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|“||One slice, certain death.||„|
|“||It's because I loved her most that I wanted to kill her as swiftly as possible.||„|
|“||I'll send you to your grave!||„|
|“||It's because my heart decided that was correct. I walk the path that I believe in.||„|
Akame is one of the main characters in Akame Ga Kill! and also one of the main protagonists. She is a member of the Night Raid who works as a assassin of the organization.
Events of Akame Ga Kill!:Zero
When Akame was a child, her parents sold both her and her sister Kurome to the Empire, and they were forced to participate in a cruel exam, being put inside of a forest inhabited by many Danger Beasts, the only goal being to survive and escape the forest. Of 100 children participating in the exam, Akame and her sister are among the few who manage to survive, but are parted when Gozuki refuses to allow the siblings to join the same group, noting that it would be bad for them to depend on each other. As the stronger of the two sisters, Akame is accepted into Gozuki's new Assassin squad, and is trained in the arts of espionage and combat, becoming a highly effective killer.
The seven where given Shingu, weapons in which the Emperor 400 years ago created in order to surpass the Teigu but failed to surpass them. Akame was given Kiriichimonji, a Shingu where wounds inflicted by the katana cannot be healed. After a long unspecified period of time training, the seven were given their first mission. Akame was sent to kill Martha, a person in the nearby village who was a Revolutionary Army spy and also a close friend to Akame. This was done to test her resolve as Gozuki feared that she was far too kind for their purposes.
As the others finished their missions successfully, Akame led Martha to a graveyard with the intention of proving that Martha was innocent. Martha denies the claim and Akame tries to leave, proving to herself that the information that she was given was incorrect. However, Martha uses the moment when Akame turned her back to her to strike at her. Realizing the truth of the information she was given, Akame cuts her down and Martha dies by Akame's blade and this brings tears to Akame's eye.
The story skips ahead at this point, next showing Akame and Tsukushi disguising themselves among a traveling entertainer group. Soon the group are attacked by bandits and the pair help fight off their attackers, defeating all of them. Impressed by Akame and Tsukushi's skill in battle, the Entertainer's group attempt to recruit them both, revealing themselves as Rebels plotting against the Empire. Akame and Tsukushi signaled their comrades from the Imperial Assassin Squad to attack the group after this revelation, having confirmed that their targets are indeed rebels. Akame and her comrades eliminate the members of the entertainer's group, their mission deemed a success and they are both praised by their mentor and leader, Gozuki.
Before the events of Akame Ga Kill!
At some point, after many of her comrades' deaths, she became dissatisfied and resentful towards the government. It was not until she was sent to kill former General Najenda that Akame finally defected to the Rebels, after being swayed by her words. Her defection from the Empire sparked an intense rivalry between fellow assassin and sister Kurome, along with a mutual desire to be the one to end the other.
Akame Ga Kill!
Akame first appears with the rest of Night Raid to assassinate Aria & her family. She briefly battles Tatsumi who was under the impression that the family was innocent. The fight stops when Leone interferes. After he sees the truth, Aria is cut down and the mission is complete.
Akame is next seen eating parts of a evil bird species and offers some to Tatsumi. She retracts her offer when she is told Tatsumi is not yet part of Night Raid. Later, when Tatsumi states that Night Raid are assassins of justice, everyone bursts out laughing. She, however, remains silent. After Tatsumi accepts joining Night Raid, they are attacked by several members of the Empire employed tracking clan and Night Raid is sent to dispatch them. Akame is attacked by three men, whom she dispatches with great ease. She later helps deal the killing blow to an enemy that Tatsumi was fighting, telling him to promptly land the killing blow to his enemies.
Najenda tells Tatsumi to train under Akame, which at first seems to be a variety of chores including cooking and fishing. Eager to make Akame accept him, Tatsumi deals with Ogre of the imperial guard whilst Akame and Leone deal with the other target; Gamal. Upon his return, Akame strips Tatsumi of his clothes to check for wounds and expresses concern for Tatsumi's well being, revealing that she is not as coldhearted as she was thought to be. Her training is revealed to have helped Tatsumi in his mission.
When Zank the Beheader runs loose in the capital, Akame and Tatsumi are sent to kill him. Akame tells Tatsumi about Teigu and how everybody apart from Najenda has one. Tatsumi encounters Zank and their fight is interrupted by Akame who joins in the fight, making the battle between two teigu users.
