Posted by psgels on 25 October 2013 with categories: Kill La Kill

Okay, so this was the ultimately pointless side story that receives none of the best animators and is just there for the creators to have some fun and goof off, resulting in a completely crazy episode that makes no sense whatsoever but was heaps of fun to watch. Yeah.

But yeah, the creators sure know how to keep this series varied with such a weird episode, even for this series’ standards. You could definitely see that near the end, the creators ran out of budget, but I suspect that the budget for this episode wasn’t that big to begin with. Hiroyuki Imaishi actually wrote the storyboard of this episode himself, which I think was to try and distract from this as much as possible.

First of all he definitely succeeded, because I had a lot of fun to watch this episode. And second of all, I really like this practice of using your best talents in order to make up for the flaws in your production team. Studio Trigger is new, so they still lack the staff to make a full fledged 2-cour series perfectly, but with this mentality they actually manage to keep things interesting, rather than using this episode as a way to stall time by just wasting their worst resources on this episode due to its lack of significance.

Oh and yeah, this episode brought on the guns. I suddenly got loads of flashbacks from Dead Leaves for some reason.
Rating: 5/8 (Great)

6 Responses

  1. Spike says:

    This episode was hilarious! I don’t know how they managed it but the fact that it was poorly animated actually seemed to enhance the comedy. Brilliant!

  2. martin says:

    imaishi is great at handling a limited budget and infusing a ton of energy into his projects. his storyboards are awesome study material. should also mention he is quite the master with the art of limited animation (even though he didnt do any key animation on this ep)

  3. kero says:

    loved it, and the sound track

    the end bit where she just drags the chair and answers roll call is class

    @psgels which anime this season has your fave soundtrack

  4. ninjarealist ninjarealist says:

    Another great episode of Mako la Mako

    @kero I know you weren’t asking me but I just want to say that IMO Galilei Donna has the best OST so far.

  5. FM says:

    Very funny episode. The nosebleeding parts were the best.

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    @ninja Bit boring, tbh
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    (Friday, Oct 24. 2014 09:12 PM)
    @Vincent I disagree. I think it was the difference in technology and ecology that was ultimately the decisive factor. If the Inca had possessed the technology to resist both of these factors on an even footing then factionalism would have been irrelevant.
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    The Spanish only succeeded by taking advantage of factions within the Inca Empire. If the factions didn’t exist, the Inca could easily win.
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    @Vincent As an environmental determinist, I believe it was the environment that caused the Inca and Conquistadors to develop in a way that caused the first contact to be so lopsided. So you have to re-imagine the environment in a way that permits the circumstances to turn out differently, is what I think.
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    @ninja I think letting the Incas overwhelm the Spanish conquistadors would do the job without changing the entire world.
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    @K-Off I love the old banner… ;_;
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