Heihachi Mishima

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Heihachi Mishima
Tekken character
Heihachi Mishima (T7).png
Heihachi Mishima in Tekken 7
First appearanceTekken (1994)
Created bySeiichi Ishii
Designed byAya Takemura (Tekken 3–5, Tekken Tag, Soulcalibur II, Namco × Capcom)
Takuji Kawano (Tekken 4–5, Soulcalibur II)
Portrayed byCary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Voiced by
Motion captureSyuichi Masuda (Tekken: Blood Vengeance)
Kouji Kawamoto (Tekken: Blood Vengeance) (stunts)
Information
Fighting styleMishima-ryu Karate (based on Goju-ryu karate)
OriginJapan
NationalityJapanese

Heihachi Mishima (Japanese: 三島 平八, Hepburn: Mishima Heihachi) is a fictional character of Namco's Tekken fighting game series. Introduced as the boss character from the first Tekken video game from 1994, Heihachi appears as the leader of an empire known as the Mishima Zaibatsu. He was the protagonist of Tekken 2, and was a boss character in two additional installments. He is opposed by many of his relatives who wish his death and taking over the Zaibatsu across the series after Heihachi betrayed them whereas Heihachi wants to defeat his son and grandson, Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama respectively, in order to obtain their Devil Gene powers. Heihachi's past and motives are revealed in Tekken 7 which is said to be his final appearance in story.

Outside Tekken spin-off titles, Heihachi also appears in other games such as SCE Santa Monica Studio's PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken as a playable character. He is also featured in the printed, animated and live-action adaptations of the Tekken series. In contrast to the main Tekken games, Heihachi also appeared in many games with a younger appearance.

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada referred to Heihachi as one of his favorite characters from the series. Critical reception to Heihachi has been positive with journalists praising his moves and characterization. However, critics joked about his design and expressed lack of interest into his role in Tekken 7 where he is one of the most important characters. Nevertheless, his popularity has led to often being one of Sony's mascots as well as one of the most notable characters in fighting games.

Conception and creation[edit]

Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada has stated that Heihachi is his favorite character in the overall series[3] and the character he most frequently selects when playing.[4] He further described Heihachi as a "very human character", stating that while focus had been placed on his appearance he found the character's philosophy more interesting, and that in the series he was a "perfect portrayal of the evil that lurks in men's hearts", an evil "far more hideous than any made-up monster or demon".[5] In response to claims that the story of Tekken was complicated, Harada denied as he saw it as a "simple" struggle between members from the Mishima family.[6] Despite promotion from Tekken 5 claiming that the character has died in the intro, Namco Bandai denied this statement in interviews.[7] Heihachi's story and traits are based on Harada's history with his father. Harada's father lived in a time involving a post-World War II which was meant to be peaceful for the family. However, Harada claim that by those times, parents were harsh with their children in Japan. As a result, Heihachi was portrayed as antagonistic father to his son something which would make the Japanese players relatable. Heihachi's power in the form of the zaibatsu was based on the Imperialistic Japan. Furthermore, Heihachi is Tekken's personification of wartime Japan.[8]

After Tekken 6, Heihachi's voice actor Daisuke Gori died. In order to include the character once again in the spin-off Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Namco hired a new actor who would fit into the character as for that this game Heihachi took a potion to make himself look younger.[9] The voice selected was Unshō Ishizuka.[10] Tekken 7's story mode was supposed to conclude the long struggle between Kazuya and Heihachi. However, Namco made the story so that newcomers to the franchise would understand it.[11] In further tease of the game, Harada stated that in Tekken 7 Kazuya or Heihachi would die in their final fight.[12] In 2016, Harada commented he had his own family. As a result he compared it with the violent characters from Tekken who are constantly fighting each other: Heihachi, Jin and Kazuya. He viewed this type of family too hard in comparison.[13] When asked about the final fight between both Kazuya and Heihachi, Harada called it "a major milestone in the storyline" as he was surprised by how extended the rivalry between these two characters due to the franchise's popularity have been and thus felt it was necessary to end this in a mortal fight.[14]

