Akane No Mai
Westworld Season 2



Critic Ratings: 40
Critics Consensus

"Akane No Mai" finally delivers a picture perfect Shogun World, complete with familiarly intriguing new characters, meticulously intricate world design and a buffet of violent delights.

Episode Info

Welcome to Shogun World.

Cast & Crew

Ed Harris
Man in Black
Evan Rachel Wood
Dolores Abernathy
James Marsden
Teddy Flood
Thandie Newton
Maeve Millay
Jeffrey Wright
Bernard Lowe
Tessa Thompson
Charlotte Hale
Rodrigo Santoro
Hector Escaton
Angela Sarafyan
Clementine Pennyfeather
Fares Fares
Antoine Costa
Gustaf Skarsgård
Karl Strand
Jonathan Nolan
Executive Producer
Lisa Joy
Executive Producer
J.J. Abrams
Executive Producer
Jerry Weintraub
Executive Producer
Bryan Burk
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Akane No Mai

Rinko Kikuchi's performance was thrilling, embodying Akane's tightly controlled pain and rage in a gorgeous sequence of moves.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode deftly exemplified how our similarities (and differences) can build empathy and lay the groundwork for connections and introspection.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

On Westworld, the pleasure of wandering its enormous spaces in search of quests is a backdrop for deeper, less goal-oriented explorations that swap philosophy in under the guise of gamification. This makes it a great TV show and a frustrating game.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the best things about Season 2 is how it's made the universe surrounding the Westworld park feel more and more real, and this episode was the epitome of that accomplishment.

May 21, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Bringing in A-list Japanese actors like Kikuchi and Hiroyuki Sanada helped sell me on the pathos of the Shogun World hosts, but the plot itself was too intentionally rote for me to really buy into.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

For all the queasy bloodshed and queasier cross-cultural politics of this episode, part of me wishes we'd been in Shogun World all along.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

One obvious dead giveaway is when the script seems to be echoing verbatim exactly what members of the writer's room think of all this, well, it feels on the nose in much the way a straight left does.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Shogunworld was designed for people who thought that Westworld was a wee bit too tame. So lets just say things get crazy for Maeve, Hector, Armistice, and their newfound doppleganger friends.

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

By virtue of math, that leaves three whole parks currently unidentified, and potentially in the midst of their own robot uprisings.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Seeing a brand-new park certainly infused the series with a burst of fresh visuals with the lush production design of Shogun World providing a rich landscape for the eyes.

May 24, 2018 | Full Review…

As interesting as the new world was, it was the developments in Maeve and Dolores in neighbouring parks which left us stunned.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

And as I mentioned, when Maeve sets her mind to it... she can kinda do anything. Now I can't wait to see what two Maeve's are capable of.

May 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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