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Shun'ei is a member of The King of Fighters XIV's "China Team" along with Tung Fu Rue and Meitenkun. He is the central character of KOF XIV's main story arc. Shun'ei is a manipulator of illusions. Due to his mysterious powers, he was abandoned at a young age by his parents and was raised as a disciple of Tung. Through his training, he learned to control his hidden powers. As Tung's last disciple, he sets out to challenge other fighters from all over the world with his close friend Meitenkun.

It is revealed that the Shun'ei has one of
Verse's power on his left-half, one of the two creatures, along with an unknown blue creature, created from the result of Ash Crimson's doing on changing his timeline to erase himself from being Saiki's descendants and kills his ancestor, with their power fragment are somehow implanted Shun'ei when he was a kid in a new timeline. After Verse's defeat, Shun'ei is advised by Kyo to continue his training to keep his powers under control. Shun'ei agrees and vows to train harder.

The King of Fighters XIV

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The King of Fighters XV

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Page Updated:  Feb. 11th, 2022

Maybe I'm "too American" to like this design? ...I'm not sure. My first thoughts on Shun'ei: He looks like a J-pop / K-pop star, or a character from Xuan Dou Zhi Wang. Shun'ei has a pretty straight forward fighting style, albeit more "agile" than your typical KOF protagonists / cool guys. I think I'd like his design more if he was colored differently. You know what I think of when I see green hair? Clown. Shun-ei is not a part-time clown, to my knowledge, so I'm not sure what they were going for with that loud hair. Shun'ei's default color scheme looks more like "Color #13" to me. Besides the clown hair, his hipster "one pant leg up" is a bit obnoxious and very 90's. Are you 16... Shun'ei? Do you even have a license to drive? >_> And don't get me started on the headphones. Yikes, there's a lot going on with him.

Fighting style-wise, Shun'ei holds up a bit better. His animations and moveset aren't bad... and I like the flying fists concept (which he cleverly shares with the final boss). He's got some cool special moves and hits pretty hard, which is important in a fighting game. Overall, I prefer beating up Shun'ei with Iori, Kyo, or K'... a REAL KOF protagonist. Heh.

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