Even if you die, don't give up on learning kanji!
Koichi finally abandoned his dream of becoming a Pokemon master.
Doing a mountain of reviews without giving up or resetting—it's a difficult choice.
This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an う sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means give up or abandon so the verb version is to give up or to abandon.
Just before you're ready to give up on something, you yell, "AKIRA (あきら)!" You don't know anyone named Akira, you just saw it in a movie once and it made sense, you know? So now when you've tried really hard on something, but you have to abandon it anyway, you shout AKIRA into the sky.
I just did it while trying to write this mnemonic!