Kill the Dream (夢物語を斬る, Yumemonogatari o kiru) is the fifth episode of the Akame ga Kill! anime.
In Tatsumi's dream, he saw Ieyasu and Sayo telling him to forget about them considering he found new friends and that he shouldn't rely on them anymore. They bid him goodbye and hoped to meet him again in the next life. Tatsumi then woke up, panting and bandaged up. He found that the dream he just had was painful. Tatsumi then noticed Sheele was sleeping on the side of his bed. In her sleep, Sheele murmured that Tatsumi would be training under her for the day and he found that it was quite shocking since she's an airhead. When she woke up, her glasses fell off and she turned and greeted Tatsumi's wooden gift from his sensei (the one that saved him from getting killed by Akame the first time they met), thinking that it was him she was saying good morning to. It took her a couple of seconds to realize that she wasn't wearing her glasses. She finally found her glasses and greeting him properly.
Lubbock and Najenda discuss about Tatsumi being trained under Sheele whilst eating fruits that were prepared by Akame. Lubbock asking if it was okay for Najenda to arrange the partnering like that and she replied that it was okay since he should train under someone older because his two last superiors (Akame and Mine) weren't quite as older or younger than him. Leone walked in and put a bowl of fruits on the table, then she insisted that she was next, after Sheele, to have Tatsumi train under her. Lubbock got jealous of Tatsumi. Najenda then said that it's good for Tatsumi because 'the more experienced the assassin, the better the kill.' Lubbock and Leone were freaked out with her phrase, moving further away from her. Akame then walked in with her apron, telling them that she's making mapo doufu in a beef bowl for lunch. Lubbock said that shouldn't the tofu be itself and the beef bowl be beef bowl, whilst the other two agreed with Akame. Then Akame added that she should put fried chicken as a topping. Lubbock then replied with it might being too much meat, but the other two agreed with Akame once again. He then found himself at loss, saying that the women of Night Raid are carnivorous.
Tatsumi climbs up onto the rocks where Sheele was, covered in armor and soaking wet. She congratulated him for swimming in the river with heavy armor on. She then told him the reasons of why she didn't have a job: when with Akame, she burnt the meat. When with Bulat, she would make a huge mess which had him have to clean more. When with Leone, she mistook sugar for salt and Leone laughed at her. And when she worked with Mine to do the laundry, she accidentally washed Mine with the laundry to which Tatsumi didn't mind and told her she did a good job. Tatsumi then asked why Sheele wasn't with the group on returning when he first met them. She responded with her forgetting the reason and apologized. She then accidentally dropped her glasses and tried to look for it. When she looked up at him, he found the sight a little cute, blushing a little. He then asked her why she was in the line of work and when she found her glasses, she responded.
She told him how clumsy she was at normal jobs and the people would make fun of her and then she told him how her friend who didn't make fun of her when she made mistakes, made her truly happy at times. Then on one night, her friend's former boyfriend arrived at the door of her friend's house. He disliked for her leaving him and began destroying her house. He then went to strangle the friend and Sheele told Tatsumi how the man was on drugs. Sheele then decided that she needed to save her friend and grabbed a knife. She sliced the back of the man's throat and he died instantly. Whilst her friend was shaking from what just happened, Sheele remained calm. After that, she wasn't sent to prison because her actions were for self defense but she never got to see her friend again. Later on, the ex-boyfriend's friends came to her to avenge the man's death. They told her that they already killed her parents but with the threat, Sheele still remained calm and killed them when they came to attack. She killed them all one by one with a knife for protection. At that time she came to realize that her loose head made her become a talented killer to which when the Revolutionary Army came to recruit her, she accepted it and became an assassin.
Tatsumi realized, after hearing Sheele's story, how much everyone's been through. He told her if he could manage it and she reassured him, telling him that he was good at cooking. Bulat then raised up from the river shirtless and laughing, making Tatsumi think if he could actually do it.
