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Jin Kazama (風間 仁 Kazama Jin?) is one of the main characters of the Tekken series. He is featured on the packaging for the console version of almost every sequel following his introduction in Tekken 3. He has been the main protagonist for the majority of the following entries ever since his debut in Tekken 3, and his main motivation has been trying to end the Mishima Bloodline to save the world from their evil.

The exception to this was when he took on a role as the main antagonist in Tekken 6 (with Lars Alexandersson taking his role as the protagonist), and also when he took on the role of supporting character in Tekken 7 (where Heihachi Mishima and Kazuya Mishima became the main characters of the game). Jin is the son of Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama, the grandson of Heihachi Mishima and Kazumi Mishima, the nephew of Lee Chaolan, the half-nephew of Lars Alexandersson, a relative of Asuka Kazama, and the great-grandson of Jinpachi Mishima.


Jin Kazama is the son of Jun Kazama and Kazuya Mishima. Jun's intimate relationship with Kazuya grew and she became pregnant with Jin. Part of the devil, that fled Kazuya when he was thrown into a volcano by his father, attempted to enter Jin while he was still in his mother's womb, but Jun managed to fight it off. Afterwards, Jun moved to a remote location in the mountains on her home island of Yakushima, where she raised Jin and trained him in the Kazama family's self-defense fighting style.

Several years later, Jun sensed the approaching of a great evil and decided that it was about time she told Jin about his origins. She also told him that if anything were to happen to her, he should look for his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima. Jun's premonitions proved to be true, as she was attacked by Ogre four days later on Jin's 15th birthday. Hours after the chaos, Jin, who had fallen unconscious, awoke amongst the rubble with a devil brand on his arm. He began searching for his mother, with no success, and, enraged, Jin swore revenge. He was then taken in by Heihachi, who began to train him in Mishima-style Karate.


Jin's actions and the events that occurred to him fit the mold of a quintessential "tragic hero". As with many tragic heroes, all of the major traumatic events that occur within the hero's life are beyond his control.

First and foremost, there's the fact that his father and grandfather are cruel and ruthless individuals only interested in furthering their own cause at the expense of everyone else. Secondly, his mother was cruelly and abruptly taken from him while he was still a teenager. Thirdly, he was betrayed by his grandfather, whom he trusted deeply. Fourthly, he finds he has inherited an evil devil that he cannot control or get rid of and embodies the evil in the Mishimas that he has been fighting against. Fifthly, the return of his great-grandfather, Jinpachi Mishima, contributed to Jin continuing to lose his internal struggle with the Devil within. Sixthly, the appearance of Azazel prompts him to corrupt the Mishima Zaibatsu further just for the chance to face the beast and sacrifice himself to destroy it. Each of these occurs to a helpless and unassuming Jin, who believes he is simply doing what he can to set things right at every turn (although his choices in Tekken 6 are pointed out by other characters to be too great a cost, and evil in nature).

It is known that Jin used to be "sweet and nice" (as described by Xiaoyu and mentioned by other characters), before all of the above-mentioned events happened. However, after everything he went through, he seemed to have lost much of his human compassion.

Jin's personality ranges from stoic and calm to rude and arrogant at times, and his words and actions hint at bitterness within him. Although he is portrayed as a monster in his devil form, in general, he is never portrayed as self-serving and cruel (unlike Kazuya and Heihachi), and everything that he does, he believes he does for a good reason.

He also has one personality trait in common with many Japanese action heroes: once Jin's mind is focused in any particular direction, it is immensely difficult to get him to change or even notice the events and people around him. People close to him, including Hwoarang and Xiaoyu, are always going to extremes to gain Jin's attention, and yet, he maintains an indifferent demeanor towards them.

Jin's disinterest in close relations is perhaps the result of mistrust, since he was betrayed by the grandfather he trusted, and is also an attempt to protect those he cares for from the Devil Gene. As a result of his family's bloodline curse, Jin thinks that the people he loves will likely suffer if he ever completely succumbs to the Devil Gene or becomes one with it like his father. In short, during Tekken 4, Jin planned to destroy his father, grandfather, and then himself, dying without children to put an end to the Mishima curse once and for all. However, Jin could not go through with it after defeating his two predecessors, since he saw a vision of his mother, Jun, and decided against killing them. It is thus unknown if he has given up on this plan completely, though he does persist in wishing to destroy the Devil Gene itself, and includes himself in that number.

In the events of Tekken 6, Jin becomes much more erratic in his behavior and his good intentions become warped, apparently corrupted by his losing battle with his devil, the corrupting power of the Mishima Zaibatsu, and the whispering influence of Azazel.[3] Jin uses his new position as the CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu to throw the world into chaos in hopes of destroying his and his father's Devil Gene. Throughout this, he still believes his intentions are benevolent and justifies his actions as 'bringing balance to the world'. He seeks to use global warfare to awaken and then destroy a much greater threat, Azazel. Believing that defeating this monster could help get rid of his curse, Jin has been the cause of countless deaths and wars throughout the world, and gained many enemies through the course of his actions. At this time, Jin also expressed a belief that by causing so much chaos and destruction, he would topple corrupt governments and corporations throughout the world, giving people a chance to retake their countries from evil governing organizations. Jin shows little interest in ruling such a world, unlike Heihachi and Kazuya, and seems primarily interested in destroying those parts of it that he believes are 'out of balance', a position that echoes both the destructiveness of his devil, and a warped version of his mother's precepts and Kazama teachings of harmony. This suggests that Jin has not completely lost himself to his devil, and still struggles against it, despite his once good intentions being distorted.

As of Tekken 7, Jin seems to be content to follow the desires of his uncles, who hid him from Heihachi. On awakening in their care, he has accepted that it is his task to stop Kazuya and his devil.

In the non-canon Street Fighter X Tekken, Jin is depicted as being rebellious and hostile towards most people. He prefers to be alone and does not want others to interfere in his fights, as shown in most dialogues and quotes. For instance, he keeps telling Xiaoyu to stop following him. In their ending, however, Jin seems to care about Xiaoyu, since when he becomes affected by the Pandora, he tells her to stay away, not wanting to hurt her.

In the non-canon Namco X Capcom, Jin is still in touch with a fellow cursed martial artist, Ryu, from Street Fighter, who also seeks to remove the Satsui no Hado within him.

In the non-canon games Project X Zone and its sequel, Jin seems to be less arrogant and rude than he is in Street Fighter X Tekken. He seems more calm and kindhearted, avoiding killing Heihachi when he had several opportunities to do so. Jin is shown to be fairly helpful to other characters when he joins them to fight off monsters and demons. He also aids Ryu and Akira from Virtua Fighter to fight off Seth, who targets both him and Ryu in order to use his BLECE machine. However, in the fight against the main antagonist and final boss, Meden Traore, his wife, Due Flabellum, and the Belanos Brothers, Jin is shown to be a serious and very determined person. Jin also assists other characters, including his grandfather Heihachi, his friend Xiaoyu, and especially both protagonists Kogoro Tenzai and Mii Kouryuji, to put an end to their misery. This was carried out whilst having an uneasy alliance with his father, Kazuya, to save the world with the other Namco Bandai, Capcom, Sega, and Nintendo heroes from Ouma's plot. However, Jin also retains a small portion of usual coldheartedness, particularly toward certain characters who were impressed by the Devil Gene (eg. Valkyrie and Ingrid). Jin warns others about his father, Kazuya, and is wary towards martial artists from other games during his encounter with Ryo Hazuki, Axel Stone, and Segata Sanshiro.


Jin Kazama is of Japanese ethnicity. He has black hair that spikes at the back of his head, similar to that of his father, Kazuya Mishima. He also sports a fringe like his mother, Jun Kazama. Jin is also notably muscular with a low body fat percentage, evidence of the many years of hard training. His resemblance to his father is so strong, that in early screen showings of Tekken 3 where his character was still unnamed, many fans speculated that he was a young version of Kazuya Mishima, specifically when he was in his early teen years. While Jin inherited his father's body structure, his face strongly resembles his mother's. One of Jin's most prominent aspects is the black tattoo-like mark on his left shoulder, a mark that Devil branded onto him.


