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Personally, as Reisi Munakata, I want to help you, Suoh.

–Reisi Munakata, speaking to Mikoto Suoh about his personal reasons for wanting to stop him.[1]

For the original soundtrack, see MunaKata Reisi.
Reisi Munakata
Reishi Munakata
Name
Kanji 宗像礼司
Rōmaji Munakata Reisi
Alias Blue King (青の王, Ao no Ō)
Fourth King (第四王剣者, Dai Yon Ō Ken-sha)
Characteristics
Race Human
Age 24 (in K) [2]

25 (in K Missing Kings (Movie))

Birthday October 1[2]
Horoscope Libra
Height 185 cm (6'1") [2]
Gender 17px-Male.png Male
Eyes Violet
Hair Dark Blue
Blood Type AB-[2]
Professional Status
Affiliation 35px-SCEPTER4_Insignia.png Scepter 4
Occupation King
Captain of Scepter 4
Base of Operations Scepter 4 HQ
Personal Status
Status Active
Power
Aura Blue
Weapon Saber
First appearance
Anime Debut Episode 1
Manga Debut Chapter 6 (K: Memory of Red)
Novel Debut K SIDE:BLUE
Themes
Character Song Blue Defense Samurai Poetry (Poetry Reading ver.)
Voices
Japanese Voice Tomokazu Sugita
English Voice Patrick Seitz
Image Gallery

Reisi Munakata (宗像礼司, Munakata Reisi), occasionally written as Reishi Munakata, is the Captain of Scepter 4, and the Blue King.

AppearanceEdit

Munakata is a tall, muscular young man with short dark blue hair and violet eyes. He wears frameless, rectangular-shaped glasses.

As the King of Scepter 4, Munakata's outfit is quite similar to the standard uniform. He wears a high collared, long-sleeved dark blue trench coat left unzipped from the waist down; around it, there is a black belt with a gold-colored buckle strapping the two pieces of clothing together. Underneath his intricate coat, Munakata wears a white shirt with an upturned collar, dark blue pants, and knee-high black boots with silver metal frames.

EtymologyEdit

His name, as stated in the Radio Drama is written with the initial kanji called 'reisetsu' or 'rei' which means 'decorum' and 'shi' from the initial kanji of 'tsukasadorou' which means 'to govern'.

PersonalityEdit

Munakata is a sophisticated, observant and composed individual who is cautious in the battlefield. Though he is willing to use physical action in a fight, Munakata does attempt to win with victory through negotiation instead. He is a natural leader and generally puts the concern of innocent lives over his own.

Though he possesses a general loathing towards Mikoto Suoh, Munakata still accepts him as a human being. He takes immediate notice when his vice-commander Awashima's displays apparent disregard for his civil rights. However, he remained indifferent to how the idea could affect the Red King, even stating that it was a good one.

Munakata has a fondness for solving jigsaw puzzles during his spare time.

He likes to socialize with his colleagues which leads to his coworkers to be afraid of him.

He is often a quiet person and tranquil in nature, but when the situation needed he tends to quite talkative and rhetorical, which may often appear as mean and haughty. He seldom uses slang words and known as one of the refined figures among K characters, beside his Lieutenant Awashima. His verbal eloquence is a poignant trait of his character, which he often uses to negotiate.

He also shows a innocent childish side to himself when trying to get along with his coworkers by playing games (to which he always wins) or whenever he sees an common object that interests him greatly.

HistoryEdit

Reisi's Puzzle

Munakata playing with a puzzle during a conversation.

Munakata's personal life is wrapped in mystery, so very few individuals truly know what he does during his free time.

He lived with frugal parents that were very kind and happy. He also has an older brother who "is a bit naive, but has a big heart."

While playing around with a puzzle piece, Munakata was informed from Seri about HOMRA's involvement with the horse Strain. Though understanding of the situation, Munakata did not pay much mind to it.[3]

PlotEdit

ReisiVisitsMikoto'sCell

Munakata visiting Mikoto while the latter is in jail.

Munakata leads Scepter 4 into a hotel suite within Shizume City, preparing to face off against HOMRA with swords. He initially engages in battle against their leader, Mikoto Suoh,[4] but instead tries a more peaceful approach. He declares that he will apprehend Mikoto and asks whether he will resist. When his question is answered, Munakata locks him up in one of Scepter 4's cells.[5]

Mikoto and Reisi

The Kings having a discussion.

