Ryo Hazuki (芭月 涼 Hazuki Ryō?) is the main protagonist of the Shenmue series. He is a Japanese teenager who lives in Yamanose, Yokosuka and dropped out of high school to avenge his father Iwao Hazuki's murder. He has appeared in two crossover games with Sonic the Hedgehog.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Ryo appears as a playable character in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, where he drives his friends motorcycle. He has also borrowed a Forklift Truck from his job which he can use with his All-Star move "Working Man". Ryo can actual have the forklift for an alternative vehicle, for those who preordered the game, but can be purchased for 320 .
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Ryo appears as a playable character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, as purchasable DLC for the Steam release. His signature vehicle is an OutRun arcade cabinet, which can transform into the Hang-On and Space Harrier cabinets for the water and air respectively.
At the young age of seven, Ryo was quite bratty. As Ryo got older, he became quite shy around girls after being teased for liking one by a friend.
- In Ryo Hazuki's games Shenmue and Shenmue II, there are various gashapon vending machines where Ryo Hazuki can buy a random capsule toy for ¥100 (Shenmue) or $5 (Shenmue II). There are vending machines for characters from Sonic the Fighters, Virtua Fighter, Virtua Fighter Kids and Excite Sega World.