Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill
Voice Director: Alex von David

US Premiere: Feb 08, 2015
US Home Media: Jul 15, 2014
Japan Premiere: Oct 03, 2013
Japan Conclusion: Mar 27, 2014

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 25

Animation Studio: Trigger

Popularity: 35th All Time, 68th This Week

Franchise: Kill la Kill
Characters on BTVA: 53
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said at 8:13 PM on Fri Jul 6 2018

(Kill la kill game trailer)
said at 8:13 PM on Fri Jul 6 2018
@Amberdoll will more like a teaser
said at 4:51 AM on Mon Jul 2 2018
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Nearly five years have passed since Kill la Kill’s premiere. At that point, I was but 17. Studio Trigger, founded by madman Hiroyuki Imaishi alongside Masahiko Ohtsuka, was becoming the talk of the industry. Leading up to their debut television production and breakthrough, they had already done work such as Inferno Cop, the opening sequence to Project X Zone, and of course the original Little Witch Academia short film. Calling them a spiritual successor to GAINAX would be underselling things. Unsurprisingly when trailers and the official key visual were making the waves, I was excited, especially because not only was Imaishi announced as the director for Hype la Hype, Kazuki Nakashima was chosen to be the head writer. These two previously collaborated on a lil' phenom called Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Upon having finished all 24 episodes followed by an OVA, I left feeling more than satisfied. But via Netflix plus not long after the video game adaptation was announced, I decided to finally rewatch Bully la Bully taken into consideration the amount of time that's went by.

KLK to me remains a nigh-flawless series that must be seen in order to be believed. With its lightning fast pace, creative uses of animation, simple (yet effective) storytelling, and lovably colorful cast of personalities, rarely does the show ever grow dull. The fanservice that's an integral part to the anime’s story is as titillating as it is grotesque and above all else presented in an OTT fashion. And whilst the plot in itself starts off a tad underwhelming, once certain characters who will go unnamed enter the fray, trust me: it gets much better. Plenty of serial escalation combined with the power of HSQ to go around here. And how about that Hiroyuki Sawano OST, huh? The show's score is fan-tucking-fastic. Some of the vocal themes border on cheesy, yeah, but they fit so well in context of what occurs on screen that it doesn't matter. “Light Your Heart Up,” “Suck Your Blood,” the forever memetic “Before My Body Is Dry” are great compositions for starters, and yet “Blumenkranz”... Oh, dear God, that song's perfect! Both OPs and EDs also sound very good, though to be honest, OP2>OP1 while ED1>ED2 IMO. The seiyuu on board for this project try their damnedest to sell their roles, and by George do they do an impressive job. Produced by Bang Zoom!, the English dub is no slouch either, although to make a long story short, I generally prefer KLK subbed.

I can't stress this enough: there’s far more positives to Kill la Kill than there are negatives. It's a batcrap crazy, punchy whirlwind of excitement that to this day warrants discussing and gushing over. Even if you yourself find it all too unsavory or wild, think of this show as a new pair of underwear: at first it's constrictive, but after a while, I'm sure it'll be a part of you. Decent 9. Last but definitely not least, remember…

said at 5:35 PM on Sat Jul 7 2018
@CelestialOuroboros That and I appreciate how this show uses it's fanservice to actually say something as well as weave it into the plot instead of it being shoved in.
said at 11:55 AM on Sat Jun 16 2018
 1 Shout Out!

After five years this franchise is finally making a comeback!
said at 2:58 PM on Tue Feb 13 2018
Am I the only one who gets the impression that Mako's younger brother is voiced by Janice Kaiwaye?
said at 2:11 AM on Wed Feb 14 2018
@Soul-dragon The actor credited for him is Lindsay Eaton but it's an alias for Philece Sampler:
said at 6:22 AM on Wed Feb 14 2018
@JRPictures Ah. Thank you. I've been wondering about that LOL.
said at 3:26 PM on Mon Jun 26 2017
A bit of advice to those who are about to start watching this-do NOT watch it in front of anyone who doesn't usually watch anime. They'll just think your watching porn in the form of a cartoon (which is actually a good description for it)
said at 7:54 PM on Tue Feb 21 2017
 5 Shout Outs!
Ben Diskin was epic as Takarada.
said at 10:58 PM on Sun May 8 2016
 2 Shout Outs!
I for one didn't see hope in this anime when I first heard of it since it was this year since I started watching anime this year. My friend recommended it to me and I didn't give it a shot until a month later when I didn't have anything to watch and My God was I shocked with it. Eventually I really started liking it and all the plot twist that kept happening made it more better for me! The soundtrack was just amazing with all the fight scenes and the one thing that I really loved about it was the fact that they used both openings in the final battle and that's one thing I really love about anime! The voice actors in the dub did amazing in my opinion and I really enjoyed them.
This is one anime you definitely should watch!!
Joel the Pokekid
said at 4:57 PM on Wed Jan 27 2016
 4 Shout Outs!
I think this anime should get a movie just like Blue Exorcist.
said at 8:56 AM on Sun Dec 6 2015
 9 Shout Outs!
Good Lord This Dub was just awesome. Not Perfect mind you but Awesome.

The Dub VA's really got into this one and had fun with the show and characters.

