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The Senpukyaku (旋風脚 Senpuukyaku?, "Whirlwind Leg") is a unique attack used by Ryu, Akuma and Evil Ryu. It only appears in the Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter EX and Marvel vs. Capcom series. In Street Fighter EX Plus, Cycloid Beta can also use it.
|All appearances||Unique Attack||+|
|Marvel vs. Capcom 3||Unique Attack||+|
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U||Back Aerial||Backwards + A Button|
Both are executed by moving forward and pressing medium kick.
The user leaps forward in an arc with an outward spin kick aimed at the opponent's head, in a similar motion to a Tatsumaki and is also used mostly for their vertical jumping HK/heavy kick animations (also for Ken). It is most likely the precursor to the said Tatsumaki series of techniques as it is very similar in motion, though without the "ki tornado" that allows the user to repeatedly soar through the air with successive spins.
Most notably, Akuma's version will hit on slightly later frames with a lower hitbox due to how his jumping arc is handled differently compared to Ryu's. In the Street Fighter EX games, the user instead hops with a back spin kick forward while slanted a bit back.
In its appearance as one of Akuma's unique attacks in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Akuma flies more straight in the air as opposed to in an arc.
In its appearance in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, a reversed version of this move is used as Ryu's back aerial, which references the version of it that is executed during a vertical jump in the original Street Fighter games as a jumping medium kick or heavy kick, depending on the title.
Visual-wise, Evil Ryu's Senpukyaku is strongly resembles Ryu's variation from the Street Fighter EX series. Mechanic-wise, it is a much better command normal as not only it has all the traits the normal Senpukyaku has, it is also one of the few moves that can be cancel into the Shun Goku Satsu.
The user leaps an at arc and performs an inward swinging-turn kick that hits overhead. This version of the technique is themed after the inward-turn-kick of the same name in Chinese martial arts, which in Chinese pinyin is known as "Xuanfengjiao" (as "Senpuukyaku" is the move's name in Japanese on'yomi). It is also known as a 540 kick.
The leap allows the move to go over most low attacks (as a staple "low crushing" tool), as well as being a primary tool for both Ryu and Akuma to leap at opponents to close the distance with a quick-recovering attack to stuff pokes with. The Lee brothers' Senpukyaku also makes for a solid mixup tool due to hitting overhead and when combined with their respective Genei Jin/Seiei Enbu for added pressure.
However, both different versions are plagued with slow start-up, which makes them very easy to beat out when not spaced properly against faster pokes, which also makes them risky tools to use in neutral.
Evil Ryu's Senpukyaku gains a massive notoriety in Super Street Fighter IV. In high-level play, the player can 'masked' the lengthy input command of the Skun Goku Satsu and it's obviously telegraphed animations by rapidly buffering the input during the spinning portion of the Senpukyaku, then execute right before the move connect (as the Raging Demon is a command grab move, it will missed if the opponent is in any state other than neutral ie. hitstun, blockstun or airborne). If done correctly, the opponent will be left with only two choices: Either they do not block the attack and take damage, or they block the attack and risks the point-blank Shun Goku Satsu, with virtually no time to react or jump away.
- The attack is also mentioned in the official profile of BelleStarmon, a Digimon based on Belle Starr, a notorious American outlaw.
|Akuma's Move List|
|Unique Attacks||Zugaihasatsu • Senpukyaku • Tenmakujinkyaku • Kikokurenzan • Kikokurentotsu • Kongoken • Sekiseiken • Tenha|
|V-Skills||Rakan • Kiai|
|V-Shift Break||Rasen Shuto Uchi|
|V-Triggers||Dohatsu Shoten •Shiretsu Hasshi|
|Special Attacks||Gohadoken • Zanku Hadoken • Shakunetsu Hadoken • Goshoryuken • Tatsumaki Zankukyaku • Ashura Senku • Hyakkishu • Zenpou Tenshin • Goshoryu Counter • Tenmakujinkyaku|
|Super Combos||Shun Goku Satsu • Messatsu Gohado • Tenma Gozanku • Messatsu Goshoryu • Shun Goku Satsu (SFTM version)|
|Super Arts||Messatsu Gohado • Tenma Gozanku • Messatsu Goshoryu |
Messatsu Gorasen • Shun Goku Satsu • Kongou Kokuretsuzan • Misogi
|Ultra Combos||Wrath of the Raging Demon • Demon Armageddon|
|Critical Arts||Sekia Kuretsuha • Shun Goku Satsu|
|Hyper Combos||Messatsu Gohado • Tenma Gozanku • Messatsu Goshoryu • Messatsu Gorasen • Shun Goku Satsu|
|Mighty Combos||Messatsu Gohado • Tenma Gozanku • Messatsu Goshoryu • Shun Goku Satsu|
|Exceeds||Shun Goku Satsu|
|Yun's Move List|
|Unique Attacks||Senpukyaku • Raigeki Shu • Koushu • Dakai • Ku Rensui|
|Special Attacks||Zesshou Hohou • Senkyutai • Kobokushi • Nishokyaku • Zenpou Tenshin • Tetsuzanko • Shukuchi Rimon Chochu • Renkan Shoko|
|Super Combos||Sorai Rengeki • You Hou • Hiten Souryujin • Genei Jin • Raishin Mahhaken|
|Super Arts||Tenshin Senkyutai • Sorai Rengeki • Genei Jin • You Hou|
|Ultra Combos||You Hou • Sorai Rengeki|
|Yang's Move List|
|Unique Attacks||Senpukyaku • Raigeki Shu • Koushu|
|Special Attacks||Tourouzan • Senkyutai • Byakko Soshoda • Zenpou Tenshin • Kaihou • Rengeki Tourouha • Honshin|
|Super Combos||Seiei Enbu|
|Super Arts||Raishin Mahhaken • Tenshin Senkyutai • Seiei Enbu|
|Ultra Combos||Raishin Mahhaken • Tenshin Senkyutai|
|Street Fighter III: New Generation Only|
|Unique Attacks||Senpukyaku • Raigeki Shu • Koushu|
|Special Attacks||Zesshou Hohou • Kobokushi • Zenpou Tenshin|
|Super Arts||Tenshin Senkyutai • Sorai Rengeki • Genei Jin|