Jun is Akira's legal guardian who met him by chance when she was nearly conned by a shady marketplace man into buying low grade spice blends. Akira has a better understanding of spices and is much more responsible maintaining her spice seminar room despite the age difference. He is not shy to scold her when she is irresponsible and at times it seems more like he is the adult and Jun is the child. Despite this, Akira cherishes Jun for rescuing him and giving him the opportunity to be where he is. His main motivations to cook are centered around Jun, refusing a lucrative job at the Haubi Food Cooperation solely because he only wants to work for Jun.
Tōtsuki Culinary Academy: Allies and RivalsEdit
Tōtsuki's new and only transfer student who was known for his daring yet uncanny attitude. Despite recognized Sōma from his infamous speech and his 11th hour Breakfast Buffet Challenge, Akira belittled Sōma as he deemed his performance was not good enough for the ultimate glory because his theory about food's aroma. Never did Akira expected however that Sōma not only boldly accepted his challenge, but also see him as an interesting student to befriends with. Both students presented their dish in the Preliminary Rounds and Akira toppled Sōma with 94 points. However, to Akira perspective his victory wasn't decisive since the points spread differed between the two with three of the judges declaring that Sōma's dish was better while the other two declared that Akira's was better, even giving him perfect scores. Sōma was also his opponent for the Autumn Election's first three-way match which Akira won, making him another person to defeat Sōma aside from Jōichirō.
The following Promotion Exams's third test, Akira eventually reunited with Sōma but as an enemy under Azami's orders.
Akira's first opponent for the Autumn Election Main Tournament was Hisako. Both he and Hisako shared their professionalism in food forte, especially in spices and herbs. As a route for the Tōtsuki top, Akira was planning to replace Erina as the Elite Ten Council member, much to Hisako's scorn. After defeated Hisako in a hamburger match, Akira criticized Hisako for her lack of ambition and limited vision of culinary world, as well her loyalty towards Erina which he deemed her as Erina's "No.2".
Akira's second opponent for the Autumn Election Main Tournament (Semifinals) was Ryō. He is the first person since the beginning of the series that made Hayama feel threatened hence making him use his full strength. That including his tie in the semifinals and Ryō belittle his cooking only added fuel to his rivalry between them making the two the main attraction of the three-way final. In the final, Ryō used an aroma bomb along side his fresh pacific saury in order to beat Akira's aromas however Hayama used a more focused aroma alongside his fresh flavor pacific saury. Although the battle was very even between Hayama, Ryō and Sōma at the end the judges chosen Akira as the winner because his dish was more of a specialty. Till the present they still have some rivalry left however now their relationship is more friendly and in some occasions have been seen hanging together for different reasons.
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