My first impression post for the new season, here we go!
Kill la Kill is a currently airing anime made by Aniplex. They say that those are more or less the same guys who were working on Gurren Lagann, and that by itself is a good reason look up this new anime.
But let’s not be hasty. I will first tell you a little about this anime, and then you will decide, whether or not you want to watch it. Cause I bet, not everyone will like it.
The anime tells us a story of a girl named Ryuuko, who just entered new school. And the school is quite weird. It is more of a military organisation, than just a school. And the ruler of the school (no, not principal, ‘ruler’ is the word I wanted) is the head of student council Satsuki Kiryuuin. And from the first episode Ryuuko, starts to fight against Satsuki, partly because she doesn’t like the regime, partly to get information about people who killed her father.
Yeah, I know, you are saying “wait, that makes no sense”. And I say to that – wait and see. So, Ryuuko tries to fight, but has no success. Cause her opponents, Satsuki’s lackeys are wearing special uniforms that give them abnormal power. Lucky for Ryuuko, she soon finds a super-uniform of her own, and so she can fight on equal ground now.
Did I lose you there? Well, as you have guessed the show doesn’t take itself too seriously. The plot consists of excuses to show some awesome fighting, or fanservice (it is actually a big part of the show, I’ll go there in a moment). But well, aren’t there shows that did the same thing and were still good? Like mentioned earlier Gurren Lagann? What I want to say is, even so the show is not very serious, don’t give up on it yet.
So as I said, the show contains some scary amounts of fanservice. Basically Ryuuko, because of the nature of her battle uniform gets half-naked every time she has to fight. You want to see the extend, just google pictures for Kill La Kill, and you will instantly know if you are comfortable with this much skin showing. And if you are not, well, the show is not for you, that is for sure.
But if you formed a mental image of this show as of second High School of the Dead, well, that is not quite true. First, Ryuuko isn’t really happy about the way she looks during the fight. And not in a usual silly way. Being quite smart, she does not hesitate to use the uniform, yet she is conscious of her look in it. It is just interesting to see how a person with her strong will power, dedication and good mental balance is dealing with those comic and not so comic problems she encounters.
As for not so comic problems, here is the example. To power-up the uniform she needs to give it her blood. And so she wears a device on her wrist, that, from what I see, is a thing that let her cut her wrist and give blood to the costume. And she has about 10 minutes before she passes out from blood loss. Doesn’t seem like such a silly comedy here, hm?
I don’t know if you should watch it. If you watch it, I don’t know if you will like it. Still, I think if you give it a try, there is a chance you will find a show that will make your winter a little brighter. See you next time (^_^)/