The Antagonist: Ragyo Kiryuin

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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The Power of Three: Kill la Kill

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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Sex and Sexuality: Kill la Kill

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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