In Tekken 5, his movesets were viewed as one of the strongest ones from the cast but GameSpy commented he lack a weakness as well as quicker attacks.[15] In preparations for Tekken 7, Harada comments he would often try Devil Jin if he was an "intermediate player" comparing his skills with Heihachi's.[16] For Capcom's crossover game Street Fighter X Tekken, the official guide noted how Heihachi's multiple combos could inflict a large amount of damage on the opponents.[17]

For the film Tekken: Blood Vengeance, writer Dai Satō commented he had to wait to get Namco's approval to introduce Heihachi's final transformation using the power of the Mokujin in order to fight Jin in his Devil form. Heihachi's transformation surprised Harada and other members due to how over-the-top it was.[18]

Comic book artist Cavan Scott described Heihachi and Kazuya as demon due to their dark character traits, making his rivalry with Jin look unfitting in the narrative due to his differences with their relatives. Scott wanted fans to look forward to his Tekken comic adaptation as due to his handling of the three main characters as it takes during the time Jin has become similar to Heihachi and Kazuya, making their war more engaging. While still treating Jin as the main character for not reaching Heihachi's traits in terms of corruption, he believed the two would nevertheless be interesting enemies.[19]

Appearances[edit]

In video games[edit]

Main Tekken series[edit]

In the first Tekken game, Heihachi hosts the Iron First Tournament where he faces his son, Kazuya Mishima.[20] Kazuya wins the tournament, tosses Heihachi off a cliff and assumes control of the Zaibatsu.[21] Heihachi survives the fall, and then returns two years later in Tekken 2 to defeat his son. After defeating Kazuya, Heihachi tosses his body into a volcano, killing him.[22][23] Fifteen years later, Heihachi learns of a creature, Ogre , has immortal blood, Heihachi seeks its blood in order to create an "ultimate life form". Around this time, he meets a teenager named Jin Kazama, who claims to be his grandson and begs Heihachi to train him so he can take revenge against Ogre for murdering his mother Jun.[24] Heihachi agrees, and four years later, announces the King of Iron Fist Tournament 3 to lure Ogre out. After Jin defeats Ogre, Heihachi betrays and attempts to kill him. However, Jin transforms into a devil, reviving in the process, and escapes.[25]

During the events of Tekken 4 Heihachi collects the remains of Ogre and attempts to combine his and Ogre's DNA, but discovers that he will need the Devil Gene possessed by his son and grandson as a catalyst. Unable to find Jin, Heihachi learns Kazuya has been resurrected. To lure both to him, Heihachi holds the fourth King of Iron Fist Tournament two years later with his company's ownership as the grand prize. Heihachi defeats Kazuya in the finals, and takes him to Hon-Maru. However, the two are defeated by Jin, who escapes after sparing Heihachi's life.[26] Following Jin's departure, an army of G Corporation Jack-4s invade Hon-Maru. Heihachi is seemingly killed in the attack, but in reality was blown a great distance away after the Jacks detonated.[27] It is revealed in Tekken 5 that he was unconscious for the duration of the fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament.[28] Upon his recovery, he discovers that Jin took control of the Mishima Zaibatsu in his absence. He appears in the story mode in the console version of Tekken 6, whose main character is Lars Alexandersson, Heihachi's illegitimate son.[29] Heihachi tries to make an alliance with Lars but it fails.

Heihachi returns as the main character and arcade mode subboss in Tekken 7. The story follows most of his backstory. Heihachi is better known as the only son of Jinpachi Mishima, a famous martial artist who founded the Mishima Zaibatsu company. Decades before the events of the original Tekken, Heihachi used to have a happy life following his father's foot-steps. He later meets Kazumi Hachijo, who is much younger than him and sent by her family to train in Jinpachi's dojo, with Heihachi as her friendly rival. Eventually, Heihachi and Kazumi become closer and get married, and Kazumi gives birth to their son, Kazuya.[30] One evening during Heihachi's training, Kazumi attempts to kill Heihachi in cold blood and reveals that was the reason she married him. Her clan foresaw his attempt at world domination in the future and she was sent to assassinate him before that future comes to pass. However, Heihachi overpowers and, realizing the woman he loved is gone, kills her.[31][32] In the same year, Heihachi overthrows his father for control of the Mishima Zaibatsu.[33]

