For some reason, Kurome seems more sympathetic than many of the other characters.
That Emperor was probably conditioned to be an evil little shit from birth.
Esdeath cutting down fodder left and right.
Najenda survived? Susanoo did some BS that let her live... whatever.
There's little time left and this show is wasting precious time.
It sounds to me like Akame was able to see through her training and conditioning and see that what she was doing was wrong, but Kurome was too far gone. It might have been because she was younger, but the Empire messed her up for good, basically. Probably some of the better writing this series has, though I may be giving it too much credit.
I don't suppose there is any chance they could make up?
What is the point of fighting to the death when Kurome is already dying?