Kill the Newcomers
Akame ga Kill Title 12
Season 1, Episode 12
General Information
Series Akame ga Kill!
Kanji 新入りを斬る
Rōmaji Shiniri o Kiru
Air Date September 21, 2014
Adapted From 22, 23
Opening Skyreach
Ending Konna Sekai, Shiritakunakatta
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Soaring through the sky on the Air Manta, Leone and the rest enjoy the ride except for Mine and Lubbock. Arriving to their new base, Najenda tells them that they will be spending time for a bit. The Air Manta departs for the Revolutionary Army's headquarters. Before Najenda could introduce the new members, Chelsea pets Akame and gives her a lollipop. Najenda then introduces Susanoo as her new Imperial Arms. She has Susanoo show how convenient he is as Susanoo quickly builds a home and cooks lunch for them. Mine and the others find Susanoo more of a butler than a fighter. Although Tatsumi is impressed by Chelsea and Susanoo, he is worried about their team work.

Meanwhile in Imperial Capital, Bols and Run report to Esdeath about their findings on Dr. Stylish's disappearance. With Dr. Stylish's experiments and equipment left in the lab while his experimental soldiers are gone, Esdeath and her group conclude Dr. Stylish was killed. Out in the courtyard, Seryu cleans her weapons while Esdeath joins her. Seryu recalls Dr. Stylish who checked up on Seryu's weapons. Dr. Stylish tells her to come to him whenever she needed help. Seryu cries that her beloved patrons who were supported her are all gone. Esdeath embraces Seryu and assures her that she willl grant her wish to eradicate those who killed her loved ones. Meanwhile, Wave walks towards to the courtyard with Kurome with plans to cheer up Seryu because it's what his mother had said, a man cheers up a girl who's down. He arrives too late as he sees Esdeath hugging Seryu affectionately.

Over at Night Raid's base, Najenda gives her team a pep talk and urges their team to train and survive for the day of the revolution. The next day, Susanoo and Akame successively catches a giant fish for breakfast. Najenda explains that Susanoo had awaken due to her charm. However, Susanoo mentions that Najenda had resembled his general which was a man. Leone and Tatsumi laughs on how Najenda had looked like a man. A baby Marg panther enters the house to beg Mine for food and then quickly steals Mine's cake. It turns out it was Chelsea in disguise, using her Imperial Arms, Gaea Foundation. Chelsea laughs at Mine's surprised face, causing Mine to get mad at her. During a hunt, Leone and Tatsumi hunt a pack of dinosaurs. Leone notices Tatsumi is able to wield Neuntöte and notes that he is getting to Bulat's level. She quickly finds the leader and easily dispatches the beast. With Night Raid gathered, Najenda asks Chelsea for her impressions of Night Raid. Chelsea admits Night Raid is stronger than her group, but strength is not enough. She mentions that Bulat and Sheele were failures as assassins for their naivete. Her statements causes Mine and Tatsumi to be upset. Akame and Leone look forward to the big feast.

Later that night, Mine desires to defeat and to humiliate Chelsea for what she had said about their fallen comrades and payback for her insults. Mine has Lubbock and Tatsumi decide on a plan to teach Chelsea a lesson. Then, Lubbock comes up with a plan for Tatsumi to attack Chelsea at the bath. Though, Lubbock had ulterior motives to see how Chelsea reacts in anger. If Chelsea isn't so violent, he can peep on Chelsea. Tatsumi sneaks up on Chelsea with a bucket. Then, Susanoo stands up and calls out Tatsumi. He notes that Tatsumi's killing intent wasn't masked well enough. However, it's Chelsea in disguise who wanted to surprise Tatsumi. Tatsumi accepts Chelsea's advice about invisibility instead of being angry at Chelsea. Chelsea is impressed at Tatsumi and mentions that her whole team was killed. She was rough on them because she didn't want to experience that again. When Tatsumi smile at how Chelsea is naive, Chelsea blushes and splashes Tatsumi to regain composure. She warns Tatsumi that if he ever did this again, she will cut off his thing.

On the streets, Run asks Esdeath about a selection of individuals who fit Tatsumi's preferences. Esdeath refuses to meet them since Tatsumi was the only one for her. Run notes that Esdeath's quality had made him more motivated to keep an eye on her. In the mines, a mysterious figure (Syura) had release humanoid, giant Danger Beasts who attacked and ate the miners.

List of Characters

Points of Interest

  • Susanoo is a neat freak as demonstrated as he quickly fixes Tatsumi's attire.
  • Chelsea's Imperial Arm is revealed, Gaea Foundation.
  • Crunchyroll: The subtitles has Lubbock's name as Lubba.
  • Marg panther is introduced in this episode.
  • The name of Incursio's spear, Neuntöte, is revealed in this episode.
  • Bulat only appears in Leone's thoughts while both Bulat and Sheele both appear in flashbacks without spoken lines.


The following quotes are from the Crunchyroll subtitle script, timestamps are approximate.

Esdeath: "If you're with me, I shall grant that wish. Without fail."

— Esdeath's promise to Seryu


Abilities, Moves, & Items Used

Abilities include types of magic and combat. Moves include spells and techniques.



Gaea Foundation

Manga & Anime Differences

The following points show notable alterations from the source material. Click on an icon to show the full image.

  • Only in the manga, Tatsumi suggests using the Air Manta to swoop in to the capital. However, Akame mentions there are numerous Danger Beasts flying in the airspace.
  • Clothes Differences: Lubbock has a decapitated bear on his shirt for the manga.

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