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My Analysis on the name "Kill la Kill"
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Those cleaver bastards, now THAT'S entertainment! Possibly the best show of the year so far in my opinion unless something this year comes out that tops it, but I think it will be impossible.
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animefan1254 wrote:
Those cleaver bastards, now THAT'S entertainment! Possibly the best show of the year so far in my opinion unless something this year comes out that tops it, but I think it will be impossible.

Maybe jojo depending on how they go about it.
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animefan1254 wrote:

Those cleaver bastards, now THAT'S entertainment! Possibly the best show of the year so far in my opinion unless something this year comes out that tops it, but I think it will be impossible.


I agree! Will be very very hard to top this! And they ARE clever bastards XD
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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!

PROBLEM!

You've left something out.

Kill la Kill is said "Kill la Kill" and spelled in Katakana, not Kanji or Hiragana. The title is an English loan word title with dual meanings.

While the average Japanese goer might use the Hiragana when they say the title, Kill la Kill specifically uses the Katakana and speaks with a strong sense of English, as the L's are properly stressed and not turned into R's or "Ru's" as the Hiragana(the only know Hiragana ok?) character you have there in picture 2 reads.

Kiru might mean cut, but Kill means kill AND is one of the more known English words....I don't know why.

Ergo, while everything you did is totally correct, I believe the translation/real name is "Kill the Clothing" which is accurate all the way to episode 1 and the initial premise of the show.
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animefan1254 wrote:

Those cleaver bastards, now THAT'S entertainment! Possibly the best show of the year so far in my opinion unless something this year comes out that tops it, but I think it will be impossible.


I'm hoping either The world is still beautiful, new Fairy Tail, or Mekaku city actors tops it. Also, there's SAO 2... and Amagi Brilliant Park which I'm hoping will be good.

Don't get me wrong. This was my second favorite one so far, but I hope other good studios than Trigger exist as well lol.
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animefan1254 wrote:

Those cleaver bastards, now THAT'S entertainment! Possibly the best show of the year so far in my opinion unless something this year comes out that tops it, but I think it will be impossible.


I'm hoping either The world is still beautiful, new Fairy Tail, or Mekaku city actors tops it. Also, there's SAO 2... and Amagi Brilliant Park which I'm hoping will be good.

Don't get me wrong. This was my second favorite one so far, but I hope other good studios than Trigger exist as well lol.



To me I don't even think SAO II will beat it and I love SAO. I went to a panel when they premiered the American dub at AB last year. kLk had everything so to me until something better comes out, it's #1 in my eyes.

Good studios are hard to come by these days, but it not as much the studio but the product they produce.
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animefan1254 wrote:


dniv wrote:


animefan1254 wrote:

Those cleaver bastards, now THAT'S entertainment! Possibly the best show of the year so far in my opinion unless something this year comes out that tops it, but I think it will be impossible.


I'm hoping either The world is still beautiful, new Fairy Tail, or Mekaku city actors tops it. Also, there's SAO 2... and Amagi Brilliant Park which I'm hoping will be good.

Don't get me wrong. This was my second favorite one so far, but I hope other good studios than Trigger exist as well lol.



To me I don't even think SAO II will beat it and I love SAO. I went to a panel when they premiered the American dub at AB last year. kLk had everything so to me until something better comes out, it's #1 in my eyes.

Good studios are hard to come by these days, but it not as much the studio but the product they produce.


Well I read Light novels and I can say SAO II will be way better than SAO 1. :lol:

Kill la kill was great to, so I'm hoping for some other stuff as well... though I've heard a lot of hype for Mekaku City Actors. It might be hyped on similar levels as Kill la Kill actually...
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This article backs it up> Not only that but how school uniforms are military uniforms. Really interesting article!


Kill la Kill: The Fashion of Fascism
Posted on November 17, 2013 by Andy Lee Chaisiri
http://art-eater.com/2013/11/kill-la-kill-the-fashion-of-fascism/

Dressed to Kill

When a show begins with a history lesson on fascism you wonder if it’s supopse to mean something. Luckily for us, the director of Kill la Kill, Hiroyuki Imaishi (of FLCL and Gurren Lagann fame) explains it outright: “When Japanese pronounce the english words ‘fashion’ and ‘fascism’, it sounds nearly the same.” and from there many more puns sprung forth and formed the key words to Kill la Kill’s plot.

English Japanese Pronounced
Fashion ファッション Fashhon
Fascism ファッショ Fassho
Kill/Cut キル Kiru
To wear (clothes) 着る Kiru
Sailor Uniform 制服 Seifuku
Conquest 征服 Seifuku


This is a story of fashion, fascism, and conquest through the power of blood soaked school uniforms.

Kill la Kill may be a fictional tale but it’s theme is one rooted in history. At the turn of the 20th century Japan was rapidly modernizing every fiber of its being, incluing its school uniforms and military. By 1932, their democracy ended in a bloody military coup (and attempted murder of Charlie Chaplin, but that’s another story…). Uniformed youth groups were a common tactic of fascist governments in molding the youth to be the soldiers of tomorrow. Today Japan is a pacifist nation that has disavowed war, but now there are talks of amending their peace constitution to rebuild the military, which has drawn criticism from prominent figures in animation such as Hayao Miyazaki. Could Kill la Kill also be commentary on contemporary Japanese politics? Am I reading too much into a pun? Who knows.

More cool infro at Blog


Another Good Article


Kill la Kill: The Sin of Clothing
Posted on February 18, 2014 by Andy Lee Chaisiri
http://art-eater.com

“What is clothing?”

“SIN! MAN’S ORIGINAL SIN!”

“Indeed… clothing is sin. When man ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge he became ashamed of his nakedness and covered his nethers. From the time humanity first gained free will as human beings it has been his fate to cover his body in the clothing called sin. Because we alone know man’s sin and create clothing for clothing’s sake!”

As Kill la Kill advances the plot at break-neck speed, the lore of its world comes out at an equally break-neck pace! While the early episodes delve into historic imagery of clothes (such as fascism), later episodes delve into the religious side of things:

Kill la Kill gives us the world-shattering revelation that it was not humanity which created clothes, it was clothing that chose the ancestor of humanity and spurred their evolution into a being that relies on clothing! This point is driven home with well known biblical imagery -

There’s a sect of Christianity called Christian naturalism that believes man’s natural state is to be naked and wearing clothes is the result of sin. To them, Adam & Eve were created pure in their nakedness until the serpent caused them to sin, so they covered themselves in leaves to hide their shame from God. God gave Adam & Eve animal skins, not for them to hide, but to show them that sin requires a blood sacrifice. Christian naturalists cite this event as the first time that bloodshed is known (an animal has to die for one to wear its skin) and all subsequent blood sacrifices, from common lambs to the Lamb of God (aka Jesus) is the price paid for this original sin.

While most Christian sects regarded the nudity the naturalists embraced as vulgar, the naturalists counter that nudity was an original state of human purity, it was when the body was covered by clothing that society began to regard nudity as lewd. Only by becoming comfortable with one’s own natural body could society’s shame be overcome.

Only by embracing the kamui can its full power be unlocked

Nudist Beach’s naked struggle against the cosmic evil that is Life Fibers takes on biblical porportions, but can humanity really stand up to its own creator? What role will the blood fueled kamui play in the end?
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