Then back at the base, Najenda told Tatsumi that he could try on the Teigu that was formerly Zanku's. Tatsumi then asked if he could really try it, looking around at everyone for their approval or to see if someone else wanted it. Bulat then answered with only one teigu per person. Lubbock backed up with saying that when operating the teigu, it takes up a lot of physical and mental strengths. When Tatsumi tried the teigu on, Najenda told him there weren't any abilities shown on the documents. Akame said that he should try them out and Tatsumi agreed. He then read her mind saying that she was thinking of meat, to which she said was true and Leone replied with Tatsumi not even using the ability yet. Then Mine said that there were 5 abilities to it, which they already know 4 so he concentrated on what the unknown fifth was. Once it was activated, Tatsumi was shocked to find Akame, Sheele and Mine in their under garments, insinuating the fifth ability. Then the teigu rejected him and it was taken off of him. Najenda then told him that the teigu didn't suit him and she was going to send it to the Revolutionary Army. Akame informed him that collecting Imperial Arms (teigus) was an important sub-mission. Najenda then gave him a book of information about the teigus, which he thought was really impressive.
After going through a couple of pages, Tatsumi asked Najenda what's the strongest Imperial Arm. She answered with it depending on the 'usage and compatibility'. But in her opinion, she said that the strongest was the teigu that controlled ice. With her information, the user is not in the Capital and was out conquering the northern tribes. She said that Numa Seika was the hero of the north, a prince of the northern tribes, who was never beaten when using his spear. His army was to plan to invade the Capital but someone was preventing it from happening. Lubbock then said that the woman, who they were talking about in the first place, with the ice Teigu would probably take a year to conquer the North. Tatsumi's mood brightened and he exclaimed that he would find the Imperial Arms and hopefully find one that would resurrect the dead. But everyone around him denied it, giving him logically information that such a teigu never existed. Akame then told him to give up otherwise it would be his weakness which would end up with him being dead.
Because Sheele was concerned about Tatsumi, she went to the place were she knew he would go, Sayo and Ieyasu's grave. She asked why he was still awake. Tatsumi didn't answer her question, instead he told her what's been on his mind, which ended up with him crying because he didn't want to say goodbye to his dead friends. To cheer him up, Sheele hugged him from behind in a motherly way and comforted him. Tatsumi then thanks her for being nice to him, even though she's his superior for the time being. Sheele was touched by it and silently thanked him too as he was another reason for her being useful.
In the northern region, the prince of the north was found licking Esdeath's boot, naked and chained up by the neck. She had conquered the northern tribes. She then kicked the defeated prince in the face and was unsatisfied with the fact that she hasn't found a worthy enemy.
Tatsumi and Leone were walking through the slums and some people greet Leone as they pass. Tatsumi told her that she was really popular and she replied with her being born and raised there. She was about to finish her sentence when some people came running after here, demanding for money in which she hasn't given. She and Tatsumi then ran away from them with Leone saying that isn't the place fun.
In the throne room, The Emperor and Prime Minister Honest were given news that two of their generals turned to the Revolutionary Army. One of the men in the room said that the Revolutionary Army was growing stronger but the Emperor replied that they shouldn't be flustered because the Army was in the southern race and they didn't have to worry yet. The Prime Minister agreed with the young Emperor and after he finished chewing on a slab of meat he said that there were far more important problems to deal with that included the recent deaths, that they had to deal with Night Raid. He then announced that they would bring Esdeath back from the northern race to deal with the matter.
After losing the men that were after them, Tatsumi stopped and turned around to find that he lost Leone when running. He found himself lost and didn't know what to do. Then Seryu found him with her 'radar of justice' and jogged up to him. Just by looking at her uniform, Tatsumi knew that she was an Imperial Police which brought him to remember Orge. Tatsumi then noticed Koro, Seryu's pet who was actually an Imperial Arm, the Hecatoncheir teigu. He then remembered that Coro was in the book. Seryu asked why he was here and he responded with being lost. Seryu then said she'd take him to the place he knew and when she held his hand, he blushed faintly which was noticed by Coro who got a little angry. Tatsumi then asked if all the soldiers had that teigu and Seryu answered with her being the only one. She explained about how she got the teigu, that Coro reacted to her love of justice.
When they reached to the place where Tatsumi was before, he thanked her for the help. She responded strongly and after that, her and her teigu left. When she left, Tatsumi left out a sigh and noted that he should inform Najenda about the imperial arm. Seryu knew that helping people was justice but she had to find Night Raid and then her mind flashed back to Orge, who was her teacher in training.