I picked up the Shiro edition just the other day, they even game me a new copy of Yakuza 3 as a bonus. I like Akiyama, his dope.
Yeah, Akiyama is really cool and likeable. I'm glad he's in Of the End.
But for my money Saejima is the best! Maybe even better than Kiryu. Holy shit... what a cool and tragic character he is. His story is impressively poignant. And the fact that he can pick up those big ass motorcycles and pretty much one-shot dudes with them doesn't hurt.