Yoshimitsu is a very unique character who has a different design or even 2-3 in every new game he appears in.

He debuted in the first Tekken in 1994 and returned in all Tekken sequels, since SoulCalibur I he is also a part of the series but usually an unlockable character. In SoulCalibur V (2012) and SoulCalibur VI (2018) he was one of the initially playable characters and was revealed before the launch of both games. The fighting style is similar to the Tekken counterpart but the visual look is very different and they are not the same persons due to the SC games playing hundreds of years ago.

Yoshimitsu also made it into the crossover game Street Fighter X Tekken in 2012 where his Tekken 3 costume was used for him. Yoshimitsu was revealed for Tekken 7 in summer 2015.

While the most attacks are done with his fists and legs in the Tekken games, he also has a sword for special attacks. Since Tekken 6 he can use two swords at the same time.


Yoshimitsu from the Tekken and SoulCalibur Games: an Overview

Yoshimitsu   Developed /Created by:
Gameseries: Tekken and SoulCalibur   First seen on:
First Game: Tekken   Year first seen in:
Last Game: SoulCalibur VI (2018)
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style:
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:

Kunimitsu (Rival)

Bryan Fury (Enemy)

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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Yoshimitsu from Tekken and SoulCalibur

Yoshimitsu Tekken 7 Wallpaper Official Art

Tekken 7 (2015)

SFXT Street Fighter X Tekken Official Game Art Yoshimitsu Character Render  Yoshimitsu SFXT Official Video game Art

Street Fighter X Tekken (2012)

Soul Calibur Broken Destiny (2009)

Soul Calibur IV Game Character Official Artwork Render Yoshimitsu

Soul Calibur IV (2008)

Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion Yoshimitsu Render Small

Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (2007)

Tekken 6 (2007)

Soul Calibur III (2005)

Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection (2005)

Tekken 5 (2004)

Soul Calibur II Game Character Official Artwork Render Yoshimitsu

Soul Calibur II (2002)

Tekken 4 Yoshimitsu Render Small

Tekken 4 (2001)



Yoshimitsu in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Yoshimitsu Tekken 1 Game Art HQ

Tekken P1 Design

by Fredrik “fedde” Mattsson

Yoshimitsu first Tekken P2 Costume for Game Art HQ

Tekken P2 Design

by Naldridge

Tekken 2 Yoshimitsu Game Art hQ

Tekken 2 P1 Design

by Fredrik “fedde” Mattsson

Yoshimitsu is a part of our Tekken Art Tributes and was drawn in his Tekken 1 and Tekken 2 outfits, he is getting a big image with all his different designs for the 20th Anniversary of Tekken in December 2014


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Yoshimitsu

TTT2 Yoshimitsu by Pio Paulo Santana

Tag Tournament 2 Yoshimitsu

by Pio Paulo Santana

The Masks of Yoshimitsu

The Masks of Yoshimitsu

by Pio Paulo Santana

Yoshimitsu Soul Calibur V

SoulCalibur V Yoshimitsu

by Fadly Romdhani

Yoshimitsu Tekken 2 Art

Tekken 2 Yoshimitsu Redesign

by Naldridge




Trivia and own opinion(s)