Ryu made his debut in the first Street Fighter as the primary playable character in the game, with his best friend, rival, and sparring partner Ken Masters serving as the second player's character. Both compete in the tournament depicted in the game in order to test their strength against the tournament's champion, Sagat.
His next appearance was in 1991's Street Fighter II. Set several years after Ryu defeated Sagat in the first tournament, Ryu participates in a second tournament. In his ending in the game, Ryu wins the tournament, but does not stay for the ceremony, already seeking his next challenge.
Ryu on a quest to confront Akuma, his master's brother and enemy. After their match, Akuma reveals that Ryu possesses the "Evil Intent" (殺意の波動 Satsui no Hadō or "Surge of Murderous Intent", sometimes translated as the "Dark Hadou") within him, the same power Akuma uses. In the Street Fighter Alpha series, there is an alternative selectable version of Ryu known as "Evil Ryu". Similarly to Akuma, Ryu takes this form when succumbing to the evil intent, and becomes more violent. It was not until the international versions of the game, Street Fighter Alpha 2, that Evil Ryu was introduced as a secret character in the games.
Finally after many years in the making, Prototypez Studios is more than pleased to bring to you -the most discerning of collectors- this beautiful and powerful rendition of Evil Ryu.
In this amazing masterpiece quality statue made of high end Polyurethane parts and solid polystone resin body and base, with magnets to hold both torsos, belt and head band tails in place. Ryu is depicts the classic Super Street Fighter 2 animated Hadoken intro pose designed by Capcom’s own master character designer Yasuda Akira A.K.A. Akiman. Ryu comes with an alternate switch out upper body that can rest on a beautifully sculpted chess like base.
Also in this Evil version, Ryu comes with red glowing LED lights for an extremely menacing effect. Ryu’s back comes with the mark of the Dark Hadou or the “evil intent” kanji symbol for a most fierce and ominous look.
Both upper bodies can be switched from the main body to the bust base, to form two beautiful products in one.
Leaning issues: We at Protoypez have been producing prototypes for companies for over 23 years, we know leaning is a huge issue. We have taken precautions by adding metallic supports to Ryu’s legs, you are in good hands.
With the paint master handled by master Special FX painter Casey Love, and depicting a bruises, slight cuts to his Ryus knuckles and elbows, even sweat drops on his forehead and chin, and sculpted fabric details by the amazing team of sculptors Ryan Serrano and Rouie Moran, with an iconic base borrowing the very same architectural motifs from Ryu’s famous stage ( Thanks to Simone Romano for this amazing idea).
Included are 2 upper bodies, damaged and clean cut versions, lower body/legs, base with Ryu’s stage theme elements, small Hadoken for the battle damaged torso, high end thick airtight art box packaging with satin interior for a more luxurious look, and with 1 lithography included. Designed and drawn by Carlos D’Anda famous comic book artist, depicting the famous animated intro in Carlo’s signature style. Signed base by Erick Sosa, and numbered base and certificate of Authenticity.
Ryu’s true evil power ( The Dark Hadou) has never been revealed to collectors as is the case with this statue many are labeling “The Evil Ryu", every muscle and detail has been captured, depicting Ryu’s subtle anime look, inspired by the animated intro and the Street Fighter anime.
Our main sculptor and founder Erick Sosa brings you a taste of the classic game in this high end collectible, destined to become the Ryu to top all Ryus. Sculpted and designed by a fan for fans.
Highly praised as one of the most iconic characters in the series, Erick and his team have managed to bring to the real world the very essence and spirit of the number 1 fighter among the world warriors.
The first in a line of 17 Classic characters from Super Street Fighter Including the other 7 World Warriors, the 4 bosses, and the new Challengers… and yes… Akumal!
Prototypes Studios is committed 100% to the realization of this entire line for the next 16 character releases, so worry no more, you will be able to collect the entire line up… if you dare…but.. do you have what it takes?
This statue series will be sure to become a true classic among true Street Fighter collectors worldwide.
With all that being said, Prototypez Studios is extremely proud to bring you a new breed of collectible that manages to come very close to the original prototype masterpiece by our team of artists.
Our product is produced and scrutinized by our partner factory Gantaku Anime, and by our amazing quality control team hailing from Japan with over 20 years of experience in the world of collectibles.
Remember…you simply cannot afford to miss out on this grail piece, once he is sold out you wont see him again.So what are you waiting for? Hit that “order now” button..greatness awaits you...join the fight now!… insert coin… insert many coins…. 3,2,1…..