You know it seems like in a lot anime you never really see the antagonist unless there’s big fight. Look at Sailor Moon, right? The antagonist appears in like scene two or three, giving orders to some underling, and then disappears for the rest of the episode while the underling is getting whupped in the […]
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: tropes exist because they work. If you’re a writer like I am, tropes is your friend. Here’s a question for you: WHY do they work? Well, in certain ways a trope is the equivalent to a symbol in the linguistic (as opposed to the artistic) sense. […]
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God, I love (name of video streaming service that can pay if it wants to be advertised here)! When I signed up, I got to watch all of Kill la Kill again before Neon Genesis Evangelion dropped. I may have mentioned that I really like Kill la Kill, right? I know that people are of […]
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It’s easy to write about Kill la Kill. It’s really cool so you WANT to write about it, and it’s easy to write about because there’s A LOT to unpack in there. Whoever cooked up Neon Genesis Evangelion cooked up something philosophically deep; whoever cooked up Revolutionary Girl Utena cooked up something structurally deep. Whoever […]
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Kill la Kill is one of my favorite series, maybe third on my personal list after Black Lagoon and Cowboy Bebop, although that’s not quite fair. Due to licensing problems Kill isn’t available readily on DVD, so I haven’t seen it as often or watched it as carefully as the other two. Maybe it’s not […]
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Okay, for me Kill la Kill worked at so many levels that it’s hard to name them all. I have a list of topics for this blog, and Kill la Kill is on it three times already, and I’ll probably think of more as I go along. As a trained animator, though, to me one […]
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