Kill la Kill to Premier on Toonami

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Eternal US anime block Toonami has announced that it will be broadcasting the English localization of the highly revered and superbly sexy action anime Kill la Kill, sure to garner much acclaim from long-standing Toonami faithful – if not necessarily for all the right reasons.

The exciting announcement video, as delivered by Toonami icons Tom and Sarah:

Another sample of the dub for those interested:

While many devout fans may regard Kill la Kill’s American TV debut as a positive notion, the uninitiated may have a very different perspective – Kill la Kill will begin its broadcast on Toonami on February 7th.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 21/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I can already hear the feminists screaming about cartoons encouraging objectification of women because their outfits are...lets just say minimalistic.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:43 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    pretty sure if the main character was a guy that wore "minimalist" clothes instead of a girl, this show would have very little fans, and otaku males would've raged about it. i know there are "naked' guys in the anime too, but not like the girls and their camera angles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are right, just changing the gender wouldn't be enough. The plot would also need rewriting as men and women often find different things interesting, and this is a shounen title even if you disregard the skimpyness.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 22/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kratos? The movie 300?

    If anything this show was women taking charge dominating men.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean like He-Man?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:28 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nonsense, i'm a feminist dude and i LOVE skimpy outfits! :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    >dude

    So you are a male and thus your argument is completely invalid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:12 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doesn't KLK have a very large internet following in the West? People already complained and simply left when no one replied to them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:24 22/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thing is objectification is not evil, the evil is the people who acts stupid on the image objectification creates.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    00:31 22/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh That shouldn't be an issue, Feminists can't object to what they can't see. Toonami is gonna censor the crap outta this show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:11 22/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    But I thought everyone was all over minimalistic designs these days. Isn't that why Apple is so popular?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:44 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's plenty of buff guys wearing little clothing later on in the series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:28 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nudist BEEEEEEEACHH

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:56 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Naked dude with purple LEDs glued on their nipples is very acceptable.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:49 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I concur.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    no wais they are going to show her on the cartoon network....

    the moms are going to freak out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those moms should freak out that their kids are up at 2:00 am Sunday morning when this most likely will air.

    Toonami doesn't air Weekdays from 4pm - 6pm anymore hasn't for a long time.
    It now airs on [adult swim] Sundays 12am - 6am

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    Comment by Panik
    11:02 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, this dub actually sounds pretty good. I usually hate all dubs. Senketsu sounds weird but w/e.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:08 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The English voices seem pretty good to me, except for Senketsu and Mako. Mako's doesn't seem to fit at all, and Senketsu's might get better as the series goes on.

    And before the up/down-voting starts, I tend to watch anime both subbed and dubbed, although I've been watching subbed more often recently. I think that there are both good and bad dubs in both English and Japanese; it just depends on the overall project management and the person picked to voice the character.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:31 22/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    KiLL la KiLL > DuMB la DuB

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    Comment by Akumaten
    09:42 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    The censorship is going to be amazing (especially around both "Mother" daughter rape scenes)

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:15 26/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes show kill la kill so the feminist freaks of the west have something new to whine about.

    Scantily cladded females plus incest relationships. What is toonami/kill la kill producers thinking.

    KEEP this type of anime away from prying western eyes instead of giving them free reasons to kill the genre.

    Have we not all learned from the new censorship imposed on anime from Japan?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    For me the dubs areok, except for Senketsu, but the rest are very decent to good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Congratulations USA, Latin-Americans envy you, we want Toonami back :c

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    mmm yeah. The kids will love it, no doubt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:17 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    oh boy, a violent ecchi cringefest.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    over rated junk.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 22/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm for this since it would probably the first time in a while that a fairly new series makes it to the states. Usually
    they're already dated when they FINALLY get an American translation.

    -Unless is has become false over the last few years. Then disregard what's stated above.

    The animation of this show always reminded me of if 'Dead Leaves' was done with a bigger budget and had the team who did Gurran Laggan adding their own style into the mix.

    I'm just curious as to what will be changed/edited for its Toonami premiere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:32 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    who cares that news?

