Anime Vice News

KILL LA KILL #10 Delights And Richie Branson Puts It to a Rap

Episode #10 -- Watch & Learn. Band camp is this evil!

Chalk it up to simple, arbitrary taste, I guess, but I’ve found Nonon, the student council’s band leader, to be the most intriguing of our arch villainess’ horsemen. There’s just something so delightfully ludicrous about an evil boss embodying a part of high school that so gaudily mashes flair and geekiness (and gets most of us cringing awfully when we look over our yearbooks). The escalation of her mech-weaponizing her band regalia was just exceedingly entertaining.

(Nonon’s voice-actress’ bucktooth lisp is just a hoot to listen to, as well - - even when I can’t tell what she’s saying. I’m dying to hear how the English dub’s going to handle that particular verbal tick).

Music might as well be the theme of this write-up, actually. See, to split hairs, I wasn’t as into Ryoko’s first duel, with the computer whiz, at first. It was just as clever and well-choreographed as the bout with Nonon, but honestly, it’s a victim of the pace that was set by Ryoko’s initial bout with the Gimp. Because that ran so long I was honestly a little fatigued to the whole premise by the time this guy started firing up his combat scanner.

Of course, once the rousing theme music fired up, it was impossible not to be swept up in the show again. It’s moments like that which make me wonder if our buttons are just that easy to push. “Oh, no… the audience isn’t digging the material. Quick! Cue the track!”

And then, completing our music theme today, Richie Branson has incidentally delivered, at last, a track that he’s been teasing us about for the past few weeks…

Slick, right? “I’m unapologetic, that’s just how I really feel” has got to my favorite line. I was really curious how Richie was going to address Ryoko’s… * AHEM *… sense of personal style.

Watch, I Want to Know More About You” and decide for yourself, then read my comments on the previous episode.

About the Author

Tom Pinchuk’s a writer and personality with a large number of comics, videos and features like this to his credit. Visit his website - - tompinchuk.com - - and follow his Twitter: @tompinchuk
Kino88on Dec. 13, 2013 at 4:35 p.m.
Loved this episode! Loved this song!

Dig Deeper into Kill la Kill

Kill la Kill is an original anime series that is produced by Trigger, a new animation studio.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (26 Posts)
Add/View Images (490 Images)
Watch Some Videos
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Anime Vice Battle User of July 2014: Low

Congratulations to Low!

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 -- Special Review

What was revealed about this reboot from the Anime Expo screening?

SWORD ART ONLINE II #1 -- Special Review

I really, really don't like MMO's gettin' real.

Anime Expo 2014 Recap

Vice Pit sentai squad assemble!

DRAGON BALL :: Should You Watch Dub or Sub?

Episode #11. Retro review. He's bringing THAT question up again?

Anime Expo 2014 -- THE VICE PIT

America's biggest anime convention pulls Sam back onto the show. And wait -- who's this mysterious third guest?

NARUTO Ch. 683 Review

When things are at their worst, the only place to go is up,....right?

BLEACH Ch. 587 Review

The war has taken an unexpectedly disappointing turn in direction.

Anime Vice Battle User of July 2014: Low

Congratulations to Low!

SWORD ART ONLINE II #1 -- Special Review

I really, really don't like MMO's gettin' real.

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL #1 -- Special Review

What was revealed about this reboot from the Anime Expo screening?

DRAGON BALL :: Should You Watch Dub or Sub?

Episode #11. Retro review. He's bringing THAT question up again?

Anime Expo 2014 -- THE VICE PIT

America's biggest anime convention pulls Sam back onto the show. And wait -- who's this mysterious third guest?

ALDNOAH ZERO #1 -- Special Review

An info dump that... still smells good?

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #10 + 11 -- Double Review!

This one will make you cry the manliest tears!

BLEACH Ch. 587 Review

The war has taken an unexpectedly disappointing turn in direction.

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel