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Akira Maeda (前田日明, Maeda Akira) is a character in the video game Super Fire Prowrestling Special. A fictionalized version of the professional wrestler of the same name, Maeda is a Japanese wrestler famed for his capture suplex technique. He is also credited with establishing "shoot style" professional wrestling during the late 1980s. His interest in martial arts developed as a child while watching the Ultraman television series, and upon attending high school, Maeda's only interests involved motorcycles and karate. During Super Fire Prowrestling Special, the game's hero falls in love with Maeda's sister, however her spurning him results in his suicide.