Just as he hears the scream, Goro
Daimon finds himself airborne
and BAM! He lands with large
It is Daimon's loss. The boy who
wins the preliminary round of Japan's
varied fighting forms tournament
quickly catches his wind. The fighting
style of this delicate young boy,
Kyo Kusanagi, seems to combine the
art of manipulating fire, passed
through his bloodline, with the "Sword
of Kusanagi," which protected the
Susano-ono-Mikoto of legend, to make
up the Fist of Kusanagi martial arts
that is said to be as old as humanity.
Kyo is a direct descendant of this
And Goro Daimon now realizes in this
preliminary match the sublime power
of the moves Kyo possesses.
"Too bad there. Mr. Former Gold Medalist
Daimon looks back to see a superbly
coiffed blond boy, his hair shooting
up into the sky. He's Benimaru, who
moved onto the finals one step ahead
of Kyo. His style is flamboyant,
and he is a guy who really stands
out in a crowd.
"You lose to a punk like this, what
a joke. Your reputation as a gold
medalist is ruined."
"...Hold on there, sonny, you can't
win with a half-hearted attitude
"What did you say? It's a given that
I'll win and be hailed all over Japan!"
"You should show more prudence before
And because of his boasting, the
conclusion to the battle between
Kyo and Benimaru's is fairly predictable.
As Kyo keeps a certain degree of
distance, Benimaru continues to move
in. It's truly a strategy of attrition.
"Nuts! What a clown. Hey-yaah!!!"
Benimaru moves to finish the match
with a single blow and jumps in for
the kill. Then it happens:
Having kept a certain distance from
his foe until now, Kyo releases his
super special move, the Serpent Wave.
"What the...? Oooh-wghaaaaaa!!"
The flames that Kyo release swallow
up Benimaru and the match ends. Kyo
pants something as he tries to recover
"Heh, heh...Burn, baby, burn...."
The two, who have come to respect
each other's strengths, receive their
invitations to the King of Fighters
one year later.