I dont know many akitas, matter of fact is I only known one.
But I got to say - this dog may be the best natural guardian / man stopper I have ever seen.
No way in hell you had a chance to get to the owners house when he was outside.
He would protect his house and garden with his life, if I was the owner I would have no problems
leaving my house without locking my door.
And this is not just something I think because he seemed aggressive, I know of people he have stopped.
And now, sadly hes been put to sleep for doing his job...