Jin Kusanagi
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Japanese (くさ)(なぎ) (じん)
Base 草薙 仁
Furigana くさなぎ じん
Rōmaji Kusanagi Jin
English Jin Kolter
Personal Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Age 16
Status Alive
Relatives Shoichi Kusanagi (Older brother)
Lightning (Originator)
Eye Grey
Hair Purple
Duel Monster statistics
Partner(s) Lightning
Enemies The Knights of Hanoi
SOL Technologies
Anime Episode 2 (Flashback)
Episode 47 (Actual debut)
Japanese Ryota Suzuki
Jin Kusanagi[1] ((くさ)(なぎ) (じん), Kusanagi Jin) known as Jin Kolter in the English dub is the younger brother of Shoichi Kusanagi in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.

Appearance Edit

Jin is a fair skinned teenage boy and he strongly resembles Shoichi. Like Shoichi he has grey eyes and purple hair, but his hair is long and unkempt, reaching past his shoulder and it is lighter shade than his brother. He is depicted wearing a dull-colored shirt with sleeves ending halfway down his elbows and pants.

As a child, he had short hair and wore a short-sleeved, light blue shirt and a pair of khaki shorts.

In Link VRAINS, Jin has short hair and wears a more ornate outfit. He wears a white sword-shaped mantle with a gold border and a purple tip and shoulder pads, which are tipped with gold pauldrons. The mantle has a prominent black high collar lined with golden and patterned with a lightning symbol. Under this mantle he wears a long white coat with a purple band at the hips below an orange belt, and with golden edges. He also wears black gauntlets with golden cuffs, white boots with black soles, and black "flared" pants. As with other members of Lightning's organization, he has Lightning's star symbol on his outfit; an orange version on his mantle over the chest and prominent golden ones embedded in his gauntlets and white boots.

Personality Edit

According to Yusaku, after being rescued from Hanoi Project, Jin developed intense PTSD and even now he is still suffering from PTSD. Since the events of the Lost Incident, he has become withdrawn, reserved and closed of his heart from the world. Jin seems to have a hard time talking, even to his older brother. Unlike Shoichi, Jin appears to be a very stoic and a distant person and is often seen with a dull emotionless expression.

As a child based on the picture of him and prior to getting kidnapped for Hanoi Project, he appeared to be cheerful and outgoing.

Since his brother uncovered the truth about Jin's abduction and revealed it to him, Jin has begun showing signs of recovering, talking more with his brother and doctors.

Biography Edit

Past Edit

Lost incident case Edit


Little Jin is dueling

Jin, Yusaku, Spectre, Miyu Sugisaki, Windy's partner and Takeru were involved in the Lost incident 10 years ago.[2] Jin looked at the rescue people happily, but soon he saw them as skulls, which was caused by Lightning who made Jin suffers more. Despite of having been rescued, Jin is still suffering from the shock of the incident that caused him to closed off his heart from the world.[3][4] This event drove Yusaku to fight for him, and defeat the Knights of Hanoi so that Yusaku might save him from darkness.[5]

Post lost Incident case Edit


Little Jin after the Lost Incident case

Six months later, after the kids were saved, Jin was shown up how he's sitting on one chair with blank eyes. His brother, Shoichi Kusanagi rushes to him asking is he's fine and where have he been, but after Shoichi saw in what condition is Jin, he was shocked and decided to find out more about his kidnappers, so Shoichi give up from his sports ambitions, learning about hackering in order to help his little brother, Jin.

Present Edit

Jin's suffering Edit

Ep019 Shoichi's younger brother

Jin sitting in the darkness

Jin has been mentioned several times by Yusaku Fujiki and Shoichi Kusanagi, who are fighting Hanoi in order to save him.[6] After Shoichi discovered the true identity of Blue Angel who is Yusaku's classmate and step sister of SOL Technologies Security Manager Akira Zaizen, Shoichi suggest Yusaku to meet her so that he can get a lead on Akira reagarding his whereabouts and Yusaku's stolen memories but he doubted the plan would work due to Yusaku's poor social skills with women.[7] Jin was indirectly mentioned during Playmaker's duel against Revolver as the former vow to Revolver he would save him.[8] While Yusaku and Shoichi were deleting the files of Playmaker people post on the network Yusaku wondered if it was wise to seek Revolver out for answers about Yusaku's past and about Jin.[9]

Stolen consciousness data Edit

Jin was seen at the hospital and he was recovering after his brother Shoichi Kusanagi told him the informations that
Ep048 Jin unconcious

Jin laying unconscious

he learned from Revolver, but suddenly Jin was attacked by mysterious orange glowing man (Bohman) who took his consciousness data for unknown reason.[10] Jin in now laying unconscious at the hospital and by his side is his brother, Shoichi with hope that Playmaker will take back his consciousness data from Bohman.[11]

Revolver vs Windy Edit


Jin shows up with Lightning

Right after when Windy was saved from being killed by The Knights of Hanoi, Playmaker sees that Bohman and Haru shows up and demands them what happen to Jin's consciousness data, Lightning then reveal to Playmaker and Soulburner that Jin was with him this whole time,shocking them all.[12]

Declaration of war Edit

Playmaker tried to reason with Jin, but Lightning stated his efforts were fruitless .

Jin trapped in his own consciousness


Soulburner and Flame chase after Lightning and Jin

Jin was in a deep trance and could not react to his words. Lightning had Jin, Haru and Bohman fly away, but Playmaker and Soulburner were chasing them down Lightning attempted to escape with Windy and Jin, but were chased down by Soulburner and Flame.

Bohman and Playmaker third duel Edit


Jin flied with Lightning

Lightning fled with Jin, and sensed that Bohman and Playmaker's Duel ended in a tie. Flame and Soulburner wanted to confront them, but since they were stalled by Bit and Boot clones, Jin and Lightning managed to escape.

Lightning's challenge Edit

Lightning, who saw videos of Revolver confronting Blood Shepherd, asked Jin

Lightning talks with Jin

what he thought of it. However, he laughed, reminding himself that Jin could not talk. They visit Windy, who was laying in one fountain and recover his body from the virus that he was infected by Revolver. Jin was supporting Lightning, while Lightning was talking with Windy. After that, Lightning left with Jin saying that he'll turn this place into graveyard.

Lightning through Jin duels Blood Shepherd

Lightning vs Blood Shepherd Edit

Later, Lightning had Jin Duel Blood Shepherd, and told the latter would he lose, he'd become a mindless pawn like Jin. Jin, at Lightning's orders, continued to Duel. When the two took damage, Shoichi became sad that he could not protect his own brother. When Blood Shepherd was defeated, Lightning and Jin disappeared in a flash of light saying that he'll wait for Playmaker

Lightning uses Jin as shield

After Revolver 's Xyz summon, Lighning returns Jin's true consciousness to use him as a shield from Revolver's attacks



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