Kinro is a muscular young man of slightly above-average height with brown hair, green eyes, a scar on his right cheek and a lock of long hair that hangs between his eyes. He often has a scowl on his face partially caused by his nearsightedness.
He wears a sleeveless karate gi-like uniform with a rope belt. On his back, he wears a buckler emblazoned with the village's star pattern.
After the tournament to determine the chief of Ishigami Village, Kinro begins wearing a pair of glasses to correct his nearsightedness.
Kinro is the stern half of the two guard brothers. He takes his job seriously and is not easily distracted. He believes in hard work and despises laziness or cheating of any form, even if for a noble cause (such as being the only one against entering more of their allies to fix the matches so the Kingdom of Science would win despite them needing to win in order to cure Ruri).
He's dedicated to upholding the rules, refusing Senku's entry into the village, despite him saving Kohaku's life. When during the village tournament he uses glasses made by Senku to defeat Magma, he forfeits the match, feeling as though he unfairly cheated. Though initially suspicious of Senku, he becomes a loyal member of the Kingdom of Science, vouching for Senku to the rest of the village. This also proves that despite his adherence to rules, he is not prejudice towards others and is capable of seeing the good in them.
Despite his serious temperament, Kinro often acts emotionally. Senku successfully bribes Kinro into letting him pass by gilding his spearhead; afterwards, Kinro shows a strong emotional attachment to the spear. He often gets annoyed and worn out by Senku's experiments at his expense. After Senku creates a generator that eases his work, Kinro is excited despite his normal disdain for laziness. In addition, he is genuinely excited by the automobile Senku makes alongside the other guys.
Prideful to a fault, he refuses to disclose his "blurry eye disease" even though it puts him at a severe disadvantage in combat. After being frightened by Senku's soap bubbles, he claims that he was merely reactly cautiously to the unknown.
As a member of the Kingdom of Science, he learns to overcome some of his stubbornness. Initially dismissing arithmetic as unnecessary and impractical for combat, he is quick to join Senku's literacy school, telling Ginro that learning to write is an increasingly important part of communication.
Abilities and Skills
Kinro wields a spear and a buckler. For a time, the spearhead was gilded (as a bribe from Senku in order to let him into the village). After the village tournament, he also wears a pair of glasses.
Kinro was born into Ishigami Village and at some point took up the role as guard with his brother.
Kingdom of Science Arc
Kinro is first introduced alongside Ginro, blocking Kohaku and Senku from entry into the village due to their policy on outsiders. Senku, unamused by this, blows bubbles with a bar of soap, causing the two of them to freak out until Chrome explains what's going on.
He is later bribed by Senku with a golden spear.
Village Games Arc
Suika eventually deduces Kinro has "blurry eye disease", prompting her to throw her hat to him so he can see during his tournament fight. However, due to him being strictly by the rules, when asking for clarification on whether the melon helmet disqualified him, Magma struck him from behind and knocked him out.
Vs. Hyoga Arc
Kinro battles Hyoga and nearly falls off a bridge.
Kinro is given custom glasses.
He later battles Hyoga again, with help from Ginro, Magma and Kohaku.
Treasure Island Arc
Kinro is petrified by Ibara and his forces. He is later depetrified along with Nikki and Magma.
- Kinro's name can be translated as "golden wolf". This ties into Ginro's name, which means "silver wolf".
- His name contains the kanji for Gold (金 Kin) and Wolf (狼 Rō) and put together mean Gold Wolf, in keeping with the fact that all other members of Ishigami village have names referencing metals and crystals. His being the reference to the chemical element Gold, its elemental symbol is Au and atomic number is 79.
|Male||Taiju Oki • Senku Ishigami • Gen Asagiri • Chrome • Kaseki • Kinro • Ginro • Magma • Ryusui Nanami|
|Female||Yuzuriha Ogawa • Ruri • Kohaku • Suika • Nikki • Minami|
|Male||Chrome • Ginro • Jasper • Kaseki • Kokuyo • Kinro • Magma • Soyuz • Tetsuken|
|Female||Garnet • Kohaku • Ruby • Ruri • Sapphire • Suika • Shirogane • Turquoise|