Yuri Sakazaki debuted in the classic Art of Fighting (1992) as the kidnapped sister of Ryo Sakazaki. Yuri became a playable character in the direct sequel Art of Fighting 2 (1994) and in SNK’s new crossover fighting game The King of Fighters’94 in the same year.

While she only returned as part of the endings in Art of Fighting 3, she returned in almost all The King of Fighters games and also the Capcom vs. SNK crossover fighters in 2000/2001. Often as part of the “Women Team” and sometimes as part of the Art of Fighting team together with her brother and Robert Garcia.

Like the two AOF main protagonists, she has in general a “Shoto” playstyle.


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

Charactername: Yuri Sakazaki    Developed /Created by SNK 
Gameseries: Art of Fighting & KOF   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game:  Art of Fighting 2   Year first seen: 1992 
Last Game:  The King of Fighters XV (2022)   Birthplace: Japan 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Fighting Style: Karate
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters: Sakura Kasugano
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Yuri Sakazaki from Art of Fighting & KOF

King of Fighters XIV (2016)


King of Fighters XIII (2010)


King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact 2 (2006)

King Of Fighters XI (2005)


King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact (2004)

King of Fighters Neowave (2004)

King Of Fighters 2003

King Of Fighters 2002

King Of Fighters 2001


Capcom Vs SNK 2 (2001)

King Of Fighters 2000



Yuri Sakazaki in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Yuri Sakazaki is a part of our 20th Anniversary of KOF Tribute we made in 2014.



Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Yuri Sakazaki


Yuri Sakazaki from KOF Sexy Sprite Art

by Warner



Updates and Additions in Yuri Sakazaki’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview

26.05.2017 – Creation of Yuri’s new Game Art Gallery