Night Raid is the covert assassination branch of the Revolutionary Army, an uprising assembled to overthrow Prime Minister Honest, whose avarice and greed for power has lead him to take advantage of the child emperor’s inexperience. Without a strong and benevolent leader, the rest of the nation is left to drown in poverty, strife, and ruin. Though the Night Raid members are all experienced killers, they understand that taking lives is far from commendable and that they will likely face retribution as they mercilessly eliminate anyone who stands in the revolution’s way.
This merry band of assassins’ newest member is Tatsumi, a naïve boy from a remote village who had embarked on a journey to help his impoverished hometown and was won over by not only Night Raid’s ideals, but also their resolve. Akame ga Kill! follows Tatsumi as he fights the Empire and comes face-to-face with powerful weapons, enemy assassins, challenges to his own morals and values, and ultimately, what it truly means to be an assassin with a cause.
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My feelings towards this show are a little bit mixed. On the one hand it has pretty good action and no reluctance to hold back on violence in any way at all! But on the other hand it’s fairly long, repetitive and has little else besides the action and minor character moments. Don’t let this detract too much though because it’s still pretty fun to watch!
People say that this show has way too much gore, and I run the risk of sounding really edgy when I say this but still, till this day I have not found an anime I thought was gory, and that can be hard to understand for people who think this counts as gore. Anime violence and blood has never creeped me out ever, and I’ve gone into many shows considered gory to try and make myself feel bad and squirm. All the violence in this show is implied, basically because nobody wants to animate gory scenes it’s all done off camera where everything is implied to have taken place. Yes a girl might get her head cut off but it’s not shown, and all we see after is blood, and blood on its own is not gory.
The show doesn’t play around with plot armour and really only the predictable characters have it, what that means is that people die. It makes sense but some of the time it felt unnecessary.
There are two troupes of people who are against each other and all the deaths simply feel like they were made so that both sides would be more or less equal, it’s not a great way of going about it.
I liked this one overall but that doesn’t mean it’s Immune from criticism and I’m sure most action fans would like this!
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Others from the same studio: White Fox