Excuse me for the sensitive title. I just think that my friend’s remark on the henshin scenes in Kill la Kill, which we discussed several days ago, is worth noting. Title is right on the mark. Don’t ask me why.
Kill la Kill frequently used the Ryuuko’s Kamui Senketsu and Satsuki’s Kamui Junketsu henshin scenes. They were scattered throughout the series. Kill la Kill is certainly a fan service anime, and those henshin scenes are the most remarkable ones in the series as they were greatly animated (not that the series, as a whole, wasn’t).
Take a look at these clips from sakuga.yshi.org:
Don’t tell me you DIDN’T notice the bouncy breasts of Ryuuko and Satsuki. How can they endure those 20 something seconds of bra-less bouncing of breasts with straight faces? One or two seconds of bouncing already hurts, but 20 something seconds?!
When I first watched the scene (Ryuuko’s), I was quite taken aback, but I gradually got used to it (rather, I was just watching it nonchalantly, as if it wasn’t happening). That, in turn, made me ignore THAT part of the scene.
That was until my friend came over to my house to talk about anime. He just recently finished watching KLK, which I recommended him to watch for fun. Then he made that comment in a question, “Don’t those [bouncy breasts] hurt?”
I was surprised at myself for not giving that thought on the scene. But, yes, those bouncy breasts in KLK must have hurt. And the bouncing wasn’t just slight movement from left to right. It was a rigorous up and down bouncing! For sure, I don’t want to undergo those 20 something seconds of transformation if I were to endure that pain.