March 23, 2014

It Occurs To Me

....that if Joss Wheadon did pr0n, the result would probably be much like Kill-La-Kill.

Of which this is a rather non-representative excerpt.

I'm hard pressed to think of any show I have felt so guilty about enjoying.

The fact that I'm enjoying it a great deal only adds to my nagging guilt.

However, I'm able to somewhat assuage my conscience as I am now pretty sure that this show is not actually pr0n. I base this assessment on the fact that I don't think the audience is supposed to stand up and cheer while watching pr0n.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:26 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 That is a rather remarkable .gif.

Posted by: Mauser at Mon Mar 24 04:30:49 2014 (TJ7ih)

2 Eh, Whedon would probably hate it with the fire of a thousand suns, Wesleyan doctrinaire second-wave "feminist" that he is.  The cheesecake is kind of up-front.  But I wouldn't call it porn - it's no dodgier than anything in Utena, for instance, which is pretty much the gold standard for feminist anime texts.

I tend to think of Kill la Kill as heavily Go Nagai-influenced - the Trigger people worked on Re: Cutie Honey and you'd have to be blind not to see the Nagai influence on Gurren Lagann, although it's no-where near as crazed over-the-top Nagai-batshit as Kill la Kill has been.   More third-wave feminist than you'd expect from Japanese creators, almost Be Papas in sensibility, but as far as I can tell, there's no direct staff overlap. Enokido's been all over the industry in the twenty years since Utena, including a stint with the Trigger creative people on Diebuster, though, so who knows?

Posted by: Mitch H. at Mon Mar 24 10:50:38 2014 (jwKxK)

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