Akame ga Kill: Episode 20 — Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!

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For every new asshole that dies, another takes his or her place…only to die himself.

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This episode actually wasn’t that bad because the fight scenes have improved a little bit in terms of animation quality and whatnot. Nevertheless, it still wasn’t that good. Tatsumi’s fight scene (and capture) was done off-screen, Shura is too cartoonish to take seriously, and Lubbock’s death (spoilers) might come as a surprise to people who read the manga, but Akame ga Kill has done the “overdramatized death scene” formula so much that I just can’t be surprised that he died differently in this format.

I will defend White Fox here for a bit though, because I took a glance at some forums prior to writing this and noticed people screaming that their precious manga has been ruined forever. For all of Akame ga Kill’s faults, diverting from the original source should not be one of them. In fact, that’s what they should have done from the start. It’s too little too late at this point to save the show, but I have to admit I am looking forward to seeing how they end things.

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Plus, no pedo clowns. And thank god. Really wasn’t looking forward to seeing those.

5 responses to “Akame ga Kill: Episode 20 — Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!

  1. It’s not just pedo clown who got the axe, it was an entire faction of 1-dimensional lunatics who rape and murder/Thank goodness I won’t have to see chapters 45 and 46 again (the nadir of the series)

    http://i.imgur.com/hkjmYMe.jpg guess what happened to Bol’s family when they visit his grave?

    One thing I didn’t enjoy though was how dumb Shura turned out here since he could have just deactivated his Shambala before being dragged into his own portal.

  2. Yup, that’s all anime original. It’s an improvement, as much as it can be. Fans are flipping out about it, though a couple more rational fans actually think it’s better. Either way, we’re “deprived” of Wild Hunt’s antics, which is good. They were nothing more than a one note piece of crap.

  3. It might be a good thing that we don’t get to see Shura’s underlings, who are as bad as him. Fodders characters too, in the end. What matters are Tatsumi, Akame, Esdeath, and the Prime Minister. I think. I wonder how what kind of original ending will the anime have.