Akame ga Kill! Episode 7: Kill the Three (I)
So, uh… apparently Esdeath is looking for love. Given her uninhibitedly twisted personality, I’m actually a bit worried to find out exactly what sort of sadistic venture her “love” turns out to be – and I agree with the Prime Minister’s thoughts on that matter, even though I normally think he’s a fat slob who deserves to die a gorier death than anything he’s capable of inflicting out himself. It would be cute coming from anyone else, but not from you Esdeath. Sorry. I also have an odd suspicion that’s it’s going to end up related to Tatsumi somehow, because I just can’t see him surviving an encounter with her for very long otherwise – he would have been a goner if Bulat hadn’t turned up to save him from Daidara for example. When he first joined, I did think Tatsumi was adequately strong enough to properly help Night Raid, but week on week it’s feeling like he’s nowhere near their level, especially since he’s up against Teigu users and doesn’t have a Teigu himself – he needs to hurry up and find his power-up soon.
I wouldn’t have expected anything less from people working under Esdeath, but the Three Beasts do some horrible stuff. I imagine that title is more literal than it might seem at first – the shota-looking guy with the devil’s tail apparently grows huge just like Seryuu’s dog in the preview, while Daidara is already fairly beast-like himself. And, well… I assume Bulat’s former general was forcibly altered somehow, especially if he was vehemently opposed to the government before he was captured. If body modification happens, then anything goes. Beyond trying to provoke a reaction and smoking Night Raid out, which may not even have succeeded at worst, I’m not actually sure what they intended to achieve by posing as Night Raid themselves and making the populace hate them. It’s not like they had a say in things to begin with, although it might have restricted their movements. Maybe they just loved mindless killing and violence that much! I’m quickly learning that gore follows anything to do with Esdeath like a puppy on a leash – they even introduced a girl soldier that had what seemed to be an actual character design, not unlike the last random girl who… oh, right. Yeah, it really would have been nicer if she’d just died properly with the first attack. Then maybe she wouldn’t have been skinned alive instead. Yay…
Even though those guys call themselves the Three Beasts, the real beast is Bulat – I was talking about how Tatsumi might have trouble with surviving, but if he’s around other incredibly strong Night Raid members then I guess it’s not too bad! Daidara was supposed to be a Teigu user, and Bulat just bisected him like it was nothing while fending off the other two! Deaths will definitely happen in line with the certainty that someone has to die when two Teigu users do battle, but please let it not be Bulat who falls. Sheele’s death is still pretty raw (not least to Akame) and it won’t be looking good for Night Raid if they keep losing members so easily.