Characters: Akame ga Kill!

aka: Akame Ga Kiru
Due to the Anyone Can Die nature of this series, beware of spoilers below.

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    Night Raid 

Tropes associated with Night Raid:

  • Anti-Hero: Of the Pragmatic Hero and Pay Evil unto Evil kind. They want to take down the empire and rebuild society. However, they are willing to murder people and use ruthless tactics to achieve their goals (even resorting to killing entire families who are willing to exploit others such as Aria's family). Even Tatsumi, one of the nicest members in the team, had to resort to to lethal force in numerous occasions. The Night Raid members even state that they are murderers, not heroes.
    • Then again, their targets are all utter monsters who deserve to die and they try their best to avoid killing innocents in the crossfire, so their claims seem to be little more than Self-Deprecation, and they ultimately are genuine heroes.
  • Badass Crew: Justified that it's a requirement to be a Badass in order to join the Night Raid since majority of their members are defected soldiers and generals of the Empire.
  • The Big Guy: Leone, Bulat and Susanoo to different degrees. Leone and Bulat are both Boisterous Bruiser while Susanoo is more of a Genius Bruiser.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: They're the most Cloud Cuckoo Lander people you'll ever meet. They're also the most dangerous group of skilled assassins and one of most dangerous forces opposing the Empire.
  • Color-Coded Characters: All of them have unique colors for their hair and outfits.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Every member of the Night Raid comes from a painful past that caused them to take up arms against the Empire due to the Prime Minister's machinations.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Every member of Night Raid is equipped with a Teigu that they found or retrieved from the Empire.
  • Experienced Protagonist: At the start of the series, Night Raid was already Famed In-Story as a group of extremely dangerous and efficient assassins throughout the Empire.
  • Good Is Not Soft: They don't have an option to be given who their enemy is.
  • La Résistance: They're assassins of the revolutionary army tasked to kill certain people in the Empire to weaken the Prime Minister and collect Teigu from fallen soldiers to strengthen their forces.
  • The Leader: Najenda is the leader of Night Raid, who hands out missions and such-like.
  • Mauve Shirt: About half of Night Raid can be considered this, particularly Sheele, Bulat, Chelsea, and Susanoo. While they were all interesting characters, each had potential for some interesting personal character arcs, they killed off before getting any major character development. Sheele's death occurred just to show that Anyone Can Die. Bulat's death occurred so to give Tatsumi some character development and a teigu. Night Raid's two newest members, Chelsea and Susanoo were killed shortly after they were introduced and within the same arc they were introduced or the next afterwards. Some fans of accused the creators of the series that Chelsea and Susanoo were only introduced to be on the receiving ended of the The Worf Effect for the Jaegers and to fur-stall killing any of the "main" Night Raid members off.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: The Night Raid explain to Tatsumi that even if they're doing it for the greater good, nothing changes the fact that at the end of the day they are murderers and they will have to continue to be so until the Empire is reformed.
  • Pragmatic Hero: Every member of the Night Raid are genuinely good people at heart but know that in order to change the corrupt state of the empire that they will need to be merciless against anyone that stands in their way.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Even with the quite eccentric personalities of each member they all still manage to efficiently work together as an assassination group.
  • True Companions: Every member has absolute trust and confidence in each others' abilities and lives if need be. If something happens to one of their members they're instantly devastated and seeks vengeance for them so long as it doesn't put the rest of the group and their mission at risk.


Voiced by: Sōma Saitō

The main protagonist of the story who embarked on a quest towards the capital in hopes of joining the military and earning enough money to send back to his impoverished village. After narrowly escaping an evil ploy by sadistic nobles Tatsumi soon learns about the true corruption within the Empire and is recruited into the ranks of Night Raid whose task is to rid the Empire of this corruption by slaying the wicked. Further on whilst competing in a fighting tournament sponsored by the Empire he unknowingly manages to steal Esdeath's heart who unceremoniously decides to make Tatsumi her lover, much to his discomfort.

Tatsumi is widely regarded by many, both allies and enemies, to have an immense amount of hidden potential despite his young age. Lacking the skill and experience of his fellow allies in Night Raid, he makes up for the fact by becoming increasingly more powerful with every battle, with his rapid growth rate being noted by stronger members such as Akame and Bulat.

  • Accidental Pervert: The day he needs to go on a mission with Mine, he enters her room without knocking to wake her up and ends up walking in on her changing. She then starts shooting him.
  • Adorkable: Quite popular with the ladies and also prone to getting laughed at for his silly mannerisms by the other members of Night Raid.
  • Badass: It's a given when you can survive battles against the best assassins and soldiers the empire has to offer.
    • He is currently by far the strongest member of the Night Raid, capable of giving the strongest in the Empire a serious run for their money.
  • Badass Adorable: It's a trait that he's very well known for. Just ask Esdeath.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: During his battle against the Three Beasts.
  • Badass in Distress: Played with. When Esdeath abducts him, she has no intention of hurting him and isn't aware of the fact that he's a member of Night Raid and is put into a worse distress when Syura traps him inside the palace in front of Budo and Esdeath who finally learns that he is a Night Raider.
  • Badass Normal: Even before obtaining a Teigu he was strong enough to stand up to Teigu users.
  • Battle Cry: "INCURSIOOOO!!!"
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Mine.
  • Bequeathed Power: Incursio given to him by Bulat moments before he dies.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:Aria finds this out the hard way once he discovers that she was the one who tortured his friends.
  • Born Lucky: Zigzagged. While Tatsumi tends to suffer a lot, just look at his Trauma Conga Line entry for more details, he does tend to luck out more than any other character in the series. Most notable examples of this include (but not limited to):
    • Surviving his encounter with Aria's family, while his friends did not.
    • Being able to use Incursio's power, despite having rather small chance of being able to wield it. Not to mention that his opponent at a the time just stood there and let him try to use Incursio instead of just attacking him.
    • The fact that he was able to escape from Esdeath the many time he did.
    • Also, when Tatsumi and Lubbock were captured, Lubbock ended up suffering Cold-Blooded Torture and was eventually kill, while Tatsumi was left relatively unharmed. The worst that Tatsumi had to suffer during his capture was nearly getting raped by Dorothea and Suzuka.
  • Break the Cutie: In the first chapter he loses both of his childhood friends and it just goes down hill from there.
  • Butt Monkey: He really can't get a break. He's not as much as Lubbock but he's definitely one when he first joined the Night Raid and he's later had the bad luck of being chosen as Esdeath's lover.
  • Can't Catch Up: He quickly proves his worth as a fighter, but initially proves to be outclassed by some of the stronger opponents due to his tactics, while other Night Raiders handle them with ease. Incursio's evolved form fixed this issue pretty swiftly.
  • Chick Magnet: Every girl that Tatsumi comes across he unknowingly manages to win her affection, it's eventually lampshaded by Lubbock and Najenda much to his confusion.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He ends up fighting one of the Rakshasa demons, who he knows is stronger and more skilled than him. How does he beat his opponent? He destroys the building that both of them are in, bringing it down on top of the Rakshasa demon's head.
  • Country Mouse: He comes from an impoverished village in the countryside that he wishes to save by earning money in the capital.
  • Covert Pervert: While Tatsumi tends to act much more mature than Lubbock, it is heavily implied that he is this. When he first meet Leone, the first thing he noticed was her large breasts. Also, when he used the teigu, Spectator, powers of X-ray vision, Clearsight, and sees Akame, Mine and Sheele undergarments, he regard the ability as an "amazing" power. At another point in the story, when Tatsumi was trying to pull a prank on Chelsea, he admit that he actually wanted to take peak at her naked body while she was bathing. The series likes to remind the reader that Tasumi is still a pubescent teenager.
  • Cute Bruiser: He's a young boy, but his fighting style involves getting close to the enemy and delivering many swift and powerful attacks.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Forcing Incursio to evolve sounds awesome on paper(See Took a Level in Badass below), unfortunately because Tatsumi is still inexperienced in using it, this just means Tyrant will slowly take him over and destroy his body.
  • Deal with the Devil: He begs Tyrant, who is still alive, for the power to protect Mine and crush the Empire after feeling he was too weak following Lubbac's death. Incursio then evolves and he becomes a hell of a lot more powerful as a result being able to fight both Budou and Esedeath on equal footing. However, he starts feeling the effects on his body as the fight draws on.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: Due to the fact that all witnesses at the scene were put unconscious by Nyau's Scream and the Three Beasts were all slain by the efforts of Tatsumi and Bulat, the Empire had no information of the recently deceased Bulat. Since Bulat was known as the sole owner of Incursio, Tatsumi's inheritance of the Teigu has the Empire mistakenly believe that Bulat is still at large.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: In the anime, he dies in Akame's arms.
  • Distressed Dude: Tatsumi finds himself captured and imprisoned by Esdeath once she decides to "make him hers". He manages to escape. Later, he gets captured by Syura along Lubbock. Despite being revealed as a member of Night Raid, Esdeath tries to convince him to join her one last time. Tatsumi refuses and Esdeath decides to execute him herself. Mine then shows up at the last minute to save her boyfriend.
  • Doom Magnet: He tends to attract danger everywhere he goes. What is even worse, is that while Tatsumi tends to luck out of a dangerous situation, many his comrades end up suffering because of his status as this. See his Unwitting Instigator of Doom entry for more details.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Starts out Badass Normal but inherits Bulat's Teigu after Bulat's death.
  • Enemy Mine: Played with. After witnessing his abilities in a local fighting tournament, Esdeath drags him to the palace in the hopes of inducting him into Jaegers—and to become her lover, unknown to the fact that Tatsumi is part of Night Raid.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: When Incursio gets a powered up form, his eyes have Tyrant's cross-shaped pupils. Even after he stops wearing the armor, his right eye remains that of Tyrant's.
  • Fusion Dance: Forcing Incursio to evolve made him fuse with it according to Budou. It may explain why he gains Tyrant's exotic eyes, even after he's not in the armor.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Actively switches between soft Tareme Eyes when he's lounging with friends, to razor sharp Tsurime Eyes when he's ready to fight and kill.
  • The Hero Dies: Protecting the common people, as he always had. In the anime, at least.
  • Heroic RROD: Pushing Incursio beyond his limits puts an enormous strain on Tatsumi's body. The armor slowly consumes him the more he pushes himself.
  • Idiot Hair: He has a rather large forelock of hair on top of his head. Which has a tendency to be rather expressive during times of emotion. Such as when Esdeath walks into her bedroom half naked, it stands straight up.
  • First Kiss: Tatsumi's was taken by Esdeath. Understandably, Mine is upset at this.
  • Love You and Everybody: When Mine finally confesses she likes him, Tatsumi cheerfully says he likes her too, as a comrade. Mine has to kiss him in the lips to make him get the point.
  • Memento Macguffin: The parting gift given to him by the village chief is a charm that blocks Akame's Murasame from killing him.
  • Mismatched Eyes: His right eye gains Tyrant's eye designs, showing that his body is slowly being consumed by Incursio.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Incredibly naive when he first arrives in the empire, even getting scammed by Leone out of all his cash and almost killed because of his lack of common sense. Fortunately he gets better.
  • Nice Guy: Kind even to his enemies, which almost got him killed a number of times.
  • No Body Left Behind: In the anime, his body disappears into nothing after Esdeath freezes both of them together.
  • Oblivious to Love: He utterly fails to notice Mine's feelings for him and has a really hard time figuring out what she means when she confesses she likes him.
  • Official Couple: With Mine.
  • The One Guy: He's the only guy in Night Raid after Lubbock's death.
  • Only Sane Man: Occasionally acts as this in Night Raid.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "You can beg the King of Hell for forgiveness."
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Being someone from the country, he hasn't had quite as much fighting experience as the rest of the Night Raid, causing to attack rather recklessly in some of his battles.
  • Slave Collar: After Esdeath decides to make Tatsumi hers, she collared him in the arena and tried to drag Tatsumi off. When that failed, she just knocked him out.
  • Sole Survivor: Ieyasu and Sayo do not survive the trip to the capital, leaving Tatsumi the only survivor amongst his friends.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: In the anime, right before he dies, he apologizes to Akame for not being able to keep his promise to survive.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: If the Great Lord's prophetic powers are to be believed, Tatsumi's romance with Mine won't end well.
  • The Stoic: After Mine enters a coma he pretty much stops entirely.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Chapter 54, he forces Incursio to evolve even further. It not only makes him strong enough to keep up with the Empire's strongest warriors, but he's also capable of NoSelling Esedeath's Time Stands Still ability, albeit briefly.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Hoo boy... He loses his friends in the first episode, is forced to join an organisation full of killers to provide for his village, loses multiple comrades as the story progresses, ends up as Esdeath's target of affections, and his girlfriend ends up in a coma. The poor guy really needs a hug at this point...
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He lacks some of the more refined skills of the Night Raiders, but makes up for it for his overall fighting ability and speed. As the story progresses, he gradually becomes a better and more skilled fighter.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: While he might not seem like this at first, Fridge Horror kicks in when you realize that Tatsumi has indirectly, yet unintentional, caused the deaths of EVERY Night Raid member so far in the manga. Going down the death in order:
    • Sheele's death at the hands of Seryu occurred because Seryu began to actively hunt down Night Raid to avenge the death of her mentor, Ogre. Remember who killed Ogre ?

    • Bulat's concern for Tatsumi's safety during their fight with the Three Beasts defiantly proved to be hinderance to him. In addition, had Tatsumi just held off Nyau for just a few more seconds, Bulat would have been able to kill Liver, and thereby preventing his own death.

    • Chelsea's death at the hands of Kurome was caused by her, out-of-character, brash decisions. Chelsea admits to herself that her out-of-character actions was the result of her feeling for Tatsumi, as well as her desire to impress him.

    • Susanoo was killed by Esdeath when she used her recently acquired Trump Card, Mahapadma, which had the ability to freeze time, to defeat him. Remember, originally Esdeath developed this ability to prevent Tatsumi from escaping her again after his escape at Mt. Fake.

    • Lubbock's death at the hands of Izou was result of Lubbock trying to escape capture. Lubbock was only captured because Syura was able to identify Tatsumi. Syura even admitted that he was not entirely sure that Lubbock was a member of Night Raid, and only kidnapped him because he was with Tatsumi.
      • Even worse, Syura was able to easily identify Tatsumi partly because he had already seen Tatsumi once in person during the danger beast incident. Remember, Tatsumi was the one to convince the rest of Night Raid to fight the danger beasts instead of letting the Jaegers take care of them. Talk about Nice Job Breaking It, Hero.

    • Mine ended up in a coma (she was killed instead in the anime) because of her decision to save Tatsumi from his execution at the hands of Esdeath.
      • The icing on the cake of this example is that Esdeath reveals that Tatsumi was not in any real danger of being killed, and would have survived his apparent "execution", whether or not Night Raid would have saved him.
  • Weak, but Skilled: He lacks the raw strength of a Teigu user at first, but his training does put him on even footing with some of them, and it makes him a monster against normal people. The 'weak' part is pretty much by Issue 54.
  • When He Smiles: His smile is what catches Esdeath's affections.

Teigu: Incursio

  • Adaptive Armor: Due to Tyrant's aptitude for adaptation and evolution the armor also inherits its Adaptive Ability. As such, if Tatsumi needs to be faster, the armor will strengthen his legs, or if Tatsumi needs to be tougher it'll make itself harder.
  • Badass Cape: One of these comes with it.
  • Blade on a Stick: Incursio's auxiliary armanent, Neuntote, a halberd capable of cutting through several Danger Beasts in one swing.
  • Cool Mask: A helmet with a mask comes with it.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Pushing Incursio into evolving eventually makes just activating it dangerous for Tatsumi. Tatsumi eventually begins fusing with Tyrant and may only activate his armor five more times before Tyrant consumes him completely.
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: In the anime's climax, he awakens Incursio's ultimate potential, growing vastly stronger and gaining Flight thanks to the Tyrant beast's adaptive ability.
  • Instant Armor: The user can summon this armor at will.
  • Invisibility Cloak: He can become invisible for a limited amount of time.
  • Leitmotif: The aptly named "Incursio"
  • Living Weapon: Tyrant still lives within the armor, accounting for its formidable Adaptive Ability as well it actively protecting Tatsumi from attacks he cannot avoid or block. After Tatsumi fuses with it in Chapter 54, it is revealed it will consume him if overused in exchange for immense power on par with Esdeath and Budou.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Incursio's known for its nearly indestructible defense.
  • Power Armor: The armor was created from the flesh of Tyrant, whose life force was so great that the beast is still alive within the armor.
  • Red Baron: Demon Dragon Armor: Incursio.


Voiced by: Sora Amamiya

The titular "Red Eyed Killer'', Akame is a young girl that was infamously known for being the Empire's number one assassin. Akame's cold-hearted and serious demeanor stems from her hellish training the Empire forced her and her sister through after being sold by their parents. After being tasked one mission to assassinate former general Najenda she is convinced by her to not only spare her but also to instead join her crusade against the Empire by becoming a member of Night Raid. Her defection from the Empire sparks an intense rivalry between fellow assassin and sibling Kurome, along with a mutual desire to be the one to end the other.

Akame is often considered to be one of the stronger members of Night Raid, slaying even the strongest of enemies with minimal effort. Her hellish assassination training allows her combat ability to be on par with those as powerful as General within the military levels of the Empire. Her Teigu, One Cut Killer: Murasame, is a katana known for being coated in an immensely deadly poison that can kill those cut by it within seconds.

  • The Ace: She is often regarded as this in Night Raid
  • Action Girl: The poster girl for this within Night Raid and the entire series.
  • Adorkable: Her social awkwardness and Big Eater antics are really endearing.
  • Almighty Janitor: In Zero. Akame was rank #7 out of her entire team, the Elite Seven, with #1 being the strongest member and #7 being the weakest. Despite this, Taeko noted that Akame was much more stronger than Akame's teammate, Cornelia, who was ranked #3.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She has really long black hair, is very pretty and displays a stoic and aloof attitude most of the time.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Although she does have some moments with Tatsumi and with her former teammate Green, her relationship with Tatsumi never becomes romantic and, while she does find out about Green's feelings for her, she admit she only sees him as a comrade and just wants them to stay friends. She does, however, have a lot of subtext with her female teammates, specially with Chelsea and Leone.
  • Badass: One of the stronger members of the Night Raid and the former top assassin of The Empire.
  • Badass Adorable: An absolutely ruthless and efficient killer... who has a tendency to be adorable in her free time.
  • Badass Boast: She states that she will kill General Esdeath when the time comes. In the anime, she does it in episode 24.
    Esdeath is certainly powerful... But she has a weakness. She's alive... She has a beating heart. If so... I will kill her. Even if she is the fabled strongest in the empire!
  • Badass Longcoat: An occasional part of her attire.
  • Big Eater: She can eat beasts several times her size in one meal. Tatsumi in episode 2 even wonders if she's the designated cook so she can sneak in bites of the food she's preparing. She denies it, while doing exactly that.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: In the anime, her eyes turn black when she uses her trump card.
  • Bond One-Liner/Pre-Mortem One-Liner: "Eliminate!"
  • But Now I Must Go: In the anime, she leaves following the rebellion's success, shouldering all of Night Raid's darker deeds, never to be seen again.
  • Cain and Abel: Abel to Kurome's Cain.
  • Colourful Theme Naming: "Akame" literally means "red eyes''.
  • The Comically Serious: A lot of Akame's comedic value comes from her lack of social skills and her voracious appetite, always while keeping the same deadpan expression.
  • Cry Cute: When Tatsumi compliments her on not being affected when she loses a comrade, she cries and admits she's actually hurting, but on the inside.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: A minidress, and she always fights in it.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She and her sister Kurome were sold by their parents when they were young and forced into the Prime Minister's assassin creation programs. To clarify, her training was being forced into a large forest with 100 other children and being hunted by vicious Danger Beasts until only a couple were standing with nothing more than a sword. And that was just the first part.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She wears mostly black and is by no means evil.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She was recruited into the Night Raid when she was successfully talked into it by Najenda when she was assigned to kill her.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Starts off initially as an Emotionless Girl, but begins to become more compassionate after her interactions with Tatsumi.
  • Did You Think I Can't Feel?: She's usually so calm and composed that Tatsumi thinks she's simply numb to emotions, but she admits that she isn't.
  • Emotionless Girl: Justified since she was trained to kill her emotions to be a proficient assassin.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: While Akame does have a fair amount of Ship Tease with Tatsumi and her former teammate Green had a confirmed crush on her in Zero, Akame tends to have a lot of subtext pertaining to her female teammates such as Leone, Chelsea, and her former teammate Tsukushi.
  • Expy: In terms of physical appearance, Akame sure does look a lot like Hikaru Izumi, the main protagonist of the hentai game Seito Kaichou Hikaru. They both share similar hair styles and outfits. Both are sword-women with red eyes and long black hair that fight in a black Mini Dress Of Power with red highlights. In addition, it is worth mentioning that Hikaru OVA counterpart has much more striking resembles to Akame than her game counterpart. Also, it important to know Seito Kaichou Hikaru came out roughly six months before the first chapter of Akame ga Kill and the OVA was released just a little over a month after the first chapters released. So it might be possible that Akame could have been based off Hikaru, or it could be just one hell of a coincidence.
  • Fastball Special: On more than one occasion, Akame has been thrown by a strong ally to attack a foe.
  • Flash Step: Pulls this off alot against mooks and even high-end villains have been nailed with this by her.
  • Light Is Not Good: In Zero, she wore mostly white when she worked for the Empire.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Can actually take a number of devastating hits without slowing down and easily one of the fastest things in the series, so much that even Esdeath was challenged to keep up with her (and that's before she uses her power-up). One opponent mentions that she's almost as strong physically as she is fast.
  • Love Interest: Surprisingly, she is not Tatsumi's love interest, however she was one towards her former teammate Green in Zero.
  • Marked Change: In the anime, red marks appear all over her body once she uses her trump card.
  • Master Swordswoman: She's an extremely talented swordswoman, probably the best in the series.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Her Iconic Outfit.
  • Murderous Thighs: When Ibara of the Rakshasa Demons manages to take her sword, she breaks his neck with her legs to retrieve it.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Her first encounter with Tatsumi has him in the wrong place at the wrong time and with the wrong idea of who is good and who is bad. She's very aware of this and avoids fighting him.
  • No Place for Me There: In the anime, she disappears after the revolution succeeds, taking all her sins with her.
  • No Social Skills: Akame isn't the best when it comes to social norms and common sense. Chelsea once tried to lift her skirt to see if Akame would try to stop her, which she fortunately did.
    Chelsea: I was just testing to see if she had any kind of shyness as a girl. I got worried there for a second.
    Akame: Course I do! I’ve been taught all forms of common sense!
  • The Not-Love Interest: Normally, you would except the titular heroine to be the male lead's love interest. This not the case with Akame, who is just good friends with Tatsumi with very little to no romantic tension between them. Tatsumi ends up paired off with Mine instead.
  • Not So Stoic: But it’s evident that Akame represses her emotions to be an effective killer and breaks down in tears while berating Tatsumi when he assumes that she already gets over Sheele’s death.
    • This happens again in the anime after she killed her younger sister, Kurome, mainly because how much she and Kurome loved each other.
  • One Woman Army: Akame shows many times that she is capable of deal and kill groups of enemies without much difficulty and even beats Dorothea's enhanced soldiers alone without her Teigu.
  • Out of Focus: For a titular character, Akame doesn't get much screentime or development throughout the series. This is lampshaded by Akame herself in the last Theater of the anime.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It reaches down to her knees.
  • Red Baron: Akame of the Demon Sword Murasame.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her name and her assassination skills invoke this trope
  • Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Akame's rigorous assassination training makes her one of the strongest combatants in the story in exchange for a lack of social skills and repressed emotions but her time in the Night Raid slowly fixes that.
  • The Stoic: She always carries a melancholy look around her teammates and when out in combat.
  • Submissive Badass: In times of emergency she is given the role of defacto leader in Night Raid but ultimately she is satisfied with being Najenda's Number Two.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: She's cold as ice, always ready to kill her assassination targets in cold blood. Still, she's compassionate to innocents and cares a lot about her teammates.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Her appetite for meat would give Luffy pause.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Her eyes are focused and sharp, befitting for a stoic and strong Action Girl.
  • Vapor Wear: A bit of Clothing Damage during her fight against the Rakshasa Demon, Ibara, reveals she doesn't wear anything under her usual uniform.
  • Waif-Fu: Akame is a very lithe girl but she demonstrates she can move faster than the eye can see and bifurcate men several times larger than her in the same motion.
  • Walking the Earth: In the epilogue of the anime.
  • Weak Sauce Weakness: Played for laughs, in the manga Akame really cannot take food deprivation. When it was Mine and Tatsumi's turn to go hunt for food, they spent a few hours talking about their relationship. Akame ended up passing out from hunger from just having a meal go late.
  • When She Smiles: A smile from her is a rare treat and are highlighted on each time.

