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A little war in the brand-new Earth
— The opening of SUGURI

SUGURI is a horizontal Bullet Hell Shoot 'em Up released in 2005 at Comiket 69 for Windows PC, developed by the doujin circle Orange_Juice. It stars the title character, Suguri, a girl armed to the teeth with a variety of powerful weapons working to protect her home world from similarly adorable girls who are under orders to wipe out all life on the planet and take it as their own. The game features an auto-targeting system which allows the player to fire in directions other than the usual "straight ahead", a dashing system which can be used to absorb certain types of bullets to charge up a Hyper Gauge to unleash a Hyper Attack, a variety of unlockable weapons, and multiple different modes of gameplay.

A sequel, Acceleration of SUGURI was released in Japan at Comiket 70 the following year, with a standalone expansion pack, Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition, releasing a few months after at Comiket 71, both for Windows PC. Unlike its predecessor, Acceleration of SUGURI is a one-on-one Bullet Hell shooter and Fighting Game hybrid inspired by the Senko no Ronde series, with both single-player and local and online multiplayer modes. It features the same cast as the original game, and presents the player with short "Where Are They Now" cutscenes for completing the Arcade Mode for certain characters of the game with a single credit. The X-Edition expansion pack adds two story modes and several new characters.


Both entries have been localized to the United States by doujin game publisher Rockin' Android for PC, both as part of a SUGURI - Perfect Edition compilation physically, and individually through digital distribution platforms GamersGate and Direct2Drive in 2009. Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition was later released for the PlayStation 3 by Rockin' Android on February 15th, 2011 as a downloadable game on Play Station Network, which features new character artwork by Keiko Sakurai, PlayStation Network Trophies, and the ability to share replays on YouTube, although at the cost of online play functionality and certain character unlocking conditions being changed for the PlayStation 3 version due to being a combination of both the base game and the expansion pack.

Rockin' Android later released an HD version of Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition for PC on DESURA on June 25th, 2012 with the option of using the original or updated PlayStation Network graphics, higher native resolution, and the online multiplayer absent from PlayStation Network version. On May 30th, 2013, a digitally released compilation of the series along with their original soundtracks, aptly-named the SUGURI Collection, was released via Rice Digital. The games were later greenlit and releasedindividuallyfor Steam.


Rockin' Android's official website for Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition can be found here.

See also sora, a prequel to SUGURI that was later released by the same circle in 2010 for PC during Comiket 78. Not to be confused with the Real Life Japanese figure-skater, Fumie Suguri.

The SUGURI series provide examples of:

