Akuma (ST)

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Akuma's portrait in Super Turbo

Introduction

Akuma, or Gouki, in Japan, is a secret boss which has been introduced in Super Street Fighter II Turbo/X. In order to face him, you have to either obtain a high score, reach the last stage quick or defeat many human opponents without losing a single credit. Akuma would appear on the screen, attack Dictator and face you in his place. A toned down version was made available for players to use, but it is still a too powerful character for competitive play. It featured a single air Hadouken instead of two and longer recovery on his projectiles.

Picking Akuma

Unlike his counterparts, Akuma is a secret character that requires a special input code. To choose him, do the following at the character selection screen:

  • Start with the character selection cursor over Ryu or Ken. Wait a small period of time. (Three seconds should be plenty.)
  • Move the cursor to T.Hawk. Wait in the same way.
  • Then move the cursor to Guile. Wait a short while again.
  • After that, move to Cammy. Wait.
  • Finally, move the cursor back to Ryu or Ken. Wait one last time.
  • At this point, you may optionally move the cursor to any character. There's no real reason to take this unnecessary step unless you're afraid you might get the code wrong and want to choose a specific backup character in such a case.
  • Now press start, and then very quickly after pressing start, press all 3 punch buttons simultaneously. Mash the three punches to increase your chance of success.


Normal Secondary
Akuma-01.png Akuma-02.png

--Born2SPD

Tournament Illegality and Etiquette

Since Akuma is considered an overwhelmingly-strong character, he's banned in virtually every tournament. Choosing him outside of tournaments may also be frowned upon if the games are being played with any kind of seriousness. Playing as him should be done for entertainment value only. He was previously considered balanced in HD Remix, but due to Damdai entering and WINNING every tournament with Akuma, as well as inescapable super setups coming to light, he is now considered overpowered and banned from all sanctioned tournaments.


--Murderbydeath 02:26, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Moves Analysis

Disclaimer: To better understand the diagrams, read this.

Normal Moves

Ground Normals

  • Close Standing Jab: (Base max activation range: 25)
Damage 4[0] Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Akuma stcljab2.png Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 2 4 5
Simplified 1 + 2 4 5

Akuma performs an elbow smash in front and above his head. Fast start-up anti-air up close, with just OK priority.

  • Far Standing Jab:
Damage 4[0] Akuma stfarjab1&3.png Akuma stfarjab2.png Akuma stfarjab1&3.png Akuma stfarjab4 stfarstrng6 stfarfrc6.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 2 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 2 4 5

Rapid-fire Jab that has very good priority (Akuma's arm is completely invulnerable) but just acceptable reach and very low damage. The hitbox is fat like the Old shotos and also has a little more range.

  • Crouching Jab:
Damage 4[0] Akuma crjab1&3.png Akuma crjab2.png Akuma crjab1&3.png Akuma crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 2 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 2 4 5

Rapid-fire ducking Jab with average reach and very good priority. Akuma's arm is completely invincible.

  • Close Standing Strong: (Base max activation range: 31)
Damage 22[0] Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Akuma stclstrng2.png Akuma stclstrng3.png Akuma stclstrng4.png Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +0
Frame Count 3 2 6 4 6
Simplified 1 + 3 2 16

Akuma performs a hook. This move has a not very good recovery, so try canceling it into some special such as the hadouken to avoid punishment. This also recovers 1f faster than with the other shotos.

  • Far Standing Strong:
Damage 22[0] Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Akuma stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4 stfarshrt2&7.png Akuma stfarstrng3.png Akuma stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4 stfarshrt2&7.png Akuma stfarstrng5 stfarfrc5.png Akuma stfarjab4 stfarstrng6 stfarfrc6.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +7
Frame Count 1 2 4 3 3 1
Simplified 1 + 3 4 7

Akuma performs a straight punch. This move has very good recovery, reach and priority. Works as anti-air against moves whose extended limbs are vulnerable, but notice Akuma's body moves forward a bit, so you need some room to use it correctly. Akuma's whole arm is invincible in this attack.