Following Jin's disappearance after his battle with Azazel, Heihachi single-handedly retakes the Mishima Zaibatsu and announces a seventh tournament to lure Kazuya out.[34] At the same time, he is confronted by Akuma, whose life was once saved by Heihachi's deceased wife, Kazumi, and who promised to kill both Heihachi and Kazuya for her in return.[35][36] Heihachi clashes with Akuma and loses, but survives. In order to save the Zaibatsu's image, Heihachi captures footage of Kazuya's battle with Akuma in his Devil form; Their fight is interrupted as Heihachi blasts the two using Dr. Able's satellite, but both survive.[37][38] Heihachi then confronts Kazuya at the site of a volcano and the two clash. After a long struggle, Heihachi is finally killed; his body is subsequently thrown into a river of molten lava.[39]

Other video games[edit]

In spin off Tekken Tag Tournament, Heihachi appears as a playable character. By winning the game as him, Heihachi is seen meditating while remembering his fights against Kazuya and Jin.[40] In Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken 3D: Prime Edition, Tekken Revolution, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Project X Zone, and Project X Zone 2, Heihachi appears to have regressed back to his original appearance.[41][42][43][44] Heihachi is seen with a full head of hair for the first time. According to his character profile on the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 website, this is because he drank a rejuvenation serum.[45] In the ending of such game, Heihachi tries to drink a serum to become a Devil like Jin, Kazuya and Kazumi, but instead turns into a bear.[46] Addtionally, In "Fight Lab" section of the game, Lee kidnaps the Mishima three fighters for Combot's final test of the machine.[47]

Heihachi makes a brief appearance on the Tekken spin-off game Death by Degrees as an optional boss.[48] He also makes an appearance as a playable guest character in the PlayStation 2 and HD Online versions of the fighting game Soulcalibur II, and as an unlockable narrator in Ridge Racer 6, one of the launch titles for Xbox 360.[49] A Mii costume of Heihachi was added to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U through DLC.[50]

Heihachi is one of the bonus characters available to play as or against in Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis for the PlayStation (alongside fellow Namco characters) and is an unlockable character in Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2. He also makes guest appearances in the role-playing game Tales of the Abyss (as one of Anise's custom dolls) and in Pac-Man Fever (alongside several other Namco characters).[51][52] In the crossover tactical RPG Namco × Capcom Heihachi appears as one of playable characters representing the Namco universe. He also appears in the crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken with Kuma as his official tag partner.[53] He also appears in SNK's mobile phone game The King of Fighters All Star.[54]

In other media[edit]

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa portrays Heihachi in the live-action films

Heihachi appears as the main antagonist in the anime Tekken: The Motion Picture, voiced by Daisuke Gori in the Japanese version and by John Paul Shepard in the English dub. In the beginning, Heihachi throws Kazuya off a cliff as a child, and sixteen years later, hosts the King of Iron Fist Tournament in order to lure Kazuya out in the hope that he will accept his destiny as his heir. In the climax, Heihachi battles Kazuya and initially takes the upper hand, but is ultimately defeated. Kazuya, however, spares his father's life, and Heihachi escapes the battleground in a jet.[55]

He is also present in the 2009 film Tekken where Heihachi is portrayed by stuntman Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.[56] Tagawa reprised his role in the prequel Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge.[57] He also appears as the main antagonist in the 2011 CGI animated film Tekken: Blood Vengeance, which is an alternate retelling of the events between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6. In it, he was supposedly killed by Kazuya four years ago, though in reality he is hiding and had conducted the M-cell experiment (taken from the Devil Gene) on a high school class to test immortality. However, all of the subjects died with the exception of Shin Kamiya, who managed to gain immortality as Heihachi desired. Heihachi is absent for most of the film until the climax, where he reveals that the experiment was just a ruse; he instead tries to take the Devil Gene from Kazuya and Jin, which gives its users increased power. After killing Shin, he fights Kazuya and Jin, awakening the Mokujin spirit for help, though he is ultimately defeated by Jin.[58] He is also present in the novel Tekken: The Dark History of Mishima.[59]

Tohru Fujisawa featured Heihachi as a cameo in his manga Great Teacher Onizuka, modeled after his younger appearance in Tekken. In it, he engages in an arm wrestling competition with protagonist Onizuka, shouting out controller inputs while the crowd shouts for him to "Do a combo!" Though Heihachi strains him for a moment, Onizuka defeats him, calling him "triangle head" as an insult.[60] Heihachi cameos again in a later issue briefly, overseeing students as they clean graffiti from the school's walls.[61] Heihachi also makes a cameo appearance in the Puchimas! Petit Petit Idolmaster ONA series.

