Kill la Kill is set at Honnouji Academy, a fictional high school situated in Tokyo Bay, Japan. The school is dominated by its fearsome student council, led by Satsuki Kiryuin. Its students wear Goku Uniforms + seifuku which give their wearers superhuman abilities because they are constructed with a special material known as Life Fibers. Transfer student Ryuko Matoi, who wields a scissor-shaped longsword that can cut Goku Uniforms, challenges the council as she searches for her father's killer. Although she is initially easily defeated, she finds a sentient sailor uniform named Senketsu, a Kamui which is completely made of Life Fibers, which transforms her so that she can face Kiryuin and her trials and obstacles. She is befriended by her hyperactive classmate Mako Mankanshoku, and lives with her family.