The King of Fighters '96 Translations FAQ


Compilation by Sheila Knight
               rinoa@rinoa.nu
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Note About Translations 
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-they're not always literal. 
-usually more than one translation is considered. 


Organization of Translations
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-Win Poses are listed in order. (1st win, 2nd win, 3rd win) 
-None means that the character is not saying anything. 
-To keep the size of the file small, if the character does not say anything 
for a whole "category" (ex: Benimaru's Pre-fight), the category does not 
show up.



Team Japan: Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido, Goro Daimon	
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[ Kyo Kusanagi ]

Pre-fight 
"Ikuze!" - "Let's go!" 

Pre-fight vs. Iori 
"Doushite mo yaru no ka?" - "Are you sure you want to do this?" 

Taunt 
"Nani kusubutten dai?" - "Why are you down [emotionally]?" 

Recovery Roll 
"Otto!" - "Whoa!" 

Special Attacks 
"Saseru ka" - "I won't let you do it!" 
"Kurae!" - "Eat this!" 
"Oriya MOERO!" - "Oriya! On Fire/Fry!" 
"Body ga amei ze" - "Your body is weak" 
"Body ga garaaki da ze" - "You've left yourself open" 
"Body ga orusu da ze" - "Youre not paying attention" 

S/DMs 
"Kurai...YAGARE!" - "Eat...THIS! (motherfu....!)" 

Win Poses 
"Ore no kachi da!" - "This is my win!" 
"Anta ja moenei" - "You suck" 
"Hehe...moetaro?" - "Hehe...burned?" 


[ Benimaru Nikkaido ]

Taunt 
"Yare, yare" - "Try harder" 

Special Attacks 
"Raijinken!" - "Thunder Fist!" 
"Shinkuu Katategoma!" - "Vacuum One-hand Bridge!" 
"Handou Sandangeri" - "Reflecting Three Strike Kick!" 
"Benimaru Collider!" 

S/DMs 
"Raikouken!" - "Spectacular Thunder Fist!" 
Win Poses 
"Thank you." 
"I love you." 
None 


[ Daimon Goro ]
In KOF96 he smells. No speech, his taunt is smelly too.
In 95 he said something when he was defeated, but I donut remember right now.



Team Italy: Terry Bogard, Andy Bogard, Joe Higashi	
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[ Terry Bogard ]	

Pre-fight 
"Hey come on, come on!" 

Pre-fight vs Geese 
"Geeeese!" 

Taunt 
"Hurry up!" 
Special Attacks 
"Power Wave!" 
"Power Dunk!" 
"Burn Knuckle!" 
"Rising Tackle!" 
"Crack Shoot!" 

S/DMs 
"Power Geyser" 

Win Poses 
None 
"Okay!" 
"Okay!" 


[ Andy Bogard ]

Pre-fight 
"Hmph" 

Taunt 
"Hmph" 

Special Attacks 
"Hishouken!" - "Flying Energy Fist!" 
"Shouryuudan!" - "Rising Strike!" 
"Zan'eiken" - "Slashing Force Fist!"
               also [since 2nd part means shadow] "Flashing Shadow Elbow/Fist!"

S/DMs 
"Choreppadan" - "Super Violent Strike!" 

Win Poses 
"Hmph" 
"Yoshi" - "All right" 
breathes 


[ Joe Higashi ] 

Pre-fight 
"Saku saku ikuze." - "Let's do this quick." 

Taunt 
"Ora, ora!" - "Hey, hey!" 

Special Attacks 
"Hurricane Upper!" 
"Tiger Kick!" 
"Slash Kick!" 
"Ora!"- "Take this!" 

S/DMs 
"Screw Upper!" 

Win Poses 
"Yosha!" - "Alright!" 
None 
"Yosha!" - "Alright!" 



Team Mexico: Ryo Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, Yuri Sakazaki	
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[ Ryo Sakazaki ]

Pre-fight 
"Ora, ora!" - "Come on, come on!" 

