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Yuzuru Akie
Joe
Also known as... Joe
Japanese Name 秋江 譲
Romaji Akie Yuzuru
First Appearance Devil Survivor 2
Date of Birth February 14th
Age 25
Zodiac Aquarius
Height 180cm
Weight 63kg
Cell Phone Color Brown
Occupation Company Worker
Residency Tokyo
Fate Demon Kamapua'a, Ukano Mitama
Anime Demon Orcus
Japanese VA Mitsuaki Madono
English VA Mark X. Laskowski
"Atta boy. You gotta have a sunny outlook on life."
—Yuzuru Akie, Devil Survivor 2

Yuzuru Akie, or more commonly Joe, is a character from Devil Survivor 2.

Appearances Edit

DesignEdit

Joe is a young slender man with short, brown hair and brown eyes. He wears a black business suit with white stripes and matching cap, white collar shirt, white shoes, and black shaded sunglasses. 

Personality Edit

Joe often has his head in the clouds and can make light of serious situations. He's laid back and lazy, however he will come to someone's aid when he sees them in trouble. Despite his outer expression, he seems to have a surprising amount of wisdom and insight.

In anime version, he appears to get over his girlfriend's death and moves forward.

Profile Edit

Yuzuru

Devil Survivor 2 Edit

1st Day Sunday's Melancholy Edit

Joe is first seen running away from a pack of demons that he had accidentally summoned. When he runs into Daichi, Io, and the Protagonist, he drags the party into his Contract battle. The party, after having protected him and inadvertently killed his contract demon for him, explains the basic concept of the Nicaea site. In the end, he finally becomes a Demon Tamer like the Protagonist and tags along with his party.

2nd Day Monday's Turmoil Edit

It turns out that his girlfriend has been hospitalized. He tries to keep a cheery, light-hearted mood at all times to try and keep her off his mind. He hides as much personal stuff away from the other Devil Messengers as possible, including where he really lives. He really lives in Nagoya, although he stays with the Protagonist, Daichi, and Io in Tokyo at the end of the day. He cares for his girlfriend, but is too afraid to actually go see her in the state she is in. Because of this, he feels as though he is a bad boyfriend.

3rd Day Tuesday's Disquiet Edit

Joe is shown to be uncomfortable about going to Nagoya when Makoto announces Daichi's disappearance. He reluctantly leaves with the group and appears eager to leave when nothing seems amiss at first.

4th Day Wednesday's Changes Edit

Joe's Death Clip will be shown to you around later in the day, and you will see him at Centerling Park, back where you helped Jungo on the third day. He will be killed by a Pyro Jack that happens to slip behind Ronaldo as he is trying to defend Joe. If you do not make it to the park by 17:00, Joe will die. During the battle (should you reach it in time), you can choose to send Joe and the civilians to either the MC or Ronaldo, with Ronaldo being not only the safest choice, but good for Ronaldo should he not be knocked out during the battle.

7th Day A Saturday Toward Coexistence Edit

Joe confronts you alongside Ronaldo. When Ronaldo is defeated, he notes that he has to pick up the slack on Ronaldo's end. From that point forward, he acts in a more rash manner. After the protagonist defeats Ronaldo & Joe, he requests that he joins the Protagonist and claims he'll be more serious about upcoming events if the player is successful in shifting his interest. Alternately if the player fails to convince Joe by offending him or being insensitive, he takes a quick leave.

Last Day Sunday's Fruition Edit

In the Egalitarian ending, Joe is seen overseeing a delivery of food from JP's for distribution to civilians.

In the Triumphant ending, Joe is seen walking down a street with his girlfriend who, in this world, survived her illness.

Devil Survivor 2 The AnimationEdit

3rd Day Tuesday's DisquetEdit

Orcus appears Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

Joe with Orcus intercept Airi and Jungo.

Joe is a member of resistance group that lead by Ronaldo. Hibiki asks Joe whether what Ronaldo has said is true, and replies that while he doesn't whether it was true or not, if the government knew about the disaster but do nothing to help the civilians, he would be angry. Whe asked why he joined the resistance, Joe said it just happened. He then cheered Hibiki when he feels that the latter is 'gloomy' when pondering about what Ronaldo has said before he left. Shortly after, Ronaldo reveals that Joe lost his girlfriend because of the calamity. He later appears alongside Otome, offering their help to fight the next Septentrione. When Airi and Jungo fights against three of their members to retake JP's Nagoya branch, he and Ronaldo helps their teammates to retreat. Jungo mistook him as the leader until he points that Ronaldo is the leader. When Airi refuses to listen to Ronaldo, they continues to fight, his demon, Orcus, fighting against Jungo's demon, Neko Shogun. Their fight is interrupted when Phecda appears, defeating their demons with ease despite their cooperation. He could only watch as Phecda kept attacking while Hibiki, Io, and Otome uses their demons to fight back until Yamato appears and easily defeats Phecda by overwriting his demon, Cerberus' abilities.

