「鬼を斬る」 (Oni wo Kiru)
“Kill the Demon”
Just when I thought we would catch a break, Akame ga Kill surprises me with even more deaths. They didn’t kill off any main characters, but just watching some of the scenes made my heart skip because you just never know anymore. Up until this point we’ve never seen Lubbock in true action before so I’ll admit that I wasn’t expecting him to last very long against two Rakshasa Demons. Luckily, Lubbock proved me wrong and I’m actually glad because he’s just starting to grow on me (you know what that means…). His Imperials Arms was never on my list of favorites, but Lubbock got pretty creative with his strings and at a point in time, I even thought it was too overpowered. These strings give him the ability to create a barrier, create strong weapons and feign death! So in the end, the guy has held up very well on his own and I think he makes good judgment calls too. He knows when to fight and when to run away and I think retreating is a tactic that isn’t very common in this show so good for him. I even commend him for being dedicated to one lady while still keeping his eye open for other opportunities.. that’s what you call a real player.
None of the other confrontations this week were as exciting as Lubbock’s, but seeing Akame fight anyone is always a pleasure. She never seems to doubt her abilities or her Imperial Arms and it suits her well. It was so fulfilling to see Akame and team bring down the demons after they boosted about being the best even without Imperial Arms of their own. What were they thinking? Even Seryu tried to warn them and they foolishly thought that their body manipulations were enough. Of course, the Night Raid are also a tough opponent and the Rakshasa Demons underestimated them. I’m not sad to see them go, because that only means we’ll get to see the Jaegers fight the Night Raid next. Mine vs. Seryu!? I’m so d*mn to excited to see that next week! I’m not a vengeful person by nature but I would really like to see Seryu go… There is no way that Mine will not avenge Sheele.
This episode demonstrates just how corrupted the Path of Peace is. With the leader away, it looks like Bolic is in charge with piles of women just all over him… for whatever reason. I get squirm-ish watching scenes like this because they’re not to my taste, but I imagine that all these women are probably being drugged. Similar to the introductory episodes, I think Bolic is behaving just like the villains at the beginning of the series who were bad for the sake of being bad. Bolic isn’t given much rhyme or reason for his acts within the Path of Peace, other than being ordered to by the Prime Minister. If he lasts for more than several episodes, I’d be surprised. The true leader of the Path of Peace is also not too far away and he seems like a decent fellow. He even gave love advice to Mine and Tatsumi which is amusing because those two are always bickering about something. You would think that being together for so long would mean some added development between them, but it doesn’t seem that way at all. Actually, besides Tatsumi and Esdeath, there’s no other ship that’s sailed off. Tatsumi and Akame are at a standstill and Chelsea already passed away so really, there’s no romance in this series. Poo~
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: It’s like the snowball effect on #AkameGaKill. So many deaths; but it shows how strong the Night Raid are. Lubbock earns points in my books. That preview looks amazing! I can’t wait to see Mine vs. Seryu and then there’s Tatsumi on the side somewhere >_>