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Akame ga Kiru!  
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From Yen Press:

Teenage country bumpkin Tatsumi dreams of earning enough money for his impoverished village by working in the Capital - but his short-lived plans go awry when hes robbed by a buxom beauty upon arrival! Penniless, Tatsumi is taken in by the lovely Lady Aria, but just when his Capital dreams seem in reach yet again, Lady Aria's mansion is besieged by Night Raid - a team of ruthless assassins who targets high-ranking members of the upper class! As Tatsumi is quick to learn, appearances can be deceiving in the Capital, and this team of assassins just might be the good guys?!


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Associated Names
Akame ga KILL!
Akame Kills!
Akame Slashes!
Red-Eye Kills!

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Status in Country of Origin
11 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Episode 1)
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 38 (Episode 19, Branches to an Orignal Anime End)

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (782 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.33 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 17th 2015, 9:48pm PST



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Gangan Joker (Square Enix)

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English Publisher
Yen Press (1 Volume - Ongoing)

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Do you think this manga will end similar to the anime? 74 days, 11 hours, 38 minutes ago
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Akame ga KILL! Gets Anime 389 days, 23 hours, 46 minutes ago
Wrongly numbered release (ch. 45) 441 days, 18 hours, 31 minutes ago

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It's all about kill   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by wansmor
February 14th, 2015, 11:59pm
I don't know what drove the author (or anybody on top of that) to put the Akame on the title. She has so little appearance from the beginning to around chapter 60. The series is more about the male protagonist and his journey killing the bad people (who sometimes don't seems like bad people).

The storyline seems quite unrealistic to me, the art is ok, but character development is horrible (if non-existant) especially on the revolutionary side. There are potential in the ideas of the story, but instead the author choose to kill all of those by simply focusing the story on the killing.

... Last updated on February 15th, 2015, 12:27am
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straightforward gore   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kronpas
January 29th, 2015, 5:09am
Don't look for character development here, you wont find it. Sometimes the author tries too hard to bring us to hate a random good guy then to kill him off uneventfully just to make way for another protagonist to die randomly...

Too many meaningless deaths, I tell you. Might as well kill them off-screen lol.

... Last updated on January 29th, 2015, 5:28am
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This is pretty Generic   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
December 26th, 2014, 4:02am
This manga is at best a 7, let's see there's several reasons why this manga won't ever go above 7 and that is.
* There is so little character development so that I'm not attached to any character that
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dies- which happens to a shitload of them apparently.
I couldn't go past chapter 30.
* It's Black and White, there is no deeper meaning or complex developments and even the one the author tries to show as mature and developed is shallow at best.
* the freaking constant power-ups

Now it had some redeeming factors(even if it's pros are outnumbered by its cons)
-The gore was a good shock value at the beginning and there was at least 1 character that had a dissociative personality which i found entertaining.

This started off great, Idea with the naive MC in a corrupt empire had potential and it could have improved but the author tried too hard and put wayyyyyy too many cliches that the manga barely branchs off the tree.
- The supporting villains of Jaeger are great, they are epic. But thats just it, the jaegers seem to be the only complex characters there.

I recommend this Manga as filler, if you're looking for something like fairy tale then maybe. But if you're looking for hardcore and excellent manga then stay away from this manga it's almost paper-thin.

I personally find it sad that the supporting antagonist are far more likeable than the good guys(night raid) like seriously I could relate more to the Jaegers than I ever could with night raid.

for example, Esdeath's personality is epic, screw the good guys they make me want to give the manga a lower rating, Esdeath's epic Sadistic, hopeless romantic persona FTW!
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I like her ability to be sadistic yet hopelessly romantic and the ways she trys out love but I am actually quite appalled by her addiction to battle, It's one thing to enjoy a battle that comes to you but to rape,pillage and murder entire tribes and letting some live so that they may raise another army to fight you is VERY distasteful. I also hated the way she fell in love with the MC, This is a generic harem story, it could have been epic, her character could have been fleshed out even more but the again the author tried too hard and was unable to bring out my beloved esdeath's 2-sided true personality sufficiently

then the tale of Bois and Wave, gotta love wave
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country boy from the sea, I view his character development as a better country bumpkin story than our main character's development.

