GGST/Anji Mito

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Overview
Overview

Anji Mito uses his guile and wits to read the opponent's next moves and steal the spotlight when they misstep. The unique Autoguard property on his specials make them immune to normal strikes during their duration. If an opponent tries to take their turn too early, Anji can dance straight through their attack for a devastating punish. These and other tricky tools in Anji's kit are especially good for conditioning, guessing games, and dangerous Rock-Paper-Scissors situations.

Fujin is his signature move with many graceful followups, the threat of which can force an opponent's hand into risky options in the neutral game and while starting pressure after making the opponent block 5K or f.S. Shitsu fires a projectile butterfly that turns into a bird for starting offense from a knockdown. While not having a great amount of plus-on-block moves to assert himself, Anji excels at stealing turns from the opponent by using the threat of his strong counter-hit starters and Autoguard to get away with leaving large gaps in his pressure. If the opponent tries to jump over Fuujin, Kou and 6P provide him excellent control of the air. Combined with throws, 2D, and baits, Anji's neutral and offense commands respect if you can enter someone's head.

This playstyle carries inherent, unavoidable risks. Each follow-up to Fuujin has their own counter-play that requires Anji to think one step ahead of the opponent at all times, especially if the opponent has access to an invincible reversal. Anji's defensive tools such as Kachoufuugetsu Kai also require some foresight, and bode doom for him if he whiffs them. He has limited options for mashing out of pressure, as 5P and 2P are comparatively slow. Fuujin and Kou put Anji in counter-hit state on startup and still remain vulnerable to throws, RC slowdown, moves with multiple hits, and Overdrives.

If you want a character who can conceal your intentions and entice the opponent into acting unwise, you might be a fan of Anji.


Lore:He can be hot-blooded, acting on his intuition rather than reason.

It's easy to recognize his actions as direct and lacking foresight, but he isn't an optimist---he simply isn't very careful. Although he doesn't go out of his way to preach his sense of justice to others, he openly shows his distaste for anything he considers warped or unfair.

It may seem at times as if he's making fun of others, but he means it amicably.
Playstyle
GGST Anji Mito Icon.png Anji Mito , classified as a Balance type, is an elegant martial artist who dodges all with his dance.
Pros Cons
  • Autoguard: Autoguard allows Anji to go around and punish the opponent's attacks in a way completely unique to him.
  • Swiss Army Knife: Anji has a pretty well rounded moveset, granting him a tool for most situations.
  • Good Offense: A potent strike/throw game, Fuujin, and the infamous butterfly oki give Anji several ways to pressure the opponent. The threat of his massive counterhit starters allow Anji to steal turns even while being minus 8 or more.
  • Anti Airs: Kou and 6P are both very fast and reliable anti air options
  • Fuujin: Anji's infamous 236H rekka dash punch special move that blasts him across the screen, and makes up a core part of his gameplan. While a decent move on its own, the ability to autoguard through the startup and cancel into its follow-ups before the move even becomes active gives Anji a huge amount of mindgame potential.
  • Autoguard: Anji's autoguard can put him at disadvantage if the guarded move is low recovery, multi hit, or the opponent can PRC to steal their turn back.
  • Abare: Anji's fastest normals (5P and 2P) both have 6 frames of startup and don't provide much reward on hit. As a result, he cannot mash out of well timed tick throws.
  • High Risk: Anji's tools can be punished heavily if the opponent is expecting them or if they're used improperly. Fuujin and its followups, Kou, and Suigetsu no Hakobi can all put Anji at major risk against an opponent with proper matchup knowledge.
Autoguard
Anji has a property on most of his special moves called autoguard, where he will pass through an opponent's attack and will treat the attack as though it whiffed, allowing for potential punishes other characters may not be able to do. He is able to autoguard attacks with 236K, 236[H] and 236[S]. Making good use of autoguards to call out reckless attacks is a key part of playing Anji effectively.
GGST Anji Character Guide
                                                                                         *PATCH INFORMATION IN COMMENTS*

Normal Moves

5P

5K

c.S

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
42 All 7 7 14 -2 none

A very important attack in Anji's pressure and combos.

