The King of Fighters: A New Beginning (ザ・キング・オブ・ファイターズ/ア・ニュ一・どヂニンク) is an official manga adaptation of The King of Fighters XIV released by SNK and is published bi-weekly on Pocket Shonen Magazine online starting on January 1, 2018. A printed version is also published on Monthly Shonen Sirius Magazine. The series is illustrated by Kyoutarou Azuma and marks the first Japanese KOF manga done in more than 20 years.
With the exception of Mui Mui, Love Heart and the DLC characters, the series stars all the characters present in the game.
- Chapter 1
- ROUND 1 - 1 ~MEMBER SELECT~ (Released January 1, 2018)
Two young men, one in a cloak imitating a cape and always wears a headset, and the other holding a pillow, accompanied by an old man, is on top of a skyscraper, watching the Antonov Super Arena. The young man in the cloak reflects on the extent of his powers and the decision to participate in the KOF. He concludes that it is time to face "that man". The old man then shows an envelope, whose contents lead to that arena. Soon after, they jump from the skyscraper, toward the arena.
In the arena, an euphoric crowd greets Antonov, a self-proclaimed champion. He declares open the new KOF tournament and announces a Antonov-Girl. She explains the tourney rules: the famous 3vs3 combat and a challenge to anyone who wins him, besides the participating teams.
The first team to enter is the Japan Team, formed by Kyo Kusanagi, Benimaru Nikaido and Goro Daimon. Kyo shows his flames to the audience, ancestral family heritage, Benimaru shows off his electric powers and Daimon comes in with his massive strength. Then, the Yagami Team appears, being mentioned the ancestral rivalry of their leader, Iori Yagami, with Kyo, and the mysterious ladies who accompany him, Mature and Vice.
- ROUND 1 - 2 ~MEMBER SELECT~ (Released January 1, 2018)
A metal glove comes into play. His owner also shows a crucifix and a distant look, covered by sunglasses. It's K'. He is accompanied by his partner half human, half machine, known as Maxima, and a child with ice powers, Kula Diamond. The three are the K' Team.
The Fatal Fury Team is announced with shouts from a young man. The young man is Joe Higashi, Muay Thai world champion and is accompanied by his teammates, the legendary brothers Terry and Andy Bogard.
The representatives of Kyokugenryu Karate enter the arena. Ryo Sakazaki and Robert Garcia, Ryo's best friend, shows the public the awe of the Dragon and the Tiger. But a certain girl, with her inexperience and conviction, takes the microphone for herself and boasts of her strength, as a student who still needs a lot of training, but doesn't hesitate to embarrass her teacher, also his elder brother. She is Yuri Sakazaki. And so, the Art of Fighting Team is presented, with boos, laughter and encouragement.
- ROUND 1 - 3 ~MEMBER SELECT~ (Released January 8, 2018)
The audience goes into exile with the leader of the next team. We are talking about Athena Asamiya, from the Psycho Soldier Team, who was accompanied by her friend Sie Kensou and Chin Gentsai, the master of the style "Drunken Fist".
Always vigilant. Always alert. Always watch out for any suspicious activity hanging over the KOF tournament. It's the Ikari Warriors Team, which has Leona Heidern, Ralf Jones and Clark Still. A red carpet is spread out in the middle of the arena. Around it, there are many security guards. These men are decorative figures near the shadows that enter the tournament. One of them is Billy Kane, a British who does everything to protect his boss. The other is Hein, a newly hired German butler. The two are lackeys of an ambitious man who does everything for power, Geese Howard, the most feared of South Town. They form the South Town Team.
- ROUND 1 -4 ~MEMBER SELECT~ (Released January 15, 2018)
The strength of the iron ball. The agility of metal claws. Chang Koehan and Choi Bounge want to go back to their old life of crime, and for this they have the help of a man whose words, costumes and attitudes cause strangeness to the common eyes and ears. He is Xanadu, the king of the underworld. The Villains Team comes on the scene and, soon after, a man in a gi appears and picks up the microphone for himself.
This man is nothing more, no less than Kim Kaphwan, a Taekwondo master and trying back to his side the two fugitive disciples. There is no other word that Kim loves more than justice, and his inflamed speech was full of it, shouting out against evil in all his forms. Until interrupted by a very fiery and intimate couple in front of an incredulous audience. Kim's master and president of the International Taekwondo Federation, Gang-il, and his newest lover, the mysterious Luong, form the Kim Team.
A prehistoric wrestling fighter, whose skills in the ring were unshakable. He is King of Dinosaurs. A man who is known in his country for his fantastic skills in the ring, his tiger spirit and his eye patch. He is Ramon, the wrestling champion. A woman with an angelic name and a assassin past. She has only one thing in common with her teammates: the nationality. Angel, the sexy nymphet of teasing costumes, along with the two other wrestlers, form the Mexico Team.