Taunt 
"Ora, ora!" - "Come on, come on!" 

Special Attacks 
"Koouken!" - "Tiger Fist" 
"Hienshippuukyaku!" - "Flying Gale Kick!" also "Flying Swallow Wind Kick!" 

S/DMs 
"Haohshoukouken!" - "Ultimate Tiger Fist!" 

Win Poses 
"Osu!" - (karate salute) 
Yoshi! - "Alright!" 
"Osu!" - (karate salute) 

Defeat 
"Shikujitta..." - "Shieeeet!" 


[ Robert Garcia ]

Pre-fight 
"Donai shitan ya?" - "What's wrong?" 

Taunt 
"Donai shitan ya?" - "What's wrong?" 

Special Attacks 
"Ryuugekiken!" - "Dragon Blast Fist!" 
"Hienryuujinkyaku!" - "Flying Dragon God Kick!" 
"Hienshippuukyaku!" - "Flying Gale Kick!" also "Flying Swallow Wind Kick!" 

S/DMs 
"Haohshoukouken!" - "Ultimate Tiger Fist!" 
"Donai ya?" - "How does that taste/Did you see that? (punk?)" 

Win Poses 
"Yosha!" - "Alright!" 
"Donai ya?" - "How does that taste/Did you see that? (punk?)" 

Defeat 
"Kusottare!" - "Shieeeet!" 


[ Yuri Sakazaki ]

Pre-fight 
"Babitto yattsukechau zo!" - "I will defeat you quickly" 

Taunt 
"Anta Baka?" - "(Are) you stupid?" (Parody of Asuka, Evangelion) 

Recovery Roll 
"otto!" - "whoa!" 

Special Attacks 
"Koouken!" - "Tiger Fist!" 
"Kono!" - "Why, you...!!" 
"Chou knuckle!" - "Super Knuckle!" 
"Chou upper!" - "Super Upper!" 
"Double!" 
"Chou Mawashigeri!" - "Super Turning Kick!" 
"Raiouken!" - "Electric Fist!" 

S/DMs 
"Haohshoukouken!" - "Ultimate Tiger Fist!" 
"Hien Hououkyaku!" - "Flying Phoenix Kick!" 

Win Poses 
"Ei! Ei! Woh! Woh! Jump! V V!" (V for victory/her hand sign) 
"Service, Service!" (Parody of Misato, Evangelion) 
"Chou yoyutchi!" - "Super piece of cake!" [easy] 

Defeat 
"Otousan, gomen!" - "Father, sorry!" 



Team Brazil: Leona, Ralf Jones, Clark Steel	
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[ Leona ]

Pre-fight 
"Ninmu suikou shimasu" - "I shall perform my duty" also "I will begin the 
mission" 

Taunt 
"Doushita no?" - "Whats wrong?" 

Special Attacks 
"Kill!" 

Win Poses 
None 
None 
"Ninmu kanryou" - "Ive completed my duty" also "Mission Complete" 


[Ralf Jones	]

Pre-fight 
"Oowah! Tottoto kakatte koi!" - "Oowah! Come on, let's fight!" 

Taunt 
"Yoshi, todome iku ka?" - "All right, shall we finish this?" 

Special Attacks 
"Ralf Kick!" 

S/DMs 
"Totteoki da ze!" - "Final attack!" 
"Onananana..! Mo iccho!" - "Onananana..! One more (time)!" 

Win Poses 
None 
"Y'sha! Utsu wa ja neenda, kora!" - "Youre not as tough as you think!" 
"Yeay! Ninmu kanryou!" - "Yay! Ive completed my duty!" also "Yay! Mission 
Complete!" 


[ Clark Steel ]

Taunt 
"Hey, come on!" 

Recovery Roll 
"Amai na!" - "Very foolish!" 

Special Attacks 
"Napalm Stretch!" 

S/DMs 
"Desparay Bomb!" ---A move in wrestling 
"Clark Spark!" 

