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Kaneo Takarada
宝多 金男 / たからだ かねお
Takarada Kaneo
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• Characteristics•
Race Human
Gender ♂ Male
Hair Orange
Eyes Green
• Professional information•
Affiliation Naniwa Kinman High School
Occupation Naniwa Kinman High School Student Council President
• Personal information•
Allies Nudist Beach
Student Council
Enemies Ragyō Kiryūin
Nui Harime
Rei Hōōmaru
• First appearance•
Anime Episode 14
• Voice actors•
Japanese Makoto Awane
English Ben Diskin
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Kaneo Takarada (宝多 金男 Takarada Kaneo?) is the money-crazed Student Council President of Naniwa Kinman High School.

Information

Heir to the Takarada Conglomerate, Kaneo is arrogant, proud and shameless. He does not hesitate to use his money to accomplish any and all of his plans, throwing it around like it was nothing (in a sense, it is: his bills are "Takarada Bucks," good only in Osaka).

He happily hires citizens to fight for him, and does not think twice about leveling the entirety of his city to accomplish his goals. He claims that Osaka's contractors will be pleased with the abundance of work they will have when the dust settles.

He's actually quite loyal and defiant, refusing to give away his affiliation with or the location of the Nudist Beach underneath Osaka. He even goes so far as to continue insulting Satsuki Kiryuin and her forces, in spite of the brutal beatdown they had delivered to him.

Furthermore, it is revealed in Episode 20 that Takarada had spent the entirety of his conglomerate's fortune on constructing the S.S. Naked Sun, a battleship which acts as Nudist Beach's last line of defense. (According to Satsuki, the Takarada Conglomerate had begun as a shipyard.) Despite his obsession with money, Takarada sacrificed his wealth to aid in mankind's battle against COVERS.

Powers and Abilities

Dōtonbori Robo (道頓堀ロボ?)

The Dōtonbori Robo is a large crab-shaped mech given to Takarada by Nudist Beach that is specially designed to combat Goku Uniforms. Its arsenal includes a flamethrower, gourd-shaped missiles and a special paste that immobilizes the target. Its weak point is located in a rather distinct place.

Trivia

  • Takarada's name is a pun on his obsession with money. "Takarada" (宝多?) "kaneo" (金男?), quite literally, translates to "Lots-of-Treasure Money-Man."  From this, and his willingness to have his money do his heavy lifting.
  • Kaneo's face is printed on the Takarada Bucks, showing him smiling and fanning himself with a handful of bills.
  • The head of Kaneo's mech bears a resemblance to Kuidaore Taro, the mascot of Dōtonbori, a real-life tourist destination in Osaka after which Aikurō Mikisugi's DTR is named.

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