Anji is a unique but well rounded character, with a gameplan revolving around taking calculated risks and cashing out for big rewards. The most notable thing that is unique to Anji is his autoguard specials, which make him go straight through the opponents attacks when timed well, which allows him to create unique and threatening RPS scenarios for the opponent in neutral and his own offense. Anji is primarily a strike/throw oriented character outside of using Fuujin (236H), while his strikes on their own can lead to big damage, his throws also have their own unique threat thanks to Shitsu (236P) oki, which hands Anji an advantageous, but moderately layered situation. While not having a great amount of plus frames to assert his offense, Anji excels at stealing turns from the opponent by using the threat of his strong counterhit starters and autoguard to get away with leaving large gaps in his offense and still continuing pressure. This kind of playstyle, however, makes Anji a character who asks for strong reads from those who play him, as making one incorrect play can put you in a very bad spot, since Anji has bad abare options without meter. On the topic of meter, Anji is a character who demands having 50 meter as often as possible, since it allows him to mitigate the risks he has to take in neutral and offence, as well as granting him greater defensive capabilities. In summary, Anji is a well rounded character that rewards strong reads and calculated risk taking to break down the opponent.
|Lore:||He can be hot-blooded, acting on his intuition rather than reason.
It's easy to recognize his actions as direct and lacking foresight, but he isn't an optimist---he simply isn't very careful. Although he doesn't go out of his way to preach his sense of justice to others, he openly shows his distaste for anything he considers warped or unfair.It may seem at times as if he's making fun of others, but he means it amicably.
|Anji Mito, classified as a Balance type, is an elegant martial artist who dodges all with his dance.|
|3🔰A rating of how beginner friendly this character is out of 5, according to Arc System Works.|
|Unique Movement Options:||Issokutobi|
- Anji's fastest button, tied with 2P
- Can be used as a quick anti-air or to mash out of pressure
Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 6H
- Anji's best low commitment poke.
Excellent at stopping reckless approaches on reaction and it's 6H gatling makes it a pretty good pressure starter. Also has a wide enough cancel window to make 5K>2D into a frametrap.
Gatling Options: 6P, 6H, 5D, 2D
A very important attack in Anji's pressure and combos.
Pressure: cS can be canceled to 2S, fS, 5H, or 6H. You can delay your timings to frame trap the opponent and catch their mash out. If you properly condition them to avoid mashing, you can go for greedier things like run up/236K throw after cS, since it's only -2 on block.
Mixup: cS->5D can be strong. cS->delay 2D or cS->2H can catch opponent's mash or jump.
Combos: cS combos to 5H, 6H and Fuujin. When hitting airborne opponents, you can combo into 2H or Kou. On counterhit combos into 2H which leads to Kou.
Gatling Options: 6P, f.S, 2S, 5H, 2H, 6H, 5D, 2D
- Anji's best long range poke
Works well when paired with Fuujin, but it only combos on counterhit or if the opponent is crouching.
Gatling Options: 5H, 2H
- Hits on both sides of Anji
- Does not combo from a max range f.S
Covers an incredible area above and around Anji. This move's wide range and tall hitbox make it a great tool for forcing the opponent back down onto the ground, most notably in the corner. 5H's slightly disjointed hitbox can make for a decent counterpoke in some matchups.
- Standard pressure overhead, can be gatlinged into from K buttons or cS for a high mixup
- Upper body invincible anti-air, can also be used to counter-poke
- Unlike some 6Ps, this move is hard to combo into on a grounded opponent unless at very close range
- Simultaneously hits up rather high and hits low enough to hit low profile moves such as Sol's Night Raid Vortex and I-No's Stroke the Big Tree.
An advancing command normal with 3 hits. Cancelling this move into Fuujin on any of the 3 hits is a frametrap. Should be used pretty much exclusively as a pressure tool, namely after a P or K normal.
- Hits low enough to catch some situations where 5P whiffs.
