Heike Kagero
Snes heike kagero
Rated at 120 lbs. (54 kg)
Nationality Japanese
Age 19
From Osaka, Japan
Stance Orthodox
First appearance Super Punch-Out!! (February 1994)
Boxing record
Rank #2 World Circuit
Total fights 22
Wins 14
Losses 8
Heike Kagero made his only appearance in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!! as the second boxer in the World Circuit. He is a Japanese kabuki as well as a standard bishonen and a spiritual successor of Great Tiger.

His name in Japanese characters (as given in the Japanese version of Super Punch-Out!!) is 平家陽炎. "Heike" is his surname rather than his given name, since Japanese names are given surname first.


Super Punch-Out!! (1994)Edit

Sprite heike kagero

In the SNES version of Super Punch-Out!!, he sometimes swings his long hair against his opponent. He also does his "mirage dance", which is similar to the way Great Tiger moves around before throwing his 'Tiger Punch' in the Super Punch-Out!! arcade, but a lot faster. Every time he knocks down his opponent, he dances in the corner while waiting for his opponent to stand up. His palette swap is Dragon Chan. He's one of the few boxers who can get up at the count of 9.

His "Mirage Dance" is followed up with random attacks. The attack could be either Heike flicking his hair, throwing a punch to the chest or performing three punches to the face consecutively. If he wins the match, he will brush his hair aside and run his glove in front of his neck along with him going "Woooo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoooo!". Instead, if you run out of time, he will brush his hair three times.



  • "Be gentle with me, please. Hoo, hoo, hoo, hooo!" (first match)
  • "Uh oh! Is it you again?" (rematch)
  • "You are so strong. Hoo, hoo, hoo, hooo." (endgame)
  • "Eih!" (When recieving a KO Punch)
  • "Guuuh!" (When knocked down or dizzied.)
  • ''Woooo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoooo!'' (Victory)
  • "Show him the mirage dance". (his cornerman, telling him to use random attacks)


  • Heike Kagero is the youngest opponent in Super Punch-Out!! and in the series, excluding Little Mac.
  • He and Dragon Chan are the only pallete swaps who don't share voices at all.
  • If the game is paused post knockout but pre-grunt, then unpaused, a small glitch can be heard where Heike Kagero's voice echoes.
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Super Punch-Out!! (1985) Bear Hugger · Dragon Chan · Vodka Drunkenski · Great Tiger · Super Macho Man
Punch-Out!! (1987) Little Mac · Doc Louis · Glass Joe · Von Kaiser · Piston Honda · Don Flamenco · King Hippo · Great Tiger · Bald Bull · Soda Popinski · Mr. Sandman · Super Macho Man · Mike Tyson/Mr. Dream
Super Punch-Out!! (1994) Little Mac · Gabby Jay · Bear Hugger · Piston Hurricane · Bald Bull · Bob Charlie · Dragon Chan · Masked Muscle · Mr. Sandman · Aran Ryan · Heike Kagero · Mad Clown · Super Macho Man · Narcis Prince · Hoy Quarlow · Rick Bruiser · Nick Bruiser
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