List of Kill la Kill episodes

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Cover of the first Kill la Kill DVD and Blu-ray volume.

Kill la Kill is a 2013 anime television series created and produced by Trigger. The series, directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, follows Ryuko Matoi, a girl seeking out the wielder of a scissor blade who murdered her father. Her search takes her to Honnouji Academy, where the student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin, use powerful uniforms known as Goku Uniforms to rule the school and its city in fear. Teaming up with a living uniform named Senketsu, Ryuko fights against Satsuki and the student council in order to find the answers she seeks.

Kill la Kill aired on MBS' Anime-ism programming block between October 3, 2013 and March 27, 2014,[a] also airing on TBS, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting and BS-TBS. The series was released on nine Blu-ray Disc and DVD volumes between January 8, 2014 and September 3, 2014, with an original video animation episode included on the final volume.[2][3] The series is licensed in North America by Aniplex of America and was simulcasted on Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Daisuki.net.[4][5][6] On television, the series aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block from February 8, 2015 to August 2, 2015.[7] In Australia and New Zealand the series is streamed by Madman Entertainment.[8] The show is available in the United Kingdom by Wakanim and is streamed on the All the Anime website.[9]

The series uses four pieces of theme music: two opening themes and two ending themes. For the first fifteen episodes, the opening theme is "Sirius" (シリウス, Shiriusu) by Eir Aoi, while the ending theme is "Gomen ne, Iiko ja Irarenai." (ごめんね、いいコじゃいられない。, "Sorry, I'm Done Being a Good Kid.") by Miku Sawai.[10] From episode sixteen onwards, the opening theme is "Ambiguous" by Garnidelia, while the ending theme is "Shin Sekai Kōkyōgaku" (新世界交響楽, "New World Symphony") by Sayonara Ponytail.[11][12]

Episode list[edit]

The title of each episode is named after a Japanese classical pop song selected from within the iTunes collection of Kill la Kill head writer Kazuki Nakashima, an idea which he came up with as he wrote the script.[13]

No. English title
Japanese title (song reference)
Original air date English air date[b]
1 "If Only I Had Thorns Like a Thistle..."
"Azami no Gotoku Toge Areba" (あざみのごとく棘あれば) 
October 3, 2013 February 8, 2015
Ryuko Matoi transfers into Honnouji Academy, a high school dominated by its fearsome student council, who wear powerful Goku Uniforms that grant them superhuman abilities. Searching for clues to her father's murder, Ryuko confronts the student council president, Satsuki Kiryuin, demanding for the owner of the other half of a giant red scissor blade she wields. Ryuko is easily beaten by the boxing club captain, Takaharu Fukuroda, who uses the power of his Two-Star Goku Uniform. Fleeing to her ruined home nearby, Ryuko is dropped down a trapdoor by her homeroom teacher, Aikuro Mikisugi. She lands in a basement and discovers a living sailor uniform that forcibly puts itself on her. The next day, Takaharu prepares to sentence Ryuko's friendly classmate Mako Mankanshoku to death for treason. Ryuko arrives to rescue her and confronts Takaharu again, this time using her new uniform's powers to defeat him and destroy his Goku Uniform. Afterwards, Ryuko questions Satsuki again about the wielder of the other scissor blade, the one responsible for killing her father. 
2 "So Sexy She Might Pass Out"
"Kizetsu Suru Hodo Nayamashii" (気絶するほど悩ましい) 
October 10, 2013 February 15, 2015
Ryuko is fatigued after her battle and flees, passing out and ending up in the care of the Mankanshoku family. That night, Ryuko recalls how she was introduced to the uniform, which she decides to name Senketsu, who was created by her father, Isshin Matoi. The next day, Ryuko comes across the tennis club captain, Omiko Hakodate, who knocks her away when Senketsu fails to activate. She is found by Aikuro, who explains Senketsu is a Kamui that requires her blood to operate, providing her with a glove to help her in this regard. He offers to provide more information about Senketsu in exchange for Omiko's defeat. Ryuko goes to face Omiko which, after some interference from Mako, results in a tennis match between the two. Ryuko gets off to a rough start, but eventually manages to fight back by using her scissor blade as her own tennis racket and destroys Omiko's Two-Star Goku Uniform, winning the match on a technicality. Afterwards, Satsuki herself appears before Ryuko to challenge her to a fight, but Ryuko flees due to the lack of her blood remaining. 
