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Someone just admitted to me that Kill la Kill made them cry, that the show touched them in such a way it invoked tears. As someone who hasn't watched the show, and seen only the bits and pieces through gifs and images, should I think this person just has bad taste and is reading too much into the show for something that isn't there?

Is this not just an action-comedy with a really loose definition of parody? Or do you guys actually believe this show is deep or meaningful?

>roundabout way of also seeing if /a/ can convince me to give this show a chance, because picture related is probably the only character from the show that seems interesting
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I'm not sure how it would. It's just a fun little show.

I felt an impact of emotion once when out of nowhere "DON'T LOSE YOUR WAYYYY" came in and I felt something, but music does that to me. It felt really out of place to have that reaction to this particular show, so much so that I paused and had to ask myself what the fuck just happened.
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Shounen in general isn't supposed to be "meaningful". This one isn't really that deep though in my opinion. It's more fun and humorous than anything.
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>>101071747
Your impression of it is correct, there's nothing meaningful in it.
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you should watch it just so you can tell everyone you know that you saw the show that saved the insustry.
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>>101071747
anything remotely sappy can make me tear up

it's my darkest secret.
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>>101072012
I... cute things make me cry, and cute music too. Pic related, this is the reason of why I can't eat animal shaped cookies.
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The only reason you would tear up watching KlK is from laughing so hard at the fact people think it's anime of the year material.
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Kill la Kill is good, but not deep. you should watch it before you reject it out of hand and say anyone who likes it has "bad taste"

Different people like different genres. I for example think "slice of life" is the most incredibly dull shit about cutsey middle/high shcool girls that has been recyled waaaaay too many times
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So it's right for me to laugh in someone's face when they try and pass off those uniforms as part of the "clever parody" they cling to?
All those ass and tits are made clever because it makes a statement about how fanservice and this relevation will "save anime" with its insight.

I can't watch this show because I just fucking imagine friends of mine in the fandom who look for something deeper and I get secondhand embarrassment. It's like FMA all over again.
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OP, dude, it doesn't matter if it's deep, it's what you get out of it that makes it good.
Different people find meaning in different things.
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>>101072222
It's probably a good show, and I'd probably end up liking it.

Just became jaded after hearing acquaintances go bat-shit bananas over it like it was the second coming of Christ.
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>>101072178
No one does, though.
The haters take the show much more seriously than most of the fanbase does.
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>Kill la Kill
>Deep and Meaningful

Two phrases that should never be in proximity of each other.

Notable exceptions are:

>Kill la Kill is most certainly not Deep and Meaningful in any respectable way.
>Anyone who thinks Kill la Kill is Deep and Meaningful is delusional.
>I was looking up Kill la Kill hentai where Mako was getting fucked deep, and meaningful words were not coming out of her mouth.
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>>101072306
That's a good post, anon.

I like you
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>>101072306
This makes me consider watching the show.
Just a little bit though. How many episodes in is it anyways?
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>>101072306
You're going to make a good wife someday.
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>>101072292

The problem with you is that there IS something deeper that you cant see because you refuse to look. If you look at a picture of KlK you think "wow that's the most blatant fan-service Ive ever seen!". But if you actually WATCH the show you would see that the first obstacle the MC has to overcome is that exact thing. She is embarased by showing off her body and having men ogle her; cannot access her true power untill she learns to accept herself etc. etc. Long story short its a coming of age story. TTGL war the men's version (phallic symbolic drills, robots run on manliness, Simon's balls drop etc.), KlK is the women's version (powers come with a bleeding, embarrassed by her body, all the powerful charactrs are girls etc.)
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>>101072385
Just don't expect a Madoka and you'll be fine.
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>>101072306
Anon, I..
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I... I cried when Ryuko finally put Senketsu back on.

It reminded me of the time I returned to face my mother and her boyfriend after being kicked out two years prior. Me and her boyfriend had gotten into a physical conflict. During this two year skip, I got /fa/shionable, lost weight, and managed to get a tummytuck. I don't know why, but seeing Ryuko face her fears (Somewhat) and hearing DON'T LOSE YOUR WAAAAYYYYY just hit me.
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>>101072727
Fuck off faggot.
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>>101072774
No

Heterosexual
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>>101072564
16 comes out on thurday
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KLK is fun but i dont think its one of those shows that make me feel sad once the adventure is over.
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I cry randomly at shounenshit all the time, I just get emotional seeing the hero turn things around and come out on top to triumphant music.

