Kill la Kill finale: my inadequate take

I expected nothing less. I expected a lot of fighting and shouting with quick doses of comedy, sometimes at the same time (Senketsu's attack on Ragyo), I expected all the characters to have a moment to shine, well, that didn't happen. The devas had some action until the midway point, then stayed to the side … Continue reading Kill la Kill finale: my inadequate take

Kill 23, Nobunagun, Yakuindomo, and Chuunibyou Ren 11

Kill la Kill 23 is a big epside with lots of dramatic moments, fighting, and shouting, all to get us ready for the big finale next week. Good thing, too. Frankly, it's beginning to wear thin. When you have a show as over-the-top and intense as this one, you run the danger of bludgeoning the … Continue reading Kill 23, Nobunagun, Yakuindomo, and Chuunibyou Ren 11

Those Nobunaga shows, and Kill la Kill 22

Unfortunately, in Nobunaga the Fool 9, Caesar isn't dead. I guess I shouldn't have expected him to be, but smirking bishie villains drive me up the wall. Now he's teamed up with Uesugi Kenshin, another clan overload, and a bishie himself, but doesn't smirk and actually seems to be a decent sort; he's got this … Continue reading Those Nobunaga shows, and Kill la Kill 22

Kill 19, Asukara 29, Chuunibyou Ren 7

I don't really know what to think about Kill la Kill 19. I didn't expect a huge episode full of fights and revelations after that craziness last week, and I didn't get one. Not to say it was sedate. Instead, the episode concentrated on getting us caught up with what happened to everyone AFTER last … Continue reading Kill 19, Asukara 29, Chuunibyou Ren 7

Kill 17, Asukara 18, Chuunibyou Ren 5

My reaction to Kill la Kill 17, for the record, was "... the FUCK??!?" Then I tried to figure out when we could have gotten a clue for this. And little comes to mind. Last week, Ragyo told Satsuki all about the life-fibers plans to take over the world, but because of her blasé reaction … Continue reading Kill 17, Asukara 18, Chuunibyou Ren 5

Kill 15, Asukara 16, catching up with Nourin and Zvezda

Kill la Kill 15 is so eager to get to the action that it cuts the OP short, and what we get is a lot of mayhem. First a battle to polish off Takarada, and most of Osaka, in a philosophical match between greed and fear (fear wins), then Ryuuko, da da-dAA!, shows up. Also … Continue reading Kill 15, Asukara 16, catching up with Nourin and Zvezda