So Akame kills Kurome. That's a way of making the long story short. In what was a big letdown from the previous episode, we see Kurome's tragic end. Besides the fact that I hate Akame since she's been the most disappointing character perhaps ever, Kurome had my full sympathy, even before the flashbacks. I rooted for Kurome the whole way in this episode, hoping against hope that she would survive. But she didn't.
And that's where Akame ga Kill falls short. This series could have provided some really good plot twists. Imagine what would have happened had, say, Kurome killed Akame? Or, even better, Kurome turns to the good side and reconciles with her sister? But sadly Akame ga Kill has no interesting plot twists, just generic battles and lots of character deaths. The question is, who will die in the final two episodes? I would assume that's enough time for 4 deaths max. How many characters will make it?
Character of the episode: Kurome
Episode rating (out of four stars): **½