You know on the path we’ve been traveling up until now ….. Saying a thing like that would just get you laughed at. Although ….. I slaughtered anyone and everyone who had the nerve to laugh at me ….!! But from here on out… we’re gonna be sailing the sea where anyone without the nerve to say something like that is as good as dead….!!.
“There is no way to train your heart to be invulnerable.” – Lubbock
“I had a friend who was very kind to me. No matter what happened or how badly I messed up, she never once made fun of me. The time I spent with her was the only ray of happiness in my entire life.” – Sheele
“No matter how many good deeds you perform, your past sins cannot be erased.” – Sheele
“As the living it is our responsibility to carry out the wishes of the ones who are gone.” – Akame
“No one would help me. And that’s when I understood… That only I could help myself.” – Mine
“Everyone has their own reasons to fight! Sometimes, you have to settle it yourself or there’s no way forward!” – Tatsumi
“The reason doesn’t matter. As long as a tiny bit of hope exists, that’s all that matters.” – Tatsumi
“If we quit now, then all the dead would have died for nothing.” – Leone
Hello my dear manga readers, I feel sadness in my heart when I think back on this manga and anime.
I will be honest and admit that I did watch the anime of Akame Ga Kill before I read the manga, but I like them both for different reasons.
Akame Ga Kill is not a long manga at all, only 78 chapters long. That might seem long to some, but when I’m used to reading One Piece and Naruto that is in the hundreds, 78 is relatively short.
If you’ve read Akame Ga Kill, or have any suggestions for a manga I should read, let me know in the comments or send me a message on social media. Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Facebook
Title: Akame Ga Kill Author: Takahiro Rating: ★★★★☆
The story focuses on Tatsumi, a young villager who travels to the Capital to raise money for his home only to discover strong corruption in the area. The assassin group known as Night Raid recruits the young man to help them in their fight against the corrupt Empire.
World-building is Key
I’m a sucker for a well-developed world that you can immerse yourself in. A lot of my favourite series are ones that build an entire world around the reading experience.
Akame Ga Kill does not do a lot of world-building, but it creates a wonderful world around it. We get an understanding of the way the world works in a narrow lens of it all. There is almost no mention of what goes on outside of our characters’ lives yet we know how the world works and the atrocities in it.
Our main focus is on a group of assassins trying to make this world a better place by killing the corrupt men and women of the capital.
We get a bit of history and lore as we discover new characters and new areas, but its shallow and only enough for the next little arc to make sense.
And that’s all we need. The story isn’t world focused, its character focused, and they drive the plot forward with their actions.
Characters Make the Story
When a story is driven forward by its characters, there is a lot more emotional investment in what happens next. If we don’t fall in love with the characters, then we don’t get the emotional attachment to their actions and any potential conflicts they might need to face.
Akame Ga Kill does a brilliant job of making me fall in love with a group of characters, each so unique and lovable in their own way.
It doesn’t take long for you to love each of the main characters, and people all have a different favourite. No matter who their favourite is, it doesn’t take you long to feel like one of the team.
I wouldn’t say I have one favourite character, because it is often their interactions with others that make me like them so much. If I had to choose, I think I would pick Akame. There is a lot more to her than we get to see outright in the story. If we don’t pick up on subtle cues here and there, her character is a lot different.
Hits you in the Feels
I never thought I would be so emotionally involved in such a short time. You read the first few chapters, and before you know it, you’re already 10-15 chapters in and the story is really rolling. We get connected to these recent strangers with a brilliant plot of assassinating threats to a free world.
Since we mainly follow a new recruit named Tatsumi, we get to interact with each member of the team as they teach Tatsumi something new.
When each character has their important moments, you feel like you’re connected with them on a deeper level since you just went on a mission with them.
Though I didn’t cry at any point, I think a lot of readers will. My emotions were all over the place when I was reading this, so prepare yourself of you’re prone to tears.
If you enjoy action-based manga, Akame Ga Kill is a must read for you. It’s short, has some of the best manga fight scenes I have seen, and is character driven, giving the reader a real emotional connection as the story progresses.
Honestly the only reason that it didn’t get a 5 out of 5 star rating was because it did feel a bit repetitive at times, and the writer had a hard time coming up with ways to advance the plot forward smoothly.
What did you think of Akame Ga Kill, and who was your favourite character? Let’s chat about it in the comments or on social media. Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Facebook
Hello my dear anime lovers, today’s post has you in mind. My love for anime comes and goes in its strength, but at the end of the day, anime will always be a medium I love to enjoy.
There’s so much to pick from, and there are hundreds of stories to tell, I don’t think I could ever get bored.
Some anime I have been watching for years, some I just discovered recently. I’m not sure if you’re an anime fan, but I could go on for hours on the beauty of it.
This list will have some anime that are brand new, some that have been going on for a while and a new season is coming out, and some will have been coming out for a few decades already, and a few that have been out for a while, but I just haven’t found the time to watch yet
A series that have been going on for almost as ling as I have been alive. With the current arc that is being adapted into the anime medium, I am excited to see things come into action.
Fight scenes, beautiful country landscapes, and samurai. I’m excited to catch up on the Wane arc.
