Kyouko Kirisaki is a half-human half-Flame Seijin (alien) hybrid girl, who has the ability to create and control fire at will, which she uses in her TV show. Kyouko is a famous idol, best known for her role as Magical Kyouko, the fictional magical girl character and star of her television series, which Lala loves watching. The producers of her show know about her alien heritage, some being aliens themselves.
Kyouko has purple eyes and short black hair (purple hair in the original series). She is most often seen wearing her magical girl costume: a red pointy hat and cape, a white top and a blue skirt on her show. On some other occasions she is wearing clothing typical of Idols in Japan when performing on stage. Rito once noted that she resembles Haruna only with a different hair style (To-Love-Ru Darkness Chapter 28). Her 3-sizes are 85-56-85.
Kyouko is quite kind, modest and friendly to those around her. She genuinely hates perverts who assault her like the Principal and doesn't hesitate to use her fire abilities to burn them. Kyoko is also quite understandable, especially to Rito, whom she never burned whenever he sees her naked; she also finds his blushed face cute. Sometimes she tends to play with his shyness, such as asking him on a date as a joke. Eventually she starts to develop feelings for him.
At first, Kyouko was seen as a minor character, only appearing on her TV show until she made her appearance in person when Run began starring as an antagonist at her show. At the same time, it was revealed that she is an human/alien hybrid with actual fire abilities. Ever since their first meeting on her show, she and Run have done many projects together, such as debuting many songs together.
When Nana and Momo bring Rito, Lala and their friends into their virtual reality game (Chapter 93-98, OVA episode 04), they created a scantily clad virtual Kyouko as the demon king, where she temps Rito to become her boyfriend and forget Lala. Rito and the others manage to defeat her and return to the real world, where Lala and the others go back to watching the real Magical Kyouko on TV.
Kyouko reappears again when Run asks Rito to pretend to be her boyfriend, however Kyouko is able to tell they aren't really dating, but she is aware of her feelings for him and wishes her luck on getting him.
Later she shows up at Rito's school for a lecture while Run is at a recording and asks Rito to show her around. This was actually a plan to get information on him for Run. However, after she gets swarmed by fans and Rito saves her, she appears to start developing her own feelings towards Rito.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Pyrokinesis: Being half-Flame Seijin, Kyouko possesses the ability of fire manipulation, the power to create and control fire with her mind and burn whatever she may desire. She usually passes this off as magic tricks and special effects on her show during her acting role as Magical Kyōko TV series, or to defend herself from perverts like the Principal. Kyouko is also able to create constructs made of fire, such as flame lettering in the air.
- Fire Breath: She can also create fire by blowing it out of her mouth and creating huge mass of flames.
- Heat Resistance: Kyouko is practically immune to heat, for it doesn't seem to hurt her when holding flames in her hands or blowing it out of her mouth.
Relationship with Other CharactersEdit
Run first met Kyouko when she starred as a villain in her show. At first, Run didn't take too kindly to Kyouko but after getting to know her better, Run sees that Kyouko is a really kind person who listens to Run's music and even reads her blog (and finding out that Kyouko is human/alien hybrid), and they become good friends. Kyouko knows about Run's feelings towards Rito and wishes the best of luck in getting him.
In To Love-ru Darkness, she visits Sainan High and asked Rito to be her tour guide, which was part of her plan to find out what she can about him for Run, but then starts developing feelings for Rito, something she hasn't told Run about.
Ren doesn't seem to be as close to Kyouko as Run is, but she is aware of their ability to swap minds and gender through a sneeze. Kyouko has helped them from changing when she and Run are performing together, but this is no longer the necessary as the two have separate bodies now. While Kyouko and Ren were never seen together, its highly likely that the two have been acquainted to each other through Run.
They first met when Run asked Rito to meet her and pretend to be her boyfriend. Kyouko told Run that she realized about half way through that it was all pretend. Kyouko likes Rito's innocence, as when he saw her naked after a mishap, she finds him cute when he blushed. During her visit at Sainan High, to find out what she can about Rito for Run, she starts to develop feelings for him after he saved her from a swarm of rampaging fans and carried her like a princess, something she has not told Run about.
Lala is a devoted fan of hers and would always watch her show, occasionally with others like her sisters, Mikan, Celine, and even Rito. They first met when she helped repair her clothes due to Run's grenade that dissolved them. She also helped her escape the swarm of fans that were after her with an invention that teleported her and Rito inside a locker (leaving most of their clothes behind).
- Kyouko appeared as her role in Magical Kyouko TV series in Mayoi Neko Overrun! Chapter 1.
- In Episode 20 of the To Love-ru anime, the whole episode is based on her show.
- It also appears that her character is adapted from "Kyōko Kirisaki" from "Black Cat", another series by artist Yabuki Kentaro. Both characters have the same name, appearance, and the same fire-like ability.