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2 years ago1,000+ Views
Mangas to Read: Akame Ga Kill
So, I started reading Akame Ga Kill this past week. I picked it up because of @madeinthearcade and @ashleykpop. Both of these awesome Vinglers wrote that their favorite ladies in anime come from the same anime - this one.

Important note- I haven't seen the anime. This is all based on the 61 chapters of the manga that are out right now.

I'd actually never heard of it until that point, so I felt pretty out of the loop. I decided that if two different people can feel so strongly about two different characters from the same manga/anime, then it had to be worth checking out.
So I did!
The first thing I noticed (and liked) about this manga is the art style. It's clean, it's neat, and it's really visceral. One thing to know if you're considering reading this manga is that it doesn't shy away from violence or gore. It's nothing over-the-top, but there is blood, and a few characters get limbs cut off.
It's a hectic, fast-paced manga, with a lot happening over many panels. However, the cleanliness of the art means it's easy to follow the action- it doesn't get washed out in visual noise.
The second thing I liked was the characters- each one is dynamic, with individual personality that screams off the page. Everything gets going really quickly, so characterization comes along quickly and the reader needs to keep running alongside the story to get a sense for the individual characters.
What's keeping me coming back, and will continue to do so, however, is the fact that there is a real sense of tension in the manga. In other works, you can assume that main or major characters are safe, because of their relevance to the narrative. Not the case here. It seems like no one is safe, which is refreshing in shonen manga.
I totally recommend reading this one, if you aren't already.
3 comments
I watched the anime but havent read the manga. Wish I could say I will read it but my concentration level is not high enough to read manga again anymore. Kinda sad about that but great post tho!
2 years agoΒ·Reply
i never read the manga hut the anime is awesome. you're probably gonna get really mad as to what's going to happen. Granted I'm not sure how exact the Manga and the anime are, but hoping it's not far off, you're going to have a love/relationship with it. I'm glad you're giving it a try though! Let me know how it goes!!:)
2 years agoΒ·Reply
@rosepark that's sad to hear, but still, the anime is probably just as good, if it is faithful. @ashleykpop yeah I don't know how exact the anime is to the manga, but I'm caught up with the manga and some really messed up stuff goes down. I dig it though
2 years agoΒ·Reply
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