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Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill

Alternative Titles

English: KILL la KILL
Synonyms: KLK
Japanese: キルラキル


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.321 (scored by 154399 users)
Ranked: #2092
Popularity: #36
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Ryuuko Matoi is a vagrant school girl traveling from place to place searching for clues to the truth behind her father's death—the "woman with the scissor blade." The journey has led Ryuuko to Honnouji Academy.

Honnouji Academy—where an elite group of students is granted superhuman power by their special uniforms called the "Goku uniform." With the power of the uniform, the student body president, Satsuki Kiryuin rules the students with unquestioned power and fear.

Satsuki holds the secret to the "scissor blade" and Ryuuko confronts Satsuki to gain information but... Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate? The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy!


More Episodes Episodes

Episodes  24 / 24
Aired  Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Status  Finished Airing
  • #5 - Trigger
  • Hikigane  (銃爪ヒキガネ )
  • Aired: Oct 31, 2013 (JST)

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Adaptation: Kill la Kill
Sequel: Kill la Kill Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Seki, Toshihiko
Seki, Toshihiko
Kiryuuin, Satsuki
Kiryuuin, Satsuki
Yuzuki, Ryouka
Yuzuki, Ryouka
Mankanshoku, Mako
Mankanshoku, Mako
Suzaki, Aya
Suzaki, Aya
Matoi, Ryuuko
Matoi, Ryuuko
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami


Imaishi, Hiroyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakamura, Shouko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Episode Director
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Mar 28, 2014
It's been said by many veteran anime watchers that anime is dying. In the old days we had our Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Wolf's Rain, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Akira, FLCL, Berserk, Fist of the North Star, and Miyazaki; we had Space Captain Harlock, Lupin the Third, Yu Yu Hakusho, and Ghost in the Shell. Even if you haven't seen these, you've likely at least heard of them and the impact that they've had on anime as a whole. Anime was an intellectual, creative medium that reflected flair and pizzazz. It wasn't just silly entertainment for kids, like many Western cartoons, and people of all ages could read more
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May 9, 2015

Okay, with that out of the way.



I have a LOT of admiration for this show. Given, I see some issues with it, but I also see some great aspects as well. Please, if I begin gushing, feel free to slap me.

Story: 7
The story's alright. It's Gurren Lagann with clothes. Start of with one villain, who just wants to oppress. Overcome villain. Find new villain who wants to completely enslave humanity. Explosions ensue. The premise is pretty goofy, but hey, sometimes it's nice to appreciate the goofy. One issue I do have is the obsession with fanservice in this show. It's read more
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Jun 30, 2014
So if you've read my Attack on Titan review, you know I'm not a fan of the hype but after hearing how similar Kill La Kill was to Gurren Lagann or something like Dead Leaves, I couldn't say no. Its been a while and I felt like my elitist brain could afford to be taken down a notch for a good 24 episodes; and it was heaven. It was like rewatching that show with swords and clothes instead of mechs and flashy lights. Honestly if you were thinking about rewatching Gurren Lagann anytime soon, I'd watch this because you're watching essentially the same show with read more
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Mar 15, 2015
Kill la Kill has been praised as hilarious satire of action anime, but it ultimately fails to communicate to the watcher that it is satire by attempting to include profound thought amidst a spectacular display of skin and stupidity.

Story: 3/10
When I saw Ryouku Matoi arriving at Honnouji Academy with half of a scissor to discover who killed her father, I'll admit that I was excited by the premise of this show. However, the plot for the first third of the show was repetitive and dull, and felt like 8 episodes of filler. Then, Ryouku finally made her way to battle the woman she read more
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Both are outrageous series, with an over-the-top animation style and some ludicrous character designs. If you like one of them, you'd most likely enjoy the other. 
The anime have very similar fast paced zaney action and over the top comedy. The art style and use of colours can also be thought to be similar. Definitely both are worth a watch.  
They kinda have the same feel. The sequences are really fast. Both deal with "wrong" topics (such as dictatorship, death, fighting), but in a funny and careless way. The animation is great and singular. Both have a very particular, colourful, and enjoyable art. Lots of gags during each scene. Both have fanservice and sexy gags. Both are quite messed up, though Kill La Kill seems to have a plot to begin with. Overall strange but somewhat epic. If you enjoyed P&S, you'll love Kill La Kill. 
The series that Kill la Kill truly reminded me of on the most consistent basis was definitely Utena. I saw so many elements of the first season of Utena in this series that it became a bit ridiculous - RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME that is! If you like the fighting aspect of Kill la Kill, than you are certain to enjoy Utena's duels. BONUS for you Touga fans - there is definitely a boy for you in this fantasy! ^_^ 
Both have over the top fighting scenes, post apocalyptic universe, fanservice and hilarious characters.
The 'villans' are a group of four with a leader.
Kill la Kill has Imayoshi's special touch in animation where as Needless certainly influenced by Gainax but not as crazy as Kill la Kill 
Having the much alike backdrop of a divided Japan with different factions vying for more territory, it's quite easy to compare "Kill la Kill" to "Rolling☆Girls". To expand more on the setting, within both of their hierarchal societies, there exists leading combatants who don on costumes as well as standard uniforms for their subordinates.

Additionally, the over-the-top nature in the action scenes of these two shows make them stand out from many other series. The lively colour palettes of both these shows also add to their seemingly randomness. "Rolling☆Girls", though produced by Studio Wit, is very reminiscent of a Studio Trigger production,  read more 

Opening Theme

#1: "Sirius (シリウス)" by Eir Aoi (eps 2-14)
#2: "ambiguous" by GARNiDELiA (eps 16-23)

Ending Theme

#1: "Sirius (シリウス)" by Eir Aoi (eps 1, 15)
#2: "Gomen ne, Iiko ja Irarenai. (ごめんね、いいコじゃいられない。)" by Miku Sawai (eps 2-14, 24)
#3: "Shinsekai Koukyougaku (新世界交響楽)" by Sayonara Ponytail (さよならポニーテール) (eps 16-23)

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