Gang-il (Hangul: 강일, Katakana: ガンイル) is a character introduced in The King of Fighters XIV. An Afro-Korean man of rather short stature, he is a renowned Taekwondo instructor and the master of Kim Kaphwan.
He is voiced by Toshiya Fujisawa.
Gang-il's fortitude and beaming pride for Taekwondo are perhaps the only traits he shares with Kim. When he's not fighting, Gang-il is an outgoing socialite and brazen womanizer. Believing that Kim's rigidness to his beliefs holds him back, Gang-il may try to criticize his student; he is so far the only person who can do so without suffering Kim's strict retaliation.
- Above Average Strength - Gang-il's kicks are very powerful, capable of blowing even the heaviest opponents away with little difficulty.
Despite being Kim's master, Kim has surpassed him, as is evident from the fact that Kim can use Hangetsuzan both on the ground and in the air while Gang-il can only use it in the air, Hienzan is one of Kim's regular special moves while for Gang-il it is one of his supers and Houou Kyaku is one of Kim's supers while Gang-il uses it as his climax super.
- Belief - The King of Fighters XIV
- SNK Heroines Tag Team Frenzy - cameo in Luong's ending
- The King of Fighters XV - mentioned in Secret Agent Team Story and by Luong in her interview with Clemence Bellamy