Kill la Kill #15 — Wooden Proctology

January 23rd, 2014


Why are they still fighting those?


I admit to often not paying as much attention to shows as I probably should, but I was pretty sure we had finished off with the sub-job-job squad last week, and certainly did not need to spend a bloody third of the episode on a single one of them, particularly not ending with the ‘hilarious’ joke of “sword in the butt!” They skipped the OP too, so somewhere in there, you’ve got to think that somebody fought for the extra minute and a half in the episode just so they had enough time to play poohsticks. And they made it painfully obvious that this ‘arc’ has been entirely about trying to reset the bell on the job squad when at the halfway point, they all got new transformations which they used to… have a couple stills and then vanish from the episode. Mission accomplished, team!

So I guess we come to the meat of the episode, another Ryuko vs Satsuki fight. The first one was easily the height of the show to date, so does this one measure up? In a word, no. In multple words, I’d just find a way to insult the show’s mother and still say no. At one point, the shouting got so bad that they just turned the bad loop of swordclashes into blobs so there wasn’t any threat of the ‘action’ distracting from the yelling. There was a 40 secondish span with music lasers and running along the tower that was quite impressively animated, but by the time they got there, I had already rolled my eyes at the yelling sequence and we were only a few seconds from a speedline and still-tastic disappointing end to the fight before everyone wandered off again, status quo successfully restored but with new costumes for most. Twice the figures to sell!

I think I have a sarcasm problem today.

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13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • anon999 says:

    God, what is the point with this episode, aside from the ass-poking with the sword.

  • jingoi says:

    I have a sarcasm problem all the time. I believe the world wants me to stab it.

  • womples says:

    What is WITH you people? Are you so jaded that you couldn’t lose yourself in the awesome of all that no-holds-barred action? Jesus, I’m glad I’m not like you. I can at least appreciate a great fight when I see it.

    • GalacticLordMuffintop says:

      I understand where you’re coming from, but I don’t think “ACTION” is a valid excuse for completely ignoring everything else.

      It becomes even less of a valid excuse when you consider the fact that other anime have had better action without as many, if any of the negatives present here. I am not even a big fan of TTGL, but personally I think that, unless you only care about costumes, that show is far better than KLK in just about every way.

      If you like KLK and think it’s the best thing ever. Fine, more power to you. Glad you enjoy it. That said, I think it’s completely disingenuous to call yourself a fan of something, but then turn around and attempt to bury/ignore/squash any criticism. If you only want to sing this show’s praises, then I’m sure there’s a Reddit thread or something you can go visit.

  • anon says:

    Sure, it’s a great fight if you love watching stills and looped animations. I bet you think SAO had le awesome no-holds-barred action, too.

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    “There was a 40 secondish span with music lasers and running along the tower that was quite impressively animated”
    Sorry to tell you, but the running parts were CG.

  • V1cious says:

    You truly are the Armond White of anime.

  • algorithm says:

    Surprisingly, it was nowhere as awful as last week. You could tell because Mako is back at being the worst thing in this episode.

  • topmaker says:

    Well, she did get the glove back.

    I think.