Akashi Kobayashi

Akashi Kobayashi

Kobayashi re anime

Name Akashi Kobayashi
Japanese Name 小林 昭 (こばやし あかし)
Romaji Kobayashi Akashi
Species Ghoul
Status Alive/Captured
Gender Male
Occupation Taxi Driver
Ward 23rd Ward (Imprisoned)
Rc Type Bikaku
Rating B+
Manga Debut :re Chapter 1
Anime Debut Re: Episode 1
Seiyuu Takaaki Uchino
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Akashi Kobayashi (小林 昭, Kobayashi Akashi) is a ghoul that resided in the 1st ward, working as a taxi driver.

Appearance Edit

Kobayashi is a short, stout man, with plump cheeks and appears to be in his fifties. As a taxi driver, he wore a formal suit and tie.

Personality Edit

As a way to blend in with the human society, Kobayashi often portrays himself to be quite a cheerful, friendly man. While his occupation is associated with transport, his main hobby is making confections; something he finds comfortable, but is flustered about admitting. As a ghoul, Kobayashi seems proud of the extraordinary sense of smell his nose possesses.


Torso InvestigationEdit

Akashi Kobayashi arrested

Akashi imprisoned.

Suspecting Torso, his target, to be a taxi driver, Kuki Urie boards Kobayashi's taxi in an effort to capture Torso. Urie perceives Akashi's friendly facade to be fake, and orders him to halt and confronts him. Urie then battles, and eventually incapacitates Akashi. As Urie is about to kill him, he is stopped by Haise Sasaki.[1] Later on Akashi is revealed not to be Torso. He is imprisoned in Cochlea.[2]

Powers and Abilities Edit

Ghoul Physiology: As Akashi is a ghoul, he posseses a kagune and quick reflexes.

  • Bikaku Kagune: Akashi has shown that he is a capable bikaku user and uses it by enhancing his strength, speed, and reflexes.

Manga DepictionEdit

Anime DepictionEdit

Trivia Edit

  • In the official English translation of :re Volume 1, Akashi Kobayashi's name was incorrectly given as Akira Kobayashi.

References Edit

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