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The Best Episodes of Kill la Kill

Every episode of Kill la Kill ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Kill la Kill!

Honnouji Academy is forcefully ruled by the iron-fisted control of its student council and its president, Satsuki Kiryuuin. Transfer student, Ryuuko Matoi, arrives on campus carrying a giant sword, that is actually half of a scissor. She is looking for the woman who holds the other half of her sword who killed her father. It is said that Satsuki Kiryuuin knows the identity of the killer but when Ryuuko confronts her she is beaten by the student council and their powerful "goku uniforms" whom she cannot match in strength. However, once Ryuuko receives her own "Kamui" by the name of Senketsu , the odds are lifted in her favor.

Genres:Action & AdventureAnimationComedySci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "Kill la Kill" is "Into the Night", rated 8.9/10 from 303 user votes. It was directed by Hiroshi Kobayashi and written by Kazuki Nakashima. "Into the Night" aired on 2/14/2014 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Past the Infinite Darkness".

  • Into the Night
    8.9/10 303 votes

    #1 - Into the Night

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2014-02-14

    The Honnouji Academy Cultural & Sports Grand Festival comes to an abrupt and very unexpected conclusion! Battle lines are drawn and Ryuko must decide who is friend and who is foe. But will she have the power to resist the power of the Life Fiber?

    Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Past the Infinite Darkness
    8.7/10 293 votes

    #2 - Past the Infinite Darkness

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2014-03-28

    The final confrontation is at hand! Will Ragyo and Nui bring on the end of the world, or will Ryuko and the others be able to stop them?

    Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi, Masahiko Otsuka, Kazuya Tsurumaki

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Tell Me How You Feel
    8.6/10 268 votes

    #3 - Tell Me How You Feel

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2014-03-14

    A surprising turn of events catches Nui Harime off guard and gives Nudist Beach a chance to regroup and plan their next step in the fight against Ragyo. But will Ryuko and Satsuki be able to settle their recent conflicts?

    Director: Hisatoshi Shimizu

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Spit Your Sadness Away
    8.5/10 302 votes

    #4 - Spit Your Sadness Away

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2013-12-20

    Ryuko comes face to face with her father's killer, but can she contain her rage? Mako and the Elite Four look on as sh e rampages on, coming closer and closer to death. Will Satsuki or anyone else be able to stop her?

    Director: Tomoya Takahashi

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Imitation Gold
    8.5/10 263 votes

    #5 - Imitation Gold

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2014-03-21

    The ongoing battle presses towards Honnouji Academy, but Ragyo and the Original Life Fiber stand in the way. Ryuko and Satsuki set off to face them, leaving Nudist Beach's defense to... Mako?! Meanwhile, a crazed Nui continues working feverishly...

    Director: Daizen Komatsuda

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Incomplete
    8.4/10 258 votes

    #6 - Incomplete

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2014-03-07

    Ryuko's rampage continues, and thanks to Ragyo and Nui she has an unexpected new ally. With Satsuki as the target, will the Elite Four and Nudist Beach be able to withstand the onslaught?

    Director: Akira Amemiya

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • I'm Not Your Cute Woman
    8.3/10 293 votes

    #7 - I'm Not Your Cute Woman

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-12-13

    Ryuko’s battle against the Elite Four takes to the skies! Meanwhile, more spectators converge on Honnouji Academy. But who is the mysterious girl strolling through town and what secrets does she hold?

    Director: Hisatoshi Shimizu, Akira Amemiya

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Junketsu
    8.2/10 361 votes

    #8 - Junketsu

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-10-18

    Having kept her end of the bargain, Ryuko demands answers from her homeroom teacher, Aikuro Mikisugi, and learns the secret behind the power of Senketsu and the Goku Uniforms. Meanwhile, Satsuki Kiryuin returns home to claim a power of her own.

    Director: Akira Amemiya

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Tell Me Why
    8.2/10 263 votes

    #9 - Tell Me Why

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2014-02-07

    Preparations are underway for the Honnouji Academy Cultural & Sports Grand Festival! The school is in a fervor as Ragyo Kiryuin will be attending, but what are her and Satsuki's real intentions for the event?

    Director: Yasuo Ejima

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Far from the Maddening Crowd
    8.2/10 253 votes

    #10 - Far from the Maddening Crowd

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2014-02-28

    Ryuko is awake and she's not happy. Intent on killing Ragyo and Nui, she heads out, leaving her allies behind. Without her power, Nudist Beach must decide what their next step is, but a new piece of intel spurs them to action!

    Director: Hiroyuki Oshima

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • A Loser I Can't Hate
    8.1/10 326 votes

    #11 - A Loser I Can't Hate

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-11-15

    Mako is offered a better life away from poverty. To do so she must don a suit and face Ryuko in combat.

    Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
    8.1/10 252 votes

    #12 - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2014-02-21

    A startling revelation turns Ryuko's world upside down! But she's not the only one in turmoil, as Satsuki, the Elite Four and the members of Nudist Beach are left scrambling in the aftermath of the Honnouji Academy Cultural & Sports Grand Festival!

