History Anime / KillLaKill

23rd Apr '17 12:19:18 PM Generality
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* ExtremeSpeculativeStratification: Honnouji Academy has harshly separate, but socially mobile castes as part of its extreme approach to meritocracy. Most students are "no-stars", who live in a shantytown around the base of the academy. If they distinguish themselves in some way, they're given one-star uniforms and live in conditions comparable to the upper middle class. Two-stars, club captains and other members of the AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, have {{Big Fancy House}}s near the top of the facility, while the handful of Three-stars and the student council president live in the massive complex on top of the Academy.
23rd Apr '17 5:46:36 AM whalewithwings
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Ryuko Matoi is a NewTransferStudent at Honnouji Academy, a high school ruled with an iron fist by president Satsuki Kiryuin and her AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil. Satsuki maintains absolute control over the school using Goku Uniforms, which grant supernatural strength to their wearer and are distributed only to her most loyal students.

When Ryuko shows up in search of [[YouKilledMyFather her father's murderer]], she immediately suspects that Satsuki knows something and declares war on her. With the aid of a [[TalkingWeapon sentient uniform called Senketsu]] and a [[ShearMenace red half-scissor blade]] that can destroy Goku Uniforms, Ryuko fights to avenge her father and take down Honnouji Academy in the process.

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Ryuko Matoi is a NewTransferStudent at Honnouji Academy, a high school ruled with an iron fist by president Satsuki Kiryuin and her AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil.AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil, which in turn has power over the city it is located. Satsuki maintains absolute control over the school using Goku Uniforms, which grant supernatural strength to their wearer and are distributed only to her most loyal students.

When Ryuko shows up in search of [[YouKilledMyFather her father's murderer]], she immediately suspects that Satsuki knows something and declares war on her. With the aid of a [[TalkingWeapon sentient uniform called Senketsu]] and a [[ShearMenace red half-scissor blade]] that can destroy Goku Uniforms, Ryuko fights to avenge her father and take down Honnouji Academy in the process.
process while learning more about the mysterious Life Fibers woven into the Goku Uniforms that aid such power to the people who wear them and their origins.
10th Apr '17 6:59:00 AM Ofidian
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* AnimationBump: Episode 3's fight scene of Ryuko vs. a Kamui-sporting Satsuki, as well as the transformation scenes in that same episode. [[spoiler:Later, when Satsuki makes the final sword-strikes to decapitate her mother,]] the animation is much smoother than anywhere else in the series.

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* AnimationBump: Episode 3's fight scene of Ryuko vs. a Kamui-sporting Satsuki, as well as the transformation scenes in that same episode. [[spoiler:Later, when Satsuki makes the final sword-strikes to decapitate her mother,]] mother in episode 18,]] the animation is much smoother than anywhere else in the series.
10th Apr '17 6:56:06 AM Ofidian
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* AnimationBump: Episode 3's fight scene of Ryuko vs. a Kamui-sporting Satsuki, as well as the transformation scenes in that same episode.

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* AnimationBump: Episode 3's fight scene of Ryuko vs. a Kamui-sporting Satsuki, as well as the transformation scenes in that same episode. [[spoiler:Later, when Satsuki makes the final sword-strikes to decapitate her mother,]] the animation is much smoother than anywhere else in the series.
30th Mar '17 2:04:25 PM Az_Tech341
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* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Two conflicting examples appear in Episode 15. Takarada controls his people with money, but Kiryuin shows him that fear is a much more controlling force by striking his people's hearts and making them scatter.

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* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Two conflicting contrasting examples appear in Episode 15. Takarada controls his people with money, but Kiryuin shows him that fear is a much more controlling force by striking his people's hearts and making them scatter.
30th Mar '17 12:24:47 PM stuffedninja
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** The scene of [[spoiler:Satsuki naked and chained up in a cage being physically, psychologically, and sexually abused by Ragyo]] in Episode 19. It's designed to be very unappealing to view, really amplifies [[spoiler:the implied ParentalIncest]], and even ends with the disturbing image of [[spoiler:Satsuki giving a DeathGlare to the camera as Ragyo spanks her ass]] that would do away with any feelings of arousal.
30th Mar '17 12:05:29 PM stuffedninja
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** "Before My Body Is Dry" (in its normal version or some form of TriumphantReprise) usually starts playing when Ryuko is about to kick some serious ass.

