"Better get ready! Ougi: Kachofugetsu! (覚悟して!奥義: 花鳥風月! Kakugo shite! Ougi: Kachoufuugetsu!"
Ibuki Critical Art Quote

Kachofugetsu (花鳥風月 Kachōfūgetsu?) is Ibuki's Critical Art in Street Fighter V.

Street Fighter V Arcade Stick QCFArcade Stick QCF+Arcade Button Kick


Ibuki Critical

Ibuki using her Critical Art.

Executed by performing two quarter-circles forward and pressing kick, Ibuki slides into her opponent's legs. If the initial attack connects, she kicks them into the air before back flipping and disappearing into a cloud of smoke. Up in the air, Ibuki reappears and performs a motion of hand signals. Next, she pulls her arm back and gathers ki energy in her hand. With the stored ki energy in her palm, Ibuki places her hand on her opponent, releasing the energy and blasting them toward the ground.

Tactics Edit

Ibuki Critical Art

Kachofugetsu in action against Ken.

Like most Critical Arts, this move is used to end combos to deal large amounts of damage to the opponent. Kachofugetsu can be cancelled from Ibuki's special moves such as Kunai, Kunai Ikkinage and Kazekiri. Ibuki is also projectile invincible during this move. If the opponent is constantly keeping Ibuki from a distance with fireballs, she can use this move to go through the projectiles and deal massive damage at the same time. It requires a quick read, but it can surprise his opponent. 

The range of this move is pretty decent. It doesn't hit fullscreen, which means she needs to be at a certain distance in order for this move to connect with his opponent. While the initial attack has Ibuki sliding into her opponent's legs, this attack can be blocked low or high. However, it does cause a hard knockdown.

The most common way for it is to use Juggle with the Kazekiri or V-Trigger. However, the timing is crucial in order to use it.

Trivia Edit

  • This Critical Art is similar to Makoto's first Ultra Combo, Seichusen Godanzuki, in that it makes the opponent go through the stage ceiling. A major difference is that Ibuki's opponent comes back out through the floor.
  • The move's name is a Japanese proverb that means "experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself". The individual characters literally translate to "flower", "moon", "wind", and "bird".
  • The move does 43 hits total, which is currently the highest amount of all the Critical Arts.
  • This attack has the starting projectile of a successfully connected Yoroitoshi, but has the ending fireball of a whiffed projectile of same stated attack.
    • Furthermore this attack uses a single hand. In Street Fighter projectiles and Ki in general are stronger when the practitioner uses both hands. this could be the reason this attack does less damage than Yoroitoshi.
  • The basic sequence of this attack is similar to Alex's Heavy Hammer, with much different technique.


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