Akira

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Akira
FACE AKIRA.png
Other names ???, Chinchilla, Big Dick, Kamui
Nationality Japanese (presumed)
Occupation Security agent, detective
Affiliation Republic, Heinous Crimes Unit
Weapon Sig Sauer P226
Status Alive
First appearance case#0:lunatics

Akira (real name unknown) is the protagonist of the Transmitter cases of The Silver Case, as well as #06 white out in The 25th Ward: The Silver Case. Initially a member of Republic, he is later recruited into the Heinous Crimes Unit following their failed mission to apprehend Kamui Fujiwara. The player is asked their name at the beginning of the game, which becomes Akira's name.

Appearance and Personality

Akira's personality is rather unclear to both the characters and the player, and even his name is only a codename. He is a big, intimidating and stoic man, and a very good soldier and investigator. He is never shown speaking, and is stated to be mute due to psychosis from the events of the Kamui mission, though investigation scenes later on imply that he has some other way of communicating. Tetsugoro Kusabi takes a liking to him and calls him "Big Dick", and describes him as looking like a chinchilla. Tokio Morishima, on the other hand, is terrified of him due to associating him with a traumatic experience at the Babylon Shopping Center. Akihiko Ishizuka is impressed by Akira, saying that he's "really got it on", but many others, such as Mokutaro Shiroyabu, find him creepy or talk down to him.

History

Akira was one of the children who grew up in the Shelter as a stock body for Kamui. His history after this is largely a mystery, and there are signs of his government registration having been deleted. Eventually, he was recruited into Republic by Daigo Natsume, where he was trained in firing bullets for the first time. He stayed on with Republic until Operation Secure Kamui in 1999, a mission of which he was the sole survivor. He is soon after discovered at IMM Hospital by Kusabi and Sumio Kodai, who decide to take him with them due to him being the only witness. He ends up assisting in the Kamui Case despite not being an actual member of the HC Unit; he is later officially hired during case#2:spectrum, as a member of Unit 2 along with Kusabi and Sumio.

After the execution of Kamui in case#5:lifecut, Akira finds his way to the Shelter while investigating the TRUMP. As he discovers his past, various characters start referring to him as Kamui, suggesting that he is the next body that Kamui Uehara is going to transfer into. Akira ascends the TV Tower with Kusabi, who changes his mind, telling him that's it up to him whether he becomes Kamui or not. At the top, they confront Nezu, and Akira shoots him, symbolically releasing Akira from his past. After this, Akira meets with Tetsu at the Tamura cafe in case#!:tamura, where they talk about the events of the game. Curiously, despite presumably staying on with the HC Unit, Akira is not mentioned to have been involved with any of the cases on the history timeline on the official website.

In 2003, as shown in #06 white out, Sakura Natsume is his new commanding officer. While underground looking for the Joker, Mokutaro Shiroyabu mistakenly believes Akira to be the Joker instead. He shouts at Akira to answer him, but being mute, Akira cannot; before Shiro can fire, though, Kusabi interrupts the allocation. Kusabi clears up the misunderstanding, and Akira and Shiroyabu work together to go after the Joker. They corner him at the Hachisuka Dome; however, following the conclusion of the case, nothing is known of what happens to Akira.

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Appearances

Gallery

The Silver Case characters
Protagonists Akira · Tokio Morishima
Heinous Crimes Unit Sumio Kodai · Tetsugoro Kusabi · Chizuru Hachisuka · Kiyoshi Morikawa · Morichika Nakategawa · Shinji Kotobuki · Sakura Natsume · Kenta Mikoshiba · Riley Kawabata
Other agents Daigo Natsume · Kenichi Sakamoto · Haruhiko Inomata · Ryu Munakata · Mokutaro Shiroyabu
Antagonists Kamui Uehara (Format Kamui, Kamui Fujiwara) · Ayame Shimohira · The Bat
Lunatics Ryo Kazan · Kyoko Kazan · Rumi Toba
Decoyman Yuriko Sonoda · Dr. Tachibana · Yuka Kawai · Kei Nanami · Kamui's children
Spectrum Koichi Sugita · Hikaru Kobayashi · Kenichi Hiruma · Mizoguchi · Typhoon residents · Koichi's classmates
Parade Daikichi Sakaguchi · Michiru Kosaka · Hanao Hiseki · Fuyuki · Chairman Yukimura · Riru Yukimura
Kamuidrome Tomonori Furuya · Nakama · Sayaka Baian · Missing girl
Lifecut Takeshi Kinjo · TRUMP · Nezu
Placebo Red · Erika Yukawa · S. Inohana · Bartender · Mulholland lady · Slash · Yuu · Uminosuke Hachisuka · Catherine
Administrators Kaoru Hachisuka · Sundance Shot · Daizaburo Kai · Marionette Mother
Face Minato Sawaguchi · Chinami Otomo · Kana Makino