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Should I Watch Kill la Kill?
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Posted 3/12/14

BeyondTheGrave007 wrote:

If you liked Gurren Lagann than you'll enjoy Kill la Kill. I like It because the story is good, love the characters and it's funny, but that's just my opinion.


Loved Gurren Lagann, one of my top 10 or so shows. I certainly don't feel the same about Kill la Kill to say the least so its not a sure fire thing.

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I didn't really enjoy it after the first couple episodes.
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I was curious about this, it made it sound like it was off another series, so i wasn't going to try to watch until i found the other series, but never really did, so i watched first episode, wasn't sure, so it gets better i assume lol
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This show seems like it would be a hit or miss for most people. I personally love it, but I can see why all the fanservice, insane plot, and overall craziness would make people hate it.
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I admit I hardly remember all the points of Gama's episode, but what did they tell us about his upbringing outside the episode exactly? I'm also curious about what his uniform speaks about him.


I'll use spoiler tag's, so...spoiler tag's on Kill la Kill episodes 8-9!



It's just, so much character was put into this show, how can someone expect me to turn my brain off?

You could write an Essay on Kamui's and how Go Nagi's work influenced them, or you can write about what the uniforms say about the characters who wear them.
You can also go into the endless character references or how much of the Anime Industry is parodied each episode.(The purple-nipple lights are totally making fun of the Ecchi Anime's which use bright-lights to sensor things, only to remove them if you buy the DVD's later, I swear it!)
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Mazzzz wrote:

I admit I hardly remember all the points of Gama's episode, but what did they tell us about his upbringing outside the episode exactly? I'm also curious about what his uniform speaks about him.


I'll use spoiler tag's, so...spoiler tag's on Kill la Kill episodes 8-9!



It's just, so much character was put into this show, how can someone expect me to turn my brain off?

You could write an Essay on Kamui's and how Go Nagi's work influenced them, or you can write about what the uniforms say about the characters who wear them.
You can also go into the endless character references or how much of the Anime Industry is parodied each episode.(The purple-nipple lights are totally making fun of the Ecchi Anime's which use bright-lights to sensor things, only to remove them if you buy the DVD's later, I swear it!)


That would have been good knowledge to know while watching it. I don't think it's a good thing that it's separate, as that makes Gamagoori's character much more appealing. Major points about characters should be said in the show, little quirks or random meaningless facts should be inside the guidebooks IMO. Still, I agree with you that you shouldn't have to turn your brain off while watching this.
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Posted 3/12/14

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BeyondTheGrave007 wrote:

If you liked Gurren Lagann than you'll enjoy Kill la Kill. I like It because the story is good, love the characters and it's funny, but that's just my opinion.


Loved Gurren Lagann, one of my top 10 or so shows. I certainly don't feel the same about Kill la Kill to say the least so its not a sure fire thing.



Sorry that you don't feel the same way. Personally, I loved both.
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Allow me to explain the good points of Kill La Kill and why you should watch it--

For one thing, it's the only show that plays on 'Fanservice' and does it in such a way that you basically come to a point of actually getting used to it. From episode 1-6ish all it was is tedious action and fanservice with a shallowish and cliche backstory. But this is all a ruse, and an addictive one. You can tell there is far more plot behind it all, you can simply tell despite the random and comedy like antics. It hooks you with the mix of action, comedy and fan service.

But by episode 10, you've become so used to what would've normally be considered fanservice that it is no longer that. It's no longer about the eye candy, it's about the story and how riveting it becomes-- it's about the mystery behind certain things and of course, it's about the action and a bit about the comedy.

This anime does a good job at not playing on fan service and an even better job at their action sequences; the entire thing is a hype train of action. To those who say the plot is poor; well. . It's opinionated. I personally love the plot (specially now), with all the twist and turns. Some people can point it out as obvious, others will say they didn't see it miles away-- But that is basically apples to oranges.

Long story short, this anime is rather captivating. If Fan Service isnt your thing, watch it anyway-- THe action more then makes up for it and the plot gets rather riveting-- Specially with how tables turn.
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well i personally prefer to wait until series are finished as well but i guess it just depends on how bad you want to watch it. I mean id focus on what on you top priority list that way you can manage your time better
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It's an overall great show with intense action sequences, an interesting plot and lovable characters. There is a message trying to be conveyed within the show that most people don't ever grasp which often times leads to them not liking it. I won't spoil it for you If you loved Gurren Laggan, KLK has the same outlandish extreme feel, not to mention it references specific elements from Gurren Laggan often. I found KLK to be initially outrageous and over the top, but as you watch and begin to really take a closer look at the show, you really want to not stop watching it since you will be constantly wanting more. : )