In merchandise[edit]

In 2006, Namco released a Heihachi figurine as part of a Tekken 5 set based upon his promotional artwork for the game. While not posable, the PVC figure came with equipable clothing items modeled after those in the game.[62] A "statue" of Heihachi modeled after his Tekken 5 attire also appears in the Namco-themed lounge available for Japanese PlayStation Home users.[63] A Heihachi Mishima-Inspired "Sukajan Jacket" was also released.[64]

Reception[edit]

Heihachi has been a popular character. In 1996, Japanese magazine Gamest magazine named Heihachi the 15th best character of the preceding year,[65] and in December 1997 he placed 40th on their list of the best video game characters.[66] Sites have noted him as one of the best Tekken fighters citing his recognizable strength despite his old age.[67][68][69][70] In the official poll by Namco, Heihachi is currently ranked as the 24th most requested Tekken character to be playable in Tekken X Street Fighter, at 6.12% of votes.[71] He was also recognized as one of the best bosses in gaming as well as Tekken characters by multiple websites.[72][73][74][75][76][77]

Critics enjoyed his work in the Tekken narrative. Complex noted that what made the character stand out mostly within fighting games in general was to his history in Tekken.[78][79] The same site enjoyed his narrative in Tekken 2, calling his ending as "the craziest moments in the Tekken series" as he throws Kazuya into a volcano.[80] His portrayal as a villain also earned subject of praise due to his treatment to his relatives.[81][82][83] GameSpot named him one of the top ten villains in video games at number three, describing him as one of the most interesting villains in fighting games and adding comments on his little changed design across the series.[84][85] He was listed as the 78th "most dastardly ne'er-do-wells" villains on video game by GamesRadar.[86] GamesRadar listed Heihachi as the 3rd "Top badass old folk", with comments focused on his role within the story.[87] The same site also named him as the "3rd gaming's richest jerk", for having the "10th most impractical hairstyle in gaming" and as the "3rd gaming hero you didn't realize was dead the whole time".[88][89][90] Edge described him as "a legendary fighting game villain", and cited the impact of his supposed death in Tekken 5.[91] WhatCulture named him as the "9th Most Memorable Video Game Boss Of All Time", stating "Heihachi is one slippery fish, and despite constantly finding himself in situations where his extended family wants to kill him a thousand times over, always manages to come out on top. He's basically un-killable, and his Goju-Ryu moveset is the bomb."[92]

Both Kotaku and Game Informer have labelled him as one of the worst parents in video game history because of how he treats his relatives Kazuya and Jin.[93][94] Den of Geek ranked Heihachi as the 9th best fighting game character, adding "The grand dame of the Tekken series, Mr Mishima Senior is one of only a handful of characters to have appeared in each of the main entries in Namco's legendary brawler."[95][96] His character design, however, has been the subject of criticism due to ridiculous it looks.[97][98][99][100][101] His younger appearance in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 resulted in surprising reactions by critics who mainly pointed his hair.[102][103]

What Culture ranked him as the 8th greatest character in fighting games, calling him "one of the most iconic and important characters in the Tekken series, and even hardcore fans may have lost track of how many times he has died and come back to life."[104] PlayStation Universe included Heihachi and Kazuya among the top 5 rival pairs in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 based on the potential a team up the two can make.[105] Heihachi has also been rivaled with Capcom's characters including M. Bison and Gen due to their portrayals as in the games.[106][107][108]

Heihachi's role in the story of Tekken 7 was met with mixed responses. This was mainly due to how both he and his son are the center of the narrative and the resolution might not appeal to most players despite scenes within the game showing nostalgic value.[109][110][111][112] The character's final fight in Tekken 7 has been noted to be one of the most hardest for newcomers due to how more powerful is Kazuya, his rival. However, Akuma was noted to be far more challenging than Heihachi's fight.[113][114]