Zank uses his spectator teigu to accurately predict Akame's moves despite the speed and intensity of her strikes. She attempts to clear her mind in order not to be read but it is useless as spectator picks up the small changes and predicts her moves. Zank uses spectator's third ability to show illusions of the target's loved ones to Akame. Zank claims that no one will be able to cut down their most beloved person however Akame sees Kurome and does not hesitate to cut her down. She remarks that the person she loves the most is the person whom she wishes to kill the most. After a brief fight with Zank again, she manages to destroy his weapon and cuts him down.
Akame does not play a major part of the story until after Sheele's death where she is shown to try to help Mine with eating her food. Later on, Tatsumi sees her get dumplings to use as an offering to the dead as it was Sheele's favorite food. Tatsumi remarks how she must be "used to it" however, Akame grabs him and shouts at him telling him that she will never be able to get use to the kind of pain of losing her friends. Akame agrees to Tatsumi's declaration to change the country without making her experience the pain of losing her friends once more.
When Tatsumi is taken by Esdeath, Akame is on the verge of ordering a rescue for him. The other members of Night Raid stop her but she declares that they will do anything they can for him. Soon after, Tatsumi escapes from Esdeath and the Jaegers and Akame finds him and stop a danger beast from killing Tatsumi in the nick of time.
They return to the Night Raid base where Tatsumi informs Night Raid of the strength and members of the Jaegers which include Kurome; Akame's sister. Unbeknownst to them, Dr. Stylish had followed Akame and Tatsumi and found himself at the Night Raid base preparing an attack with his artificially enhanced troops.
As the attack began, Night Raid was caught with their guard down. Akame saves Lubbock from several enhanced troops only to find herself challenged by the "knight" of Team Stylish; Toby. Akame, after fighting him discovers that he is a cyborg and therefore Muramasa's poison cannot work on him. She decides that she must slowly hack him to pieces.
After she kills Toby, she regroups with the rest of Night Raid. Unfortunately, Dr. Stylish uses his secret poison to paralyze the members of Night Raid. Only Tatsumi manages to move due to Incursio. As they are about to be attacked by the enhanced troops, they are saved by a timely attack by the newest member of Night Raid, Susanoo who came along with Najenda and another new member Chelsea. Seeing that his enhanced troops will fail to defeat Night Raid with the backup of the Human Teigu, Susanoo, Dr. Stylish undergoes a danger beast transformation. This turns him into a colossal danger beast, with the only hint of his previous self near the danger beast's chest.
The Night Raid members deem this point to be the weak point of the danger beast. Akame requests Tatsumi to carry her to the chest of the Dr. Stylish danger beast. They successfully evade all of his attacks with the help of Susanoo and the others, so that Akame can cut him down. Dr. Stylish is killed by the poison from Akame's Teigu.
Akame and the others are forced to flee from their base for fear of being found out. They temporarily take residence in a unexplored region of the Empire where they train by subjugating danger beasts. They relocate to a new base which is similar to the old one. They receive word that a new type of danger beast has been terrorizing the citizens of the Empire. Night Raid accepts this request and set off to destroy them.
Najenda informs the group of the revolutionary army's plan to use multiple uprisings to send the Empire into chaos. One of these uprisings is to come from the followers of the path of peace. However it is under threat from a Empire spy named Bolick. It is Night Raid's task to assassinate Bolick and ensure that the plans of the revolutionary army are kept intact. Night Raid sends false messages that Akame and Mine have left for one Kyoroch and the conflicting reports that Najenda is headed south. Night Raid successfully manages to split the Jaegers into two groups.
She is later seen in her bikini with the other members of Night Raid to provide bait for their trap. Mine assures her that if they do end up fighting Kurome that she will watch Akame's back.
Powers and Abilities
- Teigu: Murasame
- Weapon: Sword
- Skills: Extreme speed, strategical battle plans, super agility.
Akame is often regarded as one of the strongest members of the Raid night and also the most feared throughout the Empire, being able to kill even the strongest of enemies without the least minimum effort. The infernal murder her training allows her ability to fight on equal footing with those as powerful as the general classification levels within the military Empire.
She carries the Teigu, a cut Killer: Murasame, a katana known to be coated in a deadly poison that can kill those immensely cut through it in a matter of seconds, as the venom has no antidote, the poison is pure black magic, Murasame is also known as the demonic sword. Once, she was equipped with Shingu, Kiku-Ichimonji. She shows very familiar with her gun, have excellent skills in fencing, and have killed Tatsumi, if it was not for Leone, Tatsumi was already dead a long time since he fought Akame first.
