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: 8.021 (scored by 20186 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
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SynopsisThe story is set on a high school that the student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin rules by force. Wielding a giant Basami scissors sword, the wandering transfer student Ryuuko Matoi brings about upheaval on the campus. Ryuuko searches for the mysterious figure who caused her father's death, but confronting her are the student council's "four divine kings." Fortunately, Ryuuko is aided by a talking sailor uniform who tells her, "Wear me. When I am worn by you, this power will become manifest."
Related AnimeAdaptation: Kill la Kill
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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
Perverted!? Nonsense! This is the form in which anime is able to unleash the most power! The fact that society’s values shame you only shows how small-time you are! If it means fulfilling our ambitions, Kill La Kill will show neither shame nor hesitation, even if it should show animated breasts to the world!
Matoi Ryuuko is not weakened or reduced by being used for fanservice, for fanservice is part of the art of anime itself. Without an appealing heroine that the people want to be and be with, there is no sale! Her form gives her power, not just in the show, but from the fans. Sexy anime protagonists have been the driving force of the anime industry for decades, inspiring artists to create new and interesting characters that some fans dedicate there entire life to loving, or being more like.
Don't be ashamed of what your senses tell you is a symbol of health, fertility, progress, grace, beauty, and what it all amounts to, power. The power you feel when you watch anime is real, and I assure you if you are a fan the industry has gone out of its way to make sure the characters you love appeal to somebody such as yourself inside and out.
I feel like I would be pulling the trigger too soon if I reviewed the story, but what has been presented thusfar shows examples of dramatic pacing that parallel some of the best, as it should because some of the best in the industry assure that for our sake. I've seen far too many predictable fight series, and I generally respect the oldest examples of something done right the most. I also respect a good twist on an old standard. Kill La Kill demonstrates the power scale of the series very clearly and makes sure you always have new powers to look forward to. Furthermore the pacing of every episode makes room for everything I personally look forward to in an action series. When you show instead of tell, the character banter can reveal all the story has to offer.
The spiral nature of the universe is once again put on display in the artwork for Kill La Kill. The way everything flows together makes the anime feel like its never holding still, a treat when anime is still a limited animation genre. In spite of the budget put into anime today, the technique of creating anime is founded upon cutting corners in cost to produce the episodes on a consistent basis. Panty and Stocking managed this with tons of short, simple animations shown rapidly. Kill La Kill is far more detailed, and the use of CG while still somewhat gratuitous is blended in better than I have seen Gainax or those who have worked with them have produced in a while. It's used sparingly, unlike Gainax's most recent anime blockbusters.
Don't Lose Your Way is an anthem, like Row Row Fight The Power, calling out to the audience who watches late night anime to stay strong and continue supporting our heroines. Like the Panty and Stocking soundtrack Libera Me From Hell I highly anticipate the OST or a single to be released. Remember what brought you here, remember the first anime that flipped your lid. What brought you to watch Kill la Kill if not all of your experiences in anime up to this point?
In anime, characters strongly tell the story. Everything that needs to be said about this anime lies within the character interaction, as well as on introducing interesting new characters to fight as the show goes on. There is no shortage, and while the format is incredibly similar to Gurren Laggan, it uses a cast of powerful human characters instead of powerful mecha as the primary source of action. I haven't seen an action series I've adored in this way since Bleach, and I'm always excited to see what the next characters abilities are.
My enjoyment of this show reaches beyond that of just watching the show and enjoying it. I am excited for the cosplayers who will feel empowered by what this show presents, and I'm excited for the way it gets anime fans talking about subject of old anime VS new anime in terms of art and presentation, and on whether fanservices is finally on its way out. There will be cosplay of this show, and when there is, will you assume the worst of them for showing there bodies to everybody, or would you cheer them on for how empowered they feel by Senketsu, or there Kamui of choice. No matter who's in the fandom or who the show as reached, I want to talk about how its made them feel. Cosplayers, figure collectors, animation nerds, and fans of new and old anime alike all have something to say about Kill La Kill. I always enjoy when an anime like that comes around.
Overall, thank you based Kill La Kill. No matter who you are watching this anime, reading this review. Do not avert your eyes!! Also, no matter what your opinion, don't lose your way!! read more
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.
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.
Similar animation, characters, and have almost constant action, with a similar type of comedy
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.
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.
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.
Opening Theme#1: "Sirius (シリウス)" by Eir Aoi
#2: "ambiguous" by GARNiDELiA
Ending Theme#1: "Sirius (シリウス)" by Eir Aoi
#2: "Gomen ne, Iiko ja Irarenai. (ごめんね、いいコじゃいられない。)" by Miku Sawai
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