Teigu: Murasame


Voiced by: Yuu Asakawa

The first member of Night Raid Tatsumi encounters. She approaches Tatsumi with promises to get him easily commissioned within the military only to scam him out of free alcohol and all of his money. Ironically, her encounter with him is what causes him to meet the nobles who were their targets at the time. When she witnesses Tatsumi's ruthless kill of the last noble, she notices his potential and decides to recruit him. Her reason for joining the Night Raid is simply for the fact that she likes to fight and what better outlet for her abilities than to rid the Empire of their evils.

Excelling at information gathering and a strong penchant for battling strong opponents, Leone is often the one whose seen confirming the validity of the targets in which Night Raid is assigned to assassinate. Her Teigu, Animal King Form: Lionelle, is a belt that increases all five senses, gives her animal-like characteristics, and a powerful Healing Factor in combat.

  • Action Girl: The most prominent one in the Night Raid.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While she is attracted to Tatsumi, she does have fair amount of subtext with Akame in the anime and a whole lot more of it in the manga.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses an arm against Kurome but she's quickly able to reattach it thanks to Lionelle's Healing Factor and Lubbock's Teigu.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Easily seen in her picture due to her default outfit.
  • Berserk Button: Being a victim of surprise attacks. She loves doing the surprising, just not being on the other end of one.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Loves a good fight and exudes a ton of energy in and out of combat.
  • Boobs of Steel: Easily has the biggest "assets" of the entire cast and the physically strongest female of the Night Raid.
  • Cat Girl: Even when not using her Teigu.
  • Cool Big Sis: Acts as this towards all of the members of the Night Raid except Najenda and Lubbock.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Yellow hair and eyes.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Here teigu turns her into a were-cat and she is able retain her sexy looks.
  • Double Tap: Unfortunately for Dorothea, Leone seemed to pick on the fact that in this series, it is in your best interest to do this to your opponent.
  • Fur Against Fang: Her fight with Dorothea can be considered this, a were-cat vs. a vampire-like alchemist.
  • Genre Savvy: Leone is one of the very few characters genre savvy enough to perform a Double Tap on her opponents, something that over established Genre Savvy characters fail to do, this includes Chelsea, Run, Mez, Sten, Tatsumi, and sometimes even Akame and Esdeath.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Has been seen with alcohol more than anyone else. Interestingly, she's also better at holding her liquor than anyone else.
  • Heroic Spirit: Leone's will power is her greatest strength. She can shrug off horrific injuries and push herself beyond her limits if she's determined enough.
  • If We Get Through This: Leone jokes that if they all survive the rebellion, the gang should form a traveling circus.
  • Les Yay: Has this going on with Akame in the manga, they're best friends and Leone will occasionally subject her to some Marshmallow Hell.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Fast enough to Flash Step across a mountain valley and strong enough to crush skulls and smash craters into the ground with one punch.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She's hardly slowed down by injuries no matter how gruesome thanks to her Healing Factor. She even carries on for quite a while after being fatally shot by Minister Honest in the anime.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Subjects Tatsumi to this to tease him much to his embarrassment and the envy of Lubbock’s.
    • In the manga (chapter 44), Leone also subjects Akame to this, much to Lubbock's excitement.
    Leone: (glomps Akame) I'm completely healed, Akame!
    Akame: (talking in Leone's breast) Do that to Tatsumi, not me!
  • Meaningful Name: Leone means "lion" in Italian.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A young busty woman whose Iconic Outfit are Stripperific clothes and has the ability to transform into a Cat Girl. Not to mention her tendency to glomp people.
  • Now That's Using Your Teeth: Like catching throwing knives and biting off the tip of flamethrowers.
  • Post-Victory Collapse: After being fatally injured in the anime, Leone carries on long enough to see the rebellion's success. Only then does she finally succumb to her wounds.
  • The Roper: Her first encounter with Tatsumi has her conning him out of buying her alcohol and eventually all of his money with the promises that she can get him commissioned into the army because of a contact from within.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: She always wears a scarf.
  • Spirited Competitor: She has a tendency to waste time on an assassination if she comes across particularly strong enemies. This particular trait gets her punished by Najenda at times.
  • Stripperiffic: Her outfit is essentially a bikini with Detached Sleeves and detached pants legs. Make note of how this manga also has a Limited Wardrobe for almost every character.
  • The Tease: Towards Tatsumi.
  • Tsundere: In episode six, after she tag-teams with Tatsumi to beat the drug smugglers, he asks what'll happen to the women the smugglers drugged. She says it's not their concern... then she lets it slip that there's a skilled doctor nearby, and she'll contact him over it. She insists it's because she knows one of the girls who was drugged. All of this happens with a small blush on her cheeks.

Teigu: Lionelle

  • Healing Factor: An ability of Lionelle heightens the user’s ability to recover, allowing them to recover from near fatal wounds and reattach limbs with some assistance.
  • Little Bit Beastly: After its activation the user grows the ears and tail of a lion, while their hands transform into large paws.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: Technically, its ability is to change it's user into a were-cat, complete with healing factor.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: Activating Lionelle makes Leone's hair grow from being shoulder length short to being long enough to reach her back.
  • Red Baron: Animal King: Lionelle.
  • Super Senses: Lionelle enhances the user's senses to superhuman levels.
  • Super Strength: All of her physical abilities are greatly amplified, and she can lift enormous stone pillars with ease.


Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi

Once a high ranking Imperial Officer of the Empire, he defected after his former superior was framed for crimes he didn't commit because he refused to give into the Prime Minister's agenda. Whilst defecting he steals the Teigu Incursio and soon joins Night Raid. Known by his teammates for his passionate behavior, inhuman skill combat skill, and peculiar taste in men, Bulat soon takes a recently joined Tatsumi under his wing and trains him to be a stronger fighter.

His Teigu, Demon Armor: Incursio, is a short sword that can summon a full body armor that enhances the his physical strength and allows him to blend in with the environment.

  • Badass Gay: He's not too subtle about his interest in men. He's also a bonafide badass who could simultaneously take on three of the empire's strongest soldiers (who where also Teigu users) at once. His strength is explicitly compared to Esdeath's. That should give you an idea of how Badass he is.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Tatsumi.
  • Bishōnen: What he looked like before joining the Night Raid.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: All members of Night Raid are capable of superhuman feats, but Bulat's strength is on another level entirely from sheer training.
  • Defector from Decadence: He was an Imperial Officer of The Empire before leaving after realizing how corrupt the Prime Minister is.
  • Delinquent Hair: His hair is styled in the shape of a pompadour. A heart shaped pompadour.
  • Determinator: Bulat stabs himself in the leg to avoid being affected by Nyau's flute Teigu.
  • Expy: Of Kamina, being a hot blooded, badass mentor for the main character voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi whose death happens in the eight episode of his series and who before dying leaves a legacy for the main character and provokes his development.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself Man: He gives Tatsumi one of these when he almost allows himself to be consumed by vengeance.
  • Heroic Build: He is ripped.
  • Hot-Blooded: He is among the most emotional members of the Night Raid and he teaches Tatsumi to embrace these emotions but not to let them consume him.
  • Hunk: Square-chinned, tall and muscular Bulat creates quite the contrast when standing next to Tatsumi.
  • Manly Gay: Basically the poster boy for Rated M for Manly in the series.
  • Meaningful Name: It's an old type of reinforced steel known in Russia and the name of a pretty sturdy tank.
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest members of the Night Raid when Tatsumi first joins.
  • Obi-Wan Moment: He gives Tatsumi some important last minute instructions on how to use Incursio, before succumbing to fatal poisoning by Liver.
  • One-Man Army: Implied to be this in his days serving The Empire. He easily kill groups of enemies and if Liver's words and his title of "The Hundred Man Slayer" are taken into account, he is this. It is actually, implied to kill more than one hundred men, he just thought the title "The Hundred Man Slayer" sounded cooler.
  • Red Baron: The Hundred Man Slayer.
  • Shirtless Scene: If he's not in his Incursio armor, then he's probably without his shirt, too, just for good measure.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Spinning his halberd is enough to neutralize Liver's water cannon.
  • Tough Love: Any advice he gives Tatsumi usually leads with a punch to the face. Bulat outright states he favors tough love.
  • Transformation Sequence: He gets a brief one when donning his armor, as shown in episode 3.

Teigu: Incursio


Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Originally born the fourth son of a wealthy merchant family in a region, Lubbock left his wealthy life behind to follow Najenda when she served in the Empire and rose through the ranks to serve her by her side. When she defected to the rebellion he joined her and faked their deaths by changing the military records of both him and her as K.I.A.

His Teigu, Infinite Uses: Cross Tail, is a garotte on gloves that can be used in a myriad of ways such as enemy detection, makeshift shields, laceration, strangulation, and can be shaped into a number of different weapons.

  • Badass: Takes out two of the Rakshasa Demons by himself. He holds out under torture, successfully fakes being broken by torture and kills Syura.
  • Bromantic Foil: To Tatsumi, being the silly, extroverted pervert to make Tatsumi seem more mature.
  • Butt Monkey: Par course for his behavior in the Night Raid. He's either beaten to a pulp by Leone or running away from Bulat's affection. Mine even states this is his designated role in the group.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: He's remarkably respectful towards Najenda despite his tendencies.
  • Casanova Wannabe: He always tries to woo any cute girl he sees. Unfortunately for him, they're either not interested or trying to kill him.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He's often spending his free time trying to peek on Leone in the hot springs or cursing Tatsumi for his Chick Magnet status. He does show chivalry sometimes such as when he takes on two Rakshasa Demons to save a young Night Raid spy, and generally dislikes harming women.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: After being captured by the Wild Hunt, he is subjected to this, including a Groin Attack.
  • Conservation of Ninjutsu: Averted. He tends to prefer one on one combat, and excels at that. However, in episode 11 when he encounters several Elite Mook all at once, he wisely runs away from them. Considering one gave him trouble, a lot of them was more than he could handle. Though they give chase, Akame fortunately saves him.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He hides wires under his clothes, around his body and even in his mouth.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He's shown to be the Butt Monkey for his perverted tendencies and jealously of Tatsumi during the story, but in the midst of combat he demonstrates he can be quite the cunning and dangerous opponent as shown from his victory over two of the Four Rakshasa Demons, who have been known to be a group skilled in the art of killing Teigu users.
    • He takes full advantage of this trope when being tortured by Syura. He pretends to be broken by his torture in order to use the spare bits of his teigu he keeps hidden in his mouth to break his neck.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Green hair and eyes.
  • Death by Adaptation: Type II. In the manga, he dies fourteen chapters after Seryu's death while in the anime he dies only one episode after she is killed.
  • Defiant to the End: Right till his death, in spite of serious torture and ridiculously poor odds against the Castle's invincible security. This is lampshaded by multiple characters.
  • Defector from Decadence: As with Najenda. In fact, he joined the Night Raid out of love for her.
  • Disguised in Drag: One of his many civilian disguises is a woman.
  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: He spends much of his battles talking about how his powers work, which benefits the viewer. This actually has some practical use, as his talking is often meant to be a distraction.
  • Flechette Storm: Aside from his Imperial Arms, Lubbock also has a few knives handy to throw when he's desperate.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Lubbock is noticeable aroused whenever Leone subjects Akame to Marshmallow Hell.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Incredibly jealous of Tatsumi's status as the resident Chick Magnet.
  • Groin Attack: As part of Syura's Cold-Blooded Torture. He's missing one testicle now.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Izou cuts off a good chunk of the left side of Lubbock's body during their fight. As Lubbock slowly dies, Izou commends him for holding out as long as he did.
  • Hot-Blooded: When it comes to his perverted antics.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: In a 1 on 1 fight, he's a pretty strong fighter, despite his slender appearance. He also has many tricks up his sleeve regarding his teigu, and often fools his opponent into thinking he used his most powerful attack, only to then be lured into a false sense of security when an attack or trap he laid out earlier catches them off guard.
  • If We Survive This: Tells Tatsumi that once the rebellion is over, he'll try expanding his book shop and marry Najenda. Unfortunately, he will never get that opportunity.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Claims that some of his uses of his wires were inspired by various manga he reads.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: He thinks he's competing with Susanoo for Najenda's affections. Najenda and Susanoo's relationship is completely platonic.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He dies in the anime after killing Syura and falling into the spears of his elite group, who pierce with the spears his lower half.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: It heavily implied that he suffers this. While he tends to act as a confident assassin in front of the other Night Raid members, in many of his internal thoughts reveals that he often doubts his own abilities to be useful for Night Raid's cause.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: He has this moment before engaging two Rakshasa Demon warriors.
  • Love at First Sight: He fell in love with Najenda the moment he first saw her.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He's a shameless pervert who constantly peeps on his naked teammates, but it's always played for laughs.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His left eye is usually covered by his hair.
  • Playing Possum: He can feign death by using his Cross Tail to cut off his own circulation.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the one that handles the alarms and defenses of the Night Raid's hideouts and he's also skilled in reconnaissance and information gathering.
  • Straight Man: Very frequently early on, sharing the duty with Tatsumi.
  • Subordinate Excuse: He joined the army and later Night Raid so he could be close to his beloved Najenda.
  • Tactical Withdrawal: Regularly runs from fights he is not confident he will win, claiming self-preservation is key for an assassin.
  • Trap Master: A lot of his tactics involve outsmarting and leading his targets into traps using his Imperial Arms.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Najenda. He gave up his comfortable rich life and joined a rebel group of assassins all in order to follow her and remain by her side.
    • And how! Even after Cold-Blooded Torture at Syura's hands and even getting one of his testicles crushed he refuses to betray the Night Raid or even blame Tatsumi for his predicament.
  • Unknown Rival: He thinks of Susanoo as his rival for Najenda's love.
  • Weak, but Skilled: While he lacks the raw physical power of Leone or the devastating Teigu attack power of Akame, several characters note him to have a great deal of combat experience and a highly tactical mind, often defeating his enemies with intuitive uses of his Teigu.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Between being fatigued by being tortured at the hands Syura, having Cross Tail taken from him, and armed with only a regular sword and Syura's teigu, which was not working at the time (not to mention, was not likely drained of energy from just using it), Lubbock was understandably not in top condition when he was forced to fight Izou
  • Worthy Opponent: Although his weakened and Teigu-less state meant he didn't put up much of a fight, his fighting spirit and courage leads Izou and Budou to praise him as this even after this death.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He's seen killing a female assassin caught in one of his traps in episode 3. She begs him to let her go, but he refuses, stating that someone he knew once fell for a similar trap and died as a result. After he's done killing her, he laments having to kill such a lovely lady. And he does this again in episode 18 against the female Rakhasa demon.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green hair.

Teigu: Cross Tail

  • Barrier Warrior: The wires can be weaved into creating shields strong enough to deflect attacks.
  • Building Swing: Lubbock can do this using his cables.
  • Difficult but Awesome: His Cross Tail is noted to take a lot of skill to use and relies heavily on the user's inventiveness and ability to multitask.
  • Razor Floss: Cross Tail was made from the body hair of a Danger Beast renown for their extremely durable and sharp body hair. As such Lubbock can alternate between using the threads for either strangulation or laceration.
  • Red Baron: Infinite Uses: Cross Tail.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: He can shape his thread into a throwing spear, a makeshift shield, armor, and an axe.


Voiced by: Yukari Tamura

One of the more unruly members of the Night Raid. Mine is a temperamental girl who enjoys flaunting her genius amongst her teammates and tends to treat the less fortunate members, such as Tatsumi and Lubbock, like her slaves. She was born and raised on the western border of the empire and was mercilessly ridiculed for her foreign blood. Her mission is to make the country anew so the Revolutionary army's alliance with the People of the West would allow diplomatic relations to grow causing many races to mingle and prevent tragedies like what she had to endure growing up.

Her Teigu, Roman Artillery: Pumpkin, a rifle that can fire highly concentrated piercing shots of spirit energy. Pumpkin's secondary special ability magnifies the power of its shot in proportion of how much danger the user whose wielding it is in.

  • Tsundere: She always acts condescending and short tempered to her teammates especially when Tatsumi first joins the Night Raid. She's also occasionally sweet and affectionate and she does show that she cares for her teammates such as when she shows contempt for Chelsea for mocking the fallen Bulat and Sheele. Later, she begins to go deredere on Tatsumi once she begins to fall for him and when she confesses her feelings for him and he finally gets the idea, she decides they should start dating, stating "he should be grateful". Tatsumi even notices how she's still her abrasive self even when confessing.
  • Tsurime Eyes: A typical trait of a violent and haughty Tsundere.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She charges to rescue Tatsumi from his public execution and faces Budo and Esdeath, the two most powerful and feared generals of the Empire, on her own all in order to save her boyfriend.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink hair.

Teigu: Pumpkin

  • Abnormal Ammo: Pumpkin fires highly concentrated piercing shots of spirit energy.
  • Awesome but Impractical: In order to make full use of Pumpkin's destructive potential, its user must be in constant danger.
    • The weapon is also prone to overheating at the least appropriate moments.
  • Critical Status Buff: An ability of Pumpkin is that the power and range of the Teigu increases in proportion to the level of danger its user is in, with the bullets ranging from powerful small sniper shots to large destructive energy blasts when the danger hits its highest.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Not even Mine understands how her weapon works, only that it's an Imperial Arms, making it ancient and very deadly.
  • More Dakka: Pumpkin can also act as an assault rifle and can lay down enough fire to effectively trade shots with enemy gunners.
  • Take Up My Sword: Pumpkin was originally Najenda's back when she was a general. After getting crippled, Najenda no longer has the stamina to use it and mostly leaves the fieldwork to Mine and the rest.
  • Red Baron: Roman Artillery: Pumpkin.
  • Sniper Rifle: Mine mainly makes use of it for.
  • Story-Breaker Power: The nature of Pumpkin means that moreso than any other Night Raid member, Mine can punch far above her weight.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Essentially what Pumpkin becomes when it becomes properly charged.


Voiced by: Mamiko Noto

Growing up in the lower districts of the Capital, Sheele's clumsy nature made her a frequent target for ridicule amongst the people she wronged, leading her to live a life of depression and isolation. After finally making a friend that likes her in spite of her clumsiness she soon loses that friendship when she was forced to kill her friend's ex boyfriend when he attacked the pair in a fit of drugged rage. After losing her parents to a murderous gang out for revenge and effortlessly subduing said gang, she is soon recruited by the Night Raid so she may use her unnatural talent to efficiently kill to fix her society.

Her Teigu, Cutter of Creation: Ecstasy, are a giant pair of scissors made with the strongest materials in the world, allowing them to cut through virtually anything. A secondary ability of Ecstasy allows the user to emit a bright light from the blades, effectively blinding unsuspecting foes.

Teigu: Ecstacy


Voiced by: Risa Mizuno

The head of the assassination group Night Raid, Najenda was a former general of the Empire that made the decision to defect to the Revolutionary Army after witnessing how morally bankrupt and corrupt the regime was from the actions of her colleague, General Esdeath. She successfully bands an army of her men together to defect to the Revolutionaries until she is blind sided by Esdeath's army in which she nearly lost all of her men and narrowly escaped death by her... with the exception of a shattered arm and a lost eye. During Dr. Stylish's assault on the Night Raid's hideout she reveals her two new recruits: Chelsea and the humanoid Teigu, Susanoo.

Her last known Teigu, Speed of Lightning: Susanoo, is a living humanoid Teigu that functions as the user's bodyguard and can do household chores extremely efficiently and can fight on behalf of the user.

