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Hakuyo, also known as Shirataka, is an enemy which appears in Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2.


Hakuyo is a kung-fu fighter who trained at a 4000-year-old Shaolin temple in China. He originally appears as a regular enemy in the first game, where he dresses in a traditional kung-fu attire. He moves fast around the screen, often jumping behind the player for a kick attack or doing jump kicks.

He returns in the second game as a mini boss, being given a new attire with his long hair tied into a ponytail and exposing his bare chest. He's got quite a few new moves, like a chi blast from his palm. In harder difficulties he will use his jump kick more often and a high kick acting as an anti-air attack.




  • In the Streets of Rage 2 design doc, he is said to be a Kenpo practitioner.
  • Both versions of Hakuyo was originally considered as a returning enemy for Streets of Rage 4, alongside Fog, Jack, Slum, Vice and Chiba. Like those, he was ultimately scrapped.