News – ‘Akame ga Kiru!’ Manga to Get Anime Series

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I’ve waited for this moment for a while. Out of the few manga series that I actually read, Akame ga Kiru! is the most intense, violent, and downright gruesome of them all. Since its release, it’s received a reputation for brutally offing its own characters with very little remorse. It’s kind of similar to Shingeki no Kyojin, but the characters in Akame ga Kiru! are much more likable and interesting.

Summary from ANN:

The dark action fantasy manga follows the title character, Akame, a girl who was bought, brainwashed, and raised by the Empire as an assassin. After meeting Akame, a boy named Tatsumi vows to stand up to the evil of the Empire.

I think my favorite thing about the series is how the two major groups are divided up into the Night Raid assassins (“the good guys”) and the Empire’s Jaegers (“the bad guys”). However, actions and motivations on both sides blur the moral lines. The good guys will often kill indiscriminately, while the bad guys fight thinking they’re loyally serving their country.

As stated before, this series is not for the faint of heart but should interest those who want something more intense. Also, I love Akame (and Esdese) and I can’t wait to see her animated.

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