Animenewsnetwork -Last week, when I saw the ridiculous scenario that closed out the previous episode of Akame ga KILL!, I called it amusing. I'm not sure why. Maybe I was overjoyed that the series had produced an episode light on tone-deaf gore and violence. Maybe I was surprised that somewhere in the course of twenty minutes it had elicited a genuine laugh or two. Maybe I'm an optimist. For whatever reason, the setup seemed no more harmful than Team Rocket blasting off—a benign coda of cartoon slapstick fading into the distance.