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My Analysis on the name "Kill la Kill"
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Posted 3/21/14 , edited 3/21/14
So during Japanese class today, I was wondering what "Kill la Kill" could possibly mean.

That got me thinking.

So after 20 minutes or so, I figured it out (or at least I think I have). It's not as difficult as I thought, those crafty fellows over at TRIGGER thought they could just release an anime with a name like this and not expect an analysis!? BLASPHEMY! So here it is!



thanks for reading!
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Posted 3/21/14
Nicely done. I'm not too knowledgeable on Japanese myself, but picking up clever little tricks like this is one of the reasons I want to learn. (And when I have, I'll watch Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei again and actually get all the puns. x_x) +1 for pointing this out.
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Posted 3/21/14
That makes sense.
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Posted 3/21/14
Interesting! I guess there's another meaning of it.

Kiryuin Ragyo Kill (or 切る)

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Posted 3/21/14

echt wrote:

Interesting! I guess there's another meaning of it.

Kiryuin Ragyo Kill (or 切る)

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Posted 3/22/14
I always assumed it was parody like title to the Kill Bill.They both very similar in terms to certain themes
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Posted 3/22/14
Also, the French la is feminine. That designate the clothing as feminine. Our primary antagonist happens to be female. So... Good job!
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Posted 3/22/14
According to Wikipedia:


The action-heavy plot is focused on fights with school uniforms infused with "life fibers" that grant their wearers superpowers, but the series also explores themes of power and domination through clothing. According to director Hiroyuki Imaishi, much of the plot is based on the observation that the Japanese pronunciation of the words "fashion" and "fascism" is the same, as is that of "school uniform" and "conquest", and that the titular kiru may mean "kill", "to cut", or "to wear".


So that pretty much is the basis for this show being what it is.
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Posted 3/27/14
I always thought it was meant as kill or be killed. Still cool, as for the french i thought it was to do with ragyo/clothing i.e cat walk/fashion.
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Posted 3/27/14
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Posted 3/27/14
i was thinking soemthing along the lines of "Kill the killer"
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Posted 3/28/14 , edited 3/28/14
Just throwing out my 2 cents. Fascism and Fashion are NOT pronounced the same in Japanese. Fascism is Fa-shi-zumu (ファシズム) and Fashion is Fashion (ファッション). Wiki has been updated. I'm surprised many just took the word for it and nobody caught it all this time.

Source: I speak Japanese natively and https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ファシズム

Anyway, great show!
Posted 3/28/14
*Mindblown*
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Posted 3/28/14
I never even thought about the title o.o
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Holy crap, mindblown as well. I didn't see that coming, and I should have!!!
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