That doesn't mean it's really well made though, it just means that I'm a pussy
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This show is epic. Epic. Episode 15 was sick. neither of these adjectives need depth.
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>>101072619
Speaking as someone who *has* watched the show, this is a bullshit argument, made by people who have a laughably antiquated notion of what female empowerment actually means.
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Garbage anime, im glad it tanked.
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>>101072619
I've had this conversation before, and I'll give you the point that the fanservice being a device other than for the sake of being fanservice.

It's plot-related, it is to help the heroine progress and overcome her whatever issues come with being held in the male gaze. I get that whole notion.

It's just hard to take anyone seriously when I look at all the examples costume design and attire when they push it to such lengths to prove a point.

Then again, this is from the same folks who did TTGL, as you said. And I definitely couldn't find myself invested in that either. Asspulls aplenty with that show.

Maybe I just prefer my observations on coming of age stories to be a bit more subtle, and not packaged with something so absurd looking that I feel like it undermines the whole message they are trying to communicate.
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Cry? I have no idea what scene could have done that.
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>>101071747
>convince me

fuck you
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>>101072727
what the fuck is your problem that you get kicked out and decide to go get fashionable, lose weight, AND get surgery
how fucking low was your self esteem that you devoted the 2 years you were away to such things?
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>>101073250
>Woman hating faggot
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>>101071747
Well, I got a bit depressed at the episode where they work to improve the family's living conditions, but get corrupted by materialism. Mainly the part where Ryuko is trapped between loneliness and consigning the family to poverty again. Fighting the system never seemed so hard. And of course the part where Mako breaks down because her family's just cheering for her to keep pummeling Ryuko, who won't fight back. I think that's where most people who cry at KLK are crying.
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>>101071747
How bout you rip off his dick, he sure as hell doesn't deserve it for crying bitch tears at such a shitty show.
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>>101072619
>the most blatant fanservice I've ever seen!"
>he hasn't seen SnQ
>he hasn't seen KdO
Only low powerlevel faggots would say that.
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>>101071747
Nah, you're either getting trolled or that guy has watched all of 5 anime, as opposed to many people on /a/ who have seen >500. KLK is alright at best but doesn't really rock your world.

The first couple episodes are hype as fuck, but it's been dragging shit out too long ever since then. At least 2 or 3 times now when we thought something huge actually changed, lolnope, back to status quo soon after. Pretty much the only thing I watch the show for is that the characters themselves are entertaining and there are occasional great sakuga scenes.
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>>101073763
it was a woman
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>>101071747
>convince me
Why?
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the only story that ever made me cry was when i read a legolas x aragorn fanfiction
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>>101073329
Their tits and ass are flopping about all over the place because stupid fucking teenage girls have to deal with tits and ass flopping about all over the place.

This isn't a fucking male empowerment story, it's a fucking female empowerment story.

To ignore the fact that girls bodies change, not just to become sex objects, but to become tools of raw power, would not be a female story.
It'd be a male story with a male MC drawn to look like a girl.
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>>101071747
If you read into it, it could possibly EVA level for deepness but, its not actually deep with out going to shit like.
Anyone have the 500+ copy pasta about how hitler won in KlK and made the standing of living higher than our, that shit was fucking hilarious.
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>>101073863
You're reading into it too much.

KLK is not deep.
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>>101074114
Neither is most shit that people call deep.
Make it sureal and chuck in some religious symbols and bam deep and meaningful anime...
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>Someone just admitted to me that Kill la Kill made them cry, that the show touched them in such a way it invoked tears

wat
This show is like TTGL but without Kamina dying. What exactly is tear invoking about KLK?
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>>101071747
>>roundabout way of also seeing if /a/ can convince me to give this show a chance
What? The show is shit.
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it's an entertaining cartoon to watch

that's all
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Bow to your superior.
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>>101072727
I'm done.
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>>101072306
People like you make me feel warm and fuzzy knowing that there is still someone with such a nice temperament
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guys

i think kill la kill might be a

shonenshit
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>>101075057
IT'S WHAT
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>>101075057
I'm actually beginning to agree, but I'm going to give it the Gainax benefit of the doubt, because my time on earth isn't valuable.
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>>101071747
OP how the fuck did you get "KLK is deep and meaningful" out of "KLK made me cry"?

