Seriously? The show just pretty solidly crossed a line from being a series that coincidentally strummed a lot of the same chords as KICK ASS, to a ‘homage’ that’s very hard to claim as indirect.
No mincing of words - - Flamenco Girl is a lot like Hit Girl. The similarities are there, right down to her having a paradoxical cuteness/lethality that makes a running gag out of how thugs are constantly underestimating how brutal she is. And, just as Hit Girl sought out Kick Ass, she finds Flamenco more-or-less just to demonstrate how much of an amateur he is in comparison to her. Hell, we could even take this a step further by equating Red Ax with Big Daddy as slightly-past-their-prime cornballs who’re still legitimately good at fighting crime (even if they've obviously lost a few marbles).
I’m honestly interested enough to look much further into this, but still, suffice it to say, it could still be a coincidence, but the parallels are too blatant to ignore…
Actually, I’ll just use this space to muse about how the respective intro’s of Flamenco Girl and Hit Girl make it clear that both series’ claims to ‘realism’ are nothing but lip-servicing buzzwords. There's nothing about a petite pop star secretly commissioning a truncheon with six or seven dangerous weapons in it that is any more realistic than a kid getting stretchy powers after he eats a special fruit. If anything, disbelief is easier to suspend in ONE PIECE, because there’s no accompanying pretense of it being set in the “real world.”
Now, with all that aside… the scenes where Flamenco Girl counts out her stomps on wounded perps’ junks are utterly hilarious. Yes, it’s utterly low-brow. I don’t give a shit. Funny stuff.
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