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm having horrible flashbacks to the 4kids Bully la Bully parody video. No way this will be as bad.

    Right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 24/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    But the Bully la Bully video was awesome!

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:36 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    No it won't be that since it's not censored or re-edited

    Speaking of ever wonder what 4Kids Franky would be like in their One Piece?

    Keep in mind is fake
    http://youtu.be/gxJaFunXGVs

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    Comment by kindless
    01:59 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    While the dub sounds as bad as expected, I don't see any censorship I'd expect to see for a toonami tier show??? What's going on?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:23 21/01/2015 # ! Good (+0.6)

    There's no nipples in the show, so nothing to censor.

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    Comment by cats2
    03:10 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Did they show Sera's mom get raped? Although the original was just"
    "We're robbers, bang bang, everybody dead, oh shit girl with a fork, bang, let's show 1 boob and say where going to rape her before the cut"

    So it's not like they'd have to edit anything but a boob for 4 secs..

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:25 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where have you been? This isn't the afternoon Toonami they use to have. They've are Deadman Wonderland, Black Lagoon(uncut) and Hellsing Ultimate(uncut).

    These shows air after midnight as long as there is no full nudity or sex they'll air it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:57 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Last I checked Black Lagoon was still censored as fuck on Toonami.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only "Fuck" and maybe "Shit" were censored and none of the violence was censored.

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    Comment by kindless
    02:37 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gonna be honest, I haven't watched toonami in at least 10 years, I never would have expected them to get so lax about censorship. Props, I guess..

    Now if only they could hire actors that knew how to act.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:59 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm not going to pretend it sounds great or anything but hey it's an option for those that like things in their own language and the more exposure for a show the better. Maybe people would get more interested in other anime.

    I can't think of anime Aniplex dub I like other than Gurren Laggan

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    FUNimtion doesn't dub every anime y'know. This was by Aniplex, Viz does Naruto, Bandai use to do Gundam.

    It's not always the VA's fault it's the director's fault. Some of these people are professorial actors. Some of them even do Video Game work where they sound fine, like the Persona games

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    Comment by kindless
    03:23 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    what gets me is if you watch any, and I mean any american cartoon, the acting is on point. But when it comes to dubbed anime, the acting is fucking awful, and I don't get it. Does funimation still lack funds to hire real actors?

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    Comment by destroyah3034
    03:42 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    It could be that they keep hiring from the exact same pool of VA's that have been in the business too long, and they are not getting any better with that experience. Which is quite weird because they are paid much more over here in the states, compared to VA's in Japan, and some would think that would equal more quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I meant "They've aired" oh and Attack on Titan was uncut too

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    Comment by Mangonel
    02:29 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    I prefer it when the VA's don't try to be squeaky asians. Honestly whats jarring isn't their voices its the use of Japanese names thats breaks the flow.

    Purists will shit their pants at the thought but the VA'ing would flow better if the names were localized.

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    Comment by kindless
    02:44 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you watched Big Hero 6, I want to point out the difference between Honey Lemon's pronunciation of Japanese names, VS everyone else's, and it's her way of pronouncing that is so irritating to the ear, and what you always hear in dubs.

    And like, just the overall inability to act. One take, reading off of a paper, not trying to give life to the character.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Japanese voice-acting sucks anyway.

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    03:13 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be honest though KLK's nudity isn't erotic but rather comedic, so I fully expect this to be uncensored AND hated by feminists and other moral guardians.

    The English dub though... I guess some people really can't read. After a few years of watching anime in it's original dub youi pretty much only need the subtitles as a guide for the plot heavy stuff. 30 to 50% of the stuff you can understand without even looking at the subtitles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:06 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    sht dub. sht anime. any fanboy has already seen it anyways. why start hyperventilating when normalfag casuals see this on tv and on cartoon network out of all places.

    tv lol

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    Comment by คภєк๏
    03:51 21/01/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    "While many devout fans may regard Kill la Kill’s American TV debut as a positive notion, the uninitiated may have a very different perspective"

    Isn't it usually the other way around?




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