(Edit: I modified the format/spacing of this post a bit because it was coming off as too cluttered. If you have any strong opinions on said format change, say so in the comments section)
Apologies to the readers who care about what I have to say regarding Akame ga Kill and the quality of my more recent posts on the subject as of late. This show is kind of difficult to talk about with my usual writing methods for the same reason that I had to give up on SAO II and why I never bothered with Mahouka: it refuses to make anything interesting happen and its badness is so rote at this point that I can’t come up with anything new to say about it.
– I mean we already know that this anime is just a standard shonen anime that just happens to include a combination of the worse aspects of Kanon, Deadman Wonderland, Now and Then Here and There, and…hell, why stop there? It includes the worse aspects of loads more anime than I’m willing to list.
Bottom-line, once you’ve said that, it’s hard to really summon enthusiasm when the show repeats the same mistakes over and over. Yes, the action is shit. Yes, the characters talk way too much because it thinks the audience consists of brain-dead retards who can’t see what’s going on. You already told me how the gun worked in Episode 3, Akame ga Kill. Why the fuck did I need to have that reiterated to me?
– I thought the giant flying manta was something new for a second, but then I remembered the dragon in the premiere and instantly realized that if I made comments on that, it’d make me a huge nitpicker (which I am not, despite people saying otherwise).
– These bad guys are dressed in weird bondage gear and one of them even has rabbit ears. I’m insulted that they think that people over the age of thirteen would find that funny, but eh.
And also just like previous episodes, nothing important actually happens this week. This episode’s sole purpose was just to kill off that doctor that I don’t give two shits about because he was just another throw-away villain whilst introducing new Night Raid members that I’m also not going to give a shit about because it’s obvious they’re going to die without being fleshed out well enough.
– Yes, Night Raid are going to have to find a new hideout, but the show hasn’t exactly made a big deal out of their old one beforehand, let alone here. It ain’t exactly Wayne Manor.
– Oh and I guess they got Sheele’s weapon back. But who the fuck cares about either a pair of scissors that don’t even grow to gigantic proportions or a character that only got half an episode of development at best?
– By the way, the doctor turning into some beast that eats his minions in order to get stronger? What was the point of having that in the show? It’s not funny. It’s not imaginative. And he dies like a chump due to the power of teamwork. Yawn.
Why am I watching a show that wastes so much time on pointless shit done in the most predictable manner possible? Well okay, I know why. But why do people praise this shit? Is the bar in terms of action in anime so goddamn low that they praise anything with people getting cut up?
– It’s not even doing the new things well because it doesn’t add any creativity or flavor to ’em. I could rent a standard Tokyo Shock film like Machine Girl and find more creative violence in it. Plus, if the violence isn’t pushing anything forward, then who cares if it looks good? I mean I love the fight scenes in The Protector, but that black guy who just kicked things could have been edited out with no trouble.
All in all, this episode was just a waste of time. No plot. No humor. No good action. No development of anybody important. No enjoyment.