- 1 Overview
- 2 Normal Moves
- 3 Universal Moves
- 4 Skills
- 5 Extra Skills
- 6 Partner Skills
- 7 Distortion Skills
- 8 Distortion Skill Duo
- 9 Astral Heat
- 10 Roadmap
- 11 Navigation
"For quite some time I have remained patient for this moment that is now at hand"
After a fire destroyed the orphanage he called home and took the life of his younger sister Miki, Akihiko swore he would become stronger in her memory. He took up boxing and quickly become known for his skills in the ring. Some time afterwards, he awoke to the power of persona and was recruited by Mitsuru Kirijo into the group called SEES. In the year 2009, Akihiko assisted her and the rest of the SEES with fighting the arcana shadows and ending the Dark Hour. After graduating from Gekkoukan High School, Akihiko began traveling the world to hone his boxing skills and seek out worthy opponents.
Akihiko is a rush-down character that utilizes a unique "rekka" system that allows him to chain special moves together for aggressive pressure and mix-ups. As he fights primarily with his fists Akihiko has short range but in exchange has high movement speed and has multiple specials that allow him to bob and weave through enemy attacks. He also has access to a persona like all the other characters from P4A. These spirits have their own hitboxes and hurtboxes, meaning they can fight from different positions than where Akihiko is and can tank hits for him too, though doing so will incur a 5% health loss (but Akihiko cannot be K.O.ed by this penalty). They are also immune to Reject Guards, making them good for pressuring opponents with lots of meter. However, Akihiko is the least reliant on his persona among the P4A cast, only using it for 5 moves; 4AAAA / 5AAAA, 5C, j.C, Maziodyne, and Earth Breaker.
Akihiko's rekka is influenced by a level system that scales from zero to five based on the number of moves he has linked together in a single chain. Before he can use cyclone moves, however, Akihiko must use one of the moves listed below. Once in it, he can cancel any special into any other special move as well as 5C and 2C. These attacks can be used an unlimited amount of times but they cannot be used in succession (i.e. Ducking > Ducking isn't possible but Ducking > Boomerang Hook > Ducking is possible). As Akihiko chains into more specials, the cyclone level increases which grants his attacks more damage, meter, and hitstun, as well as changing their properties on hit. Keep in mind that if the chain is broken in anyway such as by jumping, using supers, getting hit, or switching characters, the cyclone level will return to zero. Also note that Akihiko's assists cannot enter cyclone state and thus aren't affected by this mechanic.
Moves that enter Cyclone state: Throw, 5B, and all special moves except Corkscrew and Double Uppercut.
Moves affected by Cyclone level: Throw, 5C, 2C, all special moves, and Cyclone Uppercut.
|Cyclone Follow Ups
During Cyclone > A/B
214A/B (air OK)
EX Assault Dive
|EX Assault Dive
214C (air OK)
Distortion Skill Duo
P during Main Character's Distortion Skill
|Combos||has a doc||10/10|
|Frame Data||Complete, up to date for v1.5||50/50|
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