Why did they mostly have Chinese actors play Japanese characters? Will Yun Lee as Iori Yagami and Maggie Quigley as Mai Shiranui? And have a white guy, Sean Faris play as the protagonist, Kyo Kusanagi? Horrible direction by Gordon Chan. They should have had Kane Kosugi play the role of Kyo Kusanagi. Kane Kosugi is a Japanese-American martial arts actor. He was born in America, in L.A.