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Jouske "丈助"
Character info
Smash 64 main Samus
Other Smash 64 character Donkey Kong
Personal info
Location Sapporo, Hokkaido Japan

Jouske (丈助) is a Japanese legend and long-time top player of Smash 64, with his dominance in his home country being one which spans multiple years and is the sole contributor to the level of play seen in Samus today.

While he has attempted to remain withdrawn from the spotlight, his dedication to the character is one idolised by many and his picture is in circulation despite his best efforts. His proclamation for others to travel to him to prove their worth is one taken seriously by players such as SuPeRbOoMfAn and Isai as both have travelled and lost in twelve character battles (a format of the game recognised as the best determinant of skill).

Jouske’s great success is explained through his mastery of spacing, flow-charting and combo game and is an inspiration for Samus players universally.

His involvement with the game has become more elusive as time continues but those who know of what he has achieved are aware of just how little his skill has deteriorated since he stopped attending tournaments.


Jouske's wins include the Kanto Smash 64 tournaments in 2009, 2012, and 2013, and a 200 person online tournament known as Smash 64 Spring Online Tournament. He also remains the only player in the world to have won a 12 character battle against Isai. Against SuPeRbOoMfAn, he has a winning record of 3-0 in 12 character battles in the US version, and a 1-1 record in 12 character battles in the Japanese version.

Following a 2nd place finish at Kansai 2015, Jouske announced on his Twitter he would enter a temporary hiatus period, which lasted for 1 month.

Tournament placings[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Tournament Date 1v1 placement 2v2 placement Partner
Kanto 2009 August 23rd, 2009 1st
Kansai 2010 March 20th, 2010 1st
Kansai 2012 March 17th, 2012 9th
Kanto 2012 August 25th, 2012 1st
Kanto 2013 August 1st-3rd, 2013 1st
Kansai 2013 March 16th, 2013 1st
Kansai 2014 March 1st, 2014 3rd
Kanto 2014 August 23rd, 2014 1st
Kansai 2015 March 14th, 2015 2nd
Kansai 2016 April 30th, 2016 2nd


  • Jouske has stated he would never travel overseas to compete with other players, and thinks that if a player believes they can beat him, they should take the initiative to travel to Japan.
  • Jouske dislikes being photographed or videotaped.
  • His name is based on the character Josuke Higashikata from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

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