|Kinji Tohyama (G II)|
|Name in Japanese||遠山キンジ 「金次」|
|Romaji Translation||Tōyama Kinji|
|Debut (Anime)||Episode 01|
|Debut (Light Novel)||Volume 01|
|Debut (Manga)||Chapter 01|
|Appears in||Anime, Light Novels, Manga|
|Voice Actor (Japanese)||Junji Majima|
|Voice Actor (English)||Todd Haberkorn|
|Skill Rank|| Rank E|
Rank S (in Hysteria Mode)
|Title (s)|| Dark|
Quadra (Quadra of Mimicry)
Hysteria Savant Syndrome
Beretta 92FS Inox (illegally modified "Kinji Model")
Toyama Kinshirou (ancestor)
|“||The only work I hate... is that of a Butei.||”|
Kinji Tohyama (遠山 キンジ Tohyama Kinji?) is the protagonist of the Hidan no Aria novel series and a Rank-E Inquesta student at Tokyo Butei High School, Class S. Formerly, he was an S-Rank of the Assault department, however the death of his brother caused Kinji to seek quitting the life of being a butei. Despite this, he attracts the attention of the transfer student and Assault Ace, Aria H. Kanzaki, and becomes her partner to clear the name of her wrongfully imprisoned mother.
Kinji appears to be highly anti-social to most people and especially cold to women, even borderline mysogynistic due to trauma with girls in middle school. To his classmates, he's often thought as a loser or shutin because of his indifferent attitude. He's even believed to be homosexual by them since he shows little to no interest in women. Kinji is also rather secretive, often choosing to endure the struggle of things such as Hysteria Savant Syndrome or the loss of his brother rather than vent it to his friends. Because of this, he's rather touchy on those subjects and will more often than not lash out at someone who tries to pry too much.
However, when Kinji is under the influence of Hysteria Savant Syndrome, his personality takes a dramatic shift. He becomes unnecessarily melodramatic when it comes to his statements and speaks with a smooth demeanor. His indifference to women shifts into a seductive manner, causing him toto great lengths to protect the woman before him. When influenced by Hysteria Beserk, however, Kinji's bottled up feelings are released and his rage is set free.
Despite all this, Kinji is actually a kind and caring person. His sense of justice as a Tohyama, despite despising it, is rather strong. He believes the powerful shouldn't harass those without power, follows the law even if his life is at risk, and wants nothing more than order. He also deeply values his friends and family, going to great lengths to protect them even if he has to enter Hysteria Mode. More importantly, he has a rather subtle charm that draws people towards him. The aura he gives off is that of a great leader, as observed by Reki and Tsuduri. As a result, quite a few girls have fallen for him and the entirety of the Assault department secretly worship him.
Kinji was born as the youngest child of the Tohyama family. As a child he learned his family arts and Hysteria Savant Syndrome from his older brother, Kinichi. He became very proficient at his family's craft, much to the admiration of his older brother. He often made regular visits with his family to the Hotogi Shrines, on one occasion he met and befriended Shirayuki. Often times they would play together and, despite knowing the punishment he would receive, often brought her to the world outside of the Hotogi Shrine.
During middle school, he and Shirayuki parted ways so he took on the roll of becoming a Butei like his older brother. School life, however, would be anything but easy for him. Perhaps as a result of puberty, his HSS began to trigger more often now and the girls in his class took notice at his personality shifts. As a result, they exploited him so he could be their personal "Ally of Justice." This would have a lasting effect on Kinji, as he would develop a complex against women and using his family's special talent. It was during this time that he encountered an underclassmen, Fuuma Hina. He fought her in a duel and beat the ninja, earning her respect eventually culminating in her recruitment as his amica.
Upon graduating middle school, he enrolled in Tokyo Butei High as a member of Assault, much like his brother. He received an S-Rank in his first year when in a 14-story building he single-handedly caught all the other Assault exam candidates and even defeated the five instructors hidden in the building. It was also during his first year that he met Shirayuki again and revived their friendship. However, school life again would take a turn for the worse for Kinji. During a case, his older brother was reported as missing in action. Despite saving everyone on board, Kinichi was ridiculed for losing his life and Kinji became the target for the ridicule. Now losing his only family, since his mother and father died an unknown time ago, Kinji was forced to suffer alone and harbored a hatred towards the Butei for causing Kinichi to lose his life. Thus he transferred out of Assault to Inquesta, threw away his family heritage, and sought to transfer out of Butei High all together. His reputation to those outside of Assault would plummet severely as he would allow his prestigious S-Rank dropped to an E-Rank because of his hatred for being a Butei.
Kinji first appears fleeing from on his bike from a remote controlled segway armed with an Uzi. Due to a remote bomb on his bike, he rides around the empty part of academy island to prevent injuring anyone should it go off. However, as he's passing by the dorms he sees a girl with pink twin tails jump from the roof. She quickly opens her parachute and draws two pistols, destroying the segway then pulling Kinji off of his bike causing the bike to tumble away and then explode.
Due to the force of the explosion, they are knocked into an equipment shed and fell unconcious. Kinji wakes up first and learns her name is Aria H. Kanzaki due to a nametag on the inside of her shirt however he is soon accused for eing a molester because Aria woke up moments later. A few seconds late, seven more segways return and they're pinned down in the shed. Aria attempts to retaliate, inadvertendly pressing her chest into Kinji's face in order to get a good shooting angle. Despite initially fighting it, Kinji succumbs to his Hysteria and shorrtly after the segways retreat. Aria prepares for the segways to comeback however Kinji lifts her up and places her out of the fighting, telling her to let him handle this. She attempts to protest however Kinji quickly charms her into submission as the segways return. Kinji then single-handedly destroys all seven of them by precisely shooting down each of their barrels.
Despite saving both of them, Aria refuses to forgive Kinji after looking at her chest. After tossing her his belt to hold up her skirt, Kinji plays it off by saying that it's fine since he wouldn't be interested in a middleschooler - much to Aria's fury as she attacks him and yelling that she's a high school junior. Despite Aria's superior technique and strength, he manages to hold his footing and managed to swipe her extra magazines as she tried to flip him. He then tosses the magazine as she lunges at him with twin kodachi, however Kinji previously emptied the bullets on the floor so Aria immediately slipped on them. Taking his chance, he walked away as his Hysteria began to run out while Aria was calling out for him.
Kinji arrives, late, to his class and prepares to have start a normal day however he is soon greeted by the new transfer student who just requested to sit next to him; Aria. Shocked, Kinji attempts to reason with his teacher but his friend Mutou Gouki willingly gives up his seat so the two can sit next to each other. As Aria walks to her new seat, she returns his built to him and Riko Mine immediately blows the gesture out of preportion. As a result of Riko's theory, the whole class is in shock that Kinji managed to get a girlfriend but soon after Aria draws her pistols and begins firing to silence everyone.
Butei Killer ArcEdit
Initially, Kinji tried his hardest to flee from Aria though it was made increasingly difficult as Aria forcefully moved into his dorm. However a combination of her constant pestering and seeing how aloof Aria was from her peers in assault made Kinji think twice about constantly running from her. After recieving intel and a present fro Riko, he and Aria would bond at a local arcade and imrpove their relationship greatly.
- Chugaku Akamatsu's next light novel series, Yagate Maken no Alicebell; share the same universe where the protagonists crossover at some point. Its revealed that 3 years later from the novel series, Kinji enrolled into Tokyo University, while a member of the Security Police.
- ↑ Short Story Collection: Heroine's Asort, X-05