  • Crouching Strong:
Damage 22[0] Akuma crstrng1&5.png Akuma crstrng2&4.png Akuma crstrng3.png Akuma crstrng2&4.png Akuma crstrng1&5.png Akuma crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +7
Frame Count 1 2 4 3 3 1
Simplified 1 + 3 4 7

Akuma does a crouching straight. Good damage, stun, recovery and priority. Akuma's whole arm is completely invincible. This move can be used as a safe meaty against several invulnerable special attacks from the correct distance. However, this can be countered by standing still (which shrinks the hurtbox horizontally) and then either attacking or walking up and throwing. It is also unsafe against most supers, which is yet another reason to (always) have an eye on the enemy's super bar.

  • Close Standing Fierce: (Base max activation range: 41)
Damage 28[1] Akuma stclfrc1.png Akuma stclfrc2.png Akuma stclfrc3.png Akuma stclfrc4.png Akuma stclfrc5.png
Stun 3~9 / 10~16
Stun Timer 40 / 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes / No
Super Cancel* Yes / Yes
Frame Advantage -9 / -7
Frame Count 3 2 6 10 13
Simplified 1 + 3 8 23

Akuma does a close upper. Good priority anti-air if the enemy is on top of you, and if he is close it can be canceled into any special attack for a basic but damaging combo. Bad recovery.

  • Far Standing Fierce:
Damage 28[1] Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Akuma stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4 stfarshrt2&7.png Akuma stfarfrc3.png Akuma stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4 stfarshrt2&7.png Akuma stfarstrng5 stfarfrc5.png Akuma stfarjab4 stfarstrng6 stfarfrc6.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage -7
Frame Count 3 2 6 10 12 1
Simplified 1 + 5 6 23

Similar to far.strong, but with higher damage and longer reach, but the head hitbox moves forward just as much and the recovery is hideous. This move can not be canceled into specials, so make sure it hits or you will pay the price.

  • Crouching Fierce:
Damage 28[1] / 22[1] Akuma crfrc1&5.png Akuma crfrc2.png Akuma crfrc3.png Akuma crfrc4.png Akuma crfrc1&5.png Akuma crfrc6.png
Stun 3~9 / 10~16
Stun Timer 40 / 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes / No
Super Cancel* Yes / No
Frame Advantage -12 / -9
Frame Count 3 3 8 10 12 1
Simplified 1 + 3 11 23

Uppercut from crouching position. It does good damage and has a deceptively long horizontal reach, but just average to low priority and quite long recovery. This move is unsafe on block or hit and is mainly used in combos or as close-up anti-air. Favor standing Fierce if you can for the latter.

  • Close Standing Short: (Base max activation range: 0)
Damage 12[0] Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Akuma stclshrt2&5 stclrh5.png Akuma stclshrt3.png Akuma stclshrt4.png Akuma stclshrt2&5 stclrh5.png Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +3
Frame Count 2 3 2 4 3 1
Simplified 1 + 5 2 8

Akuma performs a low kick that can be canceled into a far Short or crouching Short. This move must be blocked low.

  • Far Standing Short:
Damage 14[0] Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Akuma stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4 stfarshrt2&7.png Akuma stfarshrt3&6.png Akuma stfarshrt4.png Akuma stfarshrt5.png Akuma stfarshrt3&6.png Akuma stfarstrng2&4 stfarfrc2&4 stfarshrt2&7.png Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel* No
Frame Advantage +3
Frame Count 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 1
Simplified 1 + 7 2 8

Like the Close version, but without cancels and worse priority. Hits low as well. Unlinke N.Ken's version, this move has 1f faster recovery.

  • Crouching Short:
Damage 4[0] Akuma crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png Akuma crshrt2.png Akuma crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png Akuma crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Stun 0~5
Stun Timer 40
Chain Cancel Yes
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +4
Frame Count 3 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 3 4 5

Rapid fire crouching low kick. Has awesome priority like Old Shotos.

  • Close Standing Forward: (Base max activation range: 0)
Damage 24[0] Akuma stclfrwrd1&5.png Akuma stclfrwrd2&4.png Akuma stclfrwrd3.png Akuma stclfrwrd2&4.png Akuma stclfrwrd1&5.png Akuma stclfrwrd6.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +3
Frame Count 2 1 6 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 3 6 9

Knee bash with a good recovery.

  • Far Standing Forward:
Damage 24[0] Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Akuma stfarfrwrd2&4.png Akuma stfarfrwrd3.png Akuma stfarfrwrd2&4.png Akuma stfarfrwrd5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel* No
Frame Advantage +3
Frame Count 3 4 8 6 1
Simplified 1 + 7 8 7

High side kick with good priority, but very slow start-up. Very good anti-air if you can hit the button early enough. The priority is better than Old Shotos (similar to HF's at front, but more extended backwards).