3 "Junketsu"
"Junketsu" (純潔) 
October 17, 2013 February 22, 2015
Aikuro tells Ryuko about the Life Fibers that give the Goku Uniforms their unique properties, with Kamui being uniforms made entirely of Life Fibers. He goes on to explain that Isshin entrusted him to give Senketsu to Ryuko following his death. Meanwhile, Satsuki, who is frustrated that Ryuko wore a Kamui before her, puts on a Kamui named Junketsu that has been sealed away by her family. The next day, Satsuki confronts Ryuko in her Junketsu, overwhelming Ryuko with her new power and showing no shame in her appearance. After hearing Mako's advice that she should get completely naked, Ryuko comes to understand the true nature of a Kamui and unleashes its full power, allowing her to fight on equal ground with Satsuki. After Ryuko vows to crush Satsuki's ambitions in order to get the answers she seeks, Satsuki challenges her with facing every student she throws at her until they once again meet. 
4 "Dawn of a Miserable Morning"
"Totemo Fukō na Asa ga Kita" (とても不幸な朝が来た) 
October 24, 2013 March 1, 2015
While Senketsu is laundered, Ryuko is faced with "No Tardies Day", a school event where students must avoid expulsion by navigating a trap-filled obstacle course and reach school on time. Ryuko and Mako make their way across the perilous course along with their injured classmate Maiko Ogure, while the Mankanshoku family attempt to deliver Senketsu to Ryuko. After hijacking an armored bus, the girls manage to make it to the school grounds with fifteen minutes left. However, Maiko reveals herself to be the head of trap development for the disciplinary committee, who steals Senketsu and puts him on in a bid to overthrow Satsuki. Senketsu immobilizes her and allows Ryuko to retrieve him. With five minutes remaining, Maiko sets off one more trap to send Ryuko and Mako back to the start of the course. The two reach class on time using an express cable car, while Ira Gamagoori, the disciplinary committee chair and one of the Elite Four, expels Maiko for her treachery. 
5 "Trigger"
"Hikigane" (銃爪(ヒキガネ)) 
October 31, 2013 March 8, 2015
A sniper named Tsumugu Kinagase targets Ryuko, but is interrupted by the gardening club. After dealing with the biology club, Ryuko is attacked by Tsumugu, who holds her down and demands for her to strip, but retreats when he is interrupted by Aikuro. That night, Aikuro tells Tsumugu to leave Ryuko alone, but Tsumugu is concerned that Senketsu could be a greater threat than the Kiryuins. The next day, Ryuko confronts Tsumugu, but their fight is interrupted by the gardening, rakugo and poetry clubs. Senketsu gives himself up to protect Ryuko, but Mako stands up to Tsumugu and returns Senketsu to Ryuko. As Tsumugu comes to understand the bond between Ryuko and Senketsu, they are confronted by Nonon Jakuzure, one of the Elite Four, but Tsumugu helps the two escape. 
6 "Don't Toy With Me on a Whim"
"Kibun Shidai de Semenaide" (気分次第で責めないで) 
November 7, 2013 March 15, 2015
After Ryuko learns of Aikuro's connection with Tsumugu, she tries to press Aikuro for more information, but does not get much outside of his organization's name, Nudist Beach. Meanwhile, Uzu Sanageyama, another of the Elite Four, gets permission from Satsuki to fight against Ryuko himself. The next day, Uzu challenges Ryuko, facing against her in his Three-Star Goku Uniform, Blade Regalia. He has the advantage due to his fast eyesight reading all of Ryuko's moves, but Ryuko overcomes this by using a part of her uniform to block Uzu's vision, allowing her to defeat him and destroy his uniform. Refusing to give up, Uzu undergoes a drastic operation to sew his eyes shut and challenges Ryuko again the following day, this time using his other senses to predict her moves and completely overwhelm her. However, before Uzu can deliver the final blow, his Goku Uniform overheats due to him being more powerful than it can handle, giving Ryuko the opportunity to escape. 
