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Akame ga Kill!


Alternative Titles

English: Akame ga Kill!
Synonyms: Akame ga Kiru!
Japanese: アカメが斬る!

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 2014 to Dec 15, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Mondays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: White Fox
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 300,002 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #32
Members: 488,275
Favorites: 9,530
7.84
Ranked #777Popularity #32Members 488,275
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

Night Raid is the covert assassination branch of the Revolutionary Army, an uprising assembled to overthrow Prime Minister Honest, whose avarice and greed for power has lead him to take advantage of the child emperor's inexperience. Without a strong and benevolent leader, the rest of the nation is left to drown in poverty, strife, and ruin. Though the Night Raid members are all experienced killers, they understand that taking lives is far from commendable and that they will likely face retribution as they mercilessly eliminate anyone who stands in the revolution's way.

This merry band of assassins' newest member is Tatsumi, a naïve boy from a remote village who had embarked on a journey to help his impoverished hometown and was won over by not only Night Raid's ideals, but also their resolve. Akame ga Kill! follows Tatsumi as he fights the Empire and comes face-to-face with powerful weapons, enemy assassins, challenges to his own morals and values, and ultimately, what it truly means to be an assassin with a cause.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Akame ga Kill! is the anime adaption of Takahiro's shounen manga of the same name, which is illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro and has been serialized in Square Enix's Gangan Joker since April 2010. The anime is also produced by Square Enix and is licensed by Sentai Filmworks for release in North America. The anime follows the source material through the first eight volumes of the manga, utilizing some events from the later issues as well, before concluding with an exclusive story arc that diverges from the manga.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Akame
Akame
Main
Amamiya, Sora
Japanese
Amamiya, Sora
Mine
Mine
Main
Tamura, Yukari
Japanese
Tamura, Yukari
Tatsumi
Tatsumi
Main
Saito, Soma
Japanese
Saito, Soma
Leone
Leone
Main
Asakawa, Yuu
Japanese
Asakawa, Yuu

Staff

Miyake, Masanori
Miyake, Masanori
Producer
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Kobayashi, Tomoki
Director
Gouda, Hozumi
Gouda, Hozumi
Sound Director
Ikariya, Atsushi
Ikariya, Atsushi
Episode Director, Key Animation, Animation Director


Edit Opening Theme

#1: "Skyreach" by Sora Amamiya (eps 1-14)
#2: "LIAR MASK" by Rika Mayama (eps 15-24)

Edit Ending Theme

#1: "Konna Sekai, Shiritakunakatta. (こんな世界、知りたくなかった。)" by Miku Sawai (eps 1-14)
#2: "Tsuki Akari (月灯り)" by Sora Amamiya (eps 15-24)




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Dec 14, 2014
One misconception in the anime industry is that when a show is dark and contains excessive amounts of gore. Many people automatically think the show is deep and thought provoking. The problem is that many anime studios get so hung up with making the show as badass and dark as possible that they forget about the more important problems that might plague the show, like character development and pacing.

Akame Ga Kill is a great example of this problem.

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MrPretentious
Jan 29, 2015
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

Sometimes, Anime Companies takes the risk to try something different. It may fail or it may succeed, but sometimes, they skyrocket to amazing fame and glory, they even set the tropes for many work to come. The Impression the manga fans gave me about Akame ga Kill before it started that it is a unique and excellent shounen Manga and the Anime adaptation is very likely to be the new trope setter for future shounen works. Now that I have watched all it's episodes, here are my opinion on 2 things:

1 - Do I find it unique? hmmmmmm, yeah, sort of.
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HelghastKillzone
Dec 15, 2014
Produced by White Fox Studios as 24 episode series, Akame ga Kill! is the anime adaptation of an unfinished manga that follows the exploits of an assassination group looking to overthrow the corrupt empire. While it doesn't even have good writing or the proper foundations, there is no denying that this show takes its audience for a wild ride that is filled with bloodshed and explosions.

Set in a fantasy world, Akame ga Kill! begins with a talented but rather naive swordsman named Tatsumi, arriving in Empire's capital city and dreaming of making a name for himself. He quickly finds himself being stripped read more
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Stark700
Dec 14, 2014
To kill or not to kill, that is the question. In the world of Akame ga Kill, it’s more than just about killing as survival fits to those who wish to live for something to fight for. Sounds complicated? Not really. Akame ga Kill preys on a simple concept despite playing complexity on the tactical front. To put it into simple perspective, we have a prestigious and well developed Capital taking place as the major setting. While it looks industrialized and well functioned on the outside, there are dark secrets and corruption on the inside. The ones who fight this corruption consists of the main read more
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