Kill La Kill

Neontaster's Best of 2014

Year-end posts are hard. I watched somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 new shows this year, many of them wildly different from one another, so how does one create a top 10 list that has any kind of logic or consistency? Since I don't really know the answer to that, I figured I would simply list the 10 shows that I had the most fun watching this year. This was actually a pretty stacked year for me, and there are at least five or six other shows I could have easily stuck on here, but I think I have less to say about them.

So, without further ado, here are 10 shows I really enjoyed in 2014 in no particular order:

Kill La Kill Aniplex Release Trailer


Even if the Aniplex prices weren't the product of deranged sociopaths in Japan ($75 gets you a LE with POSTCARDS! Oooooh, postcards), this English dub is... well, it's as lacking as I expected it. Mako, Mikisugi, and Nonon all sound good, but Satsuki is just awful. Senketsu, too. Terrible. Ryuko sounds kind of iffy, too. FFS. Funimation would have at least as good as this AND had it all on two discs for under sixty dollars. Instead, you get four episodes a set and have to pay up the ass even for the standard editions. Aniplex is fucking sick.


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Three reasons why Kill la Kill isn't living up to its potential

We're 12 episodes into the latest series from Studio Trigger and ex-Gainax icon Hiroyuki Imaishi, Kill la Kill. While this ride started off wild and exciting it has slowly wondered into a by-the-numbers snooze fest. You know it's bad when the latest Valvrave episode is more anticipated. Kill la Kill has quite a lot going for it though, and with a bit of fine tuning, it could still develop into something great. While it may not surpass Imaishi's directorial debut, Gurren Lagann, it can at least save itself a mere flicker in the annals of anime history. To get there, though, a few things need to be cleaned up which are holding the series back.

Gurren Lagann Writer/Director Reunite for Action Anime Kill la Kill


After much speculation, it was finally revealed that the new anime project from Hiroyuki Imaishi and Kazuki Nakashima – who last collaborated on the epic Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – is the school battle action Kill la Kill, which will be produced by Studio Trigger. An official website has also been launched at





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