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Akira has a mixed relationship with Homer. Akira helped Homer, Bart, and Lisa Simpson discover the origin of the mysterious Mr. Sparkle dishwashing detergent box (Homer was mystified by Mr. Sparkle's striking resemblance to him). However, he nearly killed Homer (albeit not intentionally) when he served him the fugu blowfish, which can only be properly prepared by the Master Sushi Chef (who was busy making out in his car with Mrs. Krabappel when Homer ordered the fugu). Also, Akira, Luigi, Captain McAllister, and other restaurant proprietors of Springfield attempted to assassinate Homer for giving their restaurants bad reviews.
On yet another occasion, Akira demonstrated a vibrating recliner for Homer in the furniture department at Costington's -- at Homer's insistence, with the chair set to full power. Homer loved the chair, but Marge talked him out of buying it.
Akira had to take a citizenship test when a proposition called for all illegal immigrants in Springfield to be deported.
The Simpsons Game
Akira is featured in level three of The Simpsons Game, "Around the World in 80 Bites". He is shown as the former winner of the Duff eating contest because of his technique of dipping food in milk then swallowing it whole. In the Wii Version, he is the opponent of the minigame Bite Night found in the level Game Over.