I don't think it's unreasonable to cry a little over the ending of Ep12 for instance, that doesn't mean it's the fucking Evangelion of anime. I dunno, I allow myself to get emotionally overcome really easily when I watch anime because it feels nice.
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>>101075760
>the fucking Evangelion of anime
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>>101075760
>the evangelion of anime
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Dunno. KLK's alright so far, but only just. It feels like we've been cycling the same series fo reskinned event since episode 3, and even when the stakes go up, the "fixes" scale up with them too.

Its not BAD, I just want fucking something meaningful to happen.

Also Gama best Diva
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>>101075843
>>101075914

Psst. He was using an old joke you newfags. Bing it.
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If I concentrate hard enough, I can almost bring myself to tears just thinking about Mako dying in the most tragic way possible and put the scene together with accompanying music.
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>>101071747
OP, I do not think that you can really connect "feelings" and "good taste" in any meaningful way.
I mean, well, Angel Beats made me angry rather than more angry than sad on its final episode, but that doesn't mean that those who cried at the ending had worse taste even though it was a pretty bad show.
TL;DR: Yes, it's overrated. Yes, it is not (not does it try to be) deep. No, that doesn't mean people are not allowed to have strong emotions watching it.
Does that make sense to you?
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>>101076464
episode 15 is episode 3 without Sanpika playing during the fight.
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>>101071747
I would have cried if Ryuko would have taken Satsuki's hand mostly because that would have been so badass
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>>101071747
In my opinion, Kill La Kill is certainly not the deepest anime in existence. It hasn't got a big budget, and you can tell at some points where they use shameless techniques to save money. They play up the fanservice quite a bit, and there are some points where the incredulousness will get to you.

But I would recommend it.

It may not be deep, but it's fun. It's not going to break any records, but I haven't regretted watching a single episode. It has a wide variety of characters that are very fleshed out, a setting that oozes originality, and a soundtrack that fits perfectly with the show.

Go ahead and watch it. If you end up disliking it, that's fine. If you like it, you'll always find someone on /a/ happy to talk to you about it.

It rekindled my interest in anime, so take that for what you will.
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>>101071747
I have no idea what part of the show made them cry; it's not that kind of show at all (yet).

It does have good characters and does a great job of getting you emotionally invested in them, though. Also, it's fun. I can't think of any other current anime that have made me laugh so consistently other than Space Dandy. Give it a try, Hype la Hype actually manages to live up to most of its hype.
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>>101077753
>a setting that oozes originality

I wouldn't say this; it's a school battle anime like dozens of others, and quite a pastiche. But then again, so was Utena. What sets KlK apart is the glee with which it parodies, takes way over the top, and occasionally deconstructs the many sources it's woven from.
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>>101073863
This is one of the reasons I like the show so much. It has nudity and panties and boob/dick jokes but it somehow manages to make them enjoyable and not creepy or pandering. I think it's partly how equal-opportunity it is - it happens to girls and guys, it's seldom just for titillation, and it never feels exploitative.
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>>101073859
>not legolas/gimli

nigga what are you doing with your life
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>>101071747
Why do people make threads about shows they''ve never watched. I mean, you plan on spending hours to speak about a ~20 minute show you could be watching instead/while shitposting

You people don't make any fucking sense, no one is shilling, therefore noone should feel the need to prove shit to you as if they were marketing.

Yes its shit OP
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It uses lots of imagery from religion and history, but so far it's similar to Eva in that they're there for style and hold no deep meaning besides neat design.

Not deep, just fun.
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>>101076577
>Bing it
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>>101073725

Only time I cried
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extended preview for this week fucking where?
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>>101078003
>What sets KlK apart is the glee with which it parodies, takes way over the top, and occasionally deconstructs the many sources it's woven from.

Would you say it sort of fits in the same corner as Hayore Nyarukosan? That's also another deconstruction parody, albeit more focused on Lovecraft and the CoC RPG. And harem anime deconstruction instead of shounen.
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Probably cried because it is the first anime being exposed in so long that isn't composed of moe shit, or tentacles.
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KLK won't make you emotional like TTGL would.
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>>101079485
>no tentacles

Uh, anon...
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>>101079679
it's gamagori though
i don't mind tentacles as long as they are his
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>>101079331
Actually, yes. It's quite subversive, so much so that you don't really realize it until you're thinking about it later after you watch.

Come to think of it maybe that's why I liked Nyaruko so much. I haven't seen the full-length series yet but both the web shorts were excellent.
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Its worse than Naruto

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