Hideo may not look
like it, but he's actually a person with a gentlemanly demeanor. He also
possesses a strong sense of justice and leads a serious personal life--no
alcohol nor smoking, ever. To further prove that, he is a ninth dan
master of karate, as evident in his mastery of the Shimazu style of the
martial art. When his father, the director of the dojo, passed away, a huge
fight over the estate ensued. The quarrel eventually became full of hatred,
and he was stripped of his rights to inheriting whatever his father had left
behind. His speech and social skills need some honing, though. Now in his
forties, he is looking for a wife.
Hideo first appears in
Rival Schools, introduced as a Japanese language teacher who is sent
along with Kyoko
to recruit students to
the school. The game's story has Hideo eventually brainwashed by the school's
principal and forced to bring in students the school, but is snapped out of
the brainwashing by students from Taiyo High School. Hideo's story has him
show some concern for Kyoko and his ending, he proposes to her.
In Project Justice,
he and Kyoko, along with fellow teacher Hayato,
investigate who is responsible for the new attacks on the school and
eventually discover that a student at Justice, Kurow,
is responsible. In story mode, Hideo is playable in the Justice High School,
with the ending showing him hospitalized from the investigation, due to him
rescuing a presumably dead Hyo from
the burning Justice High building.
Updated: Feb. 18th, 2020
Hideo is funny and entertaining stereotype of a Japanese school teacher...
making him an
original fighting game character design, right off the bat. Hideo also seems to have stolen M.
Bison's shoulder pads and some of Ryu's
moves, which in turn makes him instantly noticeable (and possibly likeable) to most Street Fighter fans.
Actually, his fighting style does that as well, since Hideo has several "shoto-like"
moves including Hadoukens and Hurricane Kicks.
If you give him a chance, Hideo a pretty cool
design visually, even though he's somewhat simple. A design for a
"teacher" shouldn't be that extravagant anyway, so I think Capcom
nailed it in that sense. His hair also cracks me up... and I think that's a
hairpiece he's wearing. Damn, Edayan's lines are so f*cking good. ;) I don't
think Rival Schools would be the same without Hideo, he definitely has
a cemented place in the series. No doubt he and Kyoko make a badass (and hilarious) team.
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