- ROUND 1 - 5 ~MEMBER SELECT~ (Released January 22, 2018)
A female figure enters the arena, wearing geisha clothes and a kitsune mask, as well as holding a bouquet of flowers. It may be a mysterious person in the eyes of the public, but when she strips off all her outfits, her identity is revealed. She's Mai Shiranui, heiress of the legendary family of Japan Ninjas. Another girl appears soon after, the proof of her fanaticism is in her black cap and her star-studded tank top. Alice comes as a new promise in the tournament. The Women Fighters Team is completed by a woman in masculine costumes, but with techniques with legs very effective. She's King.
A girl whose personality and clothes are too bizarre for the ordinary eyes. She is accompanied of a man whose hood hides his face and secrets, and a young woman who hides her face in a mask that belongs to an ancient art from her country. They are Sylvie Paula Paula, Kukri and Mian, members of the Official Invitation Team, guests of Antonov.
Fast fists, whose strength has already dethroned a well-known fighter, even if they have marks of a tragic accident that occurred years ago. Nelson shows the one that came when he enters the arena. A known bird in a tropical country. His owner has an exemplary gingado in her moves, but she really wants to protect her feathered friend of extinction. She is Zarina, a solar girl. But the third member of the South America Team doesn't appear right away, because he's using his ninja art to hide. Bandeiras Hattori, the precursor of Brazilian Ninjustu, comes on the scene.
- ROUND 1 - 6 ~MEMBER SELECT~ (Released February 5, 2018)
The last team appears. He is composed of an elder, whose wisdom helped two brothers and his greatest enemy, as well as several other fighters. The leader of China Team who is the grandmaster of Hakkyokuseinken master himself, Tung Fu Rue and his two last disciples, the sleepy master of Hakkyoku-Minminken with a pillow named Meitenkun, and the last but not least, the cape-like jacket and headset wearing master of the illusionary Hakkyoku-Gen’Eiken, Shun’ei. With all 15 official listed team has gathered, the tournament is finally begin.
- Chapter 2
- ROUND 2 - 1 ~ORDER SELECT~ (Released February 15, 2018)
On the other side during the beginning of the tournament’s first round, something cracked on the top of the sky. A girl who dressed as shrine maiden like in a Samurai era and her pet hawk predicts this crack will led a bad phenomena during the tournament matches, sensing the soul of deceased evil ones comes from the cracks.
Cut to The King of Fighters tournament rules in Super Antonov Arena: 1. If a team wins 2-0, will be automatically a winner. 2. Ring out also occured in certain selected stages. 3. 10 counts of the fighters unable to get up also occured. The first match will be... none other than the fated battle between Japan and Yagami Teams.
- ROUND 2 - 2 ~ORDER SELECT~ (Released January 26, 2018)
The fated battle between Japan and Yagami Teams is about to begin. However, only the leaders of respective teams, Kyo and Iori, appear in the Arena while the others are nowhere to be seen.
Kyo felt something suspicious on his teammates punctuality. Iori on the other hand, was not interested in his teammates, his only concern is defeating his rival. Both are focused on their unstoppable fated battle, which begins now in Maximum Tension and Burn to Fight !!
- Chapter 3
- ROUND 3 - 1 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released March 12, 2018)
On the other side during Kyo and Iori’s fated battle in their first match inside Antonov’s office, Antonov’s assistant Yakov is suprised that this fated battle is highly rated by the viewers earlier, but feared that the other four of two fighters of their respective teammates won’t come.
However, Antonov tells his Yakov not needing to summon the four fihters back to their respective teams, and leave alone their respective leaders’ highly rated fated battle, causing Yakov even worried more. Outside the tournament one of Kyo’s teammates, Benimaru and Daimon happened to be late for the tournament in separate ways, where Benimaru helps his fan girls who were stranded in forest to find the Arena’s location, while Daimon uses a train owned by Antonov to get to the Arena as fast as he can.
Unfortunately, both Benimaru and Daimon found Mature and Vice respectively, who were briefly disguised as civilians in attempt to kill them without any blink before the match starts, but both Japan Team members manage to notice their killing intents, leading the fights begin outside the Arena instead. Daimon, who got injured earlier by Vice is disgraced of her dirty Sucker Punch attacks means dishonorable for a fighter, but Vice claimed that she’s not much of a fighter.
- ROUND 3 - 2 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released March 26, 2018)
Though Kyo and Iori’s match continues, Antonov officials got an emergency interrupted announcement of the leaders’ respective team members began to fight outside the Arena separately instead, with the monitor recorded by the cameramen inside the helicopter found where the four of two remaining members fights. It is then, the Antonov officials decide to allow three battles in the same time, lives. Kyo realize why Iori always have highly suspicious of Mature and Vice’s plot behind the latter‘s back.
