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Ganryu
Ganryu TTT2
Ganryu in Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Full Name Ganryu
Status Alive
Fighting Style Sumo
Nationality Flag of Japan Japanese
Height 189cm (6′ 2½″)
Weight 125kg (276 lbs)
Eyes Black
Hair Black
Likes Japanese White Radish (Buridaikon)
Michelle Chang (TK2)
Julia Chang (TK5-onwards)
Dislikes Rejection
Species Human
Age 32 (TK1)
34 (TK2)
55 (TK5, TK6)
Blood Type B
Occupation Kazuya's Bodyguard (TK2)
Sumo Stable Owner (TK5)
Owner of Chanko Paradise (TK6)
P.E. Teacher (TK:BV) (non-canon)
Hobby Gambling
Alignment Evil (TK2)
Good (TK5-onwards)
Game Appearances Tekken
Tekken 2
Tekken 5
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
Tekken 6
Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
Spin-offs:
Tekken Tag Tournament
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Voice Actors Japanese:
Banjō Ginga (TK1)
Takashi Nagasako (TK2, Tekken: The Motion Picture, TTT)
Hidenari Ugaki (TK5, TK6, TK6:BR, TK:BV, TTT2, TK3D:PE)
English:
Lowell Bartholomee (Tekken: The Motion Picture)
Paul St. Peter (TK:BV)

Ganryu (巌竜 Ganryū) is a character in the Tekken series. He first appeared in the original Tekken game, and he has returned for most titles with the exception of Tekken 3 and Tekken 4.    

Story Edit

TekkenEdit

Ganryu is a world famous sumo wrestler who aims to become Yokozuna and own a sumo wrestling ring.

Tekken 2Edit

Ganryu is a sumo wrestler of great merit. He is also the youngest fighter ever to gain the "Ozeki" rank. Once this title was gained, many who watched the sport (including a certain bandit leader, Yoshimitsu) thought Ganryu would reap the rewards and challenge for the title of "Yokozuna", a title he was more than capable of winning. However, his immoral style (such as starting bouts with fire breathing and a fanfare whilst taunting his opponents, coupled with his bad gambling habit) lead to a dishonorable discharge and gave Ganryu the chance to join the crime world.

This path of life led Ganryu into pursuing one overriding purpose: to become the world's strongest man in a move that he feels is just and honorable. This, of course, led to his arrival into the first King of Iron Fist Tournament, where he was defeated by a one-time fan, Yoshimitsu. Noticing his skill, Kazuya Misihima hired Ganryu once the former retook the Mishima Zaibatsu, paying the sumo wrestler more than enough to feed his gambling addiction. Ganryu is participating in the second tournament mainly as Kazuya's bodyguard, but he also has another motive: he hopes to build and own a sumo ring to impress his secret crush, Michelle Chang (whom he fell in love with after seeing her movements and physique), while gaining the Yokozuna title.

Ending Description: Ganryu is standing in a sumo wrestling arena. After nodding at the screen, he does some sumo moves. The scene ends with a close-up of a photograph of Ganryu.

Tekken 5Edit

Ganryu had been the youngest ever to attain the rank of Ozeki in Sumo.

Ganryu established a Sumo dojo in Hawaii as part of his plan for a luxurious retirement. Even though he was rejected by Michelle, he was happy at how things had turned out.

One day, Ganryu, now 55 years old, was watching a video of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 and spotted Julia Chang, reminding him of Michelle. He immediately fell head over heels in love with her. He also learned that Julia had entered the tournament to recover the reforestation data from the Mishima Zaibatsu.

It was shortly after that an invitation for the King of Iron Fist Tournament 5 arrived. Ganryu thought it was a perfect opportunity to recover the reforestation program by winning the tournament. Surely Julia would fall madly in love with him if he were able to recover the data.

Ending Description: Ganryu is looking at a body of water with a small bridge going over it. Text on the screen says, "Ganryu wins and is successful in retrieving the Forest Rejuvenation Data. He will now give Julia the data and confess his love." A ship is coming on screen from the right side (the side that the small bridge is on). Julia Chang runs up to him from the left side. Ganryu takes the Forest Rejuvenation Data out of his mawashi, and then he dusts it off a little bit. He gives the Forest Rejuvenation Data to Julia. Julia says, "I... I can't thank you enough. With this, I'll be able to bring back the forest." Then, Ganryu tries to confess his love to Julia. Suddenly, he pulls out an engagement ring held in a small box while yelling, "I'm in love with you!" However, Julia has unfortunately left, and she has apparently not heard him. A boat passes by on the body of water, coming from the right side. Ganryu says, "Julia?...", and then he opens his mouth in disappointment and shock.

Tekken 6Edit

During The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Ganryu lost his way and accidentally stumbled into the research laboratory of the Mishima Financial Group, and, in the laboratory, he found the disc containing data for the Reforestation Program. Believing he finally had what he needed in order for Julia to accept his proposal of marriage, he presented the disc. But it was only the disc that she accepted.