Bois doeeeeee He's great, his story is great.
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A member of the Empire's incineration squad, he burned entire villages since he was ordered to and it didn't matter that many of the villages were most likely innocent. But he's not a bad guy, just soldier following orders and what's more endearing to me is that He eventually marries and has a child,which caused him to seek redemption. He was killed by a girl who came from a village that he had once burned down; He never got to say sorry to her despite his wish to do so...that shit was epic.

Yeah the villains make me Rawr more than them crappy heros of justice.

... Last updated on December 28th, 2014, 1:09pm
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Shitty life in a Crapsack World...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by JetGT
November 28th, 2014, 8:22pm
Interesting setting if one had a quick glance at it, but then after first two volumes, you beginning to feel that this is very very very one dimensional generic shonen storyline. It is the epitomy of Good vs Evil with plenty of unnecessary gores, impactless death. Sighed... only in manga. The world don't work that way!

Alright. The empire is evil, there's no doubt about that. The people who work for it are pretty much psychopath or mentally unstable. It's hard to understand or feel anything for them other than which one bite the bullet next. The hero is what you expect from a kid who cry a lot and have inflexible sense of justice, spewing nonsense about justice like you expect.

So, a corrupted absolute government with a gang who believed in their own sense of justice, rejecting the current regime and loves each other like a family... holy shit, it's like a shittier version of One Piece. There is nothing mature or funny about this story. It felt like the author tried too hard to give some reasons for why the villain do the thing they do like Oda's style, but just got it very wrong.

-- Constant power boosting
-- Bad guys after bad guys
-- Power of friendship
-- Unsophisticated Bosses
-- Wimpy, dumb-ass, moronic MC
-- Unrealistic Romance (Harem, nuff said).
-- Lackluster humors (It made what suppose to be a serious fight into a joke)

I thought this story was suppose to be mature, but it's not. The only adult thing is the pointless "gore" that the manga could done without. Don't expect complicated emotions and thoughts in this story and just enjoy it for what it suppose to be: A Shounen Adventure.
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Generic garbage   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Hokuto
September 20th, 2014, 1:13pm
A perfect example that gore in itself doesn't change anything. What we basically have is the epitome of trite shounen garbage, that hits absolutely every cliche in the book, and where trite shounen archetypes kill people instead of killing some monsters.
Which means nothing since all characters are just one dimensional stereotypes in a one dimensional story. There's nothing "dark" or "mature" about it, just standard shounen with silly guro that's completely out of place. Add to that extremely bland and unoriginal art style and trash character design.
Overall below average, stay away if you want anything more sophisticated than Reborn with silly guro.

... Last updated on September 20th, 2014, 1:14pm
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Not a review, but...   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MissModern
August 27th, 2014, 1:53pm
How should I put it... Akame ga Kiru! is a manga for those who can take a few deaths and a lot of gore. If you're the type who would rather read fluffy shoujo mangas - this probably isn't for you.

Don't be deceived by some low-ratings or 'disappointing' reviews. All characters, including the evil ones, have a background story and connects to the way they are currently. Such as a certain anonymous character, who treated poorly in the past and wanted to kill all evil. If you think about it, it does relate to why she wants to kill people who are unjust in her eyes. (As in, people who treat others poorly are evil).

The protagonist develops his character throughout the story. Starting with being a crybaby, naive bumpkin to becoming an evil-slaying (although a little dense) somewhat smart man. However, he develops these characters by witnessing death and becoming stronger emotionally and physically.

The antagonists can be summed up in one word: Warped. In other words, they're insane mentally and have a very distinct perspective of the world and what is justice to them. Not gonna lie, some of the characters are disgusting.

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Non-generic, definitely!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by saverio
August 12th, 2014, 11:20am
This is it! A series that will keep you addicted! I am enjoying it very much. In here
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The dead stays dead, and that's final

Definitely not your average shounen series, even the tag has been changed to seinen (last time I check, about three months ago I believe, this was still has shounen tag).
I don't care about the romance in this series, whether the MC ends up with some girl, or with the
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villain boss (the girl with the cap)
, doesn't matter. Sure, it has some cliched moments (I believe you know all of those moments) but it only add some spice to the story, and like I said, it doesn't matter.
I just hope that the author won't drag this series for too long, or getting axed....
A must read if you're getting bored with generic series!!

