「戦闘狂を斬る」 (Sentoukyou wo Kiru)
“Kill the Battle Fanatic”
For an episode with not a lot of fighting, I was still intrigued by some of the new characters Esdeath brought in. None of the new Jaegers were truly outstanding, but they were given more personality than The Three that just passed.
What I liked about this episode was how they showed a contrast between Esdeath and Najenda. They both have their own individual teams and what motivates them to do what they do. While Najenda manages the Night Raid, Esdeath has her Jaegers now and I’d like to see how the two compare in terms of strength as well as strategies on the battlefield. Even with the brief shots of history, it’s clear that Esdeath and Najenda don’t see eye to eye. I never thought that Najenda’s history would be so closely tied to Esdeath’s, but that reveals how much Najenda knows about the capital and their intentions. Similar to Akame and Bulat, it seems that people that work for the Prime Minister and see the truth, want to change to overthrow him and make the capital a better place. That might be too unrealistic for Akame ga Kill but one can dream. Esdeath on the other hand is a mixed bag to me. I can’t really tell what she’s thinking, what she wants and what drives her… except love that is. That’s a new one.
I didn’t call it, but I’m not surprised that Esdeath fell for Tatsumi. I mean, he is strong, independent, great smile and he has that out-of-town charm that all the woman fall for these days! Talk about an interesting turn of events. Not only is there a rivalry between the Night Raid and the Jaegers, but Esdeath is on the prowl to find her true love. I’m not sure if she’s looking for a love interest or just someone to satisfy her fetishes, but hey! whatever floats her boat and I like how the plot isn’t predictable in that sense. At this point, it’s hard to see how Tatsumi is going to escape because the Night Raid probably won’t rescue him right away. I’d like to see how he gets along with the Jaegers if at all… And who knows, maybe he’ll pick up Sheele’s Imperial Arm too.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: I’m liking the contrast between Esdeath and Najenda and the rivalry between their two teams. Jaegers is an awesome name. Can’t believe Esdeath fell for Tatsumi… but that smile probably got her >_> And you know… his manliness or something. #AkamegaKill