Produced by White Fox and directed by Tomoki Kobayashi, it was broadcast in Japan on the Tokyo MX network from July 7, 2014 to December 15, 2014. The anime primarily adapts the first eight volumes of the manga, while the last five episodes feature a completely original, self-contained story arc giving insight to Night Raid's efforts to destroy the Empire, which resulted in it having a different ending to that of the manga. In July 2014, Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for an English release in North America, while Crunchyroll streamed the series in their official website. The episodes were collected on eight DVD and Blu-ray volumes from October 15, 2014 to May 20, 2015. The series aired on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block from August 9, 2015 to February 21, 2016.
In fact, Akame Ga Kill is one of the few older anime series that never shied away from killing off its characters, whether they were in leading or supporting roles. Of course, it is a show about a bunch of assassins, so death is probably par for the course. Even if fans expected to lose their beloved favorites going into the series, the show still managed to make all of its departures pretty heartbreaking.
Even though viewers barely knew Numa Seika, he was previously hailed as a hero before Esdeath brutally killed him. He was so well-known that he was called the "Hero of the South" as part of his reputation. After Esdeath successfully defeated his army, wiped out his base, and crushed him both physically and mentally, she made him lick her boots before she finally killed him with a kick to the head. Even though Numa's appearance was brief, his death was saddening to see considering how he once protected the Northern Tribes successfully before finally meeting such a tragic downfall.
Zanku's death is fairly tragic to viewers because he already lost his sanity long before he died. After he lost his sanity from killing others as an executioner, he escaped his position and ended up killing random individuals throughout the Empire by beheading them. Night Raid was contracted to eventually stop his killing rampage, and Akame successfully slashed his throat. Many viewers felt that this was more of a mercy kill and that the death was tragic due to the circumstances leading to it. It also helped that Zanku finally found peace in death, after Akame killed him.
Although the episode began with Leone and Tatsumi beating up a group of men hoarding women, you know, human trafficking. Of course, they did took down the crooks and freed the women from the place. But that was the appetizer, time to talk about the main dish, the battle between Seryu and two members of Night Raid, Sheele and Mine. 781b155fdc