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Kill la Kill


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2013 to Mar 28, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Trigger
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.251 (scored by 232,534 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2522
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #28
Members: 415,197
Favorites: 12,276
8.25
Ranked #252Popularity #28Members 415,197
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

After the murder of her father, Ryuuko Matoi has been wandering the land in search of his killer. Following her only lead—the missing half of his invention, the Scissor Blade—she arrives at the prestigious Honnouji Academy, a high school unlike any other. The academy is ruled by the imposing and cold-hearted student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin alongside her powerful underlings, the Elite Four. In the school's brutally competitive hierarchy, Satsuki bestows upon those at the top special clothes called "Goku Uniforms," which grant the wearer unique superhuman abilities.

Thoroughly beaten in a fight against one of the students in uniform, Ryuuko retreats to her razed home where she stumbles across Senketsu, a rare and sentient "Kamui," or God Clothes. After coming into contact with Ryuuko's blood, Senketsu awakens, latching onto her and providing her with immense power. Now, armed with Senketsu and the Scissor Blade, Ryuuko makes a stand against the Elite Four, hoping to reach Satsuki and uncover the culprit behind her father's murder once and for all.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Kill La Kill’s Toshio Ishizaki won the Tokyo Anime Award for Best Character Design in 2014. The series got another Character Design Award along with a Storyboard Award, Soundtrack Award, Theme Song Award (for Sirius), Mascot Awards (for Senketsu and Guts), Female Character Awards (for Ryuuko Matoi and Mako Mankanshoku), and Series Award for TV Broadcast in the 2014 Newtype Anime Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(24/24)

Episode Title Aired
1 If Only I Had Thorns Like a Thistle...
Azami no Gotoku Toge Areba (あざみのごとく棘あれば)
Oct 4, 2013
2 So Sexy She Might Pass Out
Kizetsu Suru Hodo Nayamashii (気絶するほど悩ましい)
Oct 11, 2013
3 Junketsu
Junketsu (純潔)
Oct 18, 2013
4 Dawn of a Miserable Morning
Totemo Fukou na Asa ga Kita (とても不幸な朝が来た)
Oct 25, 2013
5 Trigger
Hikigane (銃爪ヒキガネ)
Nov 1, 2013

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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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Satire
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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HelghastKillzone
Mar 27, 2014
Welcome to Kill la Kill. This is where fanservice is plot, style is substance and every episode plays out like the finale. This is anime.

From the makers of FLCL, Gurren Lagann and Panty and Stocking, Kill la Kill is the first television production series under the newly formed Studio Trigger. Its is a tale of a transfer student, Matoi Ryuuko, wielding a scissor-sword, comes to Honnouji Academy to look for her father's killer. Opposing her is the Student Council President, Kiryin Satsuki, as well as her personal guard of the Elite Four, who are developing uniforms of immense power. After an initial fight, where Ryuuko read more
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WhiskeyMcGhee
Mar 28, 2014
Witnessing the Kill la Kill hype train chugging along made me enter the show with negative expectations. The generic revenge plot, school setting and ridiculous designs left me folding my arms and rolling my eyes. It was and still is boldly proclaimed that Trigger is 'saving anime', whatever that means, but while Kill la Kill may be refreshing, is it really a cut above the rest? For better or worse, I could not help but feeling vindicated for holding my initial expectations. With the closing of the last episode, I felt I had just watched a slideshow rather than an engaging narrative.

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cloudflowe
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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