4th Day Wednesday's ChangesEdit

He, and the entire JP's members and resistance members following through a physical exams. After his examination was done, he finds Daichi intending to peek on Io. He then casually walks to where the women's check up room is and was about to open the door under the excuse that it was an 'accident', but Daichi stopped him. Hibiki then approaches them, asking them what they were doing. Joe says that they were doing a scientific research, but as he said this, Io opens the door and saw them, immediately concluding that they were trying to peek. When Daichi and Hibiki claimed that Joe was the one responsible, Joe has already ran away, leaving both of them to be scolded. Afterwards, Daichi protests against him for leaving them alone, which he jokingly answers that that is what it's like to be him. Ronaldo meets them and explains his situation before leaving, making Joe say that Ronaldo and everyone are working hard. Daichi, however, says that Joe doesn't look like it. Airi and Jungo finds them and Airi angrily calls them perverts for trying to peek on a woman's check up, Joe just cheerfully commenting that her belly button is cute, embarrassing Airi further.

He joins the Nagoya faction with Ronaldo, Airi, Otome, Jungo, and the entire resistance members during the operation to defeat Megrez who will appear in Nagoya. While waiting for the plan to be out into motion, he wonders who will be protecting Tokyo (Later revealed to be Yamato alone).

He died along with Otome, and Ronaldo by Megrez's final attack.

Last Day Sunday's FruitionEdit

When the world was reset to the beginning by Hibiki's wish, Joe is last seen picking up his girlfriend from the hospital. 

Fate System Edit

At Fate 1 he gains Force resistance, at Fate 3 he unlocks Avatar Kamapua'a (Lv. 32), and at Fate 5 Avatar Ukano Mitama (Lv. 64).

Joe's Fate route focuses on Joe's relationship with his girlfriend. He initially is reluctant to go to Nagoya because his ill girlfriend is hospitalized there. He had been using his job as an excuse to not see her, and as a result he views himself as a bad boyfriend. At the protagonist's advice, Joe eventually visits his girlfriend, and she did not get mad at him for his lack of visitation or punctuality. She even repairs his coat for him.

Later on in the route, Joe is seen collecting medical supplies from the rioters to try to help his girlfriend. However, he ends up being too late to make the delivery, and his girlfriend succumbs to her disease and passes away. After lamenting over how things might have turned out differently if he had been there for her more often, Joe eventually resolves to never be late again.

Stats Edit

Similar to Keisuke Takagi from Devil Survivor, Joe has excellent Magic and Agility growth, but in the process sacrifices his Vitality. Although Joe is significantly frailer than other demon tamers with similar stat distributions (towards Magic and Agility) due to his low Vitality, his Strength eventually becomes high enough to make use of Fire Boost (and eventually Fire Amp) mid-game, making him the fastest, and arguably one of the most effective, user of Fire attacks in the game. At earlier points in-game, Joe also can gain access to and effectively use Curse skills which other magic users can't equip due to their lower Agility. However, Joe will generally struggle early-game due a low amount of damage-inflicting magic skills that can be passed around, in addition to competition with Io, who boasts a greater magic stat and MP at lower levels.

Day 1, as an AllyEdit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
6 Human 56 31 5 6 4 7
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Curse
-- -- -- -- -- Resist * --
Command Skills
-- -- --
Passive Skills
-- -- --


Level 99, as an AllyEdit

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
99 Human 649 361 20 40 15 40
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Curse
-- -- -- -- -- Resist * --
Command Skills
-- -- --
Passive Skills
-- -- --


Dream's End, as an EnemyEdit

Daichi's RouteEdit

Joe's strategy makes full use of his high Agility, as his Multi-Strike will hit many times, raising the chance of paralyzing its targets via +Paralyze, or shattering anyone petrified by Petra Eyes. If he gets an Extra Turn (likely since at least one of his Multi-Strike hits could crit) while someone is paralyzed, he can follow up with Death Call to instantly kill them. Equip Null Curse so as to completely destroy this strategy, and maybe even any Physical-nullifying skill to prevent him from even damaging you.