7 "A Loser I Can't Hate"
"Nikumi Kirenai Rokudenashi" (憎みきれないろくでなし) 
November 14, 2013 March 22, 2015
Hearing about how many students have been starting their own clubs to become eligible to get better uniforms, and thus better living rights, Ryuko decides to start her own fight club, assigning Mako as the club president to handle all the paperwork and meetings. As Ryuko increases the club's reputation by defeating other club presidents, Mako manages to earn a One-Star Goku Uniform, upgrading the Mankanshoku family to a better apartment. Mako's determination to preserve her family's newfound happiness moves the family up to an even more luxurious lifestyle. However, Ryuko starts to feel lonely as Mako becomes more serious about her presidential duties and the other family members indulge in their wealth. Just as Ryuko decides to resign from the fight club, Satsuki gives Mako a Two-Star Goku Uniform, telling her to defeat Ryuko if she wants to keep her life of luxury. Ryuko takes the brunt of Mako's attacks, which leads to Mako eventually realizing the error of her ways, disbanding the fight club and returning to her life in the slums. Meanwhile, Satsuki reveals that by using Ryuko to purge the weaker clubs, she will restructure the student council by holding a snap election
8 "I Will Wipe My Own Tears"
"Ore no Namida wa Ore ga Fuku" (俺の涙は俺が拭く) 
November 21, 2013 March 29, 2015
Satsuki announces her new Naturals Election scheme where students must survive a seven-day battle royal to earn Goku Uniforms. Meanwhile, Ryuko takes Mako to the ruins of her old house, where she shares about the circumstances surrounding her father's death. Finding no further clues, Ryuko and Mako head home, but their scooter runs out of gas. Ira drives them to the gas station, but during their ride, they are attacked by the automotive and airsoft clubs. Ira absorbs the hits, which power up his Goku Uniform, and lays waste to his opponents. The next week, Satsuki has the remaining contenders scramble onto pillars in a king of the hill game, but Ryuko and the Elite Four easily secure their positions. There, Satsuki declares that Ryuko must defeat each of the Elite Four in exchange for details concerning her father's death, with her first opponent being Ira. 
9 "A Once in a Lifetime Chance"
"Chansu wa Ichido" (チャンスは一度) 
November 28, 2013 April 5, 2015
As Ryuko awaits the time for her battle against Ira, Aikuro asks her to drop out of the match, warning that she is not ready to face the Elite Four, to which she naturally declines. The battle soon begins, with Ira activating his Shackle Regalia, attacking himself in order to provide the power needed to transform into Scourge Regalia. Ryuko finds that the Shackle Regalia also serves as an armor protecting its Life Fibers, and is unable to damage the Shackle Regalia without powering up the Scourge Regalia form. Undeterred, Ryuko keeps on attacking, forcing Ira to bring out Scourge Regalia's full power, and he attempts to forcefully mold Ryuko into a model student. However, Senketsu sets a plan into motion by pulling Ryuko out of her synchronized mode, allowing her to use Senketsu's fangs to break into Ira's uniform and destroy it from the inside using a new form, Senketsu Senjin, thereby winning the match. 
10 "I Want to Know More About You"
"Anata o Motto Shiritakute" (あなたを・もっと・知りたくて) 
December 5, 2013 April 12, 2015
Houka Inumuta uses his Three-Star Goku Uniform, Probe Regalia, to analyze Ryuko's fighting abilities and to anticipate her movements. When Ryuko counteracts this by fighting haphazardly, Houka resorts to Optical Camouflage, cloaking himself and fighting her while invisible. Ryuko counters again by expanding and draping Senketsu's eye across the battle arena, which leaves him unable to evade, and then swatting the entire platform. Unwilling to lose the data he has gathered on Senketsu, Houka forfeits the match before Ryuko can destroy his uniform. Nonon, who is up next to fight, activates her Three-Star Goku Uniform, which initially is an array of speakers that attacks with sound called Symphony Regalia Grave, but later transforms into a hovering airship called Symphony Regalia Presto. She attempts to eliminate Ryuko by destroying the battle arena, but Ryuko activates a new aerial form, Senketsu Shippu, to remain in the match. Troubled by how quickly Senketsu has been evolving, Aikuro contacts Tsumugu, who makes his way to Honnouji Academy. 
