Parents' Guide to

Kill la Kill

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Explicit violence, sexual themes dominate dark anime series.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 16+

Great show

Sexual innuendo. Nudity (satire sexualizing. It's not normal anime fanservice) anime a lot of times has fanservice that feels pornographic (Food Wars) or meant to be sexy (Seven Deadly Sins) but Kill La Kill is excellent and doesn't feel traditionally sexualized and it's important for the plot. I have no problems with it, but most others will. Be cautious.
age 17+

it is not for the little ones.

kill la kill is a very nice series but not suitable for all ages. there are violent scenes in a rather playful way. blood scenes. there are swear words. nude scenes and scenes violent. The anime itself deserves a lot and well done but not suitable for all ages.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (38 ):

Kill la Kill's violent, sexually explicit content is a real surprise if you're not prepared going into what looks like an otherwise benign anime series. Sadomasochistic outfits, lewd comments, misogynistic themes, unwelcome physical advances bordering on assault, and all kinds of innuendo are only briefly overshadowed by the show's excessive violence, hastened by the powers their suits add to the mix. And at the heart of the story itself exists a dynamic of bullying in its rawest form, with a group of bigger, stronger people torturing their weaker peers.

Of course, the show is intended for an audience that's mature enough to separate the inherently good from the bad, and that's pretty easy to do here. The story offers plenty of action and a cast of characters you'll love to hate, plus one who's motivated by justice in a sea of corruption. On the whole, it's not a bad mix if you're OK with the edgy stuff, but do keep kids away.

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