History LightNovel / AllYouNeedIsKill

10th Sep '17 7:05:34 AM UltraWanker
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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. Just before his first death though, he gets to meet with a legendary soldier: Rita Vrataski, the "Full Metal 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?

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There's one thing worse than dying. It's 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. Just before his first death though, he gets to meet with a legendary soldier: Rita Vrataski, the "Full Metal 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?
29th May '17 7:16:08 PM Thecommander236
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* ShownTheirWork: A nice thing about the Manga is that there is accurate portrayals of military life. PT that seems like an excessive punishment, very fussy commanders when it comes to gear maintainence, and one very nice touch is when Keiji is confronted in the cafeteria. The guy who assaults him is wearing dogtags with rubber silencers wrapped around the tags. Those are real things that started being made after Vietnam because the sound of jingling dogtags gave away American soldiers' positions.
29th May '17 5:14:23 PM Thecommander236
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: In-Universe. Some consider Keiji NewMeat that turned out to be humanity's greatest warrior. Others consider him an unstoppable monster who cares nothing for his allies and a KarmaHoudini who gets away with [[spoiler:''murdering'' humanity's greatest warrior]] because [[AndTheAdventureContinues the war goes on]] and he's too valuable to execute.
28th May '17 4:08:57 PM nombretomado
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In 2014, it was adapted into a film called ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', directed by [[Film/TheBourneSeries Doug Liman]], produced by WarnerBros, and starring Creator/TomCruise as "[[RaceLift William Cage]]" and Creator/EmilyBlunt as Rita Vrataski.

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In 2014, it was adapted into a film called ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'', directed by [[Film/TheBourneSeries Doug Liman]], produced by WarnerBros, Creator/WarnerBros, and starring Creator/TomCruise as "[[RaceLift William Cage]]" and Creator/EmilyBlunt as Rita Vrataski.
14th May '17 6:56:08 PM iwishihad2000feet
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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. Just before his first death though, he gets to meet with a legendary female soldier: Rita Vrataski, the "Full Metal 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?

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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. Just before his first death though, he gets to meet with a legendary female soldier: Rita Vrataski, the "Full Metal 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?



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Rita and the female cook, Rachel.]]

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Rita and the female cook, Rachel.]]
7th May '17 9:32:48 AM JoelTheB
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Keiji manages to break out of the loop, but Rita dies just as they were forming a relationship, and his exploits have resulted in him being ostracized by his comrades, as well as having to coldly "sacrifice" all of his squad members. Plus, the war and the fate of humanity is now on his shoulders.]]



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Keiji manages to break out of the loop, but Rita dies just as they were forming a relationship, and his exploits have resulted in him being ostracized by his comrades, as well as having to coldly "sacrifice" all of his squad members. Plus, the war and the fate of humanity is now on his shoulders.]]
4th Apr '17 8:55:01 AM Perelandra
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* InnocentAliens: Ruthlessly subverted in the narration of "what probably happened". [[spoiler:The aliens decide to terraform 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.]]

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* InnocentAliens: Ruthlessly subverted in the narration of "what probably happened". [[spoiler:The aliens decide to terraform 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 terraform 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 terraforming on ethical grounds, the ruling government ignored their protests and went ahead with the plan anyway.]]
4th Apr '17 8:52:57 AM Perelandra
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* InMediaRes: The manga begins as Keiji is gasping out his last breaths from a loop.
* InnocentAliens: Ruthlessly 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.]]

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* InMediaRes: InMediasRes: The manga begins as Keiji is gasping out his last breaths from a loop.
* InnocentAliens: Ruthlessly subverted in the narration of "what probably happened". [[spoiler:The aliens decide to ecoform terraform 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.]]
15th Nov '16 10:00:15 PM Willbyr
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* InMediaRes: The manga begins as Keiji is gasping out his last breaths from a loop.



* TrustPassword: [[WhamLine Green tea after a meal is complimentary in Japan.]]

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* TrustPassword: [[WhamLine Green tea after a meal is complimentary in Japan.]]
]] After so many times of asking a variant on this question to people, to finally hear an answer [[spoiler:which means that person is now the looper instead of her]] [[CryCute brings her to tears]].
15th Nov '16 9:49:28 PM Willbyr
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-->-- '''Rita "Valkyrie" Vrataski''', aka [[Main/RedBaron "The Full Metal Bitch"]]

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-->-- '''Rita "Valkyrie" Vrataski''', aka [[Main/RedBaron [[RedBaron "The Full Metal Bitch"]]



There is also a two-volume 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.]]
Obata]], with an omnibus release in 2016.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Keiji has fallen in love with Rita over hundreds of loops, but Rita only ever knows him a single day at most before he loops again. It's implied Rita felt the same way for Lt Hendricks.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Keiji has fallen in love with Rita over hundreds of loops, but Rita only ever knows him a single day at most before he loops again. It's implied Rita felt the same way for Lt Lt. Hendricks.



* 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 Mimics' 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]].



* FiveRoundsRapid: Instead of using an entire military arsenal, the UDF rely mostly on PowerArmor with what are essentially small arms. They're even stated that the small arms were issued with the intent of having tank support but fail to receive it. Lack of air support is at least explained by the Mimic's ability to shoot them out of the sky very easily, and can avoid aerial bombardments due to knowing the future.
** The manga does include a few shot of some kickass [[SpiderTank spider tanks]] on the humans' side.

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* FiveRoundsRapid: Instead of using an entire military arsenal, the UDF rely mostly on PowerArmor PoweredArmor with what are essentially small arms. They're even stated that the small arms were issued with the intent of having tank support but fail to receive it. Lack of air support is at least explained by the Mimic's ability to shoot them out of the sky very easily, and can avoid aerial bombardments due to knowing the future.
** The manga does include a few shot of some kickass [[SpiderTank spider tanks]] {{Spider Tank}}s on the humans' side.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:Keiji enters the loop as a not particularly exceptional soldier. He exits it as "Killer Cage" Kiriya, second recipient of the Order of the Valkyrie, with the highest Mimic kill total - period - he killed more mimics in his first battle, than Rita in her entire career. His fellow soldiers are shown to have a good amount of fear of him afterwards.]]

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:Keiji enters the loop as a not particularly exceptional soldier. He exits it as "Killer Cage" Kiriya, second recipient of the Order of the Valkyrie, with the highest Mimic kill total - period - ''period'' - he killed more mimics Mimics in his first battle, battle than Rita in her entire career. His fellow soldiers are shown to have a good amount of fear of him afterwards.]]



* GeniusBruiser: Rita, though not explicitly stated. [[spoiler: After getting stuck in the loop, she figured out how it works, which Mimics are responsible for it and the strategy to get out of it, all by herself.]]

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* GeniusBruiser: Rita, though not explicitly stated. [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After getting stuck in the loop, she figured out how it works, which Mimics are responsible for it and the strategy to get out of it, all by herself.]]



* NecessaryDrawback: The battleaxe used by Rita [[spoiler:and later Keiji]] is the perfect tool for killing Mimics, but it weighs over 200kg and the inertial stress of swinging it will tear both Jacket and pilot to pieces if done improperly.

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* NecessaryDrawback: The battleaxe battleaxes used by Rita [[spoiler:and later Keiji]] is and Keiji are the perfect tool for killing Mimics, but it weighs they weigh over 200kg each and the inertial stress of swinging it them will tear both Jacket and pilot to pieces if done improperly.



* PintsizedPowerhouse: Rita is shorter than most.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: Rita is shorter than most.rather petite; in the manga, she only comes up to Keiji's nose.
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