History Trivia / TheKingOfFighters

4th May '16 7:32:16 PM SolidSonicTH
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* DevelopmentGag: May not even have been intentional. Prior to creating Kyo Kusanagi, SNK had drafted his character as "Syo Kirishima", a more archetypal fighting game protagonist. While this was eventually dropped in favor of Kyo, Syo showed up a couple of times in the NESTS arc as a special Striker character. During those appearances, he was voiced by the aforementioned Mitsuo Iwata. Come ''KOF 2002'', Iwata would be voicing Kusanagi, who is a throwback Kyo clone complete with his ''[='95=]'' moveset.
24th Apr '16 5:19:15 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Ray Park who is the body actor for Darth Maul in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' as Rugal Bernstein in the live action movie.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Athena had Reiko Fukai in ''[='94=]'', Moe Nagasaki in ''[='95=]'', Tamao Sato in ''[='96=]'', Yukina Kurisu in ''[='97=]'', Creator/HarunaIkezawa (a.k.a. [[Manga/KeroroGunsou Momoka]]) post-''[='98=]'' (Ikezawa also voices Foxy), Robyn Gryphe in the English localization of ''Maximum Impact'', Lily Kong in the English localization of ''Maximum Impact 2'', and Miwa Gardner in the English localization of ''XII''.
** Rugal's main voice actor is Toshimitsu Arai, who also voices Heidern. Other [=VAs=] are Creator/BanjoGinga (in the ''[='94=]'' Dengeki Bunko drama CD) and Creator/NorioWakamoto (in ''2002'' and by proxy ''Neowave'' only; notable in that this is a rare occasion where the fans preferred the original seiyuu ''over'' Wakamoto).
** Jeff Manning (the announcer of the original ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' and ''[[VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom Tatsunoko vs. Capcom]]: [[UpdatedRerelease Ultimate All-Stars]]'', as well as the voice of Master Hand in the former) voices Andy, Ralf, and Shen Woo in the English version of ''XII''.
** While Satoshi Hashimoto, the voice of Terry Bogard (and Kim Kaphwan until ''XI''), [[ClassicallyTrainedExtra is more recognized for his work in theater]], did you know that he once [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise led the Autobots]]?
** His brother Andy [[Creator/KeiichiNanba is also]] [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Axl Low]], who ironically shares a passing resemblance to Billy Kane.
** Shingo is {{Takehito|Koyasu}} [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear "Eddie"]] [[TakehitoKoyasu Koyasu]] [[PlayingAgainstType ...]] All of a sudden, the fact that [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Mu La Flaga]] [[CatchPhrase "]][[MemeticMutation CAN MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE!]][[CatchPhrase "]] makes ''perfect'' sense.
*** PlayingAgainstType: Yeah, usually when you speak of Koyasu, you think of a cool-headed, suave character. Him doing a HeroWorshipper HotBlooded junior dude like Shingo? Uncalled, but he did it awesomely enough. (And using a tone relatively close to his normal speaking voice!)
** Iori [[Creator/KunihikoYasui is]] [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Rukusu]]. In a bit of an inversion; Yasui's role as Iori is arguably his best-known role, so expect the comparisons to come ''this'' way, not vice versa.
** Igniz is voiced by Creator/NorioWakamoto. Nothing more needs to be said.
** [[TheOtherDarrin As of]] ''KOF [[BulletHell Sky Stage]]'' and ''XIII'', Mai [[Creator/AmiKoshimizu is]] [[Anime/CodeGeass Kallen Kozuki]] and [[Manga/SchoolRumble Tenma Tsukamoto]].
** Joe and Gai [[NobuyukiHiyama are]] [[Anime/GaoGaiGar Guy Shishioh]], [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Viral]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ikkaku Madarame]], [[Manga/YuYuHakusho Hiei]], and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Link]]. (Hiyama is the [[PigeonholedVoiceActor go-to guy]] for HotBlooded characters.)
** Yamazaki and Gato [[Creator/KoujiIshii are]] [[Manga/AzumangaDaioh Kimura-sensei]]. Could you imagine them talking about their "waifu"?
** K' (Yuuki Matsuda) is [[Anime/{{Beyblade}} Ralf/Robert Jurgen of the Majestics]], [[Manga/{{Gravitation}} Ken-chan]], [[Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP Tarant Shank]], [[Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn G.]], and [[Franchise/DotHack Pilocchio]]. Matsuda also voiced various minor characters in SNK drama [=CDs=] before being called in to portray K'.
** [[MemeticMutation "]]'''[[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK]] MAXIMA [[Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi IS]]?'''[[MemeticMutation "]]
** [[Creator/ShihoKikuchi Whip]] is [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Jun Kazama, Kunimitsu]], [[Anime/{{Stratos4}} Ayamo Nakamura]], [[Anime/{{Beyblade}} Hilary/Hikari Tachibana]], and [[Franchise/TokimekiMemorial Miharu Tatebayashi]].
** Kula and Lilly [[Creator/YumiKakazu are]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Yuffie]] and [[Anime/{{Vandread}} Dita]].
