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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 he is 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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c.78 (end) by MangaStream about 1 year ago
c.77 by MangaStream about 1 year ago
c.76 by MangaStream about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Complete)

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 Original Anime End)

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Average: 8.1 / 10.0 (1032 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.05 / 10.0
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Last Updated
May 15th 2018, 12:22pm PST



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Gangan Joker (Square Enix)

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English Publisher
Yen Press (14 Volumes - Ongoing)

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6 Month Pos #535 increased(+7)
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Akame ga Kill! Manga Ends in 15th Volume about 1 year ago
Ideal coupling over 2 years ago
Do you think this manga will end similar to the anime? over 2 years ago
Akame ga Kill Manga to Start Last Arc in 12th Volume over 3 years ago
Akame ga KILL! Gets Anime over 4 years ago

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takes a different direction from how it starts   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by silent31
June 14th, 2015, 4:48pm
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i really like a few things about this manga; if it weren't assasination based i think it would be a little easier to recommend, since the high quality insight you get in here is offset by the very brutal beginning: the main lead tatsumi exacts revenge after seeing his friends tortured to death by a high society, polite girl who was just jealous of the girl's looks and believed poor people could be experimented with in that way. tatsumi is made to learn very quickly by the other members of night raid that whatever noble reason he may believe he has for what he's doing, this is still a sin and they could face justice for it at any time, and deservedly so. still, one of the appeals that tatsumi has in this story is his innocence and belief in honesty, and you really do see at points in the story; but it's hard to reconcile that with the deed he does at the start of the manga, and so that drags the story down a little.

but getting past that (and that is a big thing to get past), the author has a fantastic feel for the characters, though this story is foremost an action story and that's what most of the chapters are about. i think one example is wave's (a character similar to tatsumi except he works for the empire; still believes in morals and tries to do what's right) fight with the prime minister's son who abuses his status to sleep with whoever he wants. wave at first tries to grit his teeth and look away, and then finally has it leading to a fight. wave does win the fight, which is refereed by a high ranking general, but prepares to keep attacking as he believes that the prime minister's son deserves to feel the pain he's given to others. the general then flashes before him and knocks him out, reprimanding him that he's won and proven his point, and that the palace does not need to see blood for this. the moment contrasts with the opening one with tatsumi, and again it just feels really real. and there's so much of that in this manga, scenes and characters where you say that's it. another neat touch is how the character's priorities change as they find themselves. the overarching ambition of save the empire, or do what's right or do my job becomes mixed with more personal values. esdese is willing to spare tatsumi's life when he's captured, mine willing to quit night raid to save someone, wave and kurome's relationships, etc.

there's fantastic insight in this story. there's undeniable goriness, and brutality. it's kind of all there, and i really think the author is talented enough to leave the goriness out. but the goriness came first before the insight, and so that's how it is. 9/10

... Last updated on June 15th, 2015, 8:22am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by usn014
May 12th, 2015, 5:53am
this manga came as a surprise to me. i had no expectations. what started off as a generic fun harem shounen-ish kind of manga turned into a tragic seinen with a roller-coaster ride of emotions, and a great amount of memorable characters on every side of the story. and the author will kill off people. This really is a GOT of mangas. highly recommended it. try it out, and stick with it.
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Generic and Unpromising   
Rating: N/A
by crazyboutcute
April 27th, 2015, 10:02pm
I read through the entire first chapter, and honestly, that was enough for me. I won't rate it because, to be fair, some series take a few chapters to get going (not that I'm excusing sloppy first chapters by any means, but I feel it's important to mention that I was initially turned off by the abrasiveness of Fullmetal Alchemist's first chapters, and those turned out to be non-indicative of the series as a whole). I will, however, note everything I found wrong with this first chapter:

- Generic shounen protagonist (Seriously, even his design is lackluster.)
- Generic shounen motivation (Oh, you want to protect something bigger than yourself? Good for you...)
- Generic boob humor (I'm not even offended -- I'm just bored of that routine, good god.)
- Generic black-and-white villains (So the Family of Impossibly Pure Pureness turned out to be the Clan of Ridiculously Evil Evilness? Huh, y'don't say...)
- Generic organization of genericness (With the overused assassin/vigilante gimmick, no less.)
- Generic stoic girl and generic onee-san (Exactly what it says on the tin.)
- Generic shounen art style (With unpleasant harsh lines and oftentimes crowded panels. Maybe I just prefer softer, subtler, and more polished art, but it's generic regardless.)

Anyway, I might have stuck with it for another few chapters to see if it got better, but judging from some of the other reviews here, that's apparently not the case. So I'm dropping this one.

If anyone wants to read some fluffy shoujo manga instead, I can give you some titles that are far superior to this mundane cavalcade of shounen clichés.
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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, well too small part to make the series titled after her name. The series is more about the male protagonist and his journey killing the bad people. Akame does get more scene towards the end, but I still think the title is a bit off.

The storyline seems quite unrealistic to me, it's very black and white style story (the author makes little effort to twist the relation between the bad and the good guy). Character development is horrible (if non-existant) especially on the revolutionary side (given how long they 'survive' in the story. Almost all bad guys dies shortly after they're introduced and only one or two top villain remained till the end).

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. They could have elaborate more on the Kingdom, it's history, the magic weapon, and the people. But they don't. It's all about kill.

... Last updated on January 10th, 2017, 12:39am
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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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