Later, Munakata goes to visit Mikoto in his cell,[5] accusing him of distributing the video of Tatara Totsuka's murder across the network.[4]

Munakata pulls a sleeping Mikoto by the head and pushes it against a wall, waking him up. He states that Mikoto's "Weismann Level" is reaching its limit, adding that should his Sword of Damocles fall, it would bring forth a recreation of the Kagutsu Crater. Munakata adds that if he continues drawing power, he'd be forced to kill Mikoto. He summarizes that Mikoto should simply renounce his throne as the Red King. After Mikoto expresses his apparent indifference to the dire situation, Munakata softly states that he should find a way to lock up Mikoto forever. He is told that it is possible if he can monitor and confine the man himself alone. Munakata concludes that he cannot and leaves Mikoto.[5]

Munakata returns to his office where he discusses business with his subordinate, Seri Awashima, all the while playing with a jigsaw puzzle. He listens to Seri give her thoughts on what they can do instead with Mikoto. Munakata expresses interest in the plan though admits that it is without any concern for Mikoto's civil rights. The topic of their conversation turn to the gun used to kill Totsuka, as shown in his video. Munakata is given a detailed report of the gun, including its history with the Mafia. Afterwards, he has Seri issue a Level: Royal Blue.[5]

ReisiHavingADrink

Munakata having a drink in the rain.

That night, after it is revealed that their target is not a student at Ashinaka High School, Munakata leads his Clan to a soccer stadium to surround him and the "Black Dog", Kuroh Yatogami. He has his Clansmen go inside to infiltrate while he rests outside in the rain, drinking tea. During a sip, Fushimi informs him that the forces inside are on a losing streak. With this in mind, Munakata goes to the stadium's field, where he dispels an illusion caused by a then-unknown Strain. He thanks Seri for stalling their opponents before turning to the opposing side himself. However, he is left only to face Kuroh after the latter orders his allies to flee.[6]

Munakata vs Yatogami

Munakata's calm nature during his fight with Kuroh.

Munakata notices Kuroh drawing out his sword, Kotowari, formerly in the possession of the previous Colorless King. He points this out, causing Kuroh to launch multiple palm strikes and kicks at the Blue King. Munakata swiftly dodges each attack and manages to land damaging blows on the young teenager, eventually pinning him down. He proceeds to ask Kuroh questions about his intentions with the future Colorless King, Yashiro Isana.[6]

ReisiBeingPunched

Distracted, Munakata receives a punch to his face.

After Kuroh gives his responses, Munakata notices that Yashiro has returned. He sarcastically inquires whether he has forgotten something. He is told that Yashiro cannot leave his friends behind, to which Munakata says is a meaningless action. To his subsequent surprise, Yashiro summons a giant key-like object in the sky before attacking Munakata with a force of the same color. While Munakata counters with his Aura, Kuroh breaks free from his grasp and punches him, knocking off his glasses. Munakata soon discovers that both men have left, and is bemused at his own failure. He then retrieves his glasses from the ground. In the meantime, several pursuit squads are sent out to capture their targets.[6]

That following afternoon, Munakata has lunch with Seri in his office. He learns that each squad has failed to bring back Yashiro or his two accomplices due to the heavy rain. Though disappointed, he simply remarks about how both he and Fushimi are unable to capture their targets, even making further note on Fushimi's exceptional tracking abilities. Munakata quickly notices Seri's dumpling topped with several scoops of red bean paste though he does not mention it. Instead, he tells her that Yashiro and his two accomplices are very troublesome people.[7]

FushimiReportingToHisSuperiors

Fushimi reporting back to Munakata and Seri.

Shortly after, Fushimi enters the office to inform his superiors of a recent attack on one of the members of their pursuit squad. As it turns out, Kuroh Yatogami is responsible for the attack, and has additionally retrieved his victim's PDA. Munakata theorizes that their targets are trying to contact them. He asks whether any evidence is left behind. Fushimi reveals a screenshot of a note with 1400 written on one side, which alludes to the 14:00 clock time, merely fifteen minutes ahead. Subsequently, Munakata decides to wait until then to see what is to happen next.[7]

Reisi on the phone

Munakata speaks to Yashiro through his cell phone.

