Despite the depressing title, Kill Me Baby (or Baby, please kill me depending on the translator, though the anime adaptation uses the former as the main title, and both in the eyecatches), is a Yonkoma gag strip serialized in Manga Time Kirara revolving mostly around slapstick humor.Yasuna Oribe is an airheaded high school girl who tries to greet a new student one day, only to discover that she's brutally efficient at twisting her arm, putting her in a chokehold, and using other painful methods of submission. She later learns that the girl's name is Sonya, and she works for an unnamed organization as an assassin. As the manga continues, Yasuna fluctuates between trying to warm Sonya up to living the life of a normal schoolgirl and occasionally trying to one-up her in various tests of skill. Both methods often end in failure, but it doesn't stop Yasuna from trying.An anime adaptation was green-lit for the Winter 2012 Anime season. It started airing on January 5, 2012.Everybody who is a fan of dark slapstick comedy should check this out.Sentai Filmworks acquired the licensing rights for the show and released an English dub.
Demoted to Extra: At the end of the first volume, the manga's creator mentioned that Yasuna was initially supposed to play the "straight" girl to contrast with Sonya's insanity, and a third unnamed child assassin with braided hair and a Chinese fighting style was going to play The Ditz. However, Yasuna eventually absorbed the third girl's personality and became the crazy girl to Sonya's relatively "straight" role, while the other girl was relegated to the extra material outside of the story.
Dissonant Serenity: Agiri never changes the sleepy, cheerful tone of her voice regardless of whether she's eating, buying a new phone, fighting a rival assassin from an enemy organization or standing inches away from an escaped zoo bear.
Except in the dub, where Agiri will occasionally ditch the voice either to snark or say a one liner.
The Ditz: Again, Yasuna. She thinks she's in High School. Maybe.
Dual Wielding: The Volume 1 cover shows Sonya wielding pistols and Yasuna wielding an eggplant and a banana.
Helium Speech: One of the gifts Sonya and Agiri give Sonya at her party. They use it to do tongue twisters. The Unused Character finds it later and does the same.
Highly-Visible Ninja: Ridiculed. During Sonya's not-birthday, Agiri (a genuine ninja) gives her a present of a very stereotypical ninja outfit (think Final Fantasy Tactics Ninja class). Yasuna then mocks and laughs at Sonya's so-stereotype The Theme Park Version appearance. Things obviously end painfully for Yasuna.
Idiot Crows: The crows that steal Yasuna's lunch. One says Baka and the other says Aho as they swoop in.
Iron Buttmonkey: Nothing ever stops Yasuna for long. Submission moves, limb fractures, punches to the face, she just keeps doing whatever she was doing.