Kill la Kill Vol. 2 Limited Edition Blu-ray and DVD

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It’s rare for me to even consider re-watching an anime, no matter how much I’ve enjoyed it.

Jokes run dry, and twists don’t leave you on the edge of your seat. What I’ve experienced with Kill la Kill is an appreciation for detail. It’s the little things that you begin to notice from your second or third viewing. The anime is full of foreshadowing that will leave you speechless at how much of its dialogue was lost in subtitled context. While this volume doesn’t have any of my favorite episodes, it will keep you yearning for more of this Blu-ray goodness.

Synopsis (No Spoilers)

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If you’ve read our Volume 1 review, then you’re aware of the beautiful chaos that is this anime.

KILL la KILL is centered around a series of events at the prestigious Honouji Academy. But this isn’t some ordinary school ( I know it sounds cliche so far, just bear with it), Honouji Academy is a school with super-powered humans, wearing “Goku” uniforms which range in stars to signify their strength. But the uniforms need to be earned, since they are the true source of strength.

Satsuki Kiryuin (my favorite female character of all time) is the headmistress, owner, and overlord of this peculiar establishment. Our heroine, Ryuko Matoi, while on the hunt for her father’s killer has stepped into Satsuki’s realm. Insane battles, skimpy uniforms, and a plot deeper than any you’ve encountered, will have you marathon-ing the series in one night.

As stated previously, the five episodes included on this Volume aren’t my favorites, but are absolutely mandatory to the story’s progression. These include:

  • Ep. 5 – Trigger
  • Ep. 6 – Don’t Toy with Me on a Whim
  • Ep. 7 – A Loser I Can’t Hate
  • Ep. 8 – I’ll Wipe My Own Tears
  • Ep. 9 – A Once in a Lifetime Chance

Contents and Price

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Retail: $74.98
Sale Price: $59.98

Disc Spec

  • Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: 5-9
  • Number of Disc: 3 Discs (Blu-ray, DVD and Bonus DVD)
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 125 min.
  • Rating: 16 UP

Bonus Contents

  • Textless Opening & Ending
  • Web Version Previews

Bonus Materials & Special Package

  • “Making Documentary” DVD #1
  • Postcards
  • Double-sided Poster
  • Bushiroad’s Weis Schwarz Exclusive Collectible PR Card Included!
    (while supplies last)

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Video

While enjoying the episodes to their fullest in Blu-ray, I also took a look at the DVD version and noticed that the difference isn’t quite noticeable, aside from the audio, but we’ll get to that in a bit. Originally watching the series on Crunchyroll in 1080p, the picture quality increase is close to negligible on the DVD version. The Blu-ray version, however, will give you a smoother conversion, which with a fast-paced anime such as this makes quite the difference in epic fight scenes.

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This remains indifferent from Volume 1. If anything these episodes have been more visually intense than the last volume, aside from the epic episode #3.

The one thing that was disappointing to me is the lack of subtitle support when watching the bonus footage DVD on the PS4. After trying just about everything, I gave up and just watched it on my PC. Aside from this little issue, the bonus content was wonderful, and gave a much deeper perspective into just how much work went into this legendary series.

Audio

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This is where DVD and especially Blu-ray make a significant difference. While the box doesn’t state that Dolby surround is available, I was indeed able to watch it in full, glorious, surround sound. Swords clashing, Satsuki yelling, everything echoed throughout my living room, putting me smack dab in the middle of Honouji Academy.

Not much has changed from the first volume. Audio quality was topnotch throughout all 5 episodes, and dubs were still surprisingly enjoyable.

  • Carrie Keranen – Satsuki (Mami Tomoe – Madoka Magika)
  • Erica Mendez – Ryuko (Alladin – Magi)
  • Christine Marie Cabanos – Mako (Silica – Sword Art Online)

Final Reaction

It’s the little things that matter. That’s a lesson you’ll learn with both women and anime. Attention to detail can mean a world of difference, and Trigger has impressed me time and time again with Kill la Kill. I’ve been looking forward to every volume of the Blu-ray series and just can’t get enough. The bonus content wasn’t really exciting for an average American audience, but for a KlK junky, it’s perfect.

Rating: 4.5/5 Atoms

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Adam "kharakov" Kharat is part nerd, part geek, and full awesome. With deadly writing skills and the sleeping habits of a jackrabbit, late night gaming sessions are all but mandatory.