Akame #15 — Maps and Posing

October 12th, 2014


I really hope all this cheapness means the fight next week will be passable.

Yet know it doesn’t.


On one hand, it wasn’t a second episode of T&A padding that I expected. On the other, it was still a whole goddamned lot of padding. The episode would be about eight minutes shorter if you just removed everything related to pointing at maps. Another minute or two if you cut out all the posing, and of course, a few more minutes for all the pans up and down the T&A. That leaves… Chelsea assassinating some random guy and… setup for a fight next week. Because when there’s only two minutes left in the episode, your overtures that stuff’s totally about to happen any second now as soon as this monologue and posing is over is unconvincing and then some.

And of course, the conflict here is still nothing more than “We’re on different sides.” Everything in this show would be so much improved if there was an actual reason people were doing anything besides principles. And certainly when both sides’ principles are ridiculous and oblivious to their own hypocrisy. I’m also pretty sure that the standard for laying a trap in an enclosed valley generally involves dropping rocks or pincer attacks, not setting up a scarecrow that is in fact your trap and then walking up and politely giving them time to do whatever they feel like. But hey, we wouldn’t want to fight dirty… but only against people who can actually fight back, right? That’d be rude.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • wtfwtf says:

    Akame-chan’s had a definite boob upgrade in the new OP.

    Like it much better than the original though. The OP, not the tits. Though I don’t mind them either.

  • dororoninpo18 says:

    Hope you guys liked Chelsea. After like 2 more eps, she’ll have moved on with night raid.

    • algorithm says:

      I don’t understand why anyone would care about Chelsea. Or pretty much any character in this show.