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The name's Akira Otoishi, 19 years old! Oh! Don't mind this guitar I have right here. My dream is to be like Jimi Hendrix or Jeff Beck. To be an ultra super guitarist and live life hard and fast! That's why I'm keeping this baby with me at all times. In the near future, with this baby right here, I'm gonna blow the world away!
~ Akira Otoishi

Akira Otoishi is a major antagonist in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, acting as the main antagonist through the first half of the introduction, supporting character in Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan and overall antihero in the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise. Akira wields the Stand known as Red Hot Chili Pepper.

In Japanese, he has been voiced by Showtaro Morikubo in all current appearances. In English, he was voiced by Andrew Russell in the anime.


JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable

Akira was originally one of the people Keicho Nijimura shot with the Bow and Arrow while trying to find a stand user capable of killing his mutated father, developing his stand. Before the part's events, he mainly used his Stand to steal goods.

We first see Akira's Stand, Red Hot Chili Pepper, ambushing Keicho inside his own house and killing him by having Red Hot Chili Pepper drag him into a outlet and electrify him to obtain the bow and arrow. From there, he continued to hone his abilities on his foes while training his musical talent, as well as giving Bug-Eaten its Stand. Akira also send out his Stand to test how strong Josuke was.

Claimed to be a threat by Jotaro, he called on his grandfather, Joseph, for aid. Although Akira found about his claims, in the following duel, Okuyasu would find about his weakness of growing weaker when not reserving energy. Although he delivered powerful strikes, The Hand revealed a hole leading to a power line by accident, allowing Red Hot Chili Pepper to charge up and beat Okuyasu so badly that he would have perished if not for Josuke.

Personally showing up to kill Joseph, Akira revealed himself to Josuke and Koichi, underestimating the former's strength. Akira tried powering his stand with all the electricity in Morioh, receiving a magnificent power boost. Despite him easily beating Josuke in a battle of brawn, he is tricked into being trapped inside a tire, and the resulting escape causing it to be knocked into the ocean, wounding Akira and his stand badly.

As a last-ditch attempt to attack Joseph, he disguised himself in the uniform of a Speedwagon Foundation operator. Okuyasu, acting as the old man's guard, went to attack him, only to be tricked by Akira claiming the other operator was Akira Otoishi. Although Okuyasu couldn't deduce who was who based on him being not used to brain-bending challenges, he went and punched both, with the first blow hitting the right operator.

Akira was later jailed for three years without bail or parole due to theft. Jotaro also noted that if were to escape and cause more trouble, he and Josuke would hunt him down and make him regret it.

Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan

Despite his crimes, Akira Otoishi seems to have been redeemed himself after being released in Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan. He has a far smaller role, asking for autographs from Rohan with Tamami Kobayashi.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven

Unlike many other villains in the story mode, Akira was brainwashed by Heaven Ascension DIO to aid him. He is first seen joining Shigechi to fight Josuke and Jotaro in Morioh, but was quickly defeated.

Later, when Jotaro, Josuke and Okuyasu went to retrieve the Saint's Corpse Parts in Boing-Boing Cape, Shigechi and Otoishi instantly appear to challenge them, but both of them were defeated and healed.

Powers and Abilities

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See this? The city's energy! It's all mine! My power! Oh and the electricity bill? I'll send it straight to your place, hehe...
~ Akira Otoishi on a charged up Red Hot Chili Pepper.

Akira's Stand, Red Hot Chili Pepper, acts as a living battery, being able to absorb electricity within its body and use it freely. It is also capable of traveling through electricity wires as far as he can go, never losing its power even when far away from its user. If it absorbs its maximum capacity, it begins shining and becomes intangible. However, it is highly vulnerable to water, causing it to lose all of its power and disable Red Hot Chili Pepper, plus severely weaken it with a rusty look.

Akira himself is also a master at his musical craft, being able to "tap" with one hand even with a broken finger.


  • Akira's appearance is based on Japanese rock-star and writer Kenji Ohtsuki.
  • Akira's running animation in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven is based off a similar run used by the bass guitarist of Red Hot Chili Peppers in the music video for "Give It Away".
  • Akira's last name, Otoshi, fittingly means "sound of rock".
  • The "AC" and "DC" on Akira's cuffs both are a reference to the rock band ACDC and to alternating currents and direct currents respectively, referencing his electrokinetic Stand.


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