- Chapter 4
- ROUND 4 - 1 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released April 9, 2018)
As Benimaru’s battle against Mature in the forest begins, Benimaru attempt to counter Mature’s claw attacks with his Raikou-ken. However, it was a dirty trap by Mature on having Benimaru accidentally electrifies his own fan girls as well, due to the forest’s wet damp around him will cause the surroundings electrified as well, so Benimaru turned off his Raikou-ken before it kills his own fans and must fight without his thunder. Even much worst during Daimon and Vice’s battle on the top of the train, Vice attempt to endanger the civilians by knocking out the conductor and to make sure no one will stop the train, even enrage Daimon even more for Vice’s villainous act. Back in Benimaru and Mature’s battle, Benimaru is struggling against Mature, due to the her villanous set-up which forces him to hold back his thunder attacks.
- ROUND 4 - 2 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released April 23, 2018)
Goro also have a struggle on trying to hold back his full power while fighting against Vice for the sake of the endangered civilians. Just as Vice knocks Daimon with Catastrophe feet grapple, the civilians from front train manage to get out safely before the train where Vice and Daimon crashes along with the civilians in this. As Mature manage to overpower Benimaru, she tells Benimaru that "you know who" is coming back.
- Chapter 5
- ROUND 5 - 1 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released May 14, 2018)
As the resurrection of the master whom Mature and Vice use to serve is finally near, Goro finally caught her off-guard, by taking her away from the top of the train and finally use his full power against her, knocking with Konten Otoshi after weakening with Jiraishin. Once Vice is knocked out, Daimon attempt to stop the train, giving the civilians a great opportunity to brake the train and saving them at last. As Mature is about to kill Benimaru, when he realize she is indeed planning on resurrect none other than Orochi, Benimaru also realize since he is binded above the ground by her, and Mature still have the strings on her fingers, which binds Benimaru, he use his Elecollider to knock her out, telling her that Team Japan will never lose to someone like Orochi.
- ROUND 5 - 2 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released May 28, 2018)
Although both Mature and Vice are defeated, they can still send the fragments of Orochi’s powers, in a form of black lightning (temporarily Orochi’s signature skull aura) to the top of the crack in the sky that appeared out of now, then went to the body of Iori to eliminate Kyo, turning the Yagami into his wild form.
Orochi’s transfer into Iori’s body also caught the attetion of a mysterious girl with a Samurai era shrine maiden dress and her pet hawk, even Kyo, who is now at a dire situation against his fallen rival.
- Chapter 6
- ROUND 6 - 1 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released June 11, 2018)
Although none aware of what happened to Iori, as the fight continues, Kyo’s life is in danger. While watching Kyo and Iori’s battle, Shun’ei ask his master Tung why Iori’s fighting style becomes so brutal, but Tung remained silent and serious, knowing Iori is not himself in this state. Benimaru began to rush to Kyo’s aid via helicopter passage, with his friend’s life is at a dire situation against the Orochi Iori.
Benimaru believes that the last time he remembered correctly back in the 90s tournaments, Hakkeshu, whom Mature and Vice being part of was already disbanded due to the death of its Four Heavenly Kings. Benimaru realizes that Mature and Vice chose Iori as the new host of Orochi, since to the latter’s clan made a blood pact with the serpent back in the ancient times after Orochi’s first physical defeat, then second defeat in 90s due to Orochi’s second Chris was destroyed when the serpent was sealed.
- ROUND 6 - 2 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released June 25, 2018)
Kyo keeps struggling on fighting his uncontrollable wild rival. As Orochi Iori slashes the Arena’s rope behind Kyo, he uses Ya Sakazuki to lure Kyo into having no choice defending the civilians behind the latter, giving Orochi Iori a brutal opening attack with Yatagarasu.
As a referee about to count, he noticed something even badder is about to be happen surrounding Orochi Iori, as the latter maniacally laugh over his now heavily scarred rival. According to the girl with a Samurai era shrine maiden dress, there is something malevolent surrounding Iori and controlling him like a puppet with strings from above, in form of a eerie hand, not just Orochi, but also came from entire different universe, referring as “Wei Kamu”.
- Chapter 7
- ROUND 7 - 1 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released July 9, 2018)
The real name of a shrine maiden in samurai era is revealed to be none other than Nakoruru, an actual shrine maiden from the era of Samurai Shodown who is indeed travelled to the future of present day due to its source of phenomenal timeline interference appearing in her home timeline, leading her to the future of present day of King of Fighters. She and her pet hawk, who is named Mamahaha began to fly towards to the tournament stadium to save Iori from being controlled a malevolent hand which kept his Orochi blood berserk.