11 "I'm Not Your Cute Woman"
"Kawaii Onna to Yobanai de" (可愛い女と呼ばないで) 
December 12, 2013 April 19, 2015
Although Ryuko tries to take advantage of her flight and goes straight for Satsuki, Nonon intervenes until Ryuko destroys Nonon's airship with her own missile. However, Nonon puts on an encore performance unleashing her uniform's second form, Symphony Regalia Da Capo, using its music to disrupt Ryuko's communication with Senketsu. However, Ryuko manages to defeat Nonon and destroy her uniform by using Senketsu Mubyoshi to negate and repel the sound waves back at her. Meanwhile, Tsumugu delivers a peculiar bullet to Aikuro, who is prepared to use it on Ryuko should the need arise. Just as Ryuko and Uzu are about to begin their match, a mysterious girl appears between them, who Satsuki recognizes as Nui Harime, the Grand Couturier of the Revocs Corporation owned by her mother, Ragyo Kiryuin. Nui instantly pulls apart Uzu's uniform by breaking its Banshi, the Life Fiber that holds the uniform together. Receiving permission to fight Ryuko from a disconcerted Satsuki, Nui pulls out a purple scissor blade and tells Ryuko that she was the one who killed Isshin, sending Ryuko into a fury. 
12 "Spit Your Sadness Away"
"Kanashimi ni Tsuba o Kakero" (悲しみにつばをかけろ) 
December 19, 2013 April 26, 2015
As Ryuko furiously attacks her, Nui recalls six months ago how she killed Isshin with the Rending Scissors he himself created and stole one of its blades, having her left eye slashed in the process. The boiling blood of Ryuko's rage has an adverse effect on Senketsu, causing him to go berserk and consume her, resulting in a monstrous form. Mako and her family head towards the scene in order to save Ryuko from dying of blood loss, while Tsumugu tries to draw Nui away to give Aikuro the opportunity to use the adhesive bullet on Ryuko. Satsuki dons her Kamui in order to stop Ryuko, but it is Mako who manages to slap Ryuko to her senses and return her to her normal self, saving her life. Angered by Nui's interference, Satsuki bans her from the school grounds. Several days later, as Ryuko recovers from her battle, Satsuki reveals that she was the one who ordered Nui to steal the Render Scissors from Isshin, before announcing that Ryuko's battles with the Elite Four have helped her perfect the Goku Uniforms, and they can take over every school that opposes them. 
13 "Crazy for You"
"Kimi ni Barabara... Toiu Kanji" (君に薔薇薔薇…という感じ) 
January 9, 2014 May 3, 2015
Satsuki prepares a raid on Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe, issuing students with new Goku Uniforms created based on the data from Ryuko's battles. Meanwhile, Ryuko continues to sulk over losing control of Senketsu and is unwilling to wear him. She is approached by Shinjiro Nagita, a suspended student and former newspaper club member, who pleads her to join the fight against Satsuki's war efforts, but she refuses. The next day, Mako gets roped into the raid trip for distributing Shinjiro's underground newspaper. Encouraged by Senketsu, Ryuko puts him on to help Shinjiro, who reveals himself to be a disguised Nui, having done so to trick Ryuko into donning Senketsu again. Unable to fight at her full strength out of fear of losing control again, Ryuko is defeated by Nui, and Senketsu is torn to pieces. After Satsuki forces Nui to retreat, she takes all but one of Senketsu's scraps so that they may be distributed to suitable hosts to provide combat data during the raid trip. 
14 "Ride Like the Wind"
"Isoge Kaze no Yō ni" (急げ風のように) 
January 16, 2014 May 10, 2015
Awakening in Aikuro's hideout, Ryuko discovers Senketsu's consciousness still lives in the scarf that she managed to hold onto. After learning what has happened to his other pieces, Ryuko heads towards the Kansai region, where Satsuki has begun her raid operation. As the Elite Four attack the main schools in the tri-city area, Ryuko interrupts each of their raids and recovers the scraps that have been given to some of the students to increase their power before heading to her next destination, eventually reuniting with Mako in Osaka. With nearly all of Senketsu's pieces gathered, Ryuko prepares to face Satsuki, who possesses the glove that makes up the final piece. 
