Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha/Akuma

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"I'd ban Akuma too."

Another transplant from Street Fighter Zero, Akuma makes his first and only Arika appearance in Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha.

Play against him for long enough, and you'll see why he never came back to SFEX. Anyone can cook with this character.

The Basics

  • Akuma can use his air fireball and divekick in the same jump, collapsing two tremendous hitboxes on foes below. This setplay beats DPs, jails for a mixup, and invalidates nearly everything but the mirror.
  • Shoto Roll (214P) is an utterly EVIL cancel, and easily buffers an unseeable Raging Demon. Akuma can also tick into his Level 3 Super from divekick and hopkick.
  • Guard Break is huge. Kara canceled from 2MK or 2HK it can travel nearly half screen.
  • Akuma can use backwards long teleport to force screen scrolls after his 1 bar confirms. This lets him framekill for mixups or perfectly space meaty divekicks to loop the sequence.

Moves List

Normals Moves

Seoi Nage When close, b / f + MP / HP Tomoe Nage When close, b / f + MK / HK

Special Moves

Gou Hadou Ken qcf + P Zankuu Hadou Ken In air, qcf + P Shakunetsu Hadou Ken hcb + P Gou Shouryuu Ken f,d,df + P Ashura Senkuu (Zen Idou) f,d,df + PPP / KKK Ashura Senkuu (Go Idou) b,d,db + PPP / KKK Zenpou Tenshin qcb + P Tatsumaki Zankuu Kyaku qcb + K (perform 4 times) Tenma Kuujin Kyaku In air, d + MK Senpuu Kyaku f + MK

Super Moves

Messatsu Gou Hadou qcb,qcb + P Messatsu Gou Shouryuu qcf,d,df + P Tenma Gou Zankuu In air, qcf,qcf + P Shun Goku Satsu LP,LP,f,LK,HP (at Level 3)

Advanced Strategy

1 Gou Hadou Ken

 2  Shakunetsu Hadou Ken
 3  Zankuu Hadou Ken
 4  Gou Shouryuu Ken
 5  Tatsumaki Zankuu Kyaku (x4)
 6  Messatsu Gou Hadou
 7  Messatsu Gou Shouryuu
 8  Tenma Gou Zankuu
 9  Shun Goku Satsu
10  c HP, Shakunetsu Hadou Ken
11  Gou Hadou Ken, Messatsu Gou Hadou
12  Tatsumaki Zankuu Kyaku (x2), Tenma Kuujin Kyaku, c MK, Gou Hadou Ken
13  c LK, c LK, Gou Shouryuu Ken
14  Zankuu Hadou Ken, Tenma Kuujin Kyaku, c MK, Tatsumaki Zankuu Kyaku
    (x3), Messatsu Gou Shouryuu
15  j HP, Zanku Hadou Ken, Tenma Gou Zankuu
16  j HP, c HP, Shakunetsu Hadou Ken, Messatsu Gou Hadou, Messatsu Gou
    Shouryuu, Tenma Gou Zankuu