「マッドサイエンティストを斬る」 (Maddo Saientiisuto wo kiru)
“Kill the Mad Scientist”
It’s always fun to watch these action-packed episodes, but I’ll admit that it’s hard to blog because all I want to say is “Oh my god!” and “That was crazy!”. This episode was indeed full of all that fun stuff and it was unpredictable to a certain extent which always holds my attention. Even though I know that it’s inevitable that people will die, I’m always still hoping that they have something else up their sleeves. After Seryu’s fight with Sheele, everything seems to be a possibility and you honestly can’t rule out “weapons for arms” anymore. Apparently Dr. Stylish was both evil and imaginative! Why rot in jail when you can become a test subject right?
Dr. Stylish ends up being quite a formidable enemy and up until the moment that Najenda reappeared, I was expecting that a member of the Night Raid might possibly die tonight. That doesn’t end up being the case, but that doesn’t mean that Dr. Stylish didn’t go out with a bang. He was the mastermind behind all the mutant-like humans and gave Seryu all that weaponry attached to her body. I was surprised that he didn’t last a bit longer, but he was smart enough to track down the Night Raid’s hideout singlehandedly. A genius if you will, but still not smart enough if he assumed that he could take down the entire gang by himself. As such, he wasn’t much of a developed character in my mind but he lives up to the stereotypical crazy scientist role that you would assume he played. All his henchmen were also just puppets that were there… and then they weren’t. I think the only one that actually left an impression was Kaku (Fujinuma Kento) because he was in possession of Sheele’s Imperial Arms. Although the moment was short, I appreciated seeing Mine’s vulnerability and power as she – literally – blew away Kaku. I never cared much for her (even in episode 3), but after seeing what she’s been though, I can really sympathize with her character. She’s quickly rising to the top of my “Please Don’t Kill Her Off” list.
Now the best part of the episode was seeing some new Night Raid members kick some a**. I mentioned before that with all the deaths lately, there needs to be some cool-down period to actually introduce some new people (to eventually kill off). That appears to be the focus of next week, but that doesn’t mean that Susanoo (Asanuma Shintarou) didn’t get an awesome introduction this week. Wow, I was probably just as awestruck as everyone else as he showed up in fashionable timing and eliminated everything in his path. I was especially surprised to hear that he’s an Imperial Arms on his own (similar to Coro) and hence his regenerative abilities. So who is his owner? Possibly Najenda herself because (now that I mention it) I haven’t seen her in combat ever. The other newcomer is named Chelsea (Nazuka Kaori) and we’ll get to see more of her later on. She resembles Seryu to me, but that might just be her hair color. Is this what Najenda does on her “away” trips? It looks like she goes to scout new members for the Night Raid which couldn’t have come at a better time. That, and tame giant wild beasts because that’d be a useful skill to have.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: Another great action-packed episode for #AkamegaKill. Excited to see what these two new members will bring to the table. #akame_anime
Author’s Note: There comes a time every once in a while that… I break down and cry because I am stressed beyond belief and hysterical from the lack of sleep. Thus, I am going on vacation next week (for the first time in years!) and just as a forewarning, my post for Akame ga Kill (and Sailor Moon Crystal) may be delayed or even postponed an entire week. I will be substituting for Stilts’ Tokyo ESP post this week, as well as tying together the final touches to other important seasonal posts. Please understand that while I love my job and RC, sometimes… I just need some time away from the Interwebs and all its glory. You guys are the best! Keep the spoilers to
a minimum yourselves and I will respond when I can ^^’’.