** Rock and Ramon [[Creator/EijiTakemoto are]] [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Reiji Mitsurugi (Miles Edgeworth)]], [[Manga/BoboboboBobobo King Nosehair]], [[Anime/ThePrinceOfTennis Renji Yanagi]], [[Anime/DigimonSavers Banchou Leomon]] and [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors two incarnations of Mitsunari Ishida and Katsuie Shibata]].
** Xiangfei [[Creator/MamiKingetsu is]] [[Franchise/TokimekiMemorial Shiori Fujisaki]], and with the above in terms of Rock and Ramon's case, she's also [[VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi an incarnation of Da Ji]].
** Hinako [[Creator/AyakoKawasumi is]] [[Manga/OutlawStar Melfina]], [[Manga/RaveMaster Elle]] and [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber]].
** May Lee [[Creator/TomokoKawakami is]] (or rather, ''[[AuthorExistenceFailure was]]'') [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Sui-Feng]] and [[Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena Utena Tenjou]].
** Angel ([[TheOtherDarrin well, her first seiyuu anyway]]) [[Creator/MinaTominaga is]] [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Yahiko]] and [[Manga/FruitsBasket Ritsu Sohma]]. Her ''second'' seiyuu (Mayumi Shintani) is [[Anime/{{FLCL}} Haruko Haruhara.]]
** K9999 [[Creator/NozomuSasaki is]] [[Manga/{{Akira}} Tetsuo]]... [[CaptainErsatz no, really]].
** Kusanagi [[Creator/MitsuoIwata is]] [[Manga/{{Akira}} Kaneda]]. [[ActorAllusion He and K9999 even have a]] ''Akira''-esque intro in ''2002''.
*** Now he's also [[Anime/DragonBallSuper Champa]].
** Nameless [[Creator/DaisukeOno is]] [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Itsuki Koizumi]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Snow]].
** Tizoc (Hikaru Hanada) is none other than [[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Sol Badguy]] himself (well, only in ''GGXX''[='s=] Story Mode).
** Hyena [[Creator/BinShimada is]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ Broly]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Paptimus Scirocco]]. Let that one sink in for a while.
** Raiden (in ''XII'') [[Creator/DaisukeGori is]] [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi Mishima]]. [[AuthorExistenceFailure A moment of silence, please...]]
** Perhaps as call back to her previous work with SNK ([[AsHimself a cameo role]] in ''[[TheAnimeOfTheGame Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture]]'', Cham Cham in ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown''), Moe is voiced by seiyuu Reiko Chiba. Fans of ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'' might remember her as Mei a.k.a. Ptera Ranger.
*** As a bonus, Kyo's other partner Reiji is voiced by Creator/TetsuInada who's done a ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' role or two (most famously Doggie Kruger of ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger''; would be kind of amusing that Kyo in ''[=EX2=]'' is flanked with two Sentai warriors). Aside of that, he's also [[VideoGame/DynastyWarriors Lu Bu and Huang Gai]], [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Ar]][[VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins thur]] ([[MemeticMutation Huzzah!]]), [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Komamura Sajin]], and [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Elzam von Branstein AKA Ratsel Feinschmek]]--'''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration TRO]][[MemeticMutation MBE]][[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pYsz3ytMQ3Y !]]'''
*** Another ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' alumnus in the series: Athena was voiced in ''[='96=]'' by Tamao Sato, who in the previous year had played [[Series/ChourikiSentaiOhranger Momo Maruo a.k.a. OhPink]].
** Mariko Suzuki, a.k.a. [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS]], voices Jun Kagami.
** AiNonaka is the seiyuu for Miu Kurosaki. [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} Where's the starfish, then?]]
** Creator/SawaIshige voices Sinobu Amou.
** Mignon (Miwa Yasuda) is [[Anime/BlueGender Alicia Whistle]], [[Manga/AliceAcademy Ruka Nogi]], and [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} young Yuichi Aizawa]].
** Luise's seiyuu, Hiroko Tsuji, voices Mature in the main series.
1st Jan '16 10:48:44 PM BalrogKick
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*** His 'Big Bear' persona was also going to appear in ''94'', but scrapped in favor of Yuri being added.
** Billy Kane was planned to be playable in ''94'' but scrapped due to limitations.
6th Dec '15 4:47:12 PM LitleWiggle
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** Krauser's Gigatech Cyclone was actually taken from the [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning supers]] (i.e. the Senpuuken/Hadou Senpuukyaku) utilized by he and Terry in the ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame OVA]]. His [[{{Bishonen}} youthful beauty]], lack of a mustache and [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished scars]], as well as an ''authentic German-sounding voice'', the other hand, were not retained, despite being well-received by fans.

