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!
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.