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Who knew there were so many famous people named Akira in the world? Our list of celebrities named Akira includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Akiras below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Akira, actors named Akira, and much more. Akira Kurosawa, Akira Takasaki, and Akira Lane are only a few of the well-known people named Akira on this list.
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Akira Kurosawa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor
Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. ...more

Akira Takasaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist
Akira Takasaki is the lead guitarist and founding member of the Japanese heavy metal band, Loudness.

Akira Lane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Pornographic actor, Actor
Akira Lane is an actress.

Akira Taue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Wrestler
Akira Taue is a Japanese retired professional wrestler, and the current President of Pro Wrestling Noah. He is also a former AJPW Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion, a former GHC Heavyweight ...more

Akira Nishiguchi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Nishiguchi was a Japanese serial killer and fraudster. He is most known for being able to confuse Japanese police into believing that he was only connected to fraud rather than the ...more

Akira Hokuto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Wrestler, Tarento
Hisako Sasaki is a retired Japanese professional wrestler better known as Akira Hokuto.

Akira Ishida is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor, Voice acting
Akira Ishida is a Japanese voice actor. He was a part of Mausu Promotion from 1988 until March 2009. He is a member of Gerbera Peerless Ltd. For his portrayal of "Athrun Zala" in ...more

Akira Yamaoka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Film Score Composer, Director of audiography, Guitarist
Akira Yamaoka is a Japanese video game composer, sound designer, sound director, and video game producer who worked for Konami from 1993 until his resignation in 2009. He is best known for ...more

Akira Kamiya is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor, Voice acting, Singer
Akira Kamiya is a Japanese voice actor. He has been represented by Theater Echo, Aoni Production, and others. He is currently represented by Saeba Shoji.

Akira Emoto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor, Voice acting, Film Director
Akira Emoto is a Japanese actor.

Akira Jimbo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Record producer, Songwriter, Drummer
Akira Jimbo, also seen as Akira Jinbo is a Japanese freelance jazz fusion drummer who is famous for his drumming independence and fusion of electronic drum technology and acoustic drums. Aside ...more

Akira Toriyama is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Mangaka, Designer
Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga and game artist. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his best-known ...more

Akira Kuroiwa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Speed Skater
Akira Kuroiwa is a former speed skater from Japan, who represented his native country at two consecutive Winter Olympics, starting in 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. In 1988, he won the bronze ...more

Akira Isogawa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Fashion designer, Designer
Akira Isogawa is one of Australia's most prominent contemporary fashion designers.

Akira Yoshizawa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Artist
Akira Yoshizawa was a Japanese origamist, considered to be the grandmaster of origami. He is credited with raising origami from a craft to a living art. According to his own estimation made in ...more

Akira Shoji is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Shoji is a retired Japanese professional mixed martial artist. Shoji is most known as being a regular in almost all the beginning Pride FC Mixed Martial Art events. Shoji was in every ...more

Akira Iriye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Historian, Professor
Iriye Akira is a historian of American diplomatic history especially United States-East Asian relations, and international issues. He is the only Japanese citizen ever to serve as President of ...more

Akira Corassani is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Akira Corassani
Hamid Khorassani, professionally known as Akira Corassani, is a retired Swedish mixed martial artist who most recently competed as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A ...more

Akira Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Mangaka
Akira Suzuki, also releasing works under the pseudonym Doitsu Suzuki, is a Japanese film, anime and manga author, director and editor. He is born in Sapporo, Hokkaidō. He has worked on AIKa ...more

Akira Ifukube is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Film Score Composer, Composer
Akira Ifukube was a Japanese composer of classical music and film scores, perhaps best known for his work on the soundtracks of the Godzilla movies by Toho.

Akira Nakao is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Tarento, Actor, Artist
Akira Nakao is a Japanese actor, TV personality, and artist from Kisarazu, Chiba. Nakao is represented by the Furutachi Project agency.

Akira Kume is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Actor, Voice acting
Akira Kume is a Japanese actor and voice actor.

Akira Terao is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Musician, Actor, Singer
Akira Terao is a Japanese musician, singer and movie actor. He is the eldest son of actor Jūkichi Uno. Terao is known for wearing sunglasses and for his expressions of Nihilism. Because he has ...more

Akira Koike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Politician, Physician
Akira Koike is a Japanese politician and member of the House of Councillors for the Japanese Communist Party. He is a physician, specialized in gastroenterology, and a member of the Japanese ...more

Akira Takarada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Akira
Tarento, Actor
Akira Takarada is a Japanese film actor who is most known in the west for his roles in the Godzilla film series.