For every new asshole that dies, another takes his or her place…only to die himself.
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.
Plus, no pedo clowns. And thank god. Really wasn’t looking forward to seeing those.