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Akira Yuki
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Name:

Akira Yuki (結城 晶(ユウキアキラ))

Gender:

Male

Birthday:

September 23, 1968

Height:

180 cm (5' 11")

Weight:

79 kg (181 lbs.)

Bloodtype:

O

Affiliations

Alias:

The Ultimate Martial Artist
(究極の武道家(きゅうきょくのぶとおか))

Battle Style

Ability:

The EXS of One Strike, "Byakko-Ken"

Weapon:

--- (Bajiquan)

Voice Acting

Japanese Voice:

Shin'ichiro Miki

Check the details about Akira gameplay from here!

Akira Yuki (結城 晶) is a character originally from Virtua Fighter franchise. Just a regular baji quan fighter who made his appearance as a post-launch paid downloadable content in UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late [cl-r].

Information

Hailing from the Virtua Fighter series, he's an assistant instructor of Yuki Budokan.

After completing his training under his grandfather's tutelage at the age of 23, he went on a quest to test his abilities. When he got word of the World Fighting Tournament, he decided to enter and test his abilities.

Appearance

Akira is a muscular male with a tanned complexion, spiked black hair, and dark brown eyes. He appears to be average height and has quite wide shoulders and a serious face with a strong jawline and a squared-off chin.

His most trademark outfit is a form of sleeveless gi - a traditional blue colored Chinese uniform used for martial arts practice - which has frayed around the ends of the trouser legs and shirt holes. The gi is slightly open to reveal his bare chest underneath, and some gray, red, and white dōgi. The outfit is complete with a red belt and headband and wristbands, and a black Kung Fu shoes. Overall, he bears a striking resemblance to Ryu, the main character of Capcom's Street Fighter series.

Personality

Akira strives for perfection and will drive himself relentlessly to master his techniques. He seeks worthy opponents to fight in order to find flaws in his skills to further attain mastery. While hot-blooded and impulsive, he can also be naive and intemperate. Akira is also quite passionate when fighting, often telling his opponents give him their best and always expressing his enthusiasm for about. Despite his hot-headed personality, Akira does appear to have some good friendships with most fighters such as Wolf Hawkfield, Pai, Jacky, Sarah, and Aoi Umenokoji (his childhood friend and sparring partner), as well as Akatsuki (his grandfather's long-time friend during their military lives in the past).

Story

A young man who continues his martial arts training in order to become the ultimate martial artist. Born into the famous Yuki Budokan, he has learned from a young age the art of Bajiquan, passed from his grandfather to his father and then to him. In order then test his own abilities, he entered into the World Fighting Tournament, a global contest of martial arts. However, rather than just pursuing victories and the defeat of others, he also continues his training in order to see the "stars" that his grandfather taught him were only visible to those who know true strength.

He lives by the motto "None shall harm me, and I shall harm no others," with a righteous heart that seeks to avoid meaningless conflict. On a side note, he is just a regular human being whose been experiencing against certain unidentified beings and superhumans alike he encountered, with his strength can go on par with them and manage to survived any dangerous situations he is in.

Arcade Story:
Akira was just arrive at Kanzakai on daylight just for a one day training. While training in the nighttime however, a strange presence occur and Akira was surrounded by shadowy creatures, but manage to survive their attacks without any harm. Realize that he is in a dangerous area, Akira not only wants to know what happen to the city, also found an opportunity to test his strength as an additional training.

Akira comes across Akatsuki, whom recognize his family’s Baji Quan and knew his grandfather for a long time, despite being youthful look because of the Blitz Motor in his body, much to Akira’s surprise. Akira accepts Akatsuki’s challenge to spar with him.

While countering the Voids’ attacks with no harm once again, Akira is scouted and impressed by a Ritter Schild member Londrekia because of being able to survive without becoming an In-Birth by Void’s bite. As Akira confuse what In-Birth and Voids are, Londrekia reveals short details surrounding the Hollow Night they are in, relating to the Void whom attacked Akira and an In-Birth like Londrekia himself. When Londrekia compares Akira being different than Enkidu, Akira reveals to have met Enkidu before the latter becoming an In-Birth and a member of Amnesia. While Akira ensure a worried Londrekia that the former can still take on the current Enkidu, Akira notices Londrekia’s worried eyes indicating he trouble with something on his life, offering the young ice knight for a sparring to overcome his problem, in which Londrekia admit his problem and accept his challenge.

