|Kanji:||兵動 楓（ひょうどう かえで）|
|Manga Debut:||Chapter 12|
Kaede Hyodo (兵動 楓, Hyōdō Kaede) is a prodigy boxer, son of a former world champion boxer with the same name. Upon seeing Riku's fight, he got interested in him and "tasting" his punches.
Kaede was first seen watching Riku's fight from the Rookies Glove and getting impressed by his punches and wanting to get hit by him. Soon after that, he managed to arrange a sparring with Riku and visited the Baba Boxing Gym, were he even took a selfie with Riku. Once his sparring with Riku started, he let him punch him a couple of times and then stopped him punch right before hitting Riku's face. He left the ring satisfied and decided to follow Riku's steps and join the Rookie King Tournament.
He then made his debut in the lightweight 4 round, against Itsuki Kugetsu of Koku Gym, and quickly defeated him in the first round. After the fight, the media asked him why he was debuting in the C class, to which Kaede responded that he is taking a detour in order to meet Riku at the Rookie King Tournament.
Power & AbilitiesEdit
He is a very skilled boxer, coming from the Hyodo Gym, said to be one of the top 8 of Asia and World's youth. He have won 6 gold medals, last from the Nationals won with ease. Ready for the B-class, he went at the C-class in order to meet with Riku.
VS Maeoka PistonEdit
- Win: Kaede faced Maeoka from Mitsutoshi Gym in his first match at East Japan Rookie King, where he won the fight.