Journalists have also commented on Heihachi's role in other games and adaptations. GamesRadar also ranked Heihachi's guest appearance in Soul Calibur II as the "40th awesome character cameo".[115] GamePro in their preview of Soul Calibur II's console ports called Heihachi's appearance in the series a landmark both as the second Tekken character to appear in the titles and as the first unarmed fighter in the series.[116] On the other hand, Arcade Sushi named Heihachi for his appearance in Soul Calibur as one of the "worst fighting game guest stars".[117] In a review of the first Tekken live-action film, DVD Talk had negative opinions on Kazuya and Heihachi's subplot regarding their rivalry.[118] THEM Anime Reviews criticized poorly pronunciation of Heihachi's name in the anime film of the series.[119] Anime News Network joked about how ridiculously evil Heihachi is seen in the film due to how he nearly kills Kazuya.[120] The Fandom Post enjoyed Heihachi's fight against Kazuya in the Western comics while also noting that the comic gave him more honor than his son.[121]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CELEBRITY: Kevin Michael Richardson – Jeff Zannini Celebrity Talent". Archived from the original on 22 October 2014.
  2. ^ "ヤング平八の声優さんは"石塚運昇さん"です!". Archived from the original on 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ Davies, Paul (15 August 2001). "Tekken 3 team interview". CVG. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2008.
  4. ^ Podd, Mark. "Katsuhiro Harada interview". 360 Gamer. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2009.
  5. ^ Staff (28 October 2009). "Tekken 6: Your Questions Answered". Computer and Video Games. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Tekken's Story Helped Series Remain Relevant". Only SP. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  7. ^ "New Tekken 5 Details". IGN. Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  8. ^ Hurwitch, Nick (2019). The Art of Tekken: A Complete Visual History. Dynamite Entertainment. p. 85. ISBN 978-1524107734.
  9. ^ "The Return Of Tekken Tag Tournament". Next Gen. Archived from the original on 3 April 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Unshō Ishizuka, voice actor for many anime and fighting game characters, has passed away". Shoryuken. Archived from the original on 17 August 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Tekken 7 EXCLUSIVE Interview w/ producer Katsuhiro Harada English and Japanese – translated". NVIDIA GeForce. Youtube. Archived from the original on 2 September 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  12. ^ @Harada_TEKKEN (4 March 2017). "Tekken" (Tweet). Retrieved 29 October 2017 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "FEATURE ARTICLE Tekken's Harada and Murray on Life, Video Games, and Yoshinori Ono". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 1 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Tekken 7 Out Today, Harada Talks History, Future of Fighting Games". PlayStation Blog. 2 June 2017. Archived from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Heihachi Mishima". GameSpy. Archived from the original on 1 November 2009. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  16. ^ "What's New in Tekken 7 on PS4". PlayStation. 24 June 2016. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Tekken" (in Spanish). Capcom. Archived from the original on 20 February 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  18. ^ "TEKKEN Special discussion with Katsuhiro Harada and Dai Sato pt.1". Youtube. Archived from the original on 7 September 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  19. ^ Berke, Aaron (27 May 2017). "Exclusive Interview with TEKKEN Comic Book Writer Cavan Scott". Comics Verse. Archived from the original on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  20. ^ Namco. Tekken. Heihachi is the host of this tournament. During this tournament, Heihachi was defeated by his son, Kazuya Mishima. Kazuya took over the Mishima Financial Empire, and he ruled it to his heart's content.
  21. ^ Namco. Tekken. Level/area: Kazuya's ending.
  22. ^ Namco. Tekken 2. Level/area: Heihachi's ending.
  23. ^ "Tekken 3 Special Update". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 92. Ziff Davis. March 1997. p. 80.
  24. ^ Namco. Tekken 3. One day, Heihachi was visited by a 15-year-old boy named Jin Kazama. Being informed that Jin was his grandson and hearing what had happened to his mother, Jun, Heihachi reasoned that Ogre thrives on the "strong souls" of others. Heihachi trained Jin to use him as a decoy to lure Ogre.
  25. ^ Namco. Tekken 3. Level/area: Jin's ending.
  26. ^ Namco. Tekken 4. Jin:--Be thankful to moth...Jun Kazama.
  27. ^ Namco. Tekken 5. After losing to Jin Kazama, Heihachi was cornered by a group of Jack robots in Hon-Maru. Heihachi and Kazuya began to fight off the Jacks together but Kazuya fled and Heihachi was caught in the explosion when the Jacks detonated. The tremendous explosion would have killed a normal man but Heihachi, no ordinary man, managed to survive.
