The ruthless Minister Honest exploits the ignorance of a new young Emperor and deviously rules the country from the shadows with twisted morals and no regard for human life. As a result of this, an epidemic of crime and corruption has spread throughout the country's capital city, and a state of society ensues where the privileged have absolute domination over the lesser.
However, there exists an organization to combat this rife abuse of power: Night Raid, a secret division of the oppositionary Revolutionary Army. It is composed of a small team of ruthless assassins who murder all those who partake in or turn a blind eye to the Empire's outrageous wrongdoings.
Tatsumi is a naïve, sword-wielding young man on a journey to save his impoverished village. Soon, he witnesses the bloody horrors and cruelty of the capital firsthand. Overcome with hatred, Tatsumi is swayed by Night Raid's profound cause and decides to join them, embarking on a painful and dangerous mission to exact revenge on Minister Honest. Tatsumi gains many invaluable experiences as he unravels the ethics of conflicting ideologies, life and death, all while working toward the restoration of a humane world.
Akame ga Kill! has been published in English by Yen Press since January 20, 2015; in Spanish by Norma Editorial since October 29, 2015; in Italian by Panini Comics since October 24, 2015; in French by Kurokawa edition since September 11, 2014; and in Polish by Waneko since August 6, 2017
Author Takahiro stated in Akame ga Kill! 1.5 that the series is heavily inspired by the historical drama series Hissatsu.
I see that there is no review of the complete work, warning there will be spoilers.
I started this manga a while ago, the anime didn't do it justice sadly.
However the heart-wrenching story that has become one of my favorite is truly underrated.
The plot begins with a young man named Tatsumi who travels to the capital to earn riches in order to assure his village doesn't starve. He then learns how corrupted the world is when he ventures out into the capital. After a series of unfortunate events he joins a group called Night Raid. They are assassins working with the revolutionary army looking to
take down the corrupt government running the capital. Every member in Night Raid is equipped with weapons known as Teigu, powerful relics that only the strongest warriors could wield. There are many trials and tribulations awaiting Tatsumi and Night Raid-many of them have a good amount of back story. Each coming from their own hardships-which truly made me empathize with them. Eventually there is a war and from that war rises a new kingdom bringing about peace-which made me feel happy yet sad. The things the characters had to go through to achieve this peace for all the people-inspiring yet empty.
My two favorite characters in this series were similar yet vastly different. The ones that made this story a masterpiece from my perspective were Akame and Esdese. Akame and Esdese have both gone through immense struggles but both came to two different ways of life. Esdese is yin and Akame is yang, one kills for justice but hopes to grow beyond that, one kills for self satisfaction and blood lust with no desire to change. This manga left me feeling sad, empty and having a deep admiration for Akame's resolve to keep on living and aspire to grow as an individual. On the other hand, Esdese's resolve to stay true to who she was until her last breath was remarkable. While I don't agree with her way of life, I do admire her strength and fortitude. She doesn't waiver at the face of death and embraces it-a truly wicked and beautiful character. I wish to see how the rest of Akame's life played out but perhaps the ending the author chose is the most fitting-it lets you imagine her ending.
The art was great throughout most of the manga and I thoroughly enjoyed it, a reboot of the anime likely won't happen but if it does, it will get a proper conclusion this time around.
There are a lot of heart-wrenching moments throughout this manga that made me appreciate the peaceful part of the world I am granted to live in. 10/10 for me, hope you enjoy it as much as I did-but everyone's a critic and entitled to their own opinion.
"Akame ga Kill" is perhaps one of the more gory and dark mangas I have read up to date. With basically GoT styled killing of characters, this shounen turns into a bloody manga in the end.
