Its Bloody Awesome to see this anime again!!
I had such a fun time watching the anime series since It
has a very Dynamic Blast of entertainment value which is what I
appreciate a lot with kill la kill, Its fearless and crazy at the same time!.
As for the KLK special,
This is a special added episode taking place right after the series had left off along with all
the existing characters as they send us the KLK viewers their last love letters from Studio Trigger’s definition of an All out humorous Fan-service action-packed anime,
unforgiving and Relentless mindless fun.
This was similar to the series except a
little less in depth unfortunately
it does have an epic battle sequence involving most of the characters here and there in this special with pretty much similar animation used in the series while also getting to see some sentimental and funny moments of the characters that we love a lot in the first place.
Not to mention for 1 of the supporting characters like Rei Hououmaru who wasn't utilized that much at all in the series gets her time to shine in the spotlight in this as she tries to avenge the death Ragyō Kiryūin also as well as of course
the Four Elite members, Ryuko, of course highly eccentric and energetic Mako and my personal favorite Satsuki Kiryūin.
The music deserves a lot of praise as its just Freakin' Fantastic!
The story is very simple, during the aftermath of Ragyo's demise. A graduation ceremony of Honnouji Academy is about to take place, its also becomes apparent that Satsuki has come to the conclusion of laying down her sword along with the empire that her and her followers had control over for as long as she can remember that is until once again yep you guessed it.. troubled starts to brew for the final time putting all the characters into midst of the action once more.
As well as being a special and pretty much a final episode I must admit my expectations wasn't really met with this special however I still enjoyed seeing this.
Now I kinda expected a lot more fun screen time with other characters as well
which I felt we didn't see enough of.
But I am still satisfied with seeing this to the end as it serves a great reminder of some of those crazy ass moments in the series as a whole.
This is the final episode of Kill la Kill. It's not really a "special" or a side-story, but a rather necessary part of the series to tie up the whole story.
I'm going to miss this show, it was a lot of fun. Genuine, good fun with a truly memorable cast and a over-the-top, jankily-animated style, and we probably won't see anything on-par with it for a long time. The final episode's audiovisual appeal is on-par with the best of series, with fluid action, cheap-but-hilarious animation shortcuts in between, and a bit of time with every good track from the stellar OST.
Even after the final battle
there were a lot loose ends in regards to the characters, and this nails down pretty much all of them.
Satsuki coming to grips with her main goal in life being resolved?
Her and the Elite 4 acting evil coming back to bite them?
Ragyo's other accomplice who never got any screentime in the series?
The scissor blade?
The characters' graduation from Honnouji?
All covered, answered and more! The "this is a school battle anime" premise is neatly tied up in a bow, there's plenty of final call-backs to previous events in the story, and yeah. This is really what Kill la Kill needed, a flawless end to a semi-flawed series, and that's why I'm giving it a 10.
We've all graduated, and now we can look back on our time with this show fondly.
Despite enjoying Kill la Kill, I didn't enjoy this special as much as I thought I would have. I'm not quite sure why I originally thought the special was going to be great and something worthwhile to anticipate, but somehow my eagerness and high expectations left me feeling a bit disappointed.
The story behind the special is a pretty average one. There's not much going for it, given that it's essentially an episode equivalent of filler that tries to throw a lot at you in a short period of time. Actually, that's exactly what this special is. While graduating Honnouji Academy was ultimately the main
focus of this special, I felt that there wasn't as much closure as I would have liked, or rather, it wasn't handled in a very satisfying fashion; there was basically a sentence saying "-insert character name- is going to do this now." It felt half-assed and inadequate. I enjoy seeing the characters I've grown fond of reappear on the screen as much as the next person, but sometimes it just isn't enough to say that an OVA or special is actually good material. This realistically isn't. Regardless of this, the special is still very watchable. I recommend that you do watch it at some point if you enjoyed Kill la Kill, but there should be no feeling of urgency to do so.
In regards to characters, we’re able to see the same familiar faces of the series pop up once again. However, we also get a bit of development and fleshing out of Hououmaru, Rei, Kiryuuin Ragyou's secretary. In addition to that, we also are also shown a good level of maturity and growing up from the cast as a whole.