Pressure: cS can be canceled to 2S, fS, 5H, or 6H. You can delay your timings to frame trap the opponent and catch their mash out. If you properly condition them to avoid mashing, you can go for greedier things like run up/236K throw after cS, since it's only -2 on block.

Mixup: cS->5D can be strong. cS->delay 2D or cS->2H can catch opponent's mash or jump.

Combos: cS combos to 5H, 6H and Fuujin. When hitting airborne opponents, you can combo into 2H or Kou. On counterhit combos into 2H which leads to Kou.

Gatling Options: 6P, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D

f.S

5H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
44 All 15 4 23 -8 none

  • Hits on both sides of Anji
  • Might not combo from a max range f.S

Covers an incredible area above and around Anji. This move's wide range and tall hitbox make it a great tool for forcing the opponent back down onto the ground, most notably in the corner. 5H's slightly disjointed hitbox can make for a decent counterpoke in some matchups. This move's long range also makes it a go-to throw whiff punisher. Also gives a good reward on Counterhit with a charged Fuujin into Issokutobi.

5D

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
45 [56] High 20 [28] 3 26 -15 [-10] none

  • Data in [] represents values when fully charged.
  • Causes floating crumple on uncharged, ground hit, delaying a follow-up will force stand.
  • Deals more damage when fully charged, launches opponent on hit if combo'd into.
  • Homing Jump cancelable on raw hit when fully charged, Homing Jump sequence forces an Area Shift.
  • 80% proration if not fully charged.

Standard pressure overhead, gatlings from K buttons or cS for a mixup.

6P

6H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
12,12,25 All 16 3(3)3(4)4 21 -8 none

  • Simultaneously hits up rather high and hits low enough to hit low profile moves such as Sol's Night Raid Vortex and I-No's Stroke the Big Tree.
  • Susceptible to being thrown when used from further away.

An advancing command normal with 3 hits. Cancelling this move into Fuujin on any of the 3 hits is a frametrap. Should be used pretty much exclusively as a pressure tool, namely after a P or K normal. Gives a good reward on Counterhit with a charged Fuujin into Issokutobi, but needs to be canceled immediately so the other hits of 6H don't connect.

2P

2K

2S

2H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
44 All 22 4 19 -4 none

  • One of if not the highest reward combo starters Anji has, especially on counterhit.
  • Good for his corner pressure as an OTG after throw

2H is used for frametraps, catching jumps, and catching backdashes, often simultaneously. While landing this move is quite an ordeal, it will ALWAYS combo in to 236[S], which is especially huge in the corner, where Anji will get monstrous amounts of damage. You can only combo into this move on a grounded opponent with a counterhit or as a crouch confirm from c.S.

2D

j.P

j.K

j.S

j.H

j.D

Universal Mechanics

Ground Throw

6D or 4D

Air Throw

j.6D or j.4D

Special Moves

Shitsu / 疾

236P

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
20,40 All 29 71 Total 52 -5 none

  • Listed frame advantage is for the initial projectile impact

A slow moving butterfly projectile that transforms into a bird when it collides with something, flying up and then falling back down for another hit. This move sees most of its use after a hard knockdown (e.g. Throw, 2D, Kou) where you can perform a strike/throw mixup once you have conditioned your opponent to stop mashing/backdashing/upbacking. Use sparingly outside of knockdowns, as it has very long startup and does not travel fullscreen. It has very specific and matchup dependent use in neutral, but when used appropriately it can help Anji make safer approaches against a defensive opponent, as its slow travel time allows Anji to run behind it.

