Akira Amachi

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Akira Amachi (アマチ・アキラ) is a human from Earth. A former member of the crew of the Good Luck, after the ship's arrival on Electronic Planet B-1 he rapidly fell in with the Battle Hackers.

In combat he pilots the Jet Riser battle suit or, as an avid motorcycle fan and capable mechanic, rides Twincam Jimmy. Akira is brave and seemingly indestructible, which is good as he's stupid on a truly colossal scale, which doesn't stop Zen Ogawa looking up to him as a big brother figure. He gets on well with Luke Stewart in a fire-and-ice way, seeming aware that Luke is the more sensible of the pair and usually deferring to him. He has an immature relationship with his two female comrades, usually clashing with the spiky Mia White and mocking the dim Patricia Longfellow.


Machine Robo: Battle Hackers cartoon[edit]

Voice actor: Masaaki Ohkura

Akira was one of the crewmembers of the Good Luck placed in suspended animation, meaning he survived the ship's unintended journey through a wormhole that seemingly wiped out the rest of the crew bar Luke, Mia, Patricia and Zen. He was revived just as the vessel touched down on Electronic Planet B-1. They almost immediately ran into the Gurendos captain Kariagen and were chased further into the ship, where Akira's general chaotic reaction was of little help. He armed himself with twin pistols and made for the ship's shuttle bay along with Mia and Patricia to use an escape shuttle. However, Kariagen found them; Akira and Mia were rescued by Drill Crusher but Patricia was accidentally left behind. Burning Electronic Planet The pair were reunited with Luke thanks to Pro Truck Racer and the two males soon took a shine to the Riser Suits brought into battle by Tough Trailer. However, he was mocked for this by Hot Rod Joe, who even juggled the puny human to make his point. Drill Crusher was also less than certain of Akira's attempts to pilot the Jet Riser, even giving him a slap to discourage him. Nevertheless after being taken back to Crystal City he and Luke sneaked out in the night, stealing the Jet Riser and Battle Riser in order to go and rescue Patricia from the Good Luck. Jet Riser! Scramble! Their impromptu mission might have ended in disaster if Mach Blaster hadn't gone against RIM's orders and led a White Thunder force to rescue them. Akira then gave Mach Blaster some attitude and got thrown into a bush as a result, though ultimately he agreed to help rescue Patricia and the revived Zen. While he was doing so Akira used the Jet Riser to recover the black box from the Good Luck, allowing the humans to later learn of the circumstances that led them to B-1. Heavy Wind, Mach Blaster! He was later onboard F-One Jack when the Wheelmen and the humans were attacked by Sorikondar and Suji, who blew up the road they were travelling on; they were saved by the Battle Hackers and met R. JeTan for the first time. Strongest Warrior - R.JeTan!


Akira's love of bikes was used against him by the treacherous Kizune, who used his motorcycle to tempt him away and capture him along with fellow spy Gantsuke. Akira was knocked out and the pair planned to brainwash him and use him against the Algo Army, but he was rescued by the Battle Hackers before they could complete their plan. Crystal Eavesdropping Strategy By now he was determined to join the Battle Hackers but they were again worried about his ability. Akira once again took control of the Jet Riser and was able to pay a role in alerting the team to Devil Satan 6's attempts to destroy the crucial bridge into Crystal City, greatly impressing R. JeTan and the other Battle Hackers, who allowed him to join them. Jet Riser - Full Fire! This caused some discord with his fellow Good Luck survivors, who wanted to concentrate on returning to Earth. Patricia and Mia returned to the ship to try and find out more information but it was infested with Gurendos and damaged beyond repair. Akira and the Battle Hackers rescued the pair and destroyed the ship to prevent the Gurendos using it against them. Return to the Good Luck In the Jet Riser, he was sent out on patrol along with Garzack, F-One Jack and Hot Rod Joe, where his impetuous attempt to get them out of a Gurendos ambush nearly saw himself and Garzack destroyed, and did cause the latter to lose his Garfire-SP. The Gurendos used the captured weapon for an assault on Crystal City but Akira redeemed himself by acting as bait so the Battle Hackers could recapture the gun - even if his scheme saw the hair scorched from the centre of his head. Stolen Garfire-SP


He took to joining the Wheelmen in their races during downtime and was later part of the team sent to recover Rotary Kid and Twincam Jimmy. His mechanical skills greatly endeared him to the later after he was able to give him field repairs, and Akira would ride Twincam Jimmy into battle, with the pair thwarting Sorikondar's plans to destroy a city. Rotary Kid and Twincam Jimmy He was later volunteered by Zen to accompany the young boy, Twincam Jimmy and Rotary Kid on a scouting mission. The group were cornered by a huge army of Gurendos led by Gakurandar and Kariagen as part of an attempt to draw R. JeTan out alone. The group managed to evade most of the attacks until an explosion dropped a huge structure on them. However, they survived and made their way back out in time to save R. JeTan from being overwhelmed. Muddy Duel He was later on patrol with the Winner Robo when Gakurandar prepared to bombard Crystal City with a super-gun; he and Jetter Robo investigated but were damaged by an aerial mine and stuck partway down a huge chasm. Jetter Robo was able to repair himself with parts of the Jet Riser and get a warning out. Dangerous Grand Whale When Yasand used mind control chips to take over many of the residents of Crystal City a controlled Steam Robo punched Akira in the face before being freed. He later helped Drill Crusher and Masa investigate and thwart Yasand's operation. Drill Crusher's Wrath Along with the Battle Hackers he returned to space to destroy Sorikondar and Suji's mind-controlling satellite. Destroy the Fortress Satellite Later Akira was with the Battle Hackers when Sorikondar launched another attempt to wipe them out, cutting them off from the rest of the Algo Army with a minefield. Along with Zen and F-One Jack he was able to deactivate the mines, which were then attached to the Gurendos captain by Drill Crusher, ultimately killing him. R. JeTan! Run!