... Last updated on August 12th, 2014, 11:36am
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Fatally flawed   
Rating: N/A
by RockoDyne
August 8th, 2014, 4:09pm
If this was any other battle manga, it would probably be one of my favorites. It has fight scenes that are suspenseful and will constantly betray your expectations. Hell, the main romance is currently a love triangle that the titular character isn't even a part of. So much of it is done very entertainingly.

There's a slight problem though. If you actually think about the setting for even a second, everything about it falls apart. Apparently, the capital is Sodom, but if the populace was evil, then the only proper answer is to torch the place and let holy hellfire destroy it all. It would seem the general populace is good though, so why aren't most of them up in arms? There is something of a rebel army, but most people seem to be completely oblivious the the sadist nobility. Sooo, why isn't the band of assassins doing anything to expose the heinous atrocities of evil?
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very good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Domonkazu
September 11th, 2012, 3:28pm
a mix of seinen and shounen in fantasy setting about corrupted imperial against the rebel, lots of blood, human abuse, gore, but it also has cute and heart warming moments so I was a little confused, still it's probably one of few shounen that I would read.
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Not bad, Pretty Enjoyable   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Saphsin
July 1st, 2012, 8:38pm
Overall, this series is on the level of "pretty good." The battles are well drawn as each individual has their own unique weapon "Teigu" and fighting skills. In fact, I haven't enjoyed a new battle manga that has been released for the past 2 years, in a long time. Though not unique, the art style is decent at unfolding the story. Using assassins as the protagonists, the story also has a good balance of mainstream and dark elements.

The people who have been criticizing of the series' apparent dark nature have clearly forgot about Hunter X Hunter or have not read it. People are mindlessly killed in nearly every chapter of the series but it's still considered one of the best mainstream shonen battle manga of all time. The presentation of this manga is straight forward; the empire consists of those who form an authoritarian government and prey on the weak and poor for their own selfish gains. There are those of nobility or hold powerful positions that are better off dead and it's the Night Raid's job as assassins to do away with them. You can call it justice or you may not. It's a necessary evil if it is one. The main character isn't a naive youthful warrior who thinks of himself as a hero; he is hurt because he understands that he's staining his hands in blood in order to protect the oppressed, but he holds onto his conviction that it's something he must do. This is a pretty realistic situation in a corrupted country and I don't understand why those here are acting like it's something sick. There are some cliche's here and there but they are cliches that make this manga pleasant to read. There are graphic scenes (torture, sliced up bodies, etc.) which gives the manga a sense of realism, similar to how torture was carried out in the European Middle Ages, but the fictional aspect the otakuish art brings balances it out so the material doesn't overwhelm the reader like seinen manga (such as Berserk or Gantz) often does.

Some of the other complaints mention how the author makes it so obvious who is evil. But how would you have it the other way? It's nothing uncommon in debauched countries. Leaders such as Stalin, Kim Il Sung, and Mao Zedong brutalized the citizens of their countries and took advantage of them for their own profit while at the same time giving the harshest treatment to those who showed signs of danger to the government. Soldiers in the real world have committed serious war crimes have done horrifying things alike to those of the "psychopaths" mentioned in the comments below. Nothing in the setting of this series is that surprising or contradictory.

One of the things I don't understand though is why the Night Raid is waiting for the revolutionary army to take control of the empire instead of taking out the Prime Minister first instead. Uprooting the leader in any dangerous organization or government leaves it in disarray and makes it easier to change for the better. I'm guessing it is because he is heavily guarded all the time, making it impossible to infiltrate the center of the empire. But that explanation doesn't leave me wholly satisfied because:

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Tatsumi got into the capital building when Esdese brought him in, with his Teigu kept hidden. It's not unreasonable that the Night Raid could have tried to do a clandestine operation at some point.

... Last updated on September 10th, 2012, 8:36am
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