  • Absolute Cleavage: She's almost always wearing a shirt with a low neckline.
  • Action Girl: At one time she was nearly as strong as Esdeath.
  • Artificial Limbs: Her right arm is mechanical, destroyed in an ambush by Esdeath along with an eye, when the latter found out that she had defected.
  • Berserk Button: Don't say that she looks like a man, and don't bring up her age.
  • Big Good: As leader of the Night Raid and The Revolution.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Gives her a masculine appearance to the point where Susanoo compares her to his former male owner.
  • Braids of Action: When she was younger.
  • Cast from Lifespan: She is able to give Susanoo an enormous power boost, but it requires her to sacrifice a portion of her lifespan.
  • Celibate Heroine: She's too focused on leading a rebellion to think about dating. Although she admits she could consider starting a relationship with Lubbock after the conflict is over.
  • Defector from Decadence: She used to be a general in the Imperial army alongside Esdeath, but joined the Revolutionaries after seeing her in action.
  • Eyepatch of Power: She lost her eye to Esdeath.
  • Genre Savvy: She knows that she's no match for Esdeath in a straight up fight. So she deliberately hatches plans that either lures Esdeath away from her true objective, or manages to cause targets she's protecting to flee from her protection, where Najenda and her crew can then dispatch them without Esdeath's intervention.
  • Handicapped Badass: After losing an eye and her right arm she comments that she can only use about 40% of her original strength. Her crippling is also why she can't use Teigu until she receives the energy-efficient Susanoo. This doesn't prevent the fact that she can still curb stomp general class opponents with ease.
  • Identical Stranger: The reason Susanoo responded to her is because she resembles his previous master, who much to Tatsumi and Leone's amusement, was a man.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Currently Najenda makes for one helluva handsome dude to her dismay, but when she was younger she was a lot more feminine looking and a top beauty in the empire who had to constantly turn down marriage offers (which is something she still likes to boast about).
  • In-Series Nickname: "Boss" and "The Hunk of the Rebellion".
  • Iron Lady: Has the cool effectiveness down pat. This is not a woman you want to cross. And she has Power Hair, to boot!
  • The Leader: A mix of Type I and II. She is the one who assigns the separate members of Night Raid to the requests that are given to them and pairs them according to whose strength is suited for the task. It was her plan that tricks Esdeath into wiping out a gang of bandits for the Night Raid and leads to the death of Bols and the weakening of Kurome.
  • The Mourning After: After successfully rescuing Tatsumi and confirming Lubbock's death, she mourns the loss of her close friend.
  • Plot Armor: It is known that activating Magatama Manifestation three times kills the user. But when Najenda activates it for the third time in her battle with Esdeath in the Bolic arc she luckily survives only due to the fact that Susanoo reached his physical limit before her life force did.
  • Pragmatic Hero: As Rebel Leader, much of the series' bloodshed and tragedies can be traced back to her ambition. However, all of her actions are for the sake of a better future.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When she first meets Tatsumi, she gives him an offer to join Night Raid and says they won't kill him if he refuses, though they can't let him leave either since he knows where their base is. She also tells him about what they do, which is to kill people who do evil things, and that they're fighting against the Empire to ease the burden on the people. Her painting the image that way helps convince him to join.
  • Rocket Punch: With her right arm, and can use it to pull herself forward too.
  • Shipper on Deck: She apparently ships Tatsumi x Mine. She was actually on the one to convince Mine to make a move on Tatsumi before Leone does.
  • Ship Tease: She's not terribly opposed to the idea of hooking up with Lubbock, but she'd rather hook-up after the conflict is over. Unfortunately in both the anime and manga, that will never come to pass.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Najenda is rarely seen without a cigar. She especially likes to smoke while looking badass.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: In past she somehow succeeded in persuading Akame to abandon her mission of assassinating her and defect from the Empire, while also effectively recruiting her into the Night Raid and joining the Revolutionary Army. What makes this more incredible was that at the time Akame was the Empire's top assassin.
  • Tragic Keepsake: She keeps Lubbock's goggles with her after his death in both the manga and the anime.
  • You Monster!: Delivers this reaction to Kurome. She despises Kurome's Teigu because she feels it desecrates the dead.
  • Younger than She Looks: The other Night Raid members are already horrified when Tatsumi tactlessly asks Najenda about her age. And then he has to thoughtlessly yell out at that she's MUCH YOUNGER than he thought, when she tells him that she's in her mid-20s. This gets him a savage pounding that leaves him little more than a pile of lumps.

Teigu: See Susanoo


Voiced by: Shintaro Asanuma

A living, self-aware Teigu. Despite not being human, he has a personality and quickly bonds with the other members of Night Raid.

Tropes associated with Susanoo

  • Artificial Human: He was a Teigu meant to accompany important members of the Empire over long journeys acting as a cook, a medic, and a bodyguard all in one.
  • Asexual: He claims that as a Teigu, he can't feel love. However, Lubbock thinks that maybe he just needs to find the right person.
  • Attack Reflector: Mirror of Yata, a huge shield capable of reflecting any projectile attack.
  • Badass: He is one of the most powerful members of Night Raid, being capable of defeat easily Stylish's army, destroying Kurome Destaghoul, and even Esdeath herself call him a worthy opponent before kill him.
  • Battle Butler: He was created to be a bodyguard, so he also knows how to cook and tend house.
  • Berserk Button: Nothing ever pissed him off more than learning that one of their targets had a habit of tainting people's food with am addictive drug.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In his first appearance.
  • BFS: Ame no Murakamo, a gigantic sword capable of cutting through Destaghoul in one swing.
  • Chick Magnet: Lubbock mentions that he'd like to take him into town one day to help him pick up chicks. Susanoo doesn't really understand, but says that he'd be happy to help his allies in any way.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and eyes.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Magatama Manifestation, which absorbs his user's life force to power him up. Doing this three times will kill the user.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He's introduced in episode 11 in the anime, and knocks out Dr. Stylish's Elite Mooks with little trouble while having no issue with the knockout drug that was keeping the other Night Raid members aside from Tatsumi incapacitated. Even when Dr. Stylish sets off a couple of bombs near him, he recovers from it after a few moments. Also, in his introduction he combs Mine's hair, demonstrating his obsession with cleaning.
  • Flash Step: Jewel of Yasakani.
  • Healing Factor: Being a humanoid Teigu allows him regenerate destroyed limbs within seconds.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Using Magatama Manifestation three times will kill his owner, but Susanoo saves Najenda from this fate by using his life force instead, dooming him in her place.
  • Holy Halo: It even levitates behind his back for Rule of Cool.
  • Horned Humanoid: He has large bull horns on his head.
  • The Last Dance: Decides hold off General Esdeath long enough for the remaining Night Raid members to flee after the assassination of Bolic.
  • Living Weapon: Well he is a teigu and therefore is technically a weapon.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after the storm god of Japanese legend. He's also the Teigu capable of the most destruction wielded by Night Raid.
  • Mundane Utility: While he's capable of holding his own in combat, he's also a good housekeeper and guard, originally designed to escort and protect rulers.
  • Neat Freak: When he sees something out of place like someone’s hair or their clothes he immediately adjusts it perfectly.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Out of all the Night Raid member, Susanoo has by far the most destructive capabilities. This allows him to take out whole armies and powerful Danger Beasts.
  • Power Dyes Your Hair: When he's in his Magatama Manifestation form, his hair turns white.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Being a biological Teigu, he's would be at least 1000 years old.
  • Real Men Cook: Takes the role of being the Night Raid’s chef alongside Akame.
  • Red Baron: The Speed of Lightning: Susanoo
  • The Stoic: Being a living teigu, Susanoo tend to act very stoic and almost robotic, however his time with Night Raid has allowed him to express his emotions more as the series go on.
  • Super Mode: Magatama Manifestation, Susanoo's trump card that gives him a major power boost, allowing him to use powerful techniques such as Ame no Murakumo, Mirror of Yata, and the Jewel of Yasakani but kills his master after being used three times.
  • Team Chef: He's known for making the giant creatures Akame captures into luxurious meals for the rest of the group.
  • Token Non-Human: He is a living teigu, so technically he is the only non-human member of Night Raid. In fact, Susanoo did not consider himself as member at first due to his static as a non-human.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Esdeath in his resolve to allow the remaining Night Raid to flee. She even vowed to remember him not as a Teigu, but as a warrior.
  • The Worf Effect: Despite all of his destructive power and his build up as one of Night Raids most powerful members, he ended be no match against Esdeath, who ultimately kills him.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is blue.


Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka

A young girl who joins Night Raid later on in the story. Her town was eradicated by the Empire upon suspicion of harboring rebels. Her Teigu allows her to take on a multitude of different disguises.

Tropes associated to Chelsea

  • Ambiguously Bi: While it is very clear that Chelsea has feelings for Tatsumi, Chelsea does have a fair amount of subtext pertaining to Akame. Most, if not all, of Chelsea interactions with Akame can easily interpreted as flirting. Shortly after meeting each other, Chelsea (while blushing) is shown playing with Akame's hair, all the while complementing how cute Akame is. In one flashback in the manga(although the scene was shown briefly in the anime), Chelsea has tried lifting up Akame's shirt, much to Akame's annoyance. In the same flashback, Chelsea's suggestion that the two should go shopping together once the revolution has ended can be interpreted as a proposal for a date.
  • Anti-Hero: Even more-so than the other Night Raid members. While Chelsea is a far cry from a Token Evil Teammate, she actually revealed to be a rather caring person, Chelsea tends to value self-preservation over doing all she can to saving innocent lives. The biggest example of this is when Danger Beasts attack the Empire and most of Night Raid wanted to fight them, Chelsea instead decided that it would be safer to let the Jaegers take care of the Danger Beasts than risk being sighted by the Jaegers or other possible opponents. She actually ends up being right. Not only did Tatsumi ran into Esdeath, but he was also was spotted by Syura. As result the encounter, this allowed Syura to easily identify Tatsumi later on in the story, leading to Tatsumi's and Luddock's capture.
  • Ascended Extra: In the series proper, she gets a very minor role since she gets killed shortly after joining Night Raid. However, it appears she plays a rather heavy role in Akame ga Kill Zero, where she's given a fair amount of screentime.
  • Bathtub Scene: Gets one in episode 12.
  • Boring but Practical: She assassinates a target in episode 15 simply by striking at an artery in the man's neck. Contrast that to the more flashy kills done by other characters, who also usually tend to sever limbs, heads, and torsos.
  • Brutal Honesty: In episode 12, she says Night Raid, while having semi-competent members, lacks good cohesion and will likely fail a mission. She was saying that largely because the last group she was with ended up dying, and didn't want them to also get killed.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: She usually mocks this kind of idealism, but after meeting Tatsumi she begins taking a more active role in missions, even endangering herself at times.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Chelsea seems to insult both Sheele and Bulat at first in episode 12, which ticks off Mine and Tatsumi. However, she later shares with him that the last group she was with died except for her, and was hoping their unit cohesion was strong so they could assist each other and survive.
  • Crush Blush: Chelsea tends to blush a lot whenever she she is with Tatusmi, it is actually rather cute.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Red-Orange hair and eyes.
  • Dead Guy on Display: After getting her head cut off by Kurome's puppet, Natala, Chelsea's head was put on a pike and placed in the middle of the town square. According to Seryu, it is apparently still there during the time of Mine's rematch with Seryu.
  • Death by Irony: For someone who spent a fair amount of time criticizing other the Night Raid members for needlessly endangering themselves more than they have to and trying to prevent them from developing Chronic Hero Syndrome, she need up developing said syndrome, and is killed after making the very risky move to kill Kurome without back-up.
  • Deus Exit Machina: In Zero, she ends up being kidnapped by gangsters before she can help her teammate, Taeko, kill off the rest of The Elite Seven. This ends up preventing her from meeting Akame and possible killing or being killed by any of The Elite Seven, especially Akame since she was Taeko next target.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When she's properly introduced in episode 12, she at first plays with Akame's hair, then offers her a lollipop. She also has a bad start with Mine, insulting the latter's small chest size. And later a cat shows up, causing Mine to go through Cuteness Proximity and give her cake to the cat. Said cat actually turns out to be Chelsea demonstrating her deception abilities. She also tricks Tatsumi when he attempted to prank her in the bath.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Subverted. Especially when you compare Chelsea's death with the deaths of the other members of Night Raid in either the anime or ones in the manga so far. Both forms of media, all the other members of Night Raid either died as a result of a Heroic Sacrifice or, at the very least, went out with a smile. Chelsea, on the other hand, died crying and the expression on her face showed the she was completely terrified to die. What happen to her body afterwards only made things worse.
  • Flower Motifs: Hydrangea. They are seen in her backstory when she completed her first assassination and when she's killed by Kurome's puppets.
  • Foil: To Akame. Both have been assassins longer than anyone else in Night Raid. Both specialize in One-Hit Kill. Also, their appearance are actually very similar to one another. Chelsea's outfit consist mostly of black with red and white highlights, while Akame wears a black mini dress with red highlights in the main series and a white mini dress also with red highlights in Zero. It is also worth noting that (while it was never pointed out in the series) Chelsea is the only other character, besides Akame, to have red eyes. Their difference come from this personality and fighting style. Akame is The Stoic, with very little social skills, that kills opponent through combat. Chelsea tends to show much more emotion and must rely on deceptions and her social skills to kill her opponent since she lacks any combat skills.
  • The Gadfly: In her free time, she enjoys getting reactions out of her teammates and especially likes pushing Mine’s buttons, such as mocking her chest size and tricking her with her transformations.
  • Genre Savvy: She smart enough to know that people with Chronic Hero Syndrome have a very high chance of dying and actually tries to talk the other members of Night Raid out this syndrome in order to prevent causalities. The sad thing is she ends up being right, as Night Raid's Chronic Hero Syndrome played some part in many of the members' death. Going down the list:
    • Sheele's death was the result of her instinctively choosing to save Mine from Coro as opposed to just finishing Seryu off (and possible rendering Coro lifeless)
    • Bulat's desire to protect the innocent people on the boat during his fight with the Three Beast defiantly put him at a disadvantage
    • Susanoo's death was the result of a Heroic Sacrifice, he ultimately choices to fighting off Esdeath to give the other members time to escape
    • Mine's coma in the manga was the result of her wanting to make a daring rescue to save Tatsumi from execution. (It is later revealed that Tatsumi was not in any real danger of dying according to Esdeath.)
    • In the anime, Chelsea's prediction that Tatsumi's kindness will be the death of him ends up coming true.
    • Ironically, Chelsea's own death was the result of her developing Chronic Hero Syndrome.
  • Guile Heroine: Since she's not a strong combatant, she has to rely on disguises to get close enough to her target to kill them.
  • Hair Decorations: Her butterfly headphone accessory.
  • Headphones Equal Isolation: While not as bad as most examples, Chelsea does prefer to do her missions alone and seems to be the most distant of Night Raid compare to the other member. Part of her motivation of wanting to be the one to kill Bols and Kurome was so that the other members would except her more.
  • Hidden Depths: Her first kill was a viceroy who stripped his own civilians bare naked and killed them in broad daylight for sport. When she saw how positively it affected her fellow citizens, she sought to make the world a better place by becoming an assassin. However, somewhere along the line, she realized that being an assassin isn't nearly as romanticized as she thought. While she maintains her Pay Evil unto Evil mindset, by the time she kills a Nice Guy like Bols, she admits that it's not something she enjoys doing anymore.
  • In Harm's Way: She initially criticizes individuals who would risk their lives doing the right thing and would not endanger herself unless the risk was minimal. She gradually begins to adopt Tatsumi's more bold tendencies. This leads to her death at Kurome's hands.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Chelsea tends to act like a jerk towards her teammate due to her statues as The Gadfly, her brutal honest critiques of the other member of Night Raid and her ideals of self-preservation, Chelsea truly cares about her comrades and her harsh tendencies are just her way of trying to give her teammates advice on how to prevent causalities. Also, while Chelsea encourage her teammate to be more merciless to their opponent, in reality, Chelsea actually feel bad for the anti-villains, like Bols and Kurome, that she is forced to face.
  • Love Epiphany: Much like Esdeath, Tatsumi's resolve and his smile causes her to blush a bit and look at him at a different light in episode 15 after he says he has no problems fighting against the Jaegers, despite having gotten to know some of them.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Near the end of the Jaegers Arc, Chelsea began making a lot of brash and risky decisions, that was noted by other members of Night Raid, and even Chelsea herself, to be very out character of her. Chelsea believe this is because of her feelings for Tatsumi and it is later revealed that part of the reason why she was making such brash decision was because she wanted Tatsumi to acknowledge her. However, her impulse decisions, most of which she would be normally against, ends up being the death of her.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: She starts running her fingers through Akame's hair seconds after meeting her.
  • One-Hit Kill: All Chelsea need to do to kill her opponents is strike them with one hit with a needle.
  • Oral Fixation: Always seen with a lollipop in her mouth.
  • Red-Headed Heroine: Well, "heroine" is a bit strong, but she's certainly a redhead and aligned with Night Raid, which qualifies her nonetheless.
  • Revenge: She kills Bols, who was the agent of the Empire that wiped out her town. Nevertheless, she herself admits she found it rather painful to do so.
  • Saved by Canon: Her appearance in the main series ensures that she will survive the events of Zero.
  • Smiting Evil Feels Good: She found purpose and pride in eliminating evil from the world, but understands this also makes her a murderer, herself.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the other Night Raid assassination team that was annihilated by the Three Beasts.
    • In Zero, she is the lone survivor of her team that was sent to kill Akame's group, The Elite Seven.
  • Story-Breaker Power: From what was shown, there does not seem to be any limitations of what Chelsea can transform into. Probably this is one of the main reasons why Chelsea was killed off shortly after her introduction and her teigu being destroyed. Also, her abilities of stealth and infiltration would have made things a lot more easier for Night Raid in later arcs, where stealth and disguises was key in their missions, and many of the confrontation could have been avoided had she survived the Jaeger arc.
  • Sweet Tooth: She keeps a constant stock of lollipops, and later swipes cake from Mine.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: After just meeting her, she wins Akame over by giving her candy.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Unlike Sheele and Bulat her death was not slow or peaceful whatsoever. Once Kurome realizes that Chelsea killed Bols, Kurome utterly annihilates Chelsea for it. All of her fingers on her left hand get shot off, her right arm gets lopped off, she gets shot in the torso, and she's finally decapitated. Then her head is stuck on a pike, while the rest of her body was dissected by Esdeath for information (since Chelsea was a shapeshifter). Seryu fed the remains to Koro... which caused Seryu and Koro's own deaths as a result. To be fair, Chelsea did manage to leave a potentially fatal Game-Breaking Injury on Kurome, who hasn't been the same fighter ever since.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Not as good in combat as the other women of Night Raid, but she's remarkably capable of deception and striking at vital points. Too bad Kurome had been doped.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed about 5 episodes after her introduction.
  • The World's Expert on Getting Killed: Chelsea is a veteran assassin who is on equal footing with Akame in terms of experience and number of kills. In addition, she was built up as one of the most Genre Savvy characters in the series. Despite this, she is killed off on her first major mission with Night Raid were she took an active role in. Although in her defense, she was killed as result of a combination of unforeseeable factors and, apparently, a case of Love Makes You Dumb.
  • Worf Had the Flu: Most of her usual Genre Savvy seemed to be throw out the window as a result of Love Makes You Dumb. As result, Chelsea's actions became more bolder and more life threating to her. It is even lampshaded by Chelsea herself.

Teigu: Gaea Foundation

    The Jaegars 

Tropes associated with Jaegers:

  • A Lighter Shade of Black: They can be very ruthless, but they are not barbarians. They don't indiscriminately kill the Empire's citizens unless they suspect them to working with La Résistance. Every member at least have their own share Pet the Dog moments. This is very stark contrast to Wild Hunt where they are willing to kill the Empire's citizens for any reason (even for fun).
  • Anti-Villain: Some of the members such as Wave and Bols are this, especially considering that the Jaegars themselves don't actively abuse the populace of the Empire and are actually intent on protecting them. Unlike Wild Hunt.
  • Badass Crew: All the members of the group (except Dr. Stylish) are pretty good fighters that can wipe out armies and are very dangerous as their own. For this reason Najenda decides to confront them separately.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: The first time the group assembled, their first order of business is to meet the emperor in stylish black suits.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: One of the first missions of the Jaegers is to kill a group of bandits. At the beginning of the fight the bandits starts making cocky comments about the group and think they can win because they are more, even saying that they will take Kurome and Seryu for them. The Jaegers mop the floor with them without a scratch.
  • The Dreaded: Esdeath is already bad enough news for anyone opposing the Empire. So naturally the team she leads also brings fear to rebels.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even the worst members of their group have a strict moral code.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Night Raid.
  • Five-Bad Band:
    • Big Bad: Esdeath, being the leader of the group.
    • The Dragon: Run, being the one that informed Esdeath of the important stuff like the dissapareance of Stylish.
    • The Brute: Seryu, alongside her Teigu, Coro. She's big on collateral damage and weapons and relies on heavy firepower more than subtlety.
    • Evil Genius: Dr.Stylish, being a Mad Scientist.
    • The Dark Chick: Kurome, being a female member with a dark personality. Seryu also qualifies.
    • Token Good Teammate: Wave, being the nicest member of the team and the less evil of them. Bols also qualifies, being more a Punch Clock Villain rather than an evil man.
    • Team Pet: Coro, who have animal form and act like one sometimes.
  • Leitmotif: Jaegers.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Other than Seryu, Esdeath and Dr. Stylish most of the members see being in the group as just a job and generally aren't villainous otherwise outside of combat.
  • The Psycho Rangers: To Night Raid. Tatsumi even lampshades how similar the two opposing sides are.
    • Esdeath to Najenda, the leaders of their respective groups and great tacticians.
    • Kurome to Akame, child assassins who are one of the strongest memebers. Bonus points being also sisters.
    • Wave to Tatsumi, newcomers to the team who become the Only Sane Man. They also wear Powered Armor with conflicting colors (White/Red vs Black/Blue).
    • Run to Leone, yellow-themed characters who transform into animals (beast vs bird).
    • Seryu to Mine, ruthless young girls devoted to their team and carry powerful ranged weapons. This makes their fight well fit.
    • Dr. Stylish to Lubbock, crazy geniuses with glove Teigus.
    • Koro to Susanoo, being organic Teigus.
    • Bols to Chelsea. One thinks he's a bad person despite being very nice, the other thinks she's doing good while being very rude and jaded. Also, one focuses on strength while the other uses deception.
  • Villainous Friendship: Save for Dr. Stylish, they all seem to genuinely enjoy each other's company.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Interestingly, the Jaegers are seen during their downtime from fighting, and some of them even have their own interesting background, such as Bols cooking for the others.


Voiced by: Satomi Akesaka

Leader of the Jaegars. A high-ranking general and the most powerful fighter in the Empire. A true sadist, she is an expert in torture and loves to inflict it upon others (indeed, the prospect of her "personal" attention is seen as a terrible fate). Ironically, when offered a title of nobility for hunting down and destroying Night Raid, she instead wanted them to find someone she believed could be her One True Love (to the utter shock of everyone in the room).

Her Teigu, Demon God Manifestation: Demon's Extract, is the blood of an ultra class Danger Beast that she drank, allowing her manipulate ice with immense skill.

