「三匹を斬る -後編-」 (Sanbiki wo Kiru -Kouhen-)
“Kill the Three -Part Two-“
Even though I know it’s coming, the events of this week’s episode still leaves me speechless. I don’t think it’s about what happens exactly, but it’s more about how it happens that keeps me glued to the screen. The show has built up all this anticipation that the entire episode keeps me wondering whether or not this is it. Does Liver have another trump card up his sleeve? Or does Bulat have another special ability he hasn’t unleashed? The action is just nonstop for the entire episode and it’s hard to say when the end is really the end. Although the Imperial Arms for both Liver and Nyau weren’t exactly game-changing, it’s still interesting to learn where they came from. I like hearing about the history behind the Imperial Arms and the mythical creatures that they were forged from.
Finally! Tatsumi gets an Imperial Arms to himself! Unfortunately, it came at the expense of Bulat’s life, but I’d like to think of it as his final gift for Tatsumi to carry out the duties of a Night Raid member. Bulat was not exactly the most original cast member, but definitely memorable and quirky in his own ways. He was straightforward and a true role model for Tatsumi. He really was like a brother to him and I think seeing him go is going to take a toll on Tatsumi’s attitude towards Esdeath’s gang. Although the shock factor wasn’t really present (compared to Sheele’s), seeing Bulat slowly suffer but still encourage Tatsumi to use his Imperial Arms was a bittersweet moment. Looking back, I wouldn’t have expected Tatsumi to inherit Incursio, but that’s why I love Akame ga Kill. I appreciate how even eight episodes in, there are still dimensions of this show that surprises me. Maybe not wow me but at least it’s not entirely obvious. Of course, I knew that after summoning Incursio would mean that this is Tatsumi’s Imperial Arms now. I wonder how the suit is going to impact his abilities now. Seems really OP, but then again, he is the main character.
For Esdeath’s best men, I was a little disappointed by their Imperial Arms and how short-lived they were. Even Seryu (that b*tch!) is still around and what good is she? I’m sure to some extent, everyone in Esdeath’s camp is considered psychotic so I don’t feel bad, but I would’ve liked to see such powerful character be used for a longer period of time. Nyau was kind of just there… and then he’s not. Some people might not even know why he’s so evil and what he does to his victims. As an FYI – it looks like Nyau collects their faces after tearing them off his victims. Next week, I think it’s finally about time that we see Esdeath a little more closely and who she picks to recruit into her inner circle. Kurome has been confirmed to be Akame’s sister as well – and she’s very much alive to my surprise! I’m not familiar with any of the other faces in the preview, but with all the massive killings, it’s about time they introduce new characters again. I think it’s hard for anyone to get attached to characters in this series if they’re going to keep massacring them all. It feels like between all the mass killings, there needs to be a cool-down period to introduce more characters… to get killed off later…
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: Nooooo…!!! Even though I saw it coming it’s still sad when someone goes =( #AkamegaKill #akame_anime