Akira Yuki

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Akira Yuki
Official artwork of Akira from Virtua Fighter 5.
Universe Virtua Fighter
Debut Virtua Fighter (1993)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Project X Zone 2 (2015)
Console of origin Arcade
Species Human
Gender Male
Place of origin Japan
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 as he appears in Virtua Fighter.

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]

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]

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 is an Assist Trophy. Like his Mii costume, he appears with his original blocky and polygonal model from the original Virtua Fighter, and his animations resemble the choppy movements of the original game. His voice clips are reused from post-Virtua Fighter 2. He is also a Spirit for the game's Spirit mode.


No. Image Name Type Class Slot Ability Series
Akira virtua fighter.png
Akira Attack ★★★★ 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! ((You are) Ten years too early (to challenge me)!)", which is a reference to Akira's famous quote in the Virtua Fighter series. This is a carryover of a similar easter egg from Bayonetta. Akira himself also performs the technique and says the quote in his Assist Trophy appearance. This 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.
    • This was referenced once before in the New Content Approaching Direct, where the Jacky Mii is seen fighting Zero Suit Samus.
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