Suigetsu No Hakobi / 水月の運び

236K (Hold OK)

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
- - - - Total 34~50 - 10-25~41 Guard Point

  • Autoguard starts on frame 10 and can be held to extend it up to frame 41
  • Vulnerable to throws during autoguard window
  • On successful guard, Anji enters a spin animation for 38f where he is fully invulnerable. You can perform any action including blocking after invuln ends, so the spin cannot be punished.
  • If Anji guards a non-projectile move, the opponent will be locked in hitstop for 28f before continuing their move. They can still Roman Cancel afterwards to avoid being punished.
  • Frame advantage after autoguard depends on the move guarded. (Frame Advantage = Remaining active and recovery frames - 10f)

Anji spins forward with autoguard. This twirl can also be done with Kou (236[S]) and Fuujin (236[H]) inputs, with the respective attack coming out if nothing is guarded. 236K finds use in scaring the opponent into expecting Fuujin or Kou, allowing you to freely reset pressure, set up grabs, or just gain ground. Make sure to be EXTREMELY careful when using this move as the move puts Anji into counterhit state for the startup and recovery of the move, lending you to potentially getting hit by one of the opponent's most damaging confirms. The held version of this move has a longer autoguard window than any other move Anji has, which will catch people timing their attacks to coincide with the vulnerable period of Anji's other autoguard attacks.

Fuujin / 風神

236H (Hold OK)

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
35 All 16 [32] 4 29 -16 [10-25 Guard Point]

  • Can be held to add autoguard to startup.
  • Held version floats the opponent on hit
  • Unsafe by itself, but can be made safer with follow-ups
  • This can be performed on wiff and as early as frame 13.

A dash punch/rekka type move that is critical to Anji's offense. Fuujin has a variety of follow-ups that create a guessing game for you and the opponent as none of the follow-ups can be punished in the exact same way, forcing the opponent to open themselves up to one option to try dealing with another.

On pressure, try not to overuse Fuujin as a savvy opponent can handle most follow-ups and punish you if you guess wrong. Think of it as the butter to the bread of Anji's pressure; it makes everything better, but if you eat it by itself you'll look like a clown.

In neutral, however, Fuujin turns Anji into a rapidly advancing swiss army knife able to whiff punish/poke anything with early cancel Nagiha, zone or bait DPs with early cancel Shin, or get in the opponent's face with early cancel Issokutobi. Fuujin and its follow-ups all still have long recoveries and cannot have autoguard until frame 10 at the earliest, so make sure you space correctly or whiff them in places where the opponent cannot get a meaningful punish.

Getting a counterhit with Fuujin alone is a big payoff with Issokutobi, especially near the corner.

Shin: Ichishiki / 針: 壱式

P after Fuujin

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
32 All 30 (43 if early cancelled from Fuujin) 8 Total 43+6 after landing +4 none

  • The hitbox only exists once the fans have reached the ground.

A slightly plus on block followup to Fuujin, allowing you to frametrap the opponent or potentially reset pressure. This move can always be completely avoided and even punished by an opponent jumping, so you must condition the opponent to stay put before you can use this safely. With early cancel, this turns into an alternate guaranteed plus meaty Anji can combo with on hit, or a projectile to keep opponents out. It can make an opponent's DPs whiff with proper spacing, which may lead to a full punish depending on matchup. It can also lead to a 50/50 with drift Purple Roman Cancel that can either cross up or not depending on when you do the PRC.

Issokutobi / 一足飛び

K after Fuujin

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
- - - - 22+6 after landing - -

  • -12 on block and -9 on regular hit if cancelled immediately.

A small hop that gets you up close to the opponent, allowing you to set up throws or reset pressure against opponents who are conditioned to stay put and aren't expecting it. Use it rarely to keep the opponent on their toes, otherwise you can be punished on reaction with a button or throw. Anji is considered airborne while using this move, allowing for some sneaky mixups with Roman Cancel. It's also used to correct distance in certain combo routes. With early cancel, this becomes a massive command dash with lower body invuln. Use it for general zoning, to close the gap, make a risky throw-bait or against Potemkins mashing Slide Head.

Nagiha / 凪刃

S after Fuujin

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
36 Low 13 (26 with early cancel) 4 20 -7 -

  • Soft knockdown on hit.

