Virtua Fighter (1993)
Platform of Origin:
Arcade (Sega Model 1)
First Chapter Appearance:
- "It seems I still can't see the stars."
- —Akira, Project X Zone
Akira Yuki (結城 晶 Yūki Akira?) is a playable character from the Virtua Fighter series and is a playable character in both Project X Zone and Project X Zone 2, teamed up with Pai Chan and Kage-Maru respectively.
His main fighting style is Bajiquan (known in Japan as Hakkyoku-ken), and he relentlessly trains himself to perfect his skills. He has entered the World Fighting Tournament a number of times to perfect his techniques and find worthy opponents.
During the second World War, the Japanese army developed techniques to improve the fighting ability of their infantry. Akira was an assistant instructor at his family dojo, Yuki Budokan, and is known for being hot-blooded and impulsive. After completing his training with his grandfather at age 23, he set off to test his skills. Soon the 1st World Fighting Tournament reached his ears, and he set off to test his skills.
Having lost the tournament due to lack of experience, Akira now prepares himself after a year's worth of practice and training. Having lost to Kagemaru, he bore a grudge against him and enters the 2nd World Fighting Tournament.
After winning the 2nd tournament, he returns home with trophy in hand but his grandfather didn't seem too pleased. He then asked the one thing that he will keep asking himself "What is true strength?" He hoped to find the answers in the third tournament.
Having lost the next tournament, he heads home to tell his grandfather the sad news. With renewed determination, he begins his training anew while answering the question of true strength.
After losing the fourth tournament to Kage-Maru, he continues his training and now is more determined than ever and hopes to finally hold his own and more against the ninja in the 5th tournament.
A young man who continues his martial arts training in order to become the ultimate martial artist. Born into the famous Yuki Budokan, he has learnt from a young age the art of Bajiquan, passed from his grandfather to his father and then to him. In order then test his own abilities, he entered into the World Fighting Tournament, a global contest of martial arts. However, rather than just pursuing victories and the defeat of others, he also continues his training in order to see the "stars" that his grandfather taught him were only visible to those who know true strength. He lives by the motto "None shall harm me, and I shall harm no others," with a righteous heart that seeks to avoid meaningless conflict.
Akira also appeared in Fighters Megamix, Sega Superstars, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Dead or Alive 5 (as well as its updates), Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Sega Heroes and Fist of the North Star Legends ReVIVE.
In Project X Zone, he is paired with Pai Chan. In Project X Zone 2, he is paired with his rival Kage Maru. Akira wields his various Bajiquan techniques from Virtua Fighter, including his signature moves Tetsuzankou and Byakko Soushouda.
Akira first appears in Prologue 2: Where The Strong Survive and reappears in Chapter 2: The Fighting Vipers. In Project x Zone 2, he first appears in Prologue 3: Dancers in Shadow and reappears in Chapter 10: Code Holder.
Stats at Level 50 (Project X Zone)
Stats at Level 99 (Project X Zone 2)
Ultimate Equipment (Project X Zone 2)
Gear: Baji Secret Sword (ATK+308, TEC+40, DEX+40, HP+1000)
Accessory: Hagakure Ninja Suit (ATK+30, DEF+257, TEC+10, DEX+10, SP+50)
Project X Zone Attack List
|Renkantai & Hiendantai||C||7%||None|
|Byakko Soushouda & Renkan Haitenkyaku||C||5%||Stun|
|Daiten Housui & Kouen Senkyaku||A||4%||None|
|Youshi Saiken & Renkan Tanheki||A||4%||Stun|
|Shura Haou Kouhazan & Shienkousen||B||7%||Stun|
|Special: Hougeki Unshin & Kousen||S||100% Cost||Stun|
|MA: Tetsuzankou & Kousen (2 enemies)||B||100% Cost||
|Support: Tetsuzankou & Haitenkyaku||C||None||Stun|
Project X Zone 2 Attack List
|Tetsuzankou & Jakenshou||B||Block Crush|
|Chouda Chouchu & Hagaryu||A||None|
|Daiden Hosui & Seiryu Koujinkyaku||B||Block Crush|
|Renkantai & Fujin Urasuisha||B||Down|
|Byakko Soushouda & Rairyu Hishoukyaku||A||None|
