「夢物語を斬る」 (Yumemonogatari wo Kiru)
“Kill the Dream”
The plot thickens… with the first episode that diverts from the Night Raid’s weekly hunts. Instead, the massacre is in the North and headed by Esdeath (Akesaka Satomi). Once I saw her, I instantly knew that this is whom everyone’s been waiting for. There’s just something about strong female characters that I find so captivating, and the way that Esdeath is portrayed so far makes me so intrigued by who she is. I hope she makes a short appearance in each episode as she makes her way to the capital because I want to know more about her! In addition, it wasn’t very clear (and I even had to re-watch the scene several times) but Esdeath holds what people believe to be the strongest Imperial Arms out there so that’s something else to watch out for. Obviously people couldn’t stand a chance against her if she’s just going to freeze them to death… but I’d like to see her Imperial Arm do more than that.
There’s also the introduction of Ubiquitous Seryu (Hanazawa Kana) this week – and I think she’s the first person I’ve seen with a last name so far in this anime. She also happens to have an Imperial Arms as well (everyone just has one these days!) and he’s this cute panda/dog pet-like animal whom she names Koro. One thing to keep in mind is that nothing is as it seems in Akame ga Kill and although Seryu has a strong sense of justice and wants to do the right thing, is she really doing the right thing by targeting the Night Raid? It’s hard to say because I know she has the right intentions, but she’s also been misled information this entire time. The man who she looked up to, wasn’t such a great person at all since he sold her out to the doctor that was trying to match individuals with Koro. I guess things worked in his favor though because she lived to tell the tale and she’s even looking to avenge Captain Ogre now. Things will pick up next episode if she actually finds out who he was and I think Tatsumi will be the one to tell her if they meet again. But!… on the other hand, it also looks like she won’t handle the news very well so perhaps she’ll add to the death count instead. Something to also note are the clear spoilers that the introduction actually purposes. If you’re curious, it’s a good indication of the antagonists for the Night Raid coming up. Some characters still haven’t been introduced though.
Sheele’s story this week was a little less dramatic that I imagined it to be. It was long compared to Mine’s background story, however unlike Mine, I felt like Sheele’s wasn’t as tragic. Sheele still had parents and a roof over her head, whereas it seems like Mine and Akame have been orphans their entire lives. Definitely puts Sheele further down on the sympathy list although it doesn’t mean that I don’t empathize with her situation. It’s funny how the conclusion to her being “off” was that she actually had skills to be an assassin. I guess everyone has to have skills somewhere… Speaking of skills, as predicted, Tatsumi tries on the Eye from Zanku but unfortunately, it rejects him. I didn’t think that it was likely he would end up with such a powerful Imperial Arm anyway, but it would’ve been nice to see him use it for more than five seconds. Not because I want to see ladies in their panties, but because Tatsumi needs some love too.
Author’s Note: Sorry for the late post! It’s been a busy weekend and… that’s it! Hope you guys understand! n_n