It shows that she does not trust her teigu alone. She is a capable fighter and powerful with remarkable speed and reflexes, being able to dodge and counter-attack with deadly results, and is also skilled in melee combat. She also gives no intention to kill anyone when she fights, making it difficult for the enemy descovery her presence felt.
Akame is a teenage girl with long black hair that reaches her knees with red tinges and red eyes. She wears a mini dress with no sleeves dark with a white collar and a red tie; she uses a red belt having a red lid side skirt. She uses it with long black socks and black shoes. She also wears red gloves and black gloves. She sometimes wears a long dark coat in battle and she is usually always seen carrying her Teigu, Murasame.
When Akame first appeared in the anime, she seemed to be a cruel teenager, cold, heartless, insensitive and appeared to be a killing machine, she is a very serious and callous person who arises from her hellish training Empire forced her and her sister through but it is finally revealed that she is just socially awkward and she's not as cold and cruel as everyone thought about her, on the contrary she has a great kindness and cares a lot about her friends, she considers all her companions and valuable, she is always worried about that one of them might get hurt or when one of them may not return alive from the missions, Tatsumi fought Captain Orge when she took her clothes off to check his body for wounds and she did a great smile of happiness that he did not had been hurt.
She also tends to hide emotions when is revealed that one of her companion dies, she does not like to show the weaknesses of her, she always tries to maintain her personality would be when something bad happens as seen with Scheele, Tatsumi making mistake and incorrectly assume that it deals it easily because she's used. However, this leads her to burst into tears saying she could never be good when she loses a friend, it is the most horrible thing that anyone can experience. She is then comforted by a pity that Tatsumi decides not to die and leave her never experience pain again, making her smile again.
However, her cute personality not anything in her way when she has to face her enemies, she shows absolutely no mercy to any enemy who is on her way, killing them brutally and cruelly without any expression on her face, they are innocent or not even if they were screaming the words of mercy she'll kill them brutally and without remorse with an impressive speed, always killing the expression and would be insensitive in the face, as if it were something more normal breathing.
Akame loves to eat and is known in Night Raid out to be a surprisingly big eater, she usually eats meat and fish. She has a great passion for food and loves to cook, she also hates waste of food and it is in these moments that she shows a more sensitive and cheerful personality as she does when someone spoils or destroys some food in Night Raid she usually loses calm and gets very angry.
Akame's little sister. Both she and Kurome were sold to the Empire by their parents when they were little and were trained to be assassins. However, her sister was not in the top 7 assassins, presumably due to the bond as siblings. Kurome is both the person she loves the most and the person whom she wishes to kill the most ever since Kurome decided to stay with the Empire when Akame defected to Night Raid. Although as children, both were much closer and were seen doing many things together, as their separation greatly affected them, not wanting to be separated.
Akame is initially indifferent to Tatsumi, refusing to share meat with him until he officially joins Night Raid. Though she often hides her emotion, she worries about him while he is away on missions. Tatsumi vows to never put her through the pain of losing him. Akame herself states to Tatsumi, that just like everyone in Night Raid, he is a valuable friend and that she will always be there to save him in his time of need. Tatsumi is one of the main members of Night Raid that Akame is closest with.
Akame is trusted by the boss enough to be left in charge of Night Raid during her absence. Although they aren't shown socializing often, it is known that Najenda herself persuaded Akame to defect from the Empire and join the Revolutionaries, and Night Raid.
Akame and Leone appear to be good friends, but their relationship is sometimes used for comical effect, as seen when Leone punches her when she comments on the difference in their weight.
- Esdeath is certainly powerful... But she has a weakness. She's alive... She has a beating heart. If so... I will kill her. Even if she is the fabled strongest in the empire!
- I'll send you to your grave!
- Course I do! I’ve been taught all forms of common sense!
- Akame is one of the 5 Night Raid members on the Empire's most-wanted list.
- Akame is a word play on Aka me, which means "Red Eye" in Japanese. So the title of the manga means The Red Eyed Killer. Akame has red eyes while her sister, Kurome, which means "Black Eye", has black eyes.
- The only character in the series that managed to land a direct hit on Akame was Wave.
- In anime version she killed Kurome, when in manga her goal remains to be achieved.