Win Poses 
None 
"Nurui, yo... na?" - "You suck" 
"Hey! Ninmu kanryou!" - "Hey! Ive completed my duty!" also "Hey! Mission 
Complete!" 



Team China: Athena Asamiya, Sie Kensou, Chin Gentsai	
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[ Athena Asamiya ]

Pre-fight 
"Athena, ikimasu!" - "Here comes Athena!" 

Taunt 
(sneezes) "Go... gomen nasai!" - "E... excuse me!" 

Special Attacks 
"Psycho Ball!" 
"Psycho Sword!" 
"Phoenix Arrow!" 
"Teleport!" 

S/DMs 
"Ike!" - "Go!" 

Win Poses 
"Yatta! Gu!" - "I did it!" Good!" 
"Yay! Kampeki!" - "Yay! Perfect!" 
"Watashitachi wa makenai wa!" - "We will never lose!" 


[ Sie Kensou ]

Pre-fight 
(chokes on bun)"Ka! Shinukato omotta!" - "Ka! I thought I was going to die!" 

Taunt 
"Benkyou shimasse!" - "I will learn/study from you" also "I will take it easy 
                      (on you)" 
                      also [if Osaka dialect] "I will make this count on you" 

Special Attacks 
"Choukyuudan ya!" - "Super Ball Bullet!" 
"Ryuugakusai ya!" - "Dragon Fang!" 

S/DMs 
"Donaiyaa!" - "See that? (biatch)" 

Win Poses 
"Mada mada shugyo ga taran na!" - "You haven't practiced enough!" 
"Yatta ze!" - "I did it!" 

Defeat 
"Kyou wa koregurai ni shitoi taruwa" - "I can stop fighting today 
                                       [sucking out/sore loser]" 
                                       also "I will let you defeat me today" 


[ Chin Gentsai ]	

Pre-fight 
"Bochi bochi, hajimeru ka nou?" - "Well well, shall we begin? 

Taunt 
"Hate, doko ita ka no?" - "Let's see, where did you go?" 

Special Attacks 
"Yokkora shotto!" --what you say when getting up (expression --nothing special) 
Throw 
"Maa, nome, nome!" - "Come, drink, drink!" 

S/DMs 
"Dou ja!" - "How's this!" 

Win Poses 
singing 
hiccup 

Defeat 
"Dame ja korya!" - "This was useless!" also "I suck!" 



Team Korea: Kim Kaphwan, Chang Koehan, Choi Bounge	
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[ Kim Kaphwan ]	

Pre-fight 
"Ikuzo!" - "Let's go!" 

Taunt 
"Kakatte koi!" - "Come and attack!" 

Recovery Roll 
"Doshita?" - "What's wrong?" 

Special Attacks 
"Hien Zan!" - "Flying Slash!" 
"Kuusajin!" - "Air Sand Blaster!" 
"Hangetsuzan!" - "Half Moon Slash!" 

S/DMs 
"Hououkyaku!" - "Phoenix Kick!" 

Win Poses 
"Naka naka no ote mae" - "Youre good arent you?" 


[ Chang Koehan ]	

Taunt 
"Doushita?" - "What's wrong?" 

Recovery Roll 
Not important/mumbling 

Special Attacks 
"Hien Zan!" - "Flying Slash!" 

Win Poses 
"Ora! Tzukete koi!" - "Ora! Whos next?" 
hum 
grunt 


[ Choi Bounge ]	

Pre-fight 
"Kakugo suru de yansu!" - "Prepare yourself!" 

Taunt 
not saying anything/laughing 

Special Attacks 
"Shinu de yansu!" - "Die!" 
"Sasu yansu!" - "Stab!" 
"Iku de yansu!" - "Let's go!" 
"Kiru de yansu!" - "I'll cut you!" 

S/DMs 
"Kiri, kiri, mai, mai!" - "Cut, cut, gouge, gouge!" 
                          also [since mai means dance] "Cut, cut, dance, dance!"

Win Poses 
"Kaikan!" - "Satisfied!" 
"Kachi de yansu!" - "I win!" 
laughs 

Defeat 
"Otegami choudai!" - "Please send me a letter!" 