  • Abduction Is Love: Played for Laughs. She couldn't understand why knocking out Tatsumi, dragging him to the palace and slapping a collar on him isn't a good idea. She just wants him to stand out as her lover.
  • Adaptation Distillation: After showing us what she did with the hero of the Northern Tribes, the anime adaptation removes several later instances of Esdeath's actual Sadist tendencies, relegating it to little more than her being a strong, though clearly Ax-Crazy, Blood Knight. It is still hammered home that she's a Psycho for Hire, but most of what she's done is toned down, and it isn't the first instance of censorship in the anime.
  • Affably Evil: An extreme case where both sides are roughly balanced. She is a murderous, warmongering sadist who enjoys torture, pillages towns, and firmly believes in a survival of the fittest mindset. She is also A Mother to Her Men, expresses Villain Respect fairly frequently, doesn't care about achieving power (and turned down an offer of nobility when asked directly), mostly sees her line of work as just a job (and a way to find her One True Love), and generally isn't villainous - some would even say kind - outside of combat.
  • A Mother to Her Men: Surprisingly, considering her infamous sadism and cruelty. She will torture them as punishment for major screw ups, but it's light compared to what she does to enemies. In fact, when Run asked her point blank what they should do if confronted by her One True Love, Esdeath unhesitatingly told him that if their lives were in danger, they had permission to kill him (although she privately admitted that she'd prefer to add Tatsumi as a subordinate rather than be faced with the scenario of killing him).
  • All Women Are Doms All Men Are Subs: Goes right along with her pure sadistic nature, but when she thinks Tatsumi is a masochistnote , she is quite over joyed and thinks it's further proof they are made for each other.
  • An Ice Person: Her Teigu, Demon's Extract, can create ice from nothing, lots of ice. In fact, it's said to be the most powerful teigu in existence.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She's the Badass among badasses, outright stated to be the Worlds Strongest Woman, and because of this, she has one of the highest authorities in the Empire, is given a license to pretty much do whatever she wants, and anything that she wants will ultimately be given to her.
  • Ax-Crazy: One of her more infamous moments came in her fight with Leone. Esdeath cut off Leone's breast, just to see how quickly Leone could regenerate (and don't worry, she did regenerate pretty quickly). This is another instance where Esdeath's brutality is toned down in the anime - she never even meets Leone, let alone fights her, although the sequence where she scares Leone off from her Killing Intent remains. In general, many of the more horrific scenes, whether they had Esdeath or not, were removed entirely, which leaves Esdeath as still Ax-Crazy, but relatively hands-off in the anime.
  • Badass: Indisputably the most powerful fighter in the series, bar none.
  • Barbarian Tribe: She's from the far-north Partas tribe which specialize in hunting Dangerbeasts. Despite her years of living in the Capital, she's still a barbarian at heart with an inability to understand art and music. In the manga, she actively encourages her troops to rape and pillage.
  • The Baroness: The Sexpot type with the Rosa Klebb fear factor. She's attractive, incredibly sadistic, smitten with the young hero and is considered the most terrifying warrior of the Empire.
  • Bathos: Casually slaughtering Danger Beasts in between bouts of acting like a schoolgirl with a crush on Tatsumi.
  • Blood Knight: The reason she brutally kills all but a few people when putting down a rebellion. She wants that hatred to be preserved and spread once more, so another revolt happens in time, and that she may fight again. Hopefully against stronger/more worthy opponents.
  • Breakout Villain
  • Break the Badass: She’s capable of doing this to every opponent but notable mention goes to Leone who flees from her just from the pressure of her Killing Intent.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Doesn't seem like she usually does this, but in episode 14 she comments that she did it specifically to show off for Tatsumi.
  • The Chief's Daughter: Back in her youth, she was the daughter of the Partas Clan Chief.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: She literally smashed Suzuka into a wall for molesting Tatsumi and later gives Mine a terrifying Death Glare when she reveals herself as Tatsumi's girlfriend.
  • Comically Missing the Point: A Running Gag of hers, particularly when it involves Tatsumi. See Abduction Is Love above for just one example.
  • Commissar Cap: Fitting with her Nazi-esque motif.
  • Covert Pervert: When she gets Tatsumi in her room after slapping a collar on him, and he attempts to leave by claiming he needed to shower, she actually says "Maybe we should have showered together...".
  • Curtains Match the Window: Blue hair and eyes.
  • Cute and Psycho: She's Ax-Crazy as all-hell, and yet she can smile and blush like an innocent girl or a kindly mother. Tatsumi finds himself unnerved by it - he abhors her psycho side, but he's attracted to her cute/nice side.
    • As a little girl, she's an adorable tribal but even her own father says that there's something missing inside of her as she smiles while scooping the eye out of a giant lizard.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: She also lets some of her opponents go, so as to spread more hatred towards the Empire and incite rebellions which she would then brutally suppress.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: A minidress with the bottom modified like a skirt, so she has the short part down. Also the World's Strongest Woman, so you better bet she got the dangerous part down.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's sadistic, vicious and is known as The Empire's Strongest for damn good reason.
  • Determinator: Esdeath is one dedicated woman who just won't give up on something she wants, as shown in her pursuit of Tatsumi. When he refused to join her and rejected her love one last time because of having a girlfriend now, she had to execute him under the Empire's orders. She then pretended to pull an If I Can't Have You and she planned to wound him bad enough so that he will seem dead, then take him away to presumably nurse him back to health and resume her attempts to get him to fall for her.
  • Doomed Hometown: She was pretty devastated to learn that her village was destroyed by a rival hunting clan. Even today, she mourns the loss of her father and her village.
  • The Dragon: To Prime Minister Honest. Even though she's a much larger threat to the heroes (and world!) than the Fat Bastard, she's perfectly content to serve him as long as he gives her enemies to fight.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: She's only one in a long line of generals working for Prime Minister Honest (himself the root of all the corruption in the capitol), but she's far more prominent, far more powerful, and holds much greater sway over the story than anyone else, including Honest and Syura. In many ways, the only reason Honest is still the Prime Minister is because he's providing Esdeath with more and more enemies to fight, but if you mistreat her subordinates, you can kiss your ass goodbye, and she's already proven that even the resident Overlord Jr. isn't safe from her wrath. Often times, it's very easy to mistake her as the Big Bad instead.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Doesn't seem overly interested in the political scheming of the Prime Minister, she just loves to fight and he happens to provide her with enemies to crush. She also tells an imprisoned Tatsumi she will force the Prime Minister to free him if he agrees to follow her.
  • The Dreaded: She's notorious for her power as well as her cruelty, to the point where most people would rather haul ass than to face her.
  • Entitled to Have You: She thinks this about Tatsumi.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Having previously established the the Prince of the North was an unstoppably powerful warrior who'd never lost a battle, the very first time Esdeath appears in person said prince is naked, chained and collared, kneeling at her feet, literally licking her boots. She promptly kills him with one kick, almost as an afterthought.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: One of the clearer examples amongst the Jaegers; she finds Wild Hunt to be obnoxious and disgusting, most notably, and she found Seryu to be far to Ax-Crazy, so she told Kurome and Wave to loosen her up and reel in her Sanity Slippage.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Tatsumi attempts to convince her to use her influence to better the Empire from within by appealing to the good side of her he's seen: He tries to explain how the drastic class gap could keep people who loved each other apart, but her obsession with Social Darwinist philosophy causes her immediate response to be that she can't comprehend something like that. To her, the strong fight for what they want and if they're strong enough to survive, they do. If they don't, they're too weak and she doesn't care.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Najenda.
  • Final Boss: Serves as one in episode 24 of the anime. Despite the Empire falling, Esdeath vows to continue her "hunt". And if she can't find any rebellions to put down, she'll simply start one. Fortunately she's stopped by Akame before she's able to put that into action.
  • Forceful Kiss: She steals a kiss from Tatsumi twice. Although the second time was because she wanted to know if they were living in an illusion when they were sent to an island by Syura (and says no, it's real, because the sensations are too strong for it to be fake). Nevertheless, Mine wasn't happy when Tatsumi told her about it.
  • Four-Star Badass: When you kick as much ass as her there's no other position except as a general.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: She used to be a normal little girl from the Northern Frontier Lands who lived happily with her father and loved nothing more than hunting. As she grew up, her father emphasized Social Darwinist philosophy in her upbringing for her own sake; the Danger Beasts running rampant around their homeland meant that she'd die if she couldn't become a force to be reckoned with by the time she became old enough to hunt. However, her village was later wiped out during a raid by an enemy tribe. Fifteen years, the death of her father, the destruction of her village, and the drinking of demon blood later, and she's the most feared warrior in the entire series.
  • Go Out with a Smile: In episode 24 of the anime, after being mortally wounded by Akame, she smiles as she cradle's Tatsumi's corpse and slowly freezes herself and him, before disappearing into the air after the ice vaporizes them both.
  • Graceful Loser: After getting slashed in the chest by the Murasame, Esdeath is beginning to die. Even though she has power to spare, rather than continue the fight - she acknowledges Akame's victory and asks her how is that Akame has grown so strong. When Akame tells her it's the willingness to fight on behalf of others, Esdeath still can't understand but accepts that she lost fairly.
  • Gratuitous German: Most of her named attacks fall under this. Averted with her trump card.
  • Heartbroken Badass: After Tatsumi manages to escape from her... love.
  • Hero Killer: She's responsible for the destruction of many prominent forces opposing the Empire, so she always had a fierce reputation (even Leone refused to fight her), but she definitely becomes one when she kills Susanoo.
  • Hidden Depths: She may be a Social Darwinist with a sadistic streak and a penchant for torture, but she's looking for people who are strong, so she may recruit them under her umbrella. If she sees you as strong, you're earned her respect, and she will treat you as if you were family. Plus, she's looking for her One True Love (no, really - and everyone who hears this is equally surprised). She's even overjoyed at the idea of said One True Love being a masochist (which is oddly considerate of her). Perhaps because of that, she hates over-hyped strength (meaning, great fighters who turn out to be mere chumps when they face her, as she finds it incredibly boring). Even though she clearly enjoys annihilating her opponents, she has expressed a fairly strong sense of disappointment whenever they prove to be not as powerful as she thought; she regrets nothing, but appears sullen and bitter that they were not strong enough to challenge her. In addition, while she is merciless to her enemies, she's the type that would not accept mercy done to herself either; do not hold back, because she wouldn't hold back either.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: She's a sadistic Social Darwinist who doesn't care how corrupt the empire becomes as long as she can fight, yet she respects strength above everything else, so if she thinks you're strong, she'll treat you almost like a mother or a very quirky older sister. She may be complicit in allowing the corruption of the Prime Minister, but she has enough of a code of honor not to actively torment the people of the Empire, and prefers to fight only active enemies of the Prime Minister. Furthermore, for all of her Social Darwinist bravado, she has a massive problem with people who harm her subordinates, so even though she believes it is natural for the weak to die, she will take time out of her hands to avenge their deaths anyway, even though it goes against the very creed she's honoring her father over. In many ways, she's earned the loyalty of her fellow Jaegers, and she's actually very sweet to anyone whom she thinks is worth her time.
  • Hopeless Suitor: No matter how hard she tries, Tatsumi absolutely refuses to join her and become her lover. This comes to a head when Tatsumi is revealed as a member of Night Raid and tells her he has a girlfriend now and Esdeath makes one last desperate attempt to make Tatsumi fall for her and become her subordinate. Once it becomes clear Tatsumi won't change his mind, Esdeath decides to kill him so he can't be with anyone else only to reveal in her inner thoughts that she never planned on actually killing him and still planned on getting him to fall for her.
  • I Control My Minions Through...: Kindness, ironically. Despite her brutal philosophy, she's very kind (in her own way) and caring to her subordinates. She'll certainly torture them if they screw up badly, but she doesn't kill them, never cripples them, always heals them, and keeps it fairly light compared to her enemies. In fact, it's actually pretty rare for her to mistreat any of her subordinates at all, and she tends to transfer money intended for her to her Faceless Goons instead. When Prime Minister Honest brings it up, Esdeath replies that she knows her soldiers will fight harder for her if they adore her rather than fear her. And to be fair, her relationship with the Jaegers in particular shows that the devotion is mutual on her part.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: To fit her general disposition, she has appropriately colored light blue eyes.
  • If I Can't Have You: She repeatedly tries her best to get Tatsumi to join her, and grows more desperate towards the end. Even when he let it slip that he's already dating another girl, she keeps trying, and clearly feels awful that he keeps rejecting her. Since he won't ever leave Night Raid, she ultimately decides to put Tatsumi up for a Public Execution but doesn't intend to actually kill him; instead, she plans to wound him bad enough so that he will seem dead, then take him away to presumably nurse him back to health and resume her attempts to get him to fall for her.
  • I'm Taking Him Home With Me: Tatsumi is the first person she encounters who fits her criteria for her perfect match, so she kidnaps him with the entire stadium full of spectators watching. No joke! She slaps a collar around his neck, starts to drag him off, and knocks him out when he asks her to wait a moment.
    Tatsumi: WAIT! Hold on a—
    Esdeath: (Hits Tatsumi on the back of the neck.) No, I will not wait. Lets go to the palace where we can talk alone.
    Esdeath slings an unconsious Tatsumi over her shoulder and walks off.)
    (A panel showing the spectators' reactions that includes a dumbfounded man, a stunned woman, and an utterly distraught Esdeath fanboy.)
  • In Love with Your Carnage: She gets quite turned on when fighting against Tatsumi's powered up mode.
  • Jerkass: She's actually very aware of how the Prime Minister is manipulating the emperor and allowing the Capital to become corrupt and rampant with crime, but doesn't really care as long as she can fight and recruit strong people. Her adherence to Social Darwinism is the main reason Tatsumi doesn't think Love Redeems in her case.
  • The Juggernaut: In the course of the entire story Esdeath has never been harmed when she enters a fight. If her opponents aren't done in by her One-Hit Kill blows, they are immediately incapacitated or worse. This comes to a head in the Bolic arc, when she takes down Incursio Tatsumi, Leone, Magatama Susanoo, and Najenda singlehandedly.
    Najenda: If you make a mistake, we'll crash head on into Esdeath. We don't have enough soldiers to face her yet.
    Tatsumi: How many do you think we'll need to defeat her?
    Najenda: Fifty thousand elite soldiers, and at least ten Teigu users like Akame.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: She helps put Syura on a Humiliation Conga and forces Wild Hunt to disband as payback for killing one of her Jaegers. Wild Hunt definitely had it coming.
  • Leitmotif: Esdeath. Essentially the theme for the Jaegars without the lyrics.
  • Life or Limb Decision: In the anime, Akame wounds her left arm in their final battle. Esdeath then cuts it off to prevent the poison from spreading through her body.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Most of her blows are One-Hit Kill and she's fast enough to dodge attacks from Incursio Tatsumi and Magatama Susanoo simultaneously. That's not even taking into account of her Teigu.
  • Love at First Sight: She falls for Tatsumi after watching him win a tournament and she goes to greet him personally. While he's expecting a cash payment, she instead puts a leash on him, then knocks him out and takes him into the palace.
  • Love Freak: She's pretty damn obsessed with Tatsumi, which makes her simultaneously Cute and Psycho.
  • Love Redeems: Subverted. Tatsumi realized that she can't be changed from her current standpoint, because she isn't just a product of society or her time; she really is insane and nothing will change that, so he figures that she needs to lose if there is to be any progress at all.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: In the anime she cuts off her own arm to avoid Murasame's killing effect and isn't slowed down at all afterward.
  • Mama Bear: This is a recurring theme with Esdeath. Despite everything, she's rather protective of her subordinates. When River, Nyau, and Daidara were all killed, Esdeath - naturally - cursed them for being too weak and claimed it was "only natural" for them to die. Yet, she still gave each a proper burial, planted flowers on each of their tombstones, bowed her head, and declared her desire to avenge their deaths anyway. Also, despite wholeheartedly believing that the weak should be left to rot, she's known to comfort her comrades when they are in emotional pain (like Seryu), advises and mentors them like a mother, puts their families under her protection, and often swears revenge if any of her soldiers were killed. In addition, after one of her subordinates was killed by Wild Hunt, Esdeath swears to exact revenge, despite Wild Hunt's leader being the Prime Minister's son.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Hugs Tatsumi's face into her chest in Episode 14.
    Esdeath: Let's get to know one another better!
  • Meaningful Name: Esdeath —> S Desu, which means "I am a sadist" in Japanese
  • Mini Dress Of Power: Part of her Iconic Outfit.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Even more so than Leone. Many a Male Gaze is dedicated to Esdeath.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Esdeath is in her early twenties and she tries to make Tatsumi who is in his teens fall for her. She even states that she prefers younger men... Oh and the reason for that is because she want to be the dominant partner in the relationship as she stated.
  • Nature Versus Nurture: It is true that her Social Darwinist mindset is the result of being raised in a very rural, unforgiving area of the continent where Danger Beasts ran rampant and her tribe being wiped out by a rival tribe. However, her penchant for sadism and enjoyment of torture is implied to be nature, not nurture. The northern tribes who decimated her village? She holds no ill will towards them, because as her father once said about her mother, if they lost, it was because they were too weak, and it is the natural order of things in the world. She decimated them because that was what her job entailed, and she admits she probably would've killed them eventually anyway even if she wasn't a general (since they were a rival hunting tribe to begin with). Nevertheless, she still mourns the loss of her father and hometown, does protect the normal people of the Empire, prefers to cut loose only on her enemies, and she has since developed a massive Berserk Button towards anyone who harms her subordinates, so the question is rather how much of a sadist would she have been if things played out differently for her life. And to be fair, being given a name (see Meaningful Name above) that forced her to claim to be a sadist every time she introduced herself might have something to do with it.
  • Noble Demon: The most triumphant example from the Jaegers (and definitely when compared to Wild Hunt). She's horrific to her enemies, but she doesn't actively abuse the people of The Empire, only fights direct opponents of the Prime Minister, has no issues with her soldiers protecting citizens of the Empire, largely sees her line of work as a job (although one she definitely enjoys WAY too much), possesses a sense of honor and respect to people worth her time, and genuinely cares for her subordinates - even when they disappoint or annoy her. While none of her actions are excusable, she's definitely one of the comparatively nicer villains in the series.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Yes and no. She's very driven to getting Tatsumi under her wing, but he keeps saying no. Eventually, she gives up when she realizes that he will never change his answer, and begrudgingly decides to have him put up for execution while planning to wound him bad enough to make others think he's dead, take him away, and presumably heal him up and continue her attempts to win him over.
  • Oh, Crap: When she realizes that the Akame she froze in time is actually an afterimage.
  • One Woman Army: As Najenda herself estimated, she is worth no less than ten Teigu users and 50,000 soldiers.
  • Panty Shot: Zigzagged. Every now and then, we see brief black bars from underneath her skirt, which we assume to be her undergarments. However, in episode 19, when there's a clear shot of her crotch, there's a silhouette covering her panties. It's a fairly awkward form of censorship.
  • Pet the Dog: Surprisingly often. Among other such occasions, she comforts Seryu when she is devastated over Stylish's death (even smiles sweetly when Seryu falls asleep in her arms), she shows a much softer side to her subordinates, she prefers to see Susano'o as a warrior and not simply as a Teigu, she personally nurtured Tatsumi when they were stranded on the island, she keeps the actual families of her soldiers under protection, she doesn't treat Bols any differently after taking off his mask (and even smiles after seeing it firsthand), she's incredibly protective of her subordinates (even when it goes against her Social Darwinist creed), and orders her soldiers to protect the fleeing civilians at a botched Public Execution.
  • Power Born of Madness: She gained her Teigu by drinking the blood of a particularly demonic Danger Beast. It littered her mind with destructive, murderous thoughts, that she was able to control due to Esdeath herself being destructive and murderous (although she mentions that the demon blood has since been tamed).
  • Power Tattoo: That marking on her chest, just above her cleavage, is her Teigu, and the reason she's An Ice Person.
  • Psycho for Hire: She's a sadist through and through (although how much of one would she have been is up for debate) - perfect for the position of General in The Empire's military.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Par course for the series.
  • Red Baron: The Empire's Strongest.
  • Royal Rapier: Her weapon of choice.
  • Sadist: One of her most defining characteristics, as it's heavily implied that she's a sadist by nature. There's nothing that she enjoys more than the suffering and pain of others.
  • Sexy Shirt Switch: She dons a plain white shirt, complete with Absolute Cleavage and She's Got Legs, when she gets Tatsumi to her room after a shower.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: She has no qualms about showing off her body in front of Tatsumi whatsoever.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: She's Tatsumisexual.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She's primarily searching for her One True Love... which just happens to be Tatsumi. In general, she seems to have a natural liking towards good men. Other than Tatsumi, she holds a ton of respect for General Budo, she prefers to see Susano'o as a man instead of a tool, she personally broke Liver out of prison, and she lets a small smile as well as a very tiny blush upon removing Bols' mask and persuading him to overcome his shyness. Tatsumi fits all of the traits she wants in a man, though.
  • Smitten Teenage Girl: Not a teenager, but she definitely acts like this around Tatsumi.
  • Social Darwinist: An extreme example, she believes it only natural for the weak to die. Indeed, she even states she cannot understand "the feelings of the weak." It's to the point that when Tatsumi tries to reason with her and get her to use her influence to help eliminate some of the corruption within, appealing to the fact that she loves him with a scenario of a girl who's kept from her love by the large social gaps and corruption, she coldly states that she doesn't understand such things. This mindset is why Tatsumi keeps rejecting her advances.
  • Superpower Lottery: Being gifted with the Demon's Extract automatically wins her this, allowing her to create gigantic blocks of ice out of thin air with little effort and instantaneously freeze anything within seconds. If that's not enough she has One-Hit Kill blows, she's fast enough Flash Step around her opponents, and has an impeccable sixth sense. If all that fails she can briefly freeze space and time once a day.
  • Together in Death: In the anime, after being mortally wounded by Akame, Esdeath freezes herself along Tatsumi's corpse before shattering both into pieces.
  • Torture Technician: Esdeath loves to torture people and her hobby seems to be finding new ways to make them suffer. The capital has a industrial scale torture chamber that she takes direct charge of whenever she's around; at one point upon seeing a vat full of people boiling alive, she demanded the water temperature be lowered simply to make them suffer longer.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: A fairly major part of her role in the plot is her love for Tatsumi.
  • Villainous Breakdown: A subtle example, she gradually loses some of her composure when Akame manages to get the upper hand during the fight with her.
  • Villainous Crush: On Tatsumi, who managed to fit all her criteria for a lover plus the extra one (A pure and innocent smiling face would be nice). It seems to be genuine Love at First Sight for her, as she only becomes softer and kinder when she's around him and is pretty determined in her efforts to get him to fall in love with her (even asking Bols for advice) despite the fact he stated he was going to join the revolutionary army.
  • Villain Respect: After seeing Susanoo perform a Heroic Sacrifice, Esdeath is so impressed that she vows to remember him, not as a Teigu, but as a warrior. It's one of her more poignant Pet the Dog moments.
  • We Can Rule Together: She constantly tries to convince Tatsumi to join the Empire and become her subordinate, but he always refuses. She eventually gives up and decides that if Tatsumi won't join her, she will have to kill him herself - similar to how Tatsumi himself declared that if he can't convince her, then he will have to kill her as well.
  • Woman in White: In contrast to all the red she spills, Esdeath's outfit is white as snow. In addition, her skin is practically porcelain.
  • World's Best Warrior: Acknowledged as the most formidable and feared warrior in the Empire.
  • Yandere: One of the rarer cases in that she never attempts to Murder the Hypotenuse. Instead, her psychotic nature generally comes from outside her interactions with Tatsumi, until he tells her he has a girlfriend now and refuses to join her one last time. She still loves Tatsumi, but would rather have him executed as opposed to letting anyone else take him. Though the execution was something she wasn't really planning on carrying out...
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is light blue.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Thigh-High Boots variety.