If you really need a mash a frame faster than 2K this is your button. Not any safer than 2K, but has its own uses.
Gatling Options: 5P, 2P, 6P, 6H
- Faster than 2D but slightly shorter, combos into 2D at most ranges.
No longer +6 on block, but still good nonetheless. 2K ought to be your go to move if you need a quick punish into a knockdown with 2D.
Gatling Options: 6P, 6H, 5D, 2D
- Hits on both sides of Anji
Gatling Options: 5H, 2H
- One of if not the highest reward combo starters Anji has, especially on counterhit.
- Good for his corner pressure as an OTG after throw
2H is used for frametraps, catching jumps, and catching backdashes, often simultaneously. While landing this move is quite an ordeal, it will ALWAYS combo in to 236[S], which is especially huge in the corner, where Anji will get monstrous amounts of damage. You can only combo into this move on a grounded opponent with a counterhit or as a crouch confirm from c.S.
- Decent range and a great low profile property.
Practically identical in terms of utility to Sol's 2D in previous guilty gear games. Use to low profile the opponent's attacks, run up with it to catch people backing up, or use it to fish for rewarding counterhits. Important neutral tool that you should not sleep on.
- A quick air to air when you are not confident in anti airing the opponent.
Gatling Options: j.P
- Quick startup sometimes used in air combos.
- Strong air to air due to its speed and good hitbox.
Gatling Options: j.D
- An in between of a jump in and air to air, not exacty excelling at either, but still a move that should see a lot of use. Use primarily as a way to cover yourself when doing an IAD backwards.
Gatling Options: j.H
- Anji's primary jump in.
- Strong air to air tool, can be used to efficiently stop airdash approaches.
- Wall bounces if opponent is near the corner. Can continue a combo with 5K or cS but height is a factor.
- Almost completely kills Anji's air momentum and quickly brings him back to the ground after a brief float.
- Anji can still attack as he's falling if he does jD high enough in the air.
Ground throw that gives a hard knockdown, allowing for butterfly oki. Throw is a very big part of Anji's pressure, so make sure to do it often.
Anji's 6P has tendencies to whiff if the opponent air dashes over him. Air throwing is sometimes a better anti-air as a result.
- Listed frame advantage is for the initial projectile impact
A slow moving butterfly projectile that transforms into a bird when it collides with something, flying up and then falling back down for another hit. This move sees most of its use after a hard knockdown (e.g. Throw, 2D, Kou) where you can perform a strike/throw mixup once you have conditioned your opponent to stop mashing/backdashing/upbacking. Use sparingly outside of knockdowns, as it has very long startup and does not travel fullscreen. It has very specific and matchup dependent use in neutral, but when used appropriately it can help Anji make safer approaches against a defensive opponent, as it's slow travel time allows Anji to run behind it.
Suigetsu No Hakobi
236K (Hold OK)
- Autoguard starts on frame 10
- Can be held to extend autoguard window up to frame 41
- Anji is vulnerable to throws during autoguard window
- On successful guard, Anji enters a spin animation for 38f where he is fully invulnerable. You can perform any action including blocking after invuln ends, so the spin cannot be punished.
- If Anji guards a non-projectile move, the opponent will be locked in hitstop for 28f before continuing their move. They can still RC afterwards to avoid being punished.
- Frame advantage after autoguard depends on the move guarded. (Frame Advantage = Remaining active and recovery frames - 10f)
Anji spins forward with autoguard. This twirl can also be done with 236[S] and 236[H], with the respective attack coming out if nothing is guarded. 236K finds use in scaring the opponent into expecting Fuujin or Kou, allowing you to freely reset pressure, set up grabs, or just gain ground. Make sure to be EXTREMELY careful when using this move as the move puts Anji into counterhit state for the startup and recovery of the move, lending you to potentially getting hit by one of the opponent's most damaging confirms. The held version of this move has a longer autoguard window than any other move Anji has, which will catch people timing their attacks to coincide with the vulnerable period of Anji's other autoguard attacks.
