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Godai (五代, ごだい Godai Susumu) full name Godai Susumu (五代奨, ごだい すすむ Godai Susumu) is strongest delinquent of Tanibana High School in the Kunio-kun franchise.

Godai is described as a force to be reckoned with since he has the tendency to lose his temper. He also enjoys fighting and is known for his bōjutsu fighting skills. Godai is a close friend of Gōda, whose sense of justice he admires. In his artwork, he always sports a big smile with clenching teeth whereas his in-game sprites doesn't possibly due to sprite limitations.

Godai is a recurring character in the Downtown Nekketsu series. His popularity both with fans and the staff led him to cross over to games outside of this series, mainly Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu: Subette Koronde Dairantō and Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes.

Appearances

Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari

Godai's first appearance in the series. He acts as an optional boss in the Famicom version of the game, found in the second floor of Reihō Academy. He is equipped with a bokken (or bokutō, a wooden sword) which allows him to perform his trademark Bōjutsu Special.

Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai

Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen'in Shūgō!

Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu: Subette Koronde Dairantō

Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku! Harukanaru Kin Medal

Kunio-kun no Dodgeball da yo Zen'in Shūgō

Nekketsu! Street Basket: Ganbare Dunk Heroes

Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari: Yakyū de Shōbu da! Kunio-kun

Kunio no Oden

Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari EX

River City Super Sports Challenge

Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Special

River City: Tokyo Rumble

River City: Knights of Justice

River City Super Sports Challenge ~All Stars Special~

Downtown Nekketsu Jidaigeki

River City: Rival Showdown

River City Melee: Battle Royal Special

River City Ransom: Underground

River City Girls

Godai is introduced as a neighbor and childhood acquaintance to Kyōko and Misako, though the two are repulsed by his weirdness. Godai is also infamous for having been expelled from school due to taking stolen shots of the Girls' Volleyball Team, a fact that he neither confirms nor denies.

Nonetheless, he prides himself with being able to keep tabs on anything and anyone around River City, and offers his assistance to the two in exchange for doing him some favors, ranging from a burger fetch quest up to a beat down on yakuza traitors. Rewards are given in the form of EXP and money, some of which can be increased if the Pepper Spray obtained from River City High is equipped.

After that first encounter in Crosstown, Godai will always emerge from one specific dumpster in subsequent areas and briefs the girls on what he needs done there.

River City Melee Mach!!

Other Media Appearances

Ore wa Otoko Da! Kunio Kun

Localized versions

  • In River City Ransom (the American localization of Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari), Godai is known as Tex. He also has this name in River City: Tokyo Rumble.
  • In Crash 'n the Boys: Street Challenge, Godai was renamed Clinton "Clint" Swanson, a member of Team Jefferson High School.

Trivia

  • in River City Ransom: Underground, Tex's full name is listed as Tex Swanson, effectively combining his two localized names. The same was done with Rocko, but oddly enough, the other characters use their Japanese surnames (with the exception of Alex, who instead has the Japanese honorific kun has his surname).
  • Godai has a height of 180 cm.

Gallery

Kunio-kun Characters
Main characters KunioRiki
Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun HiroshiTōruAkiraShinjiTakeshiMisuzuKumikoSabu
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu ShinichiKōjiMitsuhiroIchirōAkishiNaritakaHeilmanLao ChenMordovWilliam
Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari HasebeYamadaMamiRyūichiRyūjiGōdaGodaiOnizukaKobayashiMochizukiTairaKinoshitaNishimuraSawaguchiSonokawaKamijōYamamoto
Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku SugataNanaseMomozonoIchijōTakamineMorimotoMaedaYoshinoSaotomeWashioShimizuTōdōHayasakaOtonashiAiharaKumadaHayamiKirishimaMorisawaKōzuki
Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki MatsudoNedachiSankichi
Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku JohnnyRaphaelJimmyKōnosukeAlex
Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari TachibanaRikaKunikoNishinoReikaMurasakiFubukiKazaokaTsugeTsukasa
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen MisakoTakashiMasaGenei
Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu YōichiHidekiTsuyoshiMasashiKaoriTōruSadaoYōkoToyoichiHideTobiyama
Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu EbiharaAoiHimeyamaOkumaToraichiToraji
Shodai Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun YoshihiroMihoMasakiHondaHokutoUrabe
Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka KyōkoTakayamaMamoruKōjiTōruDaikiRyūtaKenAkioNobuLisaKinjiJoe
Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari EX SaoriHimada
River City Super Sports Challenge Michael TobiokaTomorinSierraStanislav
Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Special YūyaToshioMadokaPrincipalWataruMikotoMiyukiFatherKatsujiTetsu
Riki Densetsu SakataOkadaMaezawaMegumiGonda
River City: Tokyo Rumble GinjishiMajishiBenijishiUkyōSakyōShishiōKinshishiLee
River City: Rival Showdown NagatsukaChihoShioriŌtaMinamotoRinaMakotoMinoriMikaShinoda
River City Melee: Battle Royal Special TsubakiMiyakodaShimokitaMiyagasakiNakaSumi
Live-action series TadokoroYumeko
River City Ransom: Underground GlenBrunoProviePaulMikeRudyMervChrisPurple BeePink BeeCalvinEtherAlexisAdamWesProtoDr. DSentinel
River City Girls HibariNoizeSabuko
River City Melee Mach!! AijimaYokomizoNishiwaki
Stay Cool, Kobayashi-san! MizoguchiYamadaTakeruSayoNo. 21No. 29No. 47No. 35
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