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Kill la Kill – Trigger

by Alan Rapp on March 10, 2018

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Kill la Kill - Trigger TV review

“Trigger” introduces a new enemy in Tsumugu Kinagase (Shin’ichirô Miki). Unlike the others who have attacked Ryūko Matoi (Ami Koshimizu) in previous episodes, Tsumugu is not a member of the school sent after our heroine but instead attacks both Ryūko and various clubs indiscriminately. The man’s needles drain the power of Goku Uniforms, making him a formidable opponent, and he has one mission: to destroy the Kamui. Unlike previous battles, Ryūko is defeated (rather soundly and repeatedly). Only the realization that Senketsu is willing to be destroyed to protect Ryūko, thus shattering the man’s preconceptions of Kamui, prevents Tsumugu from completing his mission. While certainly not a friend, it appears Tsumugu may no longer be an enemy.

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Kill la Kill – Junketsu

by Alan Rapp on July 14, 2017

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  • Title: Kill la Kill – Junketsu
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The third episode of Kill la Kill raises the stakes and sets the stage for the episodes to follow as Satsuki Kiryūin (Ryôka Yuzuki) dons her own Kamui (named Junketsu, giving the episode its title) which will force Ryūko Matoi (Ami Koshimizu) to make a deeper connection to Senketsu in order to unlock her Kamui’s full potential. The fight between the pair dazzles the audience but ends in a stalemate and a challenge. If Ryūko wants a rematch, and answers to her questions, she will have to go through Satsuki’s underlings in the Honnōji Academy and earn that chance (thus setting up the countess battles to come).

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  • Title: Kill la Kill – So Sexy She Might Pass Out
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Kill la Kill - So Sexy She Might Pass Out review

The second episode of Kill la Kill begins to supply some answers, although not one to the burning question which drives Ryūko Matoi (Ami Koshimizu). Here we learn that her sexy new uniform is a Kamui which was created by her father and, despite its obvious powers, it does have some limitations. Ryūko is forced to disengage from combat twice in this episode, once at the beginning and once after her defeat of the Tennis Club Captain Omiko Hakodate (Chiaki Takahashi), and neither time is able to press her advantage to demand answers from Student Council President Satsuki Kiryūin (Ryôka Yuzuki) and demand the identity of her father’s killer.

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  • Title: Kill la Kill – If Only I Had Thorns Like a Thistle…
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Kill la Kill - If Only I Had Thorns Like a Thistle... review

The first episode of Kill la Kill introduces us to the rigid structure of the Honnōji Academy whose student council and their supporters are clad in super-powered Goku Uniforms which are the envy of the rest of the student body. The arrival of a new transfer student, a talented fighter with half a scissor-blade sword, will show the students that there is a match for even the mighty power of the the school uniforms.

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Appleseed: Ex Machina

by Sarah on July 23, 2008

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  • Title: Appleseed: Ex Machina
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About three weeks ago I brought forth the anime about a stunning young woman and her cyborg partner.  Both Appleseed and the sequel Appleseed Ex Machina are done in beautiful CG animation, making the films badass characters look even more badass as they flip around in combat.  The story sort of takes off with the same idea as last time, the two main characters, Deunan Knute and Briareous the cyborg, combating against evil to keep their Utopian society.

The story isn’t so plain and straight forward, the villain is different this time and there is a twist.  The team, Deunan and Briareous are split up!  That doesn’t sound like much of a twist without the knowledge of her new partner.  Briareous is one of a kind, well that is until they made Tereus.

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