Main article: Jin Kazama/Outfits

Jin has worn a great deal of outfits during the course of the Tekken series. Most of his outfits feature a flame motif, and, with the exception of a single outfit in Tekken 6, gloves or gauntlets. In Tekken 6, Jin discards his gloves from Tekken 5 that contain the Kazama family crest in lieu of ones that model his former Mishima style ones. This could be a subtle hint at his personality change. [4] Jin sports his CEO outfit in Tekken 6 gameplay, with it being his default 2P outfit. He also has another outfit shown in the Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion opening, which is a black leather jacket, with white and red rider gloves, grey pants, and black shoes; he also wears matching black sunglasses which were shown in a scene in the Scenario Campaign mode, and in Hwoarang's ending in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, in which he wears his CEO outfit during their motorcycle race.

In the Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie, he is primarily seen in two outfits. The first outfit is a black long sleeve loose button shirt with an extended collar, black pants, and black shoes; during his fight with both his father, and grandfather, he dons his red and black detachable gauntlets as seen in Tekken 6. The second outfit is a summer version of his school uniform in Tekken 3, which is shown in the photo frame between him and Shin Kamiya inside of his apartment.

In Tekken 7, Jin sports a new zippered hoodie costume made of leather, with matching pants. He retains his trademark red gauntlets, which have now been extended to full-on armor, covering the entire length of his arms. He also wears a red belt and red boots.


Tekken 3


Version 1
Jin is Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama's son. He received intense training under his grandfather Heihachi Mishima - all in an effort to avenge the loss of his mother by fighting and defeating Ogre. This Tournament is his chance to test his strength and face his destiny.[5]

Version 2
At the age of fifteen, Jin discovered that he was Kazuya Mishima's son, and also that his mother, Jun Kazama, had died (the actual truth was that she had gone missing). Jin, after having survived the attack of Ogre, went and found Heihachi Mishima, and trained himself under the supervision of Heihachi every day with the intention of defeating Ogre, who supposedly killed his mother. Heihachi was not only his grandfather, but also proved to be a reliable teacher.

Four years later, having mastered the Kazama and Mishima fighting styles, Jin began his path as a martial artist.


Tekken 3 Jin Ending

Ending Description, "Dirty Blood"
Jin defeated True Ogre and had avenged his mother at last. Suddenly, due to the extreme battle, True Ogre violently exploded. Mere seconds after his victory, Jin is attacked by Heihachi's Tekken Force soldiers; he received multiple gunshot wounds. Slowly succumbing to death, Heihachi shoots Jin in the head, killing his own grandson. However, when Heihachi turned his back and walked away, he saw the bodies of his soldiers before him and turned around to see Jin morphed into his devil form, Devil Jin. Jin then slammed Heihachi through a wall of the temple and violently hurled Heihachi down into the ground. Finally, Jin spread his wings and flew off. Heihachi, weakly, sat up and watched as his grandson, Devil Jin, disappeared into the night.

Tekken 4


Brisbane, Australia; a city crowded with buildings, new and old. Nestled amongst the towering buildings of this city was a small dojo. A young man trained there quietly, his face covered by the hood of his jacket. The young man was Jin Kazama.

Day after day, Jin trained in the traditional art of karate. Ever since Heihachi's betrayal, Jin loathed everything about himself; his Mishima bloodline, his fighting style, the Devil Gene in his blood, everything. He gave up the Mishima-Ryu fighting style, thanks to the dojo master's training, and mastered traditional karate.

Jin's thoughts burned with the desire to destroy the evil Mishima bloodline, the bloodline of his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima, and his father, Kazuya.

One day, Jin heard rumors that The King of Iron Fist Tournament 4 was announced.

A once in a lifetime opportunity to exterminate the Mishima clan... without hesitation, Jin hardened his resolve to enter the tournament.

Summary of In-Game Events
After fighting many opponents in the tournament, Jin was scheduled to fight with his father, Kazuya. On his way to fight Kazuya, Jin encountered Tekken Force soldiers. Jin managed to take down a number of them, but was outnumbered and eventually defeated. He was then taken prisoner by the soldiers.[6]

Heihachi's Tekken Force soldiers held Jin captive at Hon-Maru. Kazuya was called the winner of their match by default and went on to fight Heihachi. After losing to Heihachi, Kazuya was led to Hon-Maru by him. After initially being surprised at seeing Jin chained up, Kazuya's Devil took over him, and after briefly conversing with Heihachi, knocked Heihachi out with a laser. Devil then attempted to take the Devil Gene from Jin, taunting him from within his mind as he did so. To Devil's dismay, Jin's devil tattoos appeared on his chest, but Jin did not transform, and neither was the Devil Gene drawn from his body. Devil speculated that it must be Jin's Kazama blood that was preventing the assimilation. As Devil was trying to understand this failure, Kazuya fought internally with him, and managed to seize back control, merging their power in the process. Kazuya then tried to awaken his son.[7]


Tekken 4 - Jin Kazama ending - HQ

Ending Description
While unconscious, Jin struggles with the demon inside of him and the repeating voice of his father, Kazuya. "Give in to the anger," "Hate me," and "Curse me," are all that Jin hears through the echoing laughter of his father. Upon finally awakening, and now bearing a chest tattoo and arm tattoos, Jin saw he was in chains inside Hon-Maru with his father. Breaking free, Jin swore to end everything by killing Kazuya.

After Jin defeated Kazuya, Heihachi scoffed at his son's loss and promised to take the Devil's power for himself by killing Jin.

Jin also defeated Heihachi, and was now in a semi-transformed devil state, with his tattoos and wings visible. He drew back his fist to kill his grandfather, but suddenly stopped as he saw a vision of his mother. He threw his grandfather to the floor and told him: "Thank my mother, Jun Kazama" before flying away. As he flew off, several black feathers fell to the ground, amongst which was a single white feather.

Tekken 5


Tekken 5 Jin Interludes

Jin Kazama. A child of destiny. After fighting Kazuya and Heihachi, an evil spirit swelled within Jin. Awakened by an unknown voice, Jin looked around at a forest completely destroyed. And he knew he was the one who did it.

Returning to Yakushima, Jin was plagued with nightmares triggering the devil gene.

"If this keeps eating away at me, I don't know how long I can hold on" says Jin.

Jin sets out on a journey to end this evil, with destiny as his only guide.

Prologue (Manual Version):
After the grueling battle between Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya's son Jin Kazama took flight, leaving Honmaru behind. He was overwhelmed by an evil presence and lost consciousness.

Jin woke to an unknown voice and saw a mountain forest, which appeared to have been ravaged by a giant tornado. However, Jin had no doubt that he was responsible for the destruction. Upon returning to Yakushima, Jin was plagued by recurring nightmares. Jin could feel the influence of the devil gene growing stronger.

"It is only a matter of time before I am completely overcome by the devil gene." Although he had no direction, Jin began his journey, guided only by fate...[8]

Summary of In-Game Events
During the tournament, Jin was defeated by his rival, Hwoarang. However, Jin's devil form took over him, and as a devil, he brutally injured Hwoarang, allowing him to progress. Jin would later defeat Wang Jinrei, before finally triumphing over Jinpachi Mishima.


Tekken 5 Jin ending

Ending Description
Jinpachi soon dissipates into nothing but sand. After Jinpachi's death, Jin is seen walking through the Mishima Zaibatsu's throne room before sitting on the throne and giving a sinister smile.

Tekken 6

Jin Kazama defeated Jinpachi Mishima, granting him control over the Mishima Zaibatsu.

He utilized his elite military unit, The Tekken Force, to carry out covert missions in order to engulf the world in chaos. By doing so, he rendered most countries' military power useless and seized control of energy resources, such as oil fields and space colonies. With his newfound power, he declared independence and waged war against the rest of the world.

