Remember the Night Raid, as Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro’s Akame ga Kill! manga will soon take its final stand. Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine announced that the series will end on December 22nd. The fall of the empire (or not, who’s to know?) will be celebrated with special cover art, a colour page and the results of the magazine’s favourite character poll.
The manga’s 14th volume revealed in the summer that the 15th volume, slated for this winter, would be its last. It entered its final arc with the 12th volume in 2014, after launching in Gangan Joker in 2010. Kei Toru’s spin-off Akame ga Kill! Zero followed in Monthly Big Gangan magazine in October 2013, and has also been confirmed as “approaching its climax”.
The original manga 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.
The anime’s second collection was released in the UK in September, following the first part from Manga Entertainment in March. Click here to read our Collection 1 review, or here for our thoughts on Collection 2.