- He's not a bad kid, just real stupid.
— Ota, Akimoto's ex-boss, on his former employee.
Akimoto (秋元) is a minor recurring character in the Yakuza series first introduced in the original Yakuza. His girlfriend - and as of Yakuza 3, fiancée - Mizuki appears alongside him in all of his appearances.
Akimoto always wears a pair of glasses. He wears a regular business suit, which in Yakuza/Yakuza Kiwami is dark grey with a teal tie, whilst in Yakuza 2/Yakuza Kiwami 2 is light grey with a dark tie. In Yakuza 3, he wears a pale blue shirt with stylized sea turtles printed on it.
Akimoto is a gullible man who is unable to see through Mizuki's lies. He also appears to lack any form of emotional temperament, resorting to extreme acts every time he feels strongly about something.
Between December 2005 and the following December, Akimoto won the lottery, and spent a large portion of his winnings on Mizuki at the hostess club Max Bomber.
Akimoto is featured in the substory Man on a Ledge. Haruka sees him standing at the top of a building, threatening to jump off. She urges Kiryu to help after she hears Akimoto say "Mizuki," thinking that he may be referring to her mother.
Yakuza 2/Yakuza Kiwami 2Edit
Akimoto and Mizuki once again appear in the substory "The Man Who Never Learns" (Yakuza 2)/"Rooftop Revenge" (Yakuza Kiwami 2). Having gotten wind of the fact that she might just be using him for his money, Akimoto forces her up to the rooftop again and threatens her with a knife.
In the substory "Early Honeymoon," Akimoto and Mizuki, appear on Morning Glory Beach. Kiryu and Haruka speak to the pair, who say that they are now engaged to be married. Kiryu informs them that the beach is not open to the public, and they are annoyed at him for getting in the way of their fun, before going off to Downtown Ryukyu. Later on, yet another negotiation, this time on a cliff edge overlooking Morning Glory Beach. Eventually, Mizuki once again manages to lie her way out of trouble, saying that she cannot marry him because they are actually siblings. Akimoto is initially confused, before being delighted that they were really family all along.
|She's Worth It?||Completed "Man on a Ledge."||Bronze|