I watched 3rd episode of Kill La Kill before I’ve written my review for the first two episodes. So I could just write about the episodes 1-3 back then. But I didn’t. And here is the reason.
The third episode actually made me thinking whether or not ti was a wrong decision to pick Kill la Kill out of all the awesome anime we have this season. And why is that? How should I put it. When Ryuuko fights half-naked, that is more or less ok, that is a way they make fun of her, I am fine with that. But when Satsuki starts to fight half-naked, that is just fanservice. There is no justification for that, besides to show off her body. And because they fight each other, well it made me think that the show is going to degrade into ecchi realm, and that is not something I want to waste my time on, not to mention that writing reviews for something like that while staying kid-friendly is going to be tough. So I was a bit worried.
But they changed the tone quite a bit in the 4th episode. So don’t worry, so far I am ready to continue. Unless it gets dumb, I’ll still with it.
So, about the episodes, was there something besides the fanservice? There was, but not much. The conflict between Satsuki and Ryuuko escalated to the point of becoming a personal challenge for both of them. Satsuki now uses the same special type of outfit that Ryuuko has. So they are more or less equal with Satsuki being just a little stronger. At the end of the 3rd episode they announced that each member of the school is now going to fight Ryuuko. I believe that it means that the show is going to be episodic for the next few weeks (maybe more than that). I would have preferred some real plot, but you can’t get all you want.
Hopefully I’ll watch all the rest of the episodes this week. I’ll try. But no promises. See you next time (^_^)/
My earlier post on Kill la Kill: Kill la Kill, episodes 1 and 2.