Bored journal again.
At this point Kill la Kill is really old so I'm very late to the party, but this show has been on my mind lately.
You know, I LOOOVED Kill al Kill. Like, really, really loved. I love it's artstyle, it's characters, it's music, I really enjoyed it.
Even though I think it has quite a few flaws.
I wasn't really a fan of the fanservice stuff (even if Ryuko and Satsuki are super hot), though it never really bothered me as I think most of it was played for laughs and added to the silly feeling.
And yeah, the animation could be really...not bad, just inconsistent. But I'm willing to give a bit of leeway to Trigger, they spent the budget where it mattered and when it mattered the animation was good. Or purposefully bad for comedy.
Nui's arms just falling off was pretty funny.
Honestly I think I'm the exception and really liked it more in the first half. I felt it was stronger when it embraced all the over the top silliness and "stupid" of it.
I feel it got weaker and a lot choppier in the second half, when it took itself more seriously. Raygo didn't have half the charisma of Satsuki and the Elite Four. Hell, I think Nui should have been the main villain. Raygo was boring. And creepy.
Like, I think I get what they were trying to do with Raygo being very.....creepy with Satsuki. I like the message of "Women can be abusers too." But it felt really confused with that angle and just...not sure what they were trying to do.
But OH MY GOD THOSE LAST EPISODES WERE SO COOL I DON'T CARE IF IT MADE NO SENSE IT WAS COOL.
I think Kill la Kill succeeded mostly on pure spectacle and is held up by a strong and likable cast of characters. As the story really isn't it's strongest aspect to me.
It's by no means the "savior of anime" people said it was, not by a longshot. And I do think stuff like Gurren Lagen and Panty and Stocking are stronger. But it was so much fun to watch.
Also to completely shift gears, because I do this alot, I still don't know much about Berserk but if this is any indication I need to see this.
Skull Knight is such a badass mother oh shit.
Also I heard Casca is Satsuki in the dub, cool! And the Berserk bloopers are hilarious.