English: KILL la KILL
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to ?
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company
Score: 8.141 (scored by 34813 users)
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SynopsisIn a high school where students possess uniforms that give them various powers and abilities, student council president Kiryuuin Satsuki rules by force. However, a transfer student named Matoi Ryuuko stands in her way, wielding a scissor sword and a superpowered school uniform.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Kill la Kill
Other: Kill la Kill Special
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Kill la Kill Is not Gurren Lagann, nor is it Evangelion. Kill la Kill is its own monster, catering to the best parts of both series and providing a new experience with it that both pushes the envelope of what is appropriate and mandatory for the story, and raises the question of where your own morals lie.
There are several powerful themes that are not only shadowed in the show, but screaming at your face. Themes of enlightenment, and themes of repression/suppression. Whichever ones you see and acknowledge is not a commentary on the show or the animators, but you. It's taking what you value in animation, media, and society, and putting it out on the table for all to see via your reaction to it.
Some of you have realized it, but this is a general definition of art itself. Kill la Kill is already a masterpiece for Trigger Studios, and can be held on the same grand level as both shows in that regard.
Trigger's work is far more whimsical in it's undertones than say, MADHOUSE or ProductionIG is, and it's masked in the beauty of animation. A lot of the themes of the series are there, and they are bold, but none of them are set in stone. If you believe there is a statement being made, there is plenty of material for counterarguments against it within the show itself.
Kill la Kill is a spring of amazing philosophical topics that prove, change and decide absolutely nothing. Yet at the same time discussing and contemplating such things greatly enriches the mind.
Art, just like its fore-mentioned predecessors.
I'm going to be honest here, there are a few things about this site that I don't quite understand:
(I gave a score only because MAL seemingly made me)
1: How can people write a review and trash a show having only seen 3 episodes of a 25 episode show?
2: How can people be turned off by something (in this case seemingly blatant and illogical fanservice) but then refuse to look into it?
Problem 1 can only be fixed by changes made by the MAL staff, but that's neither here nor there.
Problem 2, however, I can address and I'll use Kill la Kill as my example.
At a glance, Kill la Kill does indeed seem to contain lots of stupid and illogical fanservice, and I can understand why people would be turned off to it. I myself noticed a great deal of hype surrounding this show, so I began watching it with high hopes. Things started out well enough, as we are treated to something that we don't normally get to see too often in anime, a strong female character who is clearly bent on taking names, kicking ass, and doing so without the help of some dashing male hero type person. Then my hopes were dashed the first time Ryuuko puts on the Kamui, transforming from an average girl who dressed in clothing that was anything but sexy, into warrior clad in what amounted to a string bikini with a couple weird bells and whistles.
I was furious. How could they take such a promising female lead and reduce her to nothing more than eye-candy for all the pervert shut-in otaku that seem to dominate stereotypical anime fandom? It was a great injustice.
However rather than dropping the show, which I was inclined to do, I went to various message boards and discussed my frustration with others who were watching the show. Some people said to just enjoy the show for what it was (mindless fun) others were dropping it for sure, and then there were a few who felt the same way I did, and were curious about why. After much discussion and research and jumping around the internet I came upon this handy diagram that I think does a really good job at explaining a very plausible and very valid reason for why we are seeing what we are seeing. I'll link to it right now on the line below:
So there you have it. The cause of all this outrage, and really negative reviews can also be seen in a very positive light for us women who enjoy anime. Kill la Kill is a coming of age story that deals with the hardships and pressures that society places upon growing young women. Ryuuko doesn't just mindlessly put on the Kamui. It's something she despises, she hates the changes to her body, and she doesn't understand them. (it should be noted that the Kamui requries a blood offering, as pointed out in the image above, which is important since this drives home the puberty metaphor) I'm sure many other women here can hopefully relate. Puberty was a difficult time for myself and many of my friends, the changes my body was going through were embarrassing and I didn't understand why I had to go through them at the time. Many things didn't make sense, and society as a whole was sending me many conflicting messages about what I was meant to do with myself and how I was supposed to look and just what life was supposed to be like for me. It sucked.
However with all the negative eventually comes positive. Ryuuko is only just beginning to learn not to be ashamed of herself or the changes she is going through, but instead to be empowered by them, which when you parallel that with the underlying metaphor of young women growing up and going through puberty is a really important message. To not give up or be defeated or feel disgusted with how we are, but to learn to embrace it and to learn how to make it make us as women stronger. This is a message that I feel is severly lacking in much of today's media that young women are consuming. And while I'm inclined to agree that Kill la Kill isn't exactly going about this in a delicate manner (and who says they should? It's not like we have to be delicate simply because we are women!) I am very inclined to continue to watch this show that is otherwise supurb (animation, style, music, it's all a great atmosphere) in all other regards.
I really feel like Kill la Kill is on track to be one of the few shows that manages to break the mold. Clearly not everyone is picking up on it, so that's why I've taken the time to hopefully try and enlighten people a little bit. I feel like a lot of the people who are against this show are actually people who should really be for the show, because it isn't just mindless fanservice. There is a deeper hidden meaning there for everyone, especially young women, and that is to not be ashamed of yourself or who you are, but to instead use the gifts that you have been given to become a better and stronger person, to use them to make your mark on socity, to use them to change the world. read more
This serious is full of ridiculousness and crazy fight scenes. It's by the director of Gurren Lagann and it truly shows. We get crazy outfits, villains and fight scenes that just make us think of fire through the flames!