My only real complaint is the de-vowelling with the U's in Senketsu and Mankanshoku and the pronunciation of the word homo-sapiens.

still the dub turned out as hot blooded as Gurren Lagann's dub even without the great Tony Oliver directing. I tip my hat to you Alex Von David.
said at 5:55 PM on Sun Dec 6 2015
The devowelling of the 'U's in Senketsu, Junketsu and Mankanshoku was something that's more language wise than something the dub changed, as the 'U' in those words is actually meant to be silent and us English speakers tend to overemphasize it.

Alex explains it in this interview at 4:33.
said at 9:25 PM on Mon Nov 23 2015
 6 Shout Outs!
Alex von David went to Twitter to confirm a few of the Club President VAs from ep 7 (as that episode was rerunning on Toonami):

Doug Erholtz is Jack Naito:

Laura Post is both Masuyo ( and Aizenbo (

And while the character isn't listed here, Alex himself voices the president of the Origami Club hilariously enough.
said at 3:36 AM on Sun Oct 11 2015
I'm under the impression that Kyuji Obayashi is voiced by either Christopher Corey Smith, John DeMita or Andrew Philpot. I'm not sure which (especially when they all sound so similar) but I think it might be one of them. Joe J. Thomas is also a possibility. I haven't heard enough of Thomas to say for sure, but several people thought he might be Kars in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Kyuji sounds like he could be any of the VA people thought was Kars.
said at 3:37 AM on Sun Oct 11 2015
@Ichigo341578926 Sorry I meant VA's.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 10:01 PM on Sat Mar 7 2015
 7 Shout Outs!
If Michael Bay made anime, it would be exactly like this.
said at 8:38 PM on Mon Mar 9 2015
@Music Meister Great, now I can't get the image of Megan Fox as Satsuki out of my head.
said at 8:14 PM on Tue Mar 31 2015
@Music Meister
Yeah that sounds about right...
said at 9:59 AM on Wed Jun 24 2015
@Music Meister I'm going to try really hard to have that statement not hurt me on the inside.
said at 4:15 AM on Thu Feb 12 2015
 1 Shout Out!
Baffling la Title.
said at 5:22 AM on Sat Jan 17 2015
 2 Shout Outs!
NCZ (Admin)
said at 2:27 PM on Sat Jan 3 2015
 8 Shout Outs!
I watched the whole thing last year and could never get over how Ryuko looks and acts like a humanized and genderflipped version of Shadow the Hedgehog.
said at 10:26 PM on Tue Jan 20 2015
@NCZ I know links don't work here, but whatever.

"Ow, the Edge", indeed.
said at 1:42 AM on Fri Sep 26 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
Laura Post and Stephanie Sheh are such great Choices for Ragyo and Nui
said at 7:16 PM on Sat Jul 12 2014
I just heard the dub sample for mako's get naked speech, and holy crap this dub is going to be glorious
said at 1:17 PM on Thu Jun 26 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
Can't wait for the dub. The cast already looks awesome.
said at 9:01 PM on Mon Jun 23 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
The dub cast for this looks freaking awesome so far! Carrie Keranen, Steve Staley, Patrick Seitz, Sarah Williams and Matthew Mercer are all perfect fits for their parts (not familiar with Christine Cabanos, but I have high hopes for her)! I'm looking forward to hearing how Erica Mendez plays Ryuko too!
said at 11:07 PM on Sun Jun 22 2014
I have a feeling the dub is gonna be great. c: I love the voice cast they chose for this anime!
said at 5:55 PM on Fri Jun 13 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Haven't watched it yet and that cartoonish style it's getting more and more my attention. I can't wait for the dub release.
Dark Kuja
said at 7:34 PM on Thu Jun 12 2014
 1 Shout Out!
Please, please, PLEASE let Mary Elizabeth McGlynn be the voice of Ragyo.
said at 8:38 PM on Sat May 31 2014
So I recently watched the first episode, it was BATS*** INSANE!!!! In a good way of course, it has a unique array of characters, great voice acting, cool art style, along with fluid animation. I look forward to more (and the English dub).
said at 6:03 PM on Thu May 29 2014
Huh, I was wondering when this show would get an English dub. While I have yet to watch this, from what I have seen, it looks pretty cool, and I like the casting choices (ESPECIALLY Matthew Mercer). I'll check it out on Netflix (well obviously its the original dub but that's okay).
said at 3:56 PM on Thu May 29 2014
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Going by the trailer for the English dub, Erica Mendez as Ryuko actually has me piqued. Still, I have a feeling that the overall performances of these VAs won't hold a candle to the original cast; in no way am I an arrogant weeaboo. If Gurren Lagann had an ultimately great dub, KLK should too!
said at 1:17 PM on Fri May 23 2014
 1 Shout Out!
There were so many hilarious and engaging characters in this show that it's REALLY hard to pick a favourite.
said at 10:11 PM on Tue Jun 16 2015
@Metabad Finally decided on Ira, he had me sold on his first scene alone and really got me into the show.
said at 2:02 PM on Thu Mar 6 2014
 1 Shout Out!
This is a really awesome anime from Trigger! I seriously recommend this if you're into action and fun humor at times and includes deep moments that bring you in.
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