Dead or Alive (デッドオアアライブ, Deddo oa Araibu) is a fighting video game series produced by Tecmo and developed by Team Ninja. A live-action film adaptation DOA: Dead or Alive was released in 2006. A short manga adaption was also released.
The Dead or Alive series depicts a collection of skilled martial artists in a worldwide competition named the Dead or Alive tournament. DOATEC (Dead or Alive Tournament Executive Committee), a massive corporation with unknown motives, holds the fighting competition in arenas ranging from the North Pole to the Amazon rain forest.