Who do you expect?
A male? A female? An old fighter? A new character? A "Nyotengu" situation? A VF guest? A Yaiba character?
I can see Genra's successor coming. He would be the perfect match for Honoka.
17-18 years old. Fireballs. Heavy hitter, with a thin body like Eliot.
Red hair. Full armor. Cocky, "bully" personality.