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** Doubles as ThemeMusicPowerUp; the "don't lose your way" portion of "Before My Body Is Dry" (in its normal version or some form of TriumphantReprise) usually starts playing when Ryuko is about to kick some serious ass.
30th Mar '17 12:04:40 PM stuffedninja
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** Episode 4 also uses [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Bach]]'s "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor".
** Ryuko's battle with Jakuzure in Episode 10 uses a number of orchestral songs including the William Tell Overture and Beethoven's 5th.

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** Episode 4 also uses "The Blue Danube Waltz" and [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Bach]]'s "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor".
** Ryuko's battle with Jakuzure in Episode 10 uses a number of orchestral songs including the William Tell Overture and Beethoven's 5th.(see SoundtrackDissonance below for more info).



** Episode 4 has Mako, Ryuko, and Maiko being blown through the air after the bus they hijacked is hit by two RPGs...while "The Blue Danube Waltz" plays in the background.



* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Whenever Ryuko is about to deliver an epic beatdown, the "Don't Lose Your Way!" portion of her theme, "Before My Body is Dry" fires up. The epic orchestral version of the music in question also gets play, especially during later episodes.

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* ThemeMusicPowerUp: Whenever Ryuko is about to deliver an epic beatdown, the "Don't Lose Your Way!" portion of her theme, "Before My Body is Dry" fires up. The epic orchestral version of the music in question also gets play, played, especially during later episodes.



* ThisCannotBe: A common reaction among people that are being defeated throughout the series is to cry out "Impossible!" or some variant.



* WhamShot: Episode 11 ends with Nui Harime [[spoiler:pulling out the other half of Ryuko's scissor blade, revealing that she was the one that killed Ryuko's father]].



* WholePlotReference:The main protagonist finds [[AppliedPhlebotinum a powerful artifact]] and stands up against a powerful dictator who keeps the people subservient and oppressed, with the help of four elite generals. However, by the midpoint, it turns out that [[spoiler: the dictator is actually a WellIntentionedExtremist who stands opposed to [[StarfishAliens an evil alien race]], the leader of which seems to think that humanity is too chaotic. The former dictator joins forces with the main character, and eventually the alien leader is painstakingly defeated in an epic battle that takes place in space.]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Hmmm, now where have I seen that before?]] Both shows also introduce a new female character midway through the series, with an extremely girly personality and a name that starts with "N". [[spoiler:They play completely different roles in the story, though.]]

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* WholePlotReference:The WholePlotReference: The main protagonist finds [[AppliedPhlebotinum a powerful artifact]] and stands up against a powerful dictator who keeps the people subservient and oppressed, with the help of four elite generals. However, by the midpoint, it turns out that [[spoiler: the dictator is actually a WellIntentionedExtremist who stands opposed to [[StarfishAliens an evil alien race]], the leader of which seems to think that humanity is too chaotic. The former dictator joins forces with the main character, and eventually the alien leader is painstakingly defeated in an epic battle that takes place in space.]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Hmmm, now where have I seen that before?]] Both shows also introduce a new female character midway through the series, with an extremely girly personality and a name that starts with "N". [[spoiler:They play completely different roles in the story, though.]]
30th Mar '17 11:57:24 AM stuffedninja
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** A minor example: flashbacks are shown in a 4:3 {{letterbox}} style and generally use a uniform color palette.



** In Episode 4, after [[spoiler:Maiko tries on Senketsu]]:
-->"Oh, I can feel it rushing into me! The strength! The power! ''The strepower!''"



* CensorSteam: During the scene in Episode 16 with Satsuki and Ragyo in the Kiryuin Manor's Grand Bath, they are both naked with steam moderately covering their breasts and genitalia.



* CrazyPrepared: Satsuki had her real toenails surgically removed and replaced with fake ones made of hardened Life Fibers. Y'know, ''just in case'' she didn't have any other weapons handy.

