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Kill la Kill Alternate Universe is a mostly Slice of Life AU Fan Webcomic and fanfic series by Amoridere, revolving around Amicable Exes Ragyo and Soichiro and their then three daughters Satsuki, Nui, and Ryuuko, alcoholic secretary Rei, stay-over kid Mako, and their friends. The story set up has changed (along with introducing new characters) since Comic 25 and with the introduction of the fanfics.

The author has also made a blog for this webcomic.

Comics made into videos:

Video Exclusive

Comics Written into Fanfics

Fanfic exclusive


Tropes common to these fanworks:

  • Adaptational Heroism: Ragyo and Nui are nowhere near as evil here as they are in the show canon, although Nui's still an asshole (Amoridere's words).
  • Alternate Universe / What if? Fic: See Kill la Kill for some details to the universe of the show canon.
  • Ambiguous Ending: Part Four of XXV ends on ambiguous note as to whether or not Ragyo may have been Killed Off for Real in that, while it is hinted, what Soichiro said in the end could also mean they could be visiting her somewhere, if not her grave, as stated by Amoridere:
    "Well, that's the thing about the ending. I made it ambiguous because I don't really know and neither could I really decide, so I left it speculative until someone gives me a suggestion or I think otherwise, basically, I took the easy way out and made it where it could be a bittersweet or total downer ending placing it in a scenario where its never exactly said but its implied either way. She may have survived, as flatline doesn't necessarily and always mean "dead" dead and she could have been saved but her injuries and the damages thereof could have made it where she wouldn't be able to live with her family, ergo Soichiro could be taking the children to like a special home or something like that where she could currently be staying to visit her, at the same time, she may have also passed away, thus they could be visiting her grave, metaphorically her. Either one is possible. For the time being, I'll let the audience mentally create their own scenarios like I have done so before."
  • Art Evolution: Apparently, the authoress had further developed her photo editing skills.
  • All There in the Manual: Whatever isn't stated in the comic is stated on either the Authoress' deviantART page or on the official tumblr page.
  • The Cameo: Suika from the Touhou Project in XXII, where she plays a store clerk.
  • Children Do the Housework: A six-year-old Ragyo learned how to cook and pretty much take care of herself because her mother was neglectful.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: In comic 32, nurses / doctors tend to wear what the colors of their corresponding wards i.e intensive care workers are seen wearing light or yellow green and psychward doctors are wearing pale greyish blue or lavender.
    • A few times we have this with the Nui, Ryuko, and Satsuki's blankets when they were babies, as Satsuki's was blue, Nui's pink, and Ryuuko's was red. This is more apparent in comic 9, when Ragyo was almost handed a baby Kaneo Takarada who is in the yellow blanket and was later handed her own child who's shown to be in red blanket.
  • Noodle Incident: A couple. What happened with Nonon's monkey is this and apparently none of the kids had the heart to tell Nonon exactly what happened, with it being a Dark Secret and, an as seen in earlier comic, Nui cannot have soda because of what happened on Tuesday, the which had the end result of total chaos.
    • A recent one is where Nui and Houka's minds went to self destruct and an ambulance had to summoned, apparently this is has more than once.
      Ragyo: Again?
      Satsuki: Yes, again.
    • According to chapter 8 of Room 002108, there was an incident with a grenade that, in parenthesis, Nui insists she had nothing to do with, along with an incident about fireworks that Ryuuko was noted to sleep through.
    • According to Nui, the reason they couldn't stay with friends is because of something that occurred that "one time", remarking, "She's like how old?! Too damn old to be wearing that tacky dress, that's for sure."
    • From Aikurou Babysits, we have Senketsu's existence. According to Ryuuko, he crawled out of her dad's lab, although exactly how he came to be is unsaid.
    • Earlier, from Attack of the Rats, we get "what had happened with the RV and the gas station, along with twelve counts of truancy" and that is why Mako, Ryuuko, and Nui are on house arrest.
    • From Breaking and Entering, we get two things that Nonon owes the Kiryuuins for, one being the incident involving what she had to do with that one time with the crossbow, Ragyou's wheelchair, 200 gallons of jet-pack fuel, a jet pack, the gas station, a radio playing "Equinox" by Skrillex, and how the remedial school got obliterated, again, and another where Ragyou got stabbed in the side above one of her kidneys and in the neck twice each. In that vein, somehow, she managed to get a car on top of semi and an air siren was going off.
    • From the above mentioned fanfic, we get the three times Mako drove. One of which landed them in Los Angeles, another got a pick up truck tangled in wires, and a third landed them in the universe of Maim de Maim
    • According to the description of the Christmas Pic [1], the reason why Souichiro wasn't with them was because one of Rei's (many) drunken escapades put him the hospital.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Justified, due to the chibi-esque art style, in which case, the best way to tell the kids apart from the adults would be if they're smaller.
  • Police Are Useless: Played with. In one of the fanfics, when Ragyo suggested calling the police to find a kidnapped Ryuuko, Nui says, "What the-?! No, don't call the police, the last time we had called the police they arrested Ryuuko and not the person that stole that piss couch which is why we had to get a new one and, besides, the police are terrible at finding missing kids, 'cause they haven't found those other missing kids and there are one-hundred of them besides Ryuu in this city alone." which would make that played straight, particularly when Satsuki actually confirms this. Otherwise averted when they had thrown Ryuuko in jail for truancy in an earlier comic, showing they do enforce laws.
  • Shout-Out: The 22nd comic features a shoutout to South Park when the kids attempt to buy booze for Rei.
  • Slice of Life: Or pretty close to it.
  • The Voice: Ragyo in comic 36 and one of the videos, where she is speaking from behind a door.
  • The Voiceless: Earlier in the series, Ryuuko was this from time to time, being two and lacking the ability to speak fluently, while Mako, in all of her webcomic appearances, never has any lines, although she did speak in the fanfics and the videos. At first most of the series was this off and on.

