Kill la Kill #16 — De-Escalation

January 30th, 2014


Not even pretending like anything’s happening anymore, huh?

Edit: I did glance at Magical Warfare just because these two episodes were pretty bad. It rewarded me with flashbacks. Okay, and some meh and overly stretched out action full of over-narration and everyone announcing what they were going to do followed by describing what they did. Still a far cry over KLK or ST this week though. Maybe I’ll make a swap for noselessness if it doesn’t go right back to wasting time doing nothing again like these two seem content to wallow in.


I hope nobody thought the show’s been moving slowly for the past month with absolutely nothing happening because this week, you get twenty straight minutes of exposition! Exciting! Well, I guess Satsuki’s mother also molested her to orgasm, so I guess lesbian incest is something marginally different from Sakura Trick. I’m also pretty sure that they thought the 100 second long recap at the beginning covering the entire show to date was somehow clever, and that worries me.

All I can imagine is that making a new OP and ED wore them out. Poor babies. I can’t wait for that ED to start sticking out like a sore thumb if/when they try to use cliffhangers next to it. I can only hope it’s half as unintentionally amusing as the HiME/Otome series’ woeful matching of tone to OP/EDs.



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13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • V1cious says:

    For weeks you’ve been complaining about the lack of plot, but now you’re complaining that the new episode explains everything. I don’t get it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Haven’t you understood by now? He doesn’t like anything. Too much action? Not enough explanation. Explaining things? Slows things down. Use of flashbacks? Bad form. Any use of CGI? Instant failure.

    • Anonymous says:

      Exposition does not equal plot. Exposition is telling the reader/viewer what they need to know to understand the plot, not the story itself. Good story telling involves limiting exposition as much as possible and weaving it into the narrative. A full episode of exposition does not drive the story forward in any way.

  • anon999 says:

    Parental incest, much? Makes you wonder how screwed-up the Kiryuin family is.

  • Sanjuro says:

    I thought it was funny they said it moved at break-neck speed after managing to recap 15 episodes of plot in one and a half minutes.

    • Aroduc says:

      It wasn’t just the highlights or the plot points needed for the immediate episode as you see in long-running western shows. It was the entire thing.

  • Eric says:

    Obviously the new ED is just how Mako sees the world around her.

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    My first thought at seeing the new ending was – where’s Wooser? Then the ending started to channel the first opening for Urusei Yatsura…

    Come to think of it, having Wooser and Ataru Moroboshi guest-star in an episode or two would help this anime a lot…

    • Dave Baranyi says:

      Damn! I’m prescient! Senketsu did a guest appearance in the opening or Wooser this week! (Episode 5).

      Now we definitely need Wooser to guest on KLK!

  • Yue says:

    Great, more laser nipples.. ^^;