Akame Ga Kill & The Values Of Entertainment.

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Y´know, Akame Ga Kill is a really stupid show. And unless you´re that fanboy/girl who thinks this is the best shit ever because of character deaths and because there is a bit of blood and tits, chances are, you know this already. Chances are, you´ve probably expressed your dislike over the show because it´s fun -and also totally hipster – to hate and argue over things someone else is so blindly in love with.

But who am I to say that this show is stupid and this show is not, right? Well, you´re the source of your own judgements, of course, but personally – and really, this is just my own opinion – I think that having a gun in your throath that magically shoots whenever you want to is a bit stupid. Hey, to each their own, right?  Someone somewhere might actually think that Esdeath is an amazingly written character that represents all well-written females in anime just because she kicks her men to death .But this doesn´t mean that she´s an unapproachable, inpenetrable ice-queen though, because she falls in love with our bland shonen 101 of course!

All the dissing aside, I really do enjoy Akame Ga Kill. I don´t enjoy it because it´s well-written, I don´t enjoy it because of it`s humane characters and I don´t even enjoy it because the animation is flawless. ´Cause lord knows that Akame Ga Kill is none of these, but I enjoy it nevertheless, because it´s stupid. And really, who could blame me?

Sure, a well-written story that does something different might go down in history, but in lives that are filled with stress and expectations, dumb shows like these can sometimes be the perfect escapism. Or release. Or whatever.

That´s the thing, sometimes, things aren´t about whether this or that show is ´objectively good´or whether it´s supposed to be parody or a 100% serious series where the author thinks he´s actually creating a respectable universe with respectable characters. Sometimes, it´s just about how low your entertainment tolerance is, and about whether you can enjoy shows like these, rather than punch someone in the gut over it´s success.

So yes, I will argue with you if you say that Akame Ga Kill is a good show and yes, I will continue complaining about it and dissing it just like I do with Sword Art Online and Mirai Nikki. Because that´s where my limit is. Mirai Nikki is, and always will be  shit.

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  1. Don’t understand your hate for the show but eh, whatever. Personally, I think it’s a well written and extremely well paced anime. The characters are all very straightforward and just the way they are written helps you to understand that their world is one where people decide who they are and what they believe in and then don’t look back. I personally don’t need the characters to be super complex (I mean Dragon Ball Z is probably the most beloved anime ever and it’s characters were all basic as hell). Also (unlike One Piece which is the worst piece of shit anime I’ve ever watched) this show gets right into the action and never leaves you starved for it. The balance of a progressive story line and meaningful action sequences is done very well. They make you care just enough to start liking characters and then they kill them off. It’s a devastatingly effective storytelling technique much like Game of Thrones. Maybe this is lost on you though and like I said before, that’s fine. Still, I wouldn’t hate on others for appreciating this show and I definitely wouldn’t call it “stupid”. It’s simply a different storytelling technique that you’re not fond of but that’s fine cause there a plenty of other people who are.

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  2. The guy who wrote this article is nothing more than some jaded individual. I agree it’s not on of the best but it still is pretty good. I think the author of the article is s confused child. You hate it so much but yet you love the show? Common now, picks side a stick with it. Stop writing articles because you are just not good at it

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    • ´Stop writing articles because you´re not good at it.´ That´s subjective, and I´m curious to know how many articles of mine you´ve read to be saying that. Secondly, I don´t understand how ´disliking yet liking´ something is such a difficult thing for you to understand, it´s the typical ´so good it´s bad´ scenario. But hey, maybe it was my mistake to write something like this knowing that Akame has a legion of angry fanboys ready to bite the ass of anyone who disagrees with them, but whatever.

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  3. you dislike the show… thats perfectly fine. you dislike SAO… I can relate (man its bad).
    Akame is better than SAO though because characters are more likeable. This is good because it means you care when their deaths come in this show (and theres plenty to go around). The way action and events are done in akame also make it that deaths are surprising and scenarios tense. SAO’s character’s character are basically nothing and when they do die it’s meaningless.

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  4. Its painfully obvious your intentions were not to review the anime, but try to talk town to people who enjoy it. If its not your cup of tea then don’t watch it. simple as that. This entire review sounds like you made it because people like what you don’t and you wanted something to spit at. I suggest not writing reviews, it’s not for you.

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    • This is not a review, I never insisted, claimed or mentioned that this was a review, the comments on this post are a complete and utter trainwreck, amazing.

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      • Because your intentions are so lame? You obviously don’t even like anime, you just like obsessing over gay ships and fan fiction. You aren’t exactly unique either. but no that’s not my review on you, I definitely in no way stated that you share are a complete and utter trainwreck, amazing

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        • What are you even trying to say? My intentions are lame? I don´t like anime? obessing over gay ships? review on who? Did you even read the article, or did you see the first paragraph and you just HAD to spit shit at the person behind it rather than discuss it like a normal person without attacking her? Do you even know what you´re talking about anymore?

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          • Yea I clearly didn’t read it. That’s why I’m “attacking you”. After reading the first part about how it is stupid along with its viewers, I forgot to read the end where you said “it’s ok if you like it but I hate it”. Jk. You didn’t say that or anything like it. As I stated before, your attitude throughout it all was directed at the audience as well. Like every single comment on this that you have been given, it’s fine if you don’t like it, but you made it completely rude towards anyone who found it enjoyable.

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