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Need recommendations for anime like Kill la Kill? If you’re looking for a story about revenge, friendship and adorable, slightly revealing, clothing, Kill La Kill will forever be one of the best anime series out there to watch. As a well-received show, it’s known for not being your typical anime in terms of style or story. After the loss of her father, Ryuuko Matoi is on a mission to find the person responsible for his death. Her only clue is a Scissor Blade that’s missing its other half. With the power of Goku Uniforms, clothing that grants the wearer incredible powers, she may just be able to find her revenge at Honnouji Academy.

If you’ve already watched this series, you’re probably looking for anime like Kill La Kill that has a unique feel to it. Luckily, shows like FLCL or Dead Leaves that showcase an interesting style or unconventional story are perfect recommendations for follow-ups. Here are our 13 top picks for anime recommendations like Kill La Kill that you simply have to watch! Let us know which ones you like the best by voting them up.

Darling in the Franxx is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Kill La Kill
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In a future where humanity is driven to near-extinction by horrifying creatures known as Klaxosaurs, the only hope to save the world comes from boy-girl pairs of young adults. Piloting huge mechs known as FranXX, these children live in a dystopian world where they bear the weight of humanity's future on their shoulders while suffering consequences they don't understand. Hiro has recently failed his aptitude test, meaning he cannot pilot a FranXX, and without a partner, feels like he will never fulfill his life's purpose. When he meets a pink-haired girl with horns, known as one of the best pilots, he's willing to put his life on the line if it means piloting once again. With its futuristic setting and the need to battle against the status quo, Darling in the FranXX and Kill La Kill have many similarities relating to youth revolutions. 

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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Kill La Kill
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Living their entire lives underground, Simon and Kamina have always wondered what the world above them must look like. When Simon finds an artifact that turns out to power on a war machine, the two help defeat a surprise attack from the surface. Assisting them is the mysterious Yoko Littner, who helps take them to the surface. Searching the wastelands of the surface, the two young men will begin their journey in helping Yoko defeat monstrous creatures known as "Beastmen." If you liked the art style as well as the aspect of outside life influencing Earth, Gurren Lagann is a great addition to your watch list!

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FLCL is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Kill La Kill
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The way outside life forms effect Earth is one of the things that made Kill La Kill so interesting. Thankfully, FLCL has a very similar storyline and is a classic anyone should see! Naota Nandaba lives a regular life in a small town where nothing extraordinary ever seems to happen. After his brother leaves to play baseball in America, Naota decides to take care of everything he left behind. Living in the same routine, things change when a strange pink-haired girl riding a Vespa crashes into his life, literally. Haruko Haruhara is a strange girl claiming to be an alien, which Naota wouldn't believe except that ever since their encounter a horn has begun growing out of his head! 

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Little Witch Academia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Kill La Kill
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Atsuko "Akko" Kagari has a dream to be like her idol, Shiny Chariot, a witch that can make anyone smile. Now attending Luna Nova Magical Academy, despite not having a magical background, Akko is determined to try her best. Things will be difficult for her, but after finding Chariot's wand, the Shiny Rod, and making a few friends, Akko refuses to step down. The series follows her journey to be the best she can while attending a magical school full of peers who seem to be ahead of her. If you liked the interesting school aspect of Kill La Kill, you'll certainly like Little Witch Academia

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