My dog Crookytail is an Akita mix, and his younger sister Queenie is going to be my next foster dog (arriving tomorrow night, in fact), but even though they are at least half Akita, I don't think either of them is particularly in keeping with the stereotypical breed traits.
In terms of personality, Crookytail has always been very gentle, forgiving, biddable, and dog-social. He's a far cry from the stereotype of Akitas as animal-aggressive, standoffish, stranger-suspicious one-person dogs. (He does
tend to be a little reserved with strangers, but that's about it.) Crooky is so adept with other dogs that I call him my "guidance counselor for foster dogs."
The breed traits he does have consistent with the Akita stereotype are that he's very quiet (hardly ever barks, only lets out a low "woof" when he alerts to strangers he thinks are menacing), has extremely high pain tolerance (once a groomer quicked two of his toes pretty badly in close succession; Crooky never flinched and just let her do the rest of his nails without any protest whatsoever), and is clean in the house (he remains the only dog we've ever had who never had a single potty accident in the house. There was zero housebreaking time with him, he was just innately clean from the beginning).
As much as I complain about his total inability to do any competition sports whatsoever, Crooky is a phenomenal pet dog and I have high hopes that his little sister Queenie will make somebody a great family pet as well.
but, tbh, I have not been a huge fan of most purebred Akitas I've met. It's only a small number of dogs and they were all strictly conformation-bred, though, so take that with a grain of salt.