He possesses the Wolf Sword Ken Rō, and is a wise, just and powerful warrior. While he is an alien to the world of Cronos he and his family are able to pass as members of the Cronos Tribe after arriving on the planet.
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- Voice actor: Junichi Kagaya
Kirai was attempting to take the Hyribead and his family to safety when they were attacked by the Gyandlar and forced to crash on Cronos, with Garudi falling out of the craft and believed dead; instead he was found by Gadess and turned into Garudi.
Kirai wandered the planet in preparation for the arrival of the Gyandlar, seeding Wolf Emblems and founding dojos around the planet, including that of Rury's father in Bird. He also hid the four parts of the Hyribead and trained many of Cronos' greatest warriors, including Bike Robo. Also at some point between his arrival on Cronos and his death, Kirai defeated the monster Mizuchi and buried him underground. He also fought and defeated Medusa.
When Rom became old enough Kirai ceased his wanderings and settled down at a cavern retreat to teach his son, along with Blue Jet, Rod Drill and Bug Newman. Bug however left due to his pursuit of forbidden knowledge and became a bandit instead. Before the training of the others was complete Gadess and the Gyandlar arrived on Cronos looking for the Hyribead. He first detected their presence when they attacked Leina and Triple Jim at a nearby village; Kirai dispatched his students to help. However, this meant he was alone when Grujios and the Devil Satan 6 arrived at his cavern, having tracked him; he put up a good fight until Gadess intervened, attacking him from orbit. Realising that he would not survive the battle, Kirai brought his cavern down on himself to prevent the Gyandlar from learning off the location of the Hyribead while sending Ken Rō to his son. Rom used it to transform himself into Kenryū and Baikanfu, driving off the Gyandlar. Rom, a devastated Leina, Jet, Drill and Jim buried Kirai under a cairn of rocks before ultimately going on a quest to find the Wolf Emblems and protect Cronos from the Gyandlar.
After his death Kirai often appeared to Rom as a vision, notably helping overcome Bug Newman Preacher , while memories of their time together helped Garudi throw off Gadess' brainwashing and return to being Guardi Stol. After the final defeat of Gadess and the Gyandlar, Rom and Leina realised that Kirai had carefully mapped out the survival of his family and Cronos., regain his nerve when battling
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As he lay dying from injuries Rom told Leina that Kirai had found her on a visit to Ursus; as she was orphaned he had adopted her as his own.