The most famous warrior monk of Japanese history, who accomplished great deeds together with Minamoto no Yoshitsune. Reaching modern times, he is loved by a wide variety of stories such as kabuki and joururi. There is also many traditions transmitted to the present, such as Benkei's daunting pose and Benkei's weak-point.
Height & Weight
199cm ・ 88kg
Yoshitsune Symbol, The Tale of the Heike
Since the shin is not an actual weak-point, being kicked there will only hurt like hell.
...Musashibou Benkei is a story. Valorous and faithful, the strongest great man. After fighting to the bitter end together with Minamoto no Yoshitsune in many battles, he at last fell bravely at the very end - surely the idealized image of a hero.
...Musashibou Benkei is a hero. By swinging his halberd, ordinary soldiers have their bodies blown off at once; by roaring, a starving wolf is put to run. It is by no accident that he was rumored to be the child of an oni.
...Musashibou Benkei is an inestimable existence. Different from me. He is different, but I have impersonated Benkei in this manner. From now on, I wont let anyone call him weak. This is surely the minimum atonement that I, who once lost my nerve, can do.
This man's real name is Hitachibou Kaison. Despite being one of Yoshitsune's retainers, he ended up running away from the last battle carried out by Yoshitsune and his men. Deeply ashamed, he began to travel around Japan as the narrator of Yoshitsune's and Benkei's stories.
His wish to the Holy Grail is to make Benkei's great renown eternal. Although that wish is already half-way granted, so long the deeply ashamed Kaison has a mouth, he will probably continue to narrate eternally.