White and Pink
Kenshirou Yozakura 「四桜 犬士郎」 is a supporting character of the anime and web manga series. He is a guard in charge of supervising Building 4 of Nanba Prison.
Kenshiro's appearance is meant to resemble that of a shiba-inu (A breed of dog originating from Japan). His white hair is feathered out to the sides, with two shaggy pieces curling inwards around his face. A ponytail with the signature shiba-inu curled tail at the end. The ponytail transition from white to pink.
Kenshiro has a more tanned complexion than the other guards. His eyelashes are a light-grey. A black eye patch covers his right eye, while his visible eye is a raspberry-red/pink. to further the dog motif, a small white fang protrudes from the left side of his mouth.
He wears the standard guard uniform with slight modifications; He dons a pink haori with a cherry blossom pattern over his shoulders. The emblem on his hat is a sakura flower, as well as two gold collar pins in the shape of sakura petals.
He also wears the standard white gloves and a red armband with the number four on it to represent the building he is in charge of.
He has a cool and collected personality but confident as well. He can be rather cold at times as he has complimented Kiji Mitsuba's abilities, but also calls him a "rotten guard".
He seems to have a one-sided rivalry with Hajime Sugoroku due to the fact that Warden Hyakushiki has a crush on Hajime. Kenshirou has feelings towards her and hopes to gain her acknowledgement by defeating him. Kenshirou also gets jealous of him due to the amount of affection the warden has for him. He also gets upset at the fact that Samon often gets stroked on the head by the warden because Samon was shorter than her, mumbling about why did he grow taller than the warden when he was with Musashi.
He also gets fascinated by a small doll of the warden, finding it extremely beautiful, but gets conflicted when Mitsuru says it was for ¥10,000.
He stated that before he became a guard at Nanba, he worked with the police force in Japan, but left after many of the reports he filed relating to Musashi and Jyugo's cases were rejected. He later became a correctional officer and worked his way up to become Supervisor of Building 4 at Nanba Prison.
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- His favorite color is white.
- He likes nikujaga and working.
- He dislikes eggs sunny side up, acts of transgression, and failure.
- His hobbies are taking care of animals and going on walks.
- Kenshirou, is an allusion to the Japanese folklore Momotarou; representing one of Momotarou's companions, the dog.
- Kenshiro's name can be read a few different ways. Reading the kanji altogether and aloud, 犬士郎 (inu shiro) means 'white dog'. Reading the kanji individually: 犬 'Inu' (Dog) 士 'Shi' (Samura/Officer) 郎 'Rou' (Rookie).
- Depending on how the reader chooses to read "四" ('shi' and/or 'yon', meaning 'four'.) can change the meaning of his surname. When read aloud as 'Shi Sakura' it means 'Four cherry blossoms'; reading it as 'Yon Zakura' the 'n' is dropped to make 'Yo'. Yo Zakura, (written as 夜桜) means "Evening Cherry Blossoms"; an event held during the night, after hanami.
|Main||Jyugo | Uno | Rock | Nico | Hajime Sugoroku|
|Inmates||Tsukumo | Honey | Trois | Musashi | Liang | Upa | Qi | Fuji-san | Kusatsu | Enki Gokuu | Ruka Gojou | Hachiman | Ikkaku | Zakuro|
|Guards||Seitarou Tanabata | Yamato Godai | Samon Gokuu | Kenshirou Yozakura | Kiji Mitsuba | Inori Hakkai | Damian | Mao Nimaijita | Nijimasu Nanairo | Tomato Ichijou | Hitoshi Sugoroku | Houzuki Sanzou | Daisen Rokuriki | Daisen Kokoriki | Daisen Youriki | Genrou Byakuya | Ahato | Sanohana Hiiragi | Inohana Tsubaki | Shinohana Sazanka | Ninohana Kikiyou|
|Nanba Staff||Momoko Hyakushiki | Shin Sauzando | Chikako Senryoubako | Mitsuru Hitokoe | Dread | Shiro | Okina Otogi | Kazari Otogi | KAGU-8|
|Antagonists||Man with the Scar | Elf|
|Other||Kuu | Haku | Yamatomaru | Hanzou Hattori | Noriko Sanzou | Hihi Gokuu | Inmate 610|