The Mishima Zaibatsu swept through, taking over nation after nation. But as the war continued, new opposing forces slowly began making their presence known.

Jin learned that Kazuya Mishima was controlling the first and most powerful of the opposition, the G Corporation, from behind the scenes. When the G Corporation places a price on his head, Jin announces the King of Iron Fist Tournament 6, as if he had been waiting for the opportunity.


Tekken 6 Jin Kazama (Ending Movie 1 & 2)

Ending Description (Arcade)
Jin successfully defeats Azazel and Kazuya, and once out of the temple, is welcomed by one of the Tekken Force helicopters with his bodyguard, Nina, aboard. Suddenly, Nina is thrown from the aircraft by Heihachi, who had been commandeering the helicopter the entire time. Heihachi leaps out of the helicopter to commence a battle with Jin, telling him that he will return the Zaibatsu back to him. Jin is victorious and escapes the collapsing temple on another of his Tekken Force helicopters and heads back to HQ.

Scenario Campaign

See Main Page: Lars Alexandersson/Scenario Campaign Dialogues

Aside from G Corporation, Jin's other rival at this time comes from within his own company. A faction of Tekken Force, led by Lars, rebels against Jin's tyranny and forms the rebel army, Yggdrasil, funded by Lee Chaolan.

However, in the Scenario Campaign mode, it is revealed that the war and tournament were set into play to fill the world with enough negative energy to make the physical form of the evil entity known as Azazel, because Jin and Kazuya are known as the "Two Evil Stars".

Having been "defeated" by Lars Alexandersson, Jin explained to him why he started the war. He revealed that he heard Azazel in his mind, and that the demon was already awake but wanted Jin to help it gain a physical form. Believing that he could destroy the demon for good if he gave it a physical form, Jin decided to complete enough of the prophecy to allow Azazel to appear. He then intended to lure Azazel out and kill it, saving the world from the Mishima devil bloodline in the process which was linked to Azazel's blood. Jin knew that only someone with a Devil Gene could kill Azazel, and believed he could wipe out his own devil gene, the demon, and also topple many corrupt governments and corporations around the world in the process. Lars told Jin that he had already taken Azazel out, but Azazel rose again before them. Jin then utilized his Devil's power and sacrificed himself to kill Azazel for good. After Jin defeated Azazel, Raven found Jin's body lying in the desert. He still bore the Devil tattoo on his arm, showing that Azazel's demise has not freed him from the Devil Gene.

Tekken 7


「鉄拳7」追加キャラクター紹介動画(風間 仁)

Jin Kazama - Tekken 7 Reveal Trailer

Version 1
The leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu and the man who declared war on the world. Fighting the Devil inside him which gets stronger every day, he yearns to be rid of it once and for all. When his battle is over at last, will he find hope, or despair?[9]

Version 2
Jin Kazama was born between Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama. Since he was betrayed by his grandfather and teacher, Mishima Heihachi, he has hated the bad blood of the Mishima family and the devil blood within himself and burns with desire to destroy it. However, Jin, who’s spirit had gradually been invaded and dominated by the blood of the devil, took over as the head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, and declared independence from and war on the world. After that, the war with G Corporation intensified. Jin fought against Azazel in some ruins in the Middle East, and now, no longer sure where he is, the Mishima Zaibatsu is falling in the absence of his leadership.[10]

Story Mode

Jin's sudden disappearance has left the Mishima Zaibatsu in a state of chaos, allowing his grandfather, Heihachi, to reclaim the company in his absence.

After his supposed sacrifice whilst defeating Azazel put him into a comatose state, his body was found by the UN and taken into their custody. Jin awakens in a UN helicopter, wrapped in a straight jacket, and destroys the helicopter with a devil laser. Waking up in a weakened state, Jin walks aimlessly through the desert beneath the sandstorms of the Middle East. When UN Peacekeepers track him down Jin's eyes glow red, and he unleashes a devil beam into the sky, which sends the soldiers flying. Jin soon arrives in a market while clutching his right arm. He seems disorientated and still weakened. UN soldiers again track him down, but Lars drove an armored car into the Souq, gunned down a number of Peacekeepers, and rescues Jin. Lars carries Jin into his vehicle and drives away from their pursuers.

Jin is later transported to a medical facility owned by Violet Systems to recover from his comatose state. However, Nina, who has been forced to work for Heihachi, infiltrates the facility to recover Jin and take him back to the Mishima Zaibatsu. The plan is foiled by Lee Chaolan, who flies Jin to safety and then remotely detonates the facility.

Awakening from his coma after Heihachi has been killed by Kazuya, Jin approaches Lars, Lee, and Alisa on a rooftop and agrees to help them take down Kazuya, who is still continuing the war despite his victory. Jin says that he is now the only one who can stop his father due to the Devil's blood that runs through his veins, and he is prepared to destroy Kazuya and end the cursed Mishima bloodline once and for all.

Other Appearances

Tekken: The Motion Picture

Jin made a cameo appearance as a child in Tekken: The Motion Picture. Asking his mother, Jun Kazama, if she can finish reading "the story from yesterday", Jun answers, "Alright" and they soon walk home.

Tekken Tag Tournament

Jin returns from Tekken 3 as a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament. He retains his move-set, but if Heihachi is selected as his partner, he will have access to a new Omen stance. Although Tekken Tag Tournament is non-canonical, it is still looked at as a refined version of Tekken 3. In this title, Jin has access to new moves and variants of his Mishima style moves like Corpse Thrust, Parting Wave, Knee Kick, and Demon Steel Pedal.


Tekken Hybrid- Tekken Tag Tournament HD - Jin Kazama ending - HD 1080p

Ending Description
Set at the Jin-A stage, Jin picks up the unconscious body of his father and arch-enemy, Kazuya. Jin is about to finish him with a single punch, only to have paused and dropped Kazuya's body back on the ground. He is then seen with his hands shaking as he falls down to his knees. This restraint is possibly due to "Kazama blood" influence or his mother's spirit taking control of him.

Street Fighter X Tekken

Jin appears as a playable character in the crossover game, Street Fighter X Tekken. His official tag partner is Ling Xiaoyu. Jin is referred to as "Pitch Black Wings" in his character description. This game is not canonical to the Tekken series.

In his prologue, Jin hears the word of the Pandora crashing into the Antarctic and hears of its dark presence affecting people negatively across the globe. Sensing a power that may retain the Devil Gene, he decides to find the box. Xiaoyu tries to reason Jin from going, as it may be too dangerous; Jin, however, is determined to go. Xiaoyu then decides to accompany him and protect him in case something bad happens. Determined, he sets out in order to better understand his Devil powers.

For the Street Fighter characters in the arcade mode, Jin and Xiaoyu (who have succumbed to the influence of Pandora) appear as sub-boss rivals (before fighting Ogre).

In Arcade Mode, Chun-Li and Cammy are set as Jin and Xiaoyu's rivals. Chun-Li threatens to arrest Jin, but he seems uninterested and tells her he doesn't care about the warrants, and arresting him won't be easy. Xiaoyu however, gets angry because she thinks they were trying to seduce Jin. He then challenges them to a fight to continue to search for the box.

Ending Description
After defeating Akuma, Jin and Xiaoyu finally reach the Pandora. Jin walks on ahead, with Xiaoyu watching him. When he gets closer to the box, he gets thrown into pain from the box's influence. Xiaoyu runs to help Jin, but he tells her to stay back. Pandora opens and seals its effect away from Jin. Afterwards, he falls unconscious. After a while, he opens his eyes and sees Xiaoyu looking at him in a worrying way. He wakes up on Xiaoyu's lap. He gets up and sees that his devil tattoo is still on his arm. He tells Xiaoyu that he won't give up and he will find a way to get rid of this curse.

His Swap Costume is modeled after Crimson Viper, a character from Street Fighter IV. The download blurb states that after defeating her, Jin took interest in Viper's gadget-laden suit and requisitioned one for himself.