  • Crouching Forward:
Damage 22[0] Akuma crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png Akuma crfrwrd2&4.png Akuma crfrwrd3.png Akuma crfrwrd2&4.png Akuma crshrt1&3 crfrwrd1&5.png Akuma crjab4 crstrng6 crshrt4 crfrwrd6.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 60
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage +3
Frame Count 1 2 6 4 4 1
Simplified 1 + 3 6 9

Crouching side kick. This move has good reach and recovery, but is has projected vulnerable hitboxes before and after it becomes active. It is an important tool when closing the gap on the enemy and trying to push him into the corner as it can be canceled into Hadoukens. It is also used in bread and butter combos. It has good priority like Old Shotos.

  • Close Standing Roundhouse: (Base max activation range: 40)
Damage 30[1] + 4[1] Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png Akuma stclrh2.png Akuma stclrh3.png Akuma stclrh4.png Akuma stclshrt2&5 stclrh5.png Akuma stcljab1&3 stclstrng1&5 stfarstrng1 stfarfrc1 stclshrt1&6 stfarshrt1&8 stfarfrwrd1 stclrh1&6.png
Stun 10~16 + 1~7
Stun Timer 80 + 70
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel No
Super Cancel* No
Frame Advantage -1 / +7(+6)
Frame Count 3 2 8 4 10 1
Simplified 1 + 5 8 4 11

Akuma performs an axe kick that hits twice if the enemy is close enough. This is not a very useful move, but it is safe on block from point-blank range and often trades with aerial attacks. If you use it as a meaty, you can combo a crouching kick for two or three hits. you often have better options, though. Unlike other shotos, this move starts 2f faster, has the head hurtbox projected on his back and the hitbox on the second active part is bigger.

  • Far Standing Roundhouse:
Damage 30[1] Akuma stfarrh1.png Akuma stfarrh2.png Akuma stfarrh3.png Akuma stfarrh4.png Akuma stfarrh5.png
Stun 10~16
Stun Timer 80
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes / Yes
Super Cancel* Yes / Yes
Frame Advantage -5 / -1
Frame Count 2 2 8 10 7
Simplified 1 + 2 10 17

Akuma's staple Roundhouse kick. Akuma's version of this move is actually a good anti air since the priority is a lot better and the move is also 2 frames faster, in comparison to the other shotos. It can be canceled in the odd event that it hits during the first active part. This move can not be canceled into specials if it hits while the leg is fully extended.

  • Crouching Roundhouse:
Damage 30[1] Akuma crrh1.png Akuma crrh2.png Akuma crrh3.png Akuma crrh4.png Akuma crrh5.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 130
Chain Cancel No
Special Cancel Yes
Super Cancel* Yes
Frame Advantage -9
Frame Count 3 6 6 8 11
Simplified 1 + 3 6 25

Akuma's sweep kick. This move generates a fast knockdown if it hits. It has good range and the priority is such that it beats or trades with a number of moves. The recovery, however, is very long, so good players will try to bait this move so as to punish it afterward. This can be canceled into Hadoukens so you can push the enemy towards his corner or Shoryukens and Short tatsus for super meter. Knowing the timing for walking up cr.Rounhouse xx Hadouken is an important skill for shoto players. It has the damage and priority of Old Shotos.

Aerial Normals

  • Neutral Jumping Jab:
Damage 12[0] Akuma njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 djstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Akuma njjab2.png
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40
Special Cancel Yes

Frame Count 2

Akuma performs a jumping jab that is active throughout the whole jump. Akuma's hand has a relatively large active hitbox around it, making this a good air-to-air move. It can be used for jumping on you opponent after a knockdown and not generate much push-back, allowing you to apply mix-ups such as throw, cr.forward xx Hadouken/super or delayed Jab SRK (to beat reversal throws).

