Masa Insignia



Name Masakazu Ninagawa
Voiced By Crazy Ben Hayama
Hometown Kobe, Japan
Crew Dragon House Crew (DJFFNYTT)
Appears in Def Jam Vendetta
Def Jam Fight For NY
Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover
Venue Hangout Dragon House
Fighting Style Submissions
Strengths Upper Strength
Lower Strength
Blazin' Move (s) Origami (Front)
Dynamite Roll (Rear)
Chiropractor (DJFFNY)
Occupation Yakuza

Masa is a circuit fighter and a playable character in Def Jam VendettaDef Jam Fight For NY and Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover.


As the son of a high-ranking Yakuza, Masa has always been exposed to the darker side of the life. The youngest of three brothers, Masa has always had something to prove. He took the challenge from his father to extend ties into America. New York was chosen as the base of operations, and within months the Yakuza had extended itself into several shady areas. One of these areas is underground fighting, and Masa is here to prove that the Yakuza belong in this arena.

Def Jam Vendetta

Masa is the last fighter in Dragon House during the storyline.

Def Jam Fight For NY

In Def Jam Fight For NY, Masa is a circuit fighter and is found at the Dragon House, in Chinatown. The player will need to fight him to progress through the storyline.



  • Masa's name could be a reference to Masaru Sera a character in Yakuza.
  • Masa is the only circuit fighter in Def Jam series to have the same intro and outro quotes.
  • Masa's intro quote is most likely gibberish. While he's fully Japanese as already mentioned, seemingly none of his quotes are authentically Japanese. In his outro quote, he says "Nihon-jin namen'nayona" which means "Don't mess with Japanese people", however it is spoken with a very unnatural, almost self-parodying accent.
  • Masa is seen speaking English in The Takeover via pre-battle conversations in story mode.
Characters From Def Jam Vendetta
Heros: Briggs · Proof · Spider · Tank
Circuit Fighters: Arii · Chukklez · Cruz · Dan G · Deebo · Drake · Headache · Iceberg · Manny · Masa · Moses · Nyne · Omar · Peewee · Razor · Ruffneck · Sketch · Steel · Zaheer
Circuit Announcer: Funkmaster Flex

Characters From Def Jam Fight For NY
Circuit Fighters: Baxter · Bo · Chiang · Cruz · Dan G · Masa · Meca · Nyne · Rome · Santos · Skull · Solo · Suspect · Teck · Trick
Shop Owners: Henry Rollins · Jacob · Manny · Snowman · Stingray
Circuit Announcer(s): DJ Enuff · DJ Felli Fel
Crooked Cops: Jervis · Starks
From The Takeover: O.G.