Tekken: Blood Vengeance

Jin appears in the Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie as one of the main characters. He's still the CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu. Like G Corporation, the Zaibatsu's rival company led by Kazuya Mishima, Jin is seeking out Shin Kamiya and his involvement with the Mutare Experiment (the M-Cell). He sends Nina Williams, his bodyguard, to Russia, to activate an android named Alisa Bosconovitch and use her as a spy to gather information about Shin, who's now a student at an international school in Kyoto, Japan.

Later, Ling Xiaoyu and Alisa are able to find Shin at Kyoto Castle, where he reveals that the cause of his immortality is because of the Mutare Experiment. Jin then arrives at the castle, where he reunites with Shin, whom he was good friends with back at the Mishima Polytechnical School. After a brief conversation with his old friend, Kazuya arrives. Then, a surprisingly alive Heihachi Mishima, who survived an explosion by G Corporation's Jacks sent to kill him and Kazuya, reveals himself and tells everyone that the experiments were engineered by him. After Shin confronts Heihachi, Jin then realizes that Shin was the sole survivor of the Mutare Experiment.

Shin then uses the cell's power to try and kill Heihachi, but Heihachi attempts to kill Shin by putting him in a deadly shoulder lock, spilling most of the teenager's blood and the M-Cell's power. Xiaoyu, Alisa, and a furious Jin demand Heihachi to stop, but Heihachi heartlessly kills Shin, ridding him of the Mutare Experiment's power. After Shin dies in the arms of Xiaoyu and Alisa, Jin, angered at the process of his friend dying, decides to battle Heihachi, and his father, Kazuya, and end the Mishima Bloodline once and for all. Xiaoyu attempts to stop the fighting, but it's no use. Jin, Kazuya, and Heihachi engage in an epic three-way brawl, all the way down to the bottom of Kyoto Castle. After Heihachi defeats Kazuya, Jin defeats and seemingly kills his grandfather by punching him through a brick wall and sending him falling to his apparent death, avenging Shin.

Afterwards, Kazuya regains consciousness and confronts Jin. He then transforms into his devil form and physically strikes Jin (possibly with telekinesis), sending him through the wall and taking the battle outside. Jin attempts to defeat him without the usage of his Devil powers, but Jin was no match for his demonic father, and Devil Kazuya cruelly urges him to transform into Devil Jin. Alisa then attempts to defeat Devil Kazuya instead, but is shut down by Jin. Annoyed that Jin has been using a "doll" to do his work, Devil Kazuya crushes Alisa in half with one single stomp, throwing Xiaoyu into despair. Afterwards, Jin finally transforms into Devil Jin, in order to put an end to the Mishima Bloodline, though his form is completely unstable and out of control; Devil Kazuya then easily defeats his son. However, as he believes he's victorious, Jin finally takes control of his new form, surprising Devil Kazuya and revealing that he never needed the M-Cell. With his Devil powers, now utilized, Jin successfully defeats his father, sending him plummeting into a nearby waterfall and declaring that the Devil's power is now his.

Afterwards, Jin finds Xiaoyu weeping uncontrollably next to Alisa's destroyed body. After the two friends have a brief conversation about their friendship, Heihachi is revealed to still be alive. Underneath the ruins of the castle, he destroys the coffin harboring the spirits of the Mokujin, which was the material that the castle was made of. This causes Heihachi to then transform into a giant monster, in order for him to annihilate his grandson. Though the Mokujin tries to stop him, he ignores them and attempts to use their power to kill Jin. However, Alisa reactivates herself, and sacrifices herself to strike Heihachi's weak point; because of this, Jin finally defeats his grandfather and sends the monster tumbling to the ground. Heihachi's fate, along with Kazuya's, is unknown.

With the battle finally over, Jin puts Alisa back online, much to Xiaoyu's joy. He then tells Xiaoyu that in time, she will come to defeat him and he'll be waiting. Jin then flies back to the Mishima Zaibatsu.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Jin is a playable character in Tekken Tag Tournament 2.


Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Jin's Arcade Ending

Ending Description
After defeating Unknown, Jin catches her in his arms. As Jin watches her, she transforms back into her human form, Jun. Jin, in shock at seeing his lost mother, watches her with love. Strangely, Jun disappears, leaving Jin alone in the darkness of Fallen Garden. He remains on the ground, having thoughts of his beloved mother, and in sadness and rage, he transforms into Devil Jin and flies away. Jin's ending continues from Devil Jin's ending.

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Tekken 3D: Prime Edition

Jin is a playable character in Tekken 3D: Prime Edition. His Quick Battle Stage 8 opponent is Ling Xiaoyu, Stage 9 opponent is Kazuya Mishima, and Stage 10 opponent is Heihachi Mishima.

Tekken Revolution

Jin appears as a playable character in Tekken Revolution. His critical arts are Thrusting Uppercut, Demon's Paw, Right Roundhouse Punch and Low Lunging Roundhouse Kick (L.L.R.K). His special art is Corpse Thrust.

Project X Zone

Jin is a playable character in the tactical role-playing game Project X Zone, with Ling Xiaoyu as his partner.

In the sequel Project X Zone 2, Jin returns as a playable character, with his partner Xiaoyu from the previous game being replaced by his father, Kazuya Mishima; however, his previous partner, Xiaoyu, has now been partnered with Street Fighter's Chun-Li in the same game.

Tekken: the dark history of mishima

Jin Kazama appears as the main character in the novel written by Takashi Yano. The central plot revolves around him. Set between Tekken 6 and Tekken 7.

Tekken Card Tournament

Jin appears as a playable character in Tekken Card Tournament. His cards focus on an all-around albeit slightly weak assortment. However, some cards allow him to "mutate" into Devil Jin, buffing his effects tremendously. He has average draw, strength, and abilities, making him pretty well-rounded, but most of his cards are either limited, or unique, and he has a small card collection. He also has some card abilities from Heihachi, and Kazuya, which further make him a tough opponent to bring down.

When he mutates to Devil Jin, he stays in that form until the card activation causes another mutation. He has cards that can help make mutation easier to do, but these usually have drawbacks on them in order to prevent rapid mutation on a whim. He can also heal himself, but only if he strikes the opponent. He requires skill to use, so beginners aren't recommended to use him until after a bit of training.

Tekken (Mobile)


Android - Jin (Reveal Trailer)

Jin was announced to be added to this game in an upcoming update. His trailer was released in December 8, 2017.

Later on, Jin appears as an unlockable character released in Tekken Mobile's Christmas update (Version 0.7) that comes with redesigns of all stages to bring out their Christmas spirit, new customization for characters, and the King of Iron Fist Tournament himself.

The King of Fighters: All Star

Jin is featured alongside Armor King II, Heihachi, Kazuya, Paul, and Xiaoyu as Tekken's guest characters for SNK's mobile game as a playable character in either his primary outfit in Tekken 6 or his main outfit in Tekken 7.

Tekken: Bloodline


In Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament, Jin was a Mishima style fighter, like Heihachi, retaining all the iconic moves from the Mishima Style Karate like the Flash Punch Combo, Dragon Uppercut, Twin Pistons, Wind God Fist and Rising Sun. However, in detail, Jin was an amalgamation between Kazuya and Jun Kazama's movesets, retaining many of Jun's moves like the Double Lift Kick, Three Ring Circus and Spinning High Kick, while having improved moves of Kazuya, like Laser Cannon (improved version of Demon God Fist) and new improved Mishima style moves of his own like Shoot the works, 893P Knee Kick Demon Steel Pedal, Corpse Thrust, as well the then-new Electric Wind Godfist. Jin's gameplay differed from Kazuya's, as while he shared much of the moveset he was focused both on offense and punishment with good punisher moves and pressure tools, like Devil Jin, making him a deadly force if used correctly. This gameplay style (updated) is used now by Devil Jin.

