Kuma from Tekken

Kuma is one of the playable characters in the Tekken fighting game series. Kuma debuted as one of the unlockable Mid-Bosses in the first Tekken (1994) and returned in that role in the following Tekken games up to Tekken 5 (2004).

Like the most other characters too, Kuma became an initially playable character from Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (2006) and returned in every Tekken game up to Tekken Revolution (2013). Like a handful of other characters, Kuma was not in the Arcade Versions of Tekken 7 but returned in the home versions of Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (2017). He was the first “Animal Fighter” in the series.

While Kuma had mostly moves from other characters like Jack in the first Tekken games, his move-set became more individual with every game.  Kuma is usually affiliated with Heihachi Mishima and a rival for Paul Phoenix.


Kuma from the Tekken Games: an Overview

Charactername: Kuma   Developed /Created by Namco 
Gameseries: Tekken   First seen on: Arcades  
First Game: Tekken   Year first seen: 1994  
Last Game: Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (2017)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Martial Arts Style: Raw Power 
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Kuma from Tekken

Kuma SFXT Official Game Art Kuma SFXT Render Game Art

Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)

Kuma TTT2 Official Render Art

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (2011)

Kuma Tekken 6 BR Official Render Art

Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (2007) 

Kuma Tekken 6 Official Game Art

Tekken 6 (2007)

Kuma T5 DR Ice Bear Version Official Game Art

Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection (2005)

Kuma Tekken 5 Official Game Art

Tekken 5 (2004)




Kuma in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Kuma the Movie Tekken Tribute

Kuma: The Movie


Kuma is a part of our Tekken 1 and 2 Art Tributes



Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Kuma

Kuma from Tekken as M.Bison from Street Fighter

Kuma as M.Bison

by StLemons

Kuma Tekken Sprite Art

Kuma Sprite Art

by FeloLop

Classic Kuma Tekken 1&2

by ThatDB




Updates and Additions in the Kuma Gallery

10.12.2016 – Kuma was revealed to return alongside Panda in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, details changed in his character overview

09.12.2016 – Classic Kuma Fan Art added