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  • Kitamura
  • Male
  • Career
OccupationSOL Technologies Security Manager
OrganizationSOL Technologies
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 14: "An Invitation"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
Voice actors
EnglishWolfe Scott
  • Masayuki Kato[1]

Kitamura (北村, Kitamura) is a character appearing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. He is the former boss of Akira Zaizen at SOL Technologies.




Kitamura is an ambitious control freak who reacts to everything in a comical manner. This is seen many times when he was observing Playmaker and Blue Angel's Duels against the Prototype AI Duelists. He is also shown to be harsh to his subordinates as he threatens to fire them or cut their salaries by 50% if they disobey him. Despite this, most of his subordinates don't fear him much.



After Akira Zaizen was demoted, Kitamura replaced him in his position as SOL Technologies' Security Manager. He was placed in charge of the project to create an army of AI Duelists to protect LINK VRAINS from hackers.[1]

Kitamura grew frustrated, as Playmaker defeated the prototype AI. He ordered the other AI to attack him, but his employees explained the other AI was defeated by Blue Angel. Kitamura declared he would fire his employees, but was even more shocked there were other people at the data bank, namely Ghost Gal and the chief of SOL Technologies, Akira.[2] Kitamura watched as Akira confronted Playmaker, bringing up the accident involving SOL Technologies ten years ago as they Dueled. Intrigued by what he was hearing, but realizing that this was sensitive information, he ordered his employees to send the footage to his office to record and to turn off all the monitors, threatening to fire them if they didn't, and went to his office and to watch the footage alone. As the Duel progressed and Akira proceeded to reveal his and Skye's past, Kitamura briefly wondered what he was talking about when he brought up the possibility of Skye getting kidnapped and what SOL Technologies had to do with it.[3] Kitamura watched the two Duel, and was surprised to hear Playmaker was a victim of the Hanoi Project.[4] Kitamura was excited when Akira was close to defeating Playmaker and thought he'd be able to threaten the SOL Technologies' superiors, forcing them to promote him. However, Playmaker defeated Akira, causing Kitamura to go berserk and yell in frustration, all of which his subordinates heard outside his office.[5]

Tower of Hanoi[edit]

Kitamura, who retained his position, was shocked that an eclipse occurred in LINK VRAINS. Thinking this was a virus or a bug, he gave orders to his employees to stop that, else he'd fire them.[6] He announced to the media his AI army was made to defeat the Knights of Hanoi. He had his employees take control of the AI, and believed he would even earn a promotion. Despite a number of Knights of Hanoi were defeated, the employees started reporting that the AI army was losing. Kitamura was shocked, and saw two elite Knights of Hanoi had defeated his army.[7] While Kitamura was interviewed by the media, people criticized him over the Internet for his failure of protecting LINK VRAINS.[8] With the Knights of Hanoi weakened, Kitamura reported to his superiors that his AI army had defeated the leftover Knights of Hanoi. His superiors reminded him of the consequences should an incident like that happen again. Instead, Kitamura swore to pursue the Ignis, promising to accomplish that what Akira couldn't, intending on obtaining a promotion. Pleased with himself, Kitamura returned to his post, only to be reported that the AI army was being deleted. Kitamura, seeing he had no control over LINK VRAINS, saw his promotion was gone.[9]

As a tower appeared in LINK VRAINS, Kitamura shouted at his employees to look into the matter. The employees explained the Knights of Hanoi took control of LINK VRAINS, infuriating Kitamura, as a "lame hacker group" infiltrated the cyberspace that SOL Technologies created. Realizing he could not be promoted, Kitamura started thinking how to turn this situation into his favor. He entered LINK VRAINS, shouting out he wanted to speak to the leader of the Knights of Hanoi as the security-in-chief of SOL Technologies, without executing any traps. Nobody responded, and Kitamura was certain his demotion was inevitable, and decided to turn back on his company. The leader appeared behind him, questioning what did he want. Kitamura was startled to meet Varis, who threatened to erase Kitamura if he wasted his time. Kitamura pointed out there were no reporters around, and since they were alone, he wanted to propose a secret deal. Kitamura proposed an alliance to rule LINK VRAINS, amusing Varis. Kitamura knew the Knights of Hanoi have the control of LINK VRAINS, and he explained he would maintain their domain, thinking they could even earn a fortune. Varis was intrigued, but in order to have Kitamura join them, he had him undertake a test. Varis departed, leaving Specter to face Kitamura in a Master Duel. Specter easily defeated Kitamura and thanked him, stating that their takeover of LINK VRAINS had been easy due to his poor management. However, he was disgusted to see Kitamura wanted to trick Varis into doing his bidding. Kitamura wished to join the Knights of Hanoi; Specter snapped his fingers, bidding his wish - as data. With that, Kitamura glowed with a red light before disappearing, his data being absorbed by the Tower of Hanoi.[10]

Following Varis' defeat and the destruction of Tower of Hanoi, Kitamura's whereabouts and status were left unknown, and he was never mentioned again after his defeat. He was presumably freed alongside the other absorbed people, but he was stripped of his position and Zaizen retook the position of Chief of Security.


Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Specter 32 Lose


  1. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 14: "An Invitation"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 17: "Blue's Back"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 18: "Dueling for Answers"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 19: "The Lost Incident"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 20: "A Piece of the Puzzle"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 22: "The Deleted"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 24: "To Gore Or Not To Gore"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 25: "Suture the Circuit"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 30: "Under VRAINS"
  10. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 32: "The Tower of Hanoi"