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Is akame ga kill any good?
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Posted 8/18/14 , edited 9/28/14
I thought it was absolute garbage but if your standards aren't high you should get into it no problem.
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Posted 8/18/14
I watched the first episode earlier today cuz someone recommended it and then i ended up watching all the episodes that were out immediately. It's definitely worth a try to see if you'll enjoy it or not.
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Posted 8/18/14 , edited 8/18/14

Rippedyanu1 wrote:


LoomyTheBrew wrote:


Rippedyanu1 wrote:

Comparable to Madoka in the sense that a.) It's dark and knows it's dark and isn't afraid to make you sad and or disgusted, although the manga does a much better job since it's more graphic than the anime and b.) Madoka gets amazing after episode 3 and as a manga reader from before the anime came out and someone caught up with the anime so far, the same can be said for Akame ga Kill episode 6. The first 5 episodes are basically for giving you a background on the characters, setting and the Imperial Arms and episode 6 is where things finally get interesting and shit hits the fan. It was the same in the manga and the anime has done a great job at adapting the source material.

Should you watch it? Yes. Is it overhyped? Nope, the manga readers know what's gonna happen and we do our best not to overhype it. Anyone who claims otherwise most likely isn't reading the manga. Note I say most likely.

Either that or just likes to hate popular things for the sake of hating popular things. I've seen it go both ways, both in the comments, the "reviews" as well as even on this thread already.

TL;DR give the anime a shot up to episode 6 like Loomy just said. if it ain't your cup of tea by then, well you'll want to bail now because it's just gonna get more painful (feels-wise) for you. The animation, sound, acting and story have all be great so far and CR is getting the uncensored version, albeit they de-gored it a lot compared to the manga but that doesn't take away anything.

Edit: This isn't a typical shounen like One Piece and Naruto. As I said before, it's dark and knows it's dark and will make you hate life or the lives these characters have to deal with. Later on in the manga it definitely becomes more of a "what happens if we throw a stereotypical shounen protagonist and his battle buddies into a crapsack world with few obviously evil bad guys" The answer is the good guys go into the moral grey area even if they have good intentions and get really frigging jaded and hopeless. It starts out as a typical shounen much like Madoka started out as a typical Magical Girl show and we all know what happened with that...


Very well said. I agree everything you stated!


Thank ya

I try to view shows and manga as objectively as possible. Akame ga Kill does have a few shortcomings but that's the same with literally everything in existence, nothing is perfect. However the pros far outweigh the cons with AgK in both the anime and the manga


Biggest con - Lubbock gets no love! Poor Lubbock.

Also, I concur with your statements.
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Posted 8/18/14
You'll have to watch it and see for yourself.
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Lubbock is literally the broken dog that everyone kicks around right now. Poor guy just cant catch a break.
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Posted 8/18/14
ITS AMAZING!!!!! WATCH IT ASAP!!!!!!
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Posted 8/18/14 , edited 8/18/14

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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.


But has an obsession with killing them off.

I stopped reading the manga after


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Posted 8/18/14
It's not bad. For me, I found the first episode a little rushed, but otherwise, I enjoyed it.
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Posted 8/18/14 , edited 8/18/14

Meryilla wrote:

I thought it was absolute garbage but if your standards aren't high you should get into it no problem.


If you already decided what you think then why even ask the question? You come across as kind of egotistical like those Madoka fans who deflect all critics of the show by saying they are just not smart enough to understand. In your eyes people who enjoy Akame Ga Kill have low standards but maybe they are just people who enjoy a fun show that doesn't have to beat your brain with long winded plot which most of the time leans more on the pretentious side anyway. I enjoy deep anime too but i think stuff like Akame Ga Kill enjoyable like i find Gainax shows enjoyable or Otaku parodies like Genshiken. They are just a lot of fun and play around with anime stereotypes.
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Posted 8/18/14
This anime isn't going to be every bodies cup of tea. As mentioned above, it's dark. The manga has a lot to say about conflict, human depravity, loss, and the realization that your enemies can be better people than your allies. If all your looking for is pretty girls kicking ass, then you will probably not care for the show. If you are seriously bothered by gore then you probably won't care for the show. If you require a healthy dose of sunshine and happiness to enjoy a story, then you probably won't care for the show.

The show is also popular, so it will draw attention from the negativity sheeple that attack anything popular, because they think that makes them smart.
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Posted 8/18/14
I've enjoyed it so far. I thought the Night Raid characters have been pretty well fleshed out with their backgrounds except for Mine. The violence is way over the top but that's not necessarily a bad thing considering the show is trying to show how corrupt the Government is, and Night Raid are a group of Assassins.

White Fox does a great job on the animation, and the music is decent as well. Looking forward to the rest of the show.
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Posted 8/18/14

MrMoondoggie wrote:


Meryilla wrote:

I thought it was absolute garbage but if your standards aren't high you should get into it no problem.


If you already decided what you think then why even ask the question?.


I didn't ask anything. I just gave OP an answer.
Posted 8/18/14 , edited 9/28/14
it's average for me, so far at 7 episodes in.

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Posted 8/18/14 , edited 9/28/14

MrMoondoggie wrote:

In your eyes people who enjoy Akame Ga Kill have low standards but maybe they are just people who enjoy a fun show [...]
I believe that would be the functional definition of having lower standards, yes.

Some people have written glowingly of the manga but so far the anime wouldn't be up for any academy awards. Which is totally fine, it can still be an entertaining experience in terms of how it can engage an audience at an emotional level.

There's just not much else going on if you don't care for that particular type of diversion, is all.
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Posted 8/18/14
I like it and look forward to it every week. I love the action and blood. Sometimes it is over the top, but they are a group of assassins trying to take out the trash.
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