Takuma Sakazaki is one of the playable characters in the Art of Fighting and later the King of Fighters fighting game series by SNK.

He debuted as his alter ego Mr. Karate in the first Art of Fighting (1992) and became a playable character without the tengu mask in the sequel Art of Fighting 2 (1994). In the same year he formed the Mexico Team in The King of Fighters ’94 with his son Ryo Sakazaki and his student Robert Garcia

Takuma returned in the majority of the KOF games including all the “Dream Match” games. His currently latest playable appearance is in The King of Fighters XIII (2010), he is also mentioned in newer games like The King of Fighters XIV (2016) and SNK Heroines (2018). 


Takuma Sakazaki from the Art of Fighting & KOF Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Takuma Sakazaki   Developed /Created by SNK 
Gameseries:  Art of Fighting & The King of Fighters   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game: Art of Fighting   Year first seen: 1992 
Last Game: The King of Fighters XIII (2010)   Birthplace: Japan 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Martial Arts Style: Karate
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:

Mr. Karate (Alter Ego),

Ryu Sakazaki (Son), Yuri Sakazaki (Daughter)

  See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Takuma Sakazaki from Art of Fighting & KOF


King of Fighters XIII (2010)

King of Fighters Neowave (2004)

King Of Fighters 2002

King Of Fighters 2001

King Of Fighters 2000




Takuma Sakazaki in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Takuma Sakazaki is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Takuma Sakazaki




Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Takuma Sakazaki

27.10.2018 – Creation of Takuma Sakazaki’s Gallery and DB Entry