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access_time April 6, 2021 at 7:53 PM in News by David Poole

Watch Akira Kazama Kick Some Butt in Street Fighter V

Today, Capcom presented their Street Fighter V Spring Update showcase. The video in question focused mostly on upcoming fighters Rose and Oro, but it had one more little surprise for fans. Toward the end of the presentation, we got our first look at Akira Kazama from the Rival Schools series. Not only does she showcase some great air combos, but she also gets help from her older brother Daigo. You can check it out in the teaser trailer below.

This is a great day for Rival Schools fans, as these characters rarely see the light of day. Project Justice: Rival Schools 2 released over 20 years ago, and even the crossover games rarely get some Rival Schools love. With Akira joining the Street Fighter V roster, she’ll be the fourth character to release during the fifth season. We still have one more mystery fighter, and everyone is wondering who it’s going to be.

Are you excited to see Akira in action again after all these years? Who do you think the final Street Fighter V character will be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


  • […] Fighter V’s fifth and final season is continuing in full force. Not only did we recently get our first look at Akira, but we’re now on our second character release: Rose. Available now, Rose is ready to deliver […]

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