Tropes for the webcomic:

  • Abusive Parents: Ragyo's mother was none too pleasant, actually, she even stated she wished she never had her and even forgets her birthday, citing it as the day where her life was ruined. Ragyo's father, however, loved her, as can be seen when he takes full custody of her after she was hit by car, something that he blames on his wife's negligence.
  • Addled Addict: Rei, according to Amoridere, which is part of the reason as to why Ragyo or Soichiro hasn't fired her, as doing so "wouldn't be right" as she needs help.
  • A Dog Ate My Homework: The 17th comic mentions that a two-year old Mako eats Nui's homework, however, it also noted that she wouldn't do so otherwise if the latter didn't spill food on it.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Ragyo is nicknamed "Raggie" and, as seen when she was in college, "Rags".
    • Likewise, Satsuki is called "Sachuki", "Sattie", or "Satsie"
    • Rei, apparently, is called "Sunshine" or, nowadays, "Sunnie"
    • Ryuuko is also reffered to as "Jugie", "Rodie", "Riley Olivia Matthews", "Repeat Offender", "Bunny-bee", "little lady in red", and "little sister the first"
    • Mako's nickname is "Ma-koko"
    • Nonon is referred to as "Nono"
  • The Alcoholic: Rei the drunk secretary. This has gotten her into trouble, seeing as she sent four kids on a beer run.
    • Ragyo was this in college but she sobered up after some time.
  • Alpha Bitch: Nonon's Mom, according to comic 19's description.
  • Amicable Exes: Ragyo and Soichiro, who still love each other. Currently, Ragyo does live with Soichiro and their daughters and neither do they have any qualms about it.
  • Artificial Human: Nui, true to canon. Justified in that Ragyo's body wasn't really fit for giving birth after she had Satsuki (then two), especially since she's had a few surgeries before then, and, apparently, they would have used a surrogate otherwise, if Soichiro won in rock, paper, scissors.
    • Now we have Shinseiji.
  • Baby Language: Ryuuko communicates in this, being two. Her older sisters can understand her, which seems to imply that it depends on context in which it is she might be saying.
  • Babysitter from Hell / Drinking on Duty: Rei is a terrible babysitter. Her natural idea of babysitting the kids involved sending them on a beer run when she runs out of booze. Needless to say, Ragyo and Soichiro were none too pleased, Ragyo even hitting her with a baseball bat
  • Blood from the Mouth: Ragyo in comic twenty-five
    • We later on get this in comic 36, with Nui and Houka after their minds "went to self destruct".
  • Berserk Button: Don't take Ryuuko's toys or else she will threaten you with an AK-47
    • According to one comic, Ragyo doesn't like it when someone brings up her party girl past.
  • Boarding School of Horrors: In this universe, Honnouji Academy is this and The Dreaded or so it is rumored to be. According to Nui, it's like a prison and those that go in are never allowed out and the only way out is in a body bag.
  • Brainy Baby: Ryuuko, who is a little smarter than her older sisters, as well as the fact that she is the one who manages their profits from their Ponzi scheme
  • Cheerful Child: Mako is usually seen smiling but that changes in one comic. Even when she had her mugshot taken, she's still smiling
  • Child Naming Request: Inverted, Ryuuko suggested a name and they went with it.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: More like Cigarette of Anger, in that Ragyo tends to smoke when she's angry or otherwise in a bad mood
  • Curiosity Killed the Cast: The most recent arc has this when Nui decides to open a door, despite the sign saying not to, and it ends terribly.
  • Daddy's Girl: Ragyo was this to her father, stating herself to be "Daddy's little princess". To a degree, Satsuki, Nui, and Ryuuko are this to their father Soichiro.
  • Dark Secret: What happened to Nonon's monkey
  • Delicate and Sickly: Satsuki, as shown in comic XXXV, when she was taken to the hospital for appendicitis. According to the description, stress seems to be taking a number on her health. Recently, she was hospitalized again, with tuberculosis, requiring her to be put on life support.
