Ganryu (born April 12, 1954) is a fictional character in the Tekken fighting game series. He has been featured in Tekken 1, Tekken 2, Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken 5, and Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection. Ganryu shares some of his moves with Kuma/Panda and the Jacks. However, Namco made a more profound attempt to differentiate the characters in Tekken 5. Ganryu was banned from the sumo ring after he was caught fixing fights in his favor. Blackballed from the only sport that he was capable of fighting in, Ganryu ended up being employed by Heihachi Mishima in Tekken. He fights Yoshimitsu who defeats him and steals his ill-gotten money. Later, he works for Kazuya Mishima in Tekken 2. Entering the second King of Iron Fist Tournament, Ganryu ended up falling in love with Michelle Chang - a love that Michelle was oblivious to, believing Ganryu to be a disgusting, woman-crazed madman. After Michelle defeated him, and the disappearance of Kazuya, Ganryu returned to Japan.
However, his ban from Sumo was lifted, and he became the youngest ever Rikishi. Among the dialogue in Tekken 5, it is stated that Ganryu has never won a championship. After the events of Tekken 2, Ganryu opened a sumo stable and worked as a trainer to other sumo wrestlers. Julia Chang also became his love interest