Teigu: Demon's Extract

  • Blood Magic: The Demon's Extract is the blood of a Danger Beast that could control ice.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Those who consume it and are not compatible are Driven to Madness, a fate all those before Esdeath have suffered
  • Hearing Voices: Drinking it will cause a person to hear voices commanding them to commit all kinds of heinous actions. Esdeath was too powerful and claims the voices have been tamed.
  • Kill It with Ice: Allows Esdeath to do this whenever she likes thanks to the Demon's Extract being able to infinitely produce ice from nothing.
  • Psycho Serum: Takes the form of a ominous purple liquid that is consumed to gain its powers. Those who are not compatible are driven insane.
  • Red Baron: Demon God Manifestation: Demon's Extract
  • Swiss Army Superpower: Because she can create ice without limitation, her powers can be used for all sorts of tasks. She can use ice to create bridges, give her a vantage spot, restrain or kill individuals, etc.


Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya

A former member of the Imperial Navy recruited by Esdeath as a member of the Jaegars. Wave is a simple man of common upbringing and is initially naive of the corruption of the Empire. Harboring strong convictions of honor and duty, Wave works tirelessly to make the Empire a better place for all.

His Teigu is Carnage Incarnate: Grand Chariot, a counterpart to the Incursio armor, but considered the superior model.

Tropes associated with Wave

  • Anti-Villain: He doesn't really like the state the empire's in and is very well aware of the immense corruption of the nobles and of the more psychotic members of his group but he embraces his role as an enforcer due to a debt from an unseen savior back in the navy.
  • Avenging the Villain: During Bolic's assassination, one of his main motives to fight Night Raid is to avenge the deaths of Bols, Seryu and Coro at the hands of the assassins.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Of a sorts. He is capable of very quickly learning his opponent's attack patterns and style, even unpredictable and unfamiliar ones like Syura's.
  • Badass: Despite his Butt Monkey moments, he curb stomp Tatsumi with Incursio equipped, surpasses Lubbock, Akame and Mine at the same time and beat Syura in a fist to fist fight, despite the fact that the latter is a very good physical fighter.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting or threatening to hurt any of his comrades in front of him, especially Kurome, is a quick way of getting a fist in your face, just ask Syura.
  • Butt Monkey: He tends to get the short end of the stick at times, from his punishment by Esdeath for allowing Tatsumi to escape to constantly being ejected off the battlefield by the Night Raid.
  • The Confidant: Acts as one for Kurome.
  • Country Mouse: He is transferred to the capital via Esdeath's request for him. He tries his best not to look like a country bumpkin, but unfortunately he's still seen as one by many of the citizens there.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:
    • When given the opportunity, Wave has demonstrated that he can curb stomp an Incursio clad Tatsumi and overpower Akame, Mine, and Lubbock simultaneously.
    • In addition to this, he can fight Syura in hand to hand combat, barring Teigu, and successfully defeat him. Bearing in mind that Syura is a much more established martial artist.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Dark blue eyes and hair. Averted in the anime, when his hair is more dark than his eyes.
  • Declaration of Protection: Quietly declares to himself that he will protect Kurome and the burden of her side of any fight so that her Game-Breaking Injury won't be revealed to the Empire and so that she won't use the now zombified Run for battle.
  • Deus Exit Machina: When Night Raid went after Kurome the first thing they do is send Wave flying off a la Team Rocket. Fights against Imperial Arms users are tough enough and Wave is one of the stronger members of the Jaegers. Probably third strongest and he later ties with Kurome as second strongest due to her Game-Breaking Injury.
  • Evil Counterpart: A subversion for Tatsumi. The Jaegers are antagonists but he is a Type IV Anti-Villain, their characters and Teigus are pretty much the same.
  • Failure Hero: From little things like cheering up his teammates to actually protecting them, Wave finds repeatedly that he is incapable of either.
  • Foil: A rather obvious one for Tatsumi.
  • Hero of Another Story: His joining of the Jaegers and subsequent adventures with them, run parallel to Tatsumi's own.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He laments the way most people react with fear or disgust to Bols due to the mask he wears along with his large size, despite usually trying to help them. Wave is then immediately reminded by the other Jaeger members of his first reaction to Bols when the Jaegers were first forming, and how he freaked out as well.
  • It's All My Fault: He blames himself for being knocked out from the Night Raid ambush that resulted in the death of Bols.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While in Grand Chariot, he is powerful enough to overpower three Night Raid members, outrun Akame and like Incursio is Nigh Invulnerable.
  • Morality Pet: He tends to bring out Kurome's more cuter and sweeter side of her personality.
  • Naïve Newcomer: In comparison to the other members of Jaegars.
  • Nice Guy: Actively believes his job will change the corrupt crime rampant within the empire and is always seen getting along with fellow members of the Jaegars, especially Kurome.
  • Not So Different: When talking to Tatsumi in episode 10, both of them learn they have issues with their respective teammates. Were they not on opposing sides, they likely would have been good friends and allies.
  • Oblivious to Love: Not surprisingly, considering how he's a clear mirror of Tatsumi; he doesn't seem to realize how increasingly, Kurome's feelings for him aren't just those of friendship and camaraderie.
  • Only Sane Man: In the Jaegars.
  • Rage Breaking Point: While Wave could put up with the Jaegars at first; when he sees Wild Hunt's actions, he completely loses it.
  • Ship Tease: With Kurome. She didn't care very much for him in the beginning, but after Bolic assassination, she opens more to him. Their relationship became so close that Wave even beat Syura to a nearly death state because he tried to rape Kurome.
  • Signature Scent: Due to his many years out at sea and his love of sea food, many people commented that Wave's scent reek of the ocean. During his introduction, many of the people found his scent to be unpleasant. So far, only Kurome seems to be the only one to enjoy his scent, or at the every least, she is willing to stand it to be with Wave.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Esdeath makes it a point to inform Wave that his strength is perfect; but how he lacks mental fortitude, and thus as a result can be easily deceived or misled.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When he witnesses Wild Hunt's actions; most notably their rape and murder of Bols' wife and daughter on his own grave, and Syura's attempted assault on Kurome, which brings him to a Rage Breaking Point.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: "Bad" might be a little harsh when describing Wave, but he starting to become this with Kurome, as the two seen together more than the other Jaegers and are rarely far apart from one another.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only person in the Jaegars that has absolutely no irredeemable qualities whatsoever. He’s never even seen killing a person, civilian or criminal, at all.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He calls out Kurome for continuously making use of Run's deceased body as one of her corpse puppets. He also calls her on casually assuming that the Empty Shell of their deceased friend is enough to substitute the fact that he's no longer alive.
  • Wooden Ships and Iron Men: In his introduction, Wave mentions that before joining the Jaegers he served in the Imperial Navy fighting with pirates and Danger Beast to return a favor to a Captain of the Navy.

Teigu: Grand Chariot

  • Badass Cape: It even floats.
  • Cool Mask: The armor comes with a helmet with a mask.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: It's all black armor, but don't forget that Wave is actually one of the most merciful members of the entire cast.
  • Flight: Grand Chariot trades the Invisibility Cloak of Incursio for the usage of being able to fly for short amounts of time.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Encompassing the wearer's back is a shield that floats without any support.
  • Instant Armor: He can summon it at any time.
  • Power Armor: Grand Chariot was also made from the flesh of Tyrant after Incursio and Wave confidently states that because of this fact Grand Chariot is superior to its predecessor.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: A given fact considering it was made from the same Danger Beast as Incursio, but it also proves rather effective at blocking attacks from Akame's Murasame.
  • Red Baron: Carnage Incarnate: Grand Chariot
  • Super Strength: Grand Chariot is capable of cracking the defenses of Incursio with one kick, a Teigu known for nigh invulnerable armor.


Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto

An intimidating, masked member of the Empire's Incineration Squad. Before joining the Jaegars, Bols's duty was to wipe out whole villages, burning troublesome buildings and populations to the ground in the name of the Empire. When not on duty, Bols is a compassionate family man with a loving wife and daughter he adores.

His Teigu is Purgatory's Invitation: Rubicante, a powerful flamethrower.

Tropes associated with Bols

  • Alas, Poor Villain: After a long battle against the Night Raid he is ultimately dispatched by Chelsea, who takes the form of a little girl who was once a citizen of a village Bols burned to ashes. He dies crawling to the memory of his wife and child.
  • Anti-Villain: Firmly believes karma will catch up to him for his actions. He still does his job for the sake of his wife and child.
  • Being Evil Sucks: He is well aware that his actions are terrible and has a horrible self-image as a result. Even so, he does his job to put food on the table.
  • Expy: Of Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist. Both are devoted family men who are obsessed with their wife and young daughter. Both are soldiers who worked for a corrupted government, despite being out of the nicest characters in their series. If that is not enough to convince you, both were ultimately tricked and killed by a shapeshifter and spent their last moment's thinking about their families.
  • The Faceless: We never see his face. The anime does not directly show his face, but closeups and a shot from behind show that he is blond and blue-eyed.
  • Face of a Thug: Between the scary mask, massive body and grizzly scars, people are surprised to find Bols is actually a really sweet guy.
  • Freaky Fashion, Mild Mind: Despite wearing a creepy mask that freaks out nearly anyone he meets, Bols is actually a really nice guy and one of the most sympathetic villains in the series.
  • Friend to All Children: In addition to having a child of his own, he goes out of his way to care for a lost and injured girl.
  • Genre Blindness: Lets face it, the moment he started talking about his happy family, we knew he was doomed.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a scar across his chest that looks like claw marks. They signify he is a tough guy who apparently has tangled with dangerous creatures in the past and survived.
  • Happily Married: He has a wife and a daughter who love him as much as he loves them (i.e. very deeply). To the shock of everyone else in the group.
  • Nice Guy: If it wasn't for his occupation Bols would be the nicest character in the series.
  • Playing with Fire: As part of the Incineration Squad.
  • Punch Clock Villain: Despite having a job that entails burning down entire cities, innocents included, he still views it as a job.
  • Shout-Out: Big muscular guy carrying a BFG attached to a huge barrel backpack? Are we talking about Vulcan Raven?
  • Shrinking Violet: The first time Wave meets him, Bols is so nervous that he just stares silently at him until several other Jaegars show up.
  • Super Strength: He can beat Danger Beasts into submission with his bare hands.
  • Supreme Chef: He is noted by Wave to be an excellent chef, often making the meals eaten by the Jaegars.
  • Taking You with Me: When he has his back to a corner he triggers a massive explosion in a last ditch attempt to kill Night Raid. Subverted in that Bols and even his targets survive.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: He takes down some Danger Beasts with lariats and suplexes.

Teigu: Rubicante

  • Fireballs: Aside from functioning as a standard flamethrower, Rubicante can also fire highly-concentrated fireballs as a long-range attack.
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: Rubicante is a flamethrower can expel flames so hot that even water can’t extinguish it.
  • Hellfire: The fire of Rubicante cannot be extinguished with water, leaving the poor soul who is burned by him in a large agony.
  • Kill It with Fire: Can spew seemingly endless flames that burn hotter than normal flames and cannot be extinguished by water. These flames have reduced many villages and people to nothing.
  • Red Baron: Purgatory's Invitation: Rubicante
  • Self-Destruct Mechanism: Rubicante's tank can be detonated via a button switch, causing a massive explosion. This of course will destroy Rubicante, and should only be used when absolutely desperate.

Dr. Stylish

Voiced by: Ken Narita

A brilliant doctor and scientist of the Empire scouted by Esdeath to join the Jaegars. Though unparalleled in his practice, Dr. Stylish is a man of questionable morals, taking great pleasure in experimenting on living beings, especially humans.

His Teigu is Glorious Hands of God: Perfector, a pair of gloves that multiply Stylish's hand dexterity many times over, allowing him to heal nearly any wound short of death.

Tropes associated with Dr. Stylish

  • Agent Peacock: The best scientist in the Empire, who is also a vain, campy pretty boy.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: When he injects himself with something in episode 11, he grows monstrously huge.
  • Bad Boss: He doesn't care for his subordinates, only sees them as pawns to defeat Night Raid and only give them an antidote for his drug to make them capture the heroes. His true colors are revealed eventually with Susanoo's arrival, when he explode his minions trying to kill Night Raid and later eat the ones who stayed with him to become stronger after his transformation.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He fakes to be kind with his minions for personal gain. He didn't care about them at all.
  • Camp Gay: He blatantly hits on his fellow male Jaegars, except Bols, and even offers his transformed human experiments a “night alone” with him if they manage to kill any Night Raid.
  • Catch Phrase: "Stylish."
  • Combat Medic: He can deal a healthy dose of asskicking with his minion army while also repairing (and upgrading) any of his allies with his Teigu, Perfector, saving them from anything less than death.
  • Combat Tentacles: Syringe tipped tentacles.
  • Crazy-Prepared: As expected from a mad scientist. He brings all his mooks in the battle against Night Raid (this mooks are very resistant and one of them knocked down Leone with ease) including two of his more competent servants, a big guy who owns Exctase and a bishonen with artificial limbs that give a nice battle to Akame herself. When they are defeated, he makes the rest of his troops to battle the members and displays a poisonous gas to defeat Night Raid more easily. When Susanoo appear, he explode his mooks and seeing that this doesn't harm the Teigu, proceeds to use his final card: as syringe with Danger Beast DNA that turns him into a powerful monster, and after eating his last subordinates, he became even more strong. Seriously, if Najenda didn't reach to the base at time, he probably would win to Night Raid.
  • The Dandy: His obsession with his image and being stylish make him this.
  • Evil Is Hammy: The way he talks and moves tends to be extremely melodramatic.
  • Expy: Of Szayel Aporro Granz from Bleach: Both are campy but brilliant scientist working for the bad guys, worried about their image, both fight with their weird mooks rather than by himself, eat them to became stronger/cure his wounds and go One-Winged Angel in their battle with the good guys. Also the two of them have very different deaths; while Szayel suffer a slow and painful death due Mayuri's drug, Stylish die immediately due to Murasame's poison.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: He openly flaunts his good looks and "style." Even in his One-Winged Angel form he calls himself the ultimate in stylishness.
  • Flunky Boss: When he attacks the Night Raid hideout he send his entire minion army to attack them while he stands back and watches the outcome of the battle.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Considering that he is a mad scientist who hasn't any consideration with the human life, love to realize sick experiments on people and also wears glasses, it's nothing strange.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: After using a serum on himself that made him grow to Danger Beast size, his clothes were torn to shreds.
  • Genre Savvy: He is the only one of the Jaegers that suspects from Tatsumi being part of Night Raid. He was right indeed.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He gave an antidote to his minions so that they would be immune to his poison weapon, making his subordinates praise him for caring. He then reveals he rigged those same minions with bombs to use against Night Raid, showing that he doesn't actually have any respect or care for them.
  • Kick the Dog: His treatment of his subordinates during the battle with Night Raid make him to do this.
  • Lab Coat Of Science And Medicine: Never leaves his experiment dungeon without it!
  • Mad Scientist: Loves to experiment on humans and seeks to create weapons more powerful than Teigus.
  • Meaningful Name: He's basically a Doctor obsessed with being stylish.
  • Megane: To really play up his "doctor" look.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: Specializing in human experimentation.
  • One-Winged Angel: After his army is destroyed and realizes Night Raid is coming for his head, Stylish injects himself with a syringe transforming himself into a giant monster.
  • Pet the Dog: For all his immoralities, he was genuinely kind to Seryu.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: He has three specially modified minions who have enhanced hearing, scent and vision to help him track down Tatsumi.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite being the first of the Jeagers to die and the one who's least screentime, his impact on the story and his investigations take a key role later. Examples include him meeting Ogre to make Seryu's body modifications who caused Scheele's death, the creation of Humanoid Danger Beast that later Syura uses to cause chaos on the Empire, his discovery of the Danger Beast DNA in the Leader of the Oath of Peace and the most recent one, the coming of Dorothea to the Capital only to meet him.
  • Squishy Wizard: He has an army of human experiments at his disposal that each have a variety of different upgrades and enhancements but stays back because he himself lacks any kind of offensive ability. At least before his One-Winged Angel.
  • Skunk Stripe: He has a streak of white through his black hair. After assuming his One-Winged Angel form, the rest of his hair turns white.
  • We Have Reserves: Zigzagged. He initially doesn't seem concerned with the death of a few of his footsoldiers, due to having a large pool of them available via criminals in prison. However, he later uses a drug to knock out the Night Raid members other than Tatsumi, who isn't affected by it due to his Imperial Arms, and comments that the huge loss of men forced his hand. And when he transforms, he eats the minions who were with him until he was directly attacked.
  • The Worf Effect: When he uses his monster form, that he claims to be very strong, to defeat Night Raid, is quickly defeated by all them united, leaving us without knowing his true strength.

Teigu: Perfector

  • Elite Mook: Created several of these each capable of giving Night Raid members trouble.
  • Red Baron: Glorious Hands of God: Perfector
  • Tricked-Out Gloves: Perfector allows Stylish to basically do what he does best, but even better. He can perform surgery and experiment faster than humanly possible.
  • Made of Iron: Stylish's soldiers are very hard to kill, capable of recovering from normally fatal wounds like a broken neck and ignoring getting their limbs removed.


Voiced by: Ayaka Ohashi

Akame's younger sister recruited by Esdeath to form the Jaegars. Like her sister, Kurome is a skilled assassin, forcibly trained since childhood by the Empire to kill effectively and without remorse. She holds a grudge against Akame for abandoning her and their former assassin squad in favor of joining Night Raid.

Her Teigu is March of the Dead: Yatsufusa, a katana that has the power to convert those it kills into undead puppets for Kurome to command.

Tropes associated with Kurome

  • Alien Lunch: She's such a Big Eater that when the Jaegars capture some new humanoid Dangerbeasts, Kurome started salivating and started approaching them hungrily. She only backed off when Esdeath ordered her not to eat them. To make the scene squickier, those Dangerbeasts were former humans.
  • Anti-Villain: In manga, she more or less becomes this after having some character development. Like Akame, she truly care about her comrades. Also, she agrees with Wave and Run that the empire needs to be changed for the better and fully supports Wave's campaign to change the Empire for within.
  • Badass: She’s easily the second strongest Jaegar after General Esdeath, capable on taking on the entire Night Raid with her Yatsufusa and almost winning. She’s also the only person that can clash swords with Akame and come out unscathed with no allies or supernatural assistance.
  • Badass Adorable: Her allies and enemies alike take note of how cute she is until she cuts a group of soldiers to pieces in a single motion.
  • Badass Boast
    It seems if you want to kill me... You’ll have to do something like squash my heart or separate my head from my body.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The very fact that both Run and Wave treated her with kindness is one of the main reasons why Kurome is emotionally attached to both Run and Wave. This actually plays a role in Run turning into Kurome's corpse puppets.
  • Big Eater: She eats cookies like Akame eats meat.
  • Cain and Abel: Cain to Akame's Abel, mainly because she betrayed her and the Empire.
  • Character Development: She's initially introduced as the ruthless psychopathic assassin who's main goal in life was being her older sister's sole murderer. Eventually through her interactions within the Jaegars and Wave's kindness she begins to show a kinder and sweeter side behind closed doors. This change is lampshaded by Run, when she encounters Akame for the third time, announcing her intent to take her down for the sake of the people, and not her deep-seated grudge towards her. This is unfortunately averted, as when Run is slowly dying from his wounds obtained in their battle against Wild Hunt, she unexpectedly decides that instead of letting Run die peacefully, she'll instead Mercy Kill him and force him to continue living as one of her corpse puppets.
  • Colourful Theme Naming: "Kurome" literally means "black eyes".
  • Crush Blush: In recent chapters, Kurome tends to blush uncontrollably whenever she with Wave, it is actually pretty adorable.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Black eyes and hair.
  • Cute and Psycho: Emphasis on the psycho part.
  • Cute Is Evil: As cute as she appears, one must not forget that she's one of the most sociopathic and psychopathic members of the Jaegers.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She and Akame were abandoned by their parents after being sold to the Empire to be child soldiers. However, unlike Akame, Kurome was instead subjugated to rigorous experimentation and numerous drug enhancements in the Empire's quest to create a new Super Soldier.
  • Dark Action Girl: Being the darker equivalent to Akame while being just as Badass.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She didn't care very much for Wave in the beginning, but after Bolic assassination, she opens more to him and became more friendly with him. She even confesses her fears to him. Their relationship became so close that Wave even beat Syura to a nearly death state because he tried to rape her. In the latest chapters, Kurome also shows a very grade of affection for his teammate, playing with his pillows and blushing in his presence.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She often goes into this state, particularly following her attempt to act like everything is fine with Wave after she reanimates Run.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: As kids, her sister was marked #7 of the Empire's Elite Seven, a team of child assassins comprised of the top seven candidates of a survival test. Kurome, who was marked #8, wasn't good enough to be part of that elite team. To make up for this she ended up being injected with drugs that bolster her stats.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Her first onscreen appearance shows her sitting atop a mountain of corpses humming a melody to herself.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: She can't understand why Wave is upset over her usage of Run as her newest corpse puppet. She also can't understand why he isn't happy about her ability to keep his body in existence to prevent the total loss of their friend and his disgust when she attempts to summon him to spend time together with them like back when he was alive.
  • Evil Counterpart: Of Akame. Besides being sisters, she and Akame are extremely similar in alot of ways, from general looks to clothing choices, they both wield sword Teigus and they're both master swordswomen. The main difference is that Akame is still a good person at heart who got fed up with the Empire's corruption and became a rebel, while Kurome's "training" appears to have made a real number on her psyche and now she doesn't have any problem with working for such a corrupt empire.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The anime toned down a lot of her yandere personality and instead portrays her more as this, although deconstructed. The reason Kurome wants to kill Akame alone is because deep down inside, she deeply loves her sister. However, because both Kurome and Akame has taken different paths in their lives, they are forced to kill each other. This is apparently true in episode 22 where Kurome and Akame met each other for the last time where Kurome shared her Pocky sticks with Akame and a brief chat with each other (and even slept together). Akame also reveals that she wanted to kill Kurome because she too, loves her sister, and they decided to have their last duel to the death. In the end, Kurome lost the duel and dies to Akame's blade (in addition the poison from Chelsea that Kurome suffered earlier), which Kurome's death has caused Akame to break down in tears because she feels Kurome's unconditional love to her and how much Akame loved her younger sister.
    • In addition to loving her sister, Akame, Kurome (in manga, although hinted in the anime) does develop genuine feelings toward her teammate, Wave. Whether or not this ends up being good or bad for Wave, considering her yandere personality in the manga, has yet to be seen.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: A rare villainous variant. After surviving an assassination attempt by Chelsea, Kurome has been visibly more tired and weaker in combat. A notable example is when she fought the entire Night Raid she was able to summon and control eight corpse puppets and still have the strength to fend off Akame simultaneously while largely keeping the pace of the battle. After the failed assassination she can barely summon two puppets, and is suffering from a potentially Incurable Cough of Death; thus losing a subsequent battle of speed against Akame, resulting in the death of Bolic.
  • Hero Killer: She's the one who ultimately kills Chelsea.
  • Hidden Depths: She confides to Wave that she’s afraid of being seen as weak because back in the Assassination Squad those who are deemed weak are disposed of.
  • If I Can't Have You: Kurome resorts to trying to kill Akame for choosing Night Raid over her.
  • Laughing Mad: She giggles creepily anytime she fights Akame.
  • Lust Object: Syura seems very fixated on wanting to rape Kurome.
  • Master Swordswoman: When you can fight off another Master Swordsman that's wielding a One-Hit Kill katana you're more than qualified.
  • Mercy Kill: She delivers this to an unsuspecting dying Run, in an effort to keep him "alive", ultimately enslaving and reanimating him with her Yatsuhusa into one of her newest corpse puppets.
  • Mundane Utility: A rather darkly comedic version of this. Basically, after she reanimates a dying Run into one of her corpse puppets with Yatsuhusa, she then suggests using it to summon him to spend time together with them as they did back when he was alive. For example, like when it's time to eat cake.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: As an assassin, killing comes with the territory but Kurome takes it a step further and has killed more than one friend, so that she can revive them as a zombie. One reason why she wants to kill Akame is so that she can turn her sister into a loyal zombie. Practically any problem for Kurome is asking for someone to be killed by her sword.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: She is very adamant about being the only person who may deliver her sister's death by her own hands. Needless to say, the feeling is mutual.
  • Psycho for Hire: She was trained as an assassin just like Akame. Unlike Akame she completely buys into the More Than Mind Control that was fed to her.
  • Psycho Serum: It’s later revealed the “cookies” Kurome always consumes is actually a new type of drug developed by the Empire to forcibly enhance their soldiers and she’s become addicted to them.
  • Rescue Romance: They had some Ship Tease before the fact, but she begins to openly show her feelings for Wave after he saves her from getting raped by Syura.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: While she was already going to kill Chelsea in self-defense, the realization that Chelsea killed Bols makes Kurome visibly enraged, leading to Chelsea's Family-Unfriendly Death.
  • Super Reflexes: Fast enough to dodge a sniper rifle shot from miles away.
  • Sweet Tooth: She has a giant bag of cookies that she carries around wherever goes just to snack upon.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: She and Wave are rarely far apart from one another and are often seen together.
  • Uncanny Family Resemblance: She and her sister look nearly identical except for the hairstyle and eye color.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In her backstory presented both in the original manga and in Zero. She was shocked with the deaths of other children in the forest test and felt ill after being forced to kill a prisoner. Contrast with what she is now.
  • Yandere: Her idea of loving someone is turning them into one of her corpse puppets.