Team England: King, Mai Shiranui, Kasumi Todo	
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[ King ]	

Pre-fight 
"Aite ni naru wa." - "I will fight with you." 

Taunt 
"Honki de oide yo!" - "Try harder!" 

Recovery Roll 
"Mada, mada!" - "Not yet!" 

Special Attacks 
"Venom Strike!" 
"Tornado Kick!" 
"Trap Shot!" 
"Double Strike!" 
"Surprise Rose!" 

S/DMs 
"Iku yo!" - "Here I come!" 

Win Poses 
"Hmph! Nasakenai!" - "Hmph! Pathetic!" 
"Karui mono ne." - "Nothing to it." also "Piece of cake." 
"Tanoshikatta! Mata oide." - "That was fun! Let's do it again sometime." 


[ Mai Shiranui ]	

Pre-fight 
"Iku wa yo!" - "Here I come!" 

Taunt 
"Doshita no?" - "What's wrong?" 

Special Attacks 
"Kachousen!" - "Butterfly fan!" 
"Ryuuenbu!" - "Dragon Flame Dance!" 

Win Poses 
"Nippon ichi!" - Im the best (number one) in Japan!" 
"Nippon ichi!" - Im the best (number one) in Japan!" 
"Nippon ichi!" - Im the best (number one) in Japan!" 


[ Kasumi Todoh ]	

Pre-fight 
"Onegai shimasu!" - [before any fight, english has no equivalent] 
                    "Please go first!"
                    also "Please fight first!" 

Taunt 
"Motto honki de koi!" - "Get serious!" 

S/DMs 
"Chou Kasaneate!" - "Super Pile-Up Strike!" 

Win Poses 
laughing 
"Come back when you gwow up!" 

Defeat 
"Konna yatsu ni makeru nan te!" - "How could I have lost to you!" 



Team USA: Iori Yagami, Mature, Vice	
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[ Iori Yagami ]	

Pre-fight 
"Sugu raku ni shite yaru." - "I will soon end your pain." 

Pre-fight vs. Kyo 
"Imasara inochigoi ka?" - "Are you begging for your life?" 

Taunt 
"Orega kowai no ka?" - "Are you afraid of me?" 

Rolls 
Normal = "Muda da!" - "Futile!" 
Recovery = "Baka me!" - "You fool!" 

Throws 
"Jama da!" - "You're in my way!" 
Special Attacks 
"Ooh.. shine!" - "Ooh.. die!" 
"Doushita!" - "What's the matter?" 

S/DMs 
"Asobi wa... owari da!" - "Playtime... is OVER!" 
"Nake! Sakebe! Soshite...shine!" - "Cry! Scream! Then...die!" 

Win Poses 
laughing 
"Sonomama shine." - "Stay dead." also "Die as you are." 
"Tsuki o miru tabi omoidase." - "You will recall this event whenever you see 
the moon." 

Defeat 
"Kono mama de wa owaran zo!" - "It wont end like this!" 


[ Mature ]	

Pre-fight 
"Saa, irasshai." - "Now, come here." 

Taunt 
moaning 

Rolls 
laughing 

Throws 
"Mezawaru yo" - "Youre in my way" 
"Jama ne!" - "In my way, huh?" 

Special Attacks 
"Koroshite ageru!" - "I will kill you!" 
"Soko!" - "There!" 

S/DMs 
laughing 

Win Poses 
"Kimochi ii deshou?" - "Doesn't it feel good?" 
"Mou au koto mo nai deshou." - "It seems we will not meet again." 
"Kedamono no nioi ga suru yo" - "You reek of beasts." 


[ Vice ]	

Pre-fight 
"Omoshiroi, yarou ka" - "It's going to be fun, let's play 
                        [with childish enthusiasm]"
                        also "How amusing, shall we fight?" 

Taunt 
(laughing) "Anmari bakarashii kara." - "You're quite the fool." 