Jin's new gameplay, changed in T4, while changing the fighting style, is comparable to the Mishima's, being able to perform a crouch dash like them. Jin doesn't have their powerful single moves, so he'll have to use different tools. What lacks in sheer damage, he makes up in a better poking game, evasive maneuvers, sneaky stance transitions, and an outstanding counter ability. His pokes are quick and hard to read, and none are very punishable on block, so he can apply constant pressure on the opponent. Also, his Mental Alertness stance gives him a good evasive option; when timed in the right way, this stance can evade most moves and give Jin the opportunity to punish the opponent.

He has his moveset from Tekken 6 with some slight modifications. His Lingering Soul Omen has been removed and replaced with something similar, his Zenshin stance. Essentially, Zenshin is a variation of his Mental Alertness (2) stance, but instead, Jin remains in a stationary position. Intuitively, this would mean that Jin cannot cancel into a dash but is able to cancel into a crouch dash from this stance. However, quite a few of his moves transition into his Zenshin stance by holding forward, allowing a sort of shortcut to his Mental Alertness (2) moves. This increases the fluidity and speed of his moves and allows for quite a variable mix-up.

Jin has a unique parry that allows him to "circumnavigate" some game mechanics. It is very useful, but hard to apply. Jin's parry works by literally pushing the opponent, thus giving them a recovery where they can't block (based on how slow the move recovers) and allowing Jin to counter-attack them after parrying while they're still recovering from the move, acting as if he isn't parrying at all. This is the only way to punish properly some moves that normally are safe on block or only slightly punishable. Jin can also parry an entire combo string, but he must perform the command for every hit before he can punish the final attack.

His rage art has him stun the opponent with a high crushing punch which later flurries his opponent with several jabs ultimately knocking the opponent with a devastating straight thrust to the opponent's face. In Tekken (Mobile), this move was used within his 3-Star and 4-Star appearances and in his guest character appearances in The King of Fighters: All Star, his execution of his several jabs from his Rage Art has been slightly reduced and his devastating straight thrust is now embedded with a powerful red lightning.

In Tekken Tag Tournament and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, if paired with a Mishima (including his demonic self) Jin can enter an Omen stance, which allows him to use some Mishima style moves until performing an attack or being hit, such as the Stonehead, the Dragon Uppercut, the Wind God Fist, the Electric Wind Godfist and so forth. When the Electric Wind Godfist is performed, Jin will remain in Omen stance, thus is possible to perform it in succession. When in Omen, Jin's stance is identical to Heihachi's.


Nevertheless, it's recommended to use his rage drive which can catch opponents who do not block, resulting in them losing half-life. It's also very easy to perform in combos for experienced players, which can increase damage greatly.

Jin has low damage potential in Tekken 7. He will need to utilize huge combos in order to deal lots of damage, thus requiring support from certain environments.

Fighting Style

In Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament, Jin fought using Mishima Style Fighting Karate, learned from his grandfather, Heihachi, and Kazama Style Traditional Martial Arts learned from his mother, Jun. Jin later discarded the Mishima fighting style in favor of more traditional Karate, mostly derived from Kyokushin, while retaining few of Kazama fighting style techniques.

In Tekken Tag Tournament series, with the power of Omen, Jin can use some of Heihachi's Mishima Style Fighting Karate moves, despite his base fighting style changed after Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament.



Character Relationships

Jun Kazama

Jin's beloved mother, whom he shared a strong bond with; Jun was the person who mattered to him the most and loved her, as she was affectionate to Jin. When Jin was fifteen, Jun sensed Ogre's presence, and told Jin that if something happens to her, he must go find his grandfather, Heihachi Mishima. When Ogre later attacked her, Jin tried to defend her despite her cries for him to run away, but was ultimately knocked unconscious. After Jin awoke, Jun was nowhere to be found, leading Jin to presume that she was dead. Following his mother's wishes, an enraged Jin contacted his grandfather and begged him to train him to avenge his mother.

Later, in Tekken 4, a vision of her prevented Jin from killing his grandfather Heihachi, reminding Jin of her teachings.

One of the rare times Jin is seen smiling is in his win pose with Jun in the non-canon TTT2, expressing happiness in reuniting with his mother.

Kazuya Mishima/Devil Kazuya

His father. It is unknown what Jin thought of Kazuya before the events of Tekken 4, but Kazuya's devil tried to extract Jin's Devil Gene forcefully from him at the end of Tekken 4. When Jin awoke, he told Kazuya he wished he would die, and the two fought, with Jin winning. Since then, Jin has desired to destroy the Mishima line, and especially the Devil Gene and his father who revels in its power. Kazuya and Jin have not come into direct contact since, but Kazuya opposed the war Jin started with the Mishima Zaibatsu by taking over and militarizing G Corporation. This apparently was in accordance with Jin's plans, however, as a war with his father was needed to awaken Azazel.

In Tekken 7, Kazuya seems to have lost interest in Jin's Devil Gene (mainly due to him being focused on more important matters), but Jin still wants to kill his father as seen in the after-credits scene.

They are also uneasy partners in the non-canon Project X Zone 2.

Heihachi Mishima

His grandfather. Heihachi took him in and raised him during the events leading up to Tekken 3 after his mother, Jun, had disappeared. Jin was trained by Heihachi in the Mishima Style Fighting Karate to prepare him to fight Ogre, eventually in 3 years mastering the Mishima style and implementing it with what he learned from his mother. Jin trusted Heihachi with his life, and looked up to him as a father figure, but after Heihachi's betrayal after he had defeated Ogre, Jin started to despise Heihachi and his family lineage, causing Jin to abandon his fighting style and reject his Mishima heritage.

In Tekken 4, a vision of his mother, Jun, made Jin decide not to kill his grandfather, sparing his life after having defeated both him and Kazuya.

Ling Xiaoyu

Jin knew Xiaoyu from before the 3rd tournament when they both lived and trained under his grandfather, Heihachi, and became close friends with her during his time in Mishima Polytechnical School. At the time, before Heihachi's betrayal, Jin was more kind and gentle, growing a soft spot for her. After the events of Tekken 3, Jin disappeared without saying a word and Xiaoyu tried to search for him but was unable to find him. Xiaoyu never stopped missing him and in all of her appearances, she tries to help him and his family. Before Tekken 4, Jin did send an anonymous message to Xiaoyu warning her of Heihachi's true nature, showing that he does care and is concerned for her, although Jin stays away because he believes that he will cause harm and suffering to those close to him, maybe even to prevent Heihachi from using her to get to Jin.

The two have been shown to work well together as fighting partners and are promoted as such in both Street Fighter X Tekken and Project X Zone. She is also the only character Jin is hinted to ever been close to besides his mother.


Jin's rival, whom he shows varying degrees of respect to. The two previously fought to a draw prior to Tekken 3, and Hwoarang's main goal is to defeat Jin, which he finally achieved in the fifth tournament, but was later defeated by Jin's devil form. It is implied that Jin seems to feel connected with Hwoarang as evidenced by the pain Devil Jin suffers when seeing Hwoarang in Scenario Campaign; a trait also shared with Xiaoyu[11]. They fight again in Tekken 7, possibly canonically, since Hwoarang loses an eye in the process, and wears an eyepatch in his main outfit. In the fight, Hwoarang expresses a distaste for fighting Devil Jin, since he is not truly Jin. This does not stop him from saving Devil Jin from a UN grenade, however, and sacrificing himself to do so.


