Tekken 7
Tekken 7
Tekken 7


Ganryu could be conceived off a greedy Sumo wrestler who values his egotistical impulses over others' needs and projects. And that would be a pretty close description indeed. His constant spiral of financial troubles is a sight to behold.Know more


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Ganryu is the youngest ever Oozeki (champion) in the world of professional Sumo. He would have been the youngest Yokozuna (Grand Champion) if not for his dishonorable life outside the sport. His behavior eventually got him kicked out of Sumo's word and into the hands of organized crime. That leads him into joining the King of Iron Fist Tournament.

After participating in the first two tournaments and even being paid by Mishima Zaibatsu to do so for the second tournament, Ganryu decided to establish his Sumo ring in Hawaii and retire to a luxurious life. 

But he still felt empty due mostly to Michelle Chang's rejection of him in the second tournament. So, after seeing her adoptive daughter, Julia Chang, participate in one of the recent King of Iron Fist tournaments, he decided to head back into the action to win her love by stealing the reforestation data she was after.

She gladly took the information off him and nothing else. Once again, heartbroken, Ganryu decided to open a Sumo theme restaurant in Hawaii, which quickly became a failing business. To bring more eyes to it, he set out to compete in the latest King of Iron Fist tournament. 

Of course, not the brightest mind out there, he accidentally ended up donating his winnings to the reforestation efforts that Julia was working towards. As such, he came back to the next King of Iron Fist to make up for the money he lost.

First Appearance: Tekken, December 1994


  • Yoshimitsu

Allies & Family

  • Michelle Change, love interest
  • Julia Change, love interest