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- Name: Saisyu Kusanagi
- First appearance: The King of Fighters '95
- Other appearances: The King of Fighters '98, The King of Fighters '94 Re-Bout, The King of Fighters Neowave
Saisyu Kusanagi (草薙 柴舟) is the previous head of the Kusanagi clan and the father of KOF's main character Kyo Kusanagi.
Story (in the KOF Orochi Saga)
Saisyu Kusanagi debuted in The King of Fighters '94 as a victim in Rugal Bernstein's gallery of defeated fighters.
He appears as a mid-boss in The King of Fighters '95 and becomes a regular playable for the first time in The King of Fighters '98.
He was the previous head of the Kusanagi clan who left his family to face worthy opponents across the globe. After his defeat by Rugal, he was brainwashed by his secretaries (primarily by Vice) to fight his son, Kyo. Upon his defeat, he regains his senses and escapes from the ship, Sky Noah, unnoticed. Saisyu then leaves the clan's duties to his son, presumably resuming his travels.
- KoF '94: -
- KoF '95: Boss character
- KoF '96: -
- KoF '97: -
- KoF '98: Oyaji Team (Heidern, Takuma, Saisyu)
The King of Fighters '95
|Ge Shiki Gou Tsuchi||+|
|108 Shiki Yami Barai||+|
|100 Shiki Oni Yaki||+|
|702 Shiki En Jou||+|
Ura 108 Shiki Orochi Nagi
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The King of Fighters '98
The King of Fighters '94 Re-Bout
|Ge Shiki: Kuruma||+|
|108 Shiki: Yami Barai||+|
|100 Shiki: Oniyaki||+|
|427 Shiki: Kamu Kakari||+|
Ura 108 Shiki: Orochinagi
The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match
King of Fighters R-2