  • Diagonal Jumping Jab:
Damage 12[0] Akuma njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 djstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Akuma djjab2.png
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40
Special Cancel Yes

Frame Count 2

Akuma performs a jumping jab that is active throughout the whole jump. Akuma's hand has a relatively large active hitbox around it, making this a good air-to-air move. It can be used for jumping on you opponent after a knockdown and not generate much push-back, allowing you to apply mix-ups such as throw, cr.forward xx Hadouken/super or delayed Jab SRK (to beat reversal throws). This beats Zangief's Lariats from the right distance and still hits him if he crouches.

  • Neutral/Diagonal Jumping Strong:
Damage 22[0] Akuma njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 djstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Akuma njstrng2 djstrng2.png Akuma njstrng3 djstrng3.png Akuma njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 djstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Akuma njstrng5 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Akuma njstrng6 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Akuma njstrng7 djstrng7 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50
Special Cancel Yes*

Frame Count 2 2 20 4 4 4
Simplified 4 20

This aerial punch stays active for quite some time, for a Strong punch. It has very good horizontal reach and Akuma's arm is completely invincible. A move to be considered when afraid of wall dives crossing you or aerial attacks in general. This attack does not hit crouching opponents.

  • Neutral Jumping Fierce:
Damage 28[0] Akuma njfrc1 djfrc1.png Akuma njfrc2 djfrc2.png Akuma njfrc3 djfrc3.png Akuma njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 djstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Akuma njstrng5 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Akuma njstrng6 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Akuma njstrng7 djstrng7 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Stun 11~17(-1)
Stun Timer 60(+20)
Special Cancel Yes*

Frame Count 2 2 8 4 4 4
Simplified 4 8

Same as diagonal jump fierce, but does more dizzy.

  • Diagonal Jumping Fierce:
Damage 28[1] Akuma njfrc1 djfrc1.png Akuma njfrc2 djfrc2.png Akuma njfrc3 djfrc3.png Akuma njjab1 djjab1 njstrng1&4 djstrng1&4 njfrc4 djfrc4.png Akuma njstrng5 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Akuma njstrng6 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Akuma njstrng7 djstrng7 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Stun 3~9
Stun Timer 40
Special Cancel Yes*

Frame Count 2 2 8 4 4 4
Simplified 4 8

This move has very good air to ground priority, and Akuma's arm is also completely invincible. It can be used as anti-air from certain distances, and also beats or trades most other aerial attacks.

  • Neutral Jumping Short:
Damage 14[0] Akuma njshrt1 njfrwrd1.png Akuma njshrt2.png Akuma njstrng5 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40
Special Cancel Yes

Frame Count 3 40

This stays out for quite some time, but it has a very short reach. Mostly useless.

  • Diagonal Jumping Short:
Damage 12[0] Akuma djshrt1.png Akuma djshrt2.png Akuma djshrt3.png
Stun 1~7(-2)
Stun Timer 40
Special Cancel No

Frame Count 2 3
Simplified 5

This stays out for quite some time, but safe jumps aside, this does not have many uses. Its main downside is the short reach. Unlike N.Ryu's and N.Ken's versions of this move, it has no foot hurtbox throughout the entire move.

  • Neutral Jumping Forward:
Damage 22[0] Akuma njshrt1 njfrwrd1.png Akuma njfrwrd2.png Akuma njstrng5 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Akuma njstrng6 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Akuma njstrng7 djstrng7 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50
Special Cancel No

Frame Count 5 13 6 6
Simplified 5 13

OK kick that stays active for some time. It can be used in certain situations where the enemy has trouble knowing which way to block. That aside, prefer neutral Strong, Fierce or Roundhouse.

  • Diagonal Jumping Forward:
Damage 22[0] Akuma djfrwrd1 djrh1.png Akuma djfrwrd2&4 djrh2&4.png Akuma djfrwrd3.png Akuma djfrwrd2&4 djrh2&4.png Akuma njstrng5 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Akuma njstrng6 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Akuma njstrng7 djstrng7 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 50(+10)
Special Cancel No

Frame Count 2 3 13 3 3 3
Simplified 5 13

Rather long aerial kick with great priority. It can be used as a cross-up aerial attack, but diagonal Roundhouse is better for that. It can be used in safe jumps, to get less push-back if it gets blocked. It's like the Old Shotos Diagonal Jumping Forward since the foot hurtbox is actually placed below his body instead of his leg and also has a bigger hurtbox vertically, hitting lower and higher than O.Ryu's and O.Ken's.

