Character » Akuma appears in 97 issues.

    Akuma is, possibly, the strongest character in the Street Fighter series. Akuma's special move, which is considered to be one of the strongest moves in the Street Fighter series, is the Shun Goku Satsu (lit Instant Hell Murder).

    Short summary describing this character.

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    Akuma is one of the strongest fighters in the Street Fighter series. He and Gouken were disciples of Goutetsu. His the the brother of Gouken, although he has succumbed to a dark power known as the Satsui no Hadou. With this power he killed his brother. After this, Akuma set his sights on Gouken's top pupil Ryu, who he attempts to turn to his dark ways or destroy in the process.

    In the Street Fighter II Turbo series, Akuma interrupts the final battle between Ryu and Bison. Akuma shows Bison what the meaning of true power is, toying with him before finally unleashing his most powerful attack - the Shun Goku Satsu - killing him and leaving only him and his brother's student.

    Akuma attempts to get Ryu to use the Satsui no Hadou in order to receive a real challenge, but Ryu refuses, choosing to die rather than betray his master Gouken's teachings. As Akuma is about to kill Ryu, Gouken appears from the dead to face his brother. The island they are on is destroyed and the outcome of the battle unknown, or whether or not Akuma survived.

    In the "Street Fighter Alpha" movie, there are certain hints to that Akuma might be Ryu's father.


    Sheng Long
    Sheng Long

    Akuma was inspired by the hoax Sheng Long, the supposed master of Ryu and Ken created by the magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) in an April Fools' prank (February 1992), Capcom created two characters: Gouken, master of Ryu and Ken and Gouki (known in the West as Akuma), brother of Gouken.


    Cyber Akuma

    Cyber Akuma appears as a ending boss for Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter.He also appears in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 as a DLC costume.

    Shin Akuma

    In this form Akuma's hair turns white and a purple gi.Akuma only uses this form when he sees his enemy is capable of killing him.


    This is Akuma's strongest form where he is completely possessesed by Satsui No Hadou.His skin turns into blue and his hair to white and a blue aura appears around him.

    Video game appearances

    • Super Street Fighter II Turbo
    • Street Fighter: The Movie (Arcade game)
    • Street Fighter: The Movie (Real battle on film)
    • Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival
    • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
    • Street Fighter Alpha
    • Street Fighter Alpha 2
    • Street Fighter Alpha 3
    • Street Fighter Alpha Anthology
    • Street Fighter EX
    • Street Fighter EX Plus
    • Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha
    • Pocket Fighter
    • Street Fighter III 2nd impact
    • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike
    • Street Fighter IV
    • Super Street Fighter IV
    • Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
    • Ultra Street Fighter IV
    • Street Fighter X Tekken
    • Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter
    • Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
    • Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
    • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
    • Marvel vs Capcom Origins
    • X-Men vs Street Fighter
    • X-Men: Children of the Atom
    • Namco X Capcom
    • Capcom Fighting Evolution
    • Capcom vs SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
    • Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium
    • SNK vs Capcom: SNK Chaos
    • Asura's Wrath
    • Street Fighter X Mega Man
    • Tekken 7: Fated Retribution
    • Street Fighter V


    • Despite his resemblance (demon), Akuma only fights opponents that he deemed a worthy challenged and does not fight weak fighters.
    • Akuma goes by the Warrior's Code, in which he only kills opponents who challenges him instead of picking fights. He believes he commits no transgression when he kills because there are no friends or foes in a battlefield.
    • During a fight with Gen. Akuma performed the Shun Goku Satsu, but Gen survived by releasing his soul from his body. Later, Akuma found out that Gen was dying from an illness, he left without continuing the fight infuriating Gen.
    • In his fight with Oro, there was no definite winner. It's been speculated that this was a draw, making Oro an equal match with Akuma in terms of being the strongest fighter in SF series.
    • His brother Gouken was later revealed to be alive and has mastered
      Mu no Ken (Power of Nothingness), which rivaled his own.


    Signature moves

    • Gou Hadouken: "Strong Spirit Surge Fist" slightly more powerful version of Hadouken.
    • Zenku Hadouken: an aerial version of Gou Hadouken. Akuma can perform Gou Hadoken in air.
    • Tatsumaki Zankukyaku: "Tornado Whirlwind Air Slashing Kick" Akuma attacks his opponent with series of kicks. Lightning is created by his feet during this move.
    • Gou shoryuken: Akuma knocks the foe high into the air and slices its foe as the fist is rising up.
    • Shakunetsu Hadouken: Hadoken imbued with the power of fire. This attack leaves opponent burning
    • Super Strength 80 to 100 tons,when in shin form,can reach 1000 tons


    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 172 lbs
    • Eyes: Red
    • Hair: Red
    • Skin: Caucasian
    • Nationality: Japan

    Other Media

    Film and Animation

    Akuma appears in the animated movies Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation, Street Fighter Alpha: Generations and Street Fighter 4: The Ties That Bind.

    Akuma appears in the live-action short film Street Fighter: Legacy played by Joey Ansah.

    Although he does not appear in the Street Fighter 1994 movie, Akuma appears in the arcade games and for the PlayStation consoles, Sega Saturn, in the arcade game, it is mentioned that Akuma is the brother of Sheng Long, the master of Ryu and Ken.


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