Akame ga Kill!: Will There Ever Be a Season 2?

Coming out in 2014, the dark fantasy anime Akame ga Kill! began as a twisted take on the popular harem genre. Featuring a gang of warriors poised to take down an evil leader, the series developed quite a fanbase during its brief run in 2014. Its manga has since also ended, but fans still can't get enough of the franchise's world and characters.

The Akame ga Kill! manga has also had two spinoffs, but there's still been only one season of the popular anime adaptation. The biggest roadblock for a second season would seem to be how both the first season of Akame ga Kill! and the manga version ended. Here's what the series was about and when -- or even if -- another season of the show will ever come out.

The Plot & Origin of Akame ga Kill!

The story involves Night Raid, a group of secretive assassins who are formed to take down the greedy Prime Minister Honest. This is despite the fallout of their actions, which they are fully aware of. Their newest member is Tatsumi, a young boy from a village who wished to join the military and help his fellow man. The people in the land are becoming increasingly impoverished, with Honest's policies robbing them of their resources and feeding only himself.

Tatsumi hopes to make a better world by working with Night Raid, even if his naivete is often at odds with their experience as assassins. Despite these differences, Tatsumi pushes ahead as one of them, learning more about himself, his mission and what all it will take to truly make his world a better place.

The series is an adaptation of the manga from Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro, which was published in Square Enix's Gangan Joker from 2010 to 2016. The original idea for the series revolved around the sole male member of a group of warrior women, eventually evolving into the series as it's now known. It also had a spinoff, Akame ga Kill!: Zero, that ran from 2013 to 2019, as well as Hinowa ga Crush!, which is currently still running. The main series totaled 15 volumes, though only 10 had been published by the time the anime came out. Said anime ran for only one 24 episode season, but given how much longer both manga ran, fans are still curious as to whether or not the show will get a second season.

Will There Be a Season 2 of Akame ga Kill!?

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A second season of Akame ga Kill! is likely not going to happen. For one, it's now been seven years since the first season came out. While it's not uncommon for there to be large gaps in between seasons of some anime, even this is a bit of a stretch. Then there's the issue of how the anime adapted the manga. The anime adapted a truncated version of the story from the first 8 volumes of the manga, and its conclusion was completely original. This was of course due to the manga ending much later, but it presents a huge problem for a potential Season 2.

The ending that the show had already concluded its version of the story, and even if it tried to adapt the rest of the manga for a second season, it would have to reconfigure the story it's already told to do so. Thus, the best chance for a "continuation" of the anime for Akame ga Kill! would be an adaptation of Akame ga Kill!: Zero, which is much more likely.

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