  28. ^ Namco. Tekken 5. Level/area: Heihachi Prologue.
  29. ^ Namco Bandai Games. Tekken 6. Namco. Lars: I hope the blood in my veins doesn't mean I wind up as useless as and decreipt as you, old man. / Heihachi What?!
  30. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Heihachi: She came to my father Jinpachi's dojo when she was but a small child.
  31. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Journalist: This lead sent me on a journey through countless documents, where I finally found her name in a single paragraph…Kazumi Hachijo. There was no mention of what kind of life she and Heihachi had led together, but it confirmed that Heihachi was Kazuya's father and Kazumi his mother. In time, Kazumi and I became inseparable. When Kazuya was born, we were overenjoyed.
  32. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Kazumi: Do you know why I married into this family? Hahaha! For millenia, we Hachijo have existed to destroy scum like you!
  33. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Journalist: This lead sent me on a journey through countless documents, where I finally found her name in a single paragraph…Kazumi Hachijo. There was no mention of what kind of life she and Heihachi had led together, but it confirmed that Heihachi was Kazuya's father and Kazumi his mother.
  34. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Heihachi:With Jin gone, the Zaibatsu is in need of a guiding hand, or an iron fist..
  35. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Heihachi: Who the hell are you? / Akuma: Someone whose fists know no equal. / Heihachi: Hah! It seems we can drop the formalities. / Akuma: This too is destiny.
  36. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Heihachi: I must say, you impress me. Tell me your name. / Akuma: I am Akuma, and I have come to kill you and Kazuya on behalf of Kazumi.
  37. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Tekken Force soldier: We have received word from the investigation unit. As expected, the target has headed for G Corp's Millennium Tower. In addition, the news of your death, as leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu, has spread throughout the globe and signaled G Corp's victory. / Heihachi: Everything is going according to plan. Have you made the preparations? / Tekken Force soldier: Yes, sir. / Heihachi: Against Akuma, Kazuya will have no choice but to use his devil form. / Tekken Force soldier: We are ready to broadcast to the world when you are, sir. / Heihachi: Once we reveal the truth about Kazuya, no one will trust G Corp anymore. And when Kazuya is dead and buried, public opinion will fall in our favor.
  38. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. G Corporation solder: Public opinion is turning against us. We're running out of options… / Kazuya: No matter. The last laugh shall be mine. /… / Reporter: The Mishima Zaibatsu's satellite has crash landed! Scenes of chaos unfolding…! / Heihachi: Kazuya… / Kazuya: You can never defeat me, Heihachi.
  39. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken 7. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Kazuya: A fight is about who's left standing. Nothing else.
  40. ^ Namco. Tekken Tag Tournament. Level/area: Heihachi's ending.
  41. ^ "Project X Zone Adds Batsu (Rival Schools), Juri (Street Fighter) & Alisa (Tekken)". Siliconera. Archived from the original on 16 December 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  42. ^ "Project X Zone 2 will have Segata Sanshiro". Destructoid. Archived from the original on 7 April 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  43. ^ "Harada 'pulling back' on idea of Tekken characters in new Smash Bros". End Gadget. Archived from the original on 14 September 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  44. ^ "Play As Young Heihachi In Tekken 3D Prime Edition". Siliconera. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  45. ^ "Tekken Tag Tournament 2: What Heihachi looked like in his prime". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  46. ^ Bandai Namco Studios. Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Bandai Namco Entertainment. Level/area: Heihachi's ending.
  47. ^ Bandai Namco Games. Tekken Tag Tournament. Level/area: Fight Lab.
  48. ^ "Death By Degrees". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  49. ^ "SPAWN, HEIHACHI BOTH IN SOULCALIBUR II HD ONLINE". IGN. Archived from the original on 2 September 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  50. ^ "Roy, Ryu, And Lucas Prices Revealed For Super Smash Bros". Siliconera. Archived from the original on 18 August 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  51. ^ "Pac-Man Fever". IGN. 4 September 2002. Archived from the original on 22 June 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  52. ^ Villoria, Gerald. "Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis". GiantBomb. Archived from the original on 8 July 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  53. ^ Villoria, Gerald (13 September 2011). "Street Fighter x Tekken's TGS, Pandora Trailers Posted". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 23 September 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  54. ^ "『鉄拳7』と『KOF AS』がコラボ!" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  55. ^ Tekken: The Motion Picture. ADV Films. 1998. director: Kunihisa Sugishima, writer: Ryōta Yamaguchi.
