Akuma ( Japanese for "devil" or "demon"), known in Japan as , is a fictional character from the Street Fighter series of fighting games by Capcom. Akuma made his debut in Super Street Fighter II Turbo as a secret character and hidden boss. In the storyline of the Street Fighter video games, he is the younger brother of Gouken, Ryu's and Ken's master. In some games he also has an enhanced version named Shin Akuma, or in Japanese. Since his debut, Akuma has appeared in several subsequent titles and has been well received by both fans and critics.
Akuma may refer to:
- Akuma (band), a punk band from Quebec, Canada
Akuma-kun, an animated TV series by Toei Animation
- Akuma-kun: Makai no Wana, a video game based upon the above series
- Akuma (NX Files), a character in the NX Files universe
- Akuma (Street Fighter), a character in Street Fighter media
- Akuma (folklore), an evil spirit from Japanese legend
- Akuma, a character from Karateka (video game)
- Akuma, a fictional species of creatures in D.Gray-man media
- Akuma, a fictional species of creatures in the Kindred of the East universe
- Gran Akuma (born 1979), American professional wrestler
- Akuma (luchador), (born 1994), Mexican professional wrestler
Akuma is a punk band from Quebec formed in 1998 from the ashes of Banlieue Rouge.
Akuma (born in 1996, in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico) is the ring name of a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler currently working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) portraying a rudo ("Bad guy") wrestling character. Akuma's real name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans. It has been revealed that he is the younger brother of CMLL wrestler Demus 3:16 and has been referred to as both Akuma 3:16 and Akuma 666.
The akuma is a fire spirit derived from Japanese folklore. Alternative names for the akuma are toori akuma , and ma . Akuma means devil in Japanese, and is typically depicted as an entity with a fiery head and eyes, and carrying a sword. The akuma is typically told to be able to fly, and to be a harbinger of ominous fortune, that it can bring misfortune to those who happen to see it.