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REVIEW: Akame ga KILL! GN 1




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gedata



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:06 pm Reply with quote
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What's particularly well done and interesting about this volume is the fact that everything is painted in shades of gray.

What? With how broadly painted both sides end up being (Empire=EVIL, Night Raid=GOOD) I don't see how much of an argument for moral grayness can be made. There isn't really much indication that what Night Raid does might not end up being good for everyone. Sure they're methods are rather blunt and messy, but the author never made any attempt to characterize most of the baddies as folks who deserve mercy any mercy at all. The series just kinda pays lip service to moral grayness and does little nothing to follow through with it.


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_Cyphon_



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:07 pm Reply with quote
Eh, basically to sum up Akame ga Kill, good, but could have been done much better. Would've helped if they had more of a budget too.
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Utsuro no Hako



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:29 pm Reply with quote
_Cyphon_ wrote:
Eh, basically to sum up Akame ga Kill, good, but could have been done much better. Would've helped if they had more of a budget too.


Budget was a problem for the anime, but the anime also completely jettisoned the plot of the manga towards the end, so it's not at all comparable to the manga.
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doctordoom85



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:55 pm Reply with quote
I agree that the first volume felt like it could do with a little more explanation on how this world works, and I felt the art could be a bit better. Still, pretty good stuff, I'll definitely pick up the second volume.
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gedata



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:30 pm Reply with quote
Utsuro no Hako wrote:
_Cyphon_ wrote:
Eh, basically to sum up Akame ga Kill, good, but could have been done much better. Would've helped if they had more of a budget too.


Budget was a problem for the anime, but the anime also completely jettisoned the plot of the manga towards the end, so it's not at all comparable to the manga.

It didn't really jettison it completely. Sure details were cut/altered to fit the length, but the manga's final storyline seems to heading down a similar path.
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_Cyphon_



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:09 pm Reply with quote
Was this a review on the manga or anime or just the series overall?
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infamoustakai



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:37 pm Reply with quote
_Cyphon_ wrote:
Was this a review on the manga or anime or just the series overall?


The first volume of the manga.
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_Cyphon_



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:56 pm Reply with quote
infamoustakai wrote:
_Cyphon_ wrote:
Was this a review on the manga or anime or just the series overall?


The first volume of the manga.

Ah, ok. I thought this was a review on the anime. I have heard that the manga is much better than the anime.
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Kaon



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:18 pm Reply with quote
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It didn't really jettison it completely. Sure details were cut/altered to fit the length, but the manga's final story line seems to heading down a similar path.


The manga is moving towards a similar ending but the implications leading towards the conclusions are vastly different. Plot points about unknown locations, characters that didn't even exist in the anime, characters that are still alive, other imperial arms users.

The story is in its final arc, but there is so much to wrap up...

The journey is king.
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Lelouch Vi



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:00 pm Reply with quote
Akame ga Kill is love. it is life. Esdeath is my favorite female in fiction right now
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