  • Delinquents: Eight-year old Ryuuko, who's apparently gone to jail, then again, considering what had happened since she was two and how she is in canon, this is plausible. In comic 27, Nui, Nonon, and Mako becomes delinquents
  • Don't Split Us Up: A variant in that Soichiro doesn't want to do this because of what had happened six years ago and Nui stated if Ryuuko was going to be sent Honnoji Academy, then they all may as well go.
  • Downer Ending: Comic 41, ends with Ryuuko sick and hospitalized, as her condition gets worse. To further cap this off, she wished to be the "sick one" instead of Satsuki, which ends as one would expect.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Nui hates being called "mac'n cheese".
  • Enfant Terrible: An eight-year old Ryuuko is already a delinquent and Nui, who became one, has already gained so many charges and she's a first time offender
  • Empathy Pet: Ryuuko's pet rabbit, who can be seen shedding tears
    • Same thing goes for Soichiro's Mouse, as can be seen in comic 29
  • Evil Matriarch: Amoridere states that Ragyo's mother is this, as she often tries to manipulate things to play in her favor, as well as intrude on her daughter's life and that this will be seen in later comics.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Ragyo, according to comic 30. It was stated in one of the fanfics that she is near-blind and tends to keep them closed.
  • Eye Scream: Comic 36's Uzu spraying himself in the eyes.
  • First Gray Hair: Satsuki dyes her patches of her grey hair. From the implications, she could be growing grey hair because of stress.
  • Flatline: A mortally injured Ragyo in this comic. However, Ragyo wasn't Killed Off for Real, as confirmed in XXIX.
  • Flash Forward: Part 2/ Part 4 of comic 25 flash forwards six years after the forbidden room incident, where Ryuuko is eight, Nui is nine, and Satsuki is eleven.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Satsuki's responsible to Nui and Ryuuko's foolish.
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason as to why an 8-year old Ryuuko is a delinquent seems to stem from maternal deprivation and her anger and upset thereof of something she feels sad about, yet doesn't know what it is, as well as the fact that no one will tell her.
  • Funny Background Event: A subverted example is seen in comic 28 in which to emphasize the emotion in the scenes, while Ragyo and her mother are arguing, We find the tv changing tv shows(which are The Guiding Light, Ninja Warrior, Robot Chicken, and American Horror Story) then going to a test card, then static, and then a scene from Family Guy.
    • Some of the comics taking place in Soichiro's living room has it where the wedding picture changes sizes. Though, this is probably unintentional.
    • Likewise, the mouse can be seen moving around the room.
  • Good Parents: Ragyo and Soichiro love their daughters and Mako dearly and would do almost everything they can in their powers to do right by them.
    • Ragyo's father, Kuroki, loves his daughter dearly, this is especially the case when he divorces her mother and takes full custody of her.
    • Sukuyo and Barazo are these, in the reason as to why Mako lives with Kiryuuins sometimes is because they travel around, working, so they could at least be on stable ground for her. They also send her some of the money they make.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: A six-year old Ragyo getting hit by a car
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Ragyo was this in college, being known as "Reyka Ragyo", and this is how she met Soichiro.
    • Rei is this and, as we can tell, she is rarely sober, which gets her in trouble, especially when she skips out on AA (the which of she was drunk enough to miss)
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Ragyo in The Forbidden Room
  • How Dad Met Mom: As Comic 23 shows, in flashback, that Ragyo met Soichiro at a party.
  • Informed Poverty: Mako, apparently
