VIDEO: "Akame ga Kill!" Visual and Preview

Infamous manga adapted for summer anime

A new visual accompanied the latest preview for the July anime adaptation of Akame ga Kill!,Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro's 2010 nine volume, ongoing manga from Gangan Joker magazine (home of Watamote's four panel spin-off, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia , Inu x Boku SS), infamous for some savage content (beheadings and boilings, broken limbs and removed eyes).


Yen Press recently announced that they have licensed the manga.








Tomoki Kobayashi (Sola, Tears to Tiara) directs the White Fox production with Makoto Uezu (Danganronpa The Animation) writing and Takahiro supervising. Jormungand's Kazuhisa Nakamura is on character design and animation direction.


Kill La Kill's Miku Sawa sings the ending.



Announced last month 20-year-old voice actress Sora Amamiya will play the title character Akame and sing the opening theme. Amamiya passed the 2nd Music Ray'n Super Seiyu Audition in 2011 and started working as a professional voice actress in the following year. She is best known as Shiho Kitazawa in The [email protected] series and Kaori Fujimiya in the on-going TV anime One Week Friends.  


The series follows Soma Saito  voiced Tatsumi, a fighter from a poverty stricken village who falls in with a group of corrupting fighting assassins after being robbed upon arrival in the Capital.

Other cast includes

Mein - Yukari Tamura

Leone - Yuu Asakawa

Schere - Mamiko Noto

Rabac - Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Braht - Katsuyuki Konishi

Najenda - Risa Mizuno

Esdese - Satomi Akesaka

Aria: Kanami Satou

Sayo - Mikako Komatsu


Ieyasu: Kouji Takahashi


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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