The art, animation, and sound align very similarly with the original airing series. The same feeling of wacky, over-the-top craziness still holds, which is one of the pivotal qualities the series regularly maintained. The OST from the series is used once again, which isn't a bad thing whatsoever, and it has fluid visuals. Everything looks and sounds just as great as one would expect.
While the special didn't meet my expectations, I did still enjoy the extra 25 minutes of material and its small bit of closure. A little extra something is certainly better than having nothing.
The Kill la Kill OVA has been something I have been waiting for since finishing the series in June. As someone who has been on different forums for the series, I built up a substantial amount of hype for this. Did it deliver? To be honest, I initially didn't like this OVA, feeling it was unnecessary. After spending a few days thinking about it, I have finally come to this conclusion: It was a good episode, but could've been better if they waited to release it a year or two later.
DISCLAIMER: I'm going to expect anyone reading this review has already seen Kill la Kill,
therefore I will not be going into the characters and their personalities.
STORY: The story was standard Kill la Kill fare: An enemy shows up, wreaks havoc, and Ryuko and friends need to stop that enemy. The episode takes place between the ending of the series, and the credits to episode 24; to explain a certain character's appearance. Overall, the story felt rushed. It was trying to squeeze in a little too much into the standard 24 minute episode. Trying to give us a huge battle, while developing a previously undeveloped character proved to be too much for Trigger to do. It was entertaining, don't get me wrong, but it was like a haunted house at a fair, with workers ushering you through room to room so the group behind you can get in.
ART: Very well done. Kill la Kill had been shown to have it's low points in art, but this was not one of them. The final battle, though not very long, was very well animated. In case you didn't know, the home video versions of KLK have corrections to the visuals, being touched up by the animators. This episode had a deadline, but it was 6 months away, so Trigger could take their time to make the animation top-notch quality. The characters are well done, and the style of the show is still there.
SOUND: Pretty much the same as the show. The OVA uses one new song "Till I Die", which is on the official soundtrack, but was never used in the show up to this point. The voice actors all sound good, as usual, there is nothing really wrong here.
CHARACTER: Not going too deep into this one, but there is only some character development in the villain of this OVA, nothing groundbreaking happens to the other characters.
ENJOYMENT: While it was on, it was a very fun ride. It's wonderful eye-candy, it's funny, it has awesome battle sequences, it's very good.
OVERALL: While it was a fun ride, this OVA would've been much better if it was released at least a year later. It reminds me of the Dragon Ball OVA "Yo! Son Goku and his Friends Return!", which encapsulates what Dragon Ball is in about 30 minutes. The whole reason why YSGFR worked was because we got to see our favorite characters again in something new for the first time in 13 years(if we're saying the last new animated DB thing is Wrath of the Dragon). We got a fun little adventure, not confirming a new series, just some fun antics and action, and that was that. I feel Kill la Kill's OVA would've been much better received with me if they had waited a little longer to release it. It's perfect material in the realm of, "Hey! Ryuko and the gang are back and doing their thing!". Was it good? Yes. If you saw Kill la Kill, should you watch it? Yes. Just don't expect it to lead into something.
For someone that was a huge fan of the original series, I'm actually quite shocked with how little I enjoyed what was supposed to be a conclusive ending to one the most exciting animes.
Starting with the positives, it was awesome to see all of our beloved cast members for one last meeting. Ryuko, Satsuki, Mako, the Elite Four, and even Aikuro Mikisugi make their return complete with comforting and familiar dialogue. There was also a bit of action to be had, most of which somewhat engaging. The animation and music shined as they did before, with nothing particularly special
offered in this episode.
The damning part of this special lies in its plot, as the writers decided to place their focus on Rei Hououmaru, Ragyo Kiryūin's former lackey with literally no character to her whatsoever, instead of our main cast. I genuinely do not understand the purpose of bringing her back in a special, especially considering that nothing remotely genuine or intriguing even came from her "character development". Rather than be a fun episode where we actually see the gang congregate, graduate, and perhaps battle, we're instead presented with a pretty half-hearted revisit to a character nobody asked to see again.
Another issue involves Satsuki's representation as a weakened, spiritless individual throughout most of the episode. While I can understand how much of her resolve can be extinguished as a result of the Honnōji Academy's end goal being met, that doesn't give merit to pointlessly weakening one of the strongest characters of the series. We ended up presented with a Satsuki as more a false mirror of the character we grew to love, respect, and even fear.
