Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro’s Akame ga Kill! manga released its 14th compiled volume on Monday (August 22nd), including the announcement that the series’ 15th volume will also be its last. The wraparound jacket band of volume 14 also revealed that the manga, including its spin-off prequel Akame ga Kill! Zero, has 3,300,000 copies in print. The 15th and final volume of the main series is slated for publication this winter.
The manga entered its final arc in the 12th volume in 2014, and Takahiro and Tashiro launched the original manga in Square Enix’s monthly Gangan Joker magazine in 2010. Kei Toru’s Akame ga Kill! Zero followed in Monthly Big Gangan magazine in October 2013. The original manga also inspired an anime series which premiered in Japan in July 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan, and give the show the following summary:
Under the rule of a tyrannical empire, Tatsumi, a young swordsman, leaves his home to save his poverty stricken village. He meets a girl named Akame, an assassin who was bought, brainwashed and trained to kill by the Empire. Akame is a member of the secret assassin group called “Night Raid” who use special weapons called Teigu. Together, Tatsumi and the members of Night Raid confront the corrupt empire.
A first collection of the anime, spanning episodes 1-12, was released in the UK by Manga Entertainment in March 2016. If you’d like to read our review, you can find it right here.