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Kyōko (きょうこ Kyōko) is a sophomore student of Hanazono High School and Riki's girlfriend. Her introduction to the Kunio-kun franchise was in Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka, where she was one of the four main playable characters. A beautiful girl with a ponytail and a blue blazer, she is fully loyal to Riki and is his type of girl. Although younger than Riki, she keeps him on a tight leash with her firecracker personality. She is close friends with Misako of Nekketsu High School.

Chronologically, she is Riki's first girlfriend (Mami debuted first in Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari in 1989 while Kyōko's game is from 1994, but Kunio is a sophomore in Kunio-tachi no Banka and a senior in Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari).

Appearances

Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka

Kyōko's debut appearance in the Kunio-kun franchise. She is waiting for Riki on the roof of Hanazono High School with Ryūta, who is holding her captive. Once Riki arrives, she stands aside so that he can beat the crap out of Ryūta. After his defeat, he reveals that Shinji was the one who ordered him to take control of Hanazono High School. Learning of this, Kyōko wishes to accompany Riki, Kunio and Misako to the amusement park where he is located to take revenge for forcing the Hanazono students to work for him.

Later in the story, she and Misako were both shot by Sabu, rendering them unplayable for the latter part of the game. They are taken to the hospital by Takayama, who later reveals to Kunio and Riki that both girls were out of harm's way after prevailing against the Sanwakai boss.

Kyōko, like Misako, moves and runs faster than both Kunio and Riki. She cannot be grabbed by enemies, but she cannot grab or sit on enemies. Her special techniques are the Mach Kick, the Screw Slap, and the Spinning Chop.

River City: Tokyo Rumble

Kyōko makes a brief appearance in the game's Story Mode when Kunio first meets Riki in Shinjuku, warning Riki not to start a fight with Kunio and getting hurt. On the player's first run of the Story Mode, this is her only appearance, though she is later mentioned by Misako.

When player's start the Story Mode using clear save data, when Misako mentions Kyōko to Kunio and Riki before they head to Yokohama, Kyōko will appear to see Riki off. From this point on, the player may speak to Kyōko in front of Nekketsu High School to switch Kunio with either Riki, Shinji or Misuzu.

This game marks Kyōko's second appearance in the Kunio-kun franchise, 19 years after the release of Shin Nekketsu Kōha: Kunio-tachi no Banka. She is Riki's girlfriend, just like in that game. In this game, Kyōko is dressed in a sailor outfit school uniform (much like Misako in Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen) instead of having a blue blazer.

River City Super Sports Challenge ~All Stars Special~

Kyōko (in her Kunio-tachi no Banka design) is a member of the downloadable content team led by Misuzu, Team Misuzu. She starts events already equipped with a chain whip, just like Kumiko. The weapon never appears in the game and can only be used by taking it from either character. Kyōko is the fastest character in the team and one of the best choices for the Cross Country event. However, her Strength is low, making it difficult for her to compete with fast characters who are stronger.

In Battle Royal, due to her high Agility and the Mach Kick, the player is able to carefully attack any openings when opponents make a mistake. If they can connect a jumping kick they can follow up with a Tornado Punch.

Team Misuzu is unlocked from the start in the Steam version and the digital version released for the PS3 in the West.

Kyōko

In the Team Registration Mode, if used as a Captain, her stats (with the exception of Stamina) increase by 2. If a Vice-Captain, her stats increase by 1.

Cost 3
Stamina 180
Punch 5
Kick 5
Weapon 5
Throw 1
Agility 10
Swimming 7
Strength 3
Special Techniques Tornado Punch
Mach Kick

Kyōko can only perform the Mach Kick in Camphor Ball and Battle Royal.

River City Melee: Battle Royal Special

Kyōko returns in Battle Royal Special as part of Team Misuzu and is involved in the game's Story Mode (Single Play).

Kyōko no longer has the Mach Kick and is instead given the Mach FumiFumi. This allows her to combo her flying kick into the Tornado Punch easier. Kyōko is meant to be used to increase the player's score by taking advantage of Mach FumiFumi. However, due to her low Strength, player's need to be wary of not standing around and overdoing it, lest they are defeated quickly.

Kyōko

Stamina 180
Punch 5
Kick 5
Weapon 5
Throw 1
Agility 10
Strength 3
Special Techniques Mach FumiFumi
Tornado Punch

River City Girls

Kyoko is one of the main characters of River City Girls. Cute, cheerful and bubbly, Kyoko is Misako's friend for life and Riki's girlfriend. She is voiced by Kira Buckland.

