|“||Live for love, die for love!||”|
|Affiliation||The Earth Defense Club|
|School||Binan High School|
|Physical and Vital Statistics|
|Hair Color||Dark Blue|
|Likes||Baths, Hot springs, Curry|
|Attribute||Green · Air|
|Transformation (Romaji)||Tsuranuki Ouji, Batoru Rava Epināru|
|Transformation (English)||Piercing Prince Battle Lover Epinard|
|Anime||In The Name Of Love|
Atsushi Kinugawa (鬼怒川 熱史, Kinugawa Atsushi) is a 3rd year at Binan High School and a member of the Earth Defense Club. He is known to have good grades, second to only Kusatsu. He also seems to have known Kusatsu since they were children, having called each other "Kin-chan" and "Atchan".
As a Battle Lover, his given element is Wind, and he transforms into the "Piercing Prince, Battle Lover Epinard".(Tsuranuki Ouji, Battle Lover Epinard)
Atsushi has dark blue hair that goes down to his collar and his long bangs are unparted and go down to over his forehead and glasses. Atsushi also has brown eyes and never seems to appear without his glasses except whenever for when he is in the bath, and is one of the tallest of the Earth Defense Club.
He wears: a white shirt that is presumably tucked into his pants, a black uniform blazer which he has buttoned up, a red tie, a pair of long black pants, and a pair of brown shoes.
When he transforms into Piercing Prince, Battle Lover Epinard, his battle lover attire consists of a traditional prince-styled top with white puffed up sleeves that have green, flipped up cuffs with base extensions in the form of six coat tails which have a green underside, a green bow just below his neck that has a small, green, heart-shaped jewel with wings, embedded into it, a frilly white undershirt that barely peaks out of his traditional prince-styled top, a pair of white silk gloves, tight white pants which are tucked into his pair of knee height green boots.
Atsushi's personality is the reverse of that of En's. Kinugawa is serious and hardworking, unlike the laid-back and lazy Yufuin. Apparently, Atsushi seems to enjoy giving nicknames to his friends, having given one to Kinshiro (Kin-chan) and En (En-chan). Atsushi also appears as an excellent cook who can cook curry very well. However, when it comes to fights he can be very hesitant and passive in nature, as seen with his arguments with En on episode 8 and the flashbacks of his friendship with Kinshiro in various episodes.
Battle Lover Powers
- "Because even though you may not feel the same way, I still think of you as a friend" (episode 12)
- Like all the other main characters in the show, Atsushi's last name, "Kinugawa" (鬼怒川) is also derived from a Public Hot spring resort (onsen) in Japan, called the Kinugawa Onsen which is found in Nikko in Tochigi Prefecture.
- Atsushi is afraid of vaccinations