Reina's fighting style is based on a real Japanese martial art called Taido. She employs a fighting style using acrobatic maneuvers as well as brutal attacks such as knife-hand strikes, eye pokes, and scratching all reflecting her "mean streak" personality. Her moveset also has various "Mishima-style Karate" influences, with her acquiring techniques such as the Wind God Fist and Spinning Demon. When Bandai Namco was designing and animating Reina's moveset, they collaborated with renowned Taido expert Tetsuji Nakano, a four-time winner of the Taido World Championships.
Reina's deeper storyline elements and official bio have yet to be revealed.
Reina's visual design was created by Mari Shimazaki lead character designer for the Bayonetta series. FUN FACT: Mari Shimazaki was also behind the visual designs for Josie Rizal and Kazumi Mishima in TEKKEN 7.


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Page Updated:  Jan. 27th, 2024

It's brilliant that Bandai Namco didn't reveal Reina's relation to Kazuya and Heihachi before the release of TEKKEN 8. What a way to hype up a newcomer and leave fans BEGGING to know more! Reina's fighting style, based on the real martial art of Taido, hits hard and is ridiculously smooth. Reina appropriately has attacks inspired by the Mishimas but also has tons of super-unique moves and beautifully smooth movement options. She's an awesome new take on a Mishima character, offering hard-hitting Karate-style moves, stylish transitions, acrobatic kicks and sweeps, and brutal throws and claw attacks. She's mean!

Her default outfit is a bit plain... but it works. Her other outfits and customizations are great, too. Overall, Reina and her moveset are what I wanted Kazumi's to be in Tekken 7. Reina is a super cool newcomer for returning Mishima mains and also a great character for new players. She even has a 3rd Strike-style parry, bringing a unique mechanic to the game. As Lee would say, she's EXCELLENT!

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