For the first time, I’m sharing a soundtrack to an anime I haven’t actually seen, at least not in full. I watched the first episode of Kill la Kill and it was ridiculous and kinda quirky and somehow intriguing…but I didn’t feel the urge to keep going. At least not at this point in time. Believe me, I will go back and finish it, it’s practically a modern classic. But I have enjoyed the ost on its own. So I’m gonna share a few of faves without much knowledge of the show itself.
Nonon Jakuzure Theme: So, this track is a load of fun to listen to because it’s full of unexpected sounds! It opens up sounding like a school marching band tune, but brass and an electric guitar quickly enter and completely throw off your expectations. The melody has a bit of a big band jazz feel to it, which is really neat, and the electric elements have a great firm drive to the song that makes me think of a playful but deadly assassin of some sort. It’s definitely a real blast to listen to!
Uzu Sanageyama Theme: I fell in love with this track the moment I heard it, as I’m always looking for anime soundtracks that have an oriental flavor. This song is high energy with some amazing percussion infused into it, along with stringed instruments. The percussion that begins at the minute mark is fantastic–you might know by now that I’m a big fan of percussion and strong rhythms and beats, such as what is exhibited here. So, I really love this track!
Ryuko Matoi Main Theme/Kill la Kill: Again, we have an awesome combo of electronic instruments played alongside more traditional instruments like…well, it sounds like a fiddle there at the beginning. XD Again, the high rhythm and percussion working with the orchestra is such an amazing sound to my ears. The first track you hear is my favorite. The second half, which begins at 1:40 mark is also quite good, too. However, the first half is definitely my favorite! I’ll be listening for this one when I do watch the anime.
Have you seen Kill la Kill? Is it as good as everyone says? What do you think of the art and character style? Did you adjust to it quickly or was it a little weird at first, like it feels for me? Which theme from Kill la Kill is your favorite?
You can listen to all music featured here on Tuesday Tunes on this playlist!