Synopsis: In a fantasy world, fighter Tatsumi sets out for the Capitol to earn money for his starving village, and finds a world of unimaginable corruption, all spreading from the depraved Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor's ear. After nearly becoming a victim of this corruption himself, Tatsumi is recruited by Night Raid, a group of assassins dedicated to eliminating the corruption plaguing the Capitol by mercilessly killing those responsible.
Studio: White Fox
Director: Koboyashi, Tomoki (Amagami SS+, Sola, Tears to Tiara, Utawarerumono)
Music: Iwasaki, Taku (Gurren Lagann, Ruroni kenshin: Trust & Betrayal, Gatchaman Crowds, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency)
Series Composition: Uezu, Makoto (Arpeggio, Humanity has Declined, Katanagatari, Utawarerumono, Carnival Phantasm)
Character Design/Animation Director: Nakamura, Kazuhisa (Jormungand, Katanagatari, Steins;Gate)
Original Creator/Scenario Director: Takahiro (Writes the Majikoi visual novels)
Akame, voiced by: Amamiya, Sora
Akame is one of the members of the Assassin's group, Night raid. She is the first member to attack Tatsumi, and comes very close to killing him. She initially appears very serious and cold-hearted, but she is actually caring and worries about the safety of her comrades. She has a younger sister named Kurome, who is a member of the Jaegers, and loyal to the Empire.
Tatsumi, voiced by Saito, Soma
Tatsumi is a swordsman from a small village. He set out to the capital with two of his companions in hope of raising money for the village. He got separated from his friends and reaches the capital. Tatsumi was not aware of the type of place the capital really was. After a series of events centered around his naivety of the true nature of the capital he found himself being saved be Night Raid(Assassination Group) and later join them to rid the capital of its corrupt inhabitants.
Mine, voiced by Tamura, Yukari
Mine is a self pro-claimed "Genius Sniper", as well as being a sharp-tongued and quick-witted member of the assassin's group, Night Raid. She is often quick to anger, and easily irritated with those she does not know well. Despite this cold exterior, she has shown to be warm and kind to those she has opened up to.
Leone, voiced by Asakawa, Yuu
Leone is one of the older members of the assassination group, Night Raid. She has a very relaxed and cheerful personality, tends to display a lack of ladylike manners, such as shoving Tatsumi into her breasts, putting her feet on the table, or consuming large amounts of Sake. She serves as a sort of big sister figure to Tatsumi and the younger members in Night Raid, often referring to herself as "onee-san". Despite the morally dodgy nature she can sometimes display, Leone is not one to tolerate injustice, and can be especially vicious to those who commit the most vile acts. She excels at gathering information and exercising calm judgement when necessary.
Lubbock, voiced by Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Lubbock is a member of the assassin group, Night Raid. He is often shown being a pervert, including trying to peep on Leone while bathing, usually these attempts end in failure. In the city, his cover is an owner of a bookstore.
Sheele, voiced by Noto, Mamiko
Sheele is one of the members of the Assassin's group, Night Raid. She seems to be clumsy and ditzy on the surface, but is a very caring and sweet person. Bears the teigu 'Ecstasy', a huge pair of scissors that can cut through anything.
Bulat, voiced by Konishi, Katsuyuki
A cool older brother-type who helps Tatsumi adjust to his new life in Night Raid, uses the teigu 'Incursio's which is an armor-type teigu that takes the form of a short sword with a chain link tassel in its sealed form. Once released, the user is enveloped in a full body armor.
Najenda, voiced by Mizuno, Risa
Najenda, also known as The Hunk of the Rebellion is the head of the assassin group Night Raid. Taciturn, sharp-minded and level-headed, she leads the group with a surprisingly gentle but firm air. Her years of experience serving in the Empire as a general have made her a highly capable leader. Najenda is sometimes mistaken as a man due to her boyish appearance, even sometimes being nicknamed 'The Hunk of the Rebellion" by her cohorts. She tends to have a habit of telling "cold jokes" and making bad puns.
Esdeath, voiced by Akesaka, Satomi
Esdeath is a high-ranking general of the Empire and is commonly called "The Empire's Strongest".