Kill La Kill is a rare breed of anime that is the perfect blend of action, comedy, and a whole lot of over-the-top fight scenes that shows how far the studio went to give their very best to the anime.
Kill La Kill is a Japanese Anime series produced by Studio Trigger, written by Kazuki Nakashima, and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi. The anime series consists of 24 episodes and OVA. While the manga was illustrated by Ryo Akizuki and published by Kadokawa Shoten, the manga consisted of three volumes and was released from the 4th of October 2013 to the 4th March 2015.
What Happened Thus Far in Kill La Kill?
The anime starts with Honnoji Academy, which is a High school located in Japan, Tokyo Bay. The High school is controlled by the fierce and intimidating student council led by Satsuki Kiruin. The council members get to wear unique uniforms known as Goku Uniforms that bestow upon them special abilities/powers, which they use in return to bully and suppress the rest of the students and staff members.
However, a transfer student named Ryuko Matoi possesses a scissor-shaped long sword that can cut through the Goku Uniforms. Her purpose for coming to Honno City is to find the killer of her father, Isshin Matoi. Ryuko assumes that Satsuki, the student council leader is behind the murder or at least has helped the murderer of her father, and thus, they go head to head many times and have made a failed attempt to challenge Satsuki when she first came to school. Satsuki later accepts the challenge, but after she defeats the two-star student club presidents targeting her.
Ryuko also finds a sailor uniform (Senketsu) in an underground hiding place beneath her father’s house, which she wears later and has her abilities increased by its superpowers. Ryuko is helped in her mission by her friends Mako Mankanshoku and her homeroom teacher Aikuro Mikisugi, an undercover agent of the paramilitary Organization Nudist Beach. Ryuko partakes in a Battle Royal and king of the hill events known as Naturals Election, where she defeats Satuki’s Elite four. The event gets interrupted by Nui Harime, who blurts out that she is the murderer of Isshin and shows that she possess the other part of the scissor blade; Ryuko enrages charges to kill her but almost gets killed herself. Wearing the special uniform Senketsu is the last thing Ryuko wants to do, but somehow Harime manipulates her to wear it before she shreds the Kamui into literal pieces.
Ryuko gets to restore Senketsu but sadly fails to stop Satsuki’s big plan. She later learns that her father was the founder of Nudist Beach and created Senketsu from Ryuko’s DNA to fight the life fibers. Over a month later, Ragyo and the Life Fibers parade Japan causing havoc. The Elite Four and the nudist beach rescue Satsuki and Mako, but the now enraged Ryuko gets captured and brainwashed to fight against her colleagues. Ryuko later gets rescued by Satsuki, Mako, and Senketsu, and she acquires the powers of the other scissor blade by which she defeats Harime for good. In the final episode, all the heroes gave up their Goku uniform’s powers to Senketsu, who also absorbs Shinra-Koketsu and uses his last piece of strength to safely get Ryuko to earth before being broken down the immense powers he absorbed. Ryuko did find her father’s killer and finally, put an end to her search and thirst for revenge.
What Is Going on With Studio Trigger?
Studio Trigger was founded by the former Gainax employee Hiroyuki Imaishi after his big hit anime Gurren L, a mixture of comedy, a slice of life, and action, which ultimately became the studio’s code that made their animes.
Kill La Kill, Darling In The Franxx, Little Witch Academia, and their most recent work is SSSS. Dynazenon, released on April 2, 2021, until June 18, 2021, anime marked the studio’s 10th-anniversary project. They have worked on Anime Films like Promare, Little Witch Academia, and Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade.
What Do We Know About Kill La Kill Season 2 Thus Far?
While some anime is pure entertainment for fan service and goes at a turtle’s pace, Kill La Kill defied all odds. It kept everything into the giant cauldron of ingredients, from action to sexual content and even comedy. After the end of Season 1 in 2014, each week has seemed to look a lot less bright, and we’ve questioned the studio over a possible Season 2 in the future. After a month since its last episode of Season 1, the studio gave us the OVA episodes. Since then, they have been tight-lipped for over seven years. This makes fans consider the low probability that there may not be Season 2.
What Are Fans Saying About Kill La Kill Season 2?
After such a hardcore anime that had everything one could imagine and having the fans feel hungrier for Season 2, the studio decided not to make any official announcement or work on Season 2 anytime in the future.
Fans have, however, filled the discussion groups related to the anime about how they feel about the whole plot and characters. With a 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, fans have expressed heavy love and support for the anime calling it their favorite go-to anime to get a good laugh and enjoy their time. Other fans said the series to be hypersexualized, with the last episode having none of the characters wearing clothes at all. The fan service is present, but as the attacks increase, it gets better.
Will There Be Kill La Kill Season 2?
Seven years have passed.
The studio has taken over other ventures such as Little Witch Academy, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners animated series, which will be released on Netflix in 2022; there is no sign of Kill La Kill Season 2.
Let’s break it down over why they should make Season 2 for the anime. The manga has over three volumes, the anime had over 9362 sales in the autumn of 2013, and fans worldwide had expressed immense love and support for the unique style of the anime. Google trends show an increase in the number of searches for the show since its release. So, in short, the anime should be getting a remake for Season 2, but it seems that the studio is not ready to take on this path and is more invested in other anime series for now.
When Will Kill La Kill Season 2 Be Released?
Seven years since the release of the last OVA episode of Kill La Kill, and since, then the producers as well as the studio have drawn their curtains over the anime and have deemed it finished in their point of view.
However, we as fans have not lost hope and are hopeful that the studio may resume its work on Season 2 of the anime in the coming fall of 2021. Hopefully, we can see it being released somewhere around 2022-2023 if the studio plans to work on it. Until then, we hope for the best!
What Can We Expect in Season 2 of Kill La Kill?
The anime did not end in a cliffhanger, nor did it leave any stone unturned when finishing off the last episode; unlike other studios, they completed the plot and the story till the very last episode.
The producers will probably bring a different story and plot for Season 2 with a whole new form of action, jokes, and some more sexual content that is not too much to fall in the hentai category. We can expect to see Ryuko brandishing the new powers of her double-sided scissors and getting on a new adventure with her friends, and putting an end to the wrong and evil. It all comes down to the studio, and the producers who, we pray, will get a change of heart and start working on Season 2 of our favorite anime series Kill La Kill!