Akane is still a very young and evolving player, give her time. She's not a top tier player yet but I believe she'll get there one day. Of late, it seems more players are getting familiar with her game which hasn't changed much. She's a child prodigy who rises suddenly at the senior level and is now going through a consolidation phase before progressing further. I don't envisage her fading away just yet,not at all; too early to write her off as not champion material, I believe.