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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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Batman: Gotham Knight

by Sarah on July 16, 2008

in Anime Reviews , Theme Week

  • Title: Batman: Gotham Knight
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In light of the Batman theme, I went out and bought the new Batman: Gotham Knight yesterday.  I was extremely excited when I first heard about this, six mini-sodes to key us in on what The Dark Knight has been up to since Batman Begins, sounds like a good time to me.  Unfortunately, the extremely painfully short episodes, or blips as I would call them, left me confused and less than happy.  None of the episodes ties in together, so if you look at it as if you will be able to follow a plot then you will be lost.  Those fans who have seen every episode of the old cartoons, every movie and read the comics will know exactly what is going on here.  I have seen more than enough episodes and all the movies, but that isn’t enough, so beware if you are on the same page as me.

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