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Akira Kurosawa

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Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa.png
Artwork of Akira from The Simpsons: Tapped Out
Character Information
Male ♂
Hair: Black
Occupation: Waiter at The Happy Sumo (later Swanky Fish)
Karate teacher at Springfield Martial Arts Academy
First appearance: "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish"
Voiced by: Hank Azaria
George Takei

Akira Kurosawa[1] is an Asian man who has served as the sensei of a karate dojo, a waiter at The Happy Sumo and Swanky Fish and an employee at Costington's department store.


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).[2] 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).[3] Also, Akira, Luigi, Captain McCallister, and other restaurant proprietors of Springfield attempted to assassinate Homer for giving their restaurants bad reviews.[4]

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.[5]

He took part in the world's tallest human pyramid record attempt.

Akira trained Marge in karate for an MMA fight working with her in his own karate studio.[6] Bart also signed up for one of Akira's karate classes, but skipped the sessions to go play video games.[7]

Akira had to take a citizenship test when a proposition called for all illegal immigrants in Springfield to be deported.[8]

He has been seen with Cookie Kwan.[9] At some point he had a relationship with Mrs. Muntz.[10]


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The Simpsons Game[edit]

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.

The Simpsons: Tapped Out[edit]

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Image Cost Unlock method Unlocks with Unlock message Yearbook
Akira Kurosawa.png Donut Tapped Out.png100 Formerly:
Level 44
The Happy Sumo Which is poison and which is the tasty fish? Character is available via the Yearbook Mystery Box
Donut Tapped Out.png30
Donut Tapped Out.png100 Level 44
Premium (The Vault)
Donut Tapped Out.png50 Thanksgiving 2018, All American Auction, Blargsgiving, Northward Bound, The Atom Smasher and Cold Turkey
Premium (Imports Mystery Box)
Gold Box Token.png1 Mirror Mayhem
Mirror Mayhem Mystery Box
Technical Information ID Groups Internal Name
31001 Premium Characters, Premium Male, Entrepreneur, Adult, Nerds Akira

Behind the Laughter[edit]

Akira Kurosawa is the name of a Japanese film director and screenwriter.


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