Mild Spoilers Beware~~~~~~~
The story itself starts out pretty promising, with Tatsumi joining the Night Raid, determined to exterminate all evil from the Empire. Then you get introduced to Teigus, 48 powerful weapons. The plot isn't too dull or cliche for the most part as with "death flags" basically every fucking chapter and everywhere, characters seemed to be dying once per few chapters. Towards the end tho, more weird ass evil
ass sick ass characters are introduced just to kill them off. Like really? (this is talking about Wild Hunt) Anyway, the final chapters finally got pretty intense again, with main characters getting hurt, fighting Esdese/Esdeath , and Tatsumi transforming into a motherfking dragon. But even though it was not really a typical "shounen" powerup moment, I really didn't know how to feel about it. But yea, the story did kinda end up stereotypical with the "good" guys winning by a hair's breadth and getting close to 0 acknowledgement for it.
Pretty damn good. Fight scenes are absolutely gorgeous, gory, and full of movement. Teigu looks cool as fuk too. The characters themselves don't seem to age, other than Tatsumi. But yea, Esdese's facial expressions are really good too. Not much to say other than GOOD.
Well many characters were fleshed out just so that when they died it would feel more emotional. And that was alright I guess. I'm glad Tatsumi pretty much stayed true till the end with his attitude. But Esdese... ;_; ....... I wish she was less sadistic lmfao cuz I really like her. Where's the Esdese x Tatsumi as promised???????? nooooooo
Anyways, the other characters were easily identifiable with easy to tell personality differences.
Yea I guess the beginning and end hit me the most. The story basically went to killing mode during the middle of the story so.... it wasn't really enjoyable. But the start with the setup, and the end with the epic battle was damn good.
Yes, I will still be rating this as my 3rd fav anime/manga (1. AoT 2. Fate series in general) Why? Going past the bloody gory shounen, it is a tale of sticking to what you believe in. Tatsumi stuck out till the end. Esdese stuck out till the end. Akame, Leone, Najenda, Lubbock, etc, etc everyone did.
Blood and sadistic. Those two words could explain this anime. The anime is highly overrated but hype in mid-late 2014. Tetsuya Tashiro who became a social media talk because of the animation featuring sadism, some of the characters who are always killed, and moe but soulless killer. If associated with the anime “Attack on Titan” may be practically the same degree of sadism. But, story level might be better “Akame ga Kill!” than “Attack on Titan.” But, I will not review the anime. I will review the manga.
So, why am I not reviewing the anime? Why must the manga? Because the anime and manga are
very different. In a way, anime it makes me disappointed than the manga. If make the season two of the anime “Akame ga Kill!” Maybe impossible because of the ending is just like that. But, if the manga there may be hope for the next sequel. In fact, Takahiro himself had announced: “Hinowa ga Yuku!” Is the next sequel to be published on June 24.
The anime self-own by White Fox studio. At first, the story “Akame ga Kill!” Interesting enough to read and watch. For some reason, there is no improvisation of stories that come out of the dark theme. The action that too often displays the joke makes the anime and the manga has lost his impressed. The plot is also very easy to guess and make everything destroyed.
“Akame ga Kill!” is more than enough to show the cruelty, action, and violence in his manga. But, the anime itself is too disappointing and very overrated for me. Especially also in the story that is too cliche and easy to guess. But, if you are very curious for anime, maybe I recommend just read the manga itself.
The beginning of the manga is litteraly the same as the anime, but I really liked the ending.
I don't want to spoil the story so I'm not going to talk about it.
The ending of the manga is really another thing compared to the anime.
That was one of the main reasons I liked the manga.
I'm not an expert in ''arts'' of mangas, but I can say that it looked relatively good.
Especially the eyes of ''the bad guys'' when they're pissed off.
My favourite character was, of course, the main character: Tatsumi.
I really liked how the ending finished for him unlike the one in the anime.
He made me
really stunned at some points and that's why he is my favourite character.
I really enjoyed reading the manga because I like how, they are '' merciless''
with the characters.
You will understand what I mean if you read the manga.
Anyways, akame ga kill is one of my favourite mangas that I ever read.
That's why I recommend it.
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Akame Ga Kill! lures us in a world filled with relics that are so powerful, only the best of men can use them. Supposedly, they are all in front of you. Knowing you can only pick one, which one of Imperial Arms(Teigu) will you choose?