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For detailed information about this series, see: Kiki KaiKai on Wikipedia

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Sayo-chan (Pocky), the main character of the series.

Pocky & Rocky, known as Kiki KaiKai (lit. "Mysterious Ghost World") in Japanese, is a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up video game series by Taito.

Video games

  • Kiki KaiKai (September 18, 1986), Arcade. Later released on MSX2, PC-Engine, mobile phones and PC. Rereleased for the Wii Virtual Console in 2008 and PlayStation Network in 2016.
    • Kiki KaiKai: Doutou-hen (August 28, 1987). An enhanced remake for the Famicom Disk System.
  • Pocky & Rocky (December 22, 1992). SNES. Known in Japan as KiKi KaiKai: Nazo no Kuro Manto.
  • Pocky & Rocky 2 (June 17, 1994). SNES. Known in Japan as Kiki KaiKai: Tsukiyo Soushi.
  • Pocky & Rocky with Becky (October 5, 2001). Game Boy Advance. Rereleased in 2015 for the Wii Virtual Console. Known in Japan as Kiki KaiKai Advance.
  • Kiki KaiKai Kackremboh (2006). An arrange version of the original game which adds a new boss and a playable Bonze Kackremboh from Bonze Adventure, included alongside the original game in Taito Nostalgia 2 for the "Let's! TV Play Classic" plug & play device.


  • Kiki KaiKai -Kitsune no Satoiri- (April 1, 2010). A novel by Harvest Publishing.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

5Arrow R The Fairyland Story19870903 September 03, 1987Round 42 in the MSX port of The Fairyland Story is patterned after the Puka Puka ghosts from Pocky & Rocky.3

5Arrow R Bubble Bobble19880726 July 26, 1988The world of Kiki KaiKai is featured as an island ("Kiki KaiKai Island") in the NES port of Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 and as the setting of Round B/F ("Kiki KaiKai") in Bubble Symphony, both including appearances of Sayo-chan/Pocky (the latter as an assist character), enemies and Manuke/Rocky as the area boss; Sayo-chan spawns as an item in Round 59 of Bubble Memories, Round 25 of Super Mode references the Puka Puka enemy, and there's an unlockable Kiki KaiKai bubble set in Space Puzzle Bobble.1

5Arrow R Rainbow Islands19880726 July 26, 1988The world of Kiki KaiKai is featured as an island ("Kiki KaiKai Island") in the NES port of Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2, including appearances of Sayo-chan/Pocky, enemies and Manuke/Rocky as the area boss.1

5Arrow R Demon Sword19880329 March 29, 1988The Japanese version of Demon Sword features Sayo-chan/Pocky as the heroine and she makes a cameo during the ending.1

5Arrow R The NewZealand Story198809 September 1988A secret warp room in The NewZealand Story features an arrangement of blocks resembling a Puka Puka ghost from Kiki KaiKai.3

5Arrow R Golf-kko Open19891125 November 25, 1989Sayo-chan/Pocky is a hidden opponent golfer in Golf-kko Open.1

5Arrow R The Ninja Kids1990 1990A painting of Sayo-chan/Pocky appears inside a bar in the first stage of The Ninja Kids.2

5Arrow R Puzznic19900629 June 29, 1990The PC-Engine port of Puzznic features a picture of Sayo-chan/Pocky at the end of Stage 4.1

5Arrow R Cameltry19910925 September 25, 1991Sayo-chan/Pocky is a preset ball in the Ball Edit Mode from the Sharp X68000 port of Cameltry.2

5Arrow R Bakushou!! Jinsei Gekijou19911220 December 20, 1991Sayo-chan/Pocky appears as the shrine maiden in the series starting in Bakushou!! Jinsei Gekijou 3.1

5Arrow R Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium19940812 August 12, 1994One of the players in the "Taito Planets" team from Super Kyuukyoku Harikiri Stadium 2 is named "Sayo", after Sayo-chan/Pocky.3

5Arrow R Space Invaders19940909 September 09, 1994Stage 7 in the Parody Mode of Space Invaders DX is based on Kiki KaiKai and features a playable Sayo-chan/Pocky; she's also one of the playable characters in Space Invaders '95: The Attack of Lunar Loonies and is one of the characters providing assist attacks in Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders.1

5Arrow R Touhou Project19970815 August 15, 1997Reimu Hakurei in Touhou Reiiden~ The Highly Responsive to Prayers is inspired by Sayo-chan/Pocky, and the Touhou recurring ghosts Bakebake are based off the Puka Puka from Kiki KaiKai.3

5Arrow R Pop n' Pop19982 February 1998Characters from Pocky & Rocky appear in Pop n' Pop.1

5Arrow R Castle of Shikigami2001 2001The character of Sayo Yuuki from Castle of Shikigami is based on Sayo-chan/Pocky.3

5Arrow R Power Shovel20010719 July 19, 2001A Sayo-chan/Pocky doll is one of the items to buy in the "Be A Good Buyer!" mini-game from Power Shovel.2

5Arrow R Taito Memories20050728 July 28, 2005Taito Memories Joukan and Taito Pocket Memories include Kiki KaiKai.2

5Arrow R Taito Nostalgia2006 2006Kiki KaiKai and an edited version titled Kiki KaiKai Kackremboh are included in Taito Nostalgia 2.2

4Arrow L Bonze Adventure2006 2006UNDIRECT: Bonze Kackremboh is a playable character in Kiki KaiKai Kackremboh within Taito Nostalgia 2.1

5Arrow R Taito Legends20060331 March 31, 2006Taito Legends 2 and Taito Legends: Power-Up include Kiki KaiKai.2

5Arrow R Taito Harikiri Daifugo20060713 July 13, 2006Sayo-chan/Pocky is one of the characters in Taito Harikiri Daifugo.

5Arrow R Furu Furu Park20070417 April 17, 2007One of the minigames in Furu Furu Park is a 3D recreation of Pocky & Rocky, and the character of Sayo Kaminari is based on Sayo-chan/Pocky.2


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Heavenly Guardian20071220 December 20, 2007Heavenly Guardian was originally developed as a sequel to Kiki KaiKai under the name Kiki KaiKai 2.3

5Arrow R High Score Girl2010 2010The PC-Engine Kiki Kaikai game makes a cameo in Chapter 6 of High Score Girl.2

5Arrow R Daifugo Party20100401 April 01, 2010Sayo-chan/Pocky is a playable character in Daifugo Party.1

5Arrow R Elevator Action20111025 October 25, 2011Sayo-chan/Pocky is a DLC character in Elevator Action Deluxe.1

5Arrow R Groove Coaster20140206 February 06, 2014Groove Coaster features two BGM remixes of themes from Kiki KaiKai, while Sayo-chan/Pocky appears as an avatar in Groove Coaster 2: Heavenly Festival and other games.2

5Arrow R Schoolgirl Strikers20160722 July 22, 2016Schoolgirl Strikers features a costume of Sayo-chan/Pocky and a poster of Kiki KaiKai as part of a special Taito collaboration.2

5Arrow R GameCenter CX20161013 October 13, 2016Arino plays Kiki KaiKai in Episode 226 of GameCenter CX.2

5Arrow R Arkanoid20170517 May 17, 2017Sayo-chan/Pocky appears as one of the characters providing special attacks in Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders, while Zone β-4 in Arkanoid DS is patterned after a Puka Puka enemy.1

5Arrow R Spelunker20170921 September 21, 2017Costume parts and the Exorcism Wand of Sayo-chan/Pocky are featured in Spelunker World as part of a Taito collaboration event.2