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History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi » History's Strongest Disciple Ends in September 2014

I've been following this series for quite a few years(and done a bunch of work on the wiki pages for this site) and while I'll admit my enjoyment of it's declined quite a bit over the years, I'm still sad to see it go.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

I liked the new episode, but I'm disappointed that they excised the scene where Esdeath asks the Jagers if they're prepared to kill, and the reveal some of their motivations.

Also, this wonderfully demented moment from Seryu, which I also liked for her interaction with Esdeath, and Wave & Tatsumi's reaction.

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Ah, they have another similarity too, but it might take an episode or two for it to becomes apparent.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

The first chapter of the manga was longer than normal, which might account for why its content made for a full episode.

There's the odd scene or thing excised from the manga for the last few episodes, some small, some longer. I can't be bothered right now to check extensively, but the biggest one I remember is Tatsumi & Leone killing some corrupt officials and one of their kids walk in, which segues into another scene where Leone explains a bit more of her backstory including how she got her Imperial Arm.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

I think the Night Raid deaths seeming a bit packed together's maybe a side effect of them speeding through things a bit. In the manga Sheele died in chapter 9 & Bulat in chapter 14, so there was a bit more time in-between their deaths, especially if you were reading each chapter as they came out, then there'd be 5 months between them.

I liked the transformation sequence once Tatsumi got Incursio, and thought the Tyrant monster looked more ferocious here than it did in the manga.

Kurome's anime design looks a bit off. The hair's the most obvious point, but there's something else about how she looks that doesn't seem right to me. I'm sort of hoping against hope that her designs modified as the anime goes on to look a bit more like her manga self. In the case of her hair, those protrusion/flap things at the side of her head start off higher and are much thicker in the manga. What's odd is that the buff version of Nyau in the anime had pretty much the same style.

Admittedly, it changed during the manga and spread out a bit. Incidentally, I liked the voice the anime gave her.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

Man, they're really rattling through them now. This episode was adapted from chapters 10, 11, 12, 13 & starts on 14(the manga equivalent ended with Bulat killing Daidara and reiterating his lesson about keeping an eye on your surroundings. Liver introducing himself came at the start of chapter 14).

I wonder if they're just eager to get to the stuff involving Esdeath, as I've always suspected she's a particularly popular character, and the Jagers? I don't remember those chapters perfectly clearly, but I think there's one or two of the excised scenes that I wouldn't mind seeing moved to a later point, like the base invasion was.

Post by Oglaphone (53 posts) See mini bio Level 11

#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

I think it airs around midnight. Most episodes that I've watched streamed haven't been censored. I heard that this one might have been a one off case because of some recent murder case in Sasebo, Japan. You know how it is, sometimes a violent incident becomes big in the news for a while, and networks and whatnot postpone or edit programmes that might seem insensitive.

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I liked Koro's Berserker form in the anime. In the manga he looked reasonably dangerous but the anime made him look fiercer.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

When it aired on Japanese telly, this episode of AgK was censored. However, the simulcast version wasn't.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

I think whether or not the series counts as a harem really depends on how many characters you think need to be after the protagonist for it to qualify as such. Tatsumi does end up having quite a few girls(and Bulat) interested in him.

I think they're adapting a bit more than a chapter an episode, though maybe not quite 2 an episode. Chapters are generally quite long because it's a monthly series, I guess.

Looks like there's going to be some rather fanservice-y picture giveaways with the DVDs/Blu-rays.

http://akame.tv/tokuten.html

What's kind of interesting is that it includes the first image of the anime design for one of the later characters, Chelsea.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

I think they did a pretty good job of making Seika seem like he'd actually be someone important rather than a throwaway character. I mean, he looks like he's an RPG hero or something.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

Huzzah, from the previews it looks like not only will Justice be putting in her first proper appearance, but Esdeath with be showing up as well.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

I've only been skimming some of the episodes, but I think you might be getting confused? The Prime Minister's a huge, massively-fat guy, the first Emperor, who lived a thousand years ago, was a thin chap, while the current emperor's just a kid.

Post by Oglaphone (53 posts) See mini bio Level 11

#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

I wouldn't worry too much about avoiding getting attached to the characters. After all, typically when you watch a movie or read a book, once you get to the end of it, you'll never see the characters again but you don't usually let that put you off of liking them.

Just apply a similar mentality to AgK.

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@takashichea said:

The pompadour guy was actually quite handsome. Why did he changed his hair style into something so lame?

I actually quite like his goofy pompadour, but I agree with you, he's actually genuinely good-looking with his hair down.

The upcoming villain shown at the end of the teaser, Zank/Zanku looks rather like a Megaman villain to me, which I sort of like.

Post by Oglaphone (53 posts) See mini bio Level 11

#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

There is some a romantic thread to the series that gets developed a bit further on, but it's not between Akame & Tatsumi.

Incidentally, I found the Japanese BD advert that I mentioned before, it's short, but worth a watch.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

I think my favourite scene was actually the BD advertisement after the episode. That cracked me up, just a pity I don't think it'll make it into anyone's subs of the episode.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

New preview, showing clips from the series

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Akame ga Kill Discussion

I've read the manga. While I was a bit lukewarm to it to start with, I thought it picked up after a while and I've been rather enjoying it lately.

Post by Oglaphone (53 posts) See mini bio Level 11

Ginyu » Does looking at this guy make anyone else hungry?

I'm more surprised to learn that anyone LIKES eating brussels sprouts.

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