The Lazy Akame Ga Kill! Review
WARNING: Minor Spoilers…very minor. 🙂
I noticed that a dubbed version of Akame Ga Kill! was being aired on Toonami and since I already finished watching the series on Crunchyroll, I thought I would do a review for those wondering if they should check it out or not. You totally should, by the way.
Akame Ga Kill! revolves around Tatsumi, a young fighter who, with the help of his childhood friends, plans to go to the Capital in order to make money to help his village. After being separated from his friends, Tatsumi is swindled out of his money and is taken in by a family to stay the night. After some “various things” happen, Tatsumi ends up joining a group of Assassins called the “Night Raid.” I can’t really go into more detail about the plot without spoiling what happens in episode 1. So, I’ll just get into what I liked about the show.
My favorite thing about Akame Ga Kill! were all of the intense action scenes that happened throughout the series. Not only are all the fights extremely entertaining, there is also a large emphasis on violence and gore. Even though the immense amount of violence and bloodshed the show displays is comparable to that of Game of Thrones, it perfectly fits the tone of the anime and I doubt it would turn anyone away.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, another thing that it and Akame Ga Kill! have in common is the mindset that no one in this world is safe, no one. Any of the characters can die at anytime, and some just might. Aside from Attack on Titan, most anime would never think of killing off some of its main characters, but Akame Ga Kill! isn’t most anime. The fact that your favorite character could die at any moment will keep you hooked throughout the entirety of the series.
Another interesting thing about this anime in particular is that there may come a time where you might not actually know who the bad guys are. Don’t get me wrong, there are a few characters whose actions are irredeemable, but some of the “bad guys” might actually be the “good guys” and vice versa if you really stopped and thought about it, but I’ll leave that up for you to decide.
If you’re a fan of animes such as Samurai Champloo, Fairy Tail, and Naruto, then Akame Ga Kill! is right up your alley. Honestly, if you’re just a fan of anime with action and suspense, then you’ll probably end up liking it as well. Like I said earlier, the dubbed version of the show is currently being aired weekly every Saturday on Toonami. If you would prefer to watch the subbed version, you can watch it on Crunchyroll by clicking HERE!
Show Rating: 9/10
Great action scenes
Lots of suspense
A couple of rushed storylines
Have you watched Akame Ga Kill? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
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