Kill La Kill Returns To Toonami! Sept 16, 2015 3:24:04 GMT -6
Post by erockstar5 on Sept 16, 2015 3:24:04 GMT -6
So after months of wonderment and speculation, today we find out that Kill La Kill will be the show replacing Attack on Titan (when it finishes) in the 3:00am time slot of Toonami's broadcast. Now I'll admit I'm a bit sad that it isn't a new show to go along with the most recent addition to the block Akame Ga Kill. But to be honest, I'm happy that Kill La Kill is coming back. Now the reason why I say that even though I watched it all the way through it's first run on the broadcast is because Kill La Kill in a way, was the first anime that I have watched since becoming more and more accepting of those types of crazy tone shifting and changing styled animes. Also it's a show that if you asked me to watch two or three years ago, I honestly would have rejected it off hand because I would admittedly be turned off by the scandalous decisions regarding character's personality, wardrobe, and shot selection during fights.
The reason why I would have is because back then I was very nit picky regarding animes. If I broke it down, basically they had to be awesome action but also seriously realistic. If a show goes to overboard with animation, or comedy scenes etc usually I would be turned off by it. Tenchi Muyo would be a good example I watched a good portion of the Tenchi where Ryoko transforms into a demon thing by placing a green gem into her head. I forgot which one that was but that one was my favorite Tenchi back then. The other Tenchis though, I tried but eventually got turned off by them because nothing really happened in those Tenchis, other than the flirting, boobs and boob shots and butt shots and so on. I guess at the time I felt I was above that sort of thing, more mature and ignored animes like that because of the scandalous nature. Another reason too was because a show like that would be usually thrown into the typical anime stereotyping that adults try to throw anime into. You know what I mean, it's porn not entertainment stereotyping. My parents were't that bad regarding cartoons but still, I grew up in a house hold that told me that in high school I was too old to be watching cartoons and playing with action figures.
Now in recent years I've turned around a bit and have become more accepting of these scandalous elements in anime. I'm not particularly a fan of female anime characters having boobs sizes as big as their heads or Torguro's eighty percent strength bicep. Still though, the reason being is because I see anime or animation as it's own form of art. I ask if painters and drawers can be showcased for their art of drawing environments and nude women being portrayed as goddesses in museums, well then why can't we have that in anime honestly? Paintings and drawings share very common traits with animation when you think about it. So what's the difference? Also another reason as well is because I don't take it so seriously where it's going to effect how I am in reality. I'm pretty sure my clothes don't talk to me or suck my blood and give me super powers in reality. But when I watch a form of entertainment I separate it from my own personal reality and transport myself into the show's reality. If the film or anime do their job and are good, then I'm probably not going to be leaving that movie or anime's reality for a couple hours. At that point I'm playing by their rules of reality until the movie or episode is over, know what I mean? So with all of this said, we now come back to Kill La Kill.
Now it's because of this is why I love Kill La Kill so much, and why I'd say I totally recommend you checking out. Kill La Kill if you missed it during it's first run, has given me a new respect for the over the top and even scandalous styled animes out there. I will admit though the show does drag in the beginning for a little bit, initially it's interesting but during the middle of the beginning of the show it's slow in getting things started. But once a certain event happens to Ryuko (the show's protagonist) When she gets seriously pissed off the show suddenly picks up and it actually progresses really well in my opinion. All of a sudden in it's own way, the story progression is executed in a amazingly clever and completely engaging way for a show that's incredibly over the top. The jokes are hilarious and the over the top action actually adds to the appeal of it. Somehow if you stick with it, it will suck you into it's reality. You will care for the characters and you will take it seriously honestly. I'm telling you it happened to me, that's why I'm saying these things! If you watch it from the beginning to end, I hope you see what I mean. I would go into details, in fact I want to go into details, Well... not those kinds of details that some of you internet folks may think. But details about the story and what happens to the characters. However I don't want to spoil anything for you new comers. Honestly give it a shot, I went into Kill La Kill's first run pretty much completely blind and by the end, I ended up loving it, ended up wanting it on DVD at some point, and ended up gaining a new respect for a certain anime style where way back when I would have rejected it right away without even giving it a chance. I totally recommend Kill La Kill as I said if you haven't seen it before. Seriously, it will teach you to "Not to lose your way, in your mind."