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Kill the Puppets (人形を斬る, Ningyō o Kiru) is the sixteenth episode of the Akame ga Kill! anime.

Plot

Night Raid engages Bols and Kurome along with her puppets. Kurome draws the first attack from her puppet Destaghoul, which shoots a powerful beam. Akame engages Bols and the puppet bodyguard Wall after a short melee with Kurome and their deceased friend-turned-puppet Natala. Tatsumi fights against Apeman and Henter, Susanoo fights against Destaghoul, Leone fights against Rokugou, and Mine fights against Doya. During the fight, Leone's left arm is cut off by Kurome while battling Rokugou, forcing Najenda to kill Rokugou herself. Meanwhile, Bols questions Akame in joining the Revolutionary Army. Akame responds that she chose it from her heart and thinks it is the right path. Leone joins Akame as they kill Wall and disable Bols' Teigu. Meanwhile, Tatsumi is nearly overwhelmed by Apeman and Henter until he is finally assisted in killing them by a disguised Chelsea. Kurome sends out her Kaiser Frog to swallow Mine while she's engaging Doya, but Mine manages to kill the frog and escape. Susanoo transforms into a more powerful form gained from Najenda's life force and kills Destaghoul. In a desperate attempt, Bols throws Rubicante upward and detonates it, intending to use the massive explosion to kill Akame and Leone.

Characters in order of appearance

Notes

  • Lubbock's flashback to when he and Chelsea received their orders from Najenda is not included from the manga.
  • Najenda does not break the fourth wall when calling out Susanoo for getting distracted by the Desta Ghoul's chest bump.
  • In the manga, Tatsumi defeats Apeman immediately after Mine is eaten by the Kaiser Frog. In the anime, he does so immediately after Chelsea defeats Henter.
  • In the anime, Esdeath does not bring up Wave's concern for Seryu's heart when they are riding towards what they believe to be Najenda's location.
  • Run does not take notice of a certain someone's absence from the group of thieves like he does in the manga.
  • Wave collapses on the side of a tree when tries to walk after getting hit by Susanoo in the manga, while he collapses on the ground in the anime.
  • Mine accuses Tatsumi of staring at her after she escapes the Kaiser Frog, which does not happen in the manga.
  • In the manga, Doya is defeated by a shot from Mine, while in the anime, she is defeated by a kick from a transformed Susanoo.
  • Susanoo does not attack Kurome like he does in the manga, so Kurome does not cut him and lick his blood off her hand.
  • Bols does not claim he is going to use his trump card before detonating Rubicante like he does in the manga.
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