Kairi is one of the playable characters in the Street Fighter EX games by Arika. He debuted in Street Fighter EX (1996) as an unlockable character in the arcade version but was playable from the start in the Playstation version Street Fighter EX +Alpha (1996), he returned in Street Fighter EX2 (1999) and Street Fighter EX3 (2000) with a visual redesign and had to be unlocked in both games.  

In the spiritual successor of Street Fighter EX, Fighting EX Layer (2017), Kairi is one of the playable characters as well. 

Kairi is the brother of Hokuto and Nanase and plays similar to the “Ansatsuken-style characters” like Ryu or Akuma. He found a power that can be described as similar to the Satsui No Hadou and Akuma’s Raging Demon technique. 


Kairi from the Street Fighter EX Games: an Overview

Charactername: Kairi   Developed /Created by  Arika
Gameseries: Street Fighter EX   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game:  Street Fighter EX   Year first seen:  1996
Last Game: Fighting EX Layer (2017)   Birthplace: Japan 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
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Has Relations to: Hokuto (Sister) Nanase (Sister)    See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Kairi from Street Fighter EX



Street Fighter V Database (2016)

Street Fighter EX3 (2000)

Street Fighter EX2 (1999) 

Street Fighter EX (1996)



Kairi in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Kairi is a part of our Street Fighter Anniversary Tribute and was drawn for it twice in 2012.



Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Kairi


Kairi from SF EX

by Tovio Rogers



Updates and Additions in Kairi’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview