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Kanbei
キクチヨ Kikuchiyo
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Artwork (AW)
Artwork (AW2:BHR)
Artwork (AW:DS)
Artwork (AW1+2:RBC)
Bio
Faction Yellow Comet Yellow Comet
Specialty All units have greater attack and defence power
Hit Sonja
Miss Computers
Skills
CO Power Morale Boost
Super CO Power Samurai Spirit
Power Meter Smaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmall CO Power Star Icon.pngSmall CO Power Star Icon.pngSmall CO Power Star Icon.png
Appearances
Games
Voice Actor
Kaiji Tang (AW1+2:RBC)[1]
Quote1.png Observe the heart of a true samurai! Quote2.png
— Kanbei -


Kanbei is a Commanding Officer enlisted in the Yellow Comet army. He is the emperor of Yellow Comet and the leader of its forces in Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising. Sensei taught him everything he knows about battling. His boldness and inability to use technology are often contrasted with his daughter Sonja's shyness and technical ability for comic relief.

In Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, he presents a gunbai in his CO Power animation.

Role[edit | edit source]

In Advance Wars[edit | edit source]

In the original Advance Wars, Kanbei rushes off to stop Orange Star as soon as they enter Yellow Comet. He is defeated three times before Sonja explains that Orange Star was merely passing through, and attacked because he attacked them. In the final battle, if Kanbei is present, he declares that Sturm has committed an "unforgivable sin" for capturing Sonja.

In Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising[edit | edit source]

In Advance Wars: Dual Strike[edit | edit source]

Kanbei makes no formal appearance in Dual Strike. However, he is cloned and sent to fight against the Allied Nations during the Omega Land war. Upon completion of the final mission, he is available for use in the Hard Campaign.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Kanbei is a bold and honorable individual who adheres to the samurai way of the warrior. He is willing to fight to protect his subjects, regardless of any consequences to himself. However, he is also at times airheaded and sometimes incompetent at the basics of combat, such as when he vowed to "deploy a mountain of troops" from a useless base on an isolated island.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Skills[edit | edit source]

In Advance Wars[edit | edit source]

  • Day-to-Day (D2D): Kanbei's units deal 120% damage and receive 80% damage, but cost 120%.
  • CO Meter: 50,000G
  • CO Power: Morale Boost — Kanbei's universal stats become 140% damage dealt and 70% damage received.

In Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising[edit | edit source]

  • Day-to-Day (D2D): Kanbei's units cost 120%, but have 130% firepower and defense.
  • CO Meter: Smaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmall CO Power Star Icon.pngSmall CO Power Star Icon.pngSmall CO Power Star Icon.png
  • CO Power: Morale Boost — Kanbei's firepower becomes 150% and defense 130(+10)%.
  • Super CO Power: Samurai Spirit — Kanbei's firepower becomes 150% and defense 150(+10)%. In addition, his counterattacks are 1.5x stronger.

In Advance Wars: Dual Strike[edit | edit source]

  • Day-to-Day (D2D): Kanbei's units cost 120%, but have 120% firepower and defense.
  • CO Meter: Smaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmall CO Power Star Icon.pngSmall CO Power Star Icon.pngSmall CO Power Star Icon.png
  • CO Power: Morale Boost — Kanbei's firepower becomes 150(+10)% and defense 120(+10)%.
  • Super CO Power: Samurai Spirit — Kanbei's firepower becomes 150(+10)% and defense 150(+10)%. In addition, his counterattacks inflict double damage.

CO Powers[edit | edit source]

English Japanese French German Spanish Italian
CO
Power
Morale Boost イットーリョーダン
Drastic Measures
Courage Moral-Mobil Fuerza Moral Aiuto Morale
Super
CO Power
Samurai Spirit ハイスイノジン
Last Stand
Esprit samouraï Samurai-Schwert Espiritu Samurai Spirito Samurai

Tag Affinities[edit | edit source]

Tag Partner Stars Firepower English Japanese French German Spanish Italian
Sonja Smaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.pngSmaller CO Power Star Icon.png +30% Battle Standard フウリンカザン
Art of War
Dynastie Comet Östliche Weisheit Sinergia Familiar Soffio di Vulcano
Javier Smaller CO Power Star Icon.png +10% Code of Honor ソウルオブサムライ
Soul of Samurai
Preux Chevaliers Ehrenkodex Honor y Gloria Animo Samuraico
Sensei None +5% Dual Strike タッグブレイク
Tag Break
Pouvoir relais Doppel-Gabe Ataque Dual Virtù Doppia
Von Bolt None -10% Dual Strike タッグブレイク
Tag Break
Pouvoir relais Doppel-Gabe Ataque Dual Virtù Doppia

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the unreleased iQue prototype of Advance Wars originally developed for the Chinese market, Kanbei's appearance was significantly altered to resemble less like an Imperial Japanese officer; his facial hair and katana were removed and his uniform was changed. Kanbei's Imperial Forces were also renamed to Kanbei's Special Forces. In the western version of the game Kanbei believes he is a modern samurai, while in the Chinese version he likens himself to a modern Zhang Fei. These changes were likely done by Nintendo to avoid any connotations with Japan's invasion of China during World War II.[2]
  • According to the Nintendo DREAM strategy guide for Game Boy Wars Advance 1+2, Kanbei is 36 years old.[3]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Commanding Officers of Advance Wars
Orange Star
Blue Moon
Green Earth
Yellow Comet
Black Hole