Haikyuu!! Riku vs. Kuu
I rushed through Haikyuu!! in just a few weeks, so I know I will enjoy this spin-off show. It won’t be long, but I love the characters involved.
This was the first sports anime I watched, and being a volleyball player, I know the reality behind the whole show.
Made in Abyss
I recently found this one because of an anime Youtube channel I follow, and I was disappointed to find out I caught up so quickly.
There’s a new movie that supposedly continues the story came out in January, and I heard rumors of a new season too, so I will be watching it the instant it comes out.
So I recently read the entirety of the Pygmalion manga, which is about mascots coming to life and killing hundreds of people. Gleipnir follows a similar presence, and from what I have seen, it looks like something I will enjoy.
I’ve begun to appreciate horror recently, so I’m excited to get through the first season of Gleipnir.
The Promised Neverland
Honestly I have stopped myself from looking up this show. I’ve heard very minimal spoilers, but a lot of praise for The Promised Neverland, so I added it to the list on blind trust.
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma
I read a bit of the manga, but I quickly couldn’t keep up in the midst of reading other manga. I really enjoyed the story’s premise, and thought hey, let’s watch the anime!
It looks really good, and I think this is an anime that will look better on video than it does on the page!
Anime and vikings. Is there anything else to enjoy? Two worlds thrown together that make a perfect match. Another show I don’t know a lot of, and has been going on for a while that I just haven’t found the time for yet.
Attack on Titan Season 4
DAMN AM I EXCITED FOR SEASON 4 OF ATTACK ON TITAN. This show got better and better with each season, and with the final season coming out in October, I can’t wait!
It’s not just action packed, but full of mystery and deception. I know this show might be over-hyped to some people, but I really enjoy watching it.
Tower of God
I found this little-known manwa many years ago, and thought it was my own precious gem. I always wanted it to be adapted to an anime, and now that it is here, I can’t tell you how excited I am!
Just a few more weeks, and Bam will be climbing the tower on a screen near you.
Hello my tireless readers and anime watchers, welcome to yet another Top 10 Tuesday. This week I came up with my own topic, and I thought I would share my top 10 anime…which will be ranked in proper order.
Make sure to share your favourite anime, because my list of ones I want to watch isn’t long enough yet.
10. Future Diary
One I discovered recently, but I really enjoy the strategy behind it all. Has a few slower moments, but overall its very interesting.
9. Dragon Ball Series
A classic series of all anime lovers. I have been watching the series since I was a kid and I love how simple it is. Just gotta get stronger and stronger.
8. Fairy Tail
Though I have a lot of issues with this one, I love it at the same time. I love how connected I feel to all the main characters.
7. Tengen Toppa Gurren Laggan
A short action anime with mechs the size of planets. It was one of my first anime and I love rewatching it every now and then.
6. Attack on Titan
Since the release of the newer seasons, I have been so engrossed in the story. Season 4 can’t come soon enough.
5. Naruto Series (Minus Boruto)
One of the first anime I watched, and one I followed right until the end. Though Naruto has some issues, I love him as a character and will watch some fight scenes over again.
4. My Hero Academia
A controversial choice for many, but I love the depth it goes to to give depth to each character.
3. One Piece
If you need to wonder why this anime is good, then we need to have a talk. One Piece has been the anime I have watched over and over, and the sheer scale of it is amazing.
A newer anime on my watched list, I’m surprised it took me this long to watch a volleyball anime when I am a volleyball player. The accuracy to some of the player’s internal dialogues is what has kept me interested, but it keeps getting better.
1. Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Need I say more? It’s got everything you could want in an anime; action, suspense, romance, humor, mystery. I mean what else could you ask for?
Hello anime lovers, I really hope you’ve seen this movie, because I am going to have a good review for you today.
I’m not going to lie, I looked for months to try to find this movie online so I could watch it as soon as possible.
The trailers looked amazing, and I LOVE One Piece… so I wanted to be ahead of the game and watch it.
Japan kept the movie on lockdown, so I wasn’t able to see it until it came to a theatre in my town.
To put it simply…it was worth the wait!
There really wasn’t a chance to rest during the movie. There was always something happening, but in a good way.
We were thrown into the drama pretty quick, and from then on the movie was more or less one giant fight scene.
Douglas Bullet is the bad guy in this movie, and he is so powerful that only Roger was able to defeat him in the past.
He actually proves to be quite the threat in this movie, and is able to take on most of the Supernovas all at once.
I wasn’t worried per se, but I definitely knew this wouldn’t win for the good guys.
I’m just glad that this wasn’t a win that Luffy got all on his own, because that would have been too unbelievable. He finally needed others help, and it didn’t seem too out of place.
I don’t know if I liked that we got to see EVERY important character in One Piece.
It was cool seeing Sabo and Hancock and Smoker, and its a nice addition to the main story, but I think the film was just a bit too busy.
Story wise it all made sense, which is good, but I think I would have liked to have just followed either the Supernovas, or The Strawhats, the Marines, and maybe Law.
Overall, the movie was my favourite One Piece movie so far. It’s fun, fast-paced, and fantastic. I was honestly never bored…and the “plot twist” at the end was really cool to see, especially how it affected our main characters.