Ryu Hayabusa is the main protagonist in the Ninja Gaiden games since the first title in 1988. He also became a playable character in the Dead or Alive fighting games since the first game in 1996. Both series were created by Tecmo.

Since the company merged  with Koei, Ryu Hayabusa is also seen in some of the crossover games like Warriors Orochi 3 (2011) and Musou Stars (2017).


Ryu Hayabusa from the Dead or Alive Games: an Overview

Charactername: Ryu Hayabusa    Developed /Created by Tecmo Koei 
Gameseries: Dead or Alive   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game: Ninja Gaiden   Year first seen: 1988 
Last Game: Dead or Alive 6 (2019)   Birthplace:  Japan
Role(s) and Characteristics: Main Protagonist & Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Ryu Hayabusa from Dead or Alive


Dead or Alive 5 (2012)

Warriors Orochi 3 (2011)




Ryu Hayabusa in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Ryu Hayabusa is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Ryu Hayabusa


“Soshite Shinobi no Michi…,Michi ha koku Kibishii monotoshire”

by Luis Santiago

Ryu from Ninja Gaiden

by Brendan Corris



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Ryu Hayabusa

04.06.2018 – Creation of Ryu Hayabusa’s Gallery and DB Entry