AnimuMango Divergence: Akame ga Kill

I fell behind on Akame ga Kill for a number of episodes because I had read a bunch of the manga and kind of knew what was going to happen, since the show has been in lockstep with the comics all of the way. Then I started seeing some social mentions and other such appearing, with suggestions that the manga link diverges to form an anime-only story. Interested in where this goes, I sought to catch up. Post-catch-up, I have to say, I am rather disappointed.

Oh, and spoilers. Get your shit together before reading.

Narrow Vision

[Vivid-Asenshi] Akame ga Kill - 05 [E41D1D47].mkv_snapshot_08.38_[2014.08.09_15.00.53]

I thought about waiting another week to do sort of the halfway point, but I somehow imagine everything we’re seeing now from this season will be the same next week. With such a strong opening week or two, this season has kind of been a let down, predictably falling off after the second episode into a mushy paste. I suppose the summer can be one of the worst seasons for anime, like anything else summer, when it is too hot to want to bother. It also doesn’t help that I’ve been playing Firefall or entertaining the wife, so I suppose I am not paying attention as much.

Anyway, let’s try to slog our way through, ranked in order.

Knight Rider

[HorribleSubs] Aldnoah Zero - 04 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.54_[2014.07.26_17.55.28]

So we’re a quarter of the way in to the summer season, and I have to say, the strong start has pretty much fizzled out into the lukewarm pace I got from last season. Fall cannot get here soon enough and save us from our misery with thy glorious Log Horizon.

But I’ve found enough fun in at least watching some of this season’s wreckage, and that is mainly Akame ga KILL!, Aldnoah.Zero, Jinsei, Rail Wars, Rokujouma no Shinryakusha, Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen, and Tokyo ESP. The rest are continuing to float on the bottom until I get tired of bothering, or jettison it for something else. If you got a suggestion, let’s hear it.