Syo in The King of Fighters '99 Evolution
Full nameSyo Kirishima
BirthdateApril 27; 19 years old
BirthplaceFlag of Japan.svg Japan
Height180 cm (5'11")
Weight74 kg (165 lbs)
Blood typeB
LikesHis motorcycle (named Tornado), his comrades, strong moves (his own)
DislikesWaiting, throws, strong moves (from other people)
HobbiesStamp collecting, skimming through shoujo manga
Favorite foodAn omelet topped with his name written in ketchup
Forte in sportsKick baseball
Fighting styleKirishima Arts

Syo Kirishima (霧島 翔, Kirishima Shō) is a character in The King of Fighters series of fighting games created by SNK. Syo was first introduced in The King of Fighters '99 Evolution as a striker. He is voiced by Mitsuo Iwata.


Syo Kirishima is basically the prototype of Kyo Kusanagi, just like Kang Bae Dal is for Jhun Hoon.


Syo often acts before he thinks. He was created to be an impatient but talented martial artist. His profile seems to imply that he would've been a child-like character.


  • Fire Attacks - Syo can deliver a punch of fire.

Fighting StyleEdit

Syo dives towards the opponent and delivers a punch of fire. The said move under a different name modeled somewhat after his surname "Kirishima" is also used by Kusanagi in The King of Fighters: 2002 Unlimited Match (as he shares the same voice actor as Syo).

Game AppearancesEdit

Mobile AppearancesEdit

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