|Special: Hougeki Unshin Soukoshou & Rairyu Hishoukyaku||S||None|
|MA: Yuki-ryu Hakkyokuken Hiden (2-3 enemies)||S||None|
|Support: Shura Haou Koukazan & Suishageri||C||Stun|
Project X Zone Skill List
|Skill Name||XP Cost||Target||Effect||Description|
|Internal Qigong||20%||Self||Heal HP 30%||Breathing techniques that recovers health|
|External Qigong||10%||Ally||Heal all ailments||Breathing techniques that expel ailments from others|
|Stamping||15%||Self||Nullify Enemy Block||A Bajiquan move that involves stamping down on the ground|
|Swift Qigong||15%||Self||Speed x2||A breathing technique that allows for faster movement|
|Wild Perception||Auto (Active over 100%)||Self||First critical and Fixed enemy launch height||(Akira only)|
Project X Zone 2 Skill List
|Stamping||40||Self||Nullifies Block||Akira's Hakkyouku stomp creates a powerful shockwave.|
|Tighten Hachimaki||30||Self||Block Crush Damage +50%||Akira tightens his headband to focus himself and unleash a powerful attack.|
|Grass Flute||50||Ally||CP Acquired +25%||A flute Kage Maru uses to play a lullaby from his childhood in Hagakure Village.|
|Hagakure-ryu In Shippuden||50||Self||Critical Damage +50%||Kage Maru lowers his center of gravity, then charges toward his enemy.|
Project X Zone 2 Auto Skill List
|Name||CP Cost||Activation Rate||Effect||Description|
|Budo Spirit||0||Start of Turn: 100%||Halves Counterattack SP Cost||Akira's budo creed: Do not harm others unless it must be done.|
|Hagakure Jujitsu||0||Start of Turn: 100%||Extends CRT Window||Kagemaru's traditional ninja skills let him easily throw and damage foes.|
|Offensive Move||300||Start of Turn: XP 50 or more||Side Attack +15%||Akira flings himself to the side of foes, boosting the damage he deals.|
|Defensive Move||400||After Action: HP 80% or less||Nullifies Side Attacks||Kage Maru goes up to the side of foes, causing their attacks to miss.|
|Jumonji Kamae||500||Enemy Turn: Damage taken 20% or more of Max HP||Nullifies Down, Stun, and Bind||Kage Maru crosses his arms in a Hagakure stance which resists status ailments.|
|Junho Honko||600||Start of Turn: SP 50% or more||Disables Block Crush||Akira pulls foes forward, throwing them off balance.|
|Maho||700||Start of Turn: 100%||SP Recovery 20%||Akira's arms-forward Hakkyokuken stance makes him impervious as a rock.|
His theme is a remix of his Virtua Fighter 2 music, "Ride the Tiger".
- Akira and Valkyrie are the only characters to appear in at least one prologue chapter in both Project X Zone and Project X Zone 2.
- Akira appears as an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate using his low-poly design from the original Virtua Fighter.
- He also appears as a DLC Mii costume in both Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Akira has also appeared in Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing with Jacky Bryant, Dead of Alive 5, Fighters Megamix, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, and SEGA Heroes,
- Bahn recognizing Akira in Chapter 2 of Project X Zone could have been a reference to the two being playable in Fighters Megamix.
- Akira, Rikiya, and King II are the only characters whose designs are based on alternate costumes in their home games.
- Akira's pairs in both Project X Zone games are often referred to as one of the weakest pairs.
- Akira and Pai are the first Sega characters to join the party in Project X Zone.
|Project X Zone|
|Akira - Alisa A. - Alisa B. - Arthur - Bahn - Batsu - BlackRose - Bruno - Chris - Chun-Li - Cyrille - Dante - Demitri - Devilotte - Erica - Estelle |
Flynn - Frank - Gemini - Haken - Heihachi - Hsien-Ko - Ichiro - Imca - Jill - Jin - Juri - Kaguya - Ken - Kite - Kogoro - KOS-MOS - Kurt
Lady - Leanne - Lindow - Mii - Morrigan - Neneko/Neito - Pai - Reiji - Riela - Rikiya - Ryu - Sakura - Sänger - Saya - Servbots - Soma
T-elos - Toma - Tron - Ulala - Valkyrie - Vashyron - X - Xiaomu - Xiaoyu - Yuri - Zephyr - Zero
|Nemesis - Lord Raptor - Jedah - Seth - Vile - Astaroth - Shielder - Selvaria - Aya-me - Ciseaux - V-Dural - V-Dural (Statue)|
Riemsianne - Coco ★ Tapioca - Skeith - Skeith Zero - Phantom - Vajra - Dokugozu - Dokumezu - Meden - Due - Eins - Drei
|Aura - Iris|