26 January 2014 | Rnorris22
Straight off the bat, I'll admit that I'm not that much of an avid anime watcher. I adore Attack on Titan (and RWBY, but I'm not sure if that counts as "real" anime) but overall, I usually stay away from anime television shows. But Kill La Kill, my God, that sure caught my eye. Many believe that the story of Kill La Kill isn't the strongest, whereas I believe that it is one of its better areas. Looking back, I can't say I recollect any similar synopses compared to other shows. (IMDB states that 1985's 'Sukeban Deka' was an influence to the creators, but I have never heard of this series before, and it ended in 1982, leaving a void to fill) Kill La Kill has certainly filled this gap.
The first episodes very quickly set the precedent and foundations of the story, while remaining entertaining. Ryuko and her lovable though overly-obsessive friend Mako lead us on a very enjoyable ride through Honnouji Academy, where Ryuko aims to discover the identity of her father's killer.
Overall, a very absorbing, riveting story, combined with relatable and lovable characters and simple yet sharp animation creates a perfect mould for an extremely fascinating TV show. With the series looking to be running into late March/early April 2014, there is still plenty of time to start from the beginning to catch the end before the season draws to a close.
If you can look past the possible over-sexualisations and spontaneity, I thoroughly recommend this anime, even for those not necessarily of the anime persuasion.