Talented Hacker and Protagonist of Battle Programmer Shirase
Akira is a freelance computer programmer who receives various hacking and security jobs by business companies and the military, who offer payment to him in the form of obscure and rare computer software/ hardware or hobbyist merchandise. Known in the hacking world as Battle Programmer Shirase, Akira is a very talented computer hacker and programmer capable of performing various feats via use of computer or cell phone. It is implied that beyond his large expertise and interest in computers, Akira also has interest in elements of otaku fandom such as anime and manga.
Outside of his work, Akira is normally seen loafing around at his apartment where he is regularly cared for by his great-niece, Misao Amano. A running gag throughout his show is that Akira can usually find himself in compromising positions with any girl he is with whenever a client comes to visit him, in most instances with Misao.