Kill la Kill

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Synonyms: KLK, Dressed to Kill
Japanese: キルラキル
English: Kill la Kill
German: KILL la KILL
Spanish: KILL la KILL
French: KILL la KILL
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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
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.031 (scored by 951218951,218 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5972
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #54
Members: 1,721,047
Favorites: 37,927

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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.

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Episode 1 was previewed at a screening in Tokyo on September 28, 2013. Regular broadcasting began on October 4, 2013.

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


Amemiya, Akira
Co-Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director, Assistant Animation Director, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation, Production Assistant
Ootsuka, Masahiko
Producer, Episode Director


Opening Theme

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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)


Apr 16, 2024
Kill la Kill is ridiculous, raunchy and just plain weird. Simultaneously feeling incredibly basic and tropey whilst also being very unique and carving out an identity for itself. It's hard to tell if this show has any semblance of a deeper meaning or if it's a parody of shonen anime outright. Regardless of any mixed feelings in terms of quality, I can assure that this is a greatly enjoyable show. Never endeavoring to take itself too seriously, it's refreshingly simple whilst also grounding itself at opportune times, letting emotional heights breathe, a prime example of a seemingly bland and overplayed concept executed fantastically.

Ryuko Motoi is ...
Jan 21, 2023
Mixed Feelings
It's alright.

I can understand why some people like it: creative character designs, great soundtrack, ecchi stuff, all and all good joking material;
and I probably would've enjoyed it a lot more if I had watched it in middle school.

It's just that the story isn't quite interesting, and I felt like I was forcing myself to complete the series while struggling to concentrate.
It may be a comedy, but the show doesn't even feel like it takes itself seriously, and nowadays I don't find most of the stuff really funny,
maybe amusing at best.

Also, on one hand, the character designs are pretty interesting, but on the other hand, characters ...
May 12, 2022
Kill la Kill is a self-indulgent parody that moves at a breakneck pace: the plot in each episode moves faster than most series have over their entire run. Searching for her father's killer, Ryuuko arrives at Honnouji Academy, an all-powerful student council ruled through superhuman clothing. Clothes grant their wielders unique powers, and their stripperific outfits try to parody the fan service endemic to anime while eating its cake too. Adults leer at children in revealing clothing, try to peep on them naked, and the story culminates in a nudist colony fighting fascist clothing. But for good measure, it also needs gratuitous rape as both ...

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