236H (Hold OK)
- Can be held to add autoguard to startup.
- Held version floats the opponent on hit
- Followups cannot be done on whiff
- Unsafe by itself, but can be made safer with follow-ups.
A dash punch/rekka type move that is critical to Anji's offense. Fuujin has a variety of followups that can create a guessing game for you and the opponent, as none of the followups can be punished in the exact same way, forcing the opponent to open themselves up to one option to try dealing with another. Use very carefully in neutral as this move is incredibly bad on whiff, so make sure this move connects or whiff it in places where the opponent cannot get a meaningful punish.
Try not to overuse this move, as a savvy opponent can handle most follow-ups and punish you if you guess wrong. Think of it as the butter to the bread of Anji's pressure; It makes everything better, but if you eat it by yourself you'll look like a clown.
P after Fuujin
- Very narrow making it hard to use midscreen.
- The hitbox only exists once the fans have reached the ground
A slightly plus on block followup to Fuujin, allowing you to frametrap the opponent or potentially reset pressure. This move can always be completely avoided and even punished by an opponent jumping, so you must condition the opponent to stay put before you can use this safely. Can make an opponent's DPs whiff with proper spacing, which may lead to a full punish depending on matchup.
K after Fuujin
- -12 on block and -9 on regular hit if cancelled immediately
A small hop that gets you up close to the opponent, allowing you to set up throws or reset pressure against opponents who are conditioned to stay put and aren't expecting it, otherwise you can be punished on reaction with a button or throw. Use very rarely to keep the opponent on their toes. You are considered airborne while using this move, allowing for some sneaky mixups with RC. Also used in certain combo routes
S after Fuujin
- Sweep follow-up to Fuujin.
- High pushback and only slightly minus on block makes it difficult to punish.
- Soft knockdown on hit
- Only followup that's a true blockstring
The safest followup to Fuujin, allowing you to end your pressure with little to no risk. Using this move with a slight delay after Fuujin gives you a great way to catch opponents who are upbacking or mashing, allowing you to condition them to stay put and do other followups. If done right away it's a true blockstring which doesn't allow for reversals/DPs. On counterhit this move grants you a hard knockdown, allowing you to set up butterfly oki.
H after Fuujin
- Overhead Fuujin follow-up.
- Ground bounces on hit.
- Bigger ground bounce on counter hit.
The biggest risk but biggest reward followup to Fuujin. Use this move to catch people who are staying put and looking out for Issokutobi. Massively minus on block.
236S (Hold OK)
- Does not hit grounded opponents.
- Can be held to add autoguard to startup
- Pops the opponent up higher than usual when held
- Can use air actions while falling.
A lightning fast anti air with a monstrous hitbox and also an incredible combo starter, ender, and extender. This move grants a hard knockdown when it connects, allowing you to set up butterfly oki when you are closer to the corner, or go for an airdash > OTG j.H for guaranteed damage. An incredibly strong anti-air with very little recovery
Issei Ougi: Sai
- Counted as a projectile.
- Because this super is a projectile, it will continue if you RC it. This allows Anji to pack in more damage by himself while the fan keeps people locked in place, but keep in mind that it's 100 meter gone.
Exclusively a damage super, and has no additional utility outside of having an extra 50 meter.
- Reversal counter super, and a pretty good one at that. Because it's a counter super, it beats safejumps, which gives it some unique utility.
- Scales incredibly well, which leads to huge damage on RC, but keep in mind that's 100% meter gone.
|Overview||Needs overview paragraph describing playstyle, more detailed/accurate pros and cons, more detailed description of moves and their uses.||9/20|
|Combos||Combo theory is blank, needs videos examples too.||4/10|
|Strategy||Very bare, what's there needs formatting and video examples. Okizeme, blockstrings, tactics, and how to fight sections needed.||1/20|
|Frame Data||Missing proration on all moves. Overdrive data is incomplete.||40/50|
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