Akira Zaizen
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Japanese (ざい)(ぜん) (あきら)
Base 財前 晃
Furigana ざいぜん あきら
Rōmaji Zaizen Akira
Personal Information
Species Human
Gender Male
Relatives Aoi Zaizen (Younger Step-Sister)[1]
Unnamed Parents (Deceased) [2]
Eye Yellow
Duel Monster statistics
Occupation SOL technology Security Manager


Anime Episode 1
Japanese Shouma Yamamoto

Akira Zaizen ((ざい)(ぜん) (あきら), Zaizen Akira) is a character appearing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime and is the step-brother of Yusaku's classmate Aoi Zaizen.[4] He is a high-ranking SOL employee who oversees the security of the city and the VR Space. He protects the city from hackers.[5]

Appearance Edit

Akira is a fair skinned young man with blue and teal hair and he has pale pink eyes.He wears a businessman outfit which consist of blue coat with dark one underneath a white shirt and black tie he also sports blue trousers ad black shoes.

Personality Edit

Akira is a man who values work above all other things. He seems to be a stubborn workaholic though in his conversation with Aoi he states that he cares about her. Also when asked is the next match Blue Angel vs Playmaker he clearly says no in means to protect her. Akira is generally calm and cool headed most of the time but he can also be stubbornly aggressive especially when Aoi is in danger. Akira appears to genuinely cares for Aoi, and seems to be rather protective of her as he advises her to quit Speed Dueling out of concern for her safety. He also lost his cool when he is unable to stop the Duel between her and Playmaker. He is not above admitting his mistakes however and felt remorse for what he did to Playmaker after learning the truth.

History Edit

Hologram of a bishop chess piece

Akira informs Bishop that Ai is inside of the network.

At the SOL Technology headquarters, Akira informed Bishop that Ai was inside of the network. Bishop reminded that the SOL Technologies has been the leading force in the network for many years and that is all thanks to the Data Material that has been created from the Cyberse World, but 5 years ago due the attack from The Knights of Hanoi, Ai hid the Cyberse World somewhere inside the network. Akira added that due to the removal of Cyberse the supply of Data Matérial had steadily been decreasing and the performance of the network had fallen by 30%. To save their compagny, Bishop ordered Akira to find Ignis and to determine the location of Cyberse. Shortly after, heinformed Bishop that the preparations for the scan was complete but was worried about the decline of the security during the scan and that there will enourmous damage if the Knights attack at this moment.

Ep002 Akira watching Cyberse Wizard

Akira surprised to see a Cyberse Monster.

Shortly after, Akira looked at the SOL Technology's staff performed a City Scan in order to search for Ignis and gets frustrated when the Knights of Hanoi decided to attack as the defenses of VRAINS would be left vulnerable at that point. He was surprised that Ignis was bonded to Playmaker's Duel Disk and asked what happened when a mysterious light go out from Playmaker's Duel Disk.[6] During the Speed Duel between Playmaker and The Knight of hanoi, he was suprised that Playmaker summoned a Cyberse Monster and asked why he did have this Type of monster.[7] After Playmaker defeated the Knight, he wondered if Playmaker and Ignis have teamed up. Later, he, Bishop, Knight and Rook discussed about the incident caused by the duel between Playmaker and Knight of Hanoi.

Ep003 Akira, Bishop, Knight and Rook

Akira discusses the Duel between Playmaker and the knight of Hanoi with Bishop, Rook and Knight.

Rook proposed to close down Link VRAINS and to perform some maintenance. Knight added that there were some reckless individuals who appeared and it might result in injuries. Akira said that he didn't think it would be a good idea to shup down Link VRAINS for their company didn't decrease in profits and the Data Storm was confirmation that Cyberse was safe. He added that Ai was captured by a hacker named "Playmaker". Knight asked Akira about Playmaker's identity, Akira answered that they devoted all their ressource into investgating it. Rook reminded Akira that this was his job as the head of Security Department. Akira said that if they shutdown Links VRAINS and the battle between Playmaker and the knight of Hanoi moved elsewhere, they will be lost the Cyberse world forever and suggested to restrict Link VRAINS and to make a battlefield for Playmaker and The Knights of Hanoi in order to capture Playmaker inside of it. Bishop agreed but warned that they won't accept failure. Then at a red traffic light, Akira met Emma Bessho and asked her to get information about Playmaker.