  • Neutral Jumping Roundhouse:
Damage 30[0] Akuma njrh1.png Akuma njrh2.png Akuma njrh3.png Akuma njrh4.png Akuma njrh5.png Akuma njstrng6 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Akuma njstrng7 djstrng7 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Stun 11~17(-1)
Stun Timer 60(+20)
Special Cancel Yes / No

Frame Count 2 4 4 4 3 3
Simplified 2 8

Neutral spin kick that has great reach and priority. The first active part becomes active very fast, saving you from some troublesome situations. Akuma's version of this move is a like a mix form Old and New shotos: the seocnd active part hitbox has a very big hitbox like on Old Shotos but he also has the nerfed priority, like New Shotos.

  • Diagonal Jumping Roundhouse:
Damage 30[1] Akuma djfrwrd1 djrh1.png Akuma djfrwrd2&4 djrh2&4.png Akuma djrh3.png Akuma djfrwrd2&4 djrh2&4.png Akuma njstrng5 djstrng5 njfrc5 djfrc5 njshrt3 njfrwrd3 djfrwrd5 djrh5.png Akuma njstrng6 djstrng6 njfrc6 djfrc6 njfrwrd4 djfrwrd6 njrh6 djrh6.png Akuma njstrng7 djstrng7 njfrc7 djfrc7 njfrwrd5 djfrwrd7 njrh7 djrh7.png
Stun 3~9
Stun Timer 40
Special Cancel No

Frame Count 2 3 7 3 3 3
Simplified 5 7

Akuma's best cross-up attack. This also has good reach and priority. From certain distances, this can also be used as anti-air, in the same fashion as diagonal jumping Fierce, hitting your enemy from above his attack or around the head. Akuma's version of this moves behaves like the one from Old Shotos: his leg is completelly invulnerable, but as a tradeoff he has a hurtbox below his body, which actually allows it to be countered by stuff that new shotos can beat easily, like Dictator's Psycho Crusher, for example.

Throws

Akuma can throw using Strong, Fierce, Forward, and Roundhouse. The direction of the joystick determines the direction the enemy gets thrown at. All his throws have the same range and do 32 points of damage (plus two more if behind in rounds). Due to the start-up and recovery properties if it fails, the towards+Fierce throw is often preferred.

  • Normal Throws Throwboxes:
Damage 32 Akuma throwb.png Akuma throw.png Akuma throwf.png
Stun 7~13
Stun Timer 100
Range (from axis) 48
(from throwable box) 19
  • Shoulder Throw a.k.a. Seoi Nage: (←/→ + Strong/Fierce)

Both punch throws are the same, which allow Akuma to grab the enemy and throw him above his head.

  • Circle Throw a.k.a. Tomoe Nage: (←/→ + Forward/Roundhouse)

The kick throws are also the same and have Akuma pull the enemy towards himself, lay down and throw them with the aid of his leg.

Special Moves

  • Gou Hadouken a.k.a. Fireball: (↓↘→ + P)

Detailed Input: (↓ [0~6f] ↘ [0~6f] → [0~10/9/7f] Jab/Strong/Fierce)

  • Startup:
Akuma fb1to3anm.gif Akuma fb4.png
Frame Count 9 1
Simplified 10
  • Active:
  • Jab Version:
Damage 18[2] Akuma fb5.png Akuma fb7bjab.png Akuma fb10bjab.png Akuma fb13bjab.png Akuma fb14bjab.png
Stun 7~13
Stun Timer 110
Super Meter* 2
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 41
  • Strong Version:
Damage 20[2] Akuma fb5.png Akuma fb7bstrng.png Akuma fb10bstrng.png Akuma fb13bstrng.png Akuma fb14bstrng.png
Stun 7~13
Stun Timer 110
Super Meter* 2
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 42
  • Fierce Version:
Damage 22[2] / 20[2] Akuma fb5.png Akuma fb7bfrc.png Akuma fb10bfrc.png Akuma fb13bfrc.png Akuma fb14bfrc.png
Stun 7~13
Stun Timer 110
Super Meter* 2
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 43

NOTE: A lot of frames were omitted here, because in each frame the fb's hitbox move 1-3 pixels forward, the images are all uploaded though with the same name pattern, so you can still see them.

