Josie Rizal

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Name Josie Rizal
Origin Philippines.png Philippines[1]
Voiced By Unknown
Fighting Style Eskrima and Kickboxing[1]
Age Unknown
Blood Type Unknown
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Occupation Kick-boxer and Model (T7)
Hobby Unknown
Likes Her family, her country, the Tekken Force
Dislikes Unknown


Josie Rizal (ja. ジョシー・リサール Jyoshi Risāru) is a character first introduced in Tekken 7 as part of the first set of time release characters. Prior to her official announcement, her render was leaked, and there were many speculations as to her origin. Many pointed to the Philippines due to the design and color scheming. Before her render was leaked, Harada had made a tweet considering a Filipino character for the game, exclaiming "Jollibee" in the process. According to Harada, her constant crying is due to her previous backstory. Mad Catz's Markman was also consulted heavily in order to create her design.

Her character design was drawn by Mari Shimazaki.

Games in order of appearance:


Tekken 7

Gallery - Outfit

Josie's CG-art in Tekken 7

Josie was revealed alongside Jin and Devil Jin as part of the first set of time release characters. Prior to official announcement, her render was leaked.


She has multiple moves and animations that were originally seen from Bruce Irvin. Whether the two are connected by story or if this was a mere coincidence is unknown.

Story (Official Website)

Josie Rizal tried her best to support her family by balancing two jobs. One as a model, and one as a professional kickboxer. One day, while she was out running on her usual training course along the mountain roads, she was suddenly confronted by an enormous, hairy creature!

Josie screamed, and then fled half in tears, but the creature remained hot on her heels. Realizing she had little chance of escape, Josie abruptly came to a halt, then turned trembling, to face her feral foe...


Josie successfully defeats Kuma, crying that Kuma scared her. However, Kuma's paw reveals that Josie had lost one of her earrings and that he was trying to return it to her. Shortly after returning it, he falls unconscious.


  • Her rage art in the pre-Fated Retribution build of the game is copied directly from Xiba's (from Soul Calibur) Critical Edge.


Character Trivia

  • Her name is a play on Jose Rizal, the Philippines' national hero.
  • Her "official" cosplayer for Tekken 7 is Yuriko Tiger.
  • The flower design her clothes have is based on the Sampaguita, the national flower of the Philippines.
  • Her fighting style eskrima is a national fighting style in the Philippines.


Pre-fight Quotes Win Quotes
Gotta focus. I can't believe I won.
I got this. I'm still ready to fight.
Oh my gosh. I'm getting nervous. Yes. Yeah. I did it.

Rage Art

Activation On Hit
Get ready to fly! Take this! You're finished!

Character Relationships


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tekken 7 Josie Trailer. Twitter (2015-03-29). Retrieved 29 March 2015.