Ganryu from Tekken  

Ganryu is one of the playable characters in the Tekken fighting games by Namco. He is a Sumo Wrestler who debuted in the first Tekken (1994) as one of the mid-bosses that became playable after beating them. He shared many moves with other characters like Jack and Kuma but was developed into a completely unique character with the time.

Ganryu returned in Tekken 2 (1995) as a Mid-Boss again, was not seen in Tekken 3 (1997) and Tekken 4 (2001) but returned as an unlockable character in Tekken 5 (2004) and an initially playable character in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (2005), Tekken 6 (2007), its update Tekken 6 BR (2007). He was the 2nd last returning Tekken Character as DLC in Tekken 7 where he was a part of the third season pass (2019). Like many other characters, Ganryu got a major visual overhaul. 

Ganryu was also playable in Tekken Tag Tournament 1-2 (1999/2011) and played a minor role in the movie Tekken: Blood Vengeance (2011).  


Ganryu from the Tekken Games: an Overview

Charactername: Ganryu   Developed /Created by Namco
Gameseries: Tekken   First seen on: Arcades 
First Game: Tekken   Year first seen in playable form: 1994 
Last Game: Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (2019)   Birthplace: Japan 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Character   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Sumo Wrestling 
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters: Honda 
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Ganryu from Tekken

Ganryu TTT2 Official Render Art

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (2011)

Ganryu Tekken 6 BR Official Render Art

Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion (2007)

Ganryu Tekken 6 Official Render Art

Tekken 6 (2007)

Ganryu Tekken 5 DR Dark Resurrection Official Render Art

Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection (2005)

Ganryu Tekken 5 Official Render Art

Tekken 5 (2004)

Ganryu Tekken 2 Official Art

Tekken 2 (1995)


Ganryu in Tekken I (1994) – Screenshots were made using the EPSXE Emulator

Ganryu Tekken 1 P1 Costume Winning

Ganryu P1

Ganryu Tekken 1 P1 Costume Standing

Ganryu P1 

Ganryu Tekken 1 P2 Costume Winning

Ganryu P2 

Ganryu Tekken 1 P2 Costume Standing

Ganryu P2



Ganryu in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

 Ganryu Tekken I Art Tribute by Game-Art-HQ  

Ganryu is a part of our Tekken I Art Tribute and was drawn by OverOneHundred for it in August 2012.


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Ganryu




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