Akuma throws a blue ball of energy at his opponent. The strength of the punch determines its speed: Jab flies the slowest, while Fierce flies the fastest. Akuma's Hadouken has a slightly better startup than the other shotos', and it also causes a full knockdown that throws the enemy across the screen if it hits early. Only Akuma's Hadoukens and Ken's command roundhouse kick have this property.

  • Shakunetsu Hadouken a.k.a. Red Fireball: (←↙↓↘→ + P)

Detailed Input: (← [0~6f] ↙ [0~6f] ↓ [0~6f] ↘ [0~6f] → [0~10/9/7f] Jab/Strong/Fierce)

  • Startup:
Akuma fb1to3ranm.gif Akuma fb4.png
Frame Count 14 1
Simplified 15
  • Active:
  • Jab Version:
Damage 18[2] Akuma fb5.png Akuma fb7rjab.png Akuma fb10rjab.png Akuma fb13rjab.png Akuma fb14rjab.png
Stun 5~11
Stun Timer 100
Super Meter* 2
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 42
  • Strong Version:
Damage 7[7] + 7[7] Akuma fb5.png Akuma fb7rstrng.png Akuma fb10rstrng.png Akuma fb13rstrng.png Akuma fb14rstrng.png
Stun 0~4 + 0~4
Stun Timer 20 + 20
Super Meter* 2
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 50
  • Fierce Version:
Damage 7[8] + 7[8] + 7[8] Akuma fb5.png Akuma fb7rfrc.png Akuma fb10rfrc.png Akuma fb13rfrc.png Akuma fb14rfrc.png
Stun 0~4 + 0~4 + 0~4
Stun Timer 20 + 20 + 20
Super Meter* 2
Frame Count 1 2 3 3 3...
Simplified 60

NOTE: A lot of frames were omitted here, because in each frame the fb's hitbox move 1-3 pixels forward, the images are all uploaded though with the same name pattern, so you can still see them.

Akuma glows with some red energy, then throws a flaming ball of energy at his opponent. The strength of the punch determines its speed and number of hits: Jab flies the slowest and hits once, while Fierce flies the fastest and hits three times. The Fierce version can be used to lock the enemy forever in the corner and chip them to death while they are locked in blockstun. The recovery of the Strong and Fierce versions is much greater than that of any other projectile in the game, but if they connect, the opponent will be locked in blockstun for a longer period.

  • Zankuu Hadouken a.k.a. Air Fireball: (In air, ↓↘→ + P)

Detailed Input: (↓ [0~6f] ↘ [0~6f] → [0~10/9/7f] Jab/Strong/Fierce, can be done after the ?th jumping frame)

  • Startup:
Akuma afb1.png Akuma afb2.png
Frame Count 2 6
Simplified 8
  • Active:
  • Jab Version:
Damage 8[0] Akuma afb3.png Akuma afb4jab.png Akuma afb5jab.png Akuma afb6jab.png Akuma afb7jab.png Akuma afb8jab.png Akuma afb9jab.png Akuma afb10jab.png
Stun 0~4
Stun Timer 20
Super Meter* 2

Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1...
Simplified 8...
  • Strong Version:
Damage 8[1] Akuma afb3.png Akuma afb4strng.png Akuma afb5strng.png Akuma afb6strng.png Akuma afb7strng.png Akuma afb8strng.png Akuma afb9strng.png Akuma afb10strng.png
Stun 0~4
Stun Timer 20
Super Meter* 2

Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1...
Simplified 8...
  • Fierce Version:
Damage 8[2] Akuma afb3.png Akuma afb4frc.png Akuma afb5frc.png Akuma afb6frc.png Akuma afb7frc.png Akuma afb8frc.png Akuma afb9frc.png Akuma afb10frc.png
Stun 0~4
Stun Timer 20
Super Meter* 2

Frame Count 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1...
Simplified 8...
  • Recovery:
Akuma afb11.png Akuma afb12.png Akuma afb13.png
Frame Count 4 0
Simplified 0

Akuma throws a small blue ball of energy that descends diagonally to the ground. This does less damage than his other projectiles, but has the advantage of allowing Akuma to recover as he lands (a.k.a. "trip guard"), being quite spammable, and hitting moves that otherwise would go through projectiles, such as Zangief's Lariats and O.Dee Jay's Machine Gun Upper. Akuma is vulnerable around his head, which characters with a high jump can exploit to counter the move, or trade in their favor - though taking a full knockdown in the process.

