Ep-58 All You Need is Kill (2004 novel) オール・ユー・ニード・イズ・キル

Live. Die. Repeat. Military Sci-Fi meets anime in this popular light novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, ALL YOU NEED IS KILL, which formed the basis for the English language film “Edge of Tomorrow.” The novel follows Keiji Kiriya as he experiences multiple time loops and uses them to become a better warrior with each reset, as well as get to know and eventually fall in love with the legendary soldier Rita Vrataski, a.k.a. the Full Metal Bitch. The story ends in a dramatically different fashion than the film by Doug Limon (featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blount).

Topics include: Anime tropes & archetypes, the tit update, video game influence, the author’s bio, similarities to learning to write, the Stephen King of killing mimics, a pair of POV shifts, the story behind the mimics NOT provided in the movie, and the huge twist that leads to an ending very different from the film.

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Intro Music: Ross Bugden