Colette wrote:I tried to see what all this commotion about Kill la Kill was about and now I have to ask, why does the main character have to wear such an objectionable costume? This is the same reason my expedition into Gurren-Lagann land died.
Well there are several different theories (although none have been confirmed):
-The show is a metaphor for femininity in the same way Gurren Lagann is about masculinity, and it's about how society puts pressure on women. The Kamui (the really tiny outfit) she wears gives her a lot of power and increases her strength, but she also feels a ton of shame the first few times she puts it on because of all the men ogling her. Also note that the kamui needs blood to be activated, just like puberty for girls starts with the period. There's also the fact that in episode 10, they literally try to put her through a mold of a perfect citizen and attempt to shame Ryuuko about the way she dresses. Here is the link to a better presented version of this argument.
-The people who work Trigger and Gainax are a bunch of perverts who like to see their female heroines mostly naked or doing a pantsu.
Scribonius wrote:Just started watching Kill La Kill the other night. That is a weird show...
It gets weirder.