    Director: Masayuki Ozeki

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • A Once in a Lifetime Chance
    8.0/10 287 votes

    #13 - A Once in a Lifetime Chance

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-11-29

    The final round of Honnouji Academy’s Naturals Election is about to begin and the Elite Four all want to be the first to fight Ryuko. Her homeroom teacher, Aikuro Mikisugi, is concerned if she’ll be able to make it through one fight, let alone all four!

    Director: Hiroshi Ikehata

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Don't Stop Me Now
    8.0/10 266 votes

    #14 - Don't Stop Me Now

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2014-01-24

    Satsuki Kiryuin joins the front line of Osaka to battle Kaneo Takarada, the heir to the Takarada Conglomerate. Using the influence of money, Takarada rallies the locals to fight, but Satsuki is suspicious there is another power behind the city's defense.

    Director: Keisuke Onishi

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • If Only I Had Thorns Like A Thistle
    7.8/10 424 votes

    #15 - If Only I Had Thorns Like A Thistle

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-10-04

    Ryuko Matoi is a vagrant school girl traveling from place to place searching for clues to the truth behind her father's death - the "woman with the scissor blade". The journey leads Ryuko to Honnouji Academy.

    Director: Hisatoshi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Imaishi

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Dawn of a Miserable Morning
    7.7/10 339 votes

    #16 - Dawn of a Miserable Morning

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-10-25

    Sirens awaken the No-Star students for the start of “No-Late Day,” where being tardy will get you expelled from Honnouji Academy. With Senketsu in the wash, Ryuko must fight on her own to get through the Discipline Committee’s traps and arrive on time.

    Director: Hisatoshi Shimizu

    Writer: Hiromi Wakabayashi, Kazuki Nakashima

  • Don't Toy Me on a Whim
    7.7/10 299 votes

    #17 - Don't Toy Me on a Whim

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-11-08

    Overwhelmed by recent events, Ryuko demands answers from her homeroom teacher, Aikuro Mikisugi. Meanwhile, Uzu Sanageyama, Honnouji Academy’s Athletic Committee Chair and on the Elite Four, makes a request of his own… to challenge Ryuko to a duel!

    Director: Daizen Komatsuda

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • I Want to Know More About You
    7.7/10 291 votes

    #18 - I Want to Know More About You

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-12-06

    The second battle against the Elite Four begins! How will Ryuko defeat Houka Inumuta, who is using the data he’s collected to predict her every move? Watching the action, Mako and her family deal with a few surprises of their own!

    Director: Yoshihide Ibata

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • The Girl Can't Help It
    7.7/10 258 votes

    #19 - The Girl Can't Help It

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2014-01-31

    The Tri-City Schools Raid Trip is returning to Honnouji Academy, when Satsuki Kiryuin is unexpectedly summoned home. Meanwhile, Ryuko begins to learn the truth behind the series of events that brought her and Senketsu together.

    Director: Hisatoshi Shimizu

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • So Sexy She Might Pass Out
    7.6/10 351 votes

    #20 - So Sexy She Might Pass Out

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-10-11

    Weakened by her battle, Ryuko flees Honnouji Academy before collapsing in the street. Rescued, she's given food and shelter for night, and upon returning to the Academy faces off against Omiko Hakodate, the Girls' Tennis Club Captain, to repay the favor.

    Director: Shouko Nakamura

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Trigger
    7.6/10 310 votes

    #21 - Trigger

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-11-01

    A mysterious man arrives at Honnouji Academy and quickly proves himself to be more than capable of fighting against a Two-Star Goku Uniform. But when he sets his sights on Ryuko, who will be left standing?

    Director: Hiroshi Kobayashi

    Writer: Hiroshi Seko, Kazuki Nakashima

  • I Will Wipe My Own Tears
    7.6/10 298 votes

    #22 - I Will Wipe My Own Tears

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-11-22

    Satsuki Kiryuin reveals her plan to rebuild Honnouji Academy’s order, a free-for-all whose survivors will be able to regain their Goku Uniforms. Despite the resulting chaos, Ryuko and Mako go for a ride, only to wind up in an unexpected situation!

    Director: Koji Aritomi

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Crazy For You
    7.6/10 267 votes

    #23 - Crazy For You

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-01-10

    Honnouji Academy is mobilizing for the Tri-City Schools Raid Trip! But after her recent rampage, Ryuko is moping in bed, unwilling to fight. However, Shinjiro Nagita, formerly with the Newspaper Club, is determined to get her back into uniform!

    Director: Yoshiko Mikami, Masahiko Otsuka

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima

  • Ride Like the Wind
    7.4/10 269 votes

    #24 - Ride Like the Wind

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2014-01-17

    The Tri-City Schools Raid Trip has commenced! The three-pronged attack on the Kansai region is off to an interesting start, with some unusual defenses to overcome. But what part will Ryuko be able to play, with Senketsu in the hands of the enemy?

    Director: Kazuhisa Oono

    Writer: Kazuki Nakashima