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** Krauser's Gigatech Cyclone was actually taken from the [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning spinning supers]] (i.e. the Senpuuken/Hadou Senpuukyaku) utilized by he and Terry in the ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2'' [[TheAnimeOfTheGame OVA]]. His [[{{Bishonen}} youthful beauty]], beauty]] and lack of a mustache and [[BeautyIsNeverTarnished scars]], as well as an ''authentic German-sounding voice'', the other hand, were not retained, despite being well-received well recieved by some fans.
26th Nov '15 3:44:23 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Mignon (Miwa Yasuda) is [[Anime/BlueGender Alicia Whistle]], [[Manga/GakuenAlice Ruka Nogi]], and [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} young Yuichi Aizawa]].

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** Mignon (Miwa Yasuda) is [[Anime/BlueGender Alicia Whistle]], [[Manga/GakuenAlice [[Manga/AliceAcademy Ruka Nogi]], and [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} young Yuichi Aizawa]].
18th Nov '15 1:32:00 PM vermp12334
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** Ass Crimson - Ash Crimson from ''The King of Fighters 2003'', who is so flamboyant that he might qualify as a GorgeousGeorge. He's also sometimes called as Ass Crapson, Fish Crimson (stemming from an unfortunately squished uppercase "A" in one of the ''XI'' menus resembling the letter F) and Fist Crimson. [[ViewerGenderConfusion Ashley]] [[PrecisionFStrike Crishit]] and Ash [[PrecisionFStrike Shitson]] are less popular but still common variations of the above. You can tell that ''a lot'' of people hate [[ReplacementScrappy Ash]], but SNK ([[AmericansHateTingle and the Japanese]]) [[CreatorsPet just love him]]. Of course, all fan nicknames for Ash Crimson became discredited [[spoiler: [[WellIntentionedExtremist once his true motives were revealed]]]].
9th Nov '15 10:46:57 AM NeoDelta
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*** Now he's also [[Anime/DragonBallSuper Champa]].


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*** Kay Inage also voiced [[VideoGame/FightersHistory Mizoguchi]] in ''Regulation A''. Both he and Robert are semi-shotos with a flying kick move, both have the Tiger as their AnimalMotif, and EX Robert's HSDM in ''2002: Unlimited Match'' ends with him firing a Tiger-shaped Haoh Shokoken, identical to Mizoguchi's "Tiger Bazooka Attack".
24th Oct '15 6:44:26 PM nombretomado
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** Rock and Ramon [[Creator/EijiTakemoto are]] [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Reiji Mitsurugi (Miles Edgeworth)]], [[Manga/BoboboboBobobo King Nosehair]], [[ThePrinceOfTennis Renji Yanagi]], [[Anime/DigimonSavers Banchou Leomon]] and [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors two incarnations of Mitsunari Ishida and Katsuie Shibata]].

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** Rock and Ramon [[Creator/EijiTakemoto are]] [[VisualNovel/AceAttorney Reiji Mitsurugi (Miles Edgeworth)]], [[Manga/BoboboboBobobo King Nosehair]], [[ThePrinceOfTennis [[Anime/ThePrinceOfTennis Renji Yanagi]], [[Anime/DigimonSavers Banchou Leomon]] and [[VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors two incarnations of Mitsunari Ishida and Katsuie Shibata]].
1st Oct '15 8:09:51 PM vermp12334
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** And don't forget about Creator/MotokoKumai, while sometimes voicing the BrattyHalfPint or the AnnoyingYoungerSibling, has voiced {{Orochi}}. [[FridgeHorror Think about it]].
13th Sep '15 2:12:44 PM nombretomado
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** Rugal's main voice actor is Toshimitsu Arai, who also voices Heidern. Other [=VAs=] are Creator/BanjoGinga (in the ''[='94=]'' Dengeki Bunko drama CD) and NorioWakamoto (in ''2002'' and by proxy ''Neowave'' only; notable in that this is a rare occasion where the fans preferred the original seiyuu ''over'' Wakamoto).

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** Rugal's main voice actor is Toshimitsu Arai, who also voices Heidern. Other [=VAs=] are Creator/BanjoGinga (in the ''[='94=]'' Dengeki Bunko drama CD) and NorioWakamoto Creator/NorioWakamoto (in ''2002'' and by proxy ''Neowave'' only; notable in that this is a rare occasion where the fans preferred the original seiyuu ''over'' Wakamoto).
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