Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese Manga series written by Takahiro. The series was illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro and it was serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Gangan Joke in March 2010.
Many fans of Manga and Anime regard this series to be absolutely amazing and fantastic. They believe that the series allows them to experience a realistic view of the world.
Akame ga Kill! Manga has also been praised for having an amazing cast of characters. Heroes are on both sides and everybody has their reasons for fighting in the series.
This Manga and Anime series has been a hit since it was released! Every character in the series has a distinct personality and their own quirks. This helps make the series an interesting as well as relatable one for the audience.
However, many fans of this series are disappointed that it has currently reached its end and they’re also confused about the ending. It’s also unconfirmed as of yet if there will be another season of this series.
If you’re curious to know more about this Japanese Manga series, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll be discussing all that you need to know about the Manga and Anime, Akame ga Kill! and about its ending.
So let’s get right to it!
What is manga?
Manga is an umbrella term for a wide variety of comic books and graphic novels produced and published in Japan.
Unlike American comic books, which are nearly always published in full color, Japanese manga is almost always published in black and white. Limited editions of full-color prints are common.
About Akame ga Kill!
Akame ga Kill! was written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro and serialized in Square Enix’s shnen manga magazine Gangan Joker from March 20, 2010, to December 22, 2016.
Its chapters were published in fifteen tankbon volumes between August 21, 2010, and February 22, 2017. On August 25, 2017, it was announced that volume 1.5 of the manga, which had previously been included with the home video version of the anime, will be released as a separate volume. Yen Press licensed the series in June 2014, and the first volume was published on January 20, 2015.
Akame ga Kill!’s Manga vs. Anime
Originally, Akame ga Kill was a Manga series, and later on, its adaptation was made into an Anime. Since then it has been enjoyed by many fans.
However, there are many differences between Manga and Anime which are noticeable only to those who have seen and read both.
Akame ga Kill! focuses on a teenage boy, named Tatsumi. He travels to the Empire’s capital so that he can raise money for his village. Over there, he’s recruited by a group of assassins.
He learns how evil and corrupt the Empire actually is. The series has many battles involving weapons.
An unusual thing is that the Anime of the series finished before the Manga wrapped up the story. This is what led to the differences between the Manga and Anime of this series.
This may be a spoiler but one of the major differences is between the storylines of the Manga and Anime. In the series, there’s a huge fight between Akame and her sister Kurume. In the Anime, it’s shown that Akame kills her sister and she dies.
However, even though Akame does win the fight in the Manga as well, she doesn’t kill her sister and Kurume never dies.
Instead, there’s an entire story revolving around Kurume later and she also has a happy ending!
The same happens with another character known as Mine. Mine doesn’t die in the Manga but spends half of the series in a coma. However, in the Anime, Mine is shown to be dead.
The fight between Akame and Esdeath is also different in the Manga and Anime fans believe that the fight was actually better in the Manga and its depiction wasn’t as good in the Anime.
Moreover, there are also many things missing in the Anime which were in the Manga. For instance, the Anime skipped the entire Wild Hunt Arc.
Fans love the brutality and action in the Anime series but imagine how much more hard-core, the Manga would be if it’s uncensored.
Who survived in Akame ga Kill! Manga?
At the end of this Manga series, only four of the eight notable members of Night Raid were able to survive. This included Najenda, Akame, Tatsumi, and Mine.
Akame ga Kill Manga originally began on March 20, 2010, and lasted for almost over a decade. As of now, it has a total of 35 volumes.
The Manga ended in June 2022. The ending of Akame ga Kill is regarded as one of the most iconic and memorable Manga endings. This is because it revealed a few secrets which made the series interesting.
However, it should be noted that the Anime series contains only 24 episodes. The final chapter 78 of this Manga series was published in June 2022.
It’s regarded as one of the most important chapters as it explains everything. This chapter tells the story of Night Raid, an assassin group.
Many important characters like Leon dies in this chapter. The final chapter is where the emperor’s fall takes place and many people join the Revolutionary Army to create a new nation.
A new empire is also established and things start to change for the country as it finds peace. The new journey of Akame begins from here!
Here’s a table of basic facts you need to know before you begin the series Akame ga Kill:
|Manga||Akame ga Kill!|
|Author and Illustrator||Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro|
|Studio||White Fox, C-Station|
|Genre||Action, Dark Fantasy|
|Manga Volumes||32 Volumes|
|Anime Episodes||24 Episodes|
Why did they change the ending of Akame ga Kill!?
If you’ve seen the Manga as well as the Anime adaptation of Akame ga Kill!, you would’ve noticed that they both have different endings.
As I’ve stated earlier, there are many differences between the Manga and Anime of this series. One of the differences also lies in their endings.
The fans also state that the Anime did a better job at giving closure to Akame than the Manga did. In the Anime, Akame makes a journey to the East and wanted to go to a faraway land as she believed that this is what the people of the village want.
However, the Manga provided reasons why she wanted to go. This included killing the Revolutionary Army’s secret assassins. Akame also wanted to cure the sword’s curse.
At the end of the Manga, many characters, which were killed off in the Anime, are still alive. For instance, Tatsumi, Mine, and the fan’s favorite Kurume.
The author stated in an interview the reason for the change in the endings of the series. They claim that before the Anime began, the Manga had already been written.
However, the Manga exceeded the Anime, which is why they wanted to change the story as people who had already seen the Anime now knew the end.
Therefore, in the fear that they’ll find the Manga boring now, the author thought that it was best to change the endings.
Take a look at this video review about which of the ending, Anime or Manga, is better for the Akame ga Kill! series:
The key points from this article are:
- Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese Manga written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. It was published by Square Enix in 2010 and currently has 32 volumes.
- The story revolves around a teenage boy, known as Tatsumi, who travels to the Empire’s capital. He’s recruited by the assassin’s group there and finds out how evil they are.
- The Anime and Manga of this series have many differences amongst them. For instance, there are many things missing in the Anime like they skipped an entire Wild Hunt Arc, which was important to the story.
- There are a lot of deaths in the Anime as well that didn’t take place in the Manga. For instance, it’s shown that Akame kills Kurume, but in the Manga, Kurume is very much alive.
- The Anime and Manga also have different endings. The author did so because the Manga was longer than the Anime and they wanted the ending to not be boring for the Manga