Kyo, who is heavily injured manage to get up to take his time distract Orochi Iori. By luck, Nakoruru, Mamahaha, and Benimaru arrived to help Kyo as Orochi Iori distracted, with Benimaru uses Raiha Jin Oh-Ken to paralyze Orochi Iori, just as Nakoruru cut the malevolent hand’s strings off Iori’s body. Despite Benimaru’s dumbfound on saving Kyo without thinking of safe landing, Daimon arrived in time behind to crowd of fans, catches Benimaru safely. With Orochi Iori is weakened, Kyo grabs him to snapped Iori back to his sense.
- ROUND 7 - 2 ~JAPAN TEAM VS. YAGAMI TEAM~ (Released July 23, 2018)
Within his own conscious Iori wakes up to see himself immobilized by snakes, before he could process the situation Orochi's marking appears on his chest along with his hair slowly turning white. Once Iori became aware of Orochi's presence the snakes turned into hands. The hands grabbed Iori while chanting the word "power".
Iori realizes that the hands are absorbing Orochi's power from within him. On the outside world, the strings that Nakoruru severed began to regenerate. Kyo tells Iori that he can't escape and unleashes his 524 Shiki: Kamukura technique, he then tells Iori that he can't remain asleep forever and those words allowed Iori to resist the Riot of the Blood and begin to use his own flames to burn the mysterious hands and its strings which surprises Nakoruru. After everything was settled Iori tells Kyo to get off him, and the moment he releases his grip they both deliver the finishing blow ending their fight in a Double K.O. Happy that there are warriors in this world as well, Nakoruru leaves with Mamahaha. With Japan Teams victory, the tournament advances to the next fight!
- Chapter 8
- ROUND 8 - 1 ~INTERVAL~ (Released August 13, 2018)
At night, Team China are having a training in a Training Room within Antonov Super Arena. However, Shun’ei’s red color illusionary left arm went haywire for temporary when they finish the training, as the team’s master Tung claim it has something to do with a previous battle between Kyo and Iori.
The scene later explains the origins of Tung’s last two disciples. Once Shun’ei and Meitenkun finish their first step of training, Tung finally brought them the world of King of Fighters tournaments to gain more experiences, as a beginning to life normally. At the hospital room where all Team Japan members are hospitalized caused by Team Yagami, it is confirmed that only Kyo lost to Iori officially, as Kyo claimed it is because Benimaru and an unknown maiden known as Nakoruru interferes the match, and the blame is on Benimaru mostly for breaking the rules, despite trying to save both Kyo and Iori from turning the tournament into a bloodshed battle. The Team Japan soon cut the discussion to focus on Mature and Vice’s plot on reviving Orochi and even much worst ones that the serpent, in which Kyo and Iori, even Nakoruru felt it too.
Although Iori won the match officially, despite his team’s lost, Iori swears he will kill Kyo someday. Before departing, Mature and Vice were even unexpectedly to have a mysterious backer which came out of the crack controlled Iori into his wild state, at least they are still relive of having their plans work well to revive Orochi, and will keep continue to haunt turn Iori into Orochi on the possible future tournaments.
- ROUND 8 - 2 ~INTERVAL~ (Released August 27, 2018)
On the next day, the next match is a battle between Team China and Art of Fighting/Kyokugen Team. Although Team China arrived in Antonov’s Arena, the female announcer found the Kyokugen Team is at an abandoned building, demonstrate their signature Kyokugen Martial Arts, such as
Ryo's karate chops the ice bricks on the top of the building which also being chopped through in the middle of those bricks, while Yuri and Robert cracks the building’s pillars on its lower floor with their kicks, then the Kyokugen trio finally went outside far away from the building to destroy it in half with the signature super projectile move Haoh Sho Koh Ken as the final demonstration.
With the Kyokugen Karate demonstration is finished, the first match between Shun'ei and Ryo begins in Burn to Fight !!.
- Chapter 9
- ROUND 9 - 1 ~TEAM CHINA VS. ART OF FIGHTING TEAM~ (Released September 10, 2018)
Although by the time when the fight between Shun'ei and Ryo begins, Yuri unknowingly meant about Shun'ei to be “scary”, causing him ended up distracted by the awful past relating to his cursed illusionary power.
Thankfully, Ryo notice this, and attempt to snap Shun'ei back on his feet and let his full power out through their fists, which it works, as the real battle has finally begin.
- ROUND 9 - 2 ~TEAM CHINA VS. ART OF FIGHTING TEAM~ (Released September 24, 2018)
Shun'ei begins the fight by applying a materialized magic to his hand as Ryo deflects. The Kyokugenryu's master runs after his opponent, reaching his blind spot. But Master Tung's young apprentice attacks him with his powers, throwing him to the other side of the arena. The other members of the teams are astounded with such power.
