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丈助 (Jouske)
SSB64 main Samus
Skill Super Smash Bros. Top professional
Additional info
Location Sapporo, Hokkaido Japan

Jouske, (English pronunciation Joe-skay) or 丈助 is one of the top three Smash 64 players in Japan (along with wario and Fukurou), and the top Samus main in the world.

He plays all other characters at a high level, as seen in his various twelve character battles, though it has been stated his favorite characters are Samus and Donkey Kong.

He is known for his incredible spacing, which is expected of the best Samus main in the world, and his use of the last hit of Samus's forward aerial to link devastating finishers.


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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