Kill la Kill Review

klkKill la Kill ran from late 2013 to early 2014. The plot follows Ryuuko Matoi, she has been wandering around hunting for her father’s killer. The only lead she has is the missing half of her scissor blade, an invention of her father. Her investigation leads her to Honnouji Academy, a highly acclaimed high school, however, Honnouji Academy is not any ordinary high school, it is dominated the typical student council president, Satsuki Kiryuuin and her powerful flunkies, the elite four. As part of the school religiously followed hierarchy, those at the top are granted the special “Goku uniform” that grants the wearer inhuman abilities. After getting brutally beaten in a fight against one of the upper-class students, Ryuuko retreats back to the crumbling remains of her childhood home where she discovers Senketsu, a Kamui that upon coming into contact with Ryuuko’s blood, awakens and jumps onto her bestowing upon her power she needs to defeat her enemies.

My Review: By now I’m sure quite a few people have heard of and seen Kill la Kill. When I went into this I wasn’t expecting anything much more than a fan-service heavy, punch em’ till their dead sort of show. But I actually really enjoyed this one. I loved how for almost the entirety of the show there was this high energy feeling with characters who just live outside the laws of reality, and the show does a good job of keeping that energy throughout its entirety. I really liked the first half of the story but the second half just seemed silly for the sake of silly and it made it less interesting, although the ending was pretty goodKill la Kill is by no means a bad anime, but I think it could have been a lot better.

I rate this anime 2.5/5.


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