Teigu: Yatsufusa

Seryu Ubiquitous

Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa

A young Imperial Guards soldier recruited by Esdeath as a member of the Jaegars. The impressionable Seryu was personally trained by Imperial Guard Captain Ogre and holds an overwhelming sense of loyalty to justice. Upholding the law and punishing "criminals" without mercy, Seryu makes it her mission to rid the Empire of villainous forces.

Her Teigu is a biological type in the form of Magical Beast Transformation: Hekatonkheires, aka "Koro," who resembles a small dog but possesses a limitless stomach and a voracious appetite.

Tropes associated with Seryu

  • Affably Evil: Despite her ruthless behavior when she fights her enemies and evildoers, she is pretty nice and friendly with her allies and the people of the Empire.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Once she notices that Koro isn't able to regenerate anymore after he got sliced in half by Mine earlier before her, she despairs over the fact that she hasn't even finished purging all of the "evil" yet and makes a tearful plea not to die "in a place like this" (in her case, in the valley located away from the imperial capital) before the bomb inside her head explodes. To top it off, the chapter in which she dies ends with the kids she'd made a habit of playing soccer with coming to the field where they'd hang out only to wonder why she's not there.
  • All Crimes Are Equal: Kills a bunch of petty thieves based on this philosophy.
  • Ambiguously Gay: She does have her moments with Esdeath and does not seem all that interested in boys. It fact, in her final moments, after thinking about Esdeath, she started crying and pleading how she does not want to die.
  • An Arm and a Leg: After she trips during a fight with Sheele, she loses grip of one of her tonfas. As Sheele moves in with an attack, Seryu puts her arms out in front to protect her body, though she loses both of her arms in the process.
  • Anti-Villain: She actually fights for the safety of the common people. The only problem is that she blindly follows the Empire to the point where she is reduced to a weapon.
  • Artificial Limbs: After losing both of her arms to Sheele.
  • Avenging the Villain: Her initial motive to fight Night Raid is to avenge the death of her master, Ogre, at the hands of Tatsumi. Later she also wants to avenge Stylish, who perishes in his battle with Night Raid.
  • Ax-Crazy: Very much so. When fighting she's constantly got a Slasher Smile on her face and half of her dialogue, both in and out of combat, relates to murdering evildoers.
  • Berserk Button: Commit a crime or do evil things (like stealing or murder) in her presence is not a very good idea. Also hurt or kill anyone she beloved and prepare to confront a persistent enemy who doesn't stop to search you until she found and kills you.
  • BFG/Macross Missile Massacre: #2, #6 and #8, with #2 serving as four missiles that split and turn into an even larger volley of missiles.
  • BFS: #3: Which also serves as her Blade Below the Shoulder.
  • Black and White Insanity: You are with the Empire? You're good, no matter how corrupt or heinous you are. You are against it in any way? You're evil and must be killed, no matter what the circumstances were.
  • Body Horror: She willingly undergoes a painful experiment by Captain Ogre's persuasion to have machine guns surgically implanted into her arms. This is taken a step further when she can sprout a gun from her throat.
  • Boss in Mook Clothing: During her time in the Imperial Guard Forces.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: See Early-Bird Cameo below.
  • Cool Big Sis: She tries to become this for Tatsumi when told that he'll be joining their group, patting him on the head and saying that he's amongst good people. It takes the danger of being found out to keep Tatsumi from cursing her out. Later she became this to a group of childrens in Kyoroch.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: She's normally a carefree Genki Girl, but when it comes to fighting she's deadly and ruthless.
  • Cry Cute: She cries many times for her fallen friends and loved ones, showing that while she is merciless towards "villains," she isn't a monster.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Orange eyes and hair. In the anime are more brown colored.
  • Cute and Psycho: Very cute girl on the outside with very twisted conception of right and wrong.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's vicious and brutal when she's out to "eradicate evil", always with a crazy Slasher Smile in her face.
  • Defiant to the End: She gets sliced in half by Mine's Teigu and she still tries to kill Mine by detonating a bomb inside her head before she dies. It fails big time.
  • Disability Superpower: Her body is filled with weapons, so removing her limbs isn't ideal.
  • Dual Tonfas: What she used to fight with before Dr. Stylish’s modifications. They even fired bullets!
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Before her proper introduction in the series, she is seen along a group of Imperial Guards during Ogre's presentation.
  • Epic Flail: #1: Shinkou's Ball of Justice.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even she felt that Borick was a pig not worth the Jaegars' protection.
  • Evil Redhead: She doesn't view herself as evil, but she's one of the most brutal and twisted members of the Jaegars.
  • Expy: Of Yomotsu Hirasaka: They both see themselves as heroes of justice despite harming innocent people, have a Disability Superpower, are killed by the protagonist's pink haired girlfriend, and blow themselves up.
  • Genki Girl: When she is in her not-crazy mood, she is lively and energetic. By example, when she meet Tatsumi for first time, she happily announces her name and reveals that Coro is a Teigu without any problem.
  • Hero Killer: She manages to kill Sheele but she doesn't get out of the encounter unscathed.
  • Hidden Weapons: She has the barrel of a gun hidden in her mouth.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: She believes that Captain Ogre and Dr. Stylish were genuinely good people.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Helped a group of bandits because you were forced to? Just as guilty as they were in Seryu's eyes.
  • Inspector Javert: Basically the love child of Inspector Javert with Terminator.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Her battle against Mine and Sheele is the first reminder in the story that the Night Raid isn't invincible and even the good guys can die.
  • Knight Templar: A very dark kind. For Seryu, all those who break the law or oppose the Empire are deserving of death.
  • Justice Will Prevail: Her philosophy. If only she knew what kind of people Night Raid assassinated and her "saviors" truly were...
  • Laughing Mad: After she kills Scheele she starts to laugh happily despite that both of her arms were cut!.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Sweet and bubbly normally, but when she is "administering justice," a sadistic and cruel personality takes over.
  • Luminescent Blush: She tends to have these when she is not being a raving psycho, especially around Esdeath.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: She gets both her arms cut off and all she does is hysterically giggle over the fact that she defeated the evil villain. It's quite disturbing.
  • Moral Myopia: Completely fails to recognize the flagrant evil in her mentors (and herself) while spouting on about bringing justice to "evildoers".
  • Multi-Melee Master/Multi-Ranged Master: Her personal armory held within Koro, Judgement of the Ten Heavenly Kings, created by Dr. Stylish that serve as extra modifications to her body that she can wield in the midst of battle.
  • Nightmare Face: During battles, her expression changes from a normal face to a really creepy one accompanied with a big slasher smile. However, the face she shown when she shoots Sheele in the back deserves a special mention
  • Obliviously Evil: While the rest of the Jaegers seem to have some level of understanding that what they do isn't entirely good and are either Card-Carrying Villains (Esdeath, Dr Stylish) or Punch Clock Villains (Wave, Run, Bols, and to a lesser extend Kurome), Seryu does not seems to grasp that her actions are more villainous than heroic. Something that even Mine lampshade.
  • Older Than She Looks: His official age was 20 years at least. She has the looks of being of the age of Tatsumi.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In her introduction, she wore her hair in a long ponytail that almost reached the ground, but it was shortened to shoulder-length after becoming a Jaegar.
  • Red Herring Shirt: Before being formally introduced in Episode 5 of the anime, she can be spotted briefly in Episode 2 as a member of Ogre's entourage.
  • Revenge: Her initial motivation is the fact that Night Raid murdered her master, Captain Ogre.
  • Sanity Slippage: She's becoming more derailed as the series goes on, even killing a woman for assisting a group of bandits despite having been forced to do so against her will.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Her outfit after joining the Jaegers features a scarf.
  • Slasher Smile: When she gets into battle expect a lot of these.
  • Smiting Evil Feels Good: Nothing brings her greater joy than slaying evil-doers.
  • Sniper Rifle: #7: Taizan's Cannon of Justice.
  • Tautological Templar: She firmly believes everyone working for the Empire is on the side of justice and anyone who has done even the smallest crime even if they were forced to, are evildoers that must die, completely ignoring how corrupted the Capital, her allies and herself are.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: When she, along Suzuka, found Tatsumi and Mine in a ruins in Kyoroch, her response is to launch missiles to them. Despite the two of them escapes, the ruins are pretty much destroyed.
  • This Is a Drill: #5: Enma's Spear of Justice.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Considering the fact that Night Raid was responsible for General Ogre's death, the fact that she says this to Night Raid after reminiscing of her training with him following her helping Tatsumi earlier is understandable. Later on, she even says this to Mine and Sheele before their fight because she blames them both for the deaths of both her father and Ogre himself, even though she has no idea that Tatsumi was the one who killed Ogre himself.
    Seryu: (to Mine and Sheele) My father died in the line of duty fighting villains like you! And you killed my mentor, General Ogre! I will never forgive you!
  • Took a Level in Badass: Before her battle with Scheele and Mine she was a dangerous opponent, but after Stylish modifies her and Koro with the Judgement of the Ten Heavenly Kings she has access to a vast armory inside Koro's stomach that can summon inside a battle, making her a more deadly enemy. It's take an step further in Bolic's arc, when combining some of the armory, she can even launch missiles!.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She cares genuinely for the sake of the people of The Empire, unfortunately, her methods and her twisted sense of justice are very extreme and do more harm than good.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A.

Teigu: Hekatonkheires aka "Koro"


Voiced by: Junji Majima

A kind and charming man enlisted by Esdeath into the Jaegars. Run hails from a small rural village, and joins the Jaegers in hopes of one day reforming the Empire from within.

His Teigu is Limitless Flight: Mastema, which among many other powers, bestows him the power of flight, and gives him an angelic appearance.

Tropes associated with Run

  • And I Must Scream: His look of horror as Kurome uses her Yatsufusa to "save" him says it all.
  • Anti-Villain: Like Wave, he's this. It turns out he wants to change the Empire from within following an incident where in his days as a teacher he had the horror of walking into witness the aftermath of his class after they were massacred by Champ from Wild Hunt.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: With only a few small clues Run accurately figures out that Dr. Stylish found the Night Raid base, assaulted the base with his army to acquire them for experimentation, failed and then got erased for his trouble.
  • Badass Bookworm: He is never seen without a book in his hand.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Run is a polite and kind man who want the best for The Empire and aspires to change it to a better place. But when someone hurt his beloved ones, as Champ could testify, he became vengeful and cruel.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Kurome from being killed by a two pronged attack from members of Wild Hunt, but ultimately sustains heavy injuries shielding her from a fiery explosion caused by Champ.
  • Bishounen: He is a very handsome individual, which he uses to his advantage, in fake relationships with women like his town's mayor and Cosmina.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Partially subverted. He works for the bad guys, but he is well-intentioned and wants the best to The Empire.
  • Bromantic Foil: For Wave
  • The Charmer: He is fully aware of his good looks and silver tongue and uses them to get on the good side of people.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He makes sure Champ suffers before killing him, even rubbing flowers that cause intense pain into his wounds.
  • Cool Teacher: Before joining the Jaegers, Run was a beloved teacher of a small village.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Yellow eyes and hair.
  • The Dragon: To Esdeath, being the one that informed her of the dissappearance of Dr. Stylish and other important stuff like the humanoid Danger Beast appearance. Also he help her superior to disband Wild Hunt.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Played for Laughs in one of the omakes of the anime, when Honest mistakes him with a girl due his bishonen appearance. Averted in the proper series, where everyone know that he is a guy.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: In the manga, after he is fatally wounded, Kurome uses her Yatsufusa to turn him into a puppet, keeping him "alive."
  • Fragile Speedster: Run's skill at dodging attacks and his teigu's ability of flight, makes him a very difficult target to hit. In the anime, he was never once hit by a single attack, while in manga, he was only hit two times, before his death/zombification. However, both attacks in the manga ending up doing a great amount damage to him. The first time he was hit occurred when Mine gazed him with her teigu, Pumpkin. Despite only just being gazed, the injury was enough to put him out of the fight for the rest of the Bolic arc. The second time occurred when he hit by Champ's explosion orb, the injuries he sustained from that attack ended up proving fatal.
  • Good Wings, Evil Wings: When Run activates Mastema he sprouts golden angelic wings to move about. When Run is enslaved and reanimated by Yatsufusa his wings are dyed jet black, akin to that of a fallen angel.
  • Hair Decorations: Two winged clips on both sides of his hair.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He may be a member of the Jaegars, but he's a actually a really decent guy who wishes to change the empire from within.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Internally mentions having an ulterior goal to working with the Jaegars: he wants to change the empire from the inside.
  • Honey Trap: This was how he obtained his Teigu. By seducing his town's mayor, he was able to use her favor to work up the ranks of the military and obtain a Teigu.
  • Internal Reformist: Like Wave, Run believes the Empire needs to change and joined the Jaegers to reform it from within.
  • Nice Guy: He is very polite and cares for his partners and allies. This doesn't stop him of being very ruthless when he torture Champ in revenge for the deaths of his students.
  • Nonchalant Dodge: Can dodge a fury of attacks from General Esdeath while still reading his book.
  • Revenge: Despite his kind nature, Run seeks vengeance against Champ of Wild Hunt for slaughtering the children of his old village.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: In the manga, he dies in his fight with Champ, but at the end of the anime he's still alive and will help Wave rebuild the Empire.

Teigu: Mastema

  • Catch and Return: Mastema's trump card, Divine Wings, allows the user to utilize Mastema's wings to deflect enemy projectiles back at them.
  • Feather Flechettes: Mastema has the ability to fire a molt of feathers in lethal volley in a resemblance like weapons from Gilgamesh's Gate of Babylon.
  • Flight: Mastema grants the user the ability to sprout angelic wings and fly.
  • Perpetual Molt: The wings sprouted by Mastema constantly molt feathers with every flap.
  • Red Baron: Soaring For Thousands of Miles: Mastema.

    The Empire 

Prime Minister Honest

Voiced by: Kouji Ishii

The defacto ruler of the Empire, as the Emperor highly regards Honest's council, even if everyone else around him knows otherwise but stays quiet lest they get removed and killed.

The tropes associated with Prime Minister Honest

  • Beard of Evil: Which he often strokes while pondering his evil deeds.
  • Big Bad: Technically, he's the root of all the corruption in the Capital but it's his subordinates (particularly Esdeath) that let him stay as comfortable as he is.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: The only reason he's still in charge is because he has Esdeath's support. He will not even consider annoying her in any way, and allows her to do whatever she wants, even if she goes against his authority, because he knows his title, his authority, his reputation, and his life are all forfeit otherwise.
  • Big Eater: He’s even seen eating a cake whole.
  • The Corrupter: He is this towards the Emperor. While claiming to be guiding the boy, he proves to be a Manipulative Bastard, and will always try to convince the Emperor that he's doing what's in the best interests of the Empire. And in episode 23 of the anime, even while the Emperor starts wondering if he's going too far, Honest tells him to harden his heart and put down the rebellion for the sake of his people. Never mind that many of them are dying by the Emperor's own hand as a result.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Not to The Emperor.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He cares for his son Syura, and loses his shit when he dies... for all of one panel. After a few seconds of Ocular Gushers, he abruptly moves on and considers having another child. Dorothea is really unnerved by it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Pities the poor sap that ends up being Esdeath's lover. When Esdeath decides to drink an entire vial of demon blood, Honest immediately tries to get her to back off since it could've killed her. He makes a toast with her once she proves him wrong by surviving and taming the demon blood.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Walks out from behind The Emperor after The Emperor sentenced an innocent man to death casually and then supports said decision while engorging himself with food. When the man tries to convince The Emperor that he’s being manipulated, he puts on a kind face and successfully convinces the latter otherwise. What marks him being a complete and utter bastard is telling the condemned man that he’ll make sure to take care of his wife, every single part of her.
  • Evil Chancellor: Evil Prime Minister to be exact. He plays the trope straight by having the most influential power in the entire empire, influencing the decisions of The Emperor, and being his most “trusted” advisor.
  • Fat Bastard: His argument is that the stress he gets from hearing about the actions of the resistance cause him to over indulge himself.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's always polite, especially to the Emperor but when speaking to others his words positively drip with sarcasm.
  • Hero Killer: In the last episode of the anime, he is killed by Leone after destroying her Teigu, but manages to shoot her several times before perish. Leone later dies due to the injuries that Honest cause to her.
  • Ironic Name: He is anything but honest.
  • Jerkass: Doesn't care about anyone but himself.
  • Lack of Empathy: Shows no remorse for all the terrible corruption that caused people to suffer, including his son's own death.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Particularly regarding The Emperor, who's little more than a Puppet King. At one point, he mentions that he intends to drive him into the same depravity as his own by getting him to drink, eat, and fuck non-stop when he gets older, so that even if Honest himself dies, The Emperor will more than likely continue the same form of corruption as an adult. Esdeath, for her part, cryptically tells Honest not to allow him to contract "adult diseases."
  • Nightmare Face: In his introduction, when he convinces the Emperor to condemn a man to his death, the man looks to Honest and he shows to the poor man a chilling face. In fact, that face is his profile image!.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: He has yet to face the heroes directly and so far just defers combating Night Raid to Esdeath, Budo and even his son, Syura.
  • Oh, Crap: He utterly craps himself when Leone corners him.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He's a very smart scumbag, most notably when it concerns the Jaegers, war strategies, and the defense of the palace. Everything he does is carefully calculated to keep his rule stable over the capitol.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Completely loses it when his entire plan falls apart and yells out to anyone begging to save him from death.
  • Villainous Friendship: His relationship with Esdeath is very professional and business-like, and they're often seen sharing drinks in his dinner table. Of course, Honest knows his rule is over without her support, so he makes sure to stay on Esdeath's good side at all times. They have an implicit deal - as long as he rules, his corruption creates more and more enemies arrayed against the capitol, which Esdeath - being a Blood Knight - would happily put down (although the Jaegers do protect the average folks of the empire when it comes down to it). Honest knows damn-well that a single inch out of line would result in Esdeath outright murdering him for crossing her, so he allows her to do whatever she pleases and makes sure not to boss her around (limiting his direct orders purely for combat-related purposes). This is best shown regarding Wild Hunt; when his son, Syura, asks him to disband the Jaegers on suspicion of secretly working against them, he counters by pointing out that Esdeath's very existence covers their asses, and refuses to oppose her in any way. When Esdeath humiliates Syura and provides evidence that he needlessly harmed the people of the Empire, Honest is forced to disband Wild Hunt.
  • Villainous Glutton: Most of his appearances have him always consuming large amounts of foods.

The Emperor

Voiced by: Yo Taichi

The de jure ruler of the Empire, although everything he does is through the influence of Prime Minister Honest.

Tropes associated with The Emperor

  • 0% Approval Rating: In episode 22 of the anime, he is told by various advisors that the Revolutionary Army is marching towards the capitol. On top of that, they have a lot of sympathizers within the city walls, and he's warned that as powerful as Esdeath is, even she likely can't win if a large enough army shows up. He starts to wonder if he wasn't leading the people as well as he thought he was, but Honest once against interjects and claims he has to simply put his foot down every now and then to quell any dissent.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Outside of his duties as the emperor, he's really just a cheerful little boy.
  • Children Are Innocent: So innocent that he's very easy to manipulate.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He is shown stoically sentencing an innocent man to death for objecting the political affairs of the Empire. He then asks the Prime Minister if he did well. When called out on being victim of the Prime Minister’s machinations by the innocent man he immediately dismisses the man’s words as foolish ramblings.
  • Face Death with Dignity: In the final chapter of the anime, after being sentenced to death by The Revolution and before being executed, he accepts his judgment, admits that he was a bad ruler and finally asks Najenda to restore the country in his place.
  • Good Is Dumb: Justified as he is just a child.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Believes the Prime Minister is his most trusted advisor.
  • Nice Guy: Although he's clearly just a fake ruler, he's a kind young boy at heart, at least to to those he believes are good people and are loyal to the empire. He even tries to help Esdeath find her perfect match after Tatsumi gets away, but she respectfully insists that she's fine with finding Tatsumi again.
  • Obliviously Evil: He does not seem to realize that his actions are more hurting his country than helping it.
  • Puppet King: He is merely a tool used to distract the more feeble minded citizens of his court and by extension, the entire empire from the activities of the Prime Minister.
  • Sanity Slippage: In episode 23 he's starting to lose his marbles. Despite the massive destruction of the capitol, along with countless deaths, Honest keeps telling him that the rebellion must be stopped. He develops a crazy look on his face from time to time as he battles Tatsumi and causing considerable collateral damage.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Gradually loses his mind during his battle with Tatsumi and grows more angry to the point that he doesn't even care about the damage he causes.

