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KILL LA KILL ep12: your father was a dirtbag ninja, your rival is a dirtbag samurai, your nemesis is a dirtbag lolita, and your friend comes from a dirtbag family

December 22, 2013 1 comment

How do I even encompass in words the groundswell of emotion that I was feeling watching this episode? It was equal parts hype and exposition, a battle of ideals and monsters. And even with all that was revealed, the most enticing part is what this episode foretells for the future. Read more…

KILL LA KILL ep11: oh no! It’s a loli!

December 15, 2013 2 comments

Ryuuko’s fight with Nonon continues in this episode, and here we see that she seems to truly be mastering Senketsu’s use. She defeats Nonon not once, but twice, and using the same technique more or less. The first part of the fight was resolved when she was able to use Senketsu’s Gale form to outmaneuver Nonon, and send one of her recorder missiles back at her. With Nonon grounded, everyone assumed the little tart wouldn’t be able to continue, but instead the Read more…

KILL LA KILL ep10: Prince Know-it-All & Princess Death-from-Above

December 8, 2013 4 comments

You know I was about to say that this was the most disappointing episode of the series so far for me, but I jumped the gun a bit. This definitely a transitional episode with much more insanity waiting. And to say that I’m disappointed is to show how spoiled I’ve become by the previous episodes.  Gifted with the exquisite violence and perviness, there’s nothing more you could ask from this show. It’s doing its damnedest to entertain.  I really shouldn’t be complaining when I can experience the joy of watching high schoolers fight to death for love, revenge and the right to wear fancy swagalious uniforms.  Try finding that on Netflix! Read more…

KILL LA KILL ep9: the Double Standard of Stripper Gear versus Gimp Suits

November 30, 2013 1 comment

The grandest of displays of resolve can turn into mere arrogance at the drop of a hat. That I suppose is the lesson to be learned from this episode. Though regardless of the results, I will say I’m impressed by the sheer will of a man to take such punishment on willingly. I just wish he’d keep that kinkiness to his own private bedroom. Read more…

KILL LA KILL eps 7 & 8: you’ll never be satisfied with mere victory and happiness.

November 24, 2013 1 comment

My deepest apologies for the hold up.  Even one week without anime is too long.  And I’m not wasting any time getting back in the saddle and catching up.  And there’s no better show out right now to motivate me and imbue me with the energy to watch a “butt-ton” of anime than KILL LA KILL.  Let’s do this! Read more…

KILL LA KILL ep6: the beauty of defeat and the ugliness of shame

November 10, 2013 5 comments

That was a fun and beautiful episode, and somewhat ridiculous. But it’s all very fitting for this show. A show that revels in being as over the top and beautiful as it can possibly be. And what I love most about this is that it’s just showing that we’ve only scratched the surface of what is capable of presenting. Nothing is wasted in this show, in the pursuit of beauty.  The beauty of a man’s goals, dreams and drive.  And I suppose beauty can also mean dudes getting naked and sweaty for the ladies.  Hey, I said this episode was fun and beautiful.  I never mentioned classy.

There’s no doubt that KILL LA KILL is Ryuuko Matoi’s anime. She’s the star, the focus, the gravity that holds this show together. Without her, I couldn’t imagine how this story progresses.  But every now and then you get a character or performance that can totally and utterly overshadow the star. In anime terms, you could think of such characters as Kamiya (TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN), Sesshoumaru (InuYasha), Kenpachi (Bleach), L (Death Note) and so on. Uzu Sanageyama’s performance doesn’t necessarily reach those levels, and he’s only shined for this one episode, but it’s one hell of an episode! Read more…

KILL LA KILL ep2!!: vagabond, drifter, coward and stripper

October 12, 2013 2 comments

Uh… I didn’t really think this through. I got all hyped for this show, but the problem is talking about it and not screaming the entire time (figuratively of course). Also, how do you describe a show this stupid? Bah! Let’s just get on with this. My memories of this show will fuel my desire to write. Read more…

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