Benimaru Nikaido debuted as one of the completely new characters in The King of Fighters ’94 by SNK for Arcades and the NeoGeo where he was introduced as one of the three members of the Japan Team.

He returned in all later King of Fighter’s main series games and made it also into Capcom vs SNK (2000)  and its sequel as a playable character.

Benimaru, whose nickname is “The Shooting Star” is using the Shoot Boxing Martial Arts style which includes many kickboxing elements.

Benimaru from KOF on Game-Art-HQ

Benimaru Nikaido from the King of Fighters Games: an Overview

Charactername: Benimaru Nikaido
  Developed /Created by SNK
Gameseries: King of Fighters & Spinoff Games
  First seen in: Arcades
First Game: King of Fighters’94   Year first seen in: 1994
Last Game: King of Fighters XIII (2011)   Birthplace: Japan
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Shoot Boxing
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Benimaru Nikaido

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King of Fighters XIII (2010)

Benimaru Nikaido KOF XII Official Art 

King of Fighters XII (2009)

Benimaru Nikaido KOFXI Official Art

King Of Fighters XI (2005)


King of Fighters Neowave (2004)

Benimaru KOF 2003 Official Game Art

King Of Fighters 2003

Benimaru KOF 2002 Official Game Art

King Of Fighters 2002


Capcom vs. SNK 2 (2001)

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King Of Fighters 2001

Benimaru KOF2000 Art

King Of Fighters 2000



Benimaru Nikaido in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Benimaru is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Benimaru Nikaido

Benimaru KOF Fan Art

Benimaru from KOF

by Tovio Rogers