Kill la Kill is one of my favourite anime series of recent years. It’s creative, weird, super high energy and wonderfully animated. It also manages to indulge in, while simultaneously parodying, many classic anime tropes.
If you’ve never seen it, the basic story set-up sees teen protagonist Ryuko Matoi searching for answers about the death of her father. She transfers to Honnoji Academy in the dystopian Honno City, which is run with absolute authority by the student council and its ruthless president Satsuki Kiryuin. Ryuko finds herself facing off against a bizarre parade of characters, all of whom have special uniforms that boost their abilities to an insane degree… and also transform. Ryuko, meanwhile, has an outfit that’s even more powerful.