Ryo rises and reacts, triggering a quick action of Shun'ei, to which the master of the Kyokugenryu takes advantage to apply one of the most famous blows, the Hao Shoko Huken. After taking the blow, Shun'ei reflects on the teachings he received while his master tells him that his pupil still does not know the world. And the young fighter says he's excited about it. Ryo, on the other side, realizes that his opponent wants to take the fight seriously.
- Chapter 10
- ROUND 10 - 1 ~TEAM CHINA VS. ART OF FIGHTING TEAM~ (Released October 8, 2018)
The fight goes on. Shun'ei, ready to show his true power and telling himself that he will control him, throws his coat and headphones and invokes a mysterious aura of power.
Old Tung reflects that the two image limiters, the jacket and the headphones, when removed, caused this. With a huge fury, Shun'ei goes with everything on top of Ryo. The karate master deviates from all the attacks of the young fighter, when he is attacked with an evil speed. With his powers in absolute disarray, Shun'ei tells himself that he wants to beat him in the best way possible, when his strength blossoms violently and uncontrollably. The members of the teams and the audience are apprehensive, and Ryo is amazed with such emanated power.
- ROUND 10 - 2 ~TEAM CHINA VS. ART OF FIGHTING TEAM~ (Released October 22, 2018)
The situation is tense. On one side, Shun'ei awakening his power, on the other the audience and the teams startled. Nakoruru, watching the fight, compares one of the hands awakened by Tung's young apprentice to the black hand that controlled Iori in his Riot of the Blood in his fight against Kyo. She notes that the rift that appeared during the fight with the two archenemies did not appear in this fight.
In the ring, Ryo remains amazed at such power, but tells Shun'ei that the reason for his fear is "his own power." And challenges him, saying that the young man will not be able to defeat the "Invincible Dragon." In this, Shun'ei advances, without mercy, on the new master of the Kyokugen, who falls to the ground, with the nose full of blood.
When Shun'ei thought the fight was won, Ryo appears and applies his fatal blow, the Ichigeki Hissatsu: Tenchi Haoh Ken, punching the young uncontrollable fighter unconscious to the other side of the arena. Upon awakening, back to normal, Shun'ei, with the company of Meitenkun and Tung, watch the audience applauding the fight ended. Ryo greets his young opponent, who does not know if he is afraid of his power. Tung tells the young master of karate that his disciple still does not know much of the world. Ryo says he wants to face him again, when he dominates his power, and asks him to strive.
Shun'ei asks his grandpa if the KOF is high level, and the old master confirms. The young man says he wants to continue fighting because he has not yet fought against the notorious Kyo Kusanagi. Meitenkun says his friend changed his expression after the fight, a good sign.
The next fight is announced. It will be between The Mightiest Tiger Robert Garcia and the Sacred Fist Tung Fu Rue.
- Chapter 11
- ROUND 11 - 1 ~TEAM CHINA VS. ART OF FIGHTING TEAM~ (Released November 12, 2018)
At the beginning of the fight, the narrator questions about the "holy fist" of Tung Fu Rue. He talks about why Antonov is a self-proclaimed champion, even though the KOF has had several organizers over the years, and underscores Tung's first formal participation in the tournament, due to two reasons: being on a level that transcends victory and defeat and not show your true strength.
On the side of the arena, Yuri trembles in fear to know that Robert fights with the Legendary Sacred Fist. Ryo is not shaken, and says that the Italian has the strength almost equal to his. The new pupils of the elder also show concern. Shun'ei comments that he has never won a training with Grandpa, as he likes to call him, and that he has never seen him in a real fight. In the fighting ring, Tung asks Robert to show "his true strength." And so, the fight begins.
Robert relinquishes his Kyokugen kicks. Tung, with his eyes closed, deflects, saying that it is an easy hit to counterattack. The old master enhances the other senses with the technique of closed eyes. A skill cultivated after years of training with his disciples, of the most varied types and behaviors.
Meanwhile, Robert continues to attack with his kicks.
- ROUND 11 - 2 ~TEAM CHINA VS. ART OF FIGHTING TEAM~ (Released November 26, 2018)
Robert continues to deliver his kicks, spending his arsenal. And one of the kicks hits Tung. But the recovery is immediate, and even greater is the reaction of the audience, who is startled.
The old master gathers enough ki to attack his opponent, who takes on a muscular shape. This shocks Robert, who reacts with his Haoh Sho Ko Ken, without success. Tung rebounds the magic with enough force to defeat the Italian. One point for the China Team.