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* CrazyPrepared: CrazyPrepared:
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Satsuki had her real toenails surgically removed and replaced with fake ones made of hardened Life Fibers. Y'know, ''just in case'' she didn't have any other weapons handy.handy.
** Maiko's "fake school" that she uses to thwart Ryuko and Mako in Episode 4, which she says she built on the off-chance that it might be useful.
** In Episode 24, [[spoiler:Nui tries to kill Mako by stabbing her, but Gamagoori gets in the way at the last second, taking a blow that seems to kill him moments after. However, he is revealed to be okay later due to having worn a titanium-metal plate that severely diminished the stab's effects]].



* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Two conflicting examples appear in Episode 15. Takarada controls his people with money, but Kiryuin shows him that fear is a much more controlling force by striking his people's hearts and making them scatter.



** Nui has a knack for this, whether its interrupting the credits by force, or simply leaning on the giant letters that introduce her.

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** Nui has a knack for this, whether its it's interrupting the credits by force, or simply leaning on the giant letters that introduce her.



** "Before My Body Is Dry" (in its normal version or some form of TriumphantReprise) usually starts playing when Ryuko is about to kick some serious ass.



* LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand: In episode 4, when Senketsu is being ironed by Mako's mom, the music starts sputtering out once Senketsu gets used to the feel and starts enjoying it.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Nudity is played for laughs just about as often as it's played for titillation. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs And sometimes it's played for both]].

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Nudity is played for laughs just about as often as it's played for titillation. [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs And sometimes it's played for both]].both.



* {{Nosebleed}}: In Episode 4, Maiko accidentally pulling down Ryuko's pants and invoking a PantyShot is used as a RunningGag that triggers this for the men of the Mankanshoku family.



* PieInTheFace: One of the many traps in Episode 4, hidden under a BoxAndStickTrap [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking baited with cheese]].

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* PieInTheFace: One of the many traps in Episode 4, hidden under a BoxAndStickTrap [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking baited with cheese]]. Mako is easily suckered into it, but Ryuko pushes her away and realizes the pie's there once it's too late.


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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: A lot of classical music is used in the show.
** The Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" is used frequently as Mako's {{leitmotif}}.
** Episode 4 also uses [[Creator/JohannSebastianBach Bach]]'s "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor".
** Ryuko's battle with Jakuzure in Episode 10 uses a number of orchestral songs including the William Tell Overture and Beethoven's 5th.
22nd Feb '17 8:07:00 PM Cindy67917
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''Kill la Kill'' is a 2013 anime produced by Creator/StudioTrigger. A relatively new studio's first television production wouldn't normally raise too many eyebrows [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-08/kill-la-kill-anime-reunites-gurren-lagann-director-writer when announced...]] unless said studio happened to be made up of ex-Creator/StudioGainax and Creator/Studio4C members, and the production's director, writer, and lead character designer also worked together on ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. ''Kill la Kill'' was also ''heavily'' influenced by the [[TheEighties 1980s]] comedy/battle seinen anime film ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', which featured almost identical character dynamics and types amongst its main female protagonists, and a similar main conflict. ''Kill la Kill'' was originally conceived as a manga focused entirely on battle scenes, but it shifted during production to become more character-focused.

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''Kill la Kill'' is a 2013 anime produced by Creator/StudioTrigger. A relatively new studio's first television production wouldn't normally raise too many eyebrows [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-05-08/kill-la-kill-anime-reunites-gurren-lagann-director-writer when announced...]] unless said studio happened to be made up of ex-Creator/StudioGainax and Creator/Studio4C members, and the production's director, writer, and lead character designer also worked together on ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' and a [[Music/HiroyukiSawano composer]] who did the music for Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn and Manga/AttackOnTitan. ''Kill la Kill'' was also ''heavily'' influenced by the [[TheEighties 1980s]] comedy/battle seinen anime film ''Anime/ProjectAKo'', which featured almost identical character dynamics and types amongst its main female protagonists, and a similar main conflict. ''Kill la Kill'' was originally conceived as a manga focused entirely on battle scenes, but it shifted during production to become more character-focused.
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