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Shingo Yabuki

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After he watching the King of Fighters '96 tournament on TV, Shingo became a huge fan of Kyo Kusanagi. He then realized Kyo went to the same high school as he did, and immediately began pestering Kyo to teach him his special techniques, especially the ones involving Kyo's flame. Kyo took pity on him and was bored, so he finally decided to teach Shingo in exchange for food. Kyo showed Shingo each of his moves one time. Shingo wrote down every move practiced them everyday. In 1997, he participated in the tournament for the singles entry and made it. Although he excelled in his year of training, he apparently lost somewhere in the King of Fighters tournament. As a reward for his progress, Kyo gives him a pair of his gloves, and Shingo has worn them since then.

In 1999, Shingo was worried about Kyo's disappearance, like many others. Shingo was asked by Benimaru to join him, K' and Maxima in the KOF '99 tournament, and he accepted. They set out to find Kyo, and did the same thing the next year. In KOF 2000, he entered with Benimaru, Seth and Lin. In 2001, Team Japan was reunited, but they needed a fourth team member and Shingo was called. He was extremely excited to fight with on the same team as Kyo. In 2002, he spent his time training with Saisyu Kusanagi, Kyo's father. Saisyu was too touched by Shingo's courage to tell him the truth about the flame's origin.

In 2003, Shingo teamed up with Benimaru and Goro Daimon. When they were eliminated, Benimaru and Daimon complimented him, but he got cocky and started yelling that he is no longer Kyo's fan, he is his rival. That's when Kyo appeared behind him and started beating him up. After Ash Crimson stole Chizuru Kagura's Yata Mirror, Shingo visits her in the hospital and promises to unite Kyo and Iori Yagami in order to investigate Ash and the weakened Orochi seal. In his team's ending, Iori suddenly enters into the Riot of the Blood. Shingo tries to stop him several times but is beaten back with each attempt. Although saved in a sense by Ash, Shingo's wounds are pretty severe as he is covered in a cast and bandages, making him unable to participate in the next KOF tournament. Even so, he cheerfully greets Benimaru when the latter returns to Japan, who gives him a "get-well-soon" present from Chizuru. While he doesn't remember much about how Ash got there to save him, Benimaru fills him on his side of the story during his visit.
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The King of Fighters '97

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King of Fighters '98, King of Fighters ' 98: Ultimate Match, King of Fighters '99, King of Fighters 2000, King of Fighters 2001, King of Fighters 2002 (PS2 version), King of Fighters 2003, King of Fighters XI, King of Fighters: Neowave, King of Fighters R1, King of Fighters R2, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS


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Page Updated:  Oct. 3rd, 2019

Shingo-KEEEEIK!!! What do you really need to say about good ol' Shingo? He was the original comic relief character of the KOF series, and is probably still one of the most memorable "goof-off" fighting game characters out there. Most of his mannerisms are funny stuff, and a lot of his moves suck! He might be the best example of a fighting game joke character besides Dan Hibiki. But at least Dan made it to the Capcom Vs. SNK / SNK Vs. Capcom crossover... what say you Shingo? You're so much of a joke that you couldn't even make it to the crossover title. You win Shingo.

Shingo's stupid personality makes up for his lack of cool moves... he's definitely a sloppy fighter. lol. Although, he has come a long way and even improved his fighting style over the years. Good work Shingo. Keep on trying and doing your thing. lol.

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