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Its completely overrated. 7/10 material. I went in expecting nothing but a fanservice anime, but I came out thinking it was a pretty good show that had a semi original premise, and how its take on society and social barriers was something to admire. Yet people don't remember it for that. Just like No Game No Life, people remember Kill la Kill for silly reasons like the fanservice and that "Don't lose your way" bullcrap. You know what that tells me? The only thing that interested them was meme crap and the titties. Kill la Kill is a perfect example on why you can't have your cake and eat it too. Anime companies of now have lost their touch and they can't figure out the perfect balance between fanservice and story. Even worse, the people just eat it.
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Posted 2/23/15 , edited 1/25/16
I also read an article on how "Studio Trigger saved anime." Don't kid yourself.
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Does this really need a complaint thread?
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Posted 2/23/15 , edited 1/25/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Does this really need a complaint thread?


I kinda thought so. Unless one already exists, then I will formerly ask the mods to take this one down.
Posted 2/23/15

Legendzerox wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Does this really need a complaint thread?


I kinda thought so. Unless one already exists, then I will formerly ask the mods to take this one down.


I thought about it, and I could see the merit of such a thread. It's a complaint thread not about an anime, but about how the people view the anime.
Posted 2/23/15 , edited 12/6/15
well these can be argued based on subjectivity... but if ure asking for my reasons, then these are MY reasons... and nobody else's...

- the animation sequence is unique... it's comical and very exaggerated... an example I can give is when Ryouko gets punched and she rolled into a ball or something, it's comical to watch that... and it's one of the technique to make animations "funny" (although you might not think that way, since you can't see the appeal(?))

- the characters ARE funny. mako mankanshoku... just the name alone makes me laugh... not out loud. but it's one of those funny moments you laugh inside your head. and she says things that are funny... and witty.




- the characters personalities are unique from one another; and they don't seem templated. you have this satsuki girl who is like very rich-girl-like... and drinks black tea, and has her own way of doing things in a calm manner, in contrast to Ryouko who's more honest and loud about how she approaches things

- there is a great message behind the messiness/silliness of the anime. for e.g. the poor family, even though they're poor, they're having fun. while satsuki's mom (can't remember her name), killed her own baby for the sake of career? that seems so empty... (to the me as a viewer)

- another message is... how the school system is divided into different ranks... it's like representative of modern society; how well you do in school... = how good your career is... but you're acting like robots.... look at the scenes in the anime... they look like one another... you can't tell the difference.


- the world of the anime is very unique... I have this cyberpunk feel to it... even though it's not really cyberpunk... it's just like this odd universe...


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Omg... I should totally put this in my review of Kill la kill. I don't understand why I write better essays in forum threads, than I do when writing reviews.




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P.S. Someone make a thread asking "What is the appeal to Free!?"... so I can write a 3000word essay on why it's the best anime of 2014.
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Posted 2/23/15

PeripheralVisionary wrote:


Legendzerox wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Does this really need a complaint thread?


I kinda thought so. Unless one already exists, then I will formerly ask the mods to take this one down.


I thought about it, and I could see the merit of such a thread. It's a complaint thread not about an anime, but about how the people view the anime.


Thats just how I view it. I wanna see how others view it.
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well these can be argued based on subjectivity... but if ure asking for my reasons, then these are MY reasons... and nobody else's...

- the animation sequence is unique... it's comical and very exaggerated... an example I can give is when Ryouko gets punched and she rolled into a ball or something, it's comical to watch that... and it's one of the technique to make animations "funny" (although you might not think that way, since you can't see the appeal(?))

- the characters ARE funny. mako mankanshoku... just the name alone makes me laugh... not out loud. but it's one of those funny moments you laugh inside your head. and she says things that are funny... and witty.




- the characters personalities are unique from one another; and they don't seem templated. you have this satsuki girl who is like very rich-girl-like... and drinks black tea, and has her own way of doing things in a calm manner, in contrast to Ryouko who's more honest and loud about how she approaches things

- there is a great message behind the messiness/silliness of the anime. for e.g. the poor family, even though they're poor, they're having fun. while satsuki's mom (can't remember her name), killed her own baby for the sake of career? that seems so empty... (to the me as a viewer)

- another message is... how the school system is divided into different ranks... it's like representative of modern society; how well you do in school... = how good your career is... but you're acting like robots.... look at the scenes in the anime... they look like one another... you can't tell the difference.


- the world of the anime is very unique... I have this cyberpunk feel to it... even though it's not really cyberpunk... it's just like this odd universe...


