「誘惑を斬る」 (Yuuwaku o Kiru)
“Kill the Temptation”
This episode was definitely more slow-paced than the previous ones, but to make up for it, it gives the audience what they want. An inside peak at what the Jaegers are capable of and what Esdeath is really like. Of course, a little bit of fanservice never hurt anyone so no complaints there. In fact, there was just so much of it that it’s impossible to condense into a limited number of caps so I apologize in advance for anyone who is only here for that purpose only. There was other stuff going on in the show…
First of all, the more that I see Esdeath, the more that I don’t dislike her (not to be mistaken for liking her). I know what her character is about and I understand that she has a twisted, cruel mind with torture and killing – but she has a principle and this is what she lives by. I can’t hate her for that because she’s not blinded by revenge or rage like Seryu is, and she actually acts thinks before she acts. Most of all, I think she still has a mind of her own and she’s not controlled by others so she does whatever she wants and as long as that’s aligned to what the Prime Minister wants… they’re on the same side. She doesn’t seem to understand that there are some things in life that you just can’t force; love being one of them, so it’s kind of amusing that she has to ask others for advice. Considering that there has never been a point that Esdeath can’t get what she wants, I think it’ll be a huge hit when she finds out that Tatsumi is her enemy. Of course, it depends on how deeply in love she is, but nothing seems to be able to break her when it comes to “survival of the fittest”. She might kill Tatsumi herself when it comes down to it.
I didn’t expect that Tatsumi would be able to escape, but look at him go! He even challenged Wave (unknowingly) and although he’s the downgraded Imperial Arms, he still has one-up on him with his invisibility. I wasn’t expecting them to fight so quickly given that (even Tatsumi pointed it out) they both resemble one another in terms of personality and “fit” amongst the group. I thought it would’ve been a pivotal point in the show when and if they did finally duel, and then… I would have no idea who would win. I’d hate for Wave to die; since he genuinely seems like a good guy, he’s just on the wrong team. Esdeath’s punishment towards him also seems too soft – I mean, the guys just lost the man of her dreams! Oh wells… the reunion between Akame and Tatsumi was a sweet moment at least. I thought Esdeath would capture him again, but seeing Akame come to his rescue was a nice touch and shows how valued he is on their team. I want to see more between Akame and Tatsumi (given that they’re both the MCs) but it’s hard to focus on the pair too much without derailing from the purpose of the story.
Next week brings back a lot of action that we’ve missed in Akame ga Kill the past two episodes. The Night Raid hideout has been found and Dr. Stylish (who seems incredibly creepy) leads the forefront on the assaults. I can’t imagine who we’re going to lose next, but hopefully the Night Raid members will come out intact. It doesn’t look like any of the other Jaegers will be involved in the fight, but I’m judging this solely from the preview and who knows! Maybe Seryu will come back and ruin everyone’s mood… God, I hate that girl.
Bottom Line – @ RCCherrie: This episode of #Akame_anime? Lots of Esdeath and her uh.. lady parts. Everything else is irrelevant -___-‘