Afterwards, Ganryu returned to Hawaii and established a restaurant (specialing in Sumo cuisine) called Chanko Paradise. However, the restaurant didn't take off as he had hoped. Around that time, it was announced that The King of Iron Fist Tournament would be held once again. Seeing this as an opportunity to promote Chanko Paradise, Ganryu decided to participate in the tournament to do just that.

Ending Description: Ganryu has just defeated Azazel and takes the orb out of Azazel's body. As Ganryu gazes at it a strange wave happens and Ganryu is injected with the Devil Gene leaving him with horns, wings, long nails, and even the Devil Mark on his back. Devil Ganryu attempts to fly away but is unable to because of his weight and he reluctantly says, "But I can't fly?!".

Other appearancesEdit

Tekken: The Motion PictureEdit

Ganryu was featured in Tekken: The Motion Picture, as Lee Chaolan's bodyguard. He is shown fighting and losing to Michelle Chang.

Tekken Tag TournamentEdit

Ganryu appeared as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament.

Tekken Tag Special Alliance Partners

Tekken: Blood VengeanceEdit

Ganryu appeared in Tekken: Blood Vengeance where he is depicted as a PE teacher at Kyoto International School and as Ling Xiaoyu's PE teacher. He is also more serious and strict unlike his depiction in the games.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2Edit

Ganryu is a playable character in the sequel, Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Ganryu Arcade Ending Movie01:31

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Ganryu Arcade Ending Movie

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Ganryu's Ending.

Ending Description: Ganryu was secretly peeking inside Julia's room. He saw Julia's mask. He managed to enter the room discreetly. However, he is aware that he shouldn't do that. Then Ganryu continues peeking at her room, and she is still having a shower. Not long after it, Lei Wulong suddenly appears and arrests him; he thinks that Ganryu is charged with voyeurism, though Ganryu refuses to believe this.

Special Alliance Partners: Edit

Character Relationships Edit

Gameplay Edit

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Fighting style Edit

Ganryu fights using Sumo Wrestling.

TriviaEdit

General:

  • While Katsuhiro Harada's favorite Tekken character is Heihachi Mishima, sometimes he'll answer it is Ganryu out of pity (because he is the least popular character in the series).[citation needed]
  • Ganryu is the only person who worked for Kazuya Mishima in Tekken 2 that does not work for him in Tekken 6.

Tekken:

Tekken 2:

Tekken 5 and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection:

  • Ganryu has a secret fifth win animation. It can be seen by pressing and holding "u+1+3+4" after having won a fight with Ganryu. For this win animation, Ganryu jumps up and to the right side. He puts his hands together at his chest in a prayer-like position and looks up towards the sky. As he does this, he does a kiai.
    • This is mimicking Julia's fourth win animation, where she does the same thing. The only differences are the camera angles (Julia jumps to the middle and the camera focuses on her face) and their kiais. However, in Tekken 6, Ganryu's version has been changed so that it resembles Julia's version in Tekken 5 and Dark Resurrection. Julia's version has been changed so that she is jumping to the left, and the camera focuses on her body from the waist and up.
  • Ganryu has a secret sixth win animation in Dark Resurrection. It can be seen by pressing and holding "1+2" after having won a fight with Ganryu. For this win animation, Ganryu runs forward and jumps, with his stomach facing downwards. He lands on his downed opponent, who is pushed away from Ganryu to either the left side or the right side. The opponent does not move afterwards, and neither does Ganryu.
    • This animation was modified in Tekken 6/Bloodline Rebellion, although it is essentially the same animation, the downed opponent is not present.
  • It is implied that Ganryu was the one who wrote the "mysterious letter" (mentioned in Julia's Tekken 5/Dark Resurrection epilogue) to Julia.
  • Ganryu is unlocked by beating story mode 7 times with a different character.
  • Ganryu has a special move that only works against Julia Chang. It has no actual purpose and is purely for comic relief, because the move involves him running after her and then hugging her. Ganryu can do nothing more from this point, but Julia can slap Ganryu when he lets her go.

Tekken 6 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion:

Tekken: Blood Vengeance:

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • Ganryu has a customization item that is actually his "Devil Ganryu" form from his Tekken 6 ending (it only has the horns and wings though).
  • Advertisements for Ganryu's restaurant, Chanko Paradise, can be found in one of the stages.

Street Fighter X Tekken:

  • Ganryu is seen in the background of the Blast Furnace stage.
  • Ganryu is referenced in one of Julia's win quotes when she says; "I know sumo wrestlers with more staying power".
  • Hugo's Swap Costume is based on Ganryu's design.

GalleryEdit

Ganryu/Gallery

MovesEdit

Ganryu Moves

See alsoEdit

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