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Akira Hokuto by AxxB

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 04/25/02

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FIRE PROWRESTLING D CHARACTER GUIDE: AKIRA HOKUTO
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Version 1.0
by AxxB (alex.boothroyd@ntlworld.com)
Last modified: 1

Fire ProWrestling D (c) 2001 Spike/VAiLL

NOTE: This guide views and prints best with a monospace typeface.

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==VERSION HISTORY==
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1.0 - Initial release of the guide.

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==TABLE OF CONTENTS==
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SECTION 1: HISTORY OF AKIRA HOKUTO
SECTION 2: SKILL AND PARAMETER STATS
SECTION 3: MOVELIST
SECTION 4: STRATEGY
SECTION 5: CLOSING

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==SECTION 1: HISTORY OF AKIRA HOKUTO==
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 Hokuto debuted in 1985 under her real name for the AJW promotion. Wrestled
on the undercard and gradually worked her way up, earning a reputation for
toughness in the process - took a Piledriver from the second rope in an
early match, which lead to her working the second and third falls of the
match with a broken neck. Had an utterly horrific feud with Shinobu Kandori
in 1993 - their first match on the AJW Allstar Dram Slam (4/2/93) set a new
standard for in-ring (and out of ring) brutality, Hokuto’s forehead gushing
blood. Carried a serious shoulder injury into the rematch (of sorts) nine
days later at Dream Slam 2 (4/11/93), Hokuto teaming with Aja Kong to face
Kandori and Eagle Sawai. Lost by stoppage to Kandori’s armbar and left on a
stretcher. Lost the eventual single rematch to Kandori as well.
 Continued to work despite a catalogue of injuries - was nicknamed Œthe
Mummy’ for all the times she wrestled swathed in bandages. In 1994, worked a
full schedule with a blown out knee and a broken bone in her back!
 Married NJPW Superstar Kensuke Sasaki in 1995. Sasaki began using Hokuto¹s
Northen Lights Bomb finisher in his matches after this - Hokuto began using
Sasaki’s Strangle Hold Gamma in return. ŒRetired’ from AJW after the wedding
- it was announced she was retiring, but she continued to work as a
freelancer, mostly working for Chigusa Nagayo’s GAEA Japan promotion. Was
the first (and only ever) WCW Women’s Champion in 1996. Took time off in
1998 to have her first child, a son named Kennosuke Sasaki. Announced her
impending  retirement in January 2002 - had her last match ever on April 7th
2002, teaming with Meiko Satomura to defeat Ayako Hamada and Aja Kong.

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== SECTION 2: SKILL AND PARAMETER STATS ==
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SKILL
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Ring Name.........................Akira Hokuto
Alternate Ring Name (Mexico)......Reina Jubuki
Real Name........................Hisako Sasaki*
Nickname...................The Dangerous Queen
FPD Name...........¹Violent Queen’ Akira Nanto
Promotion..............................retired
FPD Promotion......................Joshi Group
Size....................................Female
Class.....................................Free
Height..................................168 cm
Weight...................................60 kg
Country..................................Japan
Birthdate..............................13.7.67
Stance................................Orthodox
Offensive Skill.........................Junior
Return Skill.........................Luchadore
Critical Type.........................Finisher
Special Skill.................One Hit Finisher
Recovery................................Medium
Recovery (when bleeding)................Medium
Respiratory..............................Above
Respiratory (when bleeding).............Medium
Awareness...............................Medium
Awareness (when bleeding)...............Medium
Neck Strength..............................Low
Arm Strength...............................Low
Waist Strength.............................Low
Foot Strength..............................Low
Movement Speed............................Fast
Ascend Speed.......................Medium Fast
Ascend Skill..............................Jump

*Her Maiden name was Hisako Uno, which she used as her ring name in the
early days. But she¹s married now.

PARAMETER - OFFENCE     PARAMETER - DEFENCE
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Punch.............3     Punch.............1
Kick..............4     Kick..............2
Suplex............5     Suplex............5
Submission........3     Submission........2
Stretch...........4     Stretch...........3
Power.............1     Flying............5
Instant-P.........5     Crush.............1
Arm Power.........1     Vs Lariat.........2
Technical.........6     Technical.........5
Rough.............5     Rough.............5
Ground............1     Ground............2

TOTAL SKILL POINTS (on a scale from 0-300): 124

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==SECTION 3: MOVELIST==
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Specialty moves are marked with [S]. Finisher is marked with [F].