Kill la Kill has many references to TTGL and is about a badass main character who obtains a special power to battle against the tyranny. Both are epic beyond imagination.
Extremely dynamic and fast pace, pure and over exaggerated epicness and awesomeness, resulting in concentrated wtf and energy.
Those two shows should go together and actually by many are considered as set in one universe - the same adventurous spirit, the same riddiculous actions, many epic fights, unique, memorable characters. There is no end of that positive creaziness :D
TTGL and Kill la Kill are series by the same director so they retain the craziness, excitement, and wild epic battles that both perspective series share (minus the mecha part for KLK).
Both series have similar artwork with the main protagonists going out-all, odds against their adversaries.
The action presented from both of these series is over-the-top in the sense of craziness and insane movements. The main female protagonists also share a trait of being natural-born fighters with gifted talents.
There is also over the top comedy that both series share to deliver entertainment that you deserve.
Kill la Kill is Gurren Lagann, with lame characters and poor atmosphere.
It's made by the same makers and has the same drawing style. It is just as EPIC, and over the top but this one will makes you al ot more sexually frustrated ;) (In a good way)!
Both are very flashy and over the top, also share some of the same staff and style. They have blatant fanservice and characters aren't afraid to be silly.
Very similar art styles in just about way from the character designs to the action to the fanservice. The action is always as over-the-top and nonsensical as it can possibly be and (almost) no one in the show ever finds it the least bit strange. Similar mixes of comedy and drama (most of the comedy comes the nonsensical parts). Strong people are extremely overpowered and keep getting stronger. Matoi is kind of a mix of Simon, Kamina, and Yoko all rolled into one girl.
It is made by the same director. Similar animation, epic fight scenes, bombastic dialogue, unique and strong, fun characters.
They are both by the same director, and both are crazy as hell.
if you liked fighting highschool super uniform boobs you'll love bikini sniper boobs
but seriously same director and equal manliness
the animation and over-the-top nature of the two shows is prevalent throughout each series. Kill La Kill was directed by Gurren Lagann's directors. If you like explosions, ridiculous fight scenes and a great story, these are both shows that you should try out.
Both are super over the top not to mention that ''aniki'' looks like one of the characters in kill la kill.Ttrust me when you see him you'll get what i mean. Also in both the Mc's get super powers battle someone with almost the same powers if you consider clothing mechs Kill la Kill is even more similar to Gurren Lagann.
And if you consider the premise with the beastmen ruling the world thats pretty similar too
These shows are very similar in their over the top nature. Kill la Kill is very high energy and constant action, whereas FLCL has it's moments of peace. Both these shows are very interesting and fun to watch.
Similar feeling and humour
the art might seem alike as well
FLCL and Kill la Kill are the epitomes of craziness with their delivery.
Both series possess an explosive energy that will draw you in with their action, comedy, drama, and dialogues. By explosive standards, both shows go beyond logic and intensify themselves with their artwork and characters.
Both series' main female protagonists also possess a high degree of energy that unleashes itself like a time-ticking bomb. Their artwork is also similar along with their stunning soundtracks.
These two anime have similar art styles, and both deal with adolescence (FLCL with a boy and Kill La Kill with a girl). They also both have crazy fight scenes, and similar humor.
If you're looking for the craziness similar to Flcl then look no further, the action is crazy and pretty much throws logic out the window.
The soundtrack on both are awesome, but Flcl easily takes the cake with its amazing soundtrack. They also share that Over-the-top nature.
Both are full of high-action ridiculousness and randomness. The animation is also similar and so is the comedy.
Kill la Kill and FLCL are both just all-round really fun to watch.
Fooly Cooly. One of the first animes I saw and one of the reasons I started my...well, obsession of wanting to watch anime all the time. I was always a little sad at how short Fooly Cooly was and how there weren't that many animes like it around. Then 12 years later Kill La Kill jumps into my life and fills the hole that was once in my heart. Imaishi, Hiroyuki strikes again. The art, random ass story, animation style, and comedy are VERY similar in these two anime. If you've seen FLCL or have been watching KLK I highly recommend the other. Really excited for Kill La Kill. Hope it gets a good reception so this style of comedy can thrive in the anime world.
Over the top insanity and nonsense. Similar art styles and fighting styles with bizarre characters that keep getting stronger and more bizarre. Basically the two shows are just some of the weirdest thingd you will ever watch and if you like that, then both of these are good for you.
They're both just crazy.
They're also extremely fun and essentially have you saying "I don't know what I'm watching but I love it!"
Both are ridiculous but have a lot of action's scene.
It's a wonder these two shows don't come from the same studio. Both anime have a strikingly similar overdramatic feeling, accentuated by changing soundtracks and ridiculous animation. And if you thought Kill la Kill's plot was hard to follow, you'll be blown away by FLCL's. The latter also has the advantage of much less fanservice.
Similar animation, characters, and have almost constant action, with a similar type of comedy
Opening Theme#1: "Sirius (シリウス)" by Eir Aoi (eps 2-14)
#2: "ambiguous" by GARNiDELiA (eps 16-)
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)
#3: "Shinsekai Koukyougaku (新世界交響楽)" by Sayonara Ponytail (さよならポニーテール) (eps 16-)
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