Great General Budo

Voiced by: Hozumi Gouda

While he is not the Empire's Strongest, Budo is the commander in chief of the military, although he knows better than to boss Esdeath around. He is a man of immense strength, to the point where Esdeath herself respects him immensely.

His Teigu is Thunder God's Rage: Adramelech, a pair of gauntlets which enable him to create storms and lightning, granting him tremendous destructive power.

Tropes associated with Great General Budo

  • Anti-Villain: Although he was born from a line of generals who served the Empire, he cannot stand the current Prime Minister's very existence. At Tatsumi's Public Execution, Budo publicly declares his intention to kill Honest after the revolution is put down, with Esdeath right next to him at that. Esdeath herself smiled softly at his convictions and says she looks forward to fighting him.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: In the manga. As result of his inexperience, Budo often resorts to spamming overpowering attacks at his opponents, as well as using these attacks to counter anything they throw at him. This ends up costing him dearly, as his teigu has a limit on how much power it can use and ends up running out of power on him at the worst possible time.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The highest ranking general and one of the series' strongest antagonists.
  • Badass: If the people of the Empire compare his strength to Esdeath herself is not in vain. His Teigu powers are very powerful, being capable of manipulate storms, defeats Wave easily when he was about to kill Syura in a rage, curbstomp Night Raid in the majority of Tatsumi rescue battle, forced Tatsumi to evolve Incursio to temporarily stop him, putting his life in risk in the process, and, even when Night Raid escaped in Najenda Danger Beast and thinks that the combat ends, he appears in the air and with his last attack forced Mine to destroy Pumpkin and enter in a coma.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: Like Run, he has blonde hair and work for The Empire, but he hate Honest and want to kill him for the sake of his country. However, he also detest Night Raid and want it elimination.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His physical strength far surpasses that of Leone and Tatsumi in spite of both of them having Teigus that enhance their physical prowess. He is also fast enough to casually fend off Leone's and Super Mode Tatsumi's attacks simultaneously, and is one of only 2 people in the manga to land a direct hit on Akame.
  • Determinator: Very much. During his battle with Night Raid in the manga he decides to kill all of them, even when Tatsumi with the evolved Incursio wounded him, he pursues Night Raid when they are escaping and try to kill them with his strongest attack. Seriously, if Mine wouldn't sacrifice herself, Night Raid could be exterminated in that moment.
  • The Dreaded: Nearly as much as Esdeath.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is sincerely disgusted by Honest's lack of sympathy for his equally-sadistic son Syura's death.
  • Four-Star Badass:
    • Single-handedly stopped Wave's No-Holds-Barred Beatdown on Syura, and he is a fellow Teigu user as well.
    • Takes out an (admittedly weakened) Incursio-clad Tatsumi clad with a 'single blow.
    • He takes on the entire Night Raid and it requires a sacrificial technique from Mine to finally take him out.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: He pretty much loses it at anything that offends him and his sensibilities, in contrast with the cool Esdeath.
  • Hero Killer: In the manga, the collision of beams between him and Mine ends with him being blasted off to an unknown place and Mine in a coma. However, in the anime, the clash ends with Budo being incinerated by Pumpkin's blast and with Mine's death due the impact of Adramelech lightning.
  • Implacable Man: In the manga, this guy just won't stay down. It takes Mine's Pumpkin overloading and his teigu running out of power to finally put him down.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Incredibly fast and very strong.
  • My Country, Right or Wrong: Appears to have recognised the Prime Minister as a very bad influence to the young Emperor but is willing to look the other way until the rebellion is crushed. He knows that while the Prime Minister is using the Emperor as a puppet, Fat Bastard needs that puppet alive and well.
  • Never Found the Body: In the manga, after being blasted off by Mine in the climax of their battle, The Empire release various posters about his death, but later Honest mention that actually nobody has found his body, leaving his fate ambiguous at the moment.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: His armor is strong enough to no-sell slashes from Akame's Murasame, and even take several supercharged shots from Mine without a scratch. Only attacks from Tatsumi's Super Mode and Mine's sacrificial move have succeeded in injuring him.
  • No Sell: Tanks several supercharged shots from Mine (which when used against Seryu sliced a building into half) without a scratch.
  • Oh, Crap: In the manga, while he doesn't say it, the look on his face when the Mana Meter of his teigu running out on him in the middle of a Beam-O-War with Mine says it all.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Esdeath's blue. Where Esdeath is cool, composed and anatytical, Budou is hot-tempered, easily enraged and loses composure more easily in battle (or just in general). He is also the more passionate of the 2 when it comes to matters of the state. This difference is highlighted by Esdeath's use of ice while he uses blazing lightning.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Is willing to let Syura and Wave duke it out as long as they don't use their Teigus and don't kill each other.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: Acting as the Empire's last line of defense, Budo never been in an all out battle before his fight with Night Raid. As a result, Budo lacks that actual battle experience that both Night Raid and Esdeath (and by extension the Jaegers) possesses, something he admits, in one of his internal thoughts, put him at a disadvantage. As a result of his inexperience, Budo does not seem to understand the limitations of teigu, something that ends up being a fatal mistake.
  • Super Strength: Incapacitates Tatsumi, Wave and later Akame and Leone in a single punch each.
  • Undying Loyalty: Certainly not to Honest, but to the Emperor and the Empire as a whole, leading to his determination to take down the Night Raid regardless of harm to himself.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After Tatsumi succeeds in landing a direct hit on him, he and his Teigu are brought to a different level due to Tatsumi literally enraging him.
  • Worthy Opponent: Praises the Night Raid's strength and fighting spirit, lamenting that he has to fight against them.
    • Esdeath herself considers him a worthy adversary.
  • Villainous Breakdown: His calm demeanour shatters over the course of his battle with the Night Raid, and by the end of the fight he is a seething bubble of unbridled fury.

Teigu: Adramelech

  • Flight: When the owner of Adramelech charges his body with electricity, it gains the ability to float in the air.
  • Lightning Gun: Adramelech's Trump Card, Solid Shooter, is this in the manga.
  • Mana Meter: Apparently his teigu has one. It ends up running out on him in the middle of a BeamOWar with Mine's Pumpkin.
  • Power Fist: The Teigu is a piston punch variant.
  • Red Baron: Thunder God's Rage: Adramelech
  • Shock and Awe: Adramelech main power.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Solid Shooter.
  • Weather Control Machine: One of Adramelech powers. See Weather Manipulation below.
  • Weather Manipulation: Apart of create lightnings, Adramelech can also manipulate the weather around his owner to produce thunderstorms and call lightnings to strike the enemies at his owner's pleasure.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: In the anime at least, the colors of Adramalechs attacks are depicted as blue. However, Adramelech main movements in the manga are depicted as black-colored lightnings.

    Wild Hunt 

Tropes associated with Wild Hunt:

  • Adapted Out: Apart from Syura and Suzuka, none of them appear in the anime.
  • Ax-Crazy: Every single member is a psychopath that has no qualms about murdering people in the worst ways imaginable. Some members even feel compelled to do so.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Every member of Wild Hunt (except Izou) is known to be equipped with a Teigu Syura found in his travels.
  • Enemy Mine: Wild Hunt made Night Raid and the Jaegers cooperate two times. The first time was because Syura uses the Danger Beast that Stylish created to cause a havoc in the Empire, forcing the two factions to united to kill the monsters for the people sake. The second one happens when Run, who want to kill Champ to avenge his students who Champ kills, and Kurome, who helps him in the task, guides Champ to a trap and are encountered by Enshin and Cosmina. In this moment Night Raid, who was finding the members of Wild Hunt to kill them to stop their atrocities, appears and with the "help" of the Jaegers manages to kill Enshin and wound Cosmina. Champ also dies in the cross fire.
  • Eviler Than Thou: While the Jaegars weren't formed with the most morally compassionate people in the Empire, Wild Hunt has been introduced as a group hellbent on causing carnage throughout the Empire, excusing their actions as being a Secret Police group under the Prime Minister.
  • Five-Bad Band: Like the Jaegars, each of the member of Wild Hunt form this:
  • For the Evulz: Syura does have an actual Evil Plan behind all the random murder, rape and torture - lure out the Night Raid by committing enough atrocities to become the most public symbol of the Empire's brutality and thus force their hand. However, besides this expected result he very much enjoys the process itself, and the rest of the Wild Hunt kill the Empire's citizens simply because they can easily get away with it.
  • In the Hood: Syura is first introduced with a hood suit. Later the others members of the team are also introduced with the same costume as Syura. All of them abandon the hoods when they became the Jaegers substitute.
  • Kick the Dog: Every chapter since their introduction Wild Hunt has been constantly kicking the dog.
  • Meaningful Name: Named after The Wild Hunt. They have a habit of raping and killing everyone in their way, too.
  • Psycho for Hire: The people recruited to make up Wild Hunt by Syura, are all definitely this. Enshin, Cosmina and Champ joined to engage in as much depravity within the Empire as possible, while Izou outright admits that he only came along just so to be allowed to kill as many people as he could.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: A very notable difference between them and the Jaegars to make them all the more monstrous. Syura, Cosmina, Enshin and Champ are all rapists. Especially Champ, who expresses sadistic glee at having his way with children.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: The Wild Hunt tend to throw a lot of weight around in the Empire simply because their leader is the son of the Prime Minister. As such any of their actions, such as rape and murder, can hand waved as thorough investigation.
  • Serial Rapist: Four out of the six original member.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: The team at all didn't appear in the anime, instead, Syura brought with himself a group of people in yellow hoods (with a similar looks that Wild Hunt wore in their debut chapter) and spears who Syura said that are "his elite". Later, Syura and the group along Budo ambush Tatsumi and Lubbock and fight with the latter. The elite team are later the ones who kills Lubbock after he defeat Syura and never appears again


Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura

The son of the Prime Minister and leader of Wild Hunt. Left on a journey to explore the world and retrieve Teigu in other nations, he assembled the members of Wild Hunt to replace the Jaegers task to hunt Night Raid.

His Teigu is Dimensional Formation: Shambhala, a pendant type Teigu that can teleport people and himself to any place he marks. However, the Teigu is mostly for support and Syura use his strength and ability in hand-to-hand combat to fight.

Tropes associated with Syura

  • Ambiguously Brown: Strangely, he's very tanned compared to his fair-skinned father. Presumably, this is because he's spent the majority of his time away in the Borneo islands south of the Empire, but the Prime Minister also stated his mother is not very respectable and possibly foreign.
  • Ax-Crazy: When he's not conversing with his father you can expect to see him raping some innocent girl and murdering her For the Evulz or pounding a fallen foe to death with his bare hands, cackling the whole time.
  • Adaptational Badass: While much of his role in the anime is eliminated, in this route he has a true fight with Lubbock when he put the Night Raid member in danger and even reveals his Trump Card. Comparing this with his manga counterpart, who died without a good fight and never reveal his Teigu strongest technique.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Has a little bit in the anime. Despite in this adaptation he is still a jerk, like Esdeath, much of his atrocities are removed from the anime, leaving him as a prick, but not as a monster.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: In his skirmish with Wave, he demonstrates a vast knowledge of different martial arts he acquired during his travels outside the Empire.
  • Berserk Button: Going against him as the son of the Prime Minister or even worst, leading him into being a disappointment in his father's eyes is a one way ticket to him intending to rip you limb from limb.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He thinks of himself a threat to Night Raid (and everyone) for being the son of the Prime Minister. While he is strong indeed, his actions during Wild Hunt arc only put him in evidence in his father's eyes and the dissolution of his group thanks to Run investigations and his cheap death at Lubbock's hand make him less threatening since his introduction.
  • The Casanova: Most of his actions are often motivated by lust. Also, it is shown in the Jaeger arc that Syura is fully capable of picking up women if he wanted to. The problems is he find it more arousing to force himself on to them and tends to become violent towards them.
  • Dance Battler: He takes down a group of seasoned martial artists just by using capoeira style kicks.
  • Evil Is Petty: In one of Wild Hunt first missions, he kills an entire theatre company because they have a play that would ridiculise his father even when the owner of the company try to bribe him to spare their lives. In fact, he kills the company because they try to bribe him!.
  • Expy: Of Uday Hussein, minus the Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas trope.
  • Foil: For Wave. Both are members of a task force with the job to hunting down Night Raid. In addition, both Syura and Wave even wanted to change the Empire for within. However, while Wave wants to make the Empire better for everyone, Syura wants to make the Empire worse and change it to better suit his own amusement. Their relationship with Kurome also similar yet different from one another. Wave deeply cares about Kurome and wants to protect her at all cost, while Syura is attracted to Kurome but only see her as a Lust Object.
    • Also, for Lubbock. While were born into rich families, Lubbock gave up his rich life to be with Najenda, while Syura likes to abuse the resource that he has at his disposal. Also, both apparently suffer from a Inferiority Superiority Complex. In addition, while Lubbock is a Chivalrous Pervert who does not like to hurt women, Syura is a Serial Rapist that take pleasure is hurting women.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a giant X shaped scar across his face from the bridge of his nose.
  • Groin Attack: Crushes one of Rabac's testicles.
  • Humiliation Conga: Later on, he loses to Wave in a fist fight, gets criticized by his dad for it, then he loses several members of his unit, gets criticized by his dad for it, despite catching two members of Night Raid, Esdeath humiliates him by proving that he was responsible for an incident that endangered the empire and getting what remained of Wild Hunt disbanded, gets criticized by his dad for it, and finally gets killed by Lubbock when he pretends to have been broken by his torture. The fans enjoyed those few chapters immensely.
    • And to top it all off, after Honest (the father he worked so hard to please) hears about the death of his son, he proceeds to weep for him... for one whole page. He gets over it in seconds, pretty much stating that he'll "make another son from scratch." Even after death the humiliation continues.
  • Jerkass: Oh boy, is he is one. He commits many acts of cruelty for the most insignificant reason, rape womens, including Bol's wife, looks down his allies and enemies alike because he is the son of the Prime Minister (his card to do anything he want) and even despise her own men because they lose to Night Raid. Of all the cast of the series, he is one of the biggest dicks.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: People loved his Humiliation Conga.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Somewhat. Syura is attracted towards Kurome and wants to rape her, while Kurome is attracted towards Wave. Wave prevents Syura from raping Kurome and naturally Syura wants Wave dead, so it be that much easier to get to Kurome.
  • Overlord Jr.: He's the spoiled son of the Prime Minister whose entire goal in life is to become as powerful and ruthless as his father and become competent in his eyes.
  • Out-Gambitted: After Run kills off a big chunk of his team and he's captured Tatsumi, Syura is convinced that he's gotten the fodder he needs to have the Jeagers disbanded. Esdeath completely outwits him by hiding the evidence Run had gathered against Syura in particular, which saves his ass from the law... and then she counters with evidence against the rest of Wild Hunt, which has them disbanded at her request. He refuses the cross her because of the blackmail she still had on him.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: He tends to instill fear in his enemies by stating his relation to the Prime Minister, which causes them to halt their attacks. He then calls them out for being cowards. Not that this matters to Wave.
  • ShoutOut: A dark skinned man with white hair and a scar shaped like a X?. Hello, Scar!
  • Slasher Smile: In the manga, when he is introduced to the audience, the only thing we see of his face is a huge menacing grin.
  • Smug Snake: Due to his perceived strength and prowess, as well as family connections.
  • Story-Breaker Power: In the manga, Syura once mentioned he had a last resort plan to defeating his opponents by teleporting them in the middle of an active volcano. Naturally with such overpowering ability, the story finds ways to prevent Syura from ever doing just that before his death and his teigu destroyed. First, Syura can only use his teleporting ability a few time every couple of days, so he cannot just spam it. Also, the few times he does use it, it was on people that he needed alive at the time. The first time he used his teigu, Shambhala, was on Esdeath and Tatsumi. At the time, he just wanted Esdeath out of the way and Tatsumi just happen to be with her at the time. He most likely reframed from trying to kill her because he knows that his father still needs her. He later used his teigu was on Tatsumi and Lubbock, at the time he want to capture them, not kill them. The closest occurrence of Syura ever performing his last resort plan, was just before his fight Wave, but he was stop by Budo from using his teigu, and instead settled with a fist fight that reframed both Wave and Syura from using their teigu.
  • This Cannot Be!: When he is about to die by Lubbock's hands he blurts this out. Since he died without taking the throne and surpassing his successful father so that he could change the "boring world" as he called it, this is very understandable.
  • Torture Technician. Claims to be this. He later shows how and why towards poor Lubbock.
  • Villainous Friendship: Subverted. Although he seems to be great friends with the other members of Wild Hunt, most often when they gleefully indulge in their "activities"; when Champ and Enshin are killed, he states that he doesn't give a toss since they died so easily. This claim is then consequently lampshaded by fellow member Dorothea.
  • Weak, but Skilled: A very skilled martial artist, as shown by his dominance of Wave for most of their skirmish, but he lacked the raw power to take him down and ended up getting defeated in 2 hits once Wave saw through his attack patterns.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He's determined to prove himself to his father, and is noticeably afraid when his father is angry at him for being beaten by Wave. Basically, humiliating or demeaning him in front of his father is the worst way to piss him off.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: His hair is white and he's one of the most evil sons of bitches in the series.

Teigu: Shambhala

  • It Was a Gift: Doesn't played straight. In the manga, after Lubbock kills Syura, he became the owner of Shambhala and try to escapes the Imperial palace with the Teigu. Unfortunately for him, is for a very short period of time, as Lubbock, who don't understand the working system of Shambhala, is immediately killed by Izou, who is not interested in the Teigu and destroys it with Lubbock.
  • Pocket Dimension: His Trump Card in the anime, Dimensional Abyss, have the ability to create one of this and engulf the enemy in the dimension.
  • Red Baron: Dimensional Formation: Shambhala
  • Teleporters and Transporters: He can teleport himself or others to fixed locations. He used it to send Tatsumi and Esdeath from a mountain range to an island on the other side of the world.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: While in the manga Shambhala is destroyed by Izou, in the anime its fate is never revealed after its owner's death.


Swordsman who loves to fight.

Tropes associated with Izou

  • Badass: Is apparently as strong as the rest of the Wild Hunt put together, and takes down Lubbock with a single strike of his sheath.
    • Badass Normal: His katana is stated to be normal (by their world's standard), and not a Teigu.
  • Better Than Sex: While the Wild Hunt is "investigating" a theatre group suspected of writing plays that harm the image of the Prime Minister, Izou instead prefers to stand outside carving any would be escapees to pieces.
  • Blood Knight: He loves to "make blood rain" and "feed" his sword Kousetsu the blood of his kills.
  • Co-Dragons: Replaces Enshin after his death and share this position with Dorothea for Syura. He later shares this position with Cosmina for Dorothea after Dorothea took over what has left of Wild Hunt after Syura's death
  • Eyes Always Closed: He keeps his eyes shut unless he's cutting down scores of people, in which he reveals his black sclera.
  • Fights Like a Normal: All members of the Wild Hunt have a Teigu, but unlike the rest he has no interest in it and is entirely devoted to Koutetsu.
  • Hero Killer: As Lubbock would testify. Akame later avenges him.
  • Master Swordsman: Frequently cuts down groups of Mooks in single slices.
  • Number Two: To Syura.
  • The Worf Effect: During all the Wild Hunt arc, Izou is shown as a powerful opponent that kill people like flies, even, in Syura's words, being as powerful as Enshin and Champ combined. Also he kills Lubbock easily, leaving him as a serious threat. However, like Enshin, he is effortlessly killed during his fight with Akame.


Cosmina was a singer who was convicted of witchcraft in the Western kingdom. She survived her village's attempt to kill her and was recruited into Wild Hunt for her voice-based abilities.

  • All Women Are Lustful: She happily indulges in her sexual activities, which include an entire theatre troupe of men, and shamelessly flirts with Enshin and Run.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was persecuted and branded as a witch because her voice has the ability to manipulate people. This such persecution later led to her entire family being killed and their house set on fire. Unfortunately, she survived the fire, but went completely insane by the tragedy.
  • Dumb Muscle: A rare female example. In combat, her only action is to face enemies and fire her destructive sound waves at them until they die. She thinks nothing about defensive measures and lets her guard down all to quickly on the battlefield, even when it's obvious that there's still potential enemies that pose a definite threat to her.
    • Her "upgrade" by Dorothea turns this aspect up, as she is now a hybrid between a mantis and a tank.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Her eyes have a sparkle sign in her pupils.
  • Freudian Excuse: She apparently used to be a sane, decent human being. That all changed when the people of her village, who feared her ability to influence their behavior with her songs, deemed her a witch and burnt her house down with her and her family in it. She was the only one to survive. The event turned her into the monster she is.
  • Genki Girl: She's always seen upbeat and energetic.
  • Glass Cannon: She has devastatingly destructive attack power she can emit over long distances, but other than that aspect, she lacks defensive ability of any kind.
    • Nigh-Invulnerability: With her modifications she becomes this instead, with Super Mode Tatsumi admitting she is one hell of a tank and requires many of his special moves to defeat.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: Dorothea can repair her to some degree but turns her into a cyborgmonster in the end.
  • Half The Woman She Used To Be: How Tatsumi finally kills her in her monster form.
  • Made of Iron: She's been known to mysteriously survive the giant fire that burned her entire house and family to ashes and even survived a shot from Mine's Pumpkin but keeps a hole from it.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Her Teigu, Great Tremor: Heavy Pressure, allows her to transmit long range sound waves, strong enough to shatter the skeletons and implode the brain on any unfortunate target caught in its radius.
  • The Nicknamer: Refers to her fellow Wild Hunt members Syura and Champ, as "Shurry" and "Champie", respectively.
  • Playboy Bunny: The outfit that she wears from when she is first introduced.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: She has a constant smile on her face even when she's killing, flirts shamelessly with any handsome man in her company, and treats all of her battles as concerts where she's "entertaining" the opponent with her "singing".