15 "Don't Stop Me Now"
"Dōnimo Tomaranai" (どうにもとまらない) 
January 23, 2014 May 17, 2015
Satsuki confronts the money-hungry boss of Osaka, Kaneo Takarada, who fights against her using his Dotonbori Robo suit. However, he is thwarted by the arrival of the Elite Four and their new Three-Star Goku Uniforms, before being promptly defeated by Uzu. Ryuko soon arrives on the scene to face against Satsuki, supported by the arrival of Aikuro, Tsumugu, and their organization called Nudist Beach. While Nudist Beach fight against the Elite Four, Ryuko uses her own skin as a replacement for the glove so she can transform with Senketsu, allowing her to recover the glove from Satsuki. As Ryuko is disarmed of her scissor, she uses Senketsu to snatch Satsuki's sword from her, bringing the match to a stalemate. Ryuko coerces Satsuki into withdrawing her troops as opposed to simply killing each other, though Satsuki fulfills her objective of destroying Nudist Beach's base. As Satsuki and her troops depart, Aikuro agrees to tell Ryuko everything she needs to know. 
16 "The Girl Can't Help It"
"Onna wa Sore o Gaman Dekinai" (女はそれを我慢できない) 
January 30, 2014 May 31, 2015[c]
Satsuki returns to her mansion to recover from her battle with Ryuko. Impressed by her daughter's prowess with Junketsu, Ragyo shows Satsuki a chamber in their mansion containing the Primordial Life Fiber, a parasitic extraterrestrial that produces other fibers to feed on mankind. She then instructs Satsuki to organize a school festival as the final step in her plan to distribute COVERS, an army of Life Fiber clothing, across the world. Meanwhile, Aikuro and Tsumugu guide Ryuko and Mako to an undamaged section of their underground base. Aikuro reveals that Life Fibers are what induced humanity's evolution into Homo sapiens and the instinct to wear clothes. He further explains that Isshin, who founded Nudist Beach, created Senketsu for Ryuko to wear and fight the Kiryuins when she came of age, as she displays a high resistance to Life Fibers. Ryuko is enraged and takes him off, refusing to let him kill his own kind. Deeming them of no more worth, Tsumugu prepares to kill Ryuko and Senketsu. 
17 "Tell Me Why"
"Naze ni Omae wa" (何故にお前は) 
February 6, 2014 June 7, 2015
After Mako and Senketsu dissolve the fight between Ryuko and Tsumugu, Aikuro explains to her how Tsumugu's sister Kinue died in a Life Fiber experiment, and that Senketsu was made with Ryuko's DNA, hence why only she can wear and communicate with him. Meanwhile, Honnouji Academy makes preparations for a cultural and sports festival to celebrate Ragyo visiting the school. Learning that this a cover up for a final experiment in which all of Honnouji City will be sacrificed to the Life Fibers, Ryuko and the others head for Honnouji Academy, where the ceremony has begun. As Ragyo begins having the Life Fibers devouring everyone in the stadium, Ryuko and company arrive on the scene. Satsuki suddenly stabs Ragyo through the back and announces her rebellion against Ragyo and the Life Fibers, revealing this to be the purpose she has built Honnouji Academy for. 
18 "Into the Night"
"Yoru e Isogu Hito" (夜へ急ぐ人) 
February 13, 2014 June 14, 2015
After freeing all the trapped students and citizens from the Life Fibers, the Elite Four fight against Nui while Mako helps with the evacuation. Meanwhile, Satsuki reveals how Ragyo had used her in Life Fiber experiments, along with her newborn sister, who was discarded by Ragyo when the experiment allegedly failed. However, Ragyo, who is able to heal her injuries, breaks free and takes control of the students using Mind Stitching, turning them into her personal army. As Aikuro and Tsumugu fight against them, Ragyo takes control of Ryuko, pitting her against Satsuki, but Ryuko manages to break out of it with her own will. Ryuko fights against Nui while Satsuki goes to fight Ragyo, slicing off her head. However, Ragyo survives due to her Life Fiber being unsevered, completely overpowering Satsuki and stealing her Junketsu for herself. As an army of COVERS appear in the sky, Ragyo pulls out Ryuko's heart, which is covered in Life Fibers, revealing her to be Ragyo's presumed deceased daughter. 