  • Implausible Hair Color: A six-year old Ragyo's blonde hair. Both her parents have black hair and she has blonde, however, this is a tad excusable in that Amoridere isn't sure what hair color Ragyo would have had as a child, pre-life fibers, and figured it would have been either black (like Ryuuko and Satsuki's) or blonde (like Nui's). Apparently, blonde hair must be a recessive gene that both of her parents have, seeing that only one of her daughters have blond hair (then again, Nui is an artificial human who has some of her mother's genes as a basis) and both of her other daughters have black hair.
  • Institutional Apparel: The most recent comic and video has it where an eight-year old Ryuuko wears an orange prison jump suit. Apparently, she's been in jail so many times that they decided she should keep it and she's been wearing that ever since. Later on, Nui, Mako, and Nonon can be seen wearing them
  • It's All My Fault: Nui blames herself for Ragyo's then assumed death, when the latter at the risk of her own life went into the basement to save her. Before she flatlined, Ragyo told her it wasn't
  • Jealous Parent: Youko is the Selfish type and she is clearly not the mothering sort, being the sort to mostly sit in front of the TV and smoke cigarettes, explicitly stating that she should have thrown her away and is quick to call her in grateful.
    Ragyo: [...] she was pretty much negligent and would much rather be watching TV and smoking than looking after her daughter. She was basically the kind of mom, a normal kid would probably say a big "Fuck you!" to or, to be more tame, wouldn't call her "Mom" or "Mama", which is obvious, as she got annoyed at me calling her just that.
  • Jerkass / Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Nui, being the "asshole sibling" who likes to bully Ryuuko, but, however, at the same time, she does care about her, as can be seen in comic 27 when she makes it clear she doesn't want Ryuuko to be sent away to a remedial boarding school.
  • Just a Kid: Satsuki, Nui, and Ryuuko run a Ponzi scheme and seems to have become rich from scamming people off (this is also helped in that 1/3 of the Takarada bank account is empty because of the fact that the Takaradas entrusted it to a toddler). At the same time, no one knows about it.
    • According to Amoridere, one of Ryuuko's many offenses was running an underground casino, something she seemed to do pretty well.
  • Kaleidoscope Hair: Ragyo, as true to canon, has a rainbow hair, usually. Apparently, it changes colors in accordance to her mood.
  • Last-Name Basis: Gamagoori is typically referred to as his last name in the comic and out.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Mako, seeing as she is mostly in the same outfit, then again, so does Nui and Ryuuko, along with Ragyo and Soichiro. Satsuki averts this in that she wears different hairstyles and different outfits and accessories, although said outfits typically remain the same color scheme (blue and white)
  • Living on Borrowed Time: Ragyo, in comic 25, in the which she flatlines. Amoridere stated she was so severely injured by whatever was in that basement that she had to be treated and placed on life support almost immediately.
  • Look Both Ways: In comic 28, we find out that Ragyo was hit by a car when she was a child (on her sixth birthday no less) and its implied the only way her life could have been saved was for her to be infused with life fibers
  • The Lost Lenore: Unclear at first in that we don't know if she really died but it is clear Soichiro really misses Ragyo but, it turns out, that Ragyo is still alive and was unable to live with them. He still missed her, however.
  • Meaningful Name: Shinseiji, which literally means "newborn".
  • Monochrome Past : Satsuki's memories in a more recent video, with the last one fading into color.
  • Mood Whiplash: Comic 25 for an otherwise light-hearted series.
  • No Name Given: Ragyo's parents, in the comic. It was stated here that their names are Youko and Kuroki, otherwise known as Meinu and Harold.
    • Typically minor characters remain nameless but this is zigzagged in the related video for comic 32 with the doctors and nurses (said names being revealed in the credits), save a Ramdom Dude, who is called "A Random Dude".