Fifteen minutes eventually pass by. Munakata receives a call on his cell phone and answers it to find that Yashiro is on the other end. He reveals to the teenager that he suspected he'd be the one to call him. Furthermore, Yashiro has executed a rather aggressive approach just to speak to him. Munakata allows Yashiro to have his word, though to his surprise, he hears from the latter that a man in an aircraft is involved with Tatara Totsuka's murder.[7]

Munakata then sends out Fushimi to continue his initial pursuit.[7]

Afterwards, he asks Yashiro about his knowledge of the man in the aircraft, soon discovering that the teenager knows little of him. Munakata informs Yashiro that the man in the aircraft is actually very important and thus, cannot be brought to matters at one's request, especially when the person with the request is under much suspicion. He suggests that Yashiro turn himself in, and in response, Munakata is offered a chance to do so should he bring the man in the aircraft to ground. Munakata points out the flaws in the offer but agrees to it nonetheless, though he tells Yashiro that he and his accomplices must turn themselves in once the plan has been fully executed. Munakata furthermore reveals that their new target is actually the Silver King, Adolf K. Weismann.[7]

Munakata Inside The Truck

Munakata speaking in one of the deployed vehicles.

Hours later, Munakata and several members of Scepter 4 gather inside trucks and head out to a local airport. During the ride, Munakata is informed that Weismann has not yet responded to them despite being messaged on three occasions already. He states that their Clan has done enough to contact him and will now bring Weismann to custody. Furthermore, upon mention of the matter from Seri, while such actions will be a violation of Protocol 120, Scepter 4 shall proceed forward with their operation and all further issues shall be dealt with personally by Munakata himself.[7]

MunakataPreparesToExplainMore

Munakata provides a diagram of the Himmelreich's many routes.

Munakata is then inquired as to why he is so forward with the plan. After studying the reactions from his Clansmen, he agrees to confess. He reveals that Weismann's blimp, Himmelreich, has suddenly been disrupted from its usual pathways across Shizume City. The first occurrence happened just days before thus bringing Weismann under much suspicion, which has easily caught Munakata's own attention. Once he has finished explaining his reasons, Munakata emerges from his seat in the truck, proclaiming that Scepter 4 will be bringing Weismann to custody.[7]

Scepter 4 eventually arrives at the airport where several Clansmen board the helicopters, then taking off towards the Himmelreich. Munakata remains on ground where he studies the night's activities from afar. Less than three minutes after take off, there is an explosion from within the Himmelreich, followed by an unexpected crash course into its engine by one of the helicopters, resulting in an even more destructive explosion in the night. As such, their mission to bring Weismann to custody results in utter failure.[7]

MunakataExaminesWeismann'sCorpse

Weismann's corpse being examined by Munakata.

That next morning, Munakata receives news that the Gold Clan has already retrieved Weismann's corpse from the ground. He later pays a visit to their headquarters with Gotō and Kamo as his escorts. Munakata is personally brought to see Daikaku Kokujōji though their greetings are somewhat hostile. Nonetheless, Munakata begins their conversation by thanking Kokujōji for authorizing Level: Royal Blue, then asking to examine Weismann's corpse for himself. He is then granted permission to do so. Munakata walks over to Weismann's corpse and studies his face intently. Sometime after, he leaves the building with Gotō and Kamo, while simultaneously commenting upon the statuses of both Kokujōji and Weismann.[8]

Seri Apologizing

Seri apologizes to Munakata for her previous actions.

Later, it is revealed that Mikoto Suoh escaped from his prison cell while Munakata is away. Munakata gathers up his Clansmen and proceeds to the bridge connecting to Ashinaka High School in different trucks. While occupying one of them, he is visited by Seri, who apologizes for her failures earlier. When she states that she will take responsibility, Munakata notes how arrogant it makes her appear to be.[9]

However, he quickly shrugs it off and they head outside together. They discuss briefly about the situation with HOMRA. They also talk about how it also involves the Colorless King, who alone is something like a "wild card" amongst the other King, something that Munakata despises especially when he is not in control of the "wild card". Once they're reaffirmed themselves of their main concern, Munakata asks Seri if he can make a selfish request. As he asks her that, he notices that it is now snowing.[9]

MunakataMeetsMikoto

Munakata offering some cigarettes.

That night, Munakata heads to the forests of Ashinaka High School where he waits for Mikoto to arrive. Mikoto eventually approaches him near a forest shrine and reminds him of how he didn't like "breathing the same air as him". Munakata responds that it is fine to have some toxins in his body and takes out a cigarette, offering one for Mikoto as well. He takes up the offer and lights both of their cigarettes.[9]

Munakata Strikes Up A Deal

Munakata makes a proposal to Mikoto about the situation.