19 "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
"Tadoritsuitara Itsumo Amefuri" (たどりついたらいつも雨ふり) 
February 20, 2014 June 21, 2015
As the COVERS capture citizens, including Mako, Satsuki triggers an explosion to destroy the stadium. One month later, the Elite Four have joined up with Nudist Beach to fight against the COVERS that have taken over Japan. Ryuko has remained in a coma since the battle, while Satsuki is held captive by Ragyo. In their backstory, Soichiro Kiryuin, who was Satsuki's father and Ragyo's husband, had faked his own death and went under the new identity Isshin Matoi in order to raise Ryuko and prepare his revenge against Ragyo. Nudist Beach and the Elite Four use devices to extract humans from their COVERS imprisonment, freeing Mako. Ryuko awakens from her slumber and goes on her own rampage. Because of her monster persona, Ryuko vows that she will never put Senketsu on again. 
20 "Far from the Madding Crowd"
"Tōku Gunshū o Hanarete" (とおく群衆を離れて) 
February 27, 2014 June 28, 2015
Paper clones of Ragyo and Nui appear before Ryuko, coaxing her into travelling to Honnouji Academy to confront them. Unwilling to help anyone, Ryuko heads off alone. After hacking into Honnouji Academy's security cameras and finding Satsuki's location, Ryuko's allies find out from Satsuki's actions that she is planning something. With renewed resolve, they set forth on Aikuro's Naked Sol warship and head towards Honnouji Academy to join the fight. Ryuko arrives and takes on Nui, who is also revealed to have a Life Fiber body. Ragyo ensnares Ryuko and forces her to wear Junketsu, starting to rewrite her memories. Meanwhile, Satsuki escapes from her confinement and rejoins Nudist Beach on the Naked Sol. As Ryuko, now clad in Junketsu, arrives on the ship to attack, Satsuki dons Senketsu and confronts Ryuko. 
21 "Incomplete"
"Mikansei" (未完成) 
March 6, 2014 July 12, 2015[d]
Satsuki and Senketsu begin their fight against Ryuko to try and bring her back to her senses, but they are easily overpowered. The Elite Four soon join the battle, distracting Ryuko, and Shiro Iori tries to use his device to remove Junketsu. However, they are interrupted by Nui, who reveals that she has stitched Junketsu to Ryuko's Life Fibers, so forcibly removing it would kill her. Meanwhile, Ragyo uses the power of the COVERS to give the Primordial Life Fiber the power of flight. As Mako tries to reason with Ryuko, Senketsu puts himself onto her to protect her. Creating an opening for Mako and Senketsu to dive inside her body, Satsuki and the others bring Ryuko back to her senses, allowing her to break free from Junketsu. 
22 "Tell Me How You Feel"
"Kuchibiru yo, Atsuku Kimi o Katare" (唇よ、熱く君を語れ) 
March 13, 2014 July 19, 2015
After removing Junketsu, Ryuko reunites with Senketsu and battles Nui, during which Ryuko recovers both scissor blades and severs Nui's arms. Nui is rescued by Ragyo's secretary, Rei Hououmaru, while the Elite Four and Nudist Beach take advantage of the COVERS used for her escape to recover their allies and Life Fibers. Afterwards, Satsuki offers to let Ryuko punch her in penance for manipulating her, but the Elite Four stand in the way of her blows. Recognizing that Satsuki also has friends who support her, Ryuko accepts her sister's apology and accepts to fight alongside her. After a reconciliatory celebration, Satsuki explains Ragyo's plan to transmit the Primordial Life Fiber's signal across Earth, absorbing all human beings into a massive Life Fiber cocoon, called the Starseed Cocoon Sphere, to cover the planet. Ryuko and Satsuki head off together to face Ragyo, while Mako, equipped with a new Two-Star Goku Uniform, stays behind with the others to defend the Naked Sol from giant-sized COVERS. 