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: In the video comic 51, Rei got one from a toddler Satsuki over a sub-sandwich.
  • Numerological Motif: Apparently, six is not a lucky number, in that Ragyo was hit by car when she turned six, and, six years after her assumed death, we have Ryuuko who became a delinquent and was almost sent to a supposed Boarding School of Horrors so she could go to the same school as her sisters. It should also be noted that Ragyo ended up in the hospital, subsequently being placed on life support when she was six and six years ago, when Ryuuko was two, she was also placed on life support.
  • Oral Fixation: An 8-year old Ryuuko is typically seen with a cigarette in her mouth. When she is shocked, it falls out of her mouth, and, when she is sad, she doesn't put it back in.
  • Perpetual Expression: Youko is never shown smiling or having any other emotion besides being annoyed.
    • An eight year Ryuuko was at first as being displayed as typically looking angry, usually not emoting beyond that, unless something calls for it.
    • Mako is typically seen smiling, unless something calls for it.
  • Promoted to Parent: An eleven-year old Satsuki, with her mother then living at a special care facility and her father working constantly. She does note how difficult this can be, especially with the thought of her sisters being taken away from her.
  • Race Lift: Played straight in Rei's case, except it was accidental, however, it is averted in Gamagoori's case.
  • Smart Ball: Rei, who is noted to be rarely sober, at least not long enough to state something coherently, in one fanfic, taking the time out to point out that Soichiro's stolen cell phone could be tracked in order to find Ryuuko, along with pointing out that Houka knows how to track phones.
  • Switched at Birth: Almost, in comic nine, but Ragyo recognized which baby was hers and which wasn't.
  • Tagalong Kid: Mako, mostly. According to Amoridere, she lives with Kiryuuins sometimes.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: An 8-year old Ryuuko smoking, which is a common example.
  • Vague Age: Ragyo and Soichiro, which would be hard to figure out, as they have three kids who are (currently) eleven, nine, and eight and both Ragyo and Soichiro's parents are shown to have grey hair when we first see them, along with being married for at least seven years prior to their divorce, thus at the most they would probably be in their thirties.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: While her relationship with them is rather strained for the most part, Satsuki, Nonon, Mako, Ryuuko, and Nui do get along and she does care for them, it's mostly this because the of the fact that latter four are delinquents and she is often frustrated with that.
    • Nui and Ryuuko are these, which is a tad more apparent when Ryuuko was two and the former was three, in which Nui spent most of her time bullying her, yet, she does care about her and bullied her because she loves her.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Sastuki in comic 36
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Ryuuko's pet rabbit is only seen in Comic 25 and hasn't made any appearances since.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: A then six-year old Ragyo, in a way, as she learned how to cook and pretty much take care of herself, and, as she's noted, that came from the fact that her mother is neglectful, making that a deconstruction.
  • With Friends Like These...: According to Amoridere in relation to comic 9, the women Ragyo are friends with (save Sukuyo, as she and Ragyo are best friends) are these, which are defined as "friends with her one minute, call her a slut the next" friends. They also like to fight a lot and tend to, yet, at the same time, they do hang out, be that at PTA meetings or whatever.
  • Women Are Wiser: Played with. According to comic 25, Soichiro tends to see Ragyo as this, as she, apparently always knew what to do, even though he is just as grounded as she is.