The actual ending of Kill la Kill proper served as a better resolution to the story than this special. If you're a completionist, watch this OVA just to mark it complete, but don't expect to rewatch it again in the future. I personally don't consider it canon, as I'd much rather envision an ending more loyal to the original series than whatever this was supposed to be. Fill in the holes yourself; you'll be better off.
I've missed this anime so much. Every episode of Kill la kill is nothing but a joyride in which I had such a pleasure watching. This graduation episode made me cry not because it was sad but instead because it was beautiful too see the lovely characters once again in action.
The way the OVA is set up infers that this graduation incident most likely took place somewhere before Ryoko, Mako, and Satsuki's date. It wasn't confusing as everyone makes it out to be, paying attention to what's going one will help you understand the placing of when this incident most likely took place. It
was a beautiful ending to an amazing series, that tied up a loose end from episode 24.
As we all ready know, Kill la Kill's art is nothing short from superb. Like most OVA's following a series, the art looked more crisp and vibrant.
Kill la kill's beautiful soundtrack was played for us once again, along with a new song which really fit the mood of a scene and is just as great as the others.
All the characters we came to love were shown once again doing badass stuff as usual. It's really great how much they've grown from episode 1.
Overall, I enjoyed every minute of this special with a huge grin on my face and some tears in my eyes. Like everything great, it must come to an end. Kill la kill says there farewell to us fans with a powerful message that everyone has to graduate from the past, of course not forgetting or being ashamed of who they were before but, they must pick there're heads up and look forward to what is to come.
Really this is more of a lost episode than a special, this review is going to be a little short since there really isn't that much to go into. The Story is mostly about rapping up some loose ends, with development for a character that didn't really get any during the main series. Unfortunately, it feels a bit rushed considering it happens in the length of an average episode. Also it leaves a bit more unanswered questions than it resolves, but I can respect that they at least tried.
The art and sound remain the same, so nothing to really go over there. the
action and craziness are still maintained and fit with the main series. As far as personal enjoyment goes, I didn't mind it, I wish it was a bit longer or they had say 2 or 3 specials in total to wrap up all loose ends, but it was fine for what it was.
When I saw the end credits of the finale, I thought THAT would be what the OVA would be about. I just eat up heroes/heroines trying to live a normal life and then random bullsh*t happens and they need to suit up. It's why I liked Bleach's first season so much and why I'm looking forward to the 4th season, filler or not.
So what did I get? A Honnouji Academy graduation and an explanation to Satsuki's new hairdo (which I did not give 2 f*cks about). MAJOR disappointment on my end.
I'll keep it quick seeing as how it's just one episode. If you liked Kill La Kill, you'll like this episode. Picking up right where the show ended off, it's a brilliant way of tying up loose ends and bringing a sense of completion to an ending that felt otherwise underwhelming. It's still not the ending I think the show should have gotten, but I find the ending to the series much more manageable now that this episode has been watched. Rife with the animation, music, characters, comedy. and action the series is known for, watch this
episode. There's not much more to say.
Well, don't watch if you haven't seen the show, but I assume you already knew better than that.
And that's why the Kill La Kill Special episode gets a 9/10
If this had been the actual ending to Kill La Kill, it wouldn't have nearly the status it does in the anime world today. This was an episode that didn't need to happen at all. Basically, this is the anime's "graduation episode" where everyone moves on after the defeat of Ragyou Kiryuin. But, ultimately it falls flat.
The main problem with this special is that it's just nonsensical. The logic is flawed in almost every way and the special plays as one big Deus Ex Machina after another. The remnants of the life fibers re-emerge and attack the students,
who fight them in a pretty meaningless battle. During this period, things just keep happening to save the Ryuuko and the Devas from the Fibers as Trigger does their usual final "Huge Boss" antics. But, while spectacular in the main series, it just falls empty and flat and the defining moment of the fight was so incredibly corny, I almost actually face palmed.
The only good thing about seeing this, is that I got to see the cast of Kill La Kill again after several years. It provided a nice feeling since the main series is one of my favorites. But, other than that, this was a second ending that really didn't need to happen.
Watch this if you're a hardcore KLK fan. If not, just stick to the main series. This kind of mediocrity does it a disservice.