Will there be ‘Kill La Kill’ season 2 or is the iconic anime never coming back?

Kill La Kill was Studio Trigger’s bold debut, and what a payoff it was! Written by Hiroyuki Imaishi and directed by Kazuki Nakashima, both alumni of Gurren Lagann, this series had no prior manga fanbase yet skyrocketed to fame. Despite airing for just one season, Kill La Kill amassed a massive following that remains fiercely loyal a decade later, holding out hope for more content.

Since its explosive release in 2013, fans of this incredible action-adventure anime have clung to the dream that Trigger might someday revisit the series. Whether it be a second season, an anime movie, or a spin-off, the demand for more Kill La Kill content remains high. But the reality of a potential continuation is a mixed bag, leaving some fans hopeful and others bracing for disappointment.


What is Kill La Kill about?

Kill La Kill is an action-comedy anime that centers on Ryuko Matoi, a teenage girl on a mission to find her father’s killer. This quest leads her to Honnouji Academy, a prestigious school ruled with an iron fist by its student council. The students wear Goku uniforms made from Life Fiber, a mysterious material that grants them superpowers. The student council president, Satsuki Kiryuin, is the most powerful of all.

Ryuko’s own Goku uniform turns out to be incredibly potent, putting her directly in the sights of Satsuki and her Elite Four. The series follows the intense clashes between Ryuko, Satsuki, and other powerful students as Ryuko inches closer to uncovering the truth about her father’s death. The show is packed with subplots, featuring epic, often bloody battles, classic shōnen elements like fan service and class tournaments, and a deepening mystery surrounding the Life Fibers and Ryuko’s past.


Will there be a season 2 of Kill La Kill?

In the decade since Kill La Kill first aired, Studio Trigger has given no indication of producing a second season. Despite the clamor for more, a significant part of the fanbase feels that a sequel might tarnish the series’ legacy.

Many regard Kill La Kill as a one-season wonder, celebrated not just for its top-tier animation and visceral action but also for its compelling storyline. Not based on an existing manga, the anime and its manga adaptation were developed concurrently. The 24-episode series told a complete story, wrapping up Ryuko’s journey, defeating all villains, and answering every plot question.

Given this satisfying conclusion, a second season seems unlikely. However, Studio Trigger has continued to create fantastic anime, including Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and Promare, offering plenty of new content for Kill La Kill fans to enjoy.