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