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"Doing work means you doing something that benefits to people you don't know. Delivering food for hungry people, making a home clean so people can live in it, these are meaningful things in this world. But Kouta, when you win the Inves Game, you only make you and your friends happy. You can't call them work. That's just a game. I just don't want our family supported by money throughout this game."
―Akira Kazuraba's advice to Kouta about the true meaning of work.[src]

Akira Kazuraba (葛葉 晶 Kazuraba Akira) is Kouta's older sister who works as an office worker at a subsidiary of Yggdrasill. She is protective of Kouta, but she still understands that he has his own desires in life.

History

Learning how the Inves Games were growing in popularity and the development of the planned municipality of Zawame City, Kouta, unsure of his place in life, asked his sister what it meant to be an adult. Stating it as meaning to be able to look after yourself, Akira assured Kouta that he was an adult as he was now paying his rent and buying his own food. Kouta noted that looking after himself was all he could do, with his hands full with work, he had to drop everything he used to care about to do it. When Kouta told his sister that he wanted to transform into someone strong enough to do everything, she explained to him that he wouldn't wake up one day and be a completely different person, saying that life wasn't that easy. She assured him, though, to just take things slow, and he would become the adult he wants to be. Transform! The Orange from the Sky

After discovering the Sengoku Driver and transforming into Armored Rider Gaim, Kouta was quick to show his sister his Armored Rider form, which fazed her only slightly. After a dinner of meat and potatoes, Kouta's loud changes in the bedroom annoyed Akira who was just outside his room, who told him to pipe down. This underwhelming reaction to his transformation was not what Kouta expected, disappointing him. Certain Kill! Pine Kick!

When Kouta came home with much more money than he made with his jobs, revealing that it was prize money from winning the Inves Games and that they would be able to live off it, Akira rejected his contribution to their monthly expenses. She was displeased with the way that Kouta was "earning" money through the Inves Games because the money was won for playing a game that benefited only himself and his team, instead of being earned through the efforts of an honest job that benefits others. Shock! The Rival's Banana Transformation!?

Akira called Mai and Mitsuzane to talk to Kouta, who had shut himself in his room, having lost his confidence after nearly being killed by a white Armored Rider and realizing the mortal danger of what was originally a harmless game. Birth! The Third Rider is Grapes!

While watching the news, she tells Kouta that people are starting to have plants growing in their body as Akira wonders if the Beat Riders are the cause of the disease. Gaim and Baron, Tag of Friendship!

Later, Oren held her as a hostage, but the hostage is revealed to be Yoko as Akira was in Charmant. Before Hideyasu could do anything to her, he was about to transform, but the plan backfires. The Peach Rider, Marika, Descends!

When Kouta decides to bring home an android named Jiro, Akira at first did not allow it, but took it back when Kouta said he'll take full responsibility for any of his actions. The Red and Blue Kikaider

As the Inves take over Zawame, Akira decides to evacuate to a shelter, however some citizens told her that no one would help them as they were on their own. Beat Riders' Great Gathering

Once she found a shelter before the Inves barged in, she calls Kouta for help until she is kidnapped by one member of Grinsha's Inves army to Yggdrasill. The King's Power and the Queen's Resurrection

Upon her capture, she meets Kouta's friends, Rat and Rica, to know what's going on. She isn't spared by Mitsuzane when the Inves put the three under sentences and are to be used for the sacrifice. When Rat and Rica, who are spared by Mitsuzane, try to get Akira off from a sacrificial sentence, but cannot remove it until Redyue caught the two. Mitchy's Ark

However, Kaito managed to free the kidnapped citizens from the machine. Awakening the Over Lord

She was reunited with her brother shortly before he goes off with Kaito, Zack and Yoko to fight off the remaining Inves. Akira helped Bando cook dishes for Oren, Zack and Jonouchi at Drupers.

Before her brother would manage to settle the score with Kaito, Akira saw her brother eating one of Helheim's fruits and Kouta told her that he could not eat her dishes anymore since he has already become an Over Lord. Despite her brother's current status of having Over Lord DNA and doesn't want anyone including her hurt around him now, Akira still remarks even though Kouta had become different but that he still retained his mind and the body of a human, he was still the Kouta she always knew. Akira along with other survivors at Drupers were evacuated from Zawame temporarily by the JDSF, until her brother was able to stop Kaito, save the world and left to a new planet with Mai.

Seven months later at Charmant, she meets with Mitsuzane's older brother, Takatora, where they discuss about the hardships of raising their younger siblings due to a lack of parents.

Behind the scenes

Portrayal

Akira Kazuraba is portrayed by Rika Izumi (泉 里香 Izumi Rika), who previously portrayed Ami MizunoIcon-crosswiki in Pretty Guardian Sailor MoonIcon-crosswiki.

Appearances


References

Icon-gaim Kamen Rider Gaim
Armored Riders
TV Series: Kouta Kazuraba - Kaito Kumon - Mitsuzane Kureshima - Takatora Kureshima - Hideyasu Jonouchi - Ryoji Hase - Oren Pierre Alfonzo - Zack - Kurokage Troopers
Movie/Special/Stageshow-exclusive: Bujin Gaim - Ren Aoi - Lapis - Kougane - Touka Akatsuki - Shura - Kugai Kudo - Maja
New Generation Riders
TV Series: Takatora Kureshima - Ryoma Sengoku - Yoko Minato - Lock Dealer Sid - Kaito Kumon - Mitsuzane Kureshima
Movie-exclusive: Peko (alternate) - Alfred
Rider Gear
Sengoku Driver - Genesis Driver - Lockseeds - Armor Parts - Arms Weapons - Musou Saber - Sonic Arrow
Rider Machines
Sakura Hurricane - Rose Attacker - Dandeliner - Tulip Hopper
Allies
TV Series: Mai Takatsukasa - Yuya Sumii - Akira Kazuraba - Chucky - Rica - Rat - Peko - Kiyojiro Bando - Iyo - Kikaider (REBOOT)
Movie-exclusive: Ieyasu - Shu Aoi - Saki Aoi - Shapool - Azami
Beat Rider Teams: Team Gaim - Team Baron - Team Raid Wild - Team Invitto - Team Red Hot - Team Soten - Team Pop Up - Team Spingere - Team Boost - Team Mouryou - Team Severe Beat

Locations: Zawame - Charmant - Yggdrasill Tower

Yggdrasill Corporation
Takatora Kureshima - Mitsuzane Kureshima - Ryoma Sengoku - Lock Dealer Sid - Yoko Minato - DJ Sagara - Amagi Kureshima
Remnant groups: Black Bodhi - Neo Baron

Zawame City Restoration Bureau

Inves
Femushinmu (Over Lord Inves): Rosyuo - Demushu - Redyue - Dyudyuonshu - Grinsha - Shinmugurun - Over Lord Queen
Lapis - Kougane
Other Over Lords: Lord Baron - Tyrant
Advanced Inves: Byakko Inves - Seiryu Inves - Hekija Inves - Shika Inves - Kamikiri Inves - Komori Inves (Mutant) - Inoshishi Inves - Lion Inves - Yagi Inves
Elementary Inves

Helheim (Forest) - Forbidden Fruit - Man of the Beginning - Woman of the Beginning - Femushinmu Planet - Planet of Helheim

Other Villains
Grasshopper Monster - Badan Empire - Pitcher Plant Monster - Megahex - Hakaider (REBOOT)
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