History LightNovel / AllYouNeedIsKill

20th Jul '16 1:17:19 PM Lyendith
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* CripplingOverspecialization: Keiji feels that this is the Mimic's one weakness, as their [[spoiler: reliance on looking into the future, and acting solely on that foresight]] means that humanity can learn faster than they can, and that humans can specialize in other ways (as mechanics, or soldiers, or inventors, etc.) that Mimics can't with [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer their shiny hammer]].

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* CripplingOverspecialization: Keiji feels that this is the Mimic's one weakness, as their [[spoiler: reliance [[spoiler:reliance on looking into the future, and acting solely on that foresight]] means that humanity can learn faster than they can, and that humans can specialize in other ways (as mechanics, or soldiers, or inventors, etc.) that Mimics can't with [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer their shiny hammer]].



* TheDreaded: Rita "the Full Metal Bitch" Vritaski is respected and admired by her fellow soldiers. [[spoiler:Keiji [[TheBerserker "Killer Cage"]] Kiriya is ''feared.'']]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Keiji tells Rita he loves her as she's dying...from injuries he inflicted.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** The armor almost resembles the armor of Spartans from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series.
** In the manga version, Rita looks like Aoki from Bakuman.

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* TheDreaded: Rita "the Full Metal Bitch" Vritaski Vrataski is respected and admired by her fellow soldiers. [[spoiler:Keiji [[TheBerserker "Killer Cage"]] Kiriya is ''feared.'']]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler:Keiji tells Rita he loves her as she's dying... from injuries he inflicted.]]
* {{Expy}}:
** The armor almost resembles the armor of Spartans from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series.
** In the manga version, Rita looks like Aoki from Bakuman.
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* InnocentAliens: Ruthlessly subverted. [[spoiler:The aliens decide to ecoform the Earth without checking to see if it's inhabited by intelligent life, because sending a radio signal and waiting 80 years for a reply would take too long. Worse, even if the Earth ''is'' inhabited by intelligent life, the aliens decide that they should ecoform the planet anyway, reasoning that civilization is always built on the sacrifice of the natural world, so xenocide is no big deal. Though there was a faction of the aliens that opposed the ecoforming on ethical grounds, the ruling government ignored their protests and went ahead with the plan anyway.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Rita at the very end.]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: Rita and the female cook, Rachel.]]

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* InnocentAliens: Ruthlessly subverted.subverted in the narration of "what probably happened". [[spoiler:The aliens decide to ecoform the Earth without checking to see if it's inhabited by intelligent life, because sending a radio signal and waiting 80 years for a reply would take too long. Worse, even if the Earth ''is'' inhabited by intelligent life, the aliens decide that they should ecoform the planet anyway, reasoning that civilization is always built on the sacrifice of the natural world, so xenocide is no big deal. Though there was a faction of the aliens that opposed the ecoforming on ethical grounds, the ruling government ignored their protests and went ahead with the plan anyway.]]
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Rita [[spoiler:Rita at the very end.]]
* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie: Rita [[spoiler:Rita and the female cook, Rachel.]]



* OneManArmy: Played straight, deconstructed, and discussed. Both Rita and Keiji are clearly [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]], and it's stated that without Rita humanity would have lost the war years ago, but they're not so powerful as to be able to save ''all'' their teammates, a failing which rips them up inside. Many think that Rita is just used for propaganda purposes. After [[spoiler: Keiji breaks out of his loop,]] his incredible battlefield prowess causes his old teammates to regard him warily.

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* OneManArmy: Played straight, deconstructed, Deconstructed, and discussed. Both Rita and Keiji are clearly [[OneManArmy One Man Armies]], and it's stated that without Rita humanity would have lost the war years ago, but they're not so powerful as to be able to save ''all'' their teammates, a failing which rips them up inside. Many think that Rita is just used for propaganda purposes. After [[spoiler: Keiji breaks out of his loop,]] his incredible battlefield prowess causes his old teammates to regard him warily.



* [[spoiler: PlanetLooters: The aliens are actually machines sent by aliens to turn Earth into a place they can populate.]]

