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The Emperor
The Emperor child
Kanji/Kana 皇帝
Rōmaji Kōtei
Voiced by Yō Taichi (Japanese)
Shannon Emerick (English)
Alias Emperor
Gender Male
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Green
Blood Type A
Family The First Emperor (Ancestor)
Unnamed Parents (Deceased)
Status Deceased
Faction The Empire
Teigu Shikoutazer
Media Debut
Manga Chapter 1
Chapter 50 (Zero)
Anime Episode 3
Image Gallery

The Emperor was the former monarch of The Empire, and a minor antagonist of the Akame ga Kill series. He was a naive young boy who wished to lead his people to a bright future. Unfortunately, due to the Prime Minister's influence, he was immensely ignorant to the suffering of his people and through this negligence contributed to the collapse of the Empire.


The Emperor was a young boy with green shoulder-length hair which was braided on the sides and green eyes. He wore a purple outfit with white boots and a blue mantle, as well as a large headdress. He also carried a golden scepter with a blue orb attached to it.


Being only a child, the Emperor was immensely naive and blindly trusting in the Prime Minister, who used him as a puppet to do whatever he wanted. Constantly under the watchful gaze of his "most trusted adviser", the Emperor's perception of morality became warped as he was incapable of discerning right from wrong, believing that all he does is for the good of the Empire. He obediently listened to Honest without question and asked for his approval in the decisions he had made, as shown when he sentenced a man to death for being against some of the decided political measures he had taken.

Outside of his duties, however, he was shown to be a kind and cheerful person who only wanted to help others to the best of his abilities, as shown when he wanted to help Esdeath find a lover. He was also curious, as he asked Honest why does she want to find a lover, to which Honest happily explained.

Following the defeat of the Empire, the young ruler came to realize the error of his ways. With Honest's manipulations laid bare he finally realized how far he had strayed from the path he'd intended. Even when faced with his own execution, rather than despair, the Emperor showed a strong resolve to see the end of his rule with a brave face and accepted his fate.


Some time ago before the series' start, the Emperor won a battle of succession to the throne of the Empire thanks to Honest's shrewd tactics. He has been used by him as a puppet ruler ever since.

After the revolutionary army triumphed in its war against the empire, the Emperor was arrested and publicly beheaded for his crimes, following the Minister's own execution. Unlike the former, however, the Emperor stayed firm and resolute during his execution, accepting that he had brought this fate upon himself by not being the strong leader he wanted to be.

Start a Discussion Discussions about The Emperor

  • How can the Emperor use a Teigu?

    4 messages
    • The Emperor is just young and naive. but he is strong mentally in a way...
    • the Teigu was specifically created so that only descendants from the First Emperor can make use of it,so i guess that was the only needed crite...
  • Emperors gender

    3 messages
    • To me, it's quite easy to see that he's male. Anywho, it's not unheard of for male characters to be feminine in anime.
    • He is just very young with his wide eyes and face. He is clearly male, though. I have to say, however, when I saw Run I thought he looked pre...
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