Akame ga Kill!

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Synonyms: Akame ga Kiru!
Japanese: アカメが斬る!
English: Akame ga Kill!
French: Red Eyes Sword - Akame ga Kill!
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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
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: GoreGore, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 12978811,297,881 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #29
Members: 2,067,724
Favorites: 29,086

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Dec 14, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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.

The story follows Tatsumi, a countryside boy that travels to the capital to join the military and earn money to send to his village suffering from poverty.To ...
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 ...
Dec 14, 2014
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Feb 10, 2015
A lot can be said about a show's 1st episode. It's our first encounter with the world presented, and could often be used to gauge whether or not the content on display could be something that would interest you moving forward. Of course, this isn't to say that that's always the case, but for the most part, it serves as a helpful jumping off point and is often the reason why studios place so much stock on its television pilot. And nowhere is that more evident than with Akame ga Kill! With just one episode, it manages to establish a myriad of things, all of ...
Jan 2, 2015

Question: What do you get when you try to make an action-comedy based around the brutal torture, rape, and mutilation of innocent people? Apparently, you get Akame Ga Kill. It’s a blood bath, but it’s also light-hearted. It has deathly serious themes such as the loss of close friends, but it also has frequent fanservice. It has characters with tortured pasts seeking retribution, but they also have slice-of-life comedy personalities. …Have you noticed the problem with the show yet? Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting one of the most hyped anime of the year: Akame Ga Kill (By the way: no. I haven’t read the ...
Jan 27, 2015
I've been looking at some of the other reviews who rated it 3 or 4; however I found it absolutely outstanding.

The plot isn't anything out of the box, but it had a very steady pace and wasn't bad in any way. They explain things in the beginning without bogging the show down, and later on they speed things up with new characters and more complicated twists.

It's also a very realistic anime. People die. It's not a surprise in real life, especially if the main group are assassins, but for some reason most anime's just make people not die by creating these impossible situations. ...
Dec 14, 2014
Akame Ga Kill should have been called Akame Ga Controversy.

With it deviating from the plot of the manga, loads of the original fans were outraged and called for White Fox's head. But as someone who hasn't read the manga, and probably won't for a while, I'd like to call Akame Ga Kill a small success. It succeeds in it's small niche of being the Game of Thrones of anime, and if you watched this while it was airing and didn't get any spoilers --- tell me your secrets, as this review will be completely spoiler free.

Story(6/10): The story begins as a young swordsmen ...
Dec 15, 2014
When I first heard of Akame Ga Kill I was rather hyped It sounded like it'd be the new fullmetal alchemist a shonen with a great mix of comedy drama and action the similarities are there in in both shows a Boy Is coming from a village to a city to become a military dog of sorts both for different reasons The start admittedly had potential Then right when the first death of a main character happened the show began to fall apart

Story(3/10) The story is quite generic a typical boy coming to a big city to join Military the so He can earn ...
Dec 14, 2014
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

There's an implication drawn from war that, no matter how much we desire it to be false, people will get hurt. Now, this isn't strictly between countries. "War" in this context encompasses all battles. Mental turmoil, physical skirmishes, and verbal bashing are simple examples of such altercations. In some way, shape, or form, the people involved will not leave entirely unscathed. And depending on the severity of the situation, death is a possibility. Akame ga Kill! is all about such death, but is not much more than violence without substance.


The journey starts with Tatsumi, a young village boy ...
Dec 14, 2014
To say the shonen action genre needs to move on from DBZ is like saying that Taylor Swift should never rap ever again. Everyone knows this, and yet nothing is done to fix the problem and we continue to expose ourselves to it, basically telling the producers that we want more of this shit. We want more lazy ridiculous action with worse choreography than Lethal Weapon 4. We want unironic humor with less wit than Lethal Weapon 4. We want our shows to go on for more than one-cour because the longer the better, and whilst the details are a little different, guess what production ...
Dec 22, 2014
Ah, Akame ga Kill, a show hyped up immensely for the Fall of 2014. To be honest, I was really looking forward to watching the show when it was first announced. I have read the manga, and I thought it was at least decent, if nothing else, and it should’ve been decent as anime material as well, but no, it wasn’t.

Instead what we got was a messily-written, poorly adapted mess of a show that killed itself by the end of it all.

