Keel a Keel #22 — “Our Budget Ran Out Two Minutes In”

March 13th, 2014


I was sure hoping for a whole bunch of Gameboy graphics plus exposition.


So, Kill la Kill, what will we be spending our time repeating this week? Let’s spin the wheel. Oh, and it’s landed on exposition. Again. And another series of shouted speeches about how great Satsuki is? Wonderful. And you know she’s great because while she may have also never won a single battle in the entire show, she’s lost one or two fewer than them. Between the blaring… blaring music and the glare-riffic sunset, the only way they could have made that scene cheesier would have been by slapping someone in the face with brie.

Anyway, Nui loses her arms, which apparently counts this time because magic, and then the rest of the episode is just them masturbating to Satsuki and Ryuko teaming up and hoping to god that the audience is touching themselves along with them. There’s some pissing around about yet another space plan of space aliens using space crap to space kill the space planet, but since the cliffhanger is just space monsters dropping out of the space sky or rising from the space ocean for space giggles, the whole thing reeks of padding even more than usual. Sure, they were evil before, but now they have space weapons. More of them. Is the ante upped yet? Do things matter now?

Posted in Kill la Kill | 9 Comments »

9 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • anon999 says:

    This show gets more and more bland every episode.

  • algorithm says:

    All those clowns seriously need to shut up asap. Except Senketsu maybe.

  • The Phantom says:

    This show was never good to being with…

  • LordGalacticMiniMuffins says:

    If this series qualifies as “saving anime” then this industry is screwed.

  • Taco says:

    >the rest of the episode is just them masturbating to Satsuki and Ryuko teaming up and hoping to god that the audience is touching themselves along with them

    Yes – because they are.

    I think that Aroduc’s statement here is correct but disingenuous: it implies that this strategy isn’t working. In fact, it is making Kill la Kill very popular, despite a presumably low-average budget.

    To be clear, I don’t mean that the show is popular despite the badness (in the way that, for example, I would say Michael Bay movies are), it is popular because of the badness – the particular things being criticized.

    When a show is intending to be the refinement of a particular genre, criticizing the tropes of that genre being taken to their logical extremes seems… odd.

    This is a hot blooded action show: when have those ever included more actual action than talking? when have they ever not been cheesier than Wisconsin?

    The pacing does suck at times, though.

    • aklik says:

      your logic:
      1) this show is trash
      2) this show is trash because it wants to be trash
      3) this show is good because it was able to become trash

  • Sanjuro says:

    The animation staff are actually using crayons now.
    And why did Ryuuko want to hit the eyebrows when she was brainwashed, angsty then brainwashed again for about 6 episodes straight.