Kill la Kill #19 — Revenge of the Job Squad 2

February 20th, 2014

 

Are they still trying to sell these guys?

Impressions:

Basically another episode of naught but exposition and yet again trying to make out… uh… whoever the gimps were in Dragonball out to not be gimps. Said attempt came with an entire speech explaining not only why they and their new slow blow dryer was so awesome, but how it worked, why it worked, and the average rainfall of the Amazon basin. All so that they could show how great Ryuko was. Over the Job Squad. Again. And we’re apparently going to be delving into the “I’m a monster” schtick too, triggered not by the grotesque blood spewing monster she turned into a couple months ago, but by newfound immortality and super powers. Yes. That old chestnut. An inspired direction to take things that I haven’t seen at all since about seven shows last season used it.

The height of the particularly insipid padding came when they were explaining Ryuko’s situation, particularly at the start of that scene when they couldn’t just show the damn sailor suit looking anxious, but had to then give an entire paragraph about how anybody could see that it looks anxious. Followed by basically them going “There might be a plot hole here, but ACTUALLY!” Of course, the wise move would have been to just not say anything at all, but I suppose that wouldn’t have eaten up any time, and isn’t that really what’s important here? I mean why else would they possibly have yet another segment of the antagonist stroking her naked daughter?

Next Episode:

My automatic capper doesn’t like the way this show does next episode previews. Also, bondage.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • algorithm says:

    Time to get nekid.

  • kenuran says:

    “And we’re apparently going to be delving into the “I’m a monster” schtick too, triggered not by the grotesque blood spewing monster she turned into a couple months ago, but by newfound immortality and super powers. Yes. That old chestnut.”

    Just what i always wanted Kill la Kill to do, make me think about Valvrave. Yaaaaay…

  • anon999 says:

    God, this is ridiculous. I’ve seen better shonen anime have better fights than this.

  • CTT says:

    Ryuko can be an ungrateful bitch and moan about being a monster if she wants to, but she should leave Senketsu out of it. He’s been nothing but loyal and good to her and Mako. After years of watching anime, I’ve decided (or had it drilled into me) that whether or not we’re a monster has everything to do with our actions and nothing to do with our origin.

    • Longing says:

      And after even more years of watching anime you’ll learn that most anime that does this will shove it down your throat in the most heavy handed way possible and call it “character development.”

  • coolname420 says:

    Satsuki getting molested every single episode is starting to become really gross, and their attempt to make it scary isn’t working

    SHE’S DOING IT BECAUSE SHE’S EVIL YES TRIGGER WE GOT IT THE FIRST TIME PLEASE STOP NOW

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    Eww, can barely contain my excitement for angsty clothing and Ryuuko yelling about how she’s a monster because she has superspecialawesome powers until she realizes (or rather Mako makes her realize) that she can use said super powers to protect her friends™, conclusively un-monster-fying her.