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"so… are you REALLY a lesbian?" no. i am actually 16 praying mantises disguised in a human suit. i am sorry for deceiving you
you must be really small then…only 16?!
please do not belittle our efforts. we are trying our best
And I’m on episode 21 and I’ve never talked about it AT ALL on tumblr, and I should probably give my thoughts! Which are that it is good, trashy fun.
I remember when this anime started there was a fair bit of debate on tumblr on whether it is sexist (due to fanservice) or subversively feminist (due to badass female characters). I certainly see the argument for both, but I’m leaning a bit more towards the latter - badass female characters do not necessarily a feminist viewing experience make, but Kill la Kill does have a mostly female cast in relatively diverse roles, and all but one of the main relationships explored in the show are between female characters. (The exception being relationship between the protagonist and her clothes.) Those are big positives, and make me feel generous towards the show.
Having said that, the part at the beginning where Ryuko is basically forced into wearing her revealing battle costume is gross and unpleasant! I wish they had done that differently. There’s also some peeping Tom stuff, which is an anime trope I hate. Fortunately, those are pretty much the only points I can think of where the fanservice feels mean-spirited, and the rest of the time it is very, very silly. Like, during the transformation sequence, her thigh jiggles when her costume snaps into place. Also, as the series progresses, the reason for all this (near) nudity becomes clear, and it is hilarious and stupidly brilliant.
In summary, I can give this show a fairly sincere recommendation, as long as you like schlocky female-dominated action media, which I do! Also, teen girls in love. RYUKO/MAKO FOREVER PEACE OUT
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