His fighting style is Bajiquan,
a Chinese martial art (pronounced "Hakkyoku-ken" in Japanese). Canonically,
he won the second World Fighting Tournament (Virtua Fighter 2). Akira strives
for perfection and will drive himself relentlessly to master his techniques.
He seeks worthy opponents to fight in order to find flaws in his skills
to further attain mastery.
In the original Virtua Fighter,
Akira serves as the assistant instructor at Yuki Budokan, and is known
to be hot-blooded and impulsive by nature. He also can be naive and intemperate.
After completing his training under his grandfather's tutelage at the age
of 23, he went on a quest to test his abilities. When he got word of the
1st World Fighting Tournament, he decided to enter and test his abilities.
Umenokouji was a childhood friend of his.
Fighter Remix, Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua
Fighter 3, Virtua Fighter 4, Virtua
Fighter Kids, Virtua Fighter
4: Evolution, Virtua Fighter 5, Virtua
Fighter 5 R, Virtua
Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Fighters
Megamix, Dead or Alive 5, Dead
or Alive 5: Ultimate, Dengeki
Bunko Fighting Climax
Updated: Mar. 23rd, 2020
Akira is, and always
will be, the "Ryu" of Virtua Fighter...
a straight-edge, serious, karate dude. Yes, we've this design before in fighting
games, but Akira
manages to do some justice in the VF series with his unique, hard-hitting,
and authentic karate-based style. He uses quite a few authentic moves, which is
appreciated by us real martial artists. ;)
His moveset has developed nicely over the years, although Akira hasn't
changed much visually or personality-wise. No, he's most definitely not the most charismatic or exciting fighting
game character (nor does he have much of a storyline at all), but Virtua
Fighter just wouldn't be Virtua Fighter without him. It's also pretty
cool seeing Akira cross over to other series such as Project X Zone and Dengeki
Bunko Fighting Climax.
Style / Moveset