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
55 Human 520 358 11 25 10 25
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Curse
Debilitate -- -- -- -- -- --
Command Skills
Multi-Strike Petra Eyes Death Call
Passive Skills
+Paralyze Grimoire Dodge


Anguished One's RouteEdit

Be sure to crack Pierce+ off him since he is the only one who uses this Auto Skill. Joe's strategy makes full use of his high Agility, as his enhanced Multi-Strike will hit many times, raising the chance of paralyzing its targets via +Paralyze, or shattering anyone petrified by Petra Eyes. If he gets an Extra Turn (likely since at least one of his Multi-Strike hits could crit) while someone is paralyzed, he can follow up with Death Call to instantly kill them. Equip Null Curse so as to completely destroy this strategy, and maybe even Phys Repel to prevent him from even damaging you.

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
60 Human 554 376 11 27 11 27
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Curse
Pierce + -- -- -- -- -- --
Command Skills
Multi-Strike Petra Eyes Death Call
Passive Skills
+Paralyze Grimoire Dodge


Last Stand, as an EnemyEdit

Unlike the other two battles, Joe takes up a more defensive strategy to make up for his lack of Vitality. His Barrier autocasts Makarakarn to reflect any elemental magic, while his Dodge makes it hard to nail him with a Physical attack. Use Marksman to neutralize Dodge, or any kind of Almighty attack to bypass Barrier.

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
56 Human 576 310 11 25 10 26
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Curse
Barrier -- -- -- -- Reflect* --
Command Skills
Gigajama Mediarahan Multi-Strike
Passive Skills
Dodge Force Repel +Paralyze


Shadow Joe, as an EnemyEdit

"What useless struggling... Us, saving the world?
We're just normal people! C'mon! We can't tell the world that it's wrong.
"
—Shadow Joe upon spawning

Shadow Joe appears on a team with Shadow Ronaldo and Shadow Airi.

Level Race HP MP ST MA VI AG
66 Human  ???  ??? 17 25 16 24
Racial/Auto Skill DeSu2 Physical Icon Phys DeSu2 Fire Icon Fire DeSu2 Ice Icon Ice DeSu2 Elec Icon Elec DeSu2 Force Icon Force Curse DESU2 Curse
-- Resist Resist Resist Weak Absorb Null
Command Skills
Multi-Strike Nigayomogi --
Passive Skills
Grimoire +Poison --


GalleryEdit

Devil Survivor 2
 
Yuzuru ingame portraits
 
Joe expressions
 
Joe sketch
Yuzuru Akie's sketches
 
Joe design
 
Devil Survivor 2 Joe in the Daichi Plus Ending
Joe with his girlfriend in the Triumphant ending
Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
 
Yuzuru Akie from Devil Survivor 2 the Animation
Yuzuru Akie from Devil Survivor 2 the Animation
 
Joe, Otome's death clip
Joe's Death Clip from Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
 
Anime yuzuru akie
Yuzuru Akie's character model in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
 
Yuzuru akie prof
Yuzuru Akie's profile in Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

TriviaEdit

Otomedia June 2013 Joe Interview

Otomedia interview detailing Joe's romantic preferences

  • His ideal wedding is an extravagant one on the beaches of hawaii with only his bride.[1]
  • On Day 2, Joe is seen reading a magazine called "Shoji Leap". The name is a reference to Shojo Beat, as well as the reporter Shoji from the first Devil Survivor.
  • Similarly, on Day 7, Joe is looking for a manga magazine called "Shonen Chump". The name is also a reference to Shounen Jump.
  • After being mistakenly apprehended by rioters for being accused of being a spy, he excitedly remarks that he's just like Lupin III, but is corrected by a rioter, stating that Lupin III is a thief, not a spy.
  • On Day 2, it is also possible to talk to Joe after you eat with him. If you do, he will talk to you about his suit, and how expensive it was. It was created by Armanyo, which sounds somewhat similar to Armani, which also designs suits to wear. Type in Armanyo Striped Suit into Google Search, and you will find several suits that look like Joe's.
  • On day 4, after Joe announces his engagement, he walks off singing a song that begins as: "Girl, you know we've been together such a long, long time..." which is also the opening line to The Lonely Island song "Dick in a Box".
  • In the anime, although Joe's death clip and actual death was supposed to be set on 4th Day Wednesday's Changes, the way he is killed is different from the game. 
  • His favorite foods are Taiwanese ramen and espresso.[citation needed]
  • According to his personal profile, he used to be in a manga club during high school for three years before he stopped.[citation needed]
  • To Joe, to live is to wander. [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Otomedia June 2013
  2. http://ds2.atlusnet.jp

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