- Chapter 12
- ROUND 12 - 1 ~TEAM CHINA VS. ART OF FIGHTING TEAM~ (Released December 10, 2018)
The last fight begins to be rehearsed. Meitenkun, the somnambulist boy, is already in the arena. Meanwhile, in the audience, Ryo and Robert comment on what they will do after the tournament. The new Kyokugen master says he will train in the mountains, which counts with the disapproval of his Italian friend. Yuri interrupts them both, boasting of having a card up their sleeve. Ryo looks with a certain disapproval, and Robert does not contain the enthusiasm.
The fight begins. Yuri begins delivering his first blow: a magic copied from Shun'ei. Tung says that it is just a mimic, as well as all the blows of the youngest Sakazaki. Ryo comments that his sister is quite talented towards him and Robert, but a weak point stands out. Meanwhile, Yuri dispels his technique in Meitenkun, which annuls it immediately and causes him surprise. But she does not faint and tries to deliver another copy, this time inspired by Tung. Again, overturned by Meitenkun. This infuriates his brother.
Ryo comments on her sister's weak point: she imitates any blow and movement, but her mood prevents her from making the most of her technique, weakening her. Tung points out that his sleeping disciple accumulates ki enough to overcome it, for a sleeping body facilitates the accumulation of this powerful energy.
Meitenkun counterattacks with an explosion of power, defeating Yuri and securing the victory of the China Team.
- ROUND 12 - 2 ~TEAM CHINA VS. ART OF FIGHTING TEAM~ (Released December 24, 2019)
The teams greet each other after the fight. Shun'ei thanks Ryo for the lesson learned during the fight, Robert greets Tung and Yuri revolts with Meitenkun's sleep.
Robert takes advantage to promote the restaurant of Takuma, the patriarch of the style Kyokugen. Yuri takes the plunge, and says the restaurant is a great way to recharge the batteries. The Italian says his master serves great grilled meat. Tung declines because he doesn't eat meat. Not to lose a potential client, Robert and Yuri say there are other foods besides meat on the menu.
Yuri turns to Shun'ei and asks if he likes yanikiniku, and the young man asks what it is, with Tung responding that it is grilled meat, much to the amazement of Robert and Yuri. The two invite the rival team to eat the Yankiniku Kyokugen, awakening Ryo's ancestral fury.
Kyokugen's new master says he does not want to know about his father's restaurant because they have lost training just to manage it. Both argue that this may be an excellent advertisement to the establishment. To the contrary, Ryo accepts, but not without first making a pilgrimage in the mountains. Robert and Yuri rush past an enraged Ryo, both rejecting the proposal.
Back in the dormitory, the three Chinese remember how the Art of Fighting Team is funny. Tung remarks that the grilled meat will stand for a next opportunity, under revolt of Shun'ei and Meitenkun. Tung then feels someone coming. Shun'ei finds grace, and this one approaches, frightening him. Leona Heidern, a young soldier who has a dangerous blood in her veins, talks to the young man. She says the two look alike, but the difference between them is that he does not trust his friends, and must have someone around to counter the revolt of his power. After this interaction, Leona leaves, and Shun'ei asks who she is. Tung tells her pupil that the girl has had a more difficult past than his, because she suffers from the same influence as Iori. Both enter the dormitory, and Meitenkun becomes angry, saying that only he understands Shun-chan.
Heidern Fleet, rise moon night. Leona enters the base, saying that the target has been contacted. Upon entering, she meets with her teammates and superiors, Colonel Ralf Jones and Lieutenant Clark Still.
- Chapter 13
- ROUND 13 - 1 ~TEAM BRIEFING~ (Released January 14, 2019)
An old cartel existed during the turn of the millennium. The main objective: the domination of the world, having as weapon a very advanced technology. This was the NESTS cartel, whose leader, Igniz, longed to be a god. For this, they used the KOF tournament as bait to gather data from several humans around the world, but were detained. Igniz, in despair, destroyed his satellite fortress, taking himself along with the explosion. NESTS has been extinguished, or at least we have been led to believe.
During the KOF interval, Antonov cries watching a film of a child holding his dog.
Antarctica, days ago. Ralf Jones investigates some suspicions with his soldiers, and realizes the target of his investigation covered of ice. In this, the base implodes itself, frightening it.
Heidern Fleet, in a port in Russia. Secret meeting among the members of the Ikari Warriors Team. They discuss the events that Ralf witnessed in Antarctica, together with leaked information. Ralf then shows a black cloth rest with a well-known X among the debris of the base: the NESTS symbol. They suppose that some members of the cartel remain and that they are interfering in the current KOF tournament, but nothing conclusive yet. Clark reports on what happened during the fight between Kyo and Iori, showing the picture of the heir of the Yagami clan having their blood revolt. Ralf asks if there's a chance that Orochi might be returning, and Clark says he's questioning the Japan Team. Kyo replies, with his characteristic arrogance, that he was "something different than Orochi."
