Kill la Kill

KILL LA KILL

 

Kill la Kill (キルラキル Kiru Ra Kiru?) is a television anime series produced by Trigger. The series, which is Trigger’s first original television anime project, is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, both of whom had previously worked together on Gurren Lagann. The series began airing in Japan from October 3, 2013.[1] Aniplex of America has licensed the anime for a simulcast and a home video release.[2] A manga adaptation by Ryō Akizuki began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten‘s Young Ace magazine from October 4, 2013.

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Kill la Kill is set at Honnouji Academy (本能字学園 Honnōji Gakuen?), a fictional high school in Tokyo Bay set in post-apocalyptic Japan that is dominated by its fearsome student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin. The council members wear special uniforms called Goku Uniforms (極制服 gokuseifuku?, lit. high quality uniform, from gokusei + seifuku) that grant them superhuman abilities, which they use to oppress the rest of the school’s students and staff. Ryuko Matoi, a student wielding half of a scissor-shaped longsword, transfers to Honnouji Academy in search of the owner of the other half of the scissor blade, the person who killed her father. Defeated by the council after interrogating Satsuki over the killer’s identity and whereabouts, Ryuko comes across a sentient sailor uniform she names Senketsu, who puts himself on Ryuko. Using Senketsu’s special abilities, Ryuko stands up against Satsuki and her henchmen, the Elite Four (四天王 shitennō?), to liberate Honnouji Academy from their iron grip and find out the truth behind her father’s murder.

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Main characters

Ryuko Matoi (纏 流子 Matoi Ryūko?)
Voiced by: Ami Koshimizu

Ryuko Matoi

Ryuko Matoi

The main protagonist, a 17-year-old vagrant schoolgirl who transfers to Honnouji Academy in search of clues relating to the death of her father. Ryuko wields one half of a giant pair of scissors created by her father with the other half stolen by his killer. Her weapon is capable of destroying Goku Uniforms, thus putting her at odds with the student council. She currently lives with the Mankanshoku family. She also possesses a special uniform also known as “Kamui” or “Kamui Senketsu” which gives the user special abilities.
Senketsu (鮮血?)
Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki
A living sailor uniform Ryuko finds beneath her house. Senketsu is a Kamui (神衣?, lit. “God Clothes”), an outfit made from 100% Life Fibers that provides its wearer with godlike abilities in exchange for their blood. By synchronizing with Ryuko, Senketsu can transform into an indestructible suit of armor, albeit with a skimpy appearance, much to Ryuko’s initial embarrassment. Whenever Ryuko destroys a Goku Uniform, Senketsu absorbs one of its Life Fibers. His name literally means “fresh blood”.
Satsuki Kiryuin (鬼龍院 皐月 Kiryūin Satsuki?)
Voiced by: Ryōka Yuzuki
The 18-year-old student council president at Honnouji Academy, and the main antagonist. Because her mother leads the school’s board of directors, Satsuki dominates the school to the impotence of its principal and teachers. She administers Goku Uniforms to students based on their skill sets. She wields a katana named Bakuzan (縛斬?) and possesses the Kamui Junketsu (純潔?, lit. “purity”).
Mako Mankanshoku (満艦飾 マコ Mankanshoku Mako?)
Voiced by: Aya Suzaki
An energetic second-year student and Ryuko’s classmate at Honnoji Academy. She immediately befriends Ryuko upon the latter’s arrival at the school. Mako lives with her parents and younger brother in the slums of Honnouji. She is a bit slow-witted and more often than not finds herself in dangerous situations, but she has a good heart and cares for Ryuko, encouraging her many times.

Kill La Kill

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