Tropes for the Fanfics

  • An Aesop: In the The Rain and Sunshine, we have "Running away does not solve problems but that doesn't mean you have to suffer them alone."
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Nui and Satsuki's argumentative exchange in Aikurou Babysits.
  • Catch Your Death of Cold: In Snowflakes, when an already ill Ryuuko escapes the hospital, this was brought up as a concern, however, it is mostly because the cold may already worsen her illness or that she could freeze to death.
  • Crack Fic: Attack of the Rats, The Time Ragyo and Ryuuko Destroyed the Town, and Breaking and Entering
  • Equivalent Exchange: This was elaborated upon in the fanfic adaption of Wish, as to how the titular wish worked, in that Ryuuko traded her good health for Satsuki's, which, as Rei explained, said wish would make her suffer and could probably take her life through illness, something that circumstances otherwise would do with Satsuki.
  • Lethal Diagnosis: Subverted, in Room 002108, in that Ryuuko was already sick but, when she is hospitalized, the doctors say she has to stay for tests. Her condition isn't mentioned as to be getting worse as a result of that and neither are her symptoms described.
  • Morton's Fork: Covered in Room 002108, where it is brought up that by the test result came back and Ryuuko had not shown signs of improvement before then, she would either be dead or, if her condition was cancer, the disease will have hit terminal, in both cases, it will have been too late.
  • The Patient Has Left the Building: It was noted in Snowflakes, due to wanting to play in the snow, Ryuuko has often tried to "escape" from the hospital. When she succeeds, her parents are justifiably displeased.
  • Police Brutality: In a fanfic titled as such, the police throw Nui, Mako, and a sick Ryuuko in jail for no apparent reason, on top of "roughing them up".
  • Shown Their Work: Amoridere did mention in an authoress' note that she did some bit research before writing, stating that the average beats per minute for a nine-year old are usually in the range in 70-110, thus anything lower than that would be Bradycardia, as in Ryuuko's case, with her heart beating 64 bpms.
  • Siblings Wanted: Nui wanted another little sister and she got one, making that played straight. However, this is justifiably averted with Satsuki, having to live with Ryuuko and Nui.
  • The Disease That Shall Not Be Named: Ryuuko's in Room 002108, then again, she was mentioned be hospitalized for tests, in which case, this may be justified in that what she has is unknown. However, Nonon (called Nonie) tries avoid saying the taboo word which is, true to the trope, cancer but mentions that may be what Ryuuko has and as to why she was hospitalized "for tests".
  • Younger Than They Look: Shinseiji, who was "born" a toddler, however, she is, as her name suggests, a newborn. At the most now, she would probably be about five or six months

Tropes for the videos:

  • Leave the Camera Running: More often than not due to Amoridere having no animation software and having not too much experience with Windows Live Movie Maker. However, sometimes this trope is used to show the slow passage of time.
  • Charlie Brown Baldness: A baby Ryuuko in a more recent video.