As the leader of
the Manji Party, Yoshimitsu dedicated himself to providing food, medical
assistance, and shelter to the ever-increasing number of political refugees
around the world. Using advanced Manji Ninjutsu Arts as his fighting style,
Yoshimitsu entered the first King of Iron Fist Tournament as a distraction, to
allow the Manji to steal the tournament's funds unobserved.
During the time of Tekken 2, Yoshimitsu learned that the scientist named Dr.
Boskonovitch, who once saved his life, had been abducted by Kazuya
Mishima. To rescue Boskonovitch, he entered the King of Iron Fist Tournament
2, and was able to save his friend. Later in Tekken 3, Yoshimitsu entered
the tournament upon learning that his friend, Dr. Boskonovitch, needs Ogre's
blood to live.
Unfortunately, with a constant lack of necessary funding
and manpower, Yoshimitsu was unsure about the future of his organization.
When Yoshimitsu heard about The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, he envisioned
a union between the Manji Party and the Mishima Zaibatsu. With this dream
in mind, Yoshimitsu decides to enter the Tournament immediately. He must
defeat Heihachi Mishima at any cost. At the end of the King of Iron Fist Tournament 4, Yoshimitsu broke into the
Mishima Zaibatsu vaults and stole the money for his own. During this operation,
Yoshimitsu notices the fallen Bryan Fury and takes him to Dr. Boskonovitch.
Before the events of Tekken 5, Yoshimitsu mangages to break into the
Mishima Zaibatsu's vault, where he finds an injured Bryan
and helps him escape. One month later, when Yoshimitsu visits Dr. Boskonovitch's
lab, he finds his comrades dead. This was Bryan's thanks. "He shall pay
for what he has done," says Yoshimitsu. Learning Bryan will fight in
The King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5, Yoshimitsu sharpens his sword and enters the
Trying to avenge his
fallen Manji clan comrades, while going after Bryan, Yoshimitsu realizes that his sword is weakening. His sword is
a cursed blade. By killing evil doers and villains the sword would retain
its power, otherwise the cursed sword will make the user go insane. Yoshimitsu
realizes that he can no longer use his old sword and decides to use another
blade that seals the properties of the cursed sword. He then decides to
enter the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6.
In the Soul Calibur saga, Oda
Nobunaga, the daimyo of Owari, sought the power of the Manji clan and invited
its chief to Azuichi castle. Due to his advanced age, the clan's chief sent the
strongest warrior, Yoshimitsu, of the clan on his behalf. As expected, Nobunaga
requested the allegiance of the Manji clan, but the Manji clan preferred to
remain hidden. After a few days' stay at the castle, the fighter politely denied
Nobunaga's request and returned to his village.
Upon his return,
Yoshimitsu found his beloved village in ruins. Nobunaga had prepared an army in
anticipation of the clan's refusal to serve him. Yoshimitsu attempted a battle
against Nobunaga, but he was no match for the army or Nobunaga and lost his arm,
which he replaced with a wooden prosthetic. Yoshimitsu set out across the sea in
search of the "Ultimate Weapon", Soul Edge, so that he could take his
revenge against Lord Nobunaga.
But during his journey,
he came across many horrible scenes left behind by the Azure Knight, Nightmare.
In his meditation, he concluded that if he were to give in to his hatred, he
would be no better than either Oda Nobunaga or Nightmare. But even with that
realization in his mind, he continued to pursue the Soul Edge nevertheless. When
Yoshimitsu finally reached Ostrheinsburg Castle, it was devoid of any signs of
2, Tekken 3, Tekken
Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2,
Tekken 4, Tekken
5, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection,
Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6, Tekken
6: Bloodline Rebellion, Tekken
7, Tekken 7: Fated
Soul Calibur 2, Soul
3 Arcade Edition,
4, Soul Calibur 5, Soul
Calibur 6, Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny,
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I'm pretty certain Yoshimitsu
has the most costumes out of any fighting game character in history... Athena
comes close, but Yoshimitsu... wins. The
fact that his design has gone through so many evolutions has enabled Yoshimitsu to
be intriguing and a fresh design in every single game he's appeared in. He's got a few traditional samurai
get-ups, several cyborg ninja looks, a bug-ish incarnation, a couple
and a few that just can't be put into words. All of which are amazing designs by
Bandai Namco... it's impossible to pick a favorite.
Aside from Yoshi's good looks, he has acquired so many innovative & hilariously entertaining moves over the
years. It's been fun watching his moveset evolve throughout all the sequels of TEKKEN
and Soul Calibur. I always found it particularly interesting how his
"latest" moveset directly evolved from TEKKEN into Soul Calibur, back
into TEKKEN, and back again. Yoshimitsu is a timeless design, and adds
a certain uniqueness to every series he's appeared in.
Style / Moveset