>5 episodes before the finale
>writers realise they didnt come up with a catchphrase for the series
>suddenly WE ARE ALL UTTERLY INCOMPREHENSIBLE out of fucking nowhere
>doesnt suit the tone of the show whatsoever and just seems like a sad attempt to reach the same heights as TTGL
>feels forced as fuck
Too bad. Show got off to a good start and looked like it could've been truly great. It started shitting the bed somewhere around "lol aliens." Briefly recovered with attempted matricide. Went right back to shit town all the way through to the end. Godawful writing. At least it had style, but yeah. Fucking Trigger.
Yeah the 'incomprehensible' catchphrase stuff was dumb, cringeworthy, and probably the worst thing about the show. It was bad writing and was the plotline/philosophical equivalent of a deus ex machina. Kinda had to ignore whenever Ryuko started shouting it.
I still enjoyed KlK a lot tho.
They're both good for different reasons. I think KLK has a better cast and I did enjoy it more, but TTGL has the budget, plot that makes sense (that's not saying KLK is bad, it's just different) etc.
I'm in episode 16 and I don't understand the whole "Life Fibers are a threat" shtick at all.
They feed of the minute electrical current present in human skin right?, Doing so they do not do any harm at all and in return they amplify human's capabilities and cause them to evolve rapidly, reaching far higher forms than they would have been able alone. They aren't some kind of harmful parasite, they are a symbiote!
What's so damn bad about that?, Everyone wins in the end, both Life Fibers and humanity.
Their ultimate goal is to eventually subdue every living thing on the planet they land on, control them into propogating more life fibers and then destroy the planet, sending them hurtling in to space to colonise a new planet.
Not that they don't immensely benefit their hosts up to the point the planet is destroyed. But if that's true, then yeah, they ARE a threat.
Although its so stupid, there's absolutely no need to destroy Earth, space exploration is a thing after all. In the long run it'd be more beneficial for Life Fibers to stick to mutually benefitting humanity, since they'll carry them to inhabitable planets far more effectively than just wandering aimlessly through space.
I mean, who just sets off into space without a fixed aim?, There's a 99.99% chance you get Kars-ed, dropped into a star or sucked into a black hole. Not to mention what would happen if they got stuck on a planet with absolutely no life forms, what would they do then?, They wouldn't be able to make it blow up, since they need a vessel for that.
All in all, there's absolutely no reason to blow up the planet. It's completely retarded.
Not to mention the "Oh, Life Fibers have been dormant for thousands of years", well, how did they fall into that state in the first place?, This blasted show has more holes on it than cheddar cheese.
It's fun tho.
I don't remember any indication of Life Fiber being intelligent themselves. It seemed more like a symbiont species that uses the same mechanism as flowers do to spread. The planet bursts and spores spread around the universe to eventually start the cycle over.
I thought they left very clearly that Life Fiber had a will of its own. Don't forget that the consciously chose humans as their hosts because of they were the creates with the most developed brains in the planet, a rational decision.
And if you were right and Life Fibers were mindless things that's all the more reason for humanity to subdue and utilize them, we could ensalve them as we have shackled so many initially dangerous things in our planet for our profit.
It's a rollercoaster.
I'd never call it a good show if I was actually looking for anything of substance but if you're looking for the anime equivalent of a popcorn movie it offers a lot of fun characters, crazy action and style.
Ye, I like that kind of stuff. I mean, I'm an all-time JoJofag, having read every single volume and chapter and even the light novels and one-shots, so of course I have a taste for this sort of thing
Even if Araki's latter work is more akin to, say, Evangelion rather than KlK
I prefer JoJo really, I think the fights are far better, even if less spectacular and Michael Bay-ish. Still, it's a 10/10 show at properly animated segments, 7ish/10 otherwise.
The way I see it, this show is about understanding, I want to know you, this is what it means to be worn by you etc. And to Ragyo wants to make people all the same, just identity-less life fibers. So to her especially, she could never understand.
Actually, the seeds for that were planted in the beginning. Mako's family and their よくわからないコロッケ eventually evolved into わけがわかんないの私たち over the show.
In particular Ryuko says variations of わけのわかない when she's talking about how weird Mako and her family are, and that's what leads to her epiphany on the Naked Sol. In the subs she says she "doesn't get" the Elite Four, but in Japanese she says わけわかんねえ, and that's when it hits her how they're like Mako in their love and devotion to Satsuki.
That's why Senketsu was considered an anomaly compared to Junketsu. Senketsu could think, feel and act on his own which made him more human. Junketsu was restricting only to its base impulses as a Life Fiber being.
Both shows had shitty endings and final bosses, TTGL at least had the decency to make it look good. KLK's villains fucking sucked Ragyo was only good at molesting her daughters and they both kicked her ass in a real fight. Only a casual would like KLK but I do not see the casual love for Sword art online. Why does ANYone like that? even the biggest loser shouldn't watch that.
>Ragyo was only good at molesting her daughters and they both kicked her ass in a real fight.
When? Only Ryuuko managed to decisively defeat Ragyo by going "let our power combine!" with her allies.
>Show got off to a good start and looked like it could've been truly great.
It started off in a highschool setting with club leaders that have shounen powers. That's not a very promising premise, and somehow it failed to deliver on even that.
Sixteen episodes anon here (>>122555847), just finished watching it.
The finale was a bit disappointing, I was expecting some action, but it was decent
RIP in pieces Senketsu. Also Mako x Ira 4ever.
The last good episode was 6.
The school tournament and nui's episodes were by far the low-point of the show. Pretty fun anime overall but good lord did it lose steam in the middle without picking it back up.
that BAKEMONO DA arc was fucking trash
>suddenly WE ARE ALL UTTERLY INCOMPREHENSIBLE out of fucking nowhere
>doesnt suit the tone of the show whatsoever
But societal norms and their impact on your actions along with how the characters reacted to them was a central theme of the show since the very beginning, being majorly stated as early as episode 3. The fact Ryuko and co. were "incomprehensible" was continuing that same theme.
i think he means over the top as far as the tone, not the actual concepts. And honestly going from fighting at a highschool to covering the entire earth in life fibers is more over the top than ultra-huge mechas.