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Gurren Lagann Staff's Kill la Kill Anime Gets Manga

posted on by Egan Loo
Ryou Akizuki (Asura Cryin', Uchuu no Stellvia) launches manga in October

The October issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine announced on Wednesday that a manga adaptation of Trigger's upcoming Kill la Kill television anime series will launch in the next issue on October 4. Ryou Akizuki (Asura Cryin', Uchuu no Stellvia) is drawing the manga.

The story is set on a high school that the student council president Satsuki Kiryūin rules by force. Wielding a giant Basami scissors sword, the wandering transfer student Ryūko Matoi brings about upheaval on the campus. Ryūko searches for the mysterious figure who caused her father's death, but confronting her are the student council's "four divine kings." Fortunately, Ryūko is aided by a talking sailor uniform who tells her, "Wear me. When I am worn by you, this power will become manifest."

The October anime reunites several production staff members from Gurren Lagann: director Hiroyuki Imaishi, series script supervisor/writer Kazuki Nakashima, character designer Sushio (key animator/animation director on Gurren Lagann), and the animation Studio Trigger (co-founded by several former Gurren Lagann staffers).

Images © Trigger, Kazuki Nakashima/Kill la Kill Production Committee

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