  • Devil Jin - The malicious physiological transformation Jin undergoes that manifests itself as a result of the Devil Gene. Jin despises his devil self.
  • Jinpachi Mishima - His deceased great-grandfather. The two met in Tekken 5, and Jin defeated him to free him from the spirit possessing him and to take control of the Mishima Zaibatsu.
  • Lee Chaolan - Jin's adoptive uncle, who protected him during his coma in Tekken 7, and rescued him from an attack from Nina Williams and Tekken Force. Despite Lee being the one who provided intel to the rebels against Jin-led Zaibatsu during Tekken 6, both Lee and Jin have nothing personal towards each other, unlike their relations with both Kazuya and Heihachi.
  • Lars Alexandersson - His half-uncle and former subordinate. In Tekken 6, Lars leads a rebellion against Jin after his war against the entire world. Ever since learning from Jin about the Devil Gene conspiracy which lingers within Jin himself and Kazuya, Lars later rescues and protects Jin in hopes that his powers can be used to stop the war in Tekken 7.
  • Kazumi Mishima - His deceased grandmother and original source of his Devil Gene. It is unknown, however, whether he knows of her or not.
  • Asuka Kazama - His relative, likely his first cousin.[12]
  • Mr. Kazama - His relative, likely his uncle.[12]
  • Nina Williams - Nina was brainwashed by Ogre in Tekken 3 to assassinate Jin. She later acts as his hired second-in-command and bodyguard in Tekken 6. She might have been aware of Jin's true intentions for the world and she took her duties and the mission very seriously.[13] Was sent by Heihachi to capture him, but failed in Tekken 7.
  • Eddy Gordo - His captain of Tekken Force in Tekken 6. Along with Nina Williams, Jin hired Eddy in the wake of his rise to the head of the Zaibatsu, vowing to help save the life of Eddy and Christie's master in exchange for Eddy's expertise. They, however, failed to save Eddy and Christie's master, however, as the Zaibatsu's tech was also far from capable of curing his disease.
  • Miguel Caballero Rojo - Miguel holds great contempt for Jin, as he caused the death of Miguel's Sister in an air-raid before Tekken 6. Miguel encounters Jin during the non-canon events of Tekken 7, and manages to defeat him. However, he spares his life after noticing Jin's lifeless matter, wishing to exact his revenge once Jin's life is filled with hope.
  • Christie Monteiro - Christie knows Jin had Eddy lead the Tekken Force to save her grandfather; both he and Eddy eventually failed to save her grandfather's life. Christie and Jin also have a starring role together in the non-canonical live-action Tekken film.
  • Legendary Capoeira Master - Eddy entrusted Jin to look over him, but the Zaibatsu's tech ultimately proved to be incapable of curing the Master's disease.
  • Alisa Bosconovitch - Alisa was created to protect Jin. Jin is able to control Alisa's actions through voice control (such as shutting her down). With the help of Lee, Alisa was able to be freed from his control in Tekken 7, but Jin was still later protected by her during his coma (in accordance with Lars's wishes).
  • Azazel - Awakened him through world domination, both in order to apprehend and destroy it thus saving the future from its carnage and in an attempt to rid the world of the Devil Gene. Jin used his Devil powers to defeat Azazel but failed to destroy the Devil Gene since he still had the mark on his arm in the after credits. The threat of Azazel, however, was entirely destroyed.
  • Ancient Ogre - Jin swore revenge on Ogre for 'killing' his mother, an oath he followed through on with extreme dedication. Jin would eventually succeed in killing Ogre in its true form.
  • Kuma II - His grandfather's pet, whom he banished into the Hokkaidō wilderness prior to Tekken 6.
  • Zafina - She warned Jin of Azazel's awakening, although he was already aware of this.
  • Raven - He monitors and later retrieves Jin at the conclusion of the Scenario Campaign. The helicopter he and his UN soldiers are transporting Jin in is blown up at the start of Tekken 7.
  • Lili De Rochefort - Jin's Zaibatsu forcefully took over the oil fields belonging to her father's company. Lili holds great animosity for Jin, as this action caused the company to go into dire financial straits and her father to fall ill with stress.
  • Mr. De Rochefort - Jin took over the oil fields of his company, Rochefort Enterprises, causing his to fall ill with stress.
  • Anna Williams - Because she worked for Kazuya, whilst Nina worked for Jin, Anna is his enemy.
  • Bruce Irvin - Kazuya ordered Bruce to arrest Jin in Tekken 6, making him his enemy. Bruce is the leader of G Corporation's armed forces, the main opponent to the Mishima Zaibatsu.
  • NANCY-MI847J - Jin ordered Mishima Industries to create NANCY.
  • King II - Acquaintance and ally in the non-canon Namco X Capcom. They ally together, along with several other characters, to stop the oncoming threat. Jin is aided by King in defeating his father's devil form (non-canon).
  • Marshall Law - His opponent in the 2010 film (non-canon).


  • Jin () is a common name of Japanese origin, meaning "benevolence". The kanji for Jin can also be read as Hitoshi (ひとし), which is also a common Japanese male given name.
    • It is possible that Jin is named after his great-grandfather Jinpachi (仁八) whose name bears the same character as Jin's.
  • Kazama means "wind" () (kaze) and "interval" () (ma). Collectively, these kanji mean "while the wind is blowing". Kazama is a common Japanese surname.
    • As he was raised by his mother, Jin did not take his father Kazuya's surname 'Mishima', but took his mother's family name instead. He later came to hate the Mishima name and all it represented, and had no desire to be connected to the name. [14]



  • Whilst the character Jin was being created, the staff really emphasized that they wanted a "misfortunate character" for future games.[15] The tragic side of Jin's character has been particularly prominent since Tekken 6.
  • Before the release of Tekken 3, Jin was designed to be a character with "determination". At release, he became more of a character with a rather "dark side". [16]
  • During his time at Mishima Polytechnical School, Jin was registered in mechanical engineering.[17]
  • Jin uses the art of Kyokushin style of karate since Tekken 4. During Tekken 4's EMBU, he can be seen practicing Yantsu and Pinan Sono Yon Kata.
  • After Jin adopted traditional (Kyokushin) karate as his fighting style in Tekken 4, his motion actor became Ryu Narushima (成嶋 竜 Narushima Ryū?). [18] Ryu Narushima is a 5th dan master of Kyokushin Karate and was supervised by Shokei Matsui, a student of Mas Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin-style.
  • Isshin Chiba is Jin's voice actor in all of his appearances, even in the Japanese dub of the 2010 film.
  • During the events of Tekken 3, Jin has a schoolboy uniform; this, with his age of 19 years old, should make him a senior at Mishima Polytechnical School (while Ling Xiaoyu, at 16, should be a junior).
    • Since Jin is quite old to still be at school, and yet likely didn't attend school whilst he lived in the mountain wilds of Yakushima with his mother up until the age of fifteen, it is possible he was put back a year or two in school. It is also known that he didn't finish school, as he left his studies in order to train karate more intensely under Heihachi in order to prepare to face Ogre.
  • In the upcoming anime, Tekken: Bloodline, Jin is able to perform a Dragon Wheel Kick in his teenage years while being trained with his mother Jun. Jin never performed this move in his canonical playable debut in Tekken 3.
  • In his Tekken 4 bio, it states that Jin traveled to Brisbane, Australia to learn karate. At the time of Tekken's creation, Cameron Quinn – a well-known instructor of Kyokushin Karate, Mas Oyama's interpreter, and the author of The Budo Karate of Mas Oyama – was teaching students such as Garry O'Neill and Walter Schnaubelt at his well-known Kyokushin dojo in the city of Brisbane.[19]
  • In Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Jin's English voice actor, Patrick Seitz (credited as Darren Daniels), is also the voice actor of Bob since Tekken 6. Incidentally, Jin's stance in his Tekken 5 CG is somewhat similar to that of Bob's Tekken 6 CG.
  • In Tekken 6, Jin is the only playable boss character. Even though NANCY is also playable, it is not playable in the PSP version and can only be played in Scenario Campaign.
  • It is commonly established that Asuka is Jin's cousin, as is stated a number of times in Tekken 6/Bloodline Rebellion (and in the non-canon Street Fighter X Tekken). However, according to Katsuhiro Harada, it is not that simple. [20] Harada tries to state that Jin and Asuka, as well as Jun, are part of the same clan, and implied that Asuka and Jin are more distant relatives than first cousins, despite Tekken 6 information saying otherwise.[12]
    • Alisa mentions at Kazama-Style Traditional Martial Arts Dojo that Asuka's father is the brother of Jin's mother in the canonical playthrough of Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign[21] and many similar references are made in other character playthroughs. This would make Asuka and Jin first cousins, something that Jin also believes when meeting Asuka in Scenario Campaign.[22]
  • Jin's hood can be knocked off when wearing a hooded outfit in Tekken 4, Tekken 5, and Tekken 7.​​​​​​​
  • The flame on Jin's pants has been 4 different colors. Red (TK3-TTT, TK5: DR-TK7), Teal (TTT), White (TK4, TK5), and Blue (Tekken: The Motion Picture), with the color of his gauntlets matching the flame in each of his appearances.
  • In contrast to Kazuya Mishima who uses "kisama" as his second-person pronoun to anyone (save for Jinpachi), Jin's choice for the second-person pronoun differs depending on who he is talking to. He uses either "kisama" or "omae" to Kazuya, but uses "kimi" to Xiaoyu.
  • Harada stated that, unlike Heihachi and Kazuya who have a gourmet taste for food, Jin was never food-educated by his mother, so has no taste.[23] Jin apparently said his mother's cooking was so bad it used to kill the ingredients twice over.[24]

