After this, they had lots of sex.
This week on Akame ga Kill!, Tatsumi and Esdeath go on their honeymoon.
Sociopathy starts young.
Esdeath fans rejoice, because we have yet another episode focused on her. This time, we actually get to see some of her back story. And it’s pretty much as expected. We already knew that Esdeath lives by the mantra of survival of the fittest. So it makes sense that this was drilled into her at a young age by her father. I did find it amusing when he noted that his daughter was missing something despite being the perfect killer, and then proceeded to brush it off as unimportant. Obviously he was thinking of something along the lines of compassion. And judging by his quick dismissal of the issue, I’d say he suffers from the same fault. I think I need not point to his nonchalant recollection of his own wife’s death as a sign that Esdeath’s heartlessness runs in the family. Everything is for the sake of hunting the weak. And those fighting by your side are just tools. I can’t speak for where Esdeath got her obsessive fixation on the things she likes though.
No chalice of malice is a match for Esdeath.
Perhaps the one thing we saw that we didn’t already know or might not have been able to surmise is the nature of Esdeath’s relic, as well as how she came to obtain it. As we know, Esdeath is able to create a seemingly limitless amount of ice from nothing. Which is even more impressive when you consider the level of control she also retains over the masses of ice. Turns out, this power comes from drinking the blood of a danger beast. The show makes a scene about how the destructive urges of the danger beast’s blood drove many others insane while Esdeath was able to beat it into submission with her own greater murderous impulses. That’s great, I guess. But I feel like it’s beating the dead horse by repeatedly stressing how psychopathic she is. Yes, we get it. Esdeath is one barely contained can of death and destruction eagerly waiting to burst open upon those unfortunate enough to cross her path. And we get that it’s cute how she gets all dere when it comes to Tatsumi. Folks love that gap-moe shit as usual. But I am willing to forgive the repetition this time around because I understand it was meant to crush Tatsumi’s continuing naïve hopes of converting her to the “good” side.
So yeah, I finally get to write a short post for Akame ga Kill!. Really, not too much at all happened this episode beyond Esdeath fanservice. We are introduced to the Prime Minister’s son, who looks to be yet another caricature of the hopelessly villainous wrongdoer. And I admit, his teleportation relic sounds like it could be very powerful if used the right way. But being that he is so far portrayed as yet another hilariously evil bad guy, I’m not particularly impressed. Come back again when you’re not so busy beating whores who don’t worship your equally cartoonish pappy.
A new challenger appears!