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* [[spoiler: PlanetLooters: The [[spoiler:The aliens are actually machines sent by aliens an alien civilization to turn Earth into a place they can populate.]]]] Although in the narration this is presented as a sort of theory of what "probably happened". We never actually see the aliens in question.
20th Jul '16 1:04:15 PM Lyendith
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There is also a manga adaptation illustrated by [[Manga/DeathNote Takeshi]] [[Manga/{{Bakuman}} Obata.]]

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There is also a two-volume manga adaptation illustrated by [[Manga/DeathNote Takeshi]] [[Manga/{{Bakuman}} Obata.]]
16th Jun '16 6:36:19 AM Lyendith
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There's one thing worse than dying. It's coming back to do it again and again. When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as The Full Metal Bitch. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji's escape, or to his final death?

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There's one thing worse than dying. It's coming back to do it again and again. When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration Just before his first death though, he sees something different, something out of place: the gets to meet with a legendary female soldier known as The Full soldier: Rita Vrataski, the "Full Metal Bitch.Bitch", whom he will try to imitate and learn from in every iteration. Is the Bitch the key to Keiji's escape, or to his final death?
1st Nov '15 6:57:14 PM JamesAustin
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->"Is it true the green tea they serve in Japan at the end of your meal comes free?"

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->"Is ->''"Is it true the green tea they serve in Japan at the end of your meal comes free?"free?"''
13th Sep '15 7:49:15 PM Willbyr
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Now has a [[Characters/AllYouNeedIsKill Character Sheet]].
29th Aug '15 9:13:01 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* TheDreaded: Rita "the Full Metal Bitch" Vritaski is respected and admired by her fellow soldiers. [[spoiler:Keiji [[TheBerserker "Killer Cage"]] Kiriyama is ''feared.'']]

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* TheDreaded: Rita "the Full Metal Bitch" Vritaski is respected and admired by her fellow soldiers. [[spoiler:Keiji [[TheBerserker "Killer Cage"]] Kiriyama Kiriya is ''feared.'']]
29th Aug '15 9:11:12 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* TheBerserker: [[spoiler:After killing Rita, Keiji apparently went ''berserk'' on the mimics attacking the base, wiping them all out practically single-handed. This earns him the nickname "Killer Cage".]]



* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Keiji tells Rita he loves her as she's dying...from injuries he inflicted.

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* DidTheyOrDidntThey: The novel is ambiguous about how close Keiji and Rita got during the night they spent together [[spoiler:before she died]], although the manga is quite clear that [[spoiler:[[AvertedTrope they just sat up talking all night]]]].
* TheDreaded: Rita "the Full Metal Bitch" Vritaski is respected and admired by her fellow soldiers. [[spoiler:Keiji [[TheBerserker "Killer Cage"]] Kiriyama is ''feared.'']]
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: Keiji [[spoiler:Keiji tells Rita he loves her as she's dying...from injuries he inflicted.]]
11th Aug '15 4:59:57 PM CCharmanderK
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* BlackComedy: Much like [[Film/EdgeOfTomorrow the later Hollywood adaptation]], a number of Keiji's loops are played for laughs. A notable early loop involves Keiji getting [[ScrewThisI'mOuttaHere fed up with the loops]], asking Yonabaru for his gun, and promptly [[AteHisGun shooting himself in the mouth]], only to be looped back to thirty seconds prior.

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* BlackComedy: Much like [[Film/EdgeOfTomorrow the later Hollywood adaptation]], a number of Keiji's loops are played for laughs. A notable early loop involves Keiji getting [[ScrewThisI'mOuttaHere [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere fed up with the loops]], asking Yonabaru for his gun, and promptly [[AteHisGun shooting himself in the mouth]], only to be looped back to thirty seconds prior.
11th Aug '15 4:59:29 PM CCharmanderK
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* BlackComedy: Much like [[Film/EdgeOfTomorrow the later Hollywood adaptation]], a number of Keiji's loops are played for laughs. A notable early loop involves Keiji getting [[ScrewThisI'mOuttaHere fed up with the loops]], asking Yonabaru for his gun, and promptly [[AteHisGun shooting himself in the mouth]], only to be looped back to thirty seconds prior.
15th May '15 9:03:07 PM nombretomado
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** The armor almost resembles the armor of Spartans from the {{Halo}} series.

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** The armor almost resembles the armor of Spartans from the {{Halo}} ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series.
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