Akame ga Kill! is one of the most shallow shows I’ve ever watched. The plot isn’t too impressive. The characters have one-dimensional personalities with little backstory and there’s almost zero character development. Everything that unfolds, every character’s motivations and feelings and outcomes, are essentially meaningless. Things just happen in a way that allows you to watch simple, gory, tactical, epic clashes between cool personalities, with some other supporting content in between.
In my opinion, the first episode showed the most promise and only two or three other episodes were as appealing. Despite all the shortcomings of this show, I rate it 7 out of 10 overall because it provides unadulterated, mindless, action-packed entertainment without being pretensive about its purpose or trying to promise things it can’t deliver; sometimes this is desirable in a show.