Akame ga Kill! is a manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. It was published between March 2010 and December 2016 in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker magazine and was compiled into a total of fifteen volumes. An animated television series adaptation produced by studio White Fox aired between July and December 2014. Here is what is known about the potential second season of Akame ga Kill!.
The second season of Akame ga Kill! is highly unlikely. When the original anime ended, it wrapped up the story and included an original ending, which would make it hard for the producers to actually continue the story from the manga, as it would require a lot of changes in the anime’s original ending. A reboot or an adaptation of Akame ga Kill! Zero are more likely, but we don’t even see that happening, at least not soon.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 2 of Akame ga Kill!. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this great anime series.
Will There Be a Akame ga Kill! Season 2? Akame ga Kill! Season 2 Release Date
The first season of Akame ga Kill! aired between July 7, 2014 and December 15, 2014, having a total of 24 episodes in its only season; the first season adapted roughly half of the manga (first eight volumes), with the second half remaining unadapted. When the first season of Akame ga Kill! aired, the manga had not yet been completed, which is why the producers decided to come up with an original ending.
Now, the anime adaptation of Akame ga Kill! wasn’t that successful, we have to say. A lot of critics were displeased with the whole concept, and although the series wasn’t really planned, it was far from well-received and its popularity wasn’t that high. This is probably what contributed to the show’s swift cancellation after its first season, and the ending definitely contributed to that.
The ending of the anime was original and the producers and writers decided to wrap the story before it actually ended, concluding the adaptation of the first eight volumes of the manga as if it were the whole thing. The ending was described as “miserable” by several different sources and caused a backlash from the fans. So, what does that mean for the future of the show?
Everything we’ve said so far points to one thing – Akame ga Kill! is unlikely to return for a second season. The lukewarm reception of the show’s only season, as well as the fact that so many years have passed since its ending all point to Akame ga Kill! entering the history books.
The show simply wasn’t that popular and the dissatisfaction of the fans with the anime’s ending contribute to this. The producers would actually have to reconfigure the whole ending of the first season to successfully adapt the second half of the manga, which is unlikely.
Taking all of this into account, Akame ga Kill! probably won’t return. It is more likely that we’ll see a reboot of the show or an adaptation of the Akame ga Kill! Zero manga, but we don’t see that happening either, at least not soon.
Agame ga Kill! Season 2 Trailer
Now that you know our thoughts and the facts related to Akame ga Kill! season 2, you’ve probably deduced for yourselves that there is no trailer for the second season of Akame ga Kill! and that there probably won’t be one at all.
As we have said, Akame ga Kill! is a very unlikely candidate for renewal, seeing how the first season was a fiasco and how it caused a lot of dissatisfaction among the fans. Also, so many years have passed since the first season’s ending that a continuation seems silly, although there have been examples (most recently, Bleach is coming back after almost ten years) of such continuations, but Akame ga Kill! is probably not going to be among them.
Taking into account everything we’ve said, a trailer for Akame ga Kill! season two is unlikely to appear.
Akame Ga Kill Season 2 Plot
In this section, we are going to bring you the plot of volumes nine through fifteen, the volumes that have remained unadapted since the anime’s cancellation. This is what would have happened in the anime, had it continued and not ended up being canceled.
In Volume 9, Mine begins to realize her feelings for Tatsumi, while Najenda has strengthened her resolve for the decisive battle. With all kinds of emotions in their hearts, the members of Night Raid storm the cathedral. But the one who intercepts them is none other than “the strongest of the Empire” – Esdeath!!!
Volume 10 begins with the assassination of Bolic, which has caused the oppressed citizens of the Empire to openly revolt. In response, the Minister of State appoints his son Syura as head of the secret police. Even the Jaegers begin to question the Empire’s leadership as Syura, leading a band of ruthless warriors from around the world, uses his new power to terrorize the populace- regardless of their affiliation with the Empire!!!!
Syura’s secret police capture Tatsumi and Lubbock during their reconnaissance mission at the beginning of Volume 11! Tatsumi is once again confronted by General Esdeath, but will they team up? And what awaits Tatsumi if he refuses? Love and death intertwine!
In Volume 12, the Night Raid has arrived to rescue their captured members… unaware that they might be walking right into a trap in the process! When they become embroiled in a battle with the Empire’s two strongest warriors, the Night Raid push themselves to their limits- and beyond. Mine is as determined to free Tatsumi from Esdeath’s clutches as the commander is to have her way with him- but what will be the price of his freedom?
As the final battle in Volume 13 approaches, Imperial and Rebel forces take steps to wipe out their deadliest enemies in advance, hoping to minimize battlefield casualties. Among the rebels’ targets is Kurome, whose loyalty has yet to waver. Akame is determined to give her beloved sister one last chance to turn away from the wickedness of the Empire- if she refuses, she will rest in pieces!
In Volume 14, the Night Attack undertakes its final mission! The final decisive battle begins as Esdeath attacks the Revolutionary Army! Does only carnage await those who have infiltrated the Empire…? Find out what happens in the penultimate volume!
In Volume 15, the decisive battle against the Revolutionary Army finally comes to an end. What does the future hold for The Night Raid after their final mission is complete?
What Is the Plot of Akame ga Kill Season 1?
Tatsumi is a fighter who leaves for the capital in search of a way to earn money to help his poor village. After being robbed by a woman and losing all of her money, Tatsumi is taken in by an aristocrat named Aria. The following night, Aria’s mansion is attacked by a group of assassins known as the Night Raid. As Tatsumi attempts to defend Aria from assassin Akame, another member of the group ends the fight.
He reveals that Aria kidnapped several villagers and tortured them for his pleasure. Shocked upon discovering the tortured villagers, which includes her two best friends, Tatsumi kills Aria. After seeing Tatsumi’s potential, the Night Raid invites the boy into their party and warns him that no matter how they assassinate the Corrupted, they remain assassins.
Tatsumi accepts in order to become stronger and save the capital. In their fight against the Empire, the Night Raid defends itself against an elite group known as the Jägers, led by Esdeath, the Empire’s most powerful fighter.
Akame ga Kill! Characters
Since a second season is, as we’ve said, unlikely, it’s useless to speculate which characters would appear in it. That is why we have decided to simply introduce you to the main characters of Akame ga Kill!, so you know who they are and who you would’ve been dealing with had the anime continued for another season. They are:
What Is Akame ga Kill! Based On?
Akame ga Kill! was based on the manga of the same name written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. The manga was published between March 20, 2010 and December 22, 2016, ultimately being collected into 15 volumes in total. The first season adapted roughly half of the original manga and while the anime followed the manga, for the most part, the ending was completely original, which caused a lot of controversies.