Shin Akuma is a playable character from the Street Fighter games. He is often a secret boss that offers a harder challenge than the normal final boss of the games. 

Shin Akuma debuted as a hidden and unplayable boss in the arcade version of Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996), he became a playable secret character in the console ports. Shin Akuma appeared later in crossover fighting games like Capcom vs SNK 1+2. In CVS2 is one of the two possible final bosses. Shin Akuma reprised his role of a final or secret boss fight in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution (2016) and Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (2018).


Shin Akuma from the Street Fighter Games: an Overview

Charactername: Shin Akuma / Shin Gouki (in Japan)   Developed /Created by Capcom 
Gameseries: Street Fighter   First seen on:  Arcades
First Game:  Street Fighter Alpha 2   Year first seen: 1996
Last Game: Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (2018)   Birthplace: Japan 
Role(s) and Characteristics: Fighting Game Boss/Character   Martial Arts Style:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Shin Akuma from Street Fighter


Capcom Fighting Jam (2004)


SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos (2003)


Capcom Vs SNK 2 (2001)



Shin Akuma in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Shin Akuma is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Shin Akuma




Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Shin Akuma

18.09.2018 – Creation of Shin Akuma’s Gallery and DB Entry