Hope you all liked my previous blog. Today, I would share something on a serious note.
Recently I saw another anime series, which really made me think of the reality and world we live in. The last blog was about an Anime series – Death Note. Today, I would like to share about one called Akame ga Kill. Many thoughts cropped up while I was watching it, so I wanted to share them here.
Akame ga Kill is a thriller and action anime. But the concepts and message it showed was something not unknown. The whole series is from the point of view of the male protagonist, Tatsumi. He is a villager, who has high hopes and dreams when he leaves the village and moves to the Imperial city. He wants to be part of the army and serve the country. He leaves the village with his friends.
He meets two young females, who literally change his life. He is shown what actually is happening in the city. He sees how the rich and elite treat the poor. They live in fortified palaces and secure homes, at the expense of the poor; treating them as toys or pawns in their hands. He meets amazing fighters or assassins, dreaded by the empire, called Night Raid. Some amazing members you would meet are – Boss, Leone, Mine, Lubb, Akame, Chelsea, Susanoo. All of them, wielding ancient relics which give them special powers to fight the empire. The army has its own soldiers and fighters who too possess different relics, which they use to fight beasts, rebels and Night Raid.
How Tatsumi fights with his own self to understand and take a side, how he searches for answers to the questions his mind and heart raise, how each person has faced injustice and suffered loss that made them rebel against their rulers, forms the crux of the story. There are some adorable characters,some deserve nothing but hatred. Some funny moments and some emotional turmoils. Some heartbreaks, some beautiful moments. If you are fine with the dressing up and a little anime mature content, then it should be fine. I was kind of not bothered by it, as the thought provoking content was much important for me. 😄
Watching this series, made me ask myself – how different was this anime/manga from reality. Looking around, we find the rich toying with the lives of the poor. We see the people killed for the slightest reasons. We see terror so widespread that people aren’t ready to fight for their rights. We find people separated as though they aren’t humans but some breed of animals. We are shown how the poor and destitute are used as guinea pigs. We see the way, people believe and see what their rulers or governments want them to see.
The refugee crisis around the world, the killings done for some personal benefits, the terror and insecurity created among the people to keep their thrones and seats safe, the dirty politics which sees no one but its gain, the way the leaders brainwash the minds of their people to make them act as they command, all these will slowly come into your mind and make you think about the world we live in. And question yourself, is this the world we want to create and give to the next generations.
A little serious one this time, couldn’t stop myself from thinking and sharing this. Ponder on this and let me know too! Take care. Stay safe and blessed all.
Lots of love