After getting an info from Londrekia, he encounter Amnesia leader, Hilda who ask a similar question as Londrekia on him being a non-In-Birth fighter, in which Akira reply it was just a mere luck from his previous training regiments to survive incoming dangers. After Akira introduce himself to Hilda and she confirms Enkidu as her subordinate when being asked a question about him, she prevent him from finding Enkidu, wanting him to join Amnesia at a lowest rank, just because he is just a normal person. Akira is irritated by Hilda’s mockery and lectures her not to underestimate the potential of normal humans, comparing her to be as bad as J6 was. Hilda is annoyed by Akira’s lecture and being compared to J6, vow to make Akira regret for his life.

Once defeated Hilda, Enkidu appears, now truly is an In-Birth just like Hyde and Hilda, and meet Akira once again. While Enkidu feels ashamed of Hilda for underestimating Akira, the latter ask Enkidu why he joined Amnesia. Enkidu replies his worthy past opponent to fight him first if he wanted to know why. Akira gladly accept the challenge, and will force Enkidu to explain his reason once he is defeated. This will be a Round 2 since their first battle in the previous tournament, but this time when Enkidu being an In-Birth now, motivated Akira.

Akira finally defeated Enkidu, and realize not only Enkidu made a promise with his late-master’s wish, Akira finally found what true strength really is. As the sun will rise and the Hollow Night is fading, Akira left the Amnesia and went to the shrine. He finally found out that the true strength lies within the heart of battle, such as himself and his experience on meeting other fighters whom he familiar and unfamiliar to alike, just as his grandfather wanted to. However, as the cherry blossoms blooms and the wind blows peacefully in a daylight, Akira smiles to the sky and vow to walk towards more answers than just true strength, in a heart of battle.

Abilities

Akira's ability is the EXS of One Strike (一撃のEXS(いちげきのEXS)) called the Byakko-Ken (白虎拳(びゃっこけん)White Tiger Fist).

In reality, it is actually part of his signature hand to hand fighting style of Bajiquan (八極拳(はっきょくけん)) from his home series, and is not truly an "EXS", as Akira himself is only a normal person, making him the only one who can go on par against unidentified entities and objects, supernaturals and man-made alike. This fighting style on the “EXS” is mainly focused on utilizing a single strike, and low stances to develop the internal strength in the legs.

Musical Theme

Title Romaji Translation Description
始まり (ファイナルショーダウン ver.) Hajimari (Fainaru Shōdaun ver.) Beginning (Final Showdown ver.) Akira's theme
共犯者 Kyōhansha Accomplice Akira's Ending theme

Introduction Text

Fierce Hakkyoku-ken fighter on a journey to become the strongest warrior in the world.
He longs to find a worthy opponent, and he's never been seen without his trusty hachimaki.
Ironically, he is only a regular human who can go on par with certain superhumans and unidentified beings he encountered.

Trivia

  • Originally first appeared in other French Bread/Ecole Software's 2D fighting game collaboration between Dengeki Bunko and Sega known as Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (Ignition), Akira is given new sprites, and slightly revamped move list on mostly commands and damage properties including revamped Infinite Worth EXS move (Hōgeki Unshin Sokosho)) for this game.
  • His theme is a reworked opening of Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown for this game, while his Arcade ending is the remixed second ending of Virtua Fighter anime.
  • Being originally brought from Fighting Climax (Ignition), he and Yukina reuses pre-existing battle themes (from one of their series’ intros) and pre-existing ending themes that may fit in Under Night feels.
  • Akira's character select and story CG/lifebar artworks are based on his appearance in Bandai Namco/Capcom/Sega/Nintendo's Turn-based Fighting Game RPG crossover Project X Zone series, while his chibi version is based on his character select render from his guest appearance in Koei Tecmo's Dead or Alive 5 (Ultimate (Arcade)/Last Round).
  • Despite being a guest character, his arcade story reveals that Akatsuki is an old friend of Akira's grandfather during their military life. Akira also have some sort of rivalry history with Enkidu as something happened between both fighters in the past outside Akira's participation in Virtua Fighter tournament, before the Enkidu becoming an In-Birth.
  • Due to his guest appearance in this game series, Akira is the only playable normal fighter. This became a nod in his Arcade Mode story when mentioned by the majorities of the characters.
  • He has two stages converted from Fighting Climax, Sky City Ninja Castle from SHINOBI (in its 2002 appearance) and Hagakure Shrine (home of Kage-Maru and his clan). The latter stage however, is modified version of the original to fit in with this game’s Hollow Night-based stage theme.
  • Akira’s inclusion is mostly because his home series’ trademark renewed, Exe:Late [cl-r] was announced for 2020, and for Sega’s 60th Anniversary, befitting his quote “You are 20 years too early” quote from Fighting Climax as well.
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