One of the editors that works for Weekly Shonen Jump (Shonen Jack). He becomes Akito Takagi's and Moritaka Mashiro editor.
Akira Hattori was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1989. Not much was revealed about his history but at some point in the past, he began to work at the editorial offices at Shonen Jump. He works in Editorial Department 3 and is sometimes charged with scoping out new talent that comes into the office to see if their work is good enough. Over the past few years, he has worked as the editor for Akito Takagi, Moritaka Mashiro, and even Eiji Nizuma as well as several other mangakas that work for Jump. Some people site him as the person who helped the team of Ashirogi Muto achieve their success today.
Comparisons can be drawn between Hattori and Ryuk
Akira Hattori was created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. His creation was meant for the two protagonists to have a mentor as well as someone who could help them achieve their goal and become successful. There are some who claim that Hattori is similar to the shinigami Ryuk from Ohba and Obata's previous work Death Note since they are both mentor figures as well as several scenes suggest a correlation as well. He made his debut in Volume 2, Chapter 6 of the manga and Episode 6 of the anime. He is currently voiced by Tomoyuki Shimura for the Japanese version.