Akame ga Kill! – 14

After this, they had lots of sex.

This week on Akame ga Kill!, Tatsumi and Esdeath go on their honeymoon.



That’s Life

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.

The Dominator

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!


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14 Responses to “Akame ga Kill! – 14”

  1. zztop says:

    Takahiro, Akame’s creator, said he wanted to make Esdeath evil yet likeable at the same time.

    Hence her psycho yet sweet personality.

    • BlackBriar says:

      I’d say it was a job well done. There’s no way to shake any mixed feelings regarding her.

  2. zztop says:

    After this, they had lots of sex.

    In another universe, it was so mindblowing that Tatsumi accidentally ended up breaking Esdeath, making her submissive to HIM instead. And thus one more threat of the Empire was ended.

  3. AllenAndArth says:

    I ship Tatsumi and Esdeath

  4. HannoX says:

    I liked seeing Esdeath’s back story even if we already knew she was a psycho and that she would have been born that way, not made. But the best thing about this episode was Tatsumi realizing that she is what she is and that she CAN’T be converted to the good side. Another step on his road to maturity–some people just have to be killed, there’s no other way to deal with them.

    • Sumairii says:

      But the best thing about this episode was Tatsumi realizing that she is what she is and that she CAN’T be converted to the good side.

      Yup. I like to think this was pretty much the whole point of the episode.

  5. JPNIgor says:

    I love Esdeath. But I really did not want Tatsumi to fight her…

    Because that would mean someone’s death for sure.

    And because they won’t marry after a fight.

    • BlackBriar says:

      Both won’t hold back on the battlefield so someone will have to die. Pity there couldn’t be another option but Esdeath is too hardwired to her upbringings. The empire nurturing that only made it worse.

  6. BlackBriar says:

    Tame compared to the previous episodes. That’s alright because everything can’t be action packed all the time and we finally got Esdeath’s backstory. Apart from her epically being a one-woman fanservice parade, it was relaxing watching her conversation with Tatsumi. A shame they’ll have no choice but to fight now that he confirms she’s beyond reasoning. Personally, I find she’s a good match for him besides Akame.

    • HannoX says:

      A Tatsumi x Esdeath ship? Are you kidding? Hannibal Lector would find her too crazy! Although she would be an appropriate guest for him to invite over for dinner.

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