All You Need Is Kill
|All You Need is Kill|
First Japanese edition
Alexander O. Smith
|Genre||Military science fiction|
Viz Media (English)
|Publication date||December 2004 (Japanese)
|Media type||Print (light novel)|
|ISBN||ISBN 4-08-630219-5 (Japanese)
ISBN 1-4215-2761-8 (English)
All You Need Is Kill is a Japanese military science fiction light novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka with illustrations by Yoshitoshi ABe. The novel was Sakurazaka's breakthrough science-fiction novel, earning wide praise from fellow novelists including Yasutaka Tsutsui and Chōhei Kanbayashi and was entered in contention for the Seiun Awards, Japan's counterpart to the Nebula Award. The book is published in Japanese by Shueisha under their Super Dash Bunko imprint and in English by Viz Media under their 'Haikasoru' imprint.
The story is told from the perspective of Keiji Kiriya, a new recruit in the United Defense Force which fights against the mysterious 'Mimics' which have laid siege to Earth. Keiji is killed on his first sortie, but through some inexplicable phenomenon wakes up having returned to the day before the battle. This retroversal continues and he now finds himself caught in a time loop as his death and resurrection repeats time and time again. Keiji's skill as a soldier grows as he passes through each time loop in a desperate attempt to change his fate.
- Keiji Kiriya (キリヤ・ケイジ Kiriya Keiji )
- A new recruit in the United Defense Force. He finds himself caught in a time loop where he wakes up one day in the past after having been killed on the battlefield. Through the training and battles he experiences in these loops he comes into his own as a soldier.
- Rita Vrataski (リタ・ヴラタスキ)
- A U.S. special forces soldier. Highly decorated and peerless in battle, she is seen as a hero by the entire world. In reality, she was caught in a time loop just like Keiji.
- Shasta Raylle (シャスタ・レイル)
- Rita's mechanic, a bespectacled woman who collects Gashapon.
- Ferrell Bartolome (バルトロメ・フェレウ)
- Keiji's platoon sergeant. An overly fitness-conscious man who takes care of his subordinates.
In April 2010, Warner Bros. announced a film adaptation of All You Need Is Kill for 2012. Originally Brad Pitt was approached to play the lead, but he has conflicts with other films for which Warner Bros. wanted him. In October 2011, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt began talks for the project to be directed by Doug Liman. In September 2012, Bill Paxton was in discussions to play the sergeant of Tom Cruise's character. It was announced on July 15, 2013 that the title of the film had been changed to Edge of Tomorrow. It is scheduled to be released on June 6, 2014.
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