—Beat to Joshua
Daisukenojo Bito, also known as Beat, is a character who appears in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. A native of Shibuya, he was taken to Traverse Town by Joshua alongside Neku, Shiki, and his partner Rhyme.
Beat is a character from Square Enix's The World Ends with You. After constantly fighting with his parents over his grade, Beat decided to run away from home. However, finding his sister, Rhyme, following him, Beat and his sister died when he attempted to save her from being hit by a car. Soon after, Beat finds himself in Shibuya's UG as a Player in the Reaper Game with Rhyme as his partner, though her memory was his entry fee. During the game, Beat meets Neku Sakuraba and Shiki Misaki, although the former offended him before agreeing for their two groups to team up. However, during the fourth day when they head to Towa Records, Beat learns that it was trap set up by the Reapers and Rhyme sacrifices herself to save him.
Saved by Sanae Hanekoma creating a pin from Rhyme's soul to keep him active, Beat confronts the Reapers about his inability to use the pin before being made into a Reaper himself. During the second week, learning the true nature of the Reapers and desiring to become the new Composer, Beat is given the mission to eliminate Neku and Joshua, but not carried it out for various reasons. When learning of Neku's entry free of being the only player in the game, Beat renounced his Reaper to become Neku's partner to give him a fighting chance against the Noise. However, while forced to use Rhyme's Noise pin as payment, Beat learns that he would die as he failed to enact his duty as a Reaper. Luckily, after deciding not to destroy Shibuya, Joshua gives Beat and Rhyme a second chance in life.
Though he acts tough, Beat has a soft nature and gets embarrassed whenever people realize this, especially when others calls him by his real name. At the same time, Beat is very loud, impulsive, and tends to come to conclusions without reason. He is a little dense, but he eventually figures things out. Nevertheless, he is a kind-hearted person who would do anything for his friends.
Beat, along with Neku, Joshua, Shiki, and Rhyme, is one of the first characters to appear in the Kingdom Hearts series who originated from something other than a Disney property, Final Fantasy, or Kingdom Hearts fiction, although he is from another game that is property of Square Enix, and is also designed by Tetsuya Nomura.