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Name of famous Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa.
-- Sarah Wolf  7/27/2005
Also the name of a famous manga by Katsuhiro Otomo.
-- Ritakins  3/18/2006
Famous bearer is Akira Toriyama, a Japanese cartoonist. His famous works are "Dragon Ball" and "Dr. Slump".
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2006
Akira Ishida is a famous anime voice actor. He also voiced Tom Riddle in the Japanese version of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets".
-- Anonymous User  2/19/2007
Japanese-born Australian fashion designer Akira Oshigawa bears this name.
-- laperouse  6/9/2007
The Gransazers (a fictional force entrusted with the powers of Flame, Wind, Earth and Water to guard planet Earth from alien attackers) are probably only well-known in Japan, but here goes anyway: one of the Sazers is called Akira. Being born under the sign of Gemini, he is entrusted with Wind powers (Gemini is an Air Sign).
-- seraphine_eternal  8/8/2007
iFuturelist is a creepy song on DDR. Sung by Akira Yamaoka.
-- spaz123  8/30/2007
Toya Akira is one of the main characters in the popular manga and anime, Hikaru no Go.
-- Anonymous User  2/27/2008
Sohma Akira is also a character in Takaya Natsuki's manga Fruits Basket.
-- Phoenix-san  3/10/2008
Akira is the name of a character in the anime series, "Kikaider" and the drama series, "Kikaida". He's a quiet boy who is the son of an evil professor named Professor Gill.
-- CHiFFON  8/2/2008
The bassist's for the band GazettE's real name is Akira. He's awesome! (This name's beautiful too.)
-- VampireTears  1/21/2009
Akira from Monochrome Factor. ^_^
-- VampireTears  3/28/2009
There is an ambient/electronic musician called Akira Kosemura, beautiful music. :)
-- dischord33  5/31/2009
Akira Sasaki is a Japanese alpine skier.
-- enchy  8/23/2011
Akira is the name of the main protagonist of the Japanese BL visual novel "Togainu no Chi."
-- Rin_0911  9/6/2012
Kogami Akira from the Lucky Channel on Lucky☆Star!

Also, this name can be written using hiragana (あきら).
-- bedamijo  8/18/2013
Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明, born April 5, 1955) is a Japanese manga and game artist.
-- Anonymous User  10/3/2015
Akira Hiramoto is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known as the author and artist of Prison School, which won the General Manga Category award at the 2013 Kodansha Awards, and Me and the Devil Blues, which has won The 2009 Glyph Comics Awards for the Best Reprint Publication.
-- cutenose  12/30/2016
Akira Amano is a female Japanese manga artist known for the shōnen manga series Reborn!.
-- lilolaf  1/21/2017
Akira Kuramochi is a former Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher. Asuka Kuramochi, his daughter, is one of the members of female idol group AKB48.
-- cutenose  1/27/2017
Akira Inoue, is a Japanese keyboard player, composer and producer. He was the recipient of the 23rd Japan Record Awards arranger award. His father was the pioneering Japanese cello player 井上頼豊.
-- cutenose  2/4/2017
Akira Kaji is a Japanese professional footballer who last played for Fagiano Okayama FC. He is a specialist on the right-hand side of the pitch playing as a full back or a wide midfielder.
-- lilolaf  2/14/2017
Akira Nagata is a Japanese vocalist and actor currently part of the J-pop group Run&Gun. He was born in Sakai, Osaka. He was part of the casts of Musical Air Gear with his fellow band members, a voice actor for Lovely Complex, and he also portrays Seigi Ozaki in the tokusatsu franchise Kamen Rider Den-O.
-- lilolaf  2/14/2017
Akira Iwamoto is a Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Central League. Listed at 182 centimeters, Iwamoto is a right-handed pitcher who throws mostly fastballs, the occasional slider, and forkballs as changeup. He tries to emulate Tsunemi Tsuda, a former Hiroshima Carp pitcher and reliever who went to the same high school as he did. He has been called "Tsuda the 2nd" because his 150 kph fastball is reminiscent of the late pitcher.
-- cutenose  2/22/2017
Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga and game artist. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball— his best known work, and acting as a character designer for several popular video games such as the Dragon Quest series, Blue Dragon, and Chrono Trigger. Toriyama is regarded as one of the artists that changed the history of manga, as his works are highly influential and popular, particularly Dragon Ball, which many manga artists cite as a source of inspiration.

He earned the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen or shōjo manga with Dr. Slump, and it went on to sell over 35 million copies in Japan. It was adapted into a successful anime series, with a second anime created in 1997, 13 years after the manga ended. His next series, Dragon Ball, would become one of the most popular and successful manga in the world. Having sold more than 240 million copies worldwide, it is the third best-selling manga of all time and is considered to be one of the main reasons for the period when manga circulation was at its highest in the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. Overseas, Dragon Ball's anime adaptations have been more successful than the manga and are credited with boosting anime's popularity in the Western world.
-- lilolaf  2/22/2017
Akira Suzuki is a Japanese chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate (2010), who first published the Suzuki reaction, the organic reaction of an aryl- or vinyl-boronic acid with an aryl- or vinyl-halide catalyzed by a palladium(0) complex, in 1979.
-- lilolaf  3/21/2017
Akira Kibo is from San Myshuno, a world introduced in The Sims 4: City Living, is a bearer of this name.
-- lilolaf  3/24/2017
Akira Emoto is a Japanese actor. In 1999, he won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Dr. Akagi. He also won the award for best supporting actor at the 7th Hochi Film Award for Dotonbori River and Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san.
-- lilolaf  7/3/2017
Akira Back, is a chef. He was given the nickname "Akira" by a family friend from Japan. Back was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. He took a serious interest in baseball at a young age and decided to move to Japan to pursue it. Back's baseball career ended shortly afterwards, when his father's business took their family to the U.S. in 1989, eventually ending up in Aspen, Colorado.
-- lilolaf  7/17/2017

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