After a bit of smoking, Munakata strikes up a deal with Mikoto, requesting that he relinquish the school and allow Munakata to kill Tatara Totsuka's murderer however the latter would prefer. When refused, Munakata finally tells Mikoto that he can no longer reign as King and reasons why, only to then be told that Mikoto has never taken action as King before. This infuriates Munakata and he pins down the other individual. He reminds him of the dangers that he is inflicting on others, becoming visibly disgusted at Mikoto's indifferent response. After releasing Mikoto, the two look away from each other briefly. Munakata tells Mikoto that he is doing what he thinks is right so that he can help his friend before he leaves, returning back to his Clan.[9]

ExplosionSeenFromTheBridge

The explosion is clearly seen by Scepter 4.

That following morning, while stationed outside, Munakata reflects on his previous encounter with Mikoto from last night. Suddenly, a large explosion occurs on Ashinaka High School that the entire Scepter 4 group is able to see. Munakata turns to his Clansmen and finally says that it is time for them to go.[10]

Munakata leads his Clansmen to the school entrance. He says nothing and instead stares beyond a school building. Upon being pressed for orders, Munakata tells Seri that he is leaving her in charge for the time being. Following this, due to Seri's failed attempts to an all-out war commences between HOMRA and Scepter 4.[10]

EricStabbingMunakata

Munakata is unexpectedly stabbed in the left abdomen.

Munakata does not involve himself in the situation until a series of explosions begin occurring beyond the area. Using his Aura, Munakata runs across the battlefield midair, until another building is bombed. He notices a Red Clansman, Eric nearby about to be crushed from falling rubble, forcing Munakata to stop the rubble and save the man. He begins to suspect who is responsible for the incident when he is unexpectedly stabbed by Eric. Munakata simply looks at the man and immediately recognizes who he truly is. At that moment, Munakata's Aura dissipates and the rubble collapses on them both.[10]

Mikoto Suoh vs Reisi Munakata

Munakata clashes with Mikoto for the last time.

Somehow, Munakata manages to free himself and Eric. Munakata carries the young man with him as he goes walking towards the back of the school's campus. He finds that Mikoto has already engaged himself in a battle against Kuroh Yatogami and stops him. Munakata then tosses the man aside before facing his rival, though he says nothing to the latter. Instead, he says that he now fully understands the situation. Then, when Mikoto tries to attack Kuroh and his allies again, Munakata lunges forth and strikes at Mikoto. Their Auras flare up and they soon commence a chase throughout the forests nearby.[10]

While Munakata chases Mikoto, they end up destroying a number of trees, before they finally stop on a stone pathway. Although face-to-face, Munakata does not say anything, even after being spoken to. Suddenly, they notice a massive beam of silver light from afar. Munakata looks on in utter shock.[10]

K Missing KingsEdit

Reisi appears in the movie. He and Seri kept tabs on both Kuroh and Neko after incident.

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

Blue Aura: As the Blue King and leader of Scepter 4, Munakata possesses the Blue Aura. When exerted, the Aura has the defensive potential to protect Munakata and his subordinates against a direct attack from the flames of Mikoto Suoh, known as the king of HOMRA and an incredibly powerful combatant.

  • Illusion Breaking: Munakata's Aura was able to effortlessly break and disintegrate one of Neko's most powerful illusions to date, despite it being strong enough to completely alter the perceptions of a squad of Blue Clansmen lead by Seri Awashima, as well as Kuroh and Yashiro, over a large area.
  • Force Field: Munakata can manifest his aura into force fields where he can use it as stepping stones to get into a higher places or as a barrier to protect himself and his surrounding.[10]

Expert Hand-to-Hand Combatant: With seemingly very little effort, and without drawing his saber, Reisi was able to completely overpower and outmaneuver Kuroh Yatogami.

EquipmentEdit

Reishi's Rapier

Reisi's saber.

Saber: Munakata wields a saber in combat. The handle is golden colored with a streak of blue near the tip, which is adorned with a sphere that emits a green light when Munakata is about to unsheathe the weapon. The button appears to be connected to the sheathe; once it emits the light, the lock on the hilt is released. The sheathe is dark blue and contains several golden colored straps over it.[4] The saber's name is Tenro (Sirius).[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. K Anime: Episode 13
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 K-Project Official Website
  3. K: Memory of Red, Chapter 6, Pages 33-35
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 K Anime: Episode 1
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 K Anime: Episode 3
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 K Anime: Episode 7
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 K Anime: Episode 8
  8. K Anime: Episode 9
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 K Anime: Episode 10
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 K Anime: Episode 11
  11. K Official Guide Book A MEMORY OF KINGS

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