Dr. Kawashima

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Dr. Kawashima
SSB Wii U Kawshima.jpg
Dr. Kawashima in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Full name Dr. Ryuta Kawashima
Species Human
First appearance Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (2005, Brain Age series)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Super Mario Maker (version 1.45) (2016)

Dr. Ryuta Kawashima (Japanese: 川島 隆太) is a Japanese neuroscientist and host of the Brain Age franchise. In the Brain Age games, Kawashima is represented by a polygonal version of his own face, similar to Andross.

Dr. Kawashima appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, using his Brain Age appearance. When summoned, he immediately disappears, but causes numbers to fly across the screen. If two numbers collide, they add into a larger number, and if the two numbers equal ten or greater then they explode. The explosion is bigger and lasts longer if the numbers equal exactly ten. Players can also attack the numbers to knock them away.

Dr. Kawashima reappears in his disembodied form as a Mystery Mushroom costume in Super Mario Maker. It can be unlocked after clearing the Event Course "Dr Kawashima's Athletic Training", which was released on December 20, 2016.


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Trophy information[edit]

Name Image Appears in
(Wii U version only)
Dr. Kawashima KawashimaTrophy3DS.png NDS Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (04/2006)
NDS Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day! (08/2007)
Dr. Ryuta Kawashima is the neuroscientist behind the Brain Age series. In this game, he sends numbers from 1 to 9 flying onto the screen to crash into one another. If two colliding numbers add up to 10 or more, they'll explode. If the two numbers total 10 exactly, the explosion will be even more impressive!