Kyo Kusanagi
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Name Kyo Kusanagi
Height 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight 165 lbs (75 kg)
Homeworld JAPA0001 Japan
Race Human
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Weapon(s) Flames
Debut The King of Fighters '94
English Voice Actor Andrew Roth (Maximum Impact series)

Peter von Gomm (KOF XII)

Japanese Voice Actor Masahiro Nonaka

Kyo Kusanagi is the main protagonist of The King of Fighters series. He first appeared in The King of Fighters '94 as the leader of Japan team.


The Legacy of Kyo KusanagiEdit

  • The King of Fighters '94 (1994)
  • The King of Fighters '95 (1995)
  • The King of Fighters '96 (1996)
  • The King of Fighters '97 (1997)
  • The King of Fighters: Kyo (1998-2007)
  • The King of Fighters '98 (1998)
  • The King of Fighters R-1 (1998)
  • The King of Fighters R-2 (1999)
  • The King of Fighters '99 (1999)
  • The King of Fighters 2000 (2000)
  • The King of Fighters 2001 (2001)
  • The King of Fighters EX (2002)
  • The King of Fighters EX2
  • The King of Fighters 2002 (2002)
  • The King of Fighters 2003 (2003)
  • The King of Fighters Neowave (2004)
  • KOF: Maximum Impact (2004-2005)
  • KOF: Maximum Impact 2 (2006)
  • The King of Fighters XI (2007)
  • KOF: Maximum Impact Regulation A (2007)
  • The King of Fighters XII (2009)
  • The King of Fighters XIII (2010-2011)


Kyo is the over-confident but well meaning protagonist of the series, more interested in enjoying life than having to partake in any particular responsibilities. He is quick to dismiss subjects that don't interest him and will often carry out his actions with a devil-may-care attitude. Despite his seemingly arrogant and rude demeanor, he treasures his friends and family, enjoying their presence and particularly doting on his girlfriend, Yuki. His extreme disinterest in studies has led to his chronic inability to graduate from high school (which has become subject to in-jokes). Although he is confident in his poetic talent, most of his poems aren't considered to be good by his listeners.

Kyo takes his clan's responsibilities on a more personal level, disregarding ancient legends and predestined events as any reason for his actions. His strong sense of justice and his zeal to fight stronger opponents are what he believes to drive him to carry out his destiny. His rivalry with Iori is one of mutual hatred and was hardly spurred by their clans' history. When they join forces, it is often begrudgingly and as a last resort solution to the conflict at hand.

Theme SongEdit

Along with Benimaru Nikiado and Goro Daimon, his theme is "Esaka Continues..." from The King of Fighters XIII.



  • As mentioned by Kim Kaphwan, Kyo has not finished high school yet because of the KOF Tournaments.
  • According his conversation with Athena Asamiya in KOF XIII, Kyo doesn't wear his school uniform anymore because no one will wear it in his age.
  • In his mirror match in KOF XIII, it can be assumed that Kyo is fighting the last remaining clone of himself.





The King of Fighters Characters
Andy Bogard | Ash Crimson | Athena Asamiya | Benimaru Nikaido | Billy Kane | Chin Gentsai | Clark Still | Duo Lon | Elisabeth Blanctorche | Goro Daimon | Hwa Jai | Iori Yagami | Joe Higashi | K' | Kim Kaphwan | King | Kula Diamond | Kyo Kusanagi | Leona | Lilly Kane | Luise Meyrink | Mai Shiranui | Mature | Maxima | Mr. Karate | Raiden | Ralf Jones | Robert Garcia | Ryo Sakazaki | Shen Woo | Sie Kensou | Takuma Sakazaki | Terry Bogard | Vice | Yuri Sakazaki

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