Leona, questioned by Ralf, agrees with the heir of the Kusanagi clan. Clark then shows the black hand that controlled Iori during his revolt. The lieutenant says there was a distortion in the gravitational field, and Leona suspects that the hand has to do with Shun'ei. Leona talks about the young man's ability and says he has nothing to do with Orochi. Clark shows another photo, with a giant crack in the sky, under the Antonov Super Arena.
The team decides to concentrate its forces in investigating these forces that devastate the current tournament and to fight them.
- ROUND 13 - 2 ~TEAM BRIEFING~ (Released January 28, 2019)
Waiting room for the next fight. Mexico Team. A woman with white hair prepares to wear the top of her uniform. Meanwhile, memories of his old work come to light. And a man, in his thoughts, says "traitors." Angel tells herself that she's been listening to this a lot these days, and she recalls that NESTS, the organization she worked for and that is responsible for her (genetically modified) overwhelming strength, has been destroyed for some time. And leave it there.
Someone knocks on the door. Angel asks to enter. They are his teammates, the mercenary and free wrestler Ramon and King of Dinosaurs, a new wrestler that in the past had been someone of respect in the ring. They shout into the room. Ramon remembers his purpose to enter the KOF: make Angel an "angel of justice" and forget about the dark past of NESTS. But the nymph doesn't even care. She thinks she deserves such a title and is bored of doing good things, even helping to bring down her old cartel.
A flashback invades his mind from the moment she joined the Mexico Team. She fights with her masked partner, at Ramon's request, and knocks him out of sorts, earning the title of which she disdains. After all this, a crowd of children enter, at the request of Ramon, shouting the name of the former NESTS. Ramon tells her that for the children Angel is already a hero, and asks to respond to the incentives, to which she responds that if she wins, she asks the children to stop calling her an "angel of justice", for that is much tacky.
After this, Ramon quarrels with Angel, saying that this is not something to say to the children. She replies that she became so intoxicated with the wrestler's speech that she overcame herself. In this, the word "traitors" echoes in his head, causing Ramon and Dinosaur to be frightened. Angel says it's nothing.
NESTS Remaining Secret Base, in an unknown desert location. The cover of Igniz's clothing, which the cartel recovered from the bottom of the ocean, is encapsulated. The members make conjectures about the cover, confirming the influence of their former master on the current tournament, and also on the slit that hangs on the main stage. They also comment on the cartel's traitors (the K' Team, Angel and Sylvie), saying that the chips implanted in it still work, and will use them to the maximum. They start the new phase of the program 70599, which will occur during the next fight, especially the photo of Angel.
- Chapter 14
- ROUND 14 - 1 ~ IKARI TEAM VS. MEXICO TEAM~ (Released February 11, 2019)
A new fight is announced. The first team appears in an aircraft. The Ikari Warriors is the first to be announced. In his dormitory, Shun'ei watches on TV, wondering how Leona fights.
The other team, Mexico Team, appears jumping in the arena. Angel throw away his wings, relying on the unconditional support of the fans. The nymph says she'll do everything right during the fight.
At that moment, a robotic mosquito appears. A work of the remnants of NESTS to spy on their traitors. The group leader checks if everything is ready, and gives the signal, asking if the traitor is taking advantage of heroine's fame.
The first round is announced: the Silent Soldier Leona vs. Angel of Justice. Ramon and Dinosaur asked for this title to be announced. Angel tells herself that "the two annoying will pay her for spreading a title she doesn't like around the world". The fight begins.
Leona goes with everything up to Angel, throwing her hands and causing an explosion. The crowd revolts, saying it's cheating, and Ralf and Clark says there was nothing in the rules about "banning explosive gloves." Leona says she has no intention of honestly facing a modified human, and throws another explosion. Angel leaves unharmed.
When Leona tries to make another explosion, Angel holds her hand tight, saying that she hates one sided fights and that she was holding back in order to entertain the audience, but that she's starting to get bored so it's her turn to counterattack.
- ROUND 14 - 2 ~IKARI TEAM VS. MEXICO TEAM~ (Released February 25, 2019)
Angel launches a series of attacks in Leona, which tries to retaliate, without success. The crowd of fans are going crazy, and Colonel Ralf shows concern.
Ramon thinks that although the former NESTS is modified, it does not need to rely on special techniques because it relies on strength, reflexes and physical abilities very well.
As Angel strikes his last blow, the robotic mosquito activates an antenna under the orders of a remnant of NESTS. She falls to the floor, surprising everyone. When she rises, a star is visible in her eyes. It's the symbol of NESTS. The cartel member begins operation 70599, controlling Angel.
