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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:  Nov. 5th, 2018

Saisyu certainly doesn't have the "coolness factor" than many other KOF'ers are known for... but there's something about him that seems to fit into the series. Being Kyo's father and all, he actually adds more depth to Kyo's design... rather than standing out as design himself. Overall, Saiysu has a few decent special moves & animations, but compared to others... he comes up just a bit short. It would seem SNK agrees Saisyu isn't one of the series best, because he only appeared in a couple KOF titles.

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Saisyu Animations