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Saisyu Kusanagi



Kyo's father, Saisyu is the patriarch of the Kusanagi bloodline and master of the sacred flame. Due to his Kusanagi heritage, Saisyu can control and create fire from thin air. In battle, Saisyu wears an old fashioned style Kusanagi clan outfit, unlike his son. He raised Kyo to carry on the legacy, but deep inside he wants the fight with Yagami to end.

In 1994, Saisyu embarked on a quest to challenge fighters from around the world. He heard of the powerful Rugal and went to challenge him, but was badly defeated. Vice then brainwashed Saisyu to compete as a mid-boss in the tournament. When Team Japan finally reached Rugal, they first had to fight Saisyu. Many years later, Saisyu teaches Shingo so that he can finally become almost as powerful as Kyo. His wife's name is Shizuka.
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The King of Fighters '95


King of Fighters '98, King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match, King of Fighters R2, King of Fighters: Neowave, Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS

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Page Updated:  Jan. 6th, 2023

Saisyu seems "old school"... like he's been doing KOF long before any of us knew what KOF was. I think he was in KOF '83 for sure. While Saisyu doesn't quite have the "coolness factor" of some of the more well-known KOF characters, his traditional attire works for him.

Being Kyo's father and all... actually adds more depth to Kyo's design. Saisyu doesn't quite stand out by himself, but he definitely makes a cool team member (especially on any "old dudes" team). Saiysu has some  decent special moves & animations, but again, isn't nearly as fleshed out or as thought-out as other character movesets in the game.

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