Bad Company (Chapter 7)
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Akira Nezu (根津 アキラ, Nezu Akira) is a character from Bad Company.
The morning after he went biking with the Running Wild Angels, Ryuji goes again to Natsuki's house and finds she has been beaten by her boyfriend, Nezu Akira, who also bullies him. Now Ryuji has to pay him an enormous amount of money or he will be killed, since the CBX Natsuki gave Ryuji used to belong to him. After more threats, Ryuji goes again to Natsuki's house, intending to kill him with a suspension bar. He attacks Nezu, who gains the upper hand and is about to kill him, before Natsuki stabs Nezu with a kitchen knife. The police and ambulance arrive, and Natsuki willingly goes with them to serve her time in jail, asking Ryuji to wait for her to get out so they can ride on the CBX together. In the final chapter, having fixed up and taken care of the bike, Ryuji gets a card from Natsuki telling him that she was released because Nezu's injury wasn't serious, and she is now working at a bar in Kichijōji. The manga ends with the gang deciding to travel to Tokyo.
In the film
The ending of the Bad Company Live-Action Film was slightly changed, with Nezu actually dying of his wounds, but taking the blame for stabbing himself to protect Natsuki so she doesn't go to jail.
- Akira's surname Nezu means "root" (根) (ne) and "haven, port, harbor, ferry" (津) (tsu/zu).