Now, I know it's a bit early for a review of a series that has just started and has only aired three episodes to date, but this series has had a lot of buzz around the internet and I thought I should give my two cents about it.
I'm gonna cut right to the point and address the 800-lb gorilla (or elephant in the room, whichever one works) in this part. Yes, there is Fanservice. Lots
of fanservice. The main character and the de-facto Big Bad
of this series wear incredibly skimpy costumes, the former of which has her's forced onto her in the first episode.
This has caused a firestorm on Tumblr, specifically among social justice warriors, saying how offensive the costumes are, that it supports rape culture and other inflammatory noise that I often hear from that circle of people. Fans of Kill La Kill
answered back and we get Flame Wars
unlike any I've seen in a while.
I'll say this about any other series like it. Kill La Kill
is not for everybody. It's like Tarantino films with its violence/the usage of the N-word. Just like that, there will be people who will watch this and feel legitimately uncomfortable about the fanservice and will not like it because of the fanservice (or other reasons too), and that's completely fine with me.
However, I feel that even without the Fanservice, Kill La Kill
has a lot of good things about it that makes it worth the time. First off, we have the action scenes, which is so difficult to describe. "Off the wall" doesn't do it justice, "Awesomely over the top" doesn't do it justice. Nothing I could say could possibly do it justice as to how fun it is to watch it (Episode 3's fight scene is seriously among one of the best fight scenes I've ever
seen.) And the characters are unique as hell too. Mako's a funny character, everyone in the Student Council a fun villain to watch and Ryuko's a great protagonist. I love the action, the characters, the animation, the story, and even the fanservice is enjoyable enough to look at.
I will say Kill La Kill
, fanservice or no fanservice, is a great time, it's off to a great start and I can't wait for the series to progress. Guess I shouldn't have thought less from the people behind Gurren Lagann