Yashiro in The King of Fighters 2002. Illustration by Nona
Full nameYashiro Nanakase
BirthdateDecember 31; 23 years old
BirthplaceFlag of Japan.svg Japan
Height190 cm (6'2")
Weight99 kg (218 lbs)
Blood typeO
Family/RelativesTatsuuru (pet hawk)
Job/OccupationVocalist and guitarist of CYS
DislikesEggplant, narrow
HobbiesBand, travel
Favorite foodHosaki-Menma (variation of chopped bamboo shoots), Chinese noodle (especially ready-to-eat Chinese noodle)
Forte in sportsSwimming
Favorite musicRock
Fighting stylePower attacks

Yashiro Nanakase (七枷 社, Nanakase Yashiro) is a video game character from The King of Fighters series as the leader of the New Face Team in KOF '97. He is one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi and serves as the darker counterpart to Goro Daimon. His name means "Shrine of the Seven Shackles". He was modeled after a character in the anime, Combat Mecha Xabungle. In the character popularity poll on Neo Geo Freak's website, he was voted as the sixteenth favorite character with a total of 783 votes.

Both versions of him are voiced by Makoto Awane in the games and Hamaoka Keisuke for The King of Fighters World.


The true origins of the Orochi fighter known as Yashiro are shrouded in mystery. At one point, he formed a rock band with Chris and Shermie, with him playing the guitar. They were preparing to perform when the club they were scheduled at canceled them in favor of a jazz band featuring Iori Yagami. Upset at their loss and angered by "the man with red hair", Yashiro and his band steal the invitations from the American Sports Team and enter the KOF tournament.

During the tournament's duration, the Orochi blood within Yashiro awakens as he and his friends remember their duties as three of the Four Heavenly Kings of Orochi and work to resurrect their lord by gathering fighters' energy. They succeed but, after Orochi's defeat and subsequent concealment, the trio sacrifice themselves to ensure their lord's survival.


While living his normal life, Yashiro has a very 'cool' personality. Even so, he shows a part of his Heavenly King persona while composing his songs, which often has themes like death and blood.


  • Super Speed - He can deliver punches at high speed.

Fighting Style

Yashiro's fighting style is focused on offensive power. He is an all around fighter that balances out his great striking power with amazing speed and swift technique. His punches are extremely powerful and straight-forward, contrasting with his acrobatic kicks that sometimes resemble Capoeira.


  • Bloody - The King of Fighters '97, '98, R-1, R-2, and 2002
  • Re: Bloody - The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match

Game Appearances

Mobile Appearances

  • Days of Memories (second title) - unplayable
  • SNK Dream Battle
  • Tower of Saviors
  • Kimi wa Hero
  • The King of Fighters World
  • The King of Fighters All Star

Cameo Appearances

Similar Characters

See also


Yashirocfc1 Yashirocfc2 Yashironanakase Yashiro-dreambattle KimiWaHero - Yashiro


Yashirongpcr2 Yashiro97 Yashiro2002