Waifu Wednesday: Satsuki Kiryuuin (Kill la Kill)

Waifu Wednesday

Kill la Kill was one of those series that I knew I was going to enjoy as soon as I saw that it was being made by the anime lords over at Studio Trigger. What I didn’t anticipate was just how much I was going to fall in love with a particular character by the name of Satsuki Kiryūin, the main antagonist for a large portion of the series. This lady has it all — the booba, the butt, and the drip. 

When you’re done here, don’t forget to look back over the archives for Waifu Wednesday and Hump Day Husbandos here on Rice Digital! First, however, let’s worship some Satsuki Kiryūin!

Waifu Wednesday: Satsuki Kiryūin (Kill la Kill)

Who is Satsuki Kiryuuin?

Satsuki is first presented to us as one of the antagonist characters in Kill la Kill. She directly opposes our main character and stands at top of the Honnoji academy pyramid, both as the Student Council president and as the character with the most powerful form of life fibre. Life fibre is the power system in the world of Kill la Kill and it resides in the uniforms that the characters wear. The power of these uniforms is determined by the amount of life fibre used to make them, with the weakest One Star uniform being comprised of 10% life fibre, and the strongest Kamui uniforms being 100% pure life fibre. 

There are just two Kamui uniforms in existence — Senketsu as worn by the main character Ryuko, and Junketsu as worn by our lady of the day Satsuki. These uniforms possess insane amounts of power when compared with the other uniforms around the academy — so much so that there is a level of sentience to the Kamui uniforms, as seen in Senketsu’s ability to talk with Ryuko. 

Despite being the owner of her very own Kamui uniform, Satsuki can’t communicate with Junketsu in the same way that Ryuko can. In fact, due to Satsuki’s DNA, she is quite incompatible with the Kamui uniform which makes the chance of Junketsu becoming unstable or going out of control much more likely. Yet Satsuki still dons the Kamui, cheeks completely on display and not an ounce of embarrassment on her — what a character. 

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Why we love Satsuki

Something that can be said for all of the characters in Kill la Kill is that all of them are incredibly emotive, and Satsuki stands at the top of this as well. She has some of the most iconic scenes in the series — her entrance stood at the top of the academy just makes her ooze with power and confidence. Also, she has those eyebrows, I don’t know exactly what it is that I like about them so much, but I really like them. (New Fetish Unlocked! – Ed.)

I mentioned that her DNA makes her quite incompatible with her Kamui uniform Junketsu, and this is no exaggeration; she’s gambling with her life every single time she awakens it. The first time she ever wore the uniform, she was uncertain as to whether she would even survive, and despite the intense amount of pain the uniform dished out, she still managed to force it to bow down to her will. 

Satsuki Kiryūin is the very definition of the word fearless, completely confident in herself and the decisions she makes — and she never lets anyone stand in the way of her dreams or ambitions. By all accounts, she is one of anime’s most badass women! 

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Why you’ll love Satsuki

We can’t ignore the very apparent and in your face appeal of her particular Kamui uniform’s awakened form. Kill la Kill on the whole is loaded to the brim with fanservice, and to be fair to it, within the context of the series itself the fanservice makes total sense. So be prepared to see some truly shameless stuff: boobs, butts, the occasional naked gentleman — you’re in for all of it, and Satsuki is a leading contributor. 

On a less degenerate note, however, I think that a lot of the love that fans have for Satsuki stems from her character arc throughout the series. She seems like the most cold-hearted woman at the beginning, but Satsuki learns of certain things and as we progress through the show, we find out her motivations are not quite as malicious and dictator-like as we may have thought. We even get to see a very caring and selfless version of her by the end and think this contributes massively to her popularity.

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