Japanese Mythology

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AKUMA

Japanese Demon

Devilish Fire Demon

An Akuma is an evil fire spirit with an enormous flaming head and eyes of fire. Oh, and a large terrifying sword which it swings around as it flies through the air. It can slice off your head and grill it for a tasty snack before you can say “Arrgghhh help nooooo arrrggghhhhhhhhhh!”

The name ‘AKUMA’ means ‘devil’ in Japanese, and that’s putting it mildly. The Akuma character in the Street Fighter video games is a total wimp in comparison to these horrific monsters.

Sighting an Akuma is extremely bad luck. If you see one, pretend that you haven’t. The less you know the better. Just get away as quickly as you can — preferably in the direction of the nearest fire extinguisher.

If you are into fiery Japanese demons, check out our entry on Raijin, who also comes with a Special Offer bonus fire demon.

Akuma Facts and Figures

Name: Akuma
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:
Name means: Devil

Gender: Male
Type: Demon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: BAD, best avoided
Popularity index: 5809

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Article last revised on September 23, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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