STRIKES
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Standing (X)............................Face Slap (3 5 C)
Standing (A)...........................Chest Slap (3 3 C)
Standing (B) + d-pad.........................Kick (5 4 C)
Standing (B).............................Dropkick (5 4 A)
Standing (X) + (A)........Forward Roll Prawn Hold (6 5 A)
Running (X).......................Front High Kick (3 4 C)
Running (A)...........................Clothesline (1 1 E)
Running Counter (X)......................Spinkick (4 5 C)
Running Counter (A)...................Back Switch (6 6 A)
Running to corner........................Dropkick (6 4 A)

GRAPPLES
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Grapple (X).............................Face Slap (3 5 C)
Grapple (X) + Up.............Joshi Style Bodyslam (5 5 C)
Grapple (X) + Left/Right.................Snapmare (5 5 C)
Grapple (X) + Down....................Hammer Blow (1 3 E)
Grapple (A)..................Shoulder Arm Breaker (5 3 C)
Grapple (A) + Up......................Brainbuster (5 1 C)
Grapple (A) + Left/Right....Double Wrist Armsault (5 5 C)
Grapple (A) + Down.....................Piledriver (1 1 E)
Grapple (B)......Impact Straight (Knockout punch) (5 3 C)
Grapple (B) + Up...............Fisherman¹s Buster (5 5 A)[S]
Grapple (B) + Left/Right...Northern Lights Suplex (5 5 C)
Grapple (B) + Down............Northen Lights Bomb (5 1 A)[F]
Grapple (X) + (A).....................Doctor Bomb (1 1 E)[S]
Back Grapple (X)....................Enzui Forearm (3 3 C)
Back Grapple (A).................Rolling Backdrop (5 5 C)
Back Grapple (B)...........Reverse Frankensteiner (5 1 A)
Back Grapple (B) + U/D...High Angle German Suplex (5 5 C)
Back Grapple (B) + L/R.........German Suplex Whip (5 5 C)
Back Grapple (X) + (A)..............Dragon Suplex (5 5 C)[S]
Back Grapple Counter (X)...............Back Elbow (3 3 C)
Back Grapple Counter (A)...............Wakigatame (6 3 A)

OPPONENT DOWN MOVES
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Opponent Face Up at Head (A)...Stranglehold Gamma (4 4 B)
Opponent Face Up at Head (B........Kneedrop(face) (5 1 C)
Opponent Face Up at Feet (A)................Cover (1 1 E)
Opponent Face Up at Feet (B)..........Thigh Stomp (5 4 C)
Opponent Face Down at Head (A)Stepover Armbreaker (4 4 B)
Opponent Face Down at Head (B)Torture Camel Clutch(4 4 B)
Opponent Face Down at Feet (A)..............Cover (1 1 E)
Opponent Face Down at Feet (B)........Stomp(back) (5 1 C)
Running at Downed Opponent (B)..............Stomp (5 1 C)
MOUNT MOVES
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Mount Position (X)...................Mount Shouda (1 3 C)
Mount Position (A)...................Sasorigatame (4 3 B)
Mount Position (B).................Jackknife Hold (6 6 A)
Mount Position Counter................Huracanrana (5 6 A)
Front Facelock Attack (X).........Front Neck Lock (4 1 B)
Front Facelock Attack (A)..............Piledriver (1 1 E)
Front Facelock Attack (B).............Back Switch (1 6 C)
Front Facelock Attack Counter..........Hammerlock (6 1 A)
Back Mount Position (X)..Back Mount Knuckle Arrow (5 3 C)
Back Mount Position (A).........Back Mount Shouda (1 3 C)
Back Mount Position (B).............Choke Sleeper (5 3 C)
Back Mount Position Cntr..Forward Roll Prawn Hold (6 5 A)

POST AND APRON MOVES
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Post (X).........................Diving Elbowdrop (5 1 A)
Post (A).........................Diving Bodypress (5 1 A)
Post (B).........................Missile Dropkick (5 4 A)
Post (X) + (A)......................Tope Con Hilo (5 1 A)
Run-Up Post vs Standing (X)......Missile Dropkick (5 4 A)
Run-Up Post vs Downed (A)....................none
Corner Grapple (B) + U......Avalanche Brainbuster (5 5 A)
Corner Grapple (B) + L/R........Corner Foot Choke (5 1 C)
Corner Grapple (B) + Down.......Avalance Backdrop (5 5 C)
Front Avalanche Counter...Forward Flip Prawn Hold (5 6 A)
Back Avalanche Counter.................Body Press (5 1 A)
Apron Grapple from inside...Brainbuster to inside (5 1 C)
Apron Grapple from outside.Brainbuster Drop Behind(6 6 A)
Running to out of bounds............Tope Con Hilo (5 1 A)
Slingshot to outside.................Plancha Dive (5 1 A)
Slingshot to inside..........................none


