Kazumi Mishima

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Name Kazumi Mishima
Origin Japan3.png Japan
Voiced By Yumi Hara[1]
Fighting Style Hachijou-Style Karate mixed with Mishima-Style Karate
Age Unknown (Presumably at her mid-late 60's)
Blood Type Unknown
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Occupation Unknown
Hobby Unknown
Likes Her husband
Her son
Dislikes Unknown

Introduction

Kazumi Mishima is the wife of Heihachi Mishima and mother of Kazuya Mishima. Prior to Tekken 7, she was not mentioned throughout the series except in Tekken 2's musical score, leading many fans to speculate what happened to her. Though she physically appeared in Tekken: The Motion Picture, she made her video game debut in Tekken 7.

Harada stated that Kazuya was not the first Mishima family member to make contact with Devil[2], and that Kazuya and Jin believe it started with Jinpachi[3] but only Heihachi really knows who it was[4]. Harada also pointed out that neither Jinpachi, Heihachi nor Lars possess the Devil-gene[5]. This may hint towards Kazumi being the first to have the Devil gene and would explain why Jinpachi, Heihachi, and Lars do not possess it yet both Kazuya and Jin do. It is soon revealed in the trailer of Tekken 7 in the San Diego Comic Con of 2014 that she does indeed have the Devil Gene.

During a trailer for Tekken 7, Kazuya mentions that Heihachi was the one who killed Kazumi before the events of the first game. Later a full version was released during the San Diego Comic Con. The trailer shows a conversation between her and an unknown figure several decades prior to the events of Tekken 7. Kazumi states that she must stop Heihachi as he knows that Kazuya, though young, was born with her powers and that there's no telling what Heihachi would to Kazuya and others. She then furthers this by stating that if she is killed in the process, Kazuya must perform the act himself. She then notes that she doesn't have complete control of her powers; Regardless, she will still push through with the effort, even if it kills her. Despite saying all of these, she remarks that she still loves Heihachi and that he still loves her. In the King of Iron Fist Tournament 2015, the mysterious figure's identity is revealed to be Akuma, and jer request to Akuma is expanded; as she also asks him to kill Kazuya as well, as he shares the same fate as Heihachi.

Her initial design was done by Mari Shimazaki.

Games in order of appearance:

* Her name in kanji appears on the floorboard of Tekken 2's Pagoda Temple stage.

Other Media:

*Cameo

**Mentioned Only


Tekken 7

Gallery - Outfit

Kazumi

Gameplay

Kazumi's move set, shows a unique fighting style, but still utilizes "Mishima" moves such as their "Demon Slayer.".

Story

Wife of Heihachi Mishima and practitioner of Hachijou style Karate. Having been childhood friends with Heihachi Mishima, they later fell in love. After they were married, they had a baby and named him Kazuya and from there, thought they could live in peace as a family for a long time after.

Years later, Heihachi founded and formed the large-scale conglomerate Mishima Zaibatsu with intentions of conquering the world. Kazumi's feelings for Heihachi from that of love turned that to one of grave danger.

With Heihachi waging war with most of the world, Kazumi set out to stop him with the victims of the Mishima Zaibatsu in mind.

Trivia

  • Kazumi serves as the final boss of the game. Upon entering her stage, the player's character will notice lava erupting from one point at the volcano, and Kazumi emerges, riding her tiger to confront the character. In the first round, and any round she wins, she will fight as her normal self, however, once she is defeated, she will transform into her devil form, and fight the player. If she is beaten in a round as her regular self, she is seen kneeling, as surrounding lightning gets stronger, she gets up, and transforms into her devil form. She then conjures a fireball to hit the player's character. The fireball causes a portion of the stage to sink into the lava, forcing the player to leap on the stable part, when they land, Kazumi confronts them, and the fight begins.
  • Shortly after her playable reveal, Harada made a tweet about Kazumi, stating: "This is real Tiger Uppercut", jokingly comparing one of her moves to the Tiger Uppercut of Street Fighter's Sagat.


Other Media

Tekken: The Motion Picture

Gallery - Outfit

Kazumi Mishima holding Kazuya Mishima (as a baby) in Tekken: The Motion Picture

The wife of Heihachi Mishima and the mother of Kazuya Mishima. Not much is known about her. But from what is known she was a kind nurturer to Kazuya, as opposed to her husband Heihachi, who was cruel to him. Kazuya would inherit his mother's genes and grew up to be kind-hearted in his early years. But after Heihachi threw him off a cliff Kazuya sold his soul to the Devil, for his survival and revenge against his father, making him a shadow of his former self.

Kazumi Mishima appears in a picture in a locket, along with baby Kazuya.

Kazumi was most likely a nice and loving person. Her death is probably one of the main reasons why Heihachi threw Kazuya off a cliff.


Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge (2014 film)

Gallery - Outfit

Heihachi reveals to Kazuya that the caused behind his amnesia and him being sold to the Minister was all part of his plan to rid Kazuya of his mother's "soft heart and weakness".

Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
Jinpachi Mishima
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Heihachi Mishima
 
Kazumi Mishima
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lars Alexandersson
 
Lee Chaolan / Violet
 
Kazuya Mishima
 
Jun Kazama
 
Asuka's father
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jin Kazama
 
 
 
Asuka Kazama

Videos

Trivia

  • Kazumi is the series' second canonical female boss. Angel is the final boss in Tekken 2 if the player plays as Devil.. Whilst Unknown and Jun Kazama were also bosses, they were non-canon.
  • Kazumi's name is written as 三島 一美 (Mishima Kazumi) in Kanji and as みしま かずみ in Hiragana.
  • Kazumi and Jun's sons (Kazuya and Jin, respectively) have names which are variants of their mothers' names.
  • Kazumi was stated to have died giving birth to Kazuya in The Motion Picture, even though there is a picture of her cradling him. However, the movie is non-canon and Tekken 7 reveals she was killed by Heihachi.
  • According to Harada, Kazumi's youthful looks stems from the fact that she was killed at a young age, and also due to the fact she isn't human.
  • Kazumi's voice actress, Yumi Hara, sings the credits for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution.
  • Her maiden name is Hachijou [1]
  • Her tiger also has a name and was also killed by Heihachi. [2]

Character Relationships

Notes

  1. Flying Wonkey Kazumi Mishima's Voice Actor. Twitter (2014-10-04). Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  2. Katsuhiro Harada's Twitter. Twitter (2011-08-23). Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  3. Katsuhiro Harada's Twitter. Twitter (2011-08-23). Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  4. Katsuhiro Harada's Twitter. Twitter (2011-08-23). Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  5. Katsuhiro Harada's Twitter. Twitter (2011-08-26). Retrieved 15 July 2014.