60 Facts About Jin Kazama


Jin Kazama is a fictional character of the Tekken fighting game series created by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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Jin Kazama was introduced as the protagonist in the 1997 game Tekken 3 and has been the central character of the series from that game onwards.

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Jin Kazama is antagonized by his father, Kazuya Mishima, from whom he inherited the gene.

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Outside of the video games, Jin Kazama has appeared in the animated and live-action films adapted from the games and have appeared as a playable character in several other game franchises.

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Nevertheless, Jin Kazama was portrayed as the main character from multiple adaptations of the games.

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Jin Kazama has been voiced consistently by Isshin Chiba since he debuted in Tekken 3 and has had multiple English actors across other appearances.

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Jin Kazama was created by Namco artist Yoshinari Mizushima after he graduated from college, with the character's design being a great surprise to the Tekken staff.

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Jin Kazama was introduced in Tekken 3 using the concept of a "misfortunate character" which was part of his dark character arc across the series.

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Tekken series' director Katsuhiro Harada has said that Jin Kazama is his favorite character in the series along with Heihachi.

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Jin Kazama says the Tekken story is written from Jin's perspective because he is the main character.

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Jin Kazama's concept was that of an innocent young kid corrupted by the evils of society, who would become one of the series' greatest villains as crafted by Harada over the span of ten years.

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Jin Kazama only serve as villain role in Tekken 6, Harada motivated players to use the Scenario Campaign to explore Jin's darker character arc as well as his possible relationship with newcomer Lars Alexandersson.

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Devil Jin Kazama completes the character's arc that Harada crafted in terms of his corruption which is represented in his genes.

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Jin Kazama saw it as a "simple" struggle between members from the Mishima family.

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For Tekken 7, Jin Kazama was made into a hidden sub-boss in the game's arcade mode.

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Harada added a hint that players who use Kazuya Mishima might have a better chance of fighting Jin Kazama while the Devil persona is a hidden boss.

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However, Harada remarked that the final scene of the trailer involving broken chains act as symbolism to Jin Kazama breaking free from the conflicts he has been connected for several games.

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Jin Kazama was given a similar appearance including spiky black hair, red gloves and similar black and red pants to the point it confused returning players.

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In early concepts, Jin Kazama was depicted with more clothing covering his left arm.

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Originally, Jin Kazama was named Jin Kazama Mishima with a visual appearance being more reminiscent to his father, most notably in his gloves.

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Jin Kazama's design was made less muscular than his predecessors.

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Tekken 5 features a special costume for Jin Kazama designed by guest artist Mutsumi Inomata: it is a panda-themed costume with an unzipped jacket that reaches just above his midriff with a blue flame motif and matching white pants.

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In Tekken 6, replacing the jumpsuit, Jin Kazama wears a long black coat similar to the one that he wore in his ending in Tekken 5.

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Jin Kazama's alter ego, Devil Jin Kazama, possesses a tattoo that covers his entire torso.

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Devil Jin Kazama is often shown wearing chains in his body though that instead is symbolic.

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The New Devil Jin Kazama was given a "sinister yet beautiful" design the audience give a different impression from the game in order to attract more people to watch the movie.

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Jin Kazama has been voiced by Brad Swaile in the game Street Fighter X Tekken.

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However, as he becomes a corrupt person, Scott believes Jin Kazama is no longer a good person but fits the narrative better because of conflicts with his relatives.

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Scott believes Jin Kazama became a more interesting character during this dark character arc.

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Jin Kazama feels guilty for all the chaos he has brought to the plot.

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Jin Kazama is often regarded as the strongest character in Tekken 4.

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Nevertheless, Devil Jin Kazama possesses a number of weaknesses that separately balances his duality with the regular Jin Kazama.

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In preparation for Tekken 7, Harada commented he would often try Devil Jin Kazama if he was an "intermediate player" comparing his skills with Heihachi's.

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Jin Kazama was raised by his mother, Jun, until she was attacked by a creature known as Ogre and disappeared.

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However, Jin Kazama is revived when his body mutates into a devil, taking down his grandfather and escapes.

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Jin Kazama is an unlockable character as he is first confronted as a boss in the game.

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The console's version explores how Jin Kazama has fallen into a pit of self-hatred, despising everything related to the Mishimas.

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Jin Kazama is confronted by his friendly rival, Hwoarang, but he is unable to settle their score because of Jin Kazama's agenda.

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Jin Kazama is the main antagonist from Tekken 6s "Scenario Campaign".

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Jin Kazama appears in Tekken 7 as a sub-boss, replacing Heihachi if the right conditions are met.

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Recovering after learning of Heihachi's death, Jin Kazama joins forces with Lars to bring the world back to order and kill Kazuya.

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In Devil Jin Kazama's ending, the berserker demon tries to leave the planet but is stopped by Jun's spirit.

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Jin Kazama is featured in Namco × Capcom, where he joins forces with Ryu and Ken Masters from Street Fighter and seeks to defeat Devil Kazuya who was his father through the Devil Gene.

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The duo seeks to find an item known as Pandora's Box with Jin Kazama wanting to use it as a way to get rid of his demon.

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Jin Kazama appears on a promotional poster for the Namco-produced crossover fighting game Tekken X Street Fighter, along with Street Fighters Ryu .

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Additionally, Jin Kazama's image appears as downloadable content in Namco's game Ace Combat: Assault Horizon.

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Jin Kazama appears in SNK's mobile phone game The King of Fighters All Star in his classic look and his Tekken 7 design.

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Jin Kazama's persona is used as card artwork alongside Kyo Kusanagi, the protagonist of The King of Fighters.

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Jin Kazama is the protagonist of the Tekken side of the game where he enters Rugal Bernstein's The King of Fighters tournament to finish his rivalry with Kazuya.

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Jin Kazama appears as a Spirit in the Nintendo crossover video game Super Smash Bros.

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Jin Kazama makes a brief appearance as a child in the epilogue of the anime film Tekken: The Motion Picture.

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Jin Kazama is the protagonist of the manga Tekken: The Other Side of Battle, as well as the Western comics Tekken Forever and The Tekken Saga.

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Jin Kazama appears in the CGI-animated film Tekken: Blood Vengeance, an alternate retelling of events between Tekken 5 and Tekken 6.

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Jin Kazama has been featured as an action figure in both his Tekken 3 and Tekken 4 appearances.

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Jin Kazama reappears in the original net animation Tekken: Bloodline as the protagonist based on his appearances of the game Tekken 3.

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Game Informers "Top Ten Best Fighting Game Characters" placed Jin Kazama fourth, comparing him to Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.

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On IGN's "Franchise Players 2: Reader's Choice" list, Jin Kazama was one of the video game characters voted to be featured in a live-action film.

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Jin Kazama has often been listed as one of the best Tekken characters due to his rivalry with family members Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima.

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DVD Verdict criticized how Jin Kazama was lacking most of his important traits, most notably his Devil Gene and commented that his quest for revenge was not appealing because of his interactions with other supporting characters.

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Jin Kazama's characterization was compared to with those of archetypical shonen manga protagonists due to his personality and powers.

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