Kill la Kill #17 — Wherein Everyone Ignores the First Twenty One Minutes

February 6th, 2014


Mark my words.

The reason I’m late today is because my normally 10-15 minutes drive home became 90 minutes thanks not so much to the blizzard in the northwest, as the gridlock. My favorite was the empty car just sitting in the middle of the freeway across two lanes, especially when a firetruck when driving right past it.


Let’s get this out of the way. I’ve accidentally skipped more important things in shows than the closing seconds here. I don’t even know which godawful thing I’d rather not see more, rehashing the exact same fights from the end of the first half but in different costumes, or Frieza Mom shrugging it off so Goku and Vegeta team up. I was always assuming (with dread) that it’d be the latter, but now I’m forced to question if it could indeed simply just get worse. In the most horrid case scenario, they combine the two and we get a month of episodes of the job squad jobbing to Mom’s magic bean aliens. None of which excuses that we’ve gone from 22 straight minutes last week that can be summarized as “They’re not magic. They’re aliens,” to 21 straight minutes of not even that. Trying to get the fans to clap like harp seals with the same phoned in references and Mako/family gags as the last 16 episodes?

Oh wait, I guess the crowd is wrapped up in magic alien and everyone is all back in the same place once more. A goddamned episode well spent. Thursdays this season need to be beaten with a sock of nickels until they get their crap together.

Next Episode:

Guess she’s not very hurt after all.

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    Gotta love how the preview already indicates that she’s fine and probably has regeneration powers too, as all those true baddies that have barely unleashed their potential before apparently getting killed by just a single surprise hit usually tend to have.

    Because if it takes 4 episodes each and every time anew to get some development, immediately reset it.

  • anon999 says:

    Well, that’s a thing that happened.