Rolls 
"Amai!" - "You don't get it!" 

Throws 
"Doki na!" - "Move!" 
"Kutabari na" - "Die!" (motherfu...!) 

Special Attacks 
"Hora!" --expression 
"Soko da!" - "There!" 
"Ochiro!" - "Fall!" 
"Tanoshii, ne!" - "(Isn't this) fun, eh?" (meant to sound like Iori's "shine") 

S/DMs 
"Itai yo!" - "(This) will hurt!" 

Win Poses 
laughing 
None 
"Mangetsu no yoru ni mata aou ka" - "We will meet again on a full moon's night" 

Defeat 
"Kono..." - "Why, you..." 



Boss Team: Geese Howard, Mr. Big, Wolfgang Krauser	
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[ Geese Howard ]	

Pre-fight 
"You, heh heh" 

Taunt 
"Come on.." 

Rolls 
"Hmph" 

Special Attacks 
"Reppuuken!" - "Violent Wind Fist!" 
"Double Reppuuken!" - "Double Violent Wind Fist!" 
"Shippuuken!" - "Gale Fist!" 
"Jaei Ken!" - "Evil Shadow Fist! [literally]" also "Obstructive Force Fist!" 

S/DMs 
"Razing Storm" 

Win Poses 
laughing 
laughing 
"Hmph!" 


[ Mr. Big ]	

Pre-fight 
women: "Kare wa sugoi wa yo!" - "This guy's good." 
"Happy kai?" - "(Are) you happy?" 

Taunt 
"Happy kai?" - "(Are) you happy?" 

Rolls 
Normal = laughing 
Recovery = "Hmmm??" 

Throws 
"Goodbye" 

Special Attacks 
"Delicious" --- It doesn't sound like it because we can't hear it clearly. 
                [according to Gamest/NeoFreak] 
"Excalibur!" 
"Let's Dance!" 
"Raihou!" - "Ground Blaster!" 
"Cross Diving" 

S/DMs 
"Goodnight!" 

Win Poses 
None 
"Yeeeah!" 
"Mattaku gureito da ze!" - "Im great!" 


[ Wolfgang Krauser ]	

Pre-fight 
"Let's burn it up!" 

Taunt 
"Give it up, loser!" 

Special Attacks 
"Blitz Ball!" 
"Leg Tomakawk!" 

S/DMs 
"Kaiser Wave!" 

Win Poses 
"You can get up by yourself!" 
"Hmph!" 
"Thanks for a good time!" 



Bosses: Chizuru Kagura, Goenitz	
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[ Chizuru Kagura ]	

Pre-fight 
"Saa, hajimemashou!" - "Now, let's begin/play!" 

Taunt 
"Mada owattenai wa yo." - "It's not over yet." 

Special Attacks 
"Kore de... dou kashira?" - "Here... how's this?" 
"Kore ga ukereru?" - "Can you block this?" 

Win Poses 
breathes 
None 
"Maa, konna mono ne!" - "I guess this is it." 


[ Goenitz ]	

Pre-fight 
"Saa, kami ni inorinasai" - "Pray to God!" 

Taunt 
"Nurui desu, ne." - "Aren't you pathetic." 

Special Attacks 
"Soko desu ka!" - "(Youre) Over there!" 
"Osoi desu ne." - "Too slow." 
"Ikaga desu." - "How do you like this?" 

S/DMs 
"Shinbatsu desu" - "This is penalty by God" 
"Owakare desu!" - "This is farewell!" 

Win Poses 
"Mada mada desu ne" - "Not quite (yet)" 
"Kuuyara tamenasai." - "Repent while you are still able." 
"Kami no gokago ga aran kotowo" - "(May) God bless you" 



Credits

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This guide would not have been possible without the following:

- Shigeru, Kage, Masa and Silver Khosla for their translations.
  Yep, those are their real names.

- Neo Geo Freak Magazine
 for some special move names.


- Gamest's "BIG PRESENTS", mooks on KOF that have character info, etc.