Japanese Sports Bike (Destroyed, can be bought a new one at the Car Dealer on Palermo, Italy)
Triad Chief: You came so far to die! you could've chosen a more peaceful location.
Kiro: I have no intentions of dying!
-Kiro confronting the Triad Chief.
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Kiro is the son of a well known family with direct ties to the Japanese mafia; better known as the Yakuza. He was one of the best assassins of his clan and with a portfolio garnished with so many assassinations it’s no surprise that he quickly became one of the best killers in the orient. His dexterity with all types of Samurai weapons would become essential and his expertise. One day his youngest brother, Kienji, would lose his life because of the internal corruption that was raging among the organisation. From that day Kiro’s anger exploded into a black vengeance. He would quickly discover who the guilty was; Vinnie! (See Sift Renegade 2) Although he would also discover that the hit was ordered from within his own clan. After much bloodshed Kiro and Vinnie would put their rivalry aside and find a common ground. In that same instance an unpredictable association would be formed between the three! From there Sift Heads World – Act 1 is born!
A real modern Samurai. Kiro was once known as the best killer of his clan, the Yakuza. But after a betrayal and the killing of his brother he has rebelled against the group, murdering all those responsible or anyone who got in his way. Certainly the best of the team when it comes to persuasive tactics.
Kiro has one confirmed sibling, his younger brother, Kienji, who was killed during Sift Heads 4. According to that mission's details, the younger brother was planning a revolt with other young members of the Yakuza against the older members. Vinnie was hired to stop the revolt by killing the brother while he was being flanked by two guards.
- Kiro is a fan of sport bikes, which is his signature means of transportation in the Sift Heads series.
- If Kiro stays idle during the Sift Renegade games, he will begin stretching and cracking his neck.
- He always carry his katana on his back, but it can only be used during the Sift Renegade games (not including action scenes during Sift Heads World).
- Depending on which character is chosen during SHW- Act 5, Kiro can get injured by the rocket launcher that overturns the bounty hunters' jeep.
- If he is chosen during SHW-Act 3, he may accidentally walk into the safehouse's bathroom while Shorty is bathing. She will ask him, "Are you trying to make Vinnie jealous?" He will quickly respond, "Sorry, wrong door!"
- Often annoys Vinnie by teasing about his age. ("You even look like an old, retired bounty hunter..."; "At least your girl is young!")
- It is a rumor that his last name is either Takahashi, or Yamamoto.
- The Kanji on his katana reads "Umeruto" (梅根 Blossom Stem), this could be the katana's name.
- He is the only Playable character in Sift Heads World not to wear glasses.
Relationship with other ProtangonistEdit
After Kiro killed several members of the Triads he found out that they hired Vinnie to kill his brother, Kienji. Kiro then kidnaps Shorty in order to lure Vinnie and try to kill him. When Kiro got defeated by Vinnie, Vinnie spared him and tolds him to kill the one who hired him instead. Kiro then continues his Renegade and later becames Vinnie's new partner.
When Kiro finds out that Vinnie likes to live in the past, He started to make fun of him. Kiro stopped after Vinnie told him to throw himself out of his car. Kiro still liked Vinnie since he liked his equipment and has interesting missions.
After they killed Alonzo and Yumma, Kiro tried to help Vinnie from Criminal orginizations but the leaders got away. Kiro wonders how Vinnie is notorious to crime sindicates. Kiro then started to guard the safehouse gates and told Vinnie that if leaves his HQ unprotected it might get blown again.
After Kiro attemps to kidnap Shorty during his renegade. Kiro and Shorty seemed to be friendly to each other. When Kiro fought Yakuza Bikers, Shorty asked him if he needed any help.
Despite of their friendly relationship, they usually tease each other during SHW: Act 3, Shorty told Kiro that she and Vinnie will miss his enemies than himself, also when Kiro go to the bathroom while Shorty is bathing and she will say "Are you trying to make Vinnie jealous?" Kiro then apoligizes and said he is just at the wrong door and if Shorty talk to Kiro while he is playing basketball Kiro says "Don't worry I won't scratch your cooper," this could mean that Shorty is aware since Kiro might accidently break her things. She don't like when Kiro act rowdy, as shown in SHW Act 4 when Kiro jumped out of a helicopter without a parachute. Besides all that, Shorty loves Kiro as a good friend. Kiro sometimes often flirt with Shorty, but never around Vinnie, who would probably confront him.
|Sift Renegade 3||Yes||Only playable in two levels|
|Sift Heads 5||No||The main antagonist of the game. He kidnaps Shorty|
|Sift Renegade 2||Yes|
|Sift Heads World Act 1-7||Yes|
|Sift Heads Street Wars||No||Can be talked to be Vinnie in the prologue.|
Sift Heads Assault 1-3
|Yes||His eyes can be bought at the store|
|Sift Heads Cartlets 1-3||Yes (except 1 & 2)||Can only be played almost at the end of Chapter 1|
Known characters killed by KiroEdit
|Triad Chief||For being person responsible for Kienji's death.||Sift Renegade|
|Master Yuuma||For trying to kill him and Vinnie||
Sift Heads World Act 7: Ultimatum
Characters Kiro can kill at Sift Heads WorldEdit
This Characters Kiro can kill if he is chosen.
|Antony Harris||For being a corrupt chief of police||4|
|Police Comissioner||For being accociated with the Mafia||6|