Yep - - this episode was definitely devised by somebody with real and practical experience in running school clubs. The excessive amount of paperwork, the boring and pointless bureaucratic meetings, the flagrant abuse of club funds for personal gain… that’s all quite accurate to the whole experience. Believe me.
I thought some of you lunatics were a little too quick to opine that this series needed to move outside of the school, almost right away, but I’m starting to see your point a little. It’s a problem that BINBOGAMI-GA shared, actually (which is on my mind because FUNi’s finally releasing that series as GOOD LUCK GIRL). Since the show is trying to straddle the line between sitcom and long-form adventure, it can only get away with putting Ryoko through so many variations of the signature gag before you start getting anxious for the plot to get along.
Don’t get me wrong, I thought the schism between besties - - sorted out in the way that only KILL LA KILL can sort it out - - was actually rather poignant. On paper, it all sounded rather cleverly constructed, and the show took care of some plotting dirtywork rather concisely by having Ryoko blare through the other clubs in a quick montage. Still, I couldn’t help but feel like some points have already been made here and, even with the dissolution of the school council, I feel like the show needs another twist to really kick it in the butt.
These all sound like faint criticism, I know. Honestly, it’s been a long week full of video viewing (expect some new reviews soon)… so maybe I’m simply just maxed out in this stuff as I punch the clock for the weekend?
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