Kintaro Kokuin first
appeared in Power Instinct 2. His design is based on the Kintaro
character in Japanese folklore. Kintaro is a brat clad in only a bib. But
donít be fooled by his height and his funny look, because Kinta is an animal
lover and if he needs help, his fish and bear can give him a hand. He also
possesses the power to transform himself into the super dog-like hero Poochy.
Great grandson of Kokuin
Kanji's youngest brother, Haruki, Kintaro is a hyperactive and aggressive
kid who always gets in trouble. Born in a male-dominated family, his brothers
are also as problematic as he is. His father wasn't able to give him much
attention, so to compensate for this, Kintaro's father gave him a little puppy
when he was younger, and the dog quickly became Kintaro's best friend and
playmate. However, as the time went by, Kintaro's behavior got worse.
Kintaro's father, unable to discipline him, decided to register him in the
Warugaki Kindergarten, an institution that specializes in problematic kids.
Kintaro took his puppy with him to his new home.
Kintaro heard from Kokuin Kanji about the Goketsuji tournament, and since in
Warugaki there are many other tough kids, he figured that by challenging older
people and winning the tournament he will prove that he is the strongest and
toughest child, and in that way earn the admiration and respect from all his
classmates. Kintaro escapes from Warugaki and signs in for the tournament
without telling his father.
FUN FACTS: His
name was edited to Kinta Kokuin in the US versions of Power Instinct 2
and Gogetsuji Legends. In Power Instinct 2, the edit is quite
noticeable in his name graphic and when the announcer says his name (despite
this, he was still called Kintaro in certain texts).
Kinta became a
controversial and highly criticized character for several reasons. For one,
his genitals are exposed when he is knocked into the air in the earliest
games. In addition to these animations, Kintaro has a throw move (Noumiso Nage)
in Power Instinct 2 and Power Instinct Legends, where he bites
and sucks the opponent's head, but if the opponent is female, Kintaro does
this on their breasts. This was censored in the later games where he also
bites the female fighters on their heads.
Instinct: Bonnou Kaihou
Updated: Sept. 20th, 2022
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