Move Name Input Special Meter? Learned From Level Required Description
Head Stomp Heavy Attack in midair No Leveling Up 3 Kyoko flips and stomps downward. This knocks enemies straight down.
Volley Save Heavy Attack while running No Leveling Up 4 A dashing heavy attack, Kyoko dives in to make the save, striking enemies and knocking them straight up.
Donkey Kick Block and Heavy Attack simultaneously No Leveling Up 5 Kyoko's back attack, she kicks behind her in a handstand.
Dab! Directional Pad Left/Right + Heavy Attack No Leveling Up 7 A fabulous shoulder tackle! Kyoko knocks enemies straight ahead with this attack. Combo-ending attack.
Dragon Feet Special Attack Yes Dojo 0 Kyoko's signature move, she throws multiple kicks and ends with a roundhouse kick, knocking enemies down.
Crescent Kick Light Attack No Dojo 0 An additional attack for Kyoko's Light Attack button combo. This becomes her third attack.
Spin Kick Directional Pad Up + Heavy Attack No Dojo 0 Kyoko performs a jumping spin kick, knocking enemies upwards away from her. Combo-ending attack.
Volleyball Set Directional Pad Down + Heavy Attack No Dojo 0 Kyoko's launcher, she performs a forearm pass and launches enemies straight upwards. Can be used to end combos.
Acro Circus Directional Pad Up + Special Attack Yes Dojo 5 A screw attack directed upwards that knocks enemies down.
Double Dropkick Special Attack while running Yes Dojo 5
Hook Kick Light Attack No Dojo 5 An additional attack for Kyoko's Light Attack button combo, becoming her fourth attack.
Cheer Drill Directional Pad Left/Right + Special Attack Yes Dojo 8 A spinning drop kick attack. Can be performed in midair by pressing the Special Attack button.
Frankensteiner Heavy Attack after grabbing stunned enemy from behind No Dojo 8 The professional wrestling throw.
Pogo Kick Special Attack after grabbing stunned enemy from the front Yes Dojo 8 A throw, Kyoko kicks the enemy to launch herself upwards, knocking them out.
Handstand Kick Directional Pad Down + Special Attack Yes Dojo 12 Kyoko does a handstand with one hand to perform a spinning kick with both legs, kicking all enemies surrounding her.
Volley Spike Heavy Attack + Special Attack near enemy in midair Yes Dojo 12 A midair grab, Kyoko grabs an enemy and throws them down, as if she was performing a volleyball spike.

River City Melee Mach!!

Kyōko returns as part of Team Misuzu in the game. Her stats are slightly increased, and her moveset has been completely changed. She now has her original Screw Slap from Kunio-tachi no Banka (the move is exclusive to her), and the original version of the Mach Kick.

Stamina 180
Punch 9
Kick 9
Weapon 9
Throw 5
Agility 10
Strength 7
Special Techniques Screw Slap
Mach Kick

CODE SHIFTER

Trivia

  • Kyōko's rendition of the Mach Kick in Kunio-tachi no Banka bears a resemblance to the Hyakuretsukyaku (百裂脚 "Hundred Rending Legs"), one of Chun-Li's signature special attacks in the Street Fighter series. River City Girls further expands on this by making the move (Dragon Feet, like in River City Ransom) a literal Hyakuretsukyaku with a finishing kick, much like Chun-Li's Senretsukyaku (千裂脚 "Thousand Rending Legs"), one of her super combos.
  • Her name has three different variations: Kyōko or Kyoko or Kyouko. Depending on the characters with which it is written, the name can have different meanings. In her case, it means City Girl or Girl from the Capital.
  • The Student ID Card showcased in a limited physical release for River City Girls reveals that she is in her Senior year (18 years old).

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References

  1. https://twitter.com/LimitedRunGames/status/1167550166045474821
Kunio-kun Characters
Main characters KunioRiki
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Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu ShinichiKōjiMitsuhiroIchirōAkishiNaritakaHeilmanLao ChenMordovWilliam
Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari HasebeYamadaMamiRyūichiRyūjiGōdaGodaiOnizukaKobayashiMochizukiTairaKinoshitaNishimuraSawaguchiSonokawaKamijōYamamoto
Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku SugataNanaseMomozonoIchijōTakamineMorimotoMaedaYoshinoSaotomeWashioShimizuTōdōHayasakaOtonashiAiharaKumadaHayamiKirishimaMorisawaKōzuki
Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki MatsudoNedachiSankichi
Bikkuri Nekketsu Shin Kiroku JohnnyRaphaelJimmyKōnosukeAlex
Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari TachibanaRikaKunikoNishinoReikaMurasakiFubukiKazaokaTsugeTsukasa
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Soccer Hen MisakoTakashiMasaGenei
Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu YōichiHidekiTsuyoshiMasashiKaoriTōruSadaoYōkoToyoichiHideTobiyama
Nekketsu Kakutō Densetsu EbiharaAoiHimeyamaOkumaToraichiToraji
Shodai Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun YoshihiroMihoMasakiHondaHokutoUrabe
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Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari EX SaoriHimada
River City Super Sports Challenge Michael TobiokaTomorinSierraStanislav
Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun Special YūyaToshioMadokaPrincipalWataruMikotoMiyukiFatherKatsujiTetsu
Riki Densetsu SakataOkadaMaezawaMegumiGonda
River City: Tokyo Rumble GinjishiMajishiBenijishiUkyōSakyōShishiōKinshishiLee
River City: Rival Showdown NagatsukaChihoShioriŌtaMinamotoRinaMakotoMinoriMikaShinoda
River City Melee: Battle Royal Special TsubakiMiyakodaShimokitaMiyagasakiNakaSumi
Live-action series TadokoroYumeko
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River City Melee Mach!! AijimaYokomizoNishiwaki
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