A low sweep that's the safest follow-up to Fuujin due to its high pushback and low disadvantage on block, allowing you to end your pressure with little to no risk. Instant-blocking can make it a lot riskier, but mixing up the timing can help against players looking out for that. Using this move with a slight delay after Fuujin gives you a great way to catch opponents who are jumping or mashing, allowing you to condition them to stay put and do other follow-ups. If done immediately after Fuujin it's a true blockstring which doesn't allow for reversals/DPs. On Counter Hit, this move grants you a hard knockdown, allowing you to set up butterfly oki. Early cancel turns this into a 26 frame half screen low, usable for whiff punishing, poking, and anything inbetween. On Counter Hit, you can do either 2K > Kou or a full c.S combo if you're close enough.

Rin / 臨

H after Fuujin

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
45 High 25 (38 with early cancel) 2 30 -15 -

  • Overhead Fuujin follow-up.
  • Ground bounces on hit.
  • Bigger ground bounce on Counter Hit.

The biggest risk but biggest reward follow-up to Fuujin. Use this move to catch people who are staying put and looking out for Issokutobi. Massively minus on block. Not super useful with early cancel due to being even slower and more minus. However, it can be used in conjunction with early Nagiha to fool the opponent to getting hit by a halfscreen overhead, and can catch backdashes if your opponent loves to backdash out of Shitsu. Plus, sometimes you just want to go YOLO.

Kou / 紅

236S (Hold OK)

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
20,50 All 12 [28] 9(6)5 14 - 1-9 Above Waist
10-31 Upper Body
[10-25 Guard Point]

  • Does not hit grounded opponents.
  • Can be held to add autoguard to startup
  • Pops the opponent up higher than usual when held
  • Can use air actions while falling.

A lightning fast anti-air with a monstrous hitbox and short recovery that serves as an incredible combo tool. This move grants a hard knockdown when it connects, allowing you to set up butterfly oki when you are closer to the corner, or go for an airdash > OTG j.H for guaranteed damage.

Overdrives

Issei Ougi: Sai / 一誠奥義・彩

632146H

Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
13×6,60 All 11+6 - - -30 -

  • Counted as a projectile.
  • Hitting an opponent in the corner causes a Wall Break and leaves Anji +36 afterwards.

Primarily used as a combo ender for damage or to break the wall for both a hard knockdown and Positive Bonus. Because it's considered a projectile, it will continue if you Roman Cancel it. This allows Anji to pack in more damage by himself on hit or try for a mixup on block while the fan keeps people locked in place, but keep in mind that it's 100% meter gone.

Kachoufuugetsu Kai / 花鳥風月・改

632146S

Version Damage GuardHow this attack can be blocked. Throws have their throw range listed instead. StartupThe number of frames between inputting an attack and when the attack becomes active. Includes first active frame. ActiveThe number of frames for which a move has hitboxes. Occurs after Startup. RecoveryThe number of frames after a move's active frames during which the character cannot act assuming the move is not canceled. On-BlockThe difference between the attacker's recovery and the period that the opponent is in blockstun. This Frame Advantage value is based off the fact that the very first active frame touches the opponent. Throws list the amount of Frame Advantage upon successfully throwing the opponent. Invuln
Catch - - - - Total 32 - 1-?? Guard
Attack 66,15×4,60 All - - - -1 -

  • Does not counter throws.
  • Does not follow cross-ups.
  • Proximity-based cinematic

Anji's reversal counter super, and a pretty good one at that. Starting on frame 1, Anji enters Baiken's stance and remains there for roughly 30 frames. He then exits the stance for roughly 10 frames of recovery. While in stance, any hit will trigger an advancing counterattack from Anji. If the attack was a close range strike, the camera will shift as Anji swings forward for several hits of his fan. If the attack was a projectile or a long range strike, the opponent is put in a guard crush state and Anji swings forward with a smaller two hit combo with no camera shift.

The non-cinematic version of this attack loses invulnerability after Kanchoufuugetsu is triggered. An opponent can use a projectile, then mash PRC to block or counter Anji's attack.



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