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Kenkyusha Youta
Personal Info
Name Kenkyusha Youta
Kanji 研究者 陽太
Age 20 (Beginning of Aincrad arc)
Gender Male
Eyes Black
Hair Black
Player Profile
Display Name Kenzan
VRMMORPGs Played Sword Art Online
Occupation Guild Leader

Mid-level adventurer

Affiliation The Swordbearers
Base of Operations Calchester (15th Floor)
Status Alive
Primary Skill Two-Handed Greatsword
First Appearance Chapter 32: Swords Up!

Kenkyūsha Youta, known as Kenzan, is one of the 10,000 people trapped in Sword Art Online. He is the leader of the small mid-level guild The Swordbearers, and is a minor character in the fan fiction Misfortune Made Her Sword.


Kenzan is a tall young man of average build, with short, messy black hair that falls in his face, and black eyes. He is easy to spot, as he always insists on wearing very flashy heavy metal armour.


Kenzan is a very loud, and often abrasive individual. Not lacking in confidence, he refers to himself as a man of noble spirit, one who will always be there to look out for his guild mates. However, it is his confidence and overbearing personality that very often leads to disputes within the guild, and especially between him and Nori. With the excellent education he was receiving before he was trapped inside the game he considers himself the best fit for the role of the guild's leader (admitting Dan as a close second), and by extension he believes himself able to bring his guild mates up to speed so that they might join the front lines. And in his stubbornness he tries to carry through with that belief as best he can, only listening to complaints of venturing too high in the castle when they haven't reached the bare minimum recommended level. Although rough around the edges, and more than a little temperamental and bull-headed, Kenzan's heart is usually in the right place.


Arc 2: Saudade



The Swordbearers

Handsome Dan



Pretty Tiffany

Ursa Minor




Sword Art Online

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Main Equipment:

  • Warlord's Claymore (Two-Handed Great sword - Monster drop)
  • Armour of the Bann (Heavy Metal Equipment set - Made by unnamed player)
Heavy Metal Equipment Two-Handed Great sword Parry Extended Weight Limit Howl
Fighting Spirit


  • His IGN Kenzan is an archaic Japanese word that means "I've appeared here just now", but when broken down can mean "sword" and "brutality or cruelty". More recent usage of the word translates to "Mountain of swords' and refers to an object that is used by practitioners of Ikibana to hold their flowers in place while they put flower arrangements together.
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