Tekken 3:

  • Not only is he a new character, but he effectively replaces his parents Kazuya Mishima and Jun Kazama in this game, possessing elements of both of their fighting styles.
  • His Tekken Force bosses are Paul Phoenix, Nina Williams, and Hwoarang.
  • His advertising slogan was "Lightning of Fate" (運命の稲妻 Unmei no Inazuma?).
  • In Heihachi's ending and his ending, as well as his CGI in both Tekken 3 and Tekken Tag Tournament, he has a white drawstring at the center of his black trousers; in his in-game appearance, however, the white drawstring is not seen.
  • In the opening, Jin is seen in his casual clothes, as he sits inside of a car watching Hwoarang, who is waiting at his motorcycle. At the end of the opening, Jin was seen in his primary outfit, being marked by the Devil on his left arm.
  • Jin, along with Xiaoyu, has two secret win animations.
    • His third win animation has him perform a right punch and a Dragon Uppercut, followed by him raising his left fist.
    • His fourth win animation is Devil's/Angel's win animation in Tekken 2. He folds his arms, looks away from the screen, and grunts, saying "Hmph!".
  • During an early arcade version of the game, one of Jin's outfits was actually a navy blue shirt and pants similar to Hwoarang's outfit. This was changed in a later version to a similar version of his released Player Two outfit except with light blue track pants
  • Jin has an unlockable third outfit. After playing as him 50 times, the player can select Jin's school uniform by pressing either the triangle or the start button.
  • In the rare "Tekken 3 Symphony Orchestra" calendar by Namco, Jin is seen in a black formal suit, wielding a conductor's baton.
  • In the EMBU opening sequence, Jin can be seen wearing all three of his outfits at different points in the sequence.
  • He appears in Hwoarang's ending, clinging his injured right arm while being pursued by the Tekken Forces. After Hwoarang saves him from the Tekken Forces, Jin escapes the warehouse by jumping through the window, while demonstrating his Devil powers.
  • He also appears in Heihachi's ending in his primary outfit. In an unconscious state, Jin starts to go through his Devil transformation before being thrown out of the helicopter by his grandfather.

Tekken Tag Tournament:

  • Jin acts as the default Stage 7 sub-boss if neither of the player's characters have their normal sub-boss present and Heihachi is not available.
  • Heihachi Mishima is his sub-boss by default, if Heihachi is not available, it is Kazuya. Should neither Heihachi nor Kazuya be available, it will be Jun.
  • In the manual, the character biographies accidentally showed a picture of Kazyua instead of Jin.

Tekken 4:

  • His sub-boss is Kazuya. While his final boss is Heihachi.
  • He is a final boss to Hwoarang and Kazuya.
  • He and Kazuya are the only ones to fight in Hon-Maru in Story Mode.
  • Because he was in Australia for two years, it is possible that he mastered the English language. However, he and Lei Wulong are the only two characters who speak with a broken English accent, as shown in Hwoarang's ending.
  • Jin appears in both the first and second part of the EMBU opening, performing his traditional karate moves in his primary outfit.
  • He appears in Hwoarang's ending in his 2P outfit; in both Kazuya's and Heihachi's ending, however, he is seen in his primary outfit, but without the top of his gi.
  • So far, this is the only Tekken game where Jin has to be unlocked.

Tekken 5:

  • His sub-boss is Hwoarang
  • He is a sub-boss to Ling Xiaoyu and Hwoarang.
  • He and Mokujin are the only characters who do not appear in the opening intro, but in Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection console opening, he briefly appears after waking up in a ravaged forest due to his Devil Gene going berserk after Jinpachi's release at Hon-Maru.
  • He and Julia Chang are the only recurring characters who keep their 2P outfit from Tekken 4 but not their 1P outfit.
  • He appears in Asuka's ending in his devil form clothes, but maintains wearing his spiral-patterned gauntlets from his primary outfit after being healed by her "touch".

Tekken 6:

  • His opponents in story mode are Lars Alexandersson, Azazel, Kazuya Mishima and Heihachi Mishima.
  • Jin's first item move has him fire a laser upward, similar to Devil Jin's Hellfire Cannon. His second item move has him draw a katana before performing a two-handed slash.
  • In the Tekken 6 console opening, the button shirt and pants from his CEO outfit are all black instead of gray and dark purple from his in-game appearance and his Tekken 5 ending. He also wears this during both Miguel Caballero Rojo's ending and Ling Xiaoyu's dream from her ending.
  • During Scenario Campaign mode, before he drives his motorcycle with his bodyguard Nina, going back to the Zaibatsu, he is seen without his trenchcoat, and the color of his button shirt is white instead of gray.
    • In the fifth trailer of Street Fighter X Tekken, he also wears this outfit while fighting against M. Bison, but without the black lightning designs.
  • He is the second boss in the Mishima Zaibatsu, Central Tower and being the final boss in Scenario Campaign mode at Azazel's Temple, Central Corridor.
  • Jin is the final boss of the Scenario Campaign and the penultimate boss of Arcade mode for all characters and Arena mode for most characters. As the final boss of Scenario Campaign, he has additional abilities, such as the ability to fire lasers like his devil form, while as the sub-boss of Arcade and Arena mode, he always starts the round in Rage mode.

Street Fighter X Tekken:

  • Jin, Xiaoyu, M. Bison, and Juri are featured in one of the game's trailers.
  • Jin is voiced in English by Brad Swaile for this game, as his Tekken: Blood Vengeance voice actor, Patrick Seitz, currently voices both Bob and Hugo in the game.
  • He is one of four Tekken characters to have projectiles in this game; the others being Steve, Raven, and Alisa.
  • His Cross Art is similar to his Rage Art in Tekken 7 as in it, he stuns his opponent by knocking them to his/her face with a high straight punch and unleashes several punches similar to the Median Line Destruction to his opponent and knocking his opponent with a devastating straight thrust.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:

  • He has a special win pose with Kazuya, Hwoarang, Nina, Jun, Devil Jin, Asuka, Zafina, Lars, Xiaoyu, and Miguel.
    • He also has special tag throws with some of the characters mentioned above.
    • He has a special continue screen with Miguel where he hits Miguel with High Right Roundhouse only for Miguel to retaliate with Megawatt Uppercut.
  • His special win pose with Jun is one of the rare cases in the entire series where (non-Devil) Jin can be seen smiling.
  • Jin's item move replaces Shun Ren Dan with a barrage of punches before finishing the opponent with a body blow.
  • In the Wii U version of the game, he gains a special outfit based on Link from Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series.
  • In his ending, the devil tattoo on his left arm is mistakenly missing when he held Unknown who reverts back to his mother, Jun, before disappearing.

