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Akame ga Kill

Akame ga Kill
Original title: アカメが斬る
Demographics: Seinen
Chapters at MH: 20
Releases at MH: 0
Publishing Status: Ongoing
Writer(s): Takahiro
Artist(s): TASHIRO Tetsuya
Serialized in: GanGan Joker
Published by: Square Enix
Year: 2010
Official Site: http://tinyurl.com/23le7u9
Popularity: 18 favorites
Translators: 2 (Click here to view)
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Score 4.5 of 5.0 - 11 votes

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帝都の悪を斬る非情の殺し屋集団ナイトレイド。 その一員である黒髪赤目の少女アカメ。彼らと出会った少年タツミは、ナイトレイドの一員として、帝都の悪に立ち向かうことを決意する……。 「つよきす」「真剣で私に恋しなさい!」などの大ヒットゲームクリエイター・タカヒロによるダークアクションファンタジー!!

Naive country boy Tatsumi has come to the imperial capital with the goal of achieving success in the army. Very quickly, he learns that the city is full of malicious liars and the imperial government is run by corrupt officials. However, soon he will become involved with an illegal killing squad that stands against all the evil of the imperial city, called Night Raid... [tethysdust]

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Action, Fantasy

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Review by soranokira
This series is really good and very much worth reading, however it is necessary to be able to take a little bit of sadness/tragedy, as likeable important characters do die in this series, much like in Hoshi no Samidare and Sengoku Youko (which are just as awesome in my opinion, though this has "better" art.)

The action scenes aren't bad, with a good setting and decent plot, and the long chapters actually allow each chapter to develop well and there are generally few cliffhangers. Each arc may well carry unexpected twists, and character development is pretty good as well. The characters are also generally diverse, unique (in the story) and interesting, and I think for the most part, you can tell the characters apart as well (except for one part where I almost mixed up 2 girls >_>)

There are a number of girls which may almost cause this to be a harem, but the romantic side of things is largely a subplot (still fun to think about/support your favorite girl) but yet is also there to help push the story on. Although the chapters seem to be getting shorter after 20+ chapters, the series itself is still very interesting and likeable, and leaves you wishing for more with every chapter after the first few.

In other words, I rate this 5/5. Permalink " "

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