do not even try to tell me that they are not a thing
they were apparently supposed to be but CN said no and threatened to cancel the show if they did. so the writers just get really really close without actually saying it.
KILL LA KILL animator/designer Ishizaki Toshio aka SUSHIO’s 266 page monster KITTAN ZERO artbook, “SUSHIO 4.” he printed a limted copy of these bad boys at Comiket last year. If you can find a copy it’ll run ya a couple hundred bucks. It’s my favorite book in my collection to flip through for inspiration ATM.
In 2003, Production I.G, critically acclaimed animation studio in Japan (Ghost In The Shell/GITS:SAC/GITS:Arise) developed a now-CANCELLED anime that featured the protagonist Snake Plissken from John Carpenter’s 1981 film “Escape From New York” starring Kurt Russell. John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, and movie producer Debra Hill were all involved directly in the project.