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Posted 8/17/14
The reason why i ask is because ont he popular anime section it shows the top 5 animes as being

Sword art online
Naruto
one Piece
Fairy tail
Akame Ga Kill!


Everytime i've been recommended an anime no one has EVER recommended Akame Go Kill has for me

yet it's in the top 5 popular anime almost every week. so it's obviously popular

no I know you will give me that "ITS NEW" but then i will give you that Aldnoah.Zero is new as well but not in the top 5 that often if ever and is MORE critically acclaimed on this site it would seem and has been recommended to me by everyone i ask.


So is Akame Ga Kill! a good anime or just overhyped?
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Yea, it's pretty good I guess.
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if you could describe the show in one good sentence what would it be???
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 9/28/14
Well, it's not popular because people think it's a pile of crap.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/18/14
It's new. Some people won't suggest something to someone until it's got enough content to occupy you. It's not that the show isn't great, they just aren't certain if your interested in a new, ongoing series or if you want something lengthier.

It is a good show thus far. It's more...violent, than the other shows on that list.

The show lacks "hype". No one is going around plugging the series or advertising it to the masses. No one is claiming it's the greatest thing since Bacon. People construe popularity with "hype".
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Posted 8/17/14
Yeah, it's pretty good. It has a lot of similarities with some of my favorite shounen series.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
I'm going to go with halfway between overhyped and high quality. The art is quite high-quality, and at its higher moments is absolutely delivers in terms of emotional impact.

That said, at least from the first three episodes, the characters mostly seem like cliche' pieces of cardboard and a a majority of the 'backstory' is told through flashbacks that only serve to kill the pacing. Someone's going to come in and say that it gets better after the first three, because someone always says that, but in all honesty I'm not willing to go through such basic errors, even if it has some engaging aspects at the core. My time is limited these days, and in my personal opinion SAO outdoes it in every way I can think of.

If you have no shortage of free time, I'd say go for it - but most of us these days have a need to pick and choose, and frankly if you're already watching SAO on a weekly basis this season, then Akame Ga Kill has nothing better to offer. If SAO turns out to be 12 episodes this season instead of 24, there's a chance that Akame could rise up if there's nothing else to fill that slot, but then again that isn't likely.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/18/14

strawhat_adam wrote:

if you could describe the show in one good sentence what would it be???


Badass hyper violent action series that unlike most of its ilk makes you care for its characters.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14

strawhat_adam wrote:

if you could describe the show in one good sentence what would it be???

Self-aware slasher shounen.

Watch an episode, see if you like it.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14

strawhat_adam wrote:

if you could describe the show in one good sentence what would it be???


Beautiful battles with a cliche and flashback addiction.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 1/20/15
This show does not have hype. Some people like it, others with no taste don't like it.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 1/31/15
For me, what got me hooked was Tatsumi's merciless drive to destroy corruption with a gang that shares the same ideals. I love anime with mobsters/group gangs that tear sh-- up!!
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Posted 8/17/14
Just give it a try. Who knows? You might just end up loving it like I do! Haha
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
To me it's overated. It is trying dark and edgy for the sake of dark and edgy. Some characters are not well develop enough to care about them, but there were 4 characters I like. If you want a story this show is bad. You'll just watch it for action and gore. I'll be watching further episodes for the 4 characters I like.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/19/14
I have really been enjoying Akame ga Kill. I cannot guarantee that you will feel the same but I can recommend that you at least give the series a try.
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