so it takes the average person would change its shape in 10 seconds. Kaoru, the master, takes only 0.6 seconds. The kougun anki has 6 forms.
Shaped like a long knife, it can produce a straight line attack.
FORM #2 : DRAGON/SCYTHE AND CHAIN
Looks a lot like that weapon Kamatari (of RK fame) wields, only smaller. It has two scythes at the end and a chain in the middle. Produces all sorts of streamline and bent attacks. It is powerful in a sense that it can attack people from behind and/or bind the person with it. A classic ninja weapon which can be seen in other animes.
FORM # 3: POLES/SCISSORS
As sai, it is in the form of scissors, and can cut other people's weapons.
FORM # 4: NEW MOON/BOOMERANG
Looks like a boomerang, acts like a boomerang.
FORM # 5: BOW AND ARROW
Configures in the shape of a bow and arrow and functions as such.
FORM # 6: NOTHING
This form was told to Kaoru by Kokuu (Recca's 7th dragon who was in the form of an old man). This is the kougananki's final form and it divides into several pieces which shoot to attack the enemy. This is the form Kaoru used to beat Joker.
After the tournament, Kaoru lived with Recca, his father Shigeo, and Kagero. I dunno what happens next. It's up to the manga to continue where anime had ended. I like Kaoru ^_^. He is sooooo kawaii. Must be those fangs... ^_^. As Yanagi had said, he is a "zoom-in version of Recca." And despite his young age, he sometimes shows more intelligence than Recca. He also loves teasing the latter. He is also stronger than he looks and is awfully skilled. Pitted against ensui expert Tokiya, they battled to a draw. And even though Fuuko-sama will always be my number one character, Kaoru's kougananki is my favorite madougu. It is waaay cool! Anyway, I hope you like my piece on Kaoru. It's all I found out about him. And these images are all I have so don't go asking me for more, okay? Now, back to Fuuko's shrine!
KAORU AND FUUKO-SAN...
BITS AND PIECES!