FALL ANIME SEASON 2013 PREVIEW: KILL LA KILL (キルラキル)

kill la killKill la Kill is an action anime with fantasy setting which centres on the life inside a special academy that rules over the beastly world. Atop this academy’s “food chain” is the notorious master Kiryuin who commands by use of fear, strength and power. The new member of this same academy Ryuko Matoi, though, has a lot to tell this mononoke of a woman.

Will Ryuko-chan manage to defeat what she considers evil or will evil consume her? We will see in the anime, starting on 3rd October 2013!

 

Pride and vanity

ryuko matoi satsuki kiryuin

The two main characters in this new original anime are the Honnouji Academy’s Student Council president Satsuki Kiryuin and the new transfer student Ryuko Matoi. The young scissor-blade woman comes in search of her father’s greatest enemy and finds Honnouji very useful when it comes to information. But vengeance leads her against not only the chosen enemy, but also the academy’s top four.

In the Student Council, there are four main positions apart of the president’s one.

Student Council Four Kill La Kill

Ira Gamagoori is the Disciplinary Committee chairman while Uzu Sanageyama is the chairman of the Athletic Committee. The other two members of the great four are the Information and Strategy Committee chairman Houka Inumuta and the lovely Miss Nonon Jakuzure – chairgirl of the school’s Non-athletic Committee.

Mankanshoku family

A big part in the show will also play Mako Mankanshou – another Hannouji student and Ryuko’s classmate a.k.a. her one-and-only friend. Her whole family is participating in the show! On the above image:Mako Mankanshoku (left) with her whole family – mother Kodai, father Barazo and young brother Matarou.

aikuro mikisugi

Apart of the Honnouji gang, we’ve also Ryuko’s mysterious homeroom teacher Aikuro Mikisugi. (right)

 

 

kill la kill senketsu uniformOne of the reasons why the Council members are able to control the whole school is their seemingly invincible uniform that can transform, giving its wearer overwhelming power. It’s name is Goku and Ryuko is also helpless against it, but there is something, something hidden asleep in the darkness. The Sanketsu (left) is as powerful, if not a more powerful transforming uniform, that attaches itself to the transfer student, making her at least on par with the monstrous tyrants.

 

The creative team of Gurren Lagann his back together!

 

 

Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) and written by Kazuki Nakashima (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), this project by studio Trigger (Inferno Cop) is definitely attractive for the fans of show such as Soul Eater, D.Gray-man, Gurren Lagann and maybe even Deadman Wonderland. Sushio’s character designs (One Piece: Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima – Movie 6) definitely bring something unique to this original anime as well.

Following the success of Shingeki no Kyojin, Kill la Kill is also working with Hiroyuki Sawano and making good use of Sawano-san’s music. He has also created the music for Ao no Exorcist, Sengoku Basara and Guilty Crown.

 

CAST:

Satsuki Kiryuin to be played by Ryouka Yuzuki (Naruto’s Ino Yamanaka)

Ryuko Matoi to by played by Ami Koshimizu (Code Geass’ Kallen Stadtfeld)

Ira Gamagoori to be played by Tetsu Inada (Tsubasa Chronicle’s Kurogane)

Uzu Sanageyama to be played by Nobuyuki Hiyama (Yu Yu Hakusho’s Hiei)

Houka Inumuta to be played by Hiroyuki Yoshino (SKET Dance’s Yusuke Fujisaki)

Nonon Jakuzure to be played by Mayumi Shintani (FLCL’s Haruko Haruhara)

Mako Mankanshoku to be played by Aya Suzaki (Tamako Market’s Tamako Kitashirakawa)

Aikuro Mikisugi to be played by Shinichiro Miki (Bleach’s Keisuke Urahara)

Sankestu to be played by Toshihiko Seki (Naruto’s Iruka Umino)

 

 

 

 

Kill la Kill Website

Images and video © TRIGGER・中島かずき/キルラキル製作委員会 & Aniplex

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Dandelion
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Ryuko’s “armour” is a bit small… :S

MechaMan
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These girls seem dangerous :D Good.

BakaOuji
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Poor person with blue hair and glasses. I think he’s about to trip…having in mind this mystery substance connecting his knees. The whole think with the characters’ looks is disturbing. Such deformed anatomic has not been seen for a very long time. Good luck with the misfortunate ecchi shots.

Lulubel
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I think you meant “thing” ;) But I mostly agree…especially for the ecchi. Why should it all be ecchi?!

BrutalMurder
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Seen a Scissor Blade? Sure – in “Dog & Scissors”. Seen a stapler as well :D

DevilMayCry
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Great video with some revealing action. Promising ;)

Shounen
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EPIC!!! Can’t wait for this!