DOUBLE AND TRIPLE TEAM MOVES
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Two Platon Front Grapple.......Double Brainbuster (5 5 C)
Two Platon Back Grapple...........Double Backdrop (5 1 C)
Two Platon Corner................Spike Piledriver (1 1 E)
Three Platon Front Grapple........Triple Beatdown (5 3 C)
Three Platon Back Grapple.........Triple Beatdown (5 3 C)
Three Platon Corner..............Triple Powerbomb (1 1 E)

PERFORMANCE
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Analogue Stick Left................Raise One Fist
Analogue Stick Right............Two Hand Clapping
Analogue Stick Up.................Throat Cut Pose
Analogue Stick Down.......Finger and Head shaking


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==SECTION 4: STRATEGY==
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GENERAL: Hokuto has a high points total for a Joshi wrestler (only Bull
Nakano has higher stats - most have 30 or 40 fewer points), but she is not
hugely superior to any of them in the ring. Her biggest weakness would be
her inability to absorb punishment - she has low defensive stats and low
bodypart endurance for her entire body (although she is the one Joshi
wrestler in the game who is not severely impaired by bloodshed). She
compensates for this with her high-impact offense. So the general strategy
for Hokuto would be to try and avoid taking too much punishment, win in the
grapple and don¹t be afraid to try the high-rish moves.

STRIKES: Although Hokuto’s strikes are effective, they are not her best
asset - she can do more damage with her grapple moves. Strikes should not be
relied upon as a major part of Hokuto’s offense. Her most effective (and
most highly rated) moves are the Dropkick (either the standing version or
the run-to-corner one) and the run counter Spinkick. Then spinkick in
particular is a regular move of the real life Hokuto, and the timing is not
as hard as it is for some running moves. The running Clothesline is to be
avoided unless you¹re doing a mixed tag with Kensuke Sasaki and are in the
middle of a mirror sequence.
 The Missile Dropkick and Tope Con Hilo are both very effective moves, but
you’ll need to dizzy your opponent before hitting them. Hokuto¹s speed will
allow you to hit the top rope moves earlier in a match though.

GRAPPLES: Of the weak grapples, all except the Down+A Hammer blow are
effective moves. Onto the mid grapples, I would say avoid the Piledriver,
but it’s a head damaging move that helps set up the Northern Lights Bomb, so
it is worth using maybe once or twice. All of the Strong Grapple moves are
highly effective, but the Northern Lights Bomb, with the One Hit Finisher
special skill increasing it’s power, is the killer move.

OPPONENT DOWN MOVES: It is not recommended that you do too many covers when
the opponent is down - the cover is an E rated move for Hokuto, meaning it
wears her out to perform it, plus several of her strong grapple moves
eventuate in a pinfall attempt anyway (Northen Lights Suplex, Doctor Bomb,
High Angle German Suplex, Dragon Suplex). Her submission holds are effective
inasmuch as any submission holds are effective in Fire Pro D. Her stomps and
kneedrops are too, but with her fast movement speed you can hit the top rope
Elbowdrop and Bodypress earlier in the match, and these are both more
damaging to the opponent and less tiring to Houkto than the standing impact
drops are.

PLAYING AGAINST HOKUTO: One look at her statistics will tell you that she’s
a physical wreck - low endurance time in every body part location. She also
has very low Defence parameters almost across the board - Suplex, Flying,
Technical and Rough being the only areas in which her defence is
respectable. So she really isn¹t that hard to defeat, so long as you can
keep winning the grapples.

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==SECTION 6: CLOSING ==
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 Thanks to:

* Bill Wood for creating the format for the Character guide FAQs (credit to
Vipermask, CrazyEST and gBomber as well)
* Puroresupower.com, Michiku Pro
(http://www.cherrybabe.com/michiku/index.html), and GAEA Japan¹s official
website (English version, http://www.gaora.co.jp/gaea/index-e.html) for
biographical/ historical information
* SPIKE for releasing Fire Pro D in the first place
* GameFAQs and CJayC for hosting this FAQ
* Akira Hokuto herself. http://www.gaora.co.jp/gaea/prfl/hokuto-e.html

(C) 2002 AxxB

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