It’s time for episode two of Anime Fun Time, and boy do we have a show for you today: a massive, spoiler-laden, two-part examination of Kill la Kill, Studio Trigger’s first full length TV animation offering. Join Paul, Tom, and Jill as they perform a deep dive on a show that’s much, much more than just fan service and explosions. CLICK HERE for Part 1, and HERE for Part 2.
Topics of discussion include:
- Part 1 – general plot discussion; puns & homophones; formalistic elements such as pacing and structure; the nature of fan-service; a pro-feminist interpretation of the series; and listener questions.
- Part 2 – corrections and clarifications; the influence of shojo manga, fairy tales, and the erotic-grotesque-nonsense movement; the Sada Abe incident; manga and anime as counter-culture; more on feminism; our favorite moments; and additional listener questions.
“Sometimes you just gotta be washed by a naked rainbow lady.” – Tom Pandich