Plans for "Gurren Lagann" Director's New Girls School Battle Anime Revealed

Hiroyuki Imaishi reunites with "Gurren Lagann" staff on "Kill La Kill"

While the issue of Newtype magazine promising to reveal the details about Hiroyuki Imaishi's (Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt) latest project has not hit stands in Japan, the details for the project have leaked online. Kill La Kill will be a 2-cours battle action show set in an all girls high school, reuniting Imaishi with Gurren Lagann's Kazuki Nakashima on writing and Sushio on character designs.


Produced by the home to plenty of former Gainax talent, Trigger, the upcoming anime will follow Ryuuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuuin. Satsuki transfers into school, sword in hand, and attempts to subjugate the student body, while a revenge driven Ryuuko tries to stop her. Themes for the two are “UNIFORM X REVENGE” and “UNIFORM X DOMINATION”. 


In the development of the series, character drama concerning the rivalry between these became a driving force on a project that was described as originally being more strictly battle oriented.


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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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