Shenmue (シェンムー) is a Japanese multimedia series created by Yu Suzuki of Sega AM2, and later Ys Net. It consists of video games, a film, a television series, music, books, and comics.
Ryo Hazuki was trained by his father, Iwao Hazuki, in the Hazuki-ryū jūjutsu style of martial arts. When Ryo was seventeen, a man named Lan Di who was the leader of a Chinese black market organization known as the Chi You Men came into the Hazuki Dojo seeking vengeance. He claimed Iwao killed his father, so Lan Di killed him out of revenge.
Ryo in turn sought vengeance for the death of his own father and searched Japan and China so that he could get revenge on Lan Di.
Video games in the Shenmue series
||A demo for the original Shenmue with a story involving the former Senior Managing Director of Sega, Hidekazu Yukawa.
||Takes place in 1986, in Yokosuka, Japan.
||Takes Place in 1987, in Hong Kong, Kowloon, and in Guilin in China.
||Released only in Japan in 2010, discontinued in 2011.
||PS4, Xbox One, Windows
||Remaster of Shenmue and Shenmue II: Takes place in 1986 in Yokosuka, Japan, then in 1987 in Hong Kong, Kowloon, and in Guilin in China.
||Takes place in 1987, in Bailu Village, Niowu, and at a Fortified Castle in China.
Cancelled Shenmue games
Other games with Shenmue characters
||Ryo Hazuki is in the crossover simulation role-playing game with other Sega characters.
|Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
||Android, Arcade, Blackberry, iOS, Java ME, macOS, Nintendo DS, PS3, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360
||Ryo Hazuki is in the crossover racer with other Sega characters.
|Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
||Android, iOS, macOS, Nintendo 3DS, PS3, Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox 360
||Ryo Hazuki is available in DLC for the crossover racer with other Sega characters.
|Project X Zone 2
||Ryo Hazuki is in this crossover tactical role-playing game with characters from franchises by Bandai Namco, Capcom, Sega, and Nintendo.