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Why can your body move like that in clothes made entirely of Life Fibers? Show me!
~ Hōka Inumuta to Ryūko Matoi.

Hōka Inumuta is one of the main characters in Kill la Kill. he is one of the Student Countil's Elite Four and is in charge of Honnōji Academy's information and strategy committee, aiding the student council by analyzing information via his laptop. He is also in charge of analysis of the Goku Uniforms research in the Sewing Club.

Hōka originally appears as an antagonist in the first half of the series, but becomes a neutral character by episode 17.


Hōka has a tealish blue hair and green eyes, as well as a slender frame for a person his age. He has a collar-neck suit, which, at the collar, opens whenever he talks. He also wears unique eyeglasses that are tinted blue.


A hacker and genius, Inumuta cares more for his data than anything else, even willing to lose his position in the Student Council and become a no-star in order to keep the data he collected in his fight against Ryūko Matoi, and is very protective of his laptop. He is extremely sarcastic, often making jabs at people simply because he can. As Mako Mankanshoku unfortunately found out, Inumuta is extremely protective of this data and in turn, his laptop, with any actions that can cause potential damage resulting in him losing his cool and going into a comically portrayed rage, as shown when he threatened to kill Mako when she incidentally tripped and fell with her head against his computer.

Powers and Abilities

  • ​Hand to hand Combat: He is shown to be a highly skilled hand to hand combatant, capable of unleashing a single strike that was precise enough and at the same time, powerful enough to completely disable a student that had been turned into a rampaging monster by a prototype Five-Star Goku Uniform, a kind of opponent which, for all intents and purposes would have been stronger than him; however, it was a prototype. However Inumuta lacks any true combat skills besides this and easily is the weakest in terms of actual strength among the Elite Four, mainly relying on his optical camouflage to perform sneak attacks.
  • Three-Star Goku Uniform:
    • Probe Regalia - Out of all the Three-Star uniforms, this is the most physically restrained one. With this uniform, Inumuta can analyze anything around him and prepare himself accordingly for the situation. His suit contains keyboards, which he rapidly types on, possibility processing the constant feed of data from his experience with his opponents, as the suit can also store data. Supposedly, if he manages to completely analyze his opponent, his uniform allows him to defeat them instantly, though this has only been shown against a student wearing an experimental Five-Star Goku Uniform. His suit possesses an optical camouflage ability, rendering him invisible. The suit also has a maximum processing capacity that, if surpassed, can cause it to overheat. This can be done by attacking the uniform with extremely reckless attacks, as demonstrated by Ryūko.
      • Optical Camouflage - Probe Regalia can generate a camouflage cloak, allowing Inumuta to become invisible for an unspecified period of time. It allows him the ability to attack his intended target with impunity, granted the camouflage is not disrupted, which can be done by dealing massive damage to the uniform.
    • Probe Regalia Mk.II - This revamped version of Inumuta's uniform is strikingly similar to his ordinary uniform, although the uniform is now colored light blue and has no curves, making him a polyhedron that resembles data itself. In this uniform, Inumuta can leave behind afterimages while still remaining invisible with his optical camouflage.
    • Probe Regalia: Truth Unveiled - The final version of Inumuta's uniform features skin-tight pants, shoulder pieces that also cover his face and chest and a pair of gloves, all of which are black with a light green streaks detailing and connecting the material together. This uniform also sports a pair of large, red goggles and small, wrist-mounted cannons that fire ropes that have been shown to defeat Nui Harime's clones.


I just didn't want to lose all the data I've gathered up to this point. I don't care at all about winning, what I want is data.
~ Inumuta explaining the reason behind his forfeit to Ryūko
The loser is stripped of their Goku uniform, but there's no rule stating they have to be naked.
~ Inumuta to Ira Gamagōri after forfeiting his match
Knowing the rules trumps knowing shame, Mr. Disciplinary Chair—oh, forgive me—former Disciplinary Chair!
~ Inumuta to Gamagōri, after forfeiting his match
Fascinating. I'll save that retort for future reference.
~ Inumuta to Nonon, commenting on her retort to him
If anything happens to my laptop, I swear I'll kill you.
~ Inumuta threatening Mako
Why, I got it from you, Miss Snake. The way your tongue flicks in and out, your poison was bound to infect me sooner or later.
~ Inumuta hitting Nonon with a snarky remark