Akari Ichijo
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The Ichijo family works in the security business, although they mostly just observe. The Ichijou-ryu style has the primary goal of teaching its students how to summon and control spirits and youkai, although it teaches some fighting techniques with the heihaku. Even though she is only 13, Akari can summon spirits just as well as anyone else, and she has an attitude to go with it. One day Akari's father sent her off to observe the Gates of Hell and report to him about it. However Akari, determined to give her job 200%, goes not only to find out what is going on but to put everything to right again while she's at it.

was adopted into Akari's family at a young age.
Aside from her sister, Akari spends time with two of her girlfriends: Shizuka Kujo and Aoi ("Acchi") Yahata. Akari's friends are usually seen cheering for her in the backgrounds and in her endings.

Akari is symbolized by spells, mononokes (spirits), and ribbons. Her official slogan is "Magical Little Girl") . Akari's super move called "100 Demons' Night (Shikigami Hyakkiyakou)" includes many cameos of other SNK characters. The cameos differ in each game Akari appears in. 
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The Last Blade

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The Last Blade 2, The Last Blade: Beyond The Destiny, SNK Vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium, SNK Gals Fighters, Neo Geo Battle ColiseumSNK Vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash, Card Fighters Clash DS


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Page Updated:  June 28th, 2022

To sum up Akari, she's an deceptively evil little girl that can summon some creepy ass Japanese monsters... Welcome to the weird world of Japanese mythology references! (She's got tons of creepy monsters following her around.) At first glance, I'd say Akari shouldn't be fighting against all of these highly-trained samurai wielding the best Japanese steel, but she can hold her own.

Personally, I wasn't blown away by her design and would rather use a swordsman or swordswoman in The Last Blade... y'know, someone who looks like they're fighting. In some ways, Akari seems like a joke character with her ridiculous moves, but she's got some cool attacks and animations, for sure. I can see where she fits into the Last Blade series, but she's mostly outshined by many other characters, IMO. Also IMO, Akari's "Oreo-cookie-monster-friend-thing" needs to go... it's beyond creepy and mildly disturbing. On the bright side, the ridiculous cameos within Akari's "100 Demon Night" super move over the years are definitely entertaining, especially her NGBC edition. Sup Todoh! Be sure to see Akari's Animations Page 6... SNK fan service!

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