Ep003 Akira meets Go

Akira meets Go Onizuka.

At sunset, Akira met Go Onizuka and his manager, he was surprised that Onizuka lived in a warehouse and thought he would have a lavish lifetime. Go's manager said that Onizuka wasn't a Duelist who was after money. Akira wished that Go defeated Playmaker and retrieved an AI Program that he had. He offered him a D-Board for Speed Duels and explained Playmaker's AI program was originally created by Sol Technologies, but due to certain events it fell into Playmaker's hands. Even they didn't know Playmaker's identity, he added that his AI program would determine the future of Link VRAINS and it fell into Hanoi's hand, Link VRAINS would be destroyed. Akira wished that Go protected Link VRAIN and if he succeeded, Sol Technologies would become his main sponsor. But Onizuka refused and asked him to leave. He understood and said that he would come back later, he noticed a homemade championship belt and affirmed that many people wanted him to be the king of Duelists. Before leaving, Akira told Onizuka that if he changed his mind, he could contact him anytime.[8]

Ep006 Akira advised Aoi to quit Speed Dueling

Akira advised Aoi to quit Speed Dueling.

When Go visited his office, Akira helped him by giving him Knight of Hanoi avatar so he can lure out Playmaker and Duel him. He then set up a trap to prevent Playmaker from logging out and watched the entire Duel between Playmaker and Go.[9] After Playmaker defeated Go, Akira then left his office.[10] Akira was then pursued by the media, feigning ignorance that he was responsible for setting up a Duel between Go and Playmaker. When they ask him will the match between Playmaker and Blue Angel happen, Akira told them that will never happen. He then called Aoi and asked why she was unhappy and advised her to quit Speed Dueling because if something happens then she will get hurt which Aoi timidly agrees.[11]

Ep006 Akira meets Yusaku

Akira thanks Yusaku for saving his sister.

He then watched the Duel between Blue Angel and Playmaker and was angered that Aoi disobeyed his orders. When he saw Blue Angel summon "Dark Angel", he went in panic and tried to stop the Duel between them.[12] After Playmaker defeated Blue Angel, Akira immediately called Aoi but Yusaku answered his call after finding Aoi's unconscious body and taking her to the hospital. He then went to hospital and attempt to follow her to emergency room but was stopped by a nurse. Akira met Yusaku and thanked him for saving his sister. He then asked doctor about Aoi's condition and learned that she is in coma and don't know when she'll wake up. Akira was then interrogated by Bishop, Knight, and Rook when they found out that Blue Angel was related to him and wondered if she was secretly working with Hanoi. After being threatened of losing his job, Akira asked Emma to help him trap Playmaker.

Akira torturing Playmaker

Akira torturing Playmaker.

After capturing Playmaker with LINK VRAINS, Akira questioned and tortured him while refusing to believe that Hanoi caused Aoi's comatose. However, when Revolver appeared and told Akira that he could capture Ai or save Aoi, he reluctantly freed Playmaker and apologized to him for violently toturing him. Akira then pleaded for Playmaker to save his sister and fight for him even if he hates him. Akira was also surprise when Playmaker told him he only hates Hanoi.[13] As Revolver and Playmaker went away on their D-Boards, Akira had Ghost Girl follow them, and show the footage of their Duel. He also noted how his sister's fate would be determined by the outcome of Playmaker's Duel.[14] As the beam of light was shot in the sky, Akira noted how he saw that in Playmaker's first Speed Duel. Akira ordered Ghost Girl to follow Revolver and Playmaker, but Ghost Girl was unable to enter the Data Storm.[15] As Ghost Girl was helped by someone in entering the Data Storm, she had her cameras record the Duel between Revolver and Playmaker, allowing Akira to remotely see it.[16]

Ep12 Akira crying

Akira cries for Aoi's recovery.

After Playmaker used the program on Blue Angel to cure her, it made her disappear as well. Akira learned from Ghost Girl that Blue Angel logged out of LINK VRAINS and was happy. He wanted to thank Playmaker, who immediately logged out, and logged out as well. Akira stormed out and met up with Isomaki who was sent by Ghost Girl to take Akira to the hospital. There, Akira came to Aoi's bed and watched as she woke up from her coma. Aoi apologized for her actions, but Akira asked of her to rest. While Akira cried that she was restored, Aoi smiled, seeing how her brother cared for her.[17]


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