Ganryu is character who first appeared in Tekken
. He has appeared in all Tekken games except Tekken 3
and Tekken 4
. He is a sumo wrestler. In Tekken 2
Ganryu fell in love with Michelle Chang
though is rejected. He retires to forget about Michelle and starts his own sumo stable. He joins Tekken 5
though in order to get the forest rejuvenation data that Julia Chang
is searching for as he falls in love with her.
Ganryu was banned from entering sumo competitions after it was discovered that he was fixing fights in his favor.
After he found himself banned from the only sport he could compete in he was later employed by Heihachi Mishima
He fought Yoshimitsu
in the tournament, who would defeat him and later steal his ill-fated money.
He found himself later working for Kazuya Mishima
. After entering The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2 he would end up falling in love with Michelle Chang, who herself remained oblivious to his love towards her. She found him to be a disgusting, woman-crazed madman. After her defeating him, and Kazuya's disappearance, he decided to return to Japan.
Ganryu decided to open up a new sumo stable after participating in The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2. One day while watching The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, he saw Julia Chang, one of the competitors, and was shocked by the likeness with his old crush Michelle. He decided to enter The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, so that he could retrieve the Forest Rejuvenation data that Julia has been looking for. He did this in hope of winning Julia's heart.
After the happenings after The King of Iron Fist Tournament 5, he relocates to Hawaii and opens up a new restaurant business, Chanko Paradise. However, the restaurant goes poorly. Ganryu knows that The King of Iron Fist Tournament 6
is coming up, and decides to enter the tournament in hopes of getting his restaurant more advertising and recognition.
Ganryu stand in the middle of a sumo ring. He slaps his hands together, stretches his left arm out, puts his right hand on his hip and afterwards he stomps the ground. Then he stands up straight with his arms by his sides, and remains in the same position. As the scene later fades away, a photo of Ganryu standing in the same position can be seen.
Ganryu meets Michelle and presents her with flowers. Michelle is uniterested however and walks away. Right after, the camera zooms in on the extremely disappointed face of Ganryu.
Ganryu retrieves the Forest Rejuvenation data. He meets her by the docks, and presents her with the data. As he is handing her the data he immediately confesses his love to her when he in reality is proposing to her. Julia however has already left, leaving Ganryu alone again. He opens his mouth in shock.
Ganryu has defeated Azazel in this ending and takes the magenta colored orb in Azazel's body. As Ganryu observes it he is injected with the devil gene transforming him into Devil Ganryu. Ganryu attempts to fly after completing the transformation but is unable to because of his weight.
- Ganryu is the only person who worked for Kazuya in Tekken 2 that did not work for him in Tekken 6.
- Ganryu has a character specific throw for Julia in Tekken 5. Its purpose is only for comic relief.
- In Tekken the Animated movie, he is Lee's bodyguard. He also loses to Michelle Chang.
- Ganryu is the youngest ever to attain the rank of Ozeki in Sumo.
- Was defeated by Lili in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection.
- Owns a restaurant, Chanko Paradise. Advertisements could be found in trailers of Tekken Tag Tournament 2.