Uh-oh, Akame ga Kill! is trying to be funny again.
— We haven’t met the other recruit yet, have we? Well, her name’s Chelsea (what a boring name), and she looks like she just stepped out of a shoujo anime (what a boring look). Yeah, not exactly the best change in career paths.
— So, uh, how will long will it be before we see her without her clothes on? Hey, it’s anime, and not only that, it’s Akame ga Kill! You can’t expect the show to have class.
— Najenda: “Until then, I guess we’ll be leveling up here.” I guess if you repeat the joke enough, it’ll eventually be funny. But yeah, our heroes are looking for a new base of operations. Even though it didn’t look as though Stylish managed to tell anyone about what he had found, I guess Night Raid just wants to play it safe.
— Tatsumi makes a comment on how Chelsea looks even less like an assassin than Mine. Uh, have you taken a look at yourself in the mirror, buddy?
— Susanoo can apparently chop down a ton of trees, construct a large building, cook an entire meal, and do everyone’s laundry all by himself in a few short hours. Get it? The show is funny and light-hearted right now, and moments like these draw a sharp contrast to the rest of the anime’s more brutal, blood-filled nature! But seriously, I’m just terribly, terribly bored right now. I mean, just look at this. This is just lameass shounen humor. Then every once in a while, the anime feels the need to be edgy, so people lose all their limbs and shit. I may as well be watching one of those shitty shounens instead, because at least nobody gets raped over there. With a huge slate of fall shows to watch, I’m not sure if there’s a good reason I should stick with this anime. We’ll see how the upcoming schedule shakes out, I guess.
— Back in the capital, Esdeath and her cronies come to the conclusion that Stylish is dead. Good for them. Seryu suddenly starts crying buckets, because he was the one who gave her new limbs and everything. To comfort the girl, Esdeath embraces Seryu from behind and rubs her head. Man, really? Ughhhh. See, if the anime was really this over-the-top, not-serious schlockfest that we could laugh at, then I wouldn’t see this stupid scene where Esdeath and Seryu are trying to engage my sympathies. The only humor here is the fact that fans will idolize a mass murderer simply because she has large breasts, she’s in love with the boring-as-shit male lead, and she cares about her mass murderer underlings.
— According to Najenda, the day of revolution is near. That’s interesting to hear, ’cause we haven’t really seen anything on that front. Plus, it’s not as if this changes anything for our heroes. They’ll just continue to train, continue to go on missions, so on and so forth. Basically, we’re going to maintain the status quo, but shhh, the day of revolution is near!!!
— And naturally, nothing of consequence happens afterwards anyway. The characters cook, the characters eat, the characters make shitty jokes about how Najenda apparently looks like a man (are they blind?), blah blah blah. And oh yeah, Chelsea disguises herself as a cat to steal Mine’s dessert. Yeah, the girl’s Imperial Arms is a make-up box. Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?
— Then we see Tatsumi and Leone beat up on some lizards. It’s all part of their training, y’see. Sadly, this is what the show has come to. Yeah, yeah, you level up by defeating the bad guys. Uh-huh, I’ve played JRPGs before; I totally get the reference. But here’s the thing… I’m sure there’s a never-ending supply of bad guys to fill the ranks. For some reason, however, Akame ga Kill! would rather pick on the wild life this week. It’s not even interesting to watch. The bad guy of the week is a predictable and lame storytelling gimmick, but it is still more interesting to watch than some fucking cat and her bottomless cleavage murder a mother lizard and her babies.
— Chelsea drums up some cheap drama when she feels the need to insult the memory of both Sheele and Bulat. They were bad assassins apparently. I’d defend them, but I just realized I didn’t like those characters either. So yeah, good on you, Chelsea!
— With literally nothing better to do, Mine ropes Tatsumi into a scheme to get back at Chelsea. Great episode, you guys.
— Aaaaaaand she’s naked. Of course. It didn’t even take her an entire episode either. Good thing she disguised her nipples away. We wouldn’t want to corrupt the youth with lascivious nipples.
— Lubbock’s genius plan? It’s simple: “You turn invisible, and go in after her from the back.” Yo, that’s ra–… oh right, I’m watching Akame ga Kill! Carry on, then. And of course, our upstanding hero goes along with the plan. Shounen heroes always stand for justice, but when it comes to peeping on a girl, you can just throw morality out the window. This is an honored anime tradition!
— Ah yes, conflicted. What to do, you guys? What to do? This is so hard!
— When Tatsumi approaches the bath, he is utterly shocked to find Susanoo instead of Chelsea. We’ve already covered how Chelsea can disguise herself with her Imperial Arms, but Christ, this guy is dumber than I thought.
— In the end, Chelsea teaches Tatsumi a lesson on how he should conceal his “presence” even though he’s invisible. Our hero then realizes that she only says mean things because she doesn’t want to see her teammates die. Too bad she’ll be the one dying.
— We cut to Esdeath, and she’s still pining for Tatsumi. She then wonders if the heavy feeling in her chest means she’ll soon have to face off against Night Raid. Even the foreshadowing in this anime is lazy. It’s literally just a monologue from one of the bad guys.
— Right before the credits roll, we see a bunch of monsters tear into and eat a bunch of miners in a mine shaft. A hooded figure then says a bunch of generic shit about how he’s acquired interesting toys. OMOSHIROI! OMOSHIROI! Pfft. I guess our bad guy of the week was just fittingly a week late.