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Kill la Kill is an Action/Comedy anime series created by Trigger Studio, which first premièred on October 3, 2013. After its release, the show gained immense popularity online, spawning fanart and other derivatives.
Kill la Kill first started out as an anime series directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, who is also known for his work directing popular anime series such as Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking. The series also marks the first original anime series from Studio Trigger, a company co-founded by Hiroyuki Imaishi. The plot is set in Honnouji Academy, a fictional high school in Japan dominated by student council led by Satsuki Kiryuin. Ryuko Matoi, a transfer student, is in search of the owner of the other half of the scissor blade, the person who killed her father. Ryuko comes across a sentient sailor uniform she names Senketsu. Using Senketsu’s special abilities, Ryuko stands up against Satsuki and her henchmen to liberate Honnouji Academy and find out the truth behind her father’s murder. As well as an anime series, the show also spawned a manga adaptation, which began serialization in Young Ace magazine on October 4, 2013.
Since its original airing, the show has gained a large online following on many sites, including on Tumblr, Reddit, 4chan’s /a/ (Anime and Manga) board, Fanpop, My Anime List, and DeviantART. There are numerous sites holding information about the series, such as the Kill la Kill wiki, TV Tropes and Anime News Network. The Kill la Kill Facebook page also has over 17,000 likes.
Don’t Lose Your Way
Don’t Lose Your Way is a phrase which garnered popularity within the Kill La Kill fandom, due to the over the top delivery of the line. The line comes from a background song from the show, titled “Before My Body Is Dry”, which features in most episodes. The popularity of the line led to a number of different parodies, in a similar fashion to Gurren Lagann’s Row Row Fight The Power.