Now, before I start this review, let me just note, that even though I’ve read the manga, I will be judging this show based ...
May 23, 2015
Akame ga Kill is not the worst anime ever made, but it sure is one of the least genuine. The writing pieces together mismatched elements of shonen adventure and gives them a screwball seriousness about death until the word ‘death’ has lost all meaning. The script is oversaturated with character introductions and sensationalized death scenes that feel simply slimy. The grubbiness that Akame ga Kill exhibits come right from the very bottom of the medium complete with unexplained power ups, an impossibly simplistic corrupt fantasy setting, and hundreds upon hundreds of flat characters.

The amount of fried chicken consumed in this anime is painful. The Prime ...
Jan 18, 2015
*Spoiler-free review*
I'm not sure why it was panned by a lot of reviewers, but I actually enjoyed Akame Ga Kill. It's certainly not perfect but it did some things that were executed fairly well in my opinion.

I can see why people had a problem with how a lot of humor was written in the episodes as it can mess with the pace. I saw the random bits of comedy as just that, comic relief. I did find some of it distracting or just simply drawing out the episodes, and at some point, the series started to really feel like it was just ...
Feb 1, 2015
(Potentially Spoilerific)I began watching Akame ga kill recently, after a long hiatus from anime in general caused mostly by the trials and tribulations of adult life. My time is more precious than it's ever been and I have a limited amount of time for BS. Akame ga kill is BS. This is simply one of the worst shows I've ever seen, the only reason I stuck it out to the end was because I wanted to see how horribly bad it could get.

From the get-go, the show is confused, it doesn't know whether it's telling a serious and meaningful story or whether it's just ...
Dec 14, 2014
Akame ga Kill! is probably one of the biggest train wrecks of 2014. That's really the only way to describe it. It is a train wreck. In the beginning, the train began running. In the middle, it began to waver a little. By the end, it's crashed into the lake. That, of course, is Akame ga Kill! right there.

Do note that this review will refer to the anime and only the anime, so there will be little to no mention of the manga.


As the summary says, the story of Akame ga Kill! is basically about the main character, Tatsumi, being roped into an organization called ...
Jan 5, 2015
When I was watching Akame ga kill I will admit I couldn't wait until the next episode every week (I have mini alarms on my phone that tell me when the episode is about) All in all the story was amazing and there where more than a few tears shed during it. You get so attached to the characters and all you want is for them to succeed, I loved there goals and there outlook on the era and life everyone was living, doing everything they can to help thou's suffering around them and bringing forth the true justice.
Feb 16, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Of all the anime to air in 2014, I think Akame ga Kill was the most dissapointing. Not because it was the worst, but because unlike the other overhyped shows of 2014, Akame ga Kill was actually "good" up until the last couple episodes. It's yet another reminder, along with Claymore and Guilty Crown, of how a bad enough ending can ruin an entire anime. However I tend to be more forgiving than many here on MAL and look at the whole content. I don't feel the slew of reviews giving this anime a 3 are fair.

Let's begin with the bad

The worst thing about ...
Dec 14, 2014
I'm gonna be pretty biased about this since I absolutely hated this show.
That doesn't mean that it can't be entertaining for others.
Also this is my first review, and I won't be writing several drafts so this review might not be the most informational.

Story - 2/10
Akame Ga Kill! is pretty generic. A stupid and naive main character is recruited into a group and gradually learns lessons and becomes stronger. Meh. I felt like the writer tried too hard to make the world seem dark and unforgiving. Countless people die for absolutely no reason, including characters that you may or may not get attached to. Which ...
Dec 14, 2014
Akame ga kill; it is a hit or miss completely. Either people like it or people want to write as many complaints to the author asap. I personally loved the plot and how they animation company was following the story so very well until the last five episodes. That's where everything went wrong; they anime veered a different direction than the manga. Akame ga kill is supposed to be dark and have it's light comedy to ease the viewer so they can enjoy the bitter sweetness of it. They problem with this anime and manga is that the target audience wasn't clear. It had laughs ...
Feb 8, 2015
This anime had a really good start. Great fight sequences. It had a unique premise. The main character had a pretty generic feel to it. But it felt so rushed towards the ending.

I haven't read the manga but my friends tell me that it's a lot better. They don't skip a lot of things. There are a lot more characters and it hasn't ended yet.

The show was good. They didn't make you feel like the story was one-sided like most animes. It wasn't the heroes it wasn't the villains. They were just fighting for what they knew was right. The series did get annoying every ...