Tekken 7

Start learning movesets and combos!

Choose the platform you play on.
See how to read and perform inputs.
Kazuya
Tekken 7
Tekken 7

Kazuya

Kazuya Mishima is the son of the Mishima Zaibatsu multinational corporation CEO, Heihachi Mishima. He has a somewhat ambiguous relationship with his father, who threw him off a cliff as a child to train survival skills.Know more

Get notified of the character’s updates

Win rate

50%(65-64)

Pick rate

1%

Total players

129

Statistics

The chart shows this character's most frequent matchups, and also the most favorable ones based on win rate.

Kazuya matchup chart

Win rate

0%100%
CharacterWin rateTotal usage
Eddy41 %17
Alisa69 %16
Marduk30 %10
Xiaoyu22 %9
King63 %8
Lili67 %6
Heihachi50 %6
Hwoarang80 %5
Miguel60 %5
Ganryu60 %5

Character abilities

  • Evasiveness: 5

  • Combo Damage: 6

  • Mobility: 7

  • Wall Carry: 6

  • Throw Game: 5

More about Kazuya:

Biography

Story

Kazuya Mishima is one of the essential characters in Tekken. He is a muscular young man who had a difficult childhood. Kazuya tried to do everything to prove his strength to his father. These attempts gave rise to many conflicts between them. As a playable character, Kazuya Mishima has two appearances and is quite strong. However, he is still inferior to Akuma and some other characters. He is a mid-range character with relatively strong blows. When he first appeared in the Tekken series of games, many asked that this character must be weakened.

Kazuya has many good sides. He did not tolerate the murder of his mother and how he could try to be different in authoritarianism from his father. However, perhaps he could have done better than he did.

His son, Jin, exemplified the importance of a busy father taking the time to raise his son.

Since Kazuya began to resemble his father, with whom he was trying to fight, Jin also began to fight with him. And it didn't lead to anything good.

Personality

Kazuya's actions are motivated by a desire for power, control, and avenging his father. Few people in Kazuya's life are kind to each other. It is common for him to make light of other people's hardships, and his attitude toward them is dismissive. Many of Kazuyas' adversaries have been harmed by his exploits in his quest for complete dominance. Jun Kazama, who stands out as an exception to this rule, deserves special mention.

For Kazuya, the spotlight is not something he relishes, unlike his father and adopted brother. When it comes to his desire for power, it appears that his obsession with control is the driving force behind it, and he has no interest in fame—maintaining control behind-the-scenes, rather than making public statements and announcements. His devil form, which he has worked tirelessly to hide from the public, is most likely to blame.

While he has a cruel streak, Kazuya appears to have a strong sense of self-respect and honor. If the situation calls for sleight-of-hand, like his brother and father, he has a cunning streak.

Playstyle

A simple character, Kazuya is a standout in the series. Although he has a move set that focuses on powerful single strikes, he can inflict much raw damage with them. To get the most out of Kazuya's moves, he relies heavily on punishing opponents with blocks rather than surprises. It is, in fact, Kazuya's most significant asset that he has one of, if not the best, punishers in every game that he is used. As a whole, he is best used as a defensive character, and mastering his timing is essential if he is to be played long-term.

Kazuya is a formidable force of steady aggression in the hands of an experienced player, despite his reliance on good timing and strong defense. Kazuya's onslaught is virtually unstoppable thanks to a precise rhythm of dodges, sidesteps, and blocks. The creative use of stuns, a high-risk strategy that requires much audacity from the player, is vital here.

Appearance

Kazuya is a middle-aged man with black hair that is swept into a spike at the back of his head. His left eye has been glowing red since the release of Tekken 4, and throughout the series, his primary outfit has consisted of karate pants with red gloves.

Key Information:

Origin: Japanese

Age: 49

Fighting Style: Mishima Style Fighting Karate

Debut: Tekken, December 1994

Availability: Base Character

Family

Rivals

Enemies