TL:DR Go give first ep a watch, let KLK take your life away~
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Its a really good show. Unlike others, there's and actual sense of progression and it feels like something is actually at stake. The action is good, as is the humor. However, if you can't get over how ridiculous the clothes are, you either don't watch it or get used to it. I didn't like how they played off of how embarrassing Ryuko's clothes were in the beginning, but after she accepts it, they don't put her in those suggestive situations as much and I didn't mind that what she was wearing made Birdy the Mighty look like she was wearing a hijab. If you can get over the scanty clothing (which isn't as much a problem later on since you get used to it in a not bad way), and like action and humor you'll like it.

tl;dr, if you liked Gurren Lagann, you'll like this. I wouldn't say it's as good, but its still pretty damn good.
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Posted 3/12/14

Mazzzz wrote:

That would have been good knowledge to know while watching it. I don't think it's a good thing that it's separate, as that makes Gamagoori's character much more appealing. Major points about characters should be said in the show, little quirks or random meaningless facts should be inside the guidebooks IMO. Still, I agree with you that you shouldn't have to turn your brain off while watching this.


It's the classic rule of "Show don't tell"

The show shows you this background information, and doesn't tell us. How much we get out of the show depends on how much we put into it. It shouldn't be said in the show, it should be gleaned from their behavior.

Little quirks are the hints to that background information, and background information rarely have a proper place within a show's narrative. They're trying to tell a story with characters here, not the opposite.

That's why I'm trying to encourage people who read these posts to watch Kill la Kill. It's got that level of critical thinking.

The title itself has several layers of meanings!

Kill la Kill seems rather odd right? Especially when you consider how much trouble Japanese has with the L's and R's. It's called "Engrish" for a reason. But they have 3 L's! Look a bit deeper, and you'll learn the Japanese pronuncuation, Kiru, essentially means "Cut" or "Cut la Cut"
Another layer here. La's Japanese can be said as "Ra" which has a Clothing/To Wear kind of meaning.

In the end, the show could be translated "Kill/Cut the clothes you wear"

Or something... I don't remember it at as well as I should, so I made a mistake or two.

But the names of the characters all have multiple meanings as well. Meanings that just take a level of thinking beyond just "seeing" a show.
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Felstalker wrote:


Mazzzz wrote:

That would have been good knowledge to know while watching it. I don't think it's a good thing that it's separate, as that makes Gamagoori's character much more appealing. Major points about characters should be said in the show, little quirks or random meaningless facts should be inside the guidebooks IMO. Still, I agree with you that you shouldn't have to turn your brain off while watching this.


It's the classic rule of "Show don't tell"

The show shows you this background information, and doesn't tell us. How much we get out of the show depends on how much we put into it. It shouldn't be said in the show, it should be gleaned from their behavior.

Little quirks are the hints to that background information, and background information rarely have a proper place within a show's narrative. They're trying to tell a story with characters here, not the opposite.

That's why I'm trying to encourage people who read these posts to watch Kill la Kill. It's got that level of critical thinking.

The title itself has several layers of meanings!

Kill la Kill seems rather odd right? Especially when you consider how much trouble Japanese has with the L's and R's. It's called "Engrish" for a reason. But they have 3 L's! Look a bit deeper, and you'll learn the Japanese pronuncuation, Kiru, essentially means "Cut" or "Cut la Cut"
Another layer here. La's Japanese can be said as "Ra" which has a Clothing/To Wear kind of meaning.

In the end, the show could be translated "Kill/Cut the clothes you wear"

Or something... I don't remember it at as well as I should, so I made a mistake or two.

But the names of the characters all have multiple meanings as well. Meanings that just take a level of thinking beyond just "seeing" a show.


That's certainly true, my point lies in the fact that they told us anyway, but instead of telling us in the show, they told us in a guidebook. I agree not everything should have been said, just that it should be obvious enough for viewers to infer it. We couldn't infer that he was poor and raised by a single mom, at least not that I could remember from that episode.

A lot of what you're talking about gets lost in translation, and the only way to find it is to be really into the show to the point where you look it up. Either way, These kinds of things don't particularly impress me, as many shows have done it. Dragon Ball is a prime example of a show where literally all the names are puns, and some of them are foreshadowing future events and people. It doesn't make the show any better from a writing standpoint if you ask me, just a bit more enjoyable.

Still, as I said earlier, the show isn't just what you see on the surface, and you really have to pay attention to catch all of it, something that most anime are lacking now a days. I don't think any one anime will be anime's "savior" but I like what kill la kill has done as a whole.
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Kill la Kill is incredibly stylized thats for sure. It wont appeal to everyone. I personally think its way better then Gurren Lagann.
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