Kill the Puppets (人形を斬る, Ningyō o Kiru) is the sixteenth episode of the Akame ga Kill! anime.
Night Raid engages Bols and Kurome along with her puppets. Kurome draws the first attack from her puppet Destaghoul. Destaghoul shoots a powerful beam. Akame engages Bols and the puppet bodyguard Woll after a short melee with Kurome and their deceased friend turned puppet Natala. Tatsumi fights against Apeman and Hentarr. Susanoo fights against Destaghoul. Leone fights against Rokgough. Mine fights against Doya. During the fight, Leone's left arm is amputated by Kurome while battling Rokgough. This forces Najenda to kill Rokgough herself. Meanwhile, Bols questions Akame in joining the Revolutionary Army. Akame responds that she chose it from her heart. She thinks it is the right path. Leone joins Akame as they kill Woll and disable Bols' flamethrower. Meanwhile, Tatsumi is nearly overwhelmed by Apeman and Hentarr. He is finally assisted in killing them by a disguised Chelsea. The Kaiser frog swallows Mine while engaging Doya. She 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 his Imperial Arm known as Rubicante upward and detonates it. He intends to use the massive explosion to kill Akame and Leone.