Hey doods and peeps, welcome to another episode of The G-Views. I’ve watched 3 comedy anime this season and out of all of them this was the weakest. Does that mean it sucked? Find out in my review of Kill Me Baby!
Plot Summary: Sonya is an assassin attending a normal school. Yasuna is an airhead who follows Sonya around, unaware of how dangerous she is. This adaptation of a 4-panel comic focuses on the adorable ultra-violence that erupts when they try to get along.
Yasuna asks Sonya to play a game or participate in a silly activity with the intention of playing a prank on Sonya. Sonya initially refuses but quickly plays along anyway while maintaining her guard against Yasuna’s rarely successful attempts at outsmarting her, always getting hurt by Sonya for her stupidity. Agiri eventually shows up with some made up jutsu and usually tricks Yasuna. Sometimes the 4th girl (Unused Character) shows up with her only intention being to make a grand entrance and become part of the case but always failing.
What I just wrote up there is a summary for every…single…episode of this show. The setup is differs in Yasuna’s schemes and Agiri’s jutsus. Other than that, it’s the same thing over and over. Now you may believe this is a bad thing. That all depends on how much you like slapstick humor between an idiot and a competent person with apparent flaws. There really isn’t much else I can say about this one.
There is a sense of direction but unlike Nichijou where eventually everything is connected and the show needs to be seen from beginning to end to appreciate all its grandeur, KMB’s episodes can be viewed in any order you desire and it wouldn’t affect your viewing pleasure at all. This is basically a pick up whenever you want show with not much lasting appeal but still enjoyable for what it is.
The animation isn’t anything to write home about at all, nor is it intended to be. I think it fits the theme: Small Plot, one-dimensional characters (who secretly have a purpose for their actions, Yasuna anyway) low Budget. It all fits quite nicely.
The music…at first you will dislike the OP a lot…but believe me when I say that it WILL eventually haunt…you…for…e…ver. The ED’s yurirific though. Oops, forgot the awesome dance in the ED as well. That’s all you need to know about the music because the rest of the soundtrack is forgettable.
Sonya is a foreign trained assassin attending a regular high school. As she constantly takes on assassin work she is constantly alert and often attacks Yasuna when she takes her by surprise or tries to play jokes on her. Despite her tough composure, she is scared of various things such as cockroaches, ghosts and wild animals.
Sonya’s dimwitted classmate who is often friendly to Sonya despite how dangerous she is. Yasuna tends to take on the brunt of Sonya’s attacks whenever she takes her by surprise or goes overboard with her pranks.
Agiri is a laid back kunoichi from the same organization as Sonya. She transferred to Sonya’s school for some assignments and stays at a former ninja club room without permission. She often perplexes Sonya and Yasuna with dubious ‘ninjutsus’.
Unused Character (Real name: Unknown) is a redheaded and green-eyes character with no name who was supposed to be part of the main cast, but was dropped as Yasuna had supposedly taken on all her personality traits. She has since vowed revenge against Yasuna and Sonya.
I guess like most viewers who picked this one up my favorite is Agiri because of how adorable and friendly, yet secretly devious she is. Plus I like hearing her talk.
A: It’s what I do when it comes to shows with yuri potential.
B: I genuinely believe Sonya and Yasuna’s relationship is similar to that of a constantly quarreling couple. It’s like the ED song says “I like you, to the point of wanting to kill you.” It’s like a relationship between two spouses who do nothing but argue yet deep down care very much for one another. It’s rare but especially in the 1st and the final episode, Yasuna definitely shows strong feelings for Sonya and she seems to somewhat reciprocate. Is this enough to classify them as a subtext yuri couple? Nope, but it’s enough for fanfics at least.
In conclusion: Repetitive show yet still enjoyable. I recommend taking your time if you plan on watching this one. Don’t rush it.