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Kill La Kill's 30-Second 1st Episode Preview Streamed

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Hiroyuki Imaishi, Trigger's series to premiere on October 3

The official website for Hiroyuki Imaishi and Trigger's battle action anime Kill la Kill began streaming a 30-second preview for the anime's first episode. The video introduces the main protagonists, saying that “each of their ancient threads will now be dyed in blood.”

The website is also streaming a 15-second version of the preview.

Aniplex of America previously revealed in August that it has licensed the series for release on home video, and the company will stream the series on the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Hulu hours after it airs in Japan.

Hiroyuki Imaishi and Trigger's battle action anime Kill la Kill will premiere on Japan's MBS television station on October 3. The story is set in Honnōji Academy, a high school where the student council president Satsuki Kiryūin (voiced by Ryōka Yuzuki) rules by force. Wielding a giant Basami scissors sword, the wandering transfer student Ryūko Matoi (Ami Koshimizu) brings about upheaval on the campus. Ryūko searches for the mysterious figure who caused her father's death.

Standing in her way are the "Elite Four" on campus: Disciplinary committee chair Ira Gamagōri (Tetsu Inada), Athletic committee chair Uzu Sanageyama (Nobuyuki Hiyama), Information and Strategy committee chair Hōka Inumuta (Hiroyuki Yoshino), and Non-Athletic committee chair Nonon Jakuzure (Mayumi Shintani). Additional cast members include Shinichirō Miki as the mysterious homeroom teacher Aikurō Mikisugi, Aya Suzaki as second-year student Mako Mankanshoku, Ryūko's best (and only) friend, Toshihiko Seki as the talking sailor uniform Senketsu, Ayumi Fujimura as Mako's little brother, Yukari Fukui as Mako's mom, and Kenyuu Horiuchi as Mako's dad.

The 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).

Akira Amemiya is serving as assistant director, and Shigeto Koyama is directing the art with set designer Yoh Yoshinari. Hiromi Wakabayashi is credited as "creative officer," and Hiroyuki Sawano is scoring the soundtrack. Miku Sawai contributed the ending theme song "Gomen ne, Ii Ko Ja Irarenai."

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