Not only picking him helped me in fighting Geese players, but I feel seriously attached to him and his playstyle now. I feel like I might go for Street Fighter eventually to try him out in his natural habitat.
With that being said, it genuinely surprises me how Akuma can be played so unorthodox in Tekken without feeling out of place. His neutral is stiff, and his execution is very demanding, but once you learn how to confirm with him, it's an instant dopamine rush.
It is a constant mind game of making guesses and playing carefully, until your meter builds, and then - going full YOLO. Playing him just keeps me on edge way better that any other character can. What are your thoughts on him?