Akira and Luke found their Riser Suits outmatched by the Gurendos' new Twin Deppo Daman soldiers so Mach Blaster took them for training with the suits' eccentric creator, Science. After easily defeating Akira in single combat, Science put the two humans through a punishing physical and mental regime to improve their performance and use of the suits. As a result the pair were able to defeat Yasand and Rikkimines in combat, though the Battle Hackers were amused when Mach Blaster told them of Akira's defeat and other indignities at the hands of Science. Riser! Power Up! Along with the rest of the Battle Hackers he was ultimately unable to prevent Yasand stealing a supply of electromagnetic missiles from the Algo Army The Stolen Secret Weapon Akira and Patricia infiltrated a Gurendos base to try and find out more about where they had the stolen weaponry. They unwittingly stumbled upon the launch site and Akira made a brave solo attack on first the launcher and then one of the missiles itself in the Jet Riser; however, he was ultimately unable to prevent it exploding over Crystal City, knocking out huge numbers of Machine Robo. Target: Grand Whale When more missiles launched he was more successful, being able to disable their propulsion. The Flower of Hope Blooming on the Battlefield Akira was later part of the Battle Hackers team sent out to retrieve a device that would restore the Machine Robo affected by the missiles. While they collected it successfully on the way back the convoy was whittled down by massed Gurendos assaults, leaving just Twincam Jimmy and Akira remaining until they were nearly hit by artillery. Jimmy was briefly knocked out within yards of the Grand Whale but Akira was able to drag it the rest of the way, enabling the Algo Army to counterattack successfully.Let's Do It!


He was also taken along when the Battle Hackers team sent to investigate a mysterious entity attacking miners under B-1's surface. Akira behaved with his usual decorum, shooting the substance with his laser cannon and later swallowing some, though he survived and recovered well enough to caper around in a bizarre fashion when Luka and Mia nearly kissed. Immaturity? Jealousy? Brain damage? All three? Break Through the End of the Earth During a desert battle with the Gurendos he, Luke and Mia took over an enemy tank and turned it on their forces, though he had to survive accidentally groping Mia first. Hot Sand Battle, Hurry Jet! Akira then worked with Mach Blaster when the Battle Hackers infiltrated and destroyed a huge mobile Gurendos base; however, the latter was captured after sacrificing himself to buy the rest of the team time to escape, much to Akira's distress. Captive Mach Blaster He was part of the assault on Blood Country to free the captive Battle Hacker but during the attempt Akira, Luke and Mia discovered a human spaceship inside the Gurendos base. There they found out the shocking truth about B-1 - that it was a human-built weapons testing site that had ran amok. Akira shut down the computer Dylan that worked with the Gurendos but Patricia and Zen were beamed onto the ship by RIM, and the craft was launched back to Earth before they could inform the Battle Hackers of their discovery. A distressed Akira vowed to return and free the Machine Robo as they left the planet. Goodbye - Battle Forever



Machine Robo: Battle Hackers[edit]

  • Jet Riser (Battle Hackers, 1987)
    • ID number: BH-07
    • Accessories:
A figure of Akira Amachi was included with the Jet Riser toy in Bandai's Machine Robo: Battle Hackers toyline in 1987. Using similar engineering to the Martial Arts Robo, it was poseable for the time and could also fit in the Power Riser or Battle Riser toys. While the body was sculpted with details of the character's spacesuit from the cartoon it was ultimately unpainted except from the head, possibly for budgetary reasons. The same body, with a different head, was used as Luke Stewart in the Battle Riser set.
  • Like the other Riser Suits, the set was not released outside of Japan.


  • Akira is the only character to appear in every episode of Machine Robo: Battle Hackers.
  • Reputedly at one stage Akira was planned as a reincarnation of Rom Stol before the decision was taken to spin the character off into the Leina Stol OVA series instead.
  • The pairing up of Akira with Twincam Jimmy as a biker-type, often with goggles and a laser rifle slung over his shoulders, may well have been influenced by Akira; while the film wouldn't come out until the following year the trailer had been released and the manga version was already hugely popular in Japan. His voice actor Masaaki Ohkura would even voice Yamagata (Kaneda's lieutenant who gets killed by Tetsuro) in the film itself.