Yuri Sakazaki is a year-old Japanese-American. After an incident in which she was captured by Mr. Big , she was taught entry-level Kyokugen karate, which she has used to develop her own style of fighting. Yuri's fighting style is based on Ryo's, but she utilizes several of her own techniques that distinguishes her from her brother. From then on, Yuri borrows at least one move from Street Fighter in each of her appearances.
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She first appears in the original Art of Fighting being kidnapped by Mr. Big , a criminal from the city of South Town. The players, Yuri's brother Ryo and his friend Robert Garcia spend the game searching for her. In the sequel, Yuri appears for the first time as a playable character, having been trained by her father Takuma in the art of the Kyokugen Karate. Yuri has also starred in the anime adaptation from Art of Fighting , in which she reprises her role from the first game.
In this character name, her name is typically written in Katakana due to shared heritage, living and being prominent abroad, despite being born in Japan. She is the first female practitioner of Kyokugenryu Karate. Her official nickname is Wild Flying Swallow. In the Neo Geo Freak's Volume 8 character poll, she was voted as the tenth favorite character with a total of votes. In the character popularity poll on Neo Geo Freak's website, she was voted as the nineteenth favorite character with a total of votes.
When she was six years old, her mother died in a tragic car accident. Sensing his family was being targeted, their father leaves in order to protect them. With the loss of both parents, Yuri became fearful and heavily dependent on Ryo for the rest of their childhood. When she first met Robert , she didn't trust him but eventually warmed up to him and the two eventually started dating. When she was 17, Yuri was kidnapped by Mr.