Akira Yuki

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Akira Yuki
Akira virtua fighter.png
Official render of Akira from Virtua Fighter.
Universe Virtua Fighter
Debut Virtua Fighter (1993)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Project X Zone 2 (2015)
Console/platform of origin Arcade
Species Human
Gender Male
Place of origin Japan
Created by Yu Suzuki
Designed by Seiichi Ishii
Voice actor Shin'ichirō Miki
Article on Wikipedia Akira Yuki

Akira Yuki (結城 晶, Akira Yuki) is the main protagonist and mascot of the Virtua Fighter universe.


Akira Yuki is the mascot of the Virtua Fighter series. In the original game, he serves as the assistant instructor at his family's dojo, Yuki Budokan. When he learns of the first World Fighting Tournament at age 23, he decides to enter in order to test his abilities.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a costume[edit]

A Mii Brawler dressed as Akira.

Akira is the basis for a paid downloadable content costume for Mii Brawlers. Nintendo also released a QR code for those who wish to have the exact Mii used in the costume's advertising. The costume is similar to his debut appearance in the original Virtua Fighter, where graphical limitations had him appear in a blocky and polygonal form.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

From the original Virtua Fighter game, Akira joins the battle with the same graphic style as his original appearance. He has a wide variety of attacks at his disposal, but none represent him better than his Tetsuzankou. When he leaves the fight he says his signature line!

*By the way, Bayonetta's forward throw is also based off of Tetsuzankou.

Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site
Akira on Castle Siege.

Akira appears as an Assist Trophy. He appears with his blocky model from the original Virtua Fighter, and his animations resemble the choppy movements of the original game. However, his voice clips are sourced from Virtua Fighter 4. As a result, his appearance is similar to Virtua Fighter 10th Anniversary, a port of the original game built on Virtua Fighter 4's engine.

He can use a variety of martial arts attacks from Virtua Fighter, including his signature move, the Tetsuzanko (where he grabs an opponent and slams into them, launching them forward). He can also block incoming attacks. He can be defeated as well. Before he disappears, he says his famous quote from the Virtua Fighter series, "十年早いんだよ!" ("It's ten years too soon for you to challenge me!", literally "Ten years too early!") He is also a Spirit for the game's Spirit mode.


No. Image Name Type Class Slot Ability Series
Akira virtua fighter.png
★★★★ 3 Fist Attack ↑ Virtua Fighter Series



  • Bayonetta performs the Tetsuzanko technique for her forward throw, and she will occasionally say "十年早いんだよ!" in reference to Akira's line. This is a carryover of a similar easter egg from Bayonetta, and is acknowledged in Akira's blog entry.
  • Akira's opponents in the November 1 Direct include Zero Suit Samus, referencing how she looks similar to Sarah Bryant, and Wolf, referencing Wolf Hawkfield.
  • The pose used for Akira's Assist Trophy render is nearly identical to a piece of artwork from the original Virtua Fighter, which is used for his Spirit.