23 "Imitation Gold"
"Imiteishon Gōrudo" (イミテイション・ゴールド) 
March 20, 2014 July 26, 2015
Ryuko and Satsuki arrive at the Primordial Life Fiber to battle Ragyo, who wields her own set of blades that prove to be resilient to their weapons. As the Primordial Life Fiber attacks the ship, the Elite Four don new Three-Star Goku Uniforms to assist Mako. During the battle, Ragyo bisects Ryuko, but this is revealed to be a plan laid out by Ryuko, who has Satsuki distract Ragyo while Ryuko heals in the ocean and targets the Life Fiber. Mako uses her sheer willpower, along with the support of the other Honnouji Academy students, to launch the Naked Sol like a giant dagger to split through the Primordial Life Fiber. Spurred on by their arrival, Ryuko manages to cut through the core of the Life Fiber and send it crashing down. Nui finishes preparations for the ultimate Kamui, Shinra-Koketsu, and Raygo wears it while absorbing Rei to power it up. Ryuko and the others prepare to end their duel with Ragyo once and for all. 
24 "Past the Infinite Darkness"
"Hateshinaki Yami no Kanata ni" (果てしなき闇の彼方に) 
March 27, 2014 August 2, 2015[17]
Ragyo uses Shinra-Koketsu's powers of Absolute Submission to negate the effects of everyone else's Life Fibers. She then revives the Primordial Life Fiber to fuse everyone with it, but Senketsu, who is immune to Ragyo's ability, manages to knock Rei out of Shinra-Koketsu and restore everyone's power. This allows the Elite Four and Nudist Beach to destroy the satellite uplink while Ryuko and Satsuki deal a critical blow to Ragyo. However, Nui fuses herself with the Primordial Life Fiber and combines with Ragyo, enabling her to launch into space where she activates the satellite manually, covering the world in the Starseed Cocoon Sphere. Ryuko absorbs her allies' Goku Uniforms to form Senketsu-Kisaragi and battle Ragyo, taking her attacks to provide Senketsu with the power needed to absorb Shinra-Koketsu and finally eliminate all of the Life Fibers. Refusing to surrender, Ragyo kills herself by ripping out and destroying her own heart. Senketsu uses the last of his strength to return Ryuko safely to Earth, where she reunites with her friends and family. With the world now free to wear whatever clothes they want, Ryuko begins a new life with Mako and Satsuki. 
25 (OVA) "Goodbye Again"
"Sayonara o Mōichido" (さよならをもう一度) 
September 3, 2014
(DVD/Blu-Ray Only)
April 28, 2015
(DVD/Blu-Ray Only)
Two weeks after the battle against Ragyo, a graduation ceremony is held at Honnouji Academy, which is due to be dissolved. The ceremony is interrupted by duplicates of Satsuki and the Elite Four wearing Junketsu and Goku Uniforms. As Ryuko and the real Elite Four fight the doppelgangers, the real Satsuki and Mako are held captive by Rei, the true culprit who is attempting to exact revenge on Satsuki for her treachery. Rei attempts to take control of a giant mech formed from Honnouji Academy itself, but Mako manages to briefly override it, encouraging Ryuko and the Elite Four to defeat the clones. Ryuko is knocked down a pit by Rei, but she hears Senketsu's voice and receives the Rending Scissors, managing to transmogrify them into even larger blades, Scissor Blades Alumni Mode, to finally destroy the mech, while Satsuki convinces Rei to surrender peacefully. Afterwards, everyone bids their farewells to Honnouji Academy as it sinks to the bottom of the sea along with the Rending Scissors, while Ryuko takes comfort from Mako knowing that Senketsu is always with her. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As the television series aired in MBS' "Thursday 26:05" time slot[1] (Friday 2:05 JST), its premiere technically occurred on October 4, 2013.
  2. ^ Adult Swim used an after midnight schedule for Toonami, so the show's programming guide lists the dates for its shows on the Saturday night, February 7, 2015, which is technically the same as Sunday morning, February 8, 2015. The English airdates shown in this list will reflect the actual date.[14]
  3. ^ On May 23, 2015, Adult Swim ran an episode of Dragon Ball Z Kai followed by a marathon of episodes 10-15.[15] The English dub of Episode 16 aired on Adult Swim on May 30.
  4. ^ On the broadcast night of July 4, 2015, Adult Swim hosted a DBZ-a-thon where they played six episodes of Dragon Ball Z and an episode of Attack on Titan.[16] The English dub of Episode 21 aired on command, Swim on July 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TVアニメ『キルラキル KILL la KILL』 番組サイト" (in Japanese). MBS. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Official website" (in Japanese). Aniplex. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Last Kill la Kill Blu-ray/DVD to Include Unaired Episode". Anime News Network. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
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