Kill la Kill
is the new TV anime produced by the wunderkinds at Studio Trigger, the same folks who brought you Inferno Cop
and Little WItch Academia
, and is directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi.
Honnouji Academy, is a school where power and talent are everything. Ruled by the student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin, known as the "Steel Queen", who rules both the school and the city of Honnouji itself without mercy. The powerless are forced into slums and are forced to serve the talented and powerful.
Ryūko Matoi is a mysterious outsider wielding a colossal half-scissor blade who has come to Honnouji in search of its other half. She soonfinds herself embroiled in a conflict with the student council, who use strange Extreme School-Uniforms that grant incredible power. She is determined to defeat the Student Council President, believing that the Steel Queen has the answers she seeks.
This show is amazing. Even with only two episodes out right now, I know this is gong to be one worth watching every week.
Anyway, I was a bit nervious seeing the outfits and character designs at first, but I've seen nothing but huge amounts of praise for this show. I'm probably going to wait until there's a few more episodes before I start watching.
I really hope this happens at some point.
And then decided to do it right on their show.
Gotta say that all the shoutouts are making rewatches worth it.
Stuff like this:
Found the ending from that show (which also looks like it's the good kind of ridiculous).
Everyone's comparing this to Evangeion and Gurren-Lagann, but is it just me or does it seem to have more in common with Utena?
As for why people are comparing it to the other two, I can see why, visually, it seems to have a similar style to Gurren-Lagann, and I think that's the connection there.
Evangelion is essentially the show that put Gainax on the map as an animation studio. I think everyone feels like this show is going to do the same for Trigger.