- Chapter 15
- ROUND 15 - 1 ~IKARI TEAM VS. MEXICO TEAM~ (Released March 11, 2019)
As the evil remnants of NESTS controlling Angel to kill Leona, only the fellow Mexican and Ikari Warriors Team members, including Angel’s fan-children, noticed her brainwashed state.
The spectating Ikari Warriors and Mexican Team members are informed that evil NESTS remnants’s mind control device is nearby outside the arena, and spread out to find the evil NESTS’ device to save both Leona and Angel from their critical situations.
When Leona is upper-handed by the brainwashed Angel, the Wei Kamu phenomenal began to haywire her cursed Orochi blood into Orochi Leona, as part of the evil NESTS remnants’ plan to achieve another Orochi-based data since Iori, by using Angel as a human sacrifice to absorb the power.
Thankfully, Ralf manage to snap Leona back to her sense on time, and allowing her to fully control her Riot of the Blood form once more.
- ROUND 15 - 2 ~IKARI TEAM VS. MEXICO TEAM~ (Released March 25, 2019)
As the bout resumes, the evil NEST remnants keep monitoring the fight and mention that Angel's power its decreasing while Leona keeps getting stronger as the fight progresses. One of the NESTS members mentions that Leona seems to be absorbing the energy in Angel's blood but other member tells him not to worry, that the main priority is to draw more power from Leona and that Angel is disposable and will become a human sacrifice (Angel hears all of this).
A full-powered clash between the two fighters causes a disastrous quake across the staging arena. As the Mexican children are about to be crashed by a falling metal balcony caused by her and Leona’s powerful clash, Angel manages to temporarily break free from NESTS’ mind control and goes to save them while calling out the NEST remnants by telling them she heard them and asking them "who's disposable?" This gives both the Ikari Warriors and Mexican Team enough time to find the mind control device and destroy it quickly before Angel looses her mind again. After discovering the device's location at bay’s pole nearby the jets, Leona destroys it using her earring grenade.
Despite their failure, the evil NESTS remnants got all the first data needed before continuing their next plan on the next matches with using one of another NESTS’ surviving subjected agents within the tournament, just as the phenomenal crack closes.
Due to Angel’s exhaustion caused by evil NESTS remnants’ mind control device on her, it may signals her match lost, much to Leona’s confusion when she noticed her sleeping.
- Chapter 16
- ROUND 16 - 1 ~IKARI TEAM VS. MEXICO TEAM~ (Released April 8, 2019)
A famous fighter in the wrestling ring. An ace of the grapples, whose fame stood out for his griffon mask. But a humiliating defeat and disapperance made him change his mask and take on a new identity. From Tizoc to King of Dinosaurs.
After all post-fight events, the Heidern Fleet was partially destroyed and Angel was taken on a hospital stretcher, asleep. Leona also estimates the damages caused by her fight with the former NESTS doormat. In one of the dormitories, Shun'ei remembers, with admiration, how Leona acted during the fight, especially as she intentionally activated the Riot of the Blood, and calls Meitenkun to train.
The next fight is announced. King of Dinosaurs, on the Mexican side, vs. Clark, on the Army side. The lieutenant, because he likes to watch wrestling, distrusts the identity of his opponent. And it is with such mistrust in mind that the fight begins.
Both test your strength. Clark provokes Dinosaur, who retaliates by scratching and biting him. The audience boo, Ramon also provokes, saying that Leona also cheated; the soldier says he did his best within the rules.
The fight heats up. Clark attacks with his famous blows. By the time he plays Dinosaur on high, the prehistoric fighter counterattacks. The soldier says, after receiving all these attacks, that his opponent doesn't have the profile of Heel. Dinosaur re-attacks.
- ROUND 16 - 2 ~IKARI TEAM VS. MEXICO TEAM~ (Released April 22, 2019)
Dinosaur grabs Clark and takes him up into the air. But the lieutenant has a card up his sleeve: he grabs the prehistoric fighter and throws him to the ground, consecrating the Ikari Team's victory.
Not content to win, Clark forcefully pulls off his opponent's mask, under protests from Ramon and the audience. Behold, underneath the dinosaur mask, another one is revealed: the griffon. Tizoc appears, covered with shame. This attitude disqualifies Clark.
The Antonov-girl hurries to announce Dinosaur as winner. But the fighter confesses his real identity, which the audience already knew. The audience weeps wondering why Tizoc turned into a dinosaur. Already the masked griffon pitied himself, saying that he was out of his mind. And then he reassumes himself as the famous wrestling fighter beloved by Mexico.
After all this, he asks Clark why he gave up the easy victory, and the lieutenant says there are more important things to win. Clark asks for an autograph of Tizoc, annoying his teammates. After all these events, the next fight is announced: Colonel Ralf Jones vs. The Tiger Ramon.