After a long week of stoking anticipation on Twitter, the three minute preview of fall's Kill La Kill anime has been revealed. The first original anime series from new home for top ex-Gainax talent, Trigger reunites Gurren Lagann director Hiroyuki Imaishi and writer Kazuki Nakashima.
The anime driven by character dynamics and explosive battles between fiery rebel schoolgirl Ryuuko (Ami Koshimizu - MAOYU's Maō, Code Geass' Kallen) and commanding Satsuki (Ryoka Yuzuki - Naruto's Ino, Queen's Blade's Cattleya). The two are respectively described by the themes “UNIFORM X REVENGE” and “UNIFORM X DOMINATION.”
Similarly, the anime is being framed as a dialectic between its creators. Newtype quotes Imaishi saying, "ever since Gurren Lagann, Nakajima balances out my irresponsible and childish impulses with adult rationale and reason, while keeping things fun. Not only that, that "'fun' approach fits me very well. So the work is made really easy. I'd like to work with Nakajima loads more in the future, if he doesn't mind."
Nakajima, a playright and novelist in addition to being an anime writer, says, "in terms of Trigger, Kill La Kill is a work that'd express both the spirit of Inferno Cop and the imagination behind Little Witch Academia."
Speaking up for the new studio, Imaishi interjected, "The spirit of Inferno Cop? Umm … it'd be better not to create misunderstandings (lol). Well, let's go with the FULL MIGHT OF TRIGGER."
Other credits include Akira Amemiya (animation director on Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) as Assistant Director in KLK; You Yoshinari as Set Designer, and Shigeto Koyama (Gurren Lagann, Eureka Seven, Star Driver) as Art Director. Hironori Toba (Gurren Lagann, IdolM@ster, Angel Beats) is the producer on the October MBS show.
Ryuuko Matoi - Ami Koshimizu
Satsuki Kiryuuin - Ryoka Yuzuki
Mako Mankanshoku - Aya Suzaki
Hoka Inumuta - Hiroyuki Yoshino
Nonon Jakuzure - Mayumi Shintani
Uzu Sanageyama - Nobuyuki Hiyama
Aikuro Mikisugi - Shinichiro Miki
Ira Gamagori - Tetsu Inada
enketsu Toshihiko Seki - Toshihiko Seki