… or woman. Some snapshots from the first four minutes and twenty seconds of Kill la Kill:
… and then it gets bizarre.
Everything you’ve heard about the first episode of Kill la Kill is true. ((E.g., this.)) It will be difficult to maintain that level of lunatic energy, and I won’t be surprised if most coming episodes are less frenetic than the opener. Still, it looks like there will be something to look forward to every Thursday this fall.
I sampled a few of the other new series. I quit Walkure Romanze at three minutes and forty seconds, when a horse tried to pull off a girl’s skirt. I made it half-way through Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods and Unbreakable Machine-Doll; they aren’t bad, just not interesting. I made it all the way through the first episodes of Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Outbreak Company and I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So …. I suspect the creators of the first are attempting another Strike Witches, and the creators of the second, another Dog Days. I might watch the next episodes of both to see if the writers have any original ideas. I Couldn’t Think of a Short Title is a bit ecchi for my taste, but it is potentially a good comedy. I’ll probably watch more of that, too.
Update: Coppelion is pleasantly post-apocalyptic, and is probably the best-looking show of the season — the first episode is worth seeing for the backgrounds alone. I might continue watching that as well.