  56. ^ Tekken. Anchor Bay Entertainment. 2009.
  57. ^ "Kane Kosugi Battles Amnesia and Assassins in Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge". Beyond Hollywood. 13 August 2014. Archived from the original on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  58. ^ Tekken: Blood Vengeance. Bandai Entertainment. 2011.
  59. ^ Yano, Takashi (2016). Tekken: The Dark History of Mishima. Shueisha. ASIN B01JIWO2DQ.
  60. ^ "Great Teacher Onizuka". 15 (121): 11–12. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  61. ^ "Great Teacher Onizuka". 22 (174): 5. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  62. ^ 『鉄拳5』&『ソウルキャリバーIII』の キャラクターたちがコレクションフィギュアに! Archived 8 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Dengeki Online. Retrieved on 31 July 2008
  63. ^ Famitsu Staff (2008-12-17). PlayStation Homeに『鉄拳』や『ソウルキャリバー』のラウンジが新登場 Archived 7 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine (in Japanese). Famitsu. Retrieved on 17 December 2008
  64. ^ "A Tekken 7 Heihachi Mishima-Inspired "Sukajan Jacket" To Release In Winter 2016". Siliconera. 28 September 2016. Archived from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  65. ^ Staff (30 January 1996). ベストキャラクター賞 [Best Character Award]. Gamest (in Japanese). Shinseisha (162): 48.
  66. ^ Staff (27 December 1997). "ゲームキャラBEST 50" [50 Best Video Game Characters]. Gamest (in Japanese). Shinseisha (208): 1.
  67. ^ "The 8 best Street Fighter X Tekken tag team finishers – Page 1 of 8 | PS3 Features". Official PlayStation Magazine. 20 June 2012. Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  68. ^ "Street Fighter X Tekken roster: Meet all 55 characters". GamesRadar. 23 October 2012. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  69. ^ Swider, Matt (25 July 2006). "Tekken A Look Back". Gaming Target. Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.
  70. ^ Heihachi Mishima Tekken Tag guide Archived 22 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine. IGN. Retrieved on 21 July 2008
  71. ^ "Tekken vs Street Fighter". Fb.namcobandaigames.com. Archived from the original on 13 August 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012.
  72. ^ "Top 10 Fighting Game Characters". WatchMojo. 24 September 2012. Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  73. ^ "Top 10 Fighting Game Bosses". WatchMojo. 22 June 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  74. ^ "Top 10 Tekken Characters". WatchMojo. 7 April 2015. Archived from the original on 14 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  75. ^ "Top 5 Toughest Tekken Characters". Shinkan Crossing. 5 December 2009. Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  76. ^ "12 Greatest Tekken Characters of All Time". WhatCulture. 2 January 2017. Archived from the original on 6 April 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  77. ^ "Top 10 Over 50 Video Game Characters In Gaming". Gamer Headlines. 13 March 2015. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  78. ^ "24. Heihachi – The 50 Most Dominant Fighting Game Characters". Complex. Archived from the original on 26 June 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  79. ^ "7. Heihachi Mishima – The 20 Best Tekken Video Game Characters of All Time". Complex. 3 September 2013. Archived from the original on 7 September 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  80. ^ Rich Knight, "Tekken's" 15 Craziest Moments Archived 9 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Complex.com, 12 October 2012.
  81. ^ "Gaming's angriest ever characters". Computer and Video Games. 18 August 2011. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  82. ^ "Top 100 Greatest Video Game Villains of All Time". GamingBolt. 19 May 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  83. ^ "Top 10 Moustaches In Video Games". GamingBolt. 1 July 2011. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  84. ^ "TenSpot: Top Ten Video Game Villains". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 27 March 2004. Retrieved 31 December 2008.
  85. ^ Gonzalez, Jessyel. "Top 5 PSOne Villains". PS2Planet. GameSpy. Archived from the original on 16 March 2006. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  86. ^ "100 best villains in video games". GamesRadar. 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  87. ^ "The Top 7... badass old folks". GamesRadar. 13 July 2009. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