Teigu: Heavy Pressure

  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Heavy Pressure allows its user to transmit long range sound waves, strong enough to shatter the skeletons and implode the brain on any unfortunate target caught in its radius.
  • Musical Assassin: Heavy Pressure is a microphone Teigu that allows its owner to amplifies its voice with devastating effects.
  • Red Baron: Great Tremor: Heavy Pressure


An alchemist from the Western Kingdom, Dorothea is recruited into the Wild Hunt. She comes into prominence after Syura's death, taking charge of the Wild Hunt to further her own machinations. Her Teigu is Blood Collection: Absordex, fangs which allow her to drain the blood of whatever she bites. In addition, she also fights with a variety of gadgets.

  • A-Cup Angst: When healing Cosmina with her alchemy; she comments to Syura on how her great bust infuriates her, in a comedic fashion.
  • All Women Are Lustful: Demonstrates this towards Tatsumi, of course.
  • Badass: Despite her small size, she is a powerful fighter with an incredible strength that rivals with Leone's one. She put a really good fight and, at difference of the rest of Wild Hunt, she falls down after a long, hard battle and she would have killed Leone it wasn't for her overconfidence.
  • Blondes Are Evil
  • Broken Tears: When she plays the dead and Leone is about to crush her with a rock to secure her death, she starts crying pleading her opponent that spared her life and permit her to continue her experiments. Too bad for her that Leone is merciless...
  • Co-Dragons: Replaces Enshin after his death and shares this position with Izou for Syura.
  • Cute and Psycho: Anyone look at her and she seems the most innocent of Wild Hunt. When in truth she is perharps the most vicious.
  • Did Not See That Coming: She planned everything to deal with Night Raid, though she was caught off guard by some surprises.
  • Dragon Ascendant: She ends up taking over what was left of Wild Hunt after Syura death.
  • Eldritch Abomination: In the climax of her fight with Leone, she summons a grotesque monster to defeat her enemy.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She seemed pretty shocked of how the Prime Minister reacted to his son's death, considering that he died while trying to prove himself to his father.
  • Evil Genius: Of Wild Hunt. Doubles as Co-Dragons with Izou, after Enshin death.
  • Fur Against Fang: Her fight with Leone can be considered this.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: She ends up being the biggest threat in the Wild Hunt and the only one to be a serious challenge to the Night Raid.
  • Immortality Seeker: Her investigations are primarly to stay young and beautiful forever.
  • Made of Iron: Seriously, it toke a lot to kill her. Leone punched her hard in the stomach and she recovered quickly; she kicked her in the spinal column, which would have killed most people or at least paralyzed them, and yet she was mostly fine and, finnaly, Leone broke her neck and she was still alive. Leone had to crush her with a giant bolder so that she died for real.
  • Mad Scientist: She is the Doctor Stylish of Wild Hunt. She turned one of her colleagues into a enormous monster that grows stronger if it consumes flesh and was capable of surviving Akame's sword.
  • The Medic: She serves as this for the rest of Wild Hunt.
  • Not Quite Dead: Leone finish her battle with Dorothea by breaking the alchemist's neck. Dorothea then plays her death expecting that Night Raid leaves the place and she can recovers without problem. However, Leone's securing that she is dead wasn't was on her plans...
  • Older Than She Looks: Her exact age is unknown but her fight with Leone reveals that her blood drinking keeps her young and when she sustains a strong attack from Leone begins showing visible wrinkles on her face.
  • The Paralyzer: She uses a paralyzing gas that turn into stone those who enter in its contact in his fight with Leone, that she mistakes for a poisonous gas. Dorothea then drain all Leone's blood, but thanks to Lionelle abilities, she survive this.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Wild Hunt's shortest member and physically the strongest.
  • Shout-Out: Her character design, the clothes she wear, and her blonde hair makes her a manga version of Alice.
    • The monster that she release in the end of her battle with Leone at the beginning appears as a shadow with multiple eyes. Could be a Pride reference?.
  • Slasher Smile: She puts a really creepy one when Leone breaks her neck and she fakes her death, thinking in her revenge when she cures her wound.
  • Supernaturally Delicious and Nutritious: In chapter 50, when she's feasting on Tatsumi after he's subdued; she comments on how his blood is incredibly delicious, intense, and rich.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When she starts her fight with Leone she is confident about winning the fight. However, despite that she nearly killed her enemy, she underestimate Leone's regeneration abilities and when her opponent appears without a scracth, she starts to scream in anger and lose her cool. Even when she reveals her Trump Card, a grotesque Eldritch Abomination, Leone still defeat her. When Leone is about to crush a rock over her to make sure that Dorothea is death for good, she starts to cry and pleads Leone to spare her life. Leone kills her without thinking.
  • Villainous Friendship: Friendship might be exaggerated but she seemed sad when she told the Prime Minister that Syura died. Towards the other Wild Hunt's members, however, it is subverted since she turned Cosmina into a insectoid beast for her experiments and didn´t seem upset when Izou was killed by Akame.

Teigu: Absordex

  • Cute Little Fangs: In Dorothea at least, the fangs looks cute.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Absordex are a pair of blood-sucking fangs that could maintain someone younger if drink blood frequently.
  • Life Drinker: Absordex can make its owner young forever is it's drain the blood of living beings.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: The abilities of Absordex have many similarities with the powers of the vampires, but the user is still human.
  • Red Baron: Blood Collection: Absordex.
  • Vampiric Draining: Her Teigu allows it's owner to bite into an unsuspecting victim and reduce them to skeletons in mere seconds.


Pirate from the Southern Islands.

  • Badass: Have to give the bastard credit, he was able to easily defeat Kurome's two most powerful puppets at time, Doya and Natala, especially since Tatsumi couldn't defeat Natala. Also, he lasted longer than Champ and Cosmina during Wild Hunts fight with the Jaegers and Night Raid, before being killed.
  • The Dragon: Dorothea noted that Enshin was possible the closest member of Wild Hunt to Syura. He also acted as the unofficial leader of Champ and Cosmina during Wild Hunts fight with the Jaegers and later Night Raid. However, he was replace by Dorothea and Izou after his death.
  • Genre Savvy: Unlike Champ and Cosmina, he is not fooled by Run's facade about joining Wild Hunt and follows him when he leads Champ to another location, in the event that Run might try to ambush Champ.
  • Properly Paranoid: Of Run's reasons for ingratiating himself to Wild Hunt, which turn out to indeed be insincere.
  • This Cannot Be!: When Akame dodges the attacks from his Shamshir, and then swiftly kills him with her Murasame.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Of Wild Hunt, he was the one with less screentime before his death and, except commentaries of Dorothea about him, we knew nothing about him apart of his likes of rapes.
  • The Worf Effect: In his fight with Run and Kurome, his Teigu was in his prime and offer a challenge to the Jaegers, but is easily killed by Akame when Night Raid come to the battle.

Teigu: Shamshir

  • Lunacy: Shamshir is a curved sword that can create aerial blades which can grow stronger depending on the lunar cycle. When it's full moon is when is more strong.
  • Meaningful Name: The Teigu is named in base to a curved sabre originated in central Asia. Its name is derived from Persian شمشیر (romanized as shamshīr) which means "sword" in general.
  • Red Baron: Moonlight Sword Dance: Shamshir.
  • Sword Beam: Shamshir main power is to create aerial blades in base to the lunar cycle.


A 'Serial Killer Entertainer', Champ is clown-like child molestor and killer that gets recruited into the Wild Hunt.

Tropes associated with Champ

  • Asshole Victim: His death at the hands of Run was a long, long time coming.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Whenever he sees a child or gets passionate in speaking about his love for children.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When asked by Run if he remembers his massacre of students back in the town of Joyou, he struggles to remember the memory until he thinks about the amount of children he raped and killed.
  • Children Are Innocent: In a very twisted aspect, this is the reason why he kills children. To prevent them from becoming "filthy adults".
  • Dumb Muscle: He's strong enough to be recruited as a Teigu wielding member of Wild Hunt yet is easily fooled by Run into following him into some abandoned ruins in an attempt to ambush him and kill him with the promise of having prepared a group of small children just for his pleasure.
  • Expy: Of John Wayne Gacy.
  • Eye Scream: In his retaliation against him, Run fires a feather into his eye.
  • Fat Bastard: In terms of evil and girth, he gives the Prime Minister a run for his money.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In the end he is killed when he throws his Flame Orb at Run, who in turn activates Mastema's Divine Wings, which deflects the orb back at Champ incinerating him into a skeleton.
  • Irony: He likens children to angels, which is why he kills them before they become evil and impure as adults, yet he is killed by an opponent whose Teigu likens his image into the form of an actual angel.
  • Karmic Death: His death by Run is this, as he's killed by his own attack by a man with wings, an angel in effect. Ironic as he compares children to angels.
  • Made of Iron: Has the courtesy of being hit by a barrage of Mastema's Feather Flechettes, which can pierce through bone, tortured by Run, stabbed repeatedly in the torso and still has the strength to find Run and Kurome and attack the pair with his Teigu.
    • Kevlard: It seems it was his fat and body size that allowed him to continue kicking after all the punishment he took.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's very slow but can tank an incredible amount of punishment and his Teigu can deal immense damage in both long and short range combat.
  • Monster Clown: Especially monstrous, when one considers his sexual preference.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Beats an innocent woman to death simply because she tried to prevent him from having his way with a young child in a theater group.
  • Not So Stoic: He drops his stoic demeanor when he happens to spot a cute child. Unfortunately, this is also coupled with arousal...

Teigu: Die Leaguer

  • Blow You Away: Storm Orb, an orb imbued with the power to unleash an incredibly strong hurricane.
  • Elemental Powers: Die Leaguer is a six orb imbued with an element that activates after being thrown.
  • Playing with Fire: Flame Orb, an orb imbued with the power to incinerate an enemy to mere bones.
  • Red Baron: Ace Solution: Die Leaguer.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Explosion Orb, an orb imbued with the power to induce an immense explosion.

    Minor Villains 


Voiced by: Kanami Satou

A wealthy girl living in a huge mansion within the imperial capital. Aria appears to be kind-hearted and innocent, but in truth, she and her family are actually a group of sadists disguised as Good Samaritans who lure unidentified people with kind words before drugging and then torturing them to death.


Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama

Captain of the Capital guards, Ogre is a evil individual who takes bribes from criminals such as Gamal, a crooked oil merchant, and uses his authority to frame people from the crimes that Gamal commits. After his last victim overhears the dealings between Gamal and Ogre he sends a letter to his wife before his execution to inform her of their crimes and she in turn requests the Night Raid to end both Gamal and Ogre for their transgressions.

  • The Alcoholic: He's often seen drinking when he's not patrolling on duty.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: Just another trait to really prove he is an amoral bastard.
  • Dirty Cop: Ogre is known for accepting bribes and using his connections to frame innocent people to take the executions for the real criminals.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: His hair is styled in the shape of several dreadlocks.
  • Evil Mentor: To Seryu.
  • Genre Savvy: He's savvy enough to keep his hand on his weapon and stay on guard when he first encounters Tatsumi and he's also sharp enough to figure out that he's Night Raid and who was the one that contracted the hit on him in the first place.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a wide cross shaped scar over his left eye.
  • Kick the Dog: If it wasn't enough he framed an innocent man for a crime he didn't commit he also planned on forcing the man's wife to watch her entire family get executed one by one.
  • No Kill Like Overkill: Tatsumi cuts off both his arms and then slashes him into a bloody corpse.
  • Red Baron: The Demon.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In the anime.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Has a little of this. Despite being one of the first Villain of the Week in the series, his death is the reason because Seryu became obsessed to avenge him and defeat Night Raid and eventually causes Scheele's death.
  • Social Darwinist: He believes in the empire the weak don't matter and the strong do. As such he has the power and authority to pass judgement on anyone weaker than him.


Voiced by: Joji Nakata

The leader of the Three Beasts, the strongest military group in the Empire before their destruction and the creation of the Jaegers. Liver was formerly a righteous general in the empire and Bulat's mentor and friend. Refusing to take bribes, he was imprisoned until Esdeath, recognizing his strength, offered him a place under her command. As a result, Liver has since idolized Esdeath is unfailingly loyal to her. Liver led the Three Beasts in framing Night Raid in a series of political murders to lure them out, eventually confronting Bulat and Tatsumi aboard a cruise ship.

  • Anti-Villain: Compared to his two teammates. He is an enemy only because of his Undying Loyalty to Esdeath for saving his life.
  • Badass: Being a former general qualifies but fighting an Incursio clad Bulat on equal grounds is impressive.
  • Badass Baritone: The fact that he's voiced by Joji Nakata makes this obvious.
  • Badass Mustache: It's quite spiffy.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: In a "battle" against an ex-minister who is opposed to Honest, he cuts his head with only his hand.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: While he loves to cook, it's noted by Daidara that Liver is an extremely terrible chef. His cooking is known to be as lethal as an average Teigu and even incapacitated General Esdeath for several minutes.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Knowing that Bulat is more powerful than him, he staged their battle in a ship in the open ocean, where his Teigu's power is maximised and Bulat cannot dodge his attacks for fear of allowing the ship to be destroyed. When this fails, he injects himself with a strengthening serum to engage Bulat in close combat, where he allows himself to be slashed so that he can utilise his blood magic to fatally wound Bulat with a lethal toxin in the aforementioned serum. He succeeds.
  • Fallen Hero: He was Bulat's former superior in the Empire's army but after a downfall orchestrated by the Prime Minister and being saved by Esdeath, he now serves directly under her as part of the The Three Beasts.
  • Hero Killer: The Three Beasts were the most powerful soldiers under Esdeath until the formation of the Jaegers. They were responsible for wiping out the entire outskirts division of the Night Raid save for Chelsea, killing the ex-Prime Minister and his knights. River himself fatally wounded Bulat before dying himself.
  • Peaceful in Death: Dies contently, having succeeded in slaying Bulat and served Esdeath to the best of his ability.
  • Taking You with Me: After a long battle he is eventually beaten by Bulat, but not before fatally poisoning him with Black Marlin.
  • Team Dad: To the 3 Beasts, just like Bulat is to Night Raid.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Esdeath, although it appears to reach the point of romantic affection.
  • We Can Rule Together: Tries this on Bulat. It fails, obviously.

Teigu: Black Marlin

  • Bloody Murder: The Teigu's Trump Card allows its owner to weaponize its own blood into a projectile.
  • Making a Splash: Black Marlin allows its owner to control water in the vicinity. However Liver notes that, unlike Esdeath's Teigu, he can't create the water.
  • Red Baron: Water Dragon Possession: Black Marlin.
  • Ring of Power: Black Marlin is a ring who was forged from the remains of an aquatic monster, and gives the wielder control over liquids.
  • Shaping Your Attacks: The Teigu also has the ability to shapes its attacks into whatever its owner wishes, likes spears, dragons, or a giant snake.


Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame

A member of the Three Beasts under Esdeath's command. He wields an Imperial Arm in the form of a flute that allows him to manipulate anyone who hears his music in a variety of ways.

  • Bishounen: Being young, he has a slender physique, large eyes, and postures in ways a girl might.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: If he would have attacked Tatsumi instead of discourage him of taking Incursio, he would've won the fight.
  • Combat Commentator: He mentally explains all of Liver's abilities during his fight with Bulat.
  • Creepy Souvenir: Cuts off and collects people's faces, while they're still alive.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: It's easy to confuse him for a little girl the first time one watches the series. His manners neither help too much.
  • Enfante Terrible: He's appears to be very young and yet revels in torturing and killing.
  • Hair Decorations: He sports a small horn-like hairband. To compliment it, he also has a black devil tail.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Nyau's "hobby" unnerves even Daidara.
  • Punched Across the Room: How he is killed by a newly Incursio clad Tatsumi.
  • Sadist: The little bastard take much pleasure in skins people's face.
  • Super Speed: His agility is above average, being able to match Tatsumi's, though he isn't as fast as Akame.
  • The Worf Effect: He defeats Tatsumi easily, and later uses his Trump Card to confront a wounded Bulat and Tatsumi. However, when Tatsumi makes Incursio its own, he defeats Nyau of a single punch.

Teigu: Scream

  • Instrument of Murder: Scream can be uses as a melee weapon.
  • Magic Enhancement: One of Scream powers is the capacity to enhance the allies and it's owner, giving them more moral to fight or make them more powerful.
  • Musical Assassin: Scream has the ability to affect listeners depending on what he plays.
  • Red Baron: Military Music Dream: Scream.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Nyau's eyes become red when Call of the Fierce God is used in his body.
  • Temporary Bulk Change: The Teigu's Secret Skill: Call of the Fierce God can make its user to become more strong and muscular.


Voiced by: Anri Katsu

A member of the Three Beasts commanded by Esdeath. He is a large, imposing man with an interest in killing so as to gain more "experience."

Teigu: Belvaac

Zank the Beheader

Voiced by: Satoshi Tsuruoka

A former prison executioner. Seemed to be normal once, though due to the sheer amount of executions he was required to do under Prime Minister Honest, he began to develop a bloodlust and soon started to kill random people at night, fleeing to a new area once a punitive squad was assembled to deal with him.

Teigu: Spectator

  • Combat Clairvoyance: Grants its user the ability to see the smallest muscle movements of their opponents, allowing them to successfully predict what their next move is.
  • Combo Platter Powers: Spectator has been noted to grant its user a number of mental abilities.
  • Master of Illusion: Has the ability to cast illusions of one's loved ones to catch them off guard.
  • Red Baron: Omnipotent Five Sights: Spectator.
  • Super Senses: Grants the user impeccable long range vision.
  • Telepathy: Grants the user the ability to read their opponents mind.
  • X-Ray Vision: It can see through clothes.

4 Rakshasa Demons

The Prime Minister's personal executioners, the Rakshasa Demons are humans that undergo intense training to modify their bodies. Despite not wielding Teigus, they have defeated a total of five Teigu users. The 4 Rakshasa Demons are sent to guard Path of Peace leader Bolic when the Night Raid threaten to assasinate him. They assist the Jaegers in engaging the Night Raid.

  • Badass Adorable: Mez, as Lubbock notes.
  • Badass Normal: Despite not having a Teigu, they are capable of fighting on par with Teigu users thanks to their physical abilities. That being said, they are able to use their body in manners that hardly classify as 'normal'.
    • Ibara overwhelmed Akame until he made the mistake of grabbing Murasame, while Suzuka overwhelmed an Incursio-clad Tatsumi in combat. Sten and Mez held the advantage over Lubbock for the majority of their battle.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: All 4 members use only their bare hands in combat.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: Ibara catches Murasame's blade with his bare hands (and without a scratch, mind you).
    • Sten catches an axe created Lubbock's Cross Thread barehanded.
  • Blood Knight: All 4 crave combat and a worthy opponent.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Suzuka occasionally lets herself be struck in combat so she can savour the pain.
  • Contortionist: They are capable of twisting their bodies to ridiculous extents thanks to their training.
  • Death by Adaptation: Because Wild Hunt doesn't exist in the anime, Suzuka is killed much earlier - in her fight with Tatsumi, the building starts to fall apart, and as she runs away, a boulder crushes her head. In the manga, she survives getting crushed by it, but given the omission of her being tortured for her failure, and the aforementioned removal of Wild Hunt, it's clear she's done for.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Instead, they wear only footwraps.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Their fighting skills come from their martial arts training, but the really weird things they do like Mez's super sweat or tentacles coming out of Ibara...those powers come from the 4 using a broth derived from the lake kraken behind their temple.
  • Extendable Arms: Ibara and Mez have displayed this.
  • Femme Fatale: Mez can be considered this for Luddock. Mez actually admitted if they weren't enemies, she wouldn't mind gooding out with him.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Akame slices Ibara into half when he charges at her in a blind rage.
  • Made of Iron: Sten is impaled by Lubbock with scarcely any reaction, while Ibara survives getting his neck snapped. Suzuka survives getting a building dropped onto her.
  • Neck Snap: Akame delivers this to Ibara, but that does not kill him.
  • Oh, Crap: Ibara gets one when he realises that Murasame is cursed and that him grabbing it was in Akame's plan all along.
  • Sole Survivor: In the aftermath of the Bolic Arc, the only survivor of the group is Suzuka.
    • As of Issue 60, she is the sole survivor o the Wild Hunt as well.
  • Speed Blitz: Ibara delivers one to Seryu when she doubts their combat capabilities.
  • Super Senses: They are perhaps the most proficient at this in the series, able to detect enemies in a crowd in an instant.
  • Super Speed: Ibara is capable of this, and is fast enough to overwhelm Akame.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Suzuka gets aroused when the Prime Minister tortures her for failing to protect Bolic.
  • Training from Hell: All 4 underwent intense training in the harshest environments to achieve practically superhuman capabilities.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Suzuka underestimates Tatsumi because of his inexperience and gets a building on her head for her troubles.
  • Worthy Opponent: Ibara considers Akame this.

    Other Characters 


Voiced by: Mikako Komatsu

A girl who left the village at the same time with Tatsumi and Ieyasu. Unfortunately they get separated before reaching the capital, after which Tatsumi finds out she's been tortured to death.


Voiced by: Kouji Takahashi

A boy who left the village at the same time as Tatsumi and Sayo. Due to getting lost, he and Sayo get separated from Tatsumi on their way to the capital. Once Tatsumi finds them again, he finds his friend inside a cage, severely beaten and suffering from a fatal illness. Ieyasu succumbs to his illness shortly after their reunification.

  • Blood from the Mouth: He coughs up blood, confirming that he has been fatally poisoned.
  • Bromantic Foil: He was one to Tatsumi, being his lighthearted, goofball of a friend.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Like Tatsumi, he and Sayo both accepted the offer from nobles for some hospitality. Unfortunately, they drugged their drinks and subjected them to hideously sadistic torture. Sayo dies first from her wounds and after Tatsumi finds him he dies shortly after.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He smiles as he dies, wanting to go bravely like Sayo did.
  • Good Is Dumb: He's the most cheerful of his friends about venturing to the empire and becoming famous. His friends note that his carelessness and lack of common sense will instead get him killed.
  • Heroic Willpower: The only reason why he was still alive when Tatsumi found him while dying of the Lubora disease.
  • Ill Boy: The nobles that tortured him infected him with the Lubora disease, an incurable virus that slowly kills its victim.
  • Martial Arts Headband: He wears it as part of his standard attire.
  • No Sense of Direction: Which is one reason he and Sayo got separated from Tatsumi when the three of them went to the capital together. This unfortunately causes a lot of problems for Tatsumi later on when he finds them in the first episode.
  • Posthumous Character: He dies shortly after reuniting with Tatsumi in the first episode. But like with Sayo, he is seen in a couple of Flash Back scenes when Tatsumi reminisces about them.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: With Sayo, both of them died in the first chapter to demonstrate the dark world where the character of the series live.
  • Ship Tease: With Sayo.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: He formed a trio with Tatsumi and Sayo.

Alternative Title(s):

Akame Ga Kiru