Ryo Sakazaki is a character from the Art of Fighting game series by SNK which started in 1992 on the Neo-Geo / Arcades in Japan. He is one of the two main protagonists in the game and its two sequels and also made it into Fatal Fury Special (1993) as a hidden character, probably the first time that a fighting game had a “guest character” from another game series.

In 1994, Ryo Sakazaki made it into the King of Fighters roster and has become a stable part of the series, he returned in every later KOF game. He made it also into Buriki One, (1999) another fighting game which was only released for Arcades. Ryo Sakazaki is also a playable character in the Capcom vs SNK / SNK vs. Capcom games which were released during 2000-2004.

Ryo became also “Mr Karate” in some games like Fatal Fury: Wild Ambition (1999) and NeoGeo Battle Coliseum (2005), under that persona he fights a bit different but also not exactly like his father Takuma Sakazaki under the Tengu mask.

Ryo is representing the Kyokugenryu Karate Dojo of his Father Takuma (Mr Karate) , rescues his sister Yuri and is also fighting criminal syndicates without fear, his friend and rival is Robert Garcia. While he was born in Japan, he moves to Southtown in the USA in later years together with his whole family.

Ryo Sakazaki

Ryo Sakazaki from the Art of Fighting Games: an Overview

Charactername: Ryo Sakazaki/ Mr Karate 2
  Developed /Created by SNK
Gameseries: Art of Fighting, Fatal Fury, King of Fighters   First seen on: Arcades
First Game: Art of Fighting   Year first seen in: 1992 
Last Game: King of Fighters XIII (2011)   Birthplace: Japan 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character, Protagonist   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Kyokugenryu Karate 
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Has Relations to: Takuma Sakazaki, Yuri Sakazaki, Robert Garcia, King
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Ryo Sakazaki

Ryo Sakazaki KOFXIII UFS Art Ryo Kohou

KOF XIII UFS Art (2011)

Ryo Sakazaki KOF XIII Game ArtRyo Sakazaki KOFXIII Win Portrait Art

King of Fighters XIII (2010)



Ryo Sakazaki KOFXII Game ArtRyo Sakazaki KOFXII Win Portrait Art

King of Fighters XII (2009)

Ryo Sakazaki KOFMI2 Game Art

KOF MI2 (2006)

Ryo Sakazaki KOFXI Game Art

King of Fighters XI (2005)

Ryo Sakazaki KOF MI Game ArtRyo Sakazaki Alternate KOFMI Game Art

KOF Maximum Impact (2004)

Ryo Sakazaki KOF Neowave Game Art

KOF Neowave (2004)

Ryo Sakazaki SVC Snk vs Capcom Game ArtRyo Sakazaki Profile SVC Snk vs Capcom Game Art

SVC SNK vs. Capcom (2003)

Ryo Sakazaki KOF2003 Game Art

King of Fighters 2003

Ryo-Sakazaki KOF 2002 Game Art

King of Fighters 2002

Ryo Sakazaki KOF 2001 Game Art

King of Fighters 2001

Ryo Sakazaki CVS2 Capcom vs SNK 2 Game Art 1Ryo Sakazaki CVS2 Capcom vs SNK 2 Game Art 2

Capcom vs SNK 2 (2001)

Ryo Sakazaki KOF 2000 Game Art

King of Fighters 2000



Ryo Sakazaki in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

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

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Ryo Sakazaki

Ryo Sakazaki is Mr Karate 2

Ryo Sakazaki is Mr Karate (2)

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Ryo Sakazaki Portrait Art

Ryo Sakazaki

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