  • Gou Shouryuken a.k.a. Dragon Punch: (→↓↘ + P)

Detailed Input: (→ [0~6f] ↓ [0~6f] ↘ [0~10/9/7f] Jab/Strong/Fierce)

Damage 32[2] + 12[2] + 12[2] Akuma srk0.png Akuma srk1.png Akuma srk2.png Akuma srk3.png Akuma srk4.png Akuma srk5.png Akuma srk6.png
Stun 2~8 + 2~8 + 2~8
Stun Timer 90 + 90 + 90
Super Meter* 2


Frame Count (Jab) 1 3 4 14 6 11 5
Simplified (Jab) 1 3 4 14 22
Frame Count (Strong) 1 3 4 22 6 14 5
Simplified (Strong) 1 3 4 22 25
Frame Count (Fierce) 1 4 4 26 6 21 5
Simplified (Fierce) 1 4 4 26 32

Akuma becomes completely invulnerable and performs a rising punch that hits up to three times, knocks down and juggles, then falls defenseless to the ground. The added stun timer is particularly good, since one can often either land three hits, or combo into a Tatsu.

  • Tatsumaki Zankuu Kyaku: (↓↙← + K)

Detailed Input: (↓ [0~6f] ↙ [0~6f] ← [0~10/9/7f] Short/Forward/Roundhouse)

  • Startup:
Short Forward Rh Akuma tatsu0&1shrt 0frwrd 0rh.png Forward & Rh Only Akuma tatsu2.png Akuma tatsu3.png
Damage 12[1] Akuma tatsu1frwrd 1rh.png
Stun 3~9
Stun Timer 90
Super Meter* 2

Frame Count (Short) 4 4 3
Simplified (Short) 4 7
Frame Count (Forward) 1 4 4 2
Simplified (Forward) 1 4 6
Frame Count (Rh) 1 3 4 3
Simplified (Rh) 1 3 7
  • Active:
    • Short Version: This happens only once.
    • Forward Version: This happens twice.
    • Roundhouse Version: This happens 3 times.
Damage 12[1]/12[0] Akuma tatsu4shrt 4&8frwrd 4&8&12rh.png Akuma tatsu5shrt 5&9frwrd 5&9&13rh.png Akuma tatsu6shrt 6&10frwrd 6&10&14rh.png Akuma tatsu7shrt 7&11frwrd 7&11&15rh.png
Stun 3~9
Stun Timer 90



Frame Count 3 3 3 3
  • Recovery:
Akuma tatsu8shrt 12frwrd 16rh.png Akuma tatsu9shrt 13frwrd 17rh.png Akuma tatsu10shrt 14frwrd 18rh.png Akuma tatsu11shrt 15frwrd 19rh.png
Frame Count 4 4 4 0
Simplified 12 0

Akuma becomes completely invulnerable up until he attacks with spinning kicks. All versions cause a full knockdown on hit. The forward and roundhouse versions have active frames on the way up, hit multiple times, and juggle. This can be used to go through projectiles, punishing the enemy before he can recover (with the exception of Sagat's low Tiger shot). It will also evade any normal attack if done as a meaty, possible hitting them up to three times. This can also be used to evade any cross-up attempt.

Akuma cannot use this move as a reversal after you are hit by normal attacks while airborne, that is to say, after an air reset.

  • Kuuchuu Tatsumaki Zankuu Kyaku: (In air, ↓↙← + K)

Detailed Input: (↓ [0~6f] ↙ [0~6f] ← [0~10/9/7f] Short/Forward/Roundhouse)

  • Active: (The Air version does not has a startup animation)
    • Short Version: This happens only once.
    • Forward Version: This happens twice.
    • Roundhouse Version: This happens 3 times.
Damage 16[1] Akuma atatsu1shrt 1&5frwrd 1&5&9rh.png Akuma atatsu2shrt 2&6frwrd 2&6&10rh.png Akuma atatsu3shrt 3&7frwrd 3&7&11rh.png Akuma atatsu4shrt 4&8frwrd 4&8&12rh.png
Stun 3~9
Stun Timer 90
Super Meter* 2

Frame Count 3 3 3 3
  • Recovery:
Akuma atatsu5shrt 9frwrd 13rh.png Akuma atatsu6shrt 10frwrd 14rh.png Akuma atatsu7shrt 11frwrd 15rh.png Akuma atatsu8shrt 12frwrd 16rh.png Akuma atatsu9shrt 13frwrd 17rh.png Akuma atatsu10shrt 14frwrd 18rh.png
Frame Count 4 4 4 4 5
Simplified 5

Akuma instantly attacks with spinning kicks that combo into themselves, knock down and juggle. If this attack connects on the first active frame, it will have a 50% chance of being unblockable.