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  • All Just a Dream: The "Pudding Deity" storyline was this to Saki.
  • Art Shift: The PlayStation 3 and Steam versions of Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition by Rockin' Android, due to Sony's Executive Meddling, the characters are portrayed with more realistic proportions.
  • Attack Drone: Nanako still has her laser bits to attack from various angles. Suguri has an alternate form, called Suguri-P, which can also use them.
    Nanako: "No matter how fast you fly, you can't escape my bits."
  • Attack Reflector:
    • Kyoko can place crystal barriers that reflect beams back at her opponent, and protect her from missiles for a while.
    • Suguri-SP can do it as well, by twirling her daggers in front of her.
  • Background Boss: Robo is this full-time as the final boss of "Falling Wonder" story.
  • Berserk Button: Suguri didn't like being called a "shorty" by NoName.
  • Bonus Boss: Sora, if you can keep an A-Rank average or higher in every single match in Arcade Mode, in a single credit. Defeat her and she's yours.
  • Close-Range Combatant:
    • Suguri-SP, who uses a pair of beam daggers to fight, however, her projectiles have limited range, which is a problema if your opponent tries to shoot you from far away, so she relies on close combat as her main method of attack.
    • Normal Suguri, Suguri-P and Sora also count to a lesser degree, it's not their main method of attack, but some of their more powerful combos involve using the sword.
    • There's also Kae, who has projectiles to protect herself, but she prefers close combat for devastating combos, and to reflect her Blood Knight personality.
  • Competitive Multiplayer: The VS. Mode, where players can fight against one another or against the computer.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard:
    • The A.I. really knows how to abuse Suguri (and her variants) to destroy players on Normal or Hard with cheap combo attacks.
    • In Hard Mode, the computer deal three times as much damage as normal, so, any charácter can demolish you in a matter of seconds if given the chance.
  • Critical Status Buff: Any time Kae's Heat percentage reaches 200% or higher, but she can use more powerful attacks that could also inflict burning status to her opponents. She can also set herself ablaze with her Spontaneous Combustion move and keep her Heat fixed at 200% temporarily.
  • Dance Battler: Hime, when fighting, refers to it as a dance.
    "Dancing is wonderful."
    "Can't you keep up with my dance?"
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Pudding Deity" has Saki as the main focus from beginning to end.
  • Determinator: Suguri leaves it clear.
    Suguri: "This fight is meaningless. No matter how much you hurt me, I won't give up!"
  • Dual Wielding: Suguri-SP, she fights with two beam daggers.
  • Expansion Pack: The X-Edition of Acceleration of SUGURI.
  • Final Boss: Under normal circumstances, Hime is the last opponent of the Arcade Mode, or, if you're playing as Hime, the last opponent will be Suguri. In the Story Mode, Robo is the last opponent in the "Falling Wonder" storyline; and in the "Pudding Deity" story, the final boss is QP.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Kae has, as demonstrated by her extra story, developed a crippling fear of both darkness and silence after Shifu ordered her to stay in a dark room without moving or talking untill he called her. Given the time scale of the series she might have spent months or even years like that, unable to go against the orders but desperately afraid and lonely. She seems to be slowly getting better thou.
  • Green Eyes: Sora.
  • Guest Fighter: QP, the Final Boss of "Pudding Deity", comes from QP Shooting - Dangerous!!, a vertical Shoot 'em Up also from the Orange_Juice circle.
  • Harem Seeker: NoName wants to use the girls to fulfill his dream harem.
  • Improbable Use of a Weapon: Saki uses a grenade... as a melee weapon. It has a 25% chance of exploding.
  • Laser Blade: Both Suguri and Sora use one of these for melee attacks.
  • Lethal Joke Character: QP, an adorable little puppy girl. She's the most powerful character in the game.
  • Limit Break: Hyper Attacks, which consume one level of the power bar; the Level 3 Accel Hypers takes this even further.
  • The Lost Woods: The Forest Stage, based on the stage 1 of SUGURI.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: NoName, who is a complete pervert unlike his creator Shifu.
  • Magic Skirt: Like its predecesor, the skirt-wearing girls remain well covered despite being in the air flying at full speed. NoName even calls Suguri out on it after their fight, saying that she's a cheater for flying around like that without showing anything.
  • Moveset Clone: Sora is this to Suguri, possibly justified as they have similar powers, and use the exact same weapons; and they both have very similar moves, although with a few variants: for example, Suguri's Hyper Attack with the sword is a single, very powerful slash, while Sora slices her opponent multiple times.
  • No Continue Run: Required to unlock most of the extra characters and the expansion pack, as well as the extra stories.
  • Odd Job God: QP is the goddess of pudding.
  • Off with His Head!: Happens (off-screen) to NoName in "Falling Wonder" storyline.
  • Oh, Crap!: Kyoko's reaction after realising that as Shifu's (former) subordinates, Kyoko and the other girls must unwillingly obey NoName due to his creator's resemblance.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Martial Pacifists Suguri and Hime in "Pudding Deity" fought Saki for the right to taste the pudding Saki prepared. Justified as it was All Just a Dream.
  • Petting Zoo People: QP is a little dog girl.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Hime has them show up as part of her Accel Hyper.
  • Promoted to Playable: Saki, Iru, Nanako and the other girls who were non-playable bosses in the first game, appear in Acceleration of SUGURI as playable characters.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: NoName, and a perverted one with a fetish for women's shapely legs at that.
  • Robot Me: NoName to Shifu.
  • Shock and Awe: Iru can place electrical traps across the whole stage to keep pressure.
  • Shout-Out: The PlayStation Network and Steam versions of the game has Trophies that references famous catch phrases and one-liners from movies. Some examples includes "There Can Be Only One" and "Float Like A Butterfly".
  • Silly Reason for War: Apparently, pudding is an extremely rare delicacy in this universe, and legends tell, when pudding was wearing thin, nations went to war just to have the pleasure to taste such a delicious sweet. Even in "Pudding Deity", And Saki's after story, when Saki prepared by experimenting, a little pudding (She didn't know the name of it, so she tried to give it another name), Suguri and the other girls (Even Hime) fought her for the right to taste it.
  • SNK Boss: Robo, which appears as the Final Boss of "Falling Wonder", and Bonus Boss in the Arcade Mode. It covers the entire circular arena and doesn't move at all, so its Heat counter never rises, and takes minimal damage. Like the bosses in the previous game, it has three phases, and gets more agressive with each one, spamming lasers, or placing obstacles that can't be flown through. When low on energy, it fires a massive blast that deals huge damage, even with the Heat counter on 0. So, your best chance is to treat it like your typical Shoot 'em Up boss instead of a Fighting Game boss.
  • Space Zone: The Thermosphere stage takes place above Earth's atmosphere.
  • Spoiled by the Manual: In Rockin' Android's official website for Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition, four of the unlockable characters (Hime, Sora, NoName, and QP) are all silhouetted with any information on them labeled with "TOP SECRET", yet the downloadable manual for the PlayStation Network version reveals the characters appearance with descriptions about them.
  • Sword Beam: One of Suguri's (In her three versions) Hyper Attacks.
  • Tareme Eyes: Suguri, Saki, Iru, Nanako, Kae, Hime, and QP.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Kyoko and Sora.
  • Updated Re-release: Rockin' Android's Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD for PC gives player the option of the original or the updated PlayStation 3 graphics, better control scheme customization, with the addition of higher resolutions than the original and widescreen support.
  • Victory Quote: Everyone has a few of them, Even Sora, who has two quotes, one of which reads just .......
    Sora: "I can do it, if I hang in there."
  • Wave Motion Gun: Suguri, Iru, Hime, and Robo have this as Hyper Attacks.