Artwork of Ryu from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars
|First game||Street Fighter|
|Created by||Manabu Takemura|
|Voiced by||Hiroki Takahashi|
Ryu (リュウ, "Ryū", written as 隆 in the original Street Fighter) is the main protagonist of the Street Fighter series. He hails from Japan and is highly focused on training and becoming stronger to overcome his opponents. Ryu first appeared in Street Fighter in the arcade and its port called Fighting Street on the TurboGrafx-16, and has most recently appeared in Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition on the Nintendo 3DS.
Ryu is Un-emotional, and quiet. The other characters regard him as detached and even boring. He conflicts directly with his best friend and rival, Ken Masters. Ryu's ultimate goal in life is to become the ultimate fighter in his art, and he travels the world to meet others and train.
As a young child, Ryu was orphaned and adopted by Gouken, who brought the young Ryu to his dojo. There Ryu learned Martial arts alongside Ken, the spoiled-rich son of Gouken's good friend. Once Ryu and Ken reached 23 years of age, they struck out on their own, and went to the World Warrior's Tournament.
Street Fighter IV: 3D EditionEdit
After going to multiple World Warrior tournaments, Ryu enlists in the one given by S.I.N. He joins the tournament mainly to train and meet with his old rivals, including Ken.
During the Tournament he fights many people, including Ken, and when he gets home, he realizes that fighting all of those warriors has made him even stronger, and he looks forward to seeing his friends and Rivals again.