  • Ashura Senkuu a.k.a. Teleport: (→↓↘/←↓↙ + PPP/KKK)

Detailed Input: (→/← [0~6f] ↓ [0~6f] ↘/↙ [0~6f] PPP/KKK)

Super Meter* 2 Akuma ashura1anm.gif Akuma ashura2.png Akuma ashura3.png





Frame Count (PPP) 14 52 9
Simplified (PPP) 66 9
Frame Count (KKK) 14 37 9
Simplified (KKK) 51 9

Akuma becomes invulnerable while glowing, then teleports to other location on the screen. The direction of the SRK motion determines the direction he teleports to, and punches or kicks determine how far he moves, being that the punch version gives a longer distance.

The Basics

Akuma has better projectiles than the rest of the cast, goes through other characters projectiles with his Tatsus and Teleports, controls distance better with his air Hadouken, is completely invulnerable to cross-ups due to invulnerable Tatsus and never dizzies (it looks like he gets dizzy, but Akuma recovers instantly, effectively saving him from longer comboes and juggles and that's it). He is much stronger than other characters and should not be used for competitive play.

Advanced Strategy

Akuma basically has all option selects from the old shotos, plus other advantages from the CPS-1 Ryu (invulnerable Tatsu in CE and HF) and inescapable projectile traps with air Hadouken and Fierce Shakunetsu Hadouken.

Additional Info

Differences with Shin Akuma (only selectable on Dreamcast version)

  • Close s.HK has smaller head hurtbox on first active part. (Regular Akuma's head hurtbox is clearly glitched here, it's way back behind him. I'm guessing it was probably supposed to be the same as Ryu's.)
  • Far s.HP has a fatter/taller hitbox.
  • c.HP has smaller head hurtbox on first active part.
  • All jumping punches, as well as neutral j.LK and j.MK have no leg hurtboxes for the entire duration of the moves, including recovery time spent falling.
  • Neutral j.HK, and diagonal j.MK and j.HK only have a leg hurtbox during the active phase. It's missing during startup and recovery.
  • Hadoukens have shorter startup (7 frames VS 10), 2 frames of startup invincibility, and hurtboxes don't move forward during startup (they stay the same as the idle pose)
  • Shakunetsu Hadoukens have 4 frames of startup invincibility, hurtboxes don't move forward during startup, and the medium and hard versions do much more damage (over double that of normal Akuma's).
  • Air Hadouken hurtbox is extended for a shorter time, it's only extended on the animation frames where his arms are actually extended. He throws two projectiles at once rather than just one, and the medium and hard versions do more damage.
  • Medium and hard Tatsumakis have more spins (4 and 5 respectively, same as N. Ryu). They also do more damage than normal Akuma's, albeit only the spin part (startup knee does the same).
  • Air Tatsumakis do less damage. Go figure.
  • Medium and hard Shoryukens do more damage.
  • Ashura Senku is invincible for the entire duration, no vulnerability on recovery.

--Ernest (talk) 17:13, 22 February 2014 (UTC) (Content from Felineki on SRK forum)

Exact requirements to fight CPU Akuma

The exact requirements to fight against Gouki at the end are to not continue AND:

1. Upon beating Sagat, game time is lower than 1500 seconds

OR

2. Upon beating Sagat, game score is higher than 1.2 million

It's usually a lot easier to satisfy the first requirement.

There's also a 3rd option: win against 12 human opponents in a row and then hold down any button except Start for 2 seconds at the win quote screen. This rarely mentioned option has an even less mentioned caveat, which is that dictator's stage must be next in 1-player mode. That means all 11 AI characters in 1-player mode before dictator must have been defeated and greyed out. In other words, Shin Gouki can only be fought in dictator's stage.

--Ernest (talk) 17:13, 22 February 2014 (UTC) (Content from Ganelon on SRK forum)