Shogo Akuji was the son of Kazuo Akuji, the founder of a Yakuza Gang known as The Ronin, as such he was one of the gang's leading figures, as well as one of the game's major antagonists.
Shogo appeared as a young man dressed proudly in the flags of the Ronin, and like the rest of his gang, carried a Samurai Sword on his back. He owned a Kaneda (a special prototype motorcycle), was of shorter height, somewhat skinny, and had yellow streaks in his spiked hair.
Shogo Akuji was a ruthless, but air-headed person who displayed poor-quality traits such as: cockiness, arrogance, and very poor leadership skills as well as extreme hedonism. His pride possibly stems from insecurity, due to his father constantly haranguing him and expressing his shame of him being in his family. He was also known to hold longstanding grudges against people, even his own gang members such as his lieutenant Jyunichi. Johnny Gat humorously pointed out Shogo's effectiveness as a leader by explaining that he often spent more time spiking up his hair than he did riding his bike. This lead many of the Ronin, like Jyunichi, to question his leadership abilities, to which Shogo would usually respond by telling them to mind their own business.
Shogo constantly tried to gain his father's approval, but Mr. Akuji was always disappointed in him, as he saw him as nothing more than a liability. He also failed to see the gravity of the situation when the resurrected 3rd Street Saints robbed The Ronin-owned Poseidon's Palace Casino. Shogo was also not happy when his father decided it was finally time to come to Stilwater and look over the situation while teaching him how to lead.
Shogo sent a team of Ronin to kill the Saints, but most of them were killed by The Protagonist. Though another team attacked Aisha's home, resulting in her death and Johnny Gat being gravely wounded. After Jyunichi saved Kazuo Akuji from an assassination attempt at Wardill Airport following his arrival, Jyunichi choose to be the intermediate between Kazuo and Shogo. Kazuo then takes complete control of The Ronin, and demotes Shogo to the rank of lieutenant as punishment for his consistent failures. Humiliated and dishonored, Shogo turned his anger and jealousy on Jyunichi for his "betrayal" and because Jyunichi had managed to win his father's approval. Consumed with thoughts of revenge, Shogo gave up Jyunichi's location to The Protagonist, hoping to win favor with his father by having Jyunichi out of the way. Although this resulted in Jyunichi's death, it did not improve the relationship between Shogo and his father. Shogo later sent a team of Ronin to kill Gat at the hospital, but The Protagonist managed to extract Gat to safety. Kazuo later broke the business relationship between Ultor and the Ronin.
Angered by this, Dane Vogel gave up the Akuji's location to the Saints, resulting in the destruction of the Ronin HQ in the Downtown District. In a last attempt to destroy the Saints and gain his father's love and respect, Shogo, with a team of Ronin, recklessly tried to kill Gat and The Protagonist at Aisha's funeral. Gat, blaming Shogo for Aisha's death and infuriated by his attack at her funeral, breaks Shogo's leg and jaw, then buries him alive as an act of revenge. The newspapers later confirmed his death.
Civilians say that Shogo has an "annoying yapping dog",
Shogo is seen getting a blowjob in the ending cutscene of the Saint's Seven mission.
He is mentioned by Johnny Tag when he is first ressurected.
Talk to one of the many Goth chicks that hangs around the Round Square Shopping Mall. Sometimes, one of them will say, "Shogo should be honored. Only the purest of our convent are allowed to be buried alive".
Shogo is the second major character through out the SR series that is shown to be getting a blow job on screen. The first is Angelo Lopez when he learned that his brother was killed. If the character that gave one the mayhem activities in SR 1 is counted, then Shogo will be the third character that is shown.
Despite the fact that his father could care less about his leadership capabilities, Shogo in some ways is actually more effective than his father. This is because at least Shogo understood that America works differently than in Japan, such as when he told Jyunichi to "speak English" and his deal with Ultor. Even though viewed poorly by his father, the deal was quite beneficial to The Ronins even though the protection money was low. This is because Ultor can spin the press, like when Dane appeared on the Anna Show, have the police in the pockets and thus, under their thumb. This means by association, The Ronin enjoyed quite a lot freedom to do things they pleased without police interference, and especially Ultor have a bevvy of super high powered lawyers that can get anyone out of jail. The last two was especially on display in the Brotherhood mission, "Jail Bait" where Dane got several obviously guilty Brotherhood lieutenants out scott free. This modus operanti isn't that different from the Vice Kings from Saints Row 1. This meant that before the Boss rudely crashed the party, Shogo actually did quite well with a quarter control of the city, a huge stake in Poseidon Palace, and a control on the rest of the city's vice industry and trade. It's when the Boss showed up that Shogo's failing became apparant but it was his father that destroyed the Ronin when he rudely dismissed Dane and their deal with Ultor, which lead to the destruction of The Ronin base of operation, badly crippling them.