AKIMAN is an illustrator for the Street Fighter series. I was surprised to see him at a Los Angeles convention and even more surprised to find out that he was sketching for everyone. AKIMAN was there to promote the Star Ocean series, but most of the people in line were requesting Street Fighter sketches. I'm sure the staff was not happy about that but did not want to disappoint all the people in line. The just asked us to please try out Star Ocean as well.