Tekken Revolution:

  • In the E3 2013 debut trailer for Tekken Revolution, Jin is quoted as saying "Power is everything, overwhelming and absolute." (力だけを求めいていた、圧倒的な力を。Chikara dake wo motometeita, attō-teki na chikara wo.) and "Power is everything." (そう…力こそ全てだ sō... chikara koso subete da.). These lines were taken from the Scenario Campaign prologue in Tekken 6.
  • Jin was added to the roster along with Ling Xiaoyu in an update on July 2, 2013, as part of the 1,000,000 download event.
  • Jin's extra costumes include his emperor armor from Tekken 6, as well as a casual suit.

Project X Zone:

  • Jin's team partner is Xiaoyu.
  • His caption is "I see, I decide my own destiny!"(そうだ、俺の行く道は、俺が決める! sō da, ore no yukumichi wa, ore ga kimeru!).
  • His voice sample 1 is "I am Jin Kazama, head of the Mishima Zaibatsu, I have a duty." (風間仁、三島財閥の頭首だ、やるべきがある。 Kazama Jin, Mishima Zaibatsu no Tōshu da, yarubeki ga aru.)
  • His voice sample 2 is "We have considerably assembled quite a lot of allies in this world." ( 随分と集まったな、この世界に、物好きな連中だ zuibun to atsumatta na, kono sekai ni, monozuki na renchū da.)
  • His voice sample 3 is "If a single family's battle will rip the world apart, so be it..."(世界の境界線が乱れ、戦いは家族する、それもいいだろう sekai no kyōkaisen ga midare, tatakai wa kazoku suru, sore mo ii darō...).
  • When he and Xiaoyu fight Batsu Ichimonji in his stage, he asks him about his school uniform. Batsu impulsively replies that he was just like from the moral's school committee which he refers to him as his classmate Kyosuke Kagami which is also from the moral's committee.
    • Interestingly, both Jin and Kyosuke are voiced by the same seiyū, Isshin Chiba, in which Batsu recognizes the similarities between their voices.
  • When he and Xiaoyu fight Alisa in her stage, she does not recognize him as her master, as she was reprogrammed by someone else. However, after she gets reprogrammed back, she instantly recognizes Jin. He then asks her to join the team and help them out.
  • To one of Xiaoyu's win quotes, where she mentions the word "excellent", Jin tells her not to use this word, and Heihachi says that it brings back bad memories. This is a reference to Lee Chaolan's famous catchphrase within the Tekken universe.

Project X Zone 2

  • Jin's team partner is his father Kazuya Mishima as his previous team partner Xiaoyu is currently being teamed up with Chun-Li from Street Fighter.
  • When Jin, Kazuya, Heihachi, and Xiaoyu meet Unknown, Jin's genes start to react, but he doesn't understand why.
    • When he learns that Unknown is his mother, he defeats her and makes sure she never returns, unlike in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, where he held Unknown before she reverted back to her human self, Jun.

Tekken 7:

  • Jin is one of the four characters added in an update after the full arcade release on March 31, 2015. Prior to becoming playable in the timed release, he was originally a non-playable sub-boss, replacing Heihachi under some conditions. However, in Fated Retribution and console ports, Jin is no longer a sub-boss.
  • His rage art is taken from his Tekken Tag Tournament 2 item move. He also performed this move on Heihachi in Tekken: Blood Vengeance, during his fight with him and Kazuya.
  • Jin is one of the characters that can have something knocked off them, the other's being Craig Marduk's hood, Shaheen's headcover, and Katarina's glasses.
  • In Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Jin regains his CEO outfit from Tekken 6 and Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion, as part of his customization; however, by default, his button shirt is now white instead of grey, and his pants are grey instead of purplish-black and his belt is dark brown, and his overall appearance is based on both Hwoarang and his devil form's ending in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. This outfit is used again in Tekken (Mobile), serving as his 4-Star appearance.
  • In Ultimate Tekken Bowl, Jin's hood is not knocked off if the roll is overcharged, in contrast to actual battles where his hood can be knocked off by his opponent.
    • The color of his bowling ball is red with his devil tattoo imprinted on it.
  • In Story mode, Jin is depicted wearing his devil form's new main outfit while recovering from his coma but in a few cutscenes where Lars shows him to both Lee and Alisa at Violet Systems and while being attacked by Nina and the Tekken Force, he is briefly seen without the top of his outfit.
    • In both Hwoarang's and his devil form's endings, he also wears this outfit.
  • He appears in Miguel's ending being beaten up by Miguel himself who later spares him from his finishing blow.

Tekken (Mobile)

  • Jin's featured act is "Jin-gle Bells", which is a play on words of the song Jingle Bells. Jin is also a boss in this act, where the player fights him in every mode. Once he is defeated and the act is cleared, he will gain 1 to 4-Star fragments each, whereas other fragments will need to be obtained in the live events, in order to unlock him as a playable character.
  • Once Jin becomes playable as a boss of the "Jinfinity War" event, a reference to The Avengers: Infinity War. This act was also used for the live events to gain more of the token to get the boxes in order to get his 1 to 4-Star fragments.


  • Jin features in his devil form in one of the Tekken Pachislot 4 story lines. In the story, Xiaoyu and Claudio team up and seek him out. Xiaoyu intends to try and rescue Jin from himself, whilst Claudio seeks to subdue his devil side.
  • Jin is a playable character in the mobile game The King of Fighters: All Star.
    • In his profile in the game, his birthday is listed as 5th August.[25]
    • Jin is playable as two different units in the game, one featuring his classic karate gi pants and the other with his black and red hoodie.
  • Jin is featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a spirit. His spirit battle has the player face off against two consecutive Kazuyas. When his spirit level reaches 99, Jin's spirit will turn into his devil form as an enhanced spirit.
  • Jin will feature as the main protagonist in Netflix's Tekken: Bloodline anime TV show.


Main article: Jin Kazama/Gallery

See Also


  1. ^ According to Yoshimitsu in the Scenario Campaign
  2. ^ https://www.tekken-official.jp/tk7ac/character/jin.php
  3. ^ Jin explains in Tekken 6 Scenario Campaign that he could hear Azazel's voice in his head instructing him on how to awaken it.
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/336776397420892160
  5. ^ https://www.gamesdatabase.org/Media/SYSTEM/Sony_Playstation//Manual/formated/Tekken_3_-_1998_-_Namco_Limited.pdf
  6. ^ See Kazuya's ending: The tournament officials sent Kazuya a message: The winner of Round 7 by default is Kazuya Mishima. Please proceed to the final stage. Though Kazuya sensed Heihachi's hand in Jin's disappearance, a fearless grin crept upon his face as he headed towards the final stage.
  7. ^ See Heihachi's ending, the first part of which is canonical. After arriving at Hon Maru and seeing his son, Kazuya Mishima's ending is canonical. This crosses over with Jin's ending which completes the canonical Tekken 4 ending. From when Kazuya tries to wake Jin up after he's seized control of Devil, Jin's ending takes over the canonical story.
  8. ^ Tekken 5 Official Strategy Guide
  9. ^ http://tk7.tekken.com/fighters/jin
  10. ^ https://www.tk7.tekken-official.jp/chara/
  11. ^ And also with Asuka, though this is likely due to her Kazama blood, since she and Jin barely know one another
  12. ^ a b c There are at least four instances in Tekken 6 that confirm Jin and Asuka to be cousins and Mr. Kazama and Jun to be siblings. The only source saying otherwise is a tweet from Harada stating that the relationship is actually more distant. This has yet to be corroborated by any in-game material however.
  13. ^ Also evidenced in her (non-canon) dialogues with Zafina
  14. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/186864873802706945
  15. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/107870065105448960
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/363309596422586370
  17. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/353575871392661504
  18. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/362838926160969729
  19. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyokushin_kaikan#cite_note-10
  20. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/305190144057688065
  21. ^ Lars Alexandersson/Scenario Campaign Dialogues#Asuka Kazama
  22. ^ Jin Kazama/Scenario Campaign Dialogues#Asuka Kazama
  23. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/304529116131110913
  24. ^ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/status/1376895298287493127
  25. ^ https://kofallstarx.com/character/jin-kazama-all-star/