Akira was originally a silent girl who rarely spoke her mind. She may be tough and commanding while wearing her biker outfit, but is a docile and gentle person without it. The outfit was originally intended to hide her true gender prior to enrolling in Gedo High in order to find her then missing brother, Daigo. With the help of her newfound friends Gan and Edge, she was able to not only rescue her brother but also further come out of her shell; gaining immense self-confidence leading into Project Justice. She continues to strive to be just like her big brother- both in terms of fighting ability, confidence, and pride.
Akira is a character that struggles at long/mid range, but once she's in, can easily continue pressure. Your objective with her is to land the first hit of her rekka series () into air launcher follow up, or to start her Textbook Combos. Some of her go-to Tardy Counters include side stepping and hit-grab Specials, which make her a good pick for players who favor a defensive play style. Her main shortcomings are her short range, and having to work for her damage more than other characters in the game.