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Omg... I should totally put this in my review of Kill la kill. I don't understand why I write better essays in forum threads, than I do when writing reviews.




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P.S. Someone make a thread asking "What is the appeal to Free!?"... so I can write a 3000word essay on why it's the best anime of 2014.


I would do that with Free, but I haven't really watched it.
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Posted 2/23/15
I think it was fun. Why do you care? Just watch what you want to watch,let people who want to watch what they want at peace!
Posted 2/23/15 , edited 2/23/15
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Posted 2/23/15 , edited 4/26/15

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Its completely overrated. 7/10 material. I went in expecting nothing but a fanservice anime, but I came out thinking it was a pretty good show that had a semi original premise, and how its take on society and social barriers was something to admire. Yet people don't remember it for that. Just like No Game No Life, people remember Kill la Kill for silly reasons like the fanservice and that "Don't lose your way" bullcrap. You know what that tells me? The only thing that interested them was meme crap and the titties. Kill la Kill is a perfect example on why you can't have your cake and eat it too. Anime companies of now have lost their touch and they can't figure out the perfect balance between fanservice and story. Even worse, the people just eat it.


I think you're basing what you think people remember about the show on a combination of memes and the aspects that turned people away from the show. Personally, I remember it for its exiting fight scenes and excellent comic relief. I think "overrated" is one of those words that get thrown around a lot whenever anybody watches something popular and doesn't like it as much as the next guy (or gal). Just because you disagree with the consensus doesn't make the whole show "overrated," it just means that your personal score for the show is in a relatively low percentile.

I also disagree with anime companies "losing their touch." They are companies, and are thus motivated by profit more so than art. That's how it is, and, frankly, that's always how it has been for any entertainment company.
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Posted 2/23/15 , edited 2/23/15

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Good thing I am not blind.
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Posted 2/23/15 , edited 2/23/15
Nah, it's a masterpiece in my opinion. Great characters, great symbolism, fantastic action, and even with a low budget the visuals are still fast and fluid. Trigger at least proved that even with a low budget you make some nice looking work and awesome action sequences. Anyways, I'm getting side tracked.

To talk about your complaints: So what if people like slogans like "don't lose your way"? First off, it's catchy and it basically is one of the main driving points of the show, "Don't lose your way." Simple as that.

Also I think I'm confused with your second point: People like Kill la Kill's provocativeness and inappropriateness because of its symbolism and how it gave a big middle finger to social standards, also while still looking sexy. It's kind of hard to not talk about Kill la Kill without mentioning some of the nakedness because it was in every episode and was a central theme. Hell, the rebellion force was called "Nudist Beach". Lmao!

I think I'm just confused with your complaints?
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Posted 2/23/15 , edited 2/23/15

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Nah, it's a masterpiece in my opinion. Great characters, great symbolism, fantastic action, and even with a low budget the visuals are still fast and fluid. Trigger at least proved that even with a low budget you make some nice looking work and awesome action sequences. Anyways, I'm getting side tracked.

To talk about your complaints: So what if people like slogans like "don't lose your way"? First off, it's catchy and it basically is one of the main driving points of the show, "Don't lose your way." Simple as that.

Also I think I'm confused with your second point: People like Kill la Kill's provocativeness and inappropriateness because of its symbolism and how it gave a big middle finger to social standards, also while still looking sexy. It's kind of hard to not talk about Kill la Kill without mentioning some of the nakedness because it was in every episode and was a central theme. Hell, the rebellion force was called "Nudist Beach". Lmao!

I think I'm just confused with your complaints?



Damn straight, I totally agree with you. I personally don't see how people can look at Kill la Kill and say "this show is just mindless fanservice" The amount of symbolism and metaphors in Kill la Kill when you really look at it is amazing. The themes are masterfully executed and the comedic and outlandish way Trigger presented their ideas made it that much more memorable. However, people don't need to decisively agree with someone on anything, especially something like an anime.
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I only watched Kill la Kill to episode 2. I didn't like it. However, it's not without merit.

The animation on it is incredible. So dynamic, and a style that's not so often seen, but works well with comedy.
The scene where Ryuko launches her opponent towards Satsuki, and all the one-star goons body-block, while the two-four star generals physically block the blood, yet to have a drop of blood hit her face, and the fear they showed as soon as that happened was hilarious.

However, I do agree that it's overrated. I stopped watching because there was far more that I disliked, despite its merits.
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