Kill La Kill #10 — And Now Everybody Flies

December 5th, 2013




That was… uh… anticlimactic? The fight didn’t even begin until 8.5 minutes into the episode, and was over less than 2 minutes later. Perhaps any time spent trying to build up this character for the last two months could have been better spent. Heck, the transformations may have been longer than it. And yes, they did have to include a flashback. My brain certainly retched a little when the first thing emblazoned on the screen was "NOW BEGINNING FLASHBACK." I think it may have been longer than the fight too. Certainly felt that way. I guess my point is that I’m not exactly feeling like they know what they’re doing here with the pacing and I highly doubt that they do either. There was also a distinct lack of self-awareness there considering Ryuko’s ‘humbling’ fight a month or so ago was against pretty much the exact same thing, except instead of science eyes that predict her every move, it was magic eyes that predict her every move. I guess the magic makes all the difference.

So about 14ish minutes into the episode, we move on to the other fight… for about 2 minutes of mostly posing before it’s time for her obligatory time padding flashback. I guess once it dragged itself back to reality it was briefly okay, but the ass pull at the end of the episode left a pretty sour taste in my mouth. So did the whole "I’ll just blow up the arena and win by default," but "by the way, I’m also a jetpack" was the kind of thing I expect from something like Aqua Teen Hungerforce. At the very least, if you’re going to pull a whopper like that straight from the anus, don’t preface it with a minute or two of trying to build up the tension just to rewrite your rules on the spot.

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12 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Fate says:

    Huge plot twist incoming. 25 episode series by garren laggan guys.

  • anon says:

    This episode felt off. The pacing felt rushed, the backstory had no impact, and it was missing any gripping setup for clever resolutions. It just wasn’t that fun to watch this week.

  • dororoninpo18 says:

    so i owe you $2.50 for being half right.
    key didn’t trigger a flashback, it was in the flashback

  • V1cious says:

    It really seems like you’re not watching the show, because a lot of things claim to be asspulls were explained in the plot. Did you miss where Aikurou said Senketsu is evolving too rapidly, which why it’s suddenly developing new powers? I’m not saying there aren’t legitimate problems, but come on.

    • Anonymous says:

      And when has Aroduc actually paid attention to the plot ever?

    • Aroduc says:

      You really see a half-assed comment about ‘evolving too fast’ to be justification for spontaneously developing whatever power they feel like giving her? I’m pretty sure that’s how Superman ended up with super-sewing.

      • V1cious says:

        Had she not been gathering life fibers since the very first episode, I might agree. Tsumugu also said way back in episode 5 that he’s seen this happen before. How you see that as half-assed is beyond me.