毎週の漫画 - アカメが斬る

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This one's pretty interesting if you can stomach it.
Title: アカメが斬る, Akame ga Kiru, Akame ga Kill
Author: Takahiro
Art: Tashiro Tetsuya
Genre: Shounen, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Serialized in: Square Enix Gangan JOKER
Total Volume Count: 5 (ongoing)

Series Summary from MangaUpdates:
Tatsumi is a fighter who just got robbed by a pretty girl, but his luck seems to be looking up, as another pretty girl has taken him in. What he doesn’t know is that this girl is about to be visited by a family of assassins (including the girl who robbed him) and they might be the good guys, and be recruiting... 
Kenn's Comment: The series as a whole presents are rather bleak world setting. Between the crime ridden cities and the corrupt government, there really isn't much of a worse condition you could find for a world. A sudden epidemic and maybe a massive war with a neighbouring super power would pretty much make the land a living hell.

Anywho, it's an interesting series. Night Raid reminds me a lot of something...but I can't remember exactly what. They're pretty much anti-government Vigilantes. Not quite anarchists, but they do certainly have a fair bit of...resentment towards the current rulers.

One thing that I'm liking about the series is that everybody has a teiga, or a cursed weapon. For those who watched the recent 境界線上のホライゾン (Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere), they're like the MSA's..though they come with a bit more...unwanted baggage, shall I say. Back on topic, main character does amazingly well for being one of the only major characters to not have a teiga. Strong main characters (from the get-go) have always been a strong drawing point for me (mainly due to tiring of long training arcs after every loss).

I'll list a few cons now. Though it runs along side series like Yandere Kanojo, Inu x Boku SS and Prunus Girl, it does feature a hell of a lot of violence, blood and a little bit of gore. There's also a good chunk of torture, from your general chains and cages to some pretty brutal stuff. It's not that bad, but I know that not every one is quite as desensitized as I am. Another point I'd like to make is that the author isn't afraid of treating his characters like paper. I'm just going to say now, if you do decide on starting this, don't get too attached to characters that don't appear regularly.

All in all, I'd say it makes a decent read. Not ground breaking or super "omg you have to read this", but it's enjoyable if you can stomach it.

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