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Toonami Plans Akame Ga Kill! Marathon for Halloween

With Halloween happening this Saturday, Toonami has revealed a treat for anime fans who aren’t going out for trick-or-treating. They have scheduled a marathon of Akame ga Kill! English dub and here’s the trailer for the series:

The schedule is as follows:

  • 12:00am – Akame Ga Kill! Episode 3
  • 12:30am – Akame Ga Kill! Episode 4
  • 1:00am -Akame Ga Kill! Episode 5
  • 1:30am – Akame Ga Kill! Episode 6
  • 2:00am – Akame Ga Kill! Episode 7
  • 2:30am – Akame Ga Kill! Episode 8
  • 2:00am – (Daylight Saving Bonus Hour) Akame Ga Kill! Episode 9
  • 2:30am – (Daylight Saving Bonus Hour) Akame Ga Kill! Episode 10
  • 3:00am – Akame Ga Kill! Episode 11

Key Visual:

Akame ga Kill! anime key visual

Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese shounen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. It started serialization in Square Enix’s Gangan Joker in March 2010. The story focuses on Tatsumi, a young villager who travels to the Capital to raise money for his home only to discover a strong corruption in the area. The assassin group Night Raid recruits the young man to help them in their fight against the Empire to end its corruption.

The series was licensed by Yen Press in June 2014. A prequel manga focused on Akame’s backstory, Akame ga Kill! Zero, began serialization in Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan in October 2013. An anime television series adaptation of the main series premiered in Japan in July 2014. This is the second work in the Japanese game developer MinatoSoft’s Takahiro IV Project.

Akame ga Kill! synopsis from Haruhichan:

Night Raid is the covert assassination branch of the Revolutionary Army, an uprising assembled to overthrow Prime Minister Honest, whose avarice and greed for power has lead him to take take advantage of the child emperor’s inexperience. Without a strong and benevolent leader, the rest of the nation is left to drown in poverty, strife, and ruin. Though the Night Raid members are all experienced killers, they understand that taking lives is far from commendable and that they will likely face retribution as they mercilessly eliminate anyone who stands in the revolution’s way.

This merry band of assassins’ newest member is Tatsumi, a naïve boy from a remote village who had embarked on a journey to help his impoverished hometown and was won over by not only Night Raid’s ideals, but also their resolve. Akame ga Kill! follows Tatsumi as he fights the Empire and comes face-to-face with powerful weapons, enemy assassins, challenges to his own morals and values, and ultimately, what it truly means to be an assassin with a cause.