In 2013, my friends introduced me to the new hit anime Kill la Kill.
I hated it.
In 2016, I stuffed a bunch of the 100,000+ words I’d
dedicated to writing about the show into a hefty book.
Who knows, but you can now read the result!
Just over two years of love and enthusiasm fill up these 350-some pages of 80+ essays,
all split up into ten sections: Character Relationships, Comparisons to Other
Media, Design Choices and Symbolism, English Dub Script, OST, OVA, Ryuko and
Senketsu, Specific Moments, Tag Essays and Quick Posts, and The Discourse. As
may be obvious from such a list, the heart of much of this writing is—just as
the series itself—Ryuko and Senketsu, but I’d hope there’s a little something
here for every Kill la Kill fan.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years.
I couldn’t have put this together without all the encouragement I’ve received.
Everyone who’s sent me asks and inspired me to keep yapping—you’re the reason
this book exists! I’ve grown so much as a writer because of this community and
through putting together this collection, and I cannot express how grateful I
am for that.
Special thanks too to h0saki,who has provided
scans from various Kill la Kill books,
and to mikiryuko,who has providedfans with translations of un-localized Kill
la Kill material, as well as all the anonymous contributors who have
provided similarly. I couldn’t have done many of the essays here without your
While essentially a masterpost of the posts I’ve made
concerning this series, this book is also a little more than that in that it
features revised and updated writing, additional commentary, and, well, it’s
all put in one nice, handy, convenient place. However, it’s far from everything, and does not include all the
many great conversations I’ve had, so
if for some strange reason anyone’s ever thirsting for even moreKill
la Kill talk, there are still always the analysespages on my blogs.
Thank you for taking a look! I hope you enjoy.
Full content list under the cut! These all link back to the original essays (if there is an original essay), but please note that the ones in the book are cleaned up and include additional commentary.
honestly n52 lobo’s backstory would’ve been 10x better if they just kept the idea of original lobo’s science project killing everyone
like, imagine this dude, the military commander and personal bodyguard of the emperor, witnessing his entire species getting wiped out and being like ‘jesus christ, wtf is going on’ and trying to figure out who’s behind this only to find it was some guy’s school project
i mean, ideally, his backstory would’ve had him be less innocent too but hey. im not even asking for THAT much