Akemi was a scientist who studied the infant Sanda, with whom she had the closest bond with of all the research team. Years later, a Green monster rises from the sea and begins to terrorize the area. She and her employer Paul Stewart see the monster's description in the newspaper and decide that it is a Gargantua, but Akemi refuses to believe that it is the same docile creature she knew. They are forced to report their findings to the military, whom they aid in coming up with strategies to defeat the monster. They eventually discover that there are two Gargantuas, one of which is a docile mountain-dwelling creature, and the other is the one who attacked the ships. Her life is saved by the mountain Gargantua, who she recognizes, and it recognizes her. eventually, Gaira begins to terrorize Tokyo, and Sanda begins to follow him. knowing that if he enters the city he will be killed, Akemi tries to use her mother-like influence over the kaiju to turn him away. She fails and the monsters battle through the city before they are destroyed in the ocean.