Kyōsuke Kanō is the protagonist and title character of Hungry Heart: Wild Striker.
Kyosuke is said to be very impatient and this is shown when he is on the soccer field, always trying to get the ball or shot. Kyosuke and his brother both have immense spirit, and never give up despite the state of the ball. This has led to surprise goals when everybody was ready to reset. Kyosuke did this in his game when he used his head to pass, when it was close to the OOB line, while Seisuke in his Japanese rep. match shoting the ball from very close the the OOB line. People also say he has an interesting personality that will make anyone and everyone want to watch him during a soccer match. He is initially hot headed as a first year, however when he reaches his second year of high school he begins to make rational decisions on the field, while being academically inept off the field.
Later on, we find that Kyosuke's parents were killed in a car accident when he was a newborn baby. His biological dad, Narumi Keisuke was a former player for the national team.
Kyosuke was taught soccer by his brother, they use to go the the shrine which is a place Kyōsuke learned the ins and outs of soccer from his illustrious elder brother, A.C. Milan playmaker Kanō Seisuke. Both of them practiced and trained, kyosuke watched as his brother trained harder than anyone to become the way he is today and that is why Kyosuke idolizes him dispite his cold or distant personality towards him. Kyosuke was told by his brother that he could be a real ace striker, because his shots had immense power at a very young age which was the signature of a true striker.
During his junior school days, kyosuke used to play as a striker for his team but had a bad reputation due to his short temper