Realizing that he lacked experience from his failure to win the First World Fighting Tournament, Akira went through rigorous training to prepare himself for the Second World Fighting Tournament. Akira returned home, with the second tournament trophy. Yet as he was about to proclaim his victory, his grand-father told him, "Don't flatter yourself. You haven't mastered anything yet." In order to answer the question, "What is true strength," Akira resolved to fight in the tournament once more. On the Third World Fighting Tournament, Akira’s main intensions are to show his grand-father and himself that "true strength".