Virtua Fighter’s Akira Will Be A Boss In Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

By Ishaan . December 14, 2013 . 12:30pm

Virtua Fighter’s Akira will be a boss character in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Sega and publisher ASCII Media Works have revealed. The announcement was made at a 20th anniversary celebration festival for Virtua Fighter. Whether or not Akira will be included on the roster of playable characters, however, hasn’t been revealed.


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  • Andrew A


  • Manny Being Manny

    That dude is being whored out too much recently by Sega. Next we’ll be hearing he’s a playable character in Persona 5.

    • ivanchu77

      That… that would be kind of cool actually :D

    • NTaiyokun

      Only cause it’s the 20th anniversary.

      I only know he exists ’cause of Project X Zone

      • Slayven19

        He’s in DOA5 as well.

        • NTaiyokun

          I’m aware of that. Unless I glossed over something and that wasn’t a 20th anniversary thing.

          Still, I wouldn’t consider a character whored out until it reaches Lightning levels of whoring. Akira’s really only cameoed twice this year as far as I’ve heard (PXZ not withstanding)

          • Slayven19

            Oh I wasn’t saying he was whored out, (hell he’s not even close to being that) just was saying that he was in DOA5 which you already knew.

          • NTaiyokun

            I see, gotcha.

    • Pdugna

      Ehh make him something like a cameo like how Dante was in Nocturne and I actually wouldn’t mind.

    • Eder García

      nope, Ryo from Shenmue will be playable in Persona 5

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      Two games is a far cry from being whored out~.

  • Don’t really care. l_l All I ask is Virtua Fighter 6. Please.

  • ReidHershel


  • Slayven19

    Hurry up and reveal the Valkyria chronicles character. They have the stage and I know they can’t resist not putting a Valkyrie in the game.

    • AkuLord3

      Just having a stage doesn’t really SAY that they put the character in the game…just a STAGE but doesn’t mean it won’t happen but still

      • Slayven19

        I know it doesn’t but if they are using akira and this game begs on popular female characters it goes without saying they’d want selvaria at the very least in the game. People were thinking that there weren’t gonna be in sega characters at first but I thought otherwise.

      • echokanon

        having a character now gives more hope tho.

  • AkuLord3

    Just realized…Ryo Hazuki should totally be in this…you know Sega that other guy that you made to be in Virtua Fighter but decided to make a series with…Get the fans hype…DO IT

    • TheRequiem95

      That would be cool, but Akira is part of the whole VF anniversary thing. Still, you point me to the petition, and I’ll sign it.

  • I love that costume he has :)

  • Kelohmello


  • GuyAlpha

    There we go. If only we could get some Fighting Vipers and Rumble Fish.

  • Narrator 1

    That earlier trailer with Kirino saying “Juunen hayain da yo!” (Akira’s catchphrase) suddenly makes a lot more sense.

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    2d Akria for the first time since the Megasis…

  • Tonton Ramos

    Hmmm I wonder how he will fair against projectile spammers or characters that focuses on range *cough cough* like Misaka.

  • MrJechgo

    Of all the characters they could have picked from the series featured in, they HAD to go with a cameo?
    I’ve heard of running out of ideas, but come on now. I know SEGA is developping and publishing the game, but that’s not a reason to add cameos when your source material is HUUUUUUUUGE.

  • ndjn3979

    3D to 2D??

  • darkbartz

    Haven’t played Virtua Fighters, but it is basically about normal martial arts fighting right? Seems a tad unfortunate for him to face those crazy-powerful people, not to mention Shizuo…

  • Thomaz Barros

    I just hope they put the stupid silly soundeffects Virtua Fighters game have.

    Every hit bodycheck should sound like a bad explosion

  • Oni.

    Include Hei – The Black Contractor as a playable character and I’ll pre-order the $300 Ed. if it exists.

    • echokanon

      I believe there is no light novel or game of Darker than Black. So it might not be possible…

  • megaten666

    Wait wait wait wait!!!
    There will be a 2D fighting game with Kirino and Kuroneko? And more? Asuna? Railgun characters? My mind is full of WATs!
    Hyped :D

  • Kevin Schwarz

    Like many others, I just WAIT for VF6…come on Sega!

  • Shizumasa

    2D and 3D in one. How are they going to make it work in 2D style?

  • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • BentoBlame

    I would love to see how French Bread animates his powerful yet precise fighting style in 2D.

    Also it would be somewhat amusing to see them put up a crossover art of Akira & Miyako (Melty Blood) after his reveal.

  • > Tagged as USA – Wait… what?!

  • Göran Isacson

    Somehow, having a perfectly regular karate-dude… okay maybe not perfectly regular, but a for all instances human fighter go up against people like Holo and Mikasa is… both amusing and kind of badass? Especially that he’s a boss-character, I can just see people like Shizuo thinking Akira is gonna be easy beatings and then he just takes them all down with PURE SKILL. T’would amuse me, at least.

  • Freakmasta

    Kiryu Kazama would’ve been a better choice

  • ミランダ マーク レスター

    Still waiting for a char. World Destruction and Valkyria -___-

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