Just binge watched Kill La Kill while I’ve been sick. I was incredulous at first, but I think it’s actually pretty good. The first few episodes felt like gratuitous fanservice, but after a while the message is instead that people should be able to wear whatever they want and be badass while doing it without being sexualized or shamed. I mean, the shear repetition of the transformation sequences and the shear numbers of nude/near-nude people (male and female) towards the middle and through the end practically mocks anyone in the audience that is still watching because of titillation. The show quickly moves beyond fanservice into TTGL-style over the top badass with a ridiculous plot.
Also I was unsurprised when I found out that the writer and director are the same as TTGL.
Has anyone else watched this? Do other people have thoughts about it?
Kill La Kill is one of my favorite shows. I think it’s super fun and self-aware and plays with tropes in a way that is engaging rather than just repetition. I really loved the teacher character (and his starry nipples). I loved the mid-series team up between Ryuko and Satsuki. I think the fighting is big and fun and ridiculous.
The only thing that i think could have been done without is the incest bits, I don’t think it was necessary to demonstrate the power dynamic in the relationship and makes the show less accessible for survivors of incest/ sexualized violence.