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The Ashura Senku (阿修羅閃空 Ashura Senkuu?, "Asura Flashing Air") is one of Akuma's, Evil Ryu's, Dark Sakura's, Kage's, and Cyber-Akuma's special attack, introduced in Super Street Fighter II Turbo.

Other appearances
(Akuma, Dark Sakura and Evil Ryu)
Shoryuken motion + All 3 punches (long distance forward)
Shoryuken motion + All 3 kicks (medium-short distance forward)
Reverse Shoryuken motion + All 3 punches (long distance backward)
Reverse Shoryuken motion + All 3 kicks (medium-short distance backward)
Street Fighter: The Movie (home video game)
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Shoryuken motion + Punch x2 (long distance forward)
Shoryuken motion + Kick x2 (medium-short distance forward)
Reverse Shoryuken motion + Punch x2 (long distance backward)

Reverse Shoryuken motion + Kick x2 (medium-short distance backward)

Street Fighter V Arcade Modifier (Air).pngArcade-Button-HPunch.png+Arcade-Button-HKick.png



Executed by performing either a "Shoryuken" (forward, down, then down-forward) or "Reverse Shoryuken" (backward, down, then down-backward) motion and then pressing either all three punches or all three kicks, the user widens their stance, glows red, then lifts one knee and "glides" along the ground to another location with their eyes aglow. They cannot be hit while gliding, essentially making the move a teleport (and implying it to be a form of projection that causes the body to act similar to a phantasm). The distance and direction glided depends on whether the player uses the forward or backward motions and presses the three punches or the three kicks, as seen above.

The teleport can be used to get away from an opponent bearing down on him, to suddenly launch an attack (often from behind), or perhaps to simply psych out the opponent and keep them guessing. It also serves to help fill the Super Combo Gauge. However, most later games tend to have a weakness in this ability in that other kinds of teleports tend to be faster and less visible, while the user of the Ashura Senku can be seen clearly along with a notable startup and possible vulnerability at the end of the move.

In X-Men: Children of the Atom, this is Akuma's X-Ability. In later Marvel crossovers, the animation for this becomes Akuma's normal dash.

In the Street Fighter EX series, the move is shown as a glide that literally circles around the opponent (along with other similar moves). Evil Ryu in Street Fighter EX3 uses this ability in the more normal "phantom-phase" fashion.

Akuma's most famous attack, the Shun Goku Satsu, begins with an Ashura Senku, though its properties differ in that Akuma is vulnerable during the teleport.

Evil Ryu's Ashura Senku in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.

In Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Evil Ryu (as a boss only) can cancel an Ashura Senku into most of his normals, as well as his throws, remaining intangible until the followup move begins.

Kage's Ashura Senku acts differently from previous incarnations of the attack as part of his Taigyaku Mudo V-Trigger. Rather than being a defensive technique, Ashura Senku instead cancels from various normals and special moves, working as a combo extender as well. It can also be used in the air similar to Oni's Zanku Hadosho, granting Kage air mobility and potential crossups.

Outside of the Street Fighter series, Rugal Bernstein gains the ability to use this move when he absorbs the Satsui no Hadou in Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 and becomes God Rugal. In his moveset, it is called the "God Lane".

In SNK vs. Capcom: SvC Chaos, Akuma's Ashura Senku functions as usual. However, Shin Akuma's Ashura Senku is unique in that it is flawless; it is completely invincible, has no recovery, builds meter, and allows Shin Akuma to dictate the pace of the match.

Shura Rengoku[]

Ultra Street Fighter IV (OMEGA Mode) Shoryuken Motion + All 3 kicks + (Arcade-Button-LPunch.png + Arcade-Button-LKick.png)

The Shura Rengoku (修羅煉獄, Shura Rengoku?, "Shura/Carnage Purgatory") is a follow-up attack for the Ashura Senku added to Akuma's moveset in OMEGA Mode for Ultra Street Fighter IV. The move requires two sections of the Super Combo Gauge, and is executed by performing the throw input (light punch + light kick) during the forward short Ashura Senku. Akuma flashes yellow (indication of an EX Special being used) during the Ashura Senku. If he comes into contact with the target, he will set his fists ablaze with purple flames and punch the target in their midsection, before attacking with a mass of flames from his other fist, scorching the opponent and causing a knock down. The attack is functionally a weaker Shun Goku Satsu due to the need of making contact at close range with the target, shatters Super Armor and is unblockable.

Overall, the attack seems similar to his brother's Senkugoshoha.



Street Fighter III series
Marvel vs. Capcom series, Cyber Akuma's version
Super Gem Fighter: Mini Mix