  88. ^ "Gaming's richest jerks (and why they deserve your respect) [ClassicRadar]". GamesRadar. 29 December 2013. Archived from the original on 21 April 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  89. ^ "Gaming's 13 most sinister mustaches". GamesRadar. 18 August 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  90. ^ "Gaming heroes you didn't realize were dead the whole time". GamesRadar. 26 November 2014. Archived from the original on 10 May 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  91. ^ Staff (August 2004). "Tekken 5 Interview". Edge (130).
  92. ^ "10 Most Memorable Video Game Bosses Of All Time". WhatCulture. 26 April 2016. Archived from the original on 29 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  93. ^ Ryckert, Dan (9 September 2010). "Gaming's Crappiest Fathers". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  94. ^ Glasser, AJ (21 June 2009). "Father Knows Best: The Best and Worst Fathers in Video Games". Kotaku. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  95. ^ Slater, Harry (19 October 2009). "10 best fighting game characters". Den of Geek. Archived from the original on 23 October 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2009.
  96. ^ Eckman-Lawn, Alex (28 August 2013). "The 10 Most Diabolical Bosses From Classic Fighting Games". Topless Robot. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  97. ^ "Lip Service: The 25 Best Video Game Mustaches". Complex. 22 October 2010. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  98. ^ "Gaming's 19 most impractical hairstyles: A stylist weighs in". GamesRadar. 2 August 2013. Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  99. ^ "17 Video Game Characters With Amazing Facial Hair". Mashable. 15 January 2014. Archived from the original on 18 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  100. ^ "10 WTF Hairstyles In Videogames No Sane Man Should Get". FHM. 17 November 2014. Archived from the original on 21 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  101. ^ King, Writtin (27 August 2012). "The Most Ridiculous Characters Of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Features". www.GameInformer.com. Archived from the original on 30 December 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  102. ^ Nagata, Tyler (3 June 2011). "Tekken Tag Tournament 2: What Heihachi looked like in his prime". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  103. ^ Owen, Good (24 December 2010). "Tekken Washes Away The Gray, But Don't Touch The Hair, OK". Kotaku. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  104. ^ Jack Pooley. "20 Greatest Ever Beat Em Up Video Game Characters » Page 14 of 21". Whatculture.com. Archived from the original on 20 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
  105. ^ Mike Harradence, Tekken's greatest rivals make the best Tag Teams Archived 13 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine, PlayStation Universe, 19 September 2012
  106. ^ Grimm, Michael (3 August 2010). "12 matchups we want to see in Street Fighter X Tekken". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
  107. ^ "Street Fighter X Tekken Character Wishlist". NowGamer. 27 July 2010. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  108. ^ "10 Awesome Fantasy Fights in Street Fighter X Tekken | Read reviews of movies, CDs, games, gadgets, cars, and more!". FHM.com.ph. 27 July 2012. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  109. ^ "TEKKEN 7 REVIEW: "A POWERFUL, GRATIFYING, DEEPLY CINEMATIC FIGHTING GAME"". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  110. ^ "TEKKEN 7 REVIEW: THE KING HAS RETURNED". Independent. Archived from the original on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  111. ^ "Tekken 7 Review". Independent. Archived from the original on 8 October 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  112. ^ "Tekken 7 Review". Polygon. Archived from the original on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  113. ^ "Tekken 7: How to Unlock and Survive the Story Mode 'Special Chapter'". Shack News. Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  114. ^ "Tekken 7 – Cómo vencer a Akuma con Devil Kazuya en Modo Historia" (in Spanish). Hobby Consolas. Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  115. ^ "55 awesome character cameos". GamesRadar. 1 May 2010. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  116. ^ Soul Calibur II Console Versions Revealed. GamePro.com. Retrieved on 23 July 2008
  117. ^ "Best and Worst Fighting Game Guest Stars". Arcade Sushi. 31 March 2015. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  118. ^ "Tekken (Blu-ray)". DVD Talk. 13 July 2011. Archived from the original on 27 August 2017. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  119. ^ "Tekken: The Motion Picture". THEM Anime Reviews. Archived from the original on 27 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  120. ^ "Tekken: The Motion Picture DVD". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on 17 July 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  121. ^ "Retro Comics: Tekken 2 #1 Review". Fandom Post. 4 June 2017. Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2018.

External links[edit]