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Kill La Kill – Episode 19: Recap and Review

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

The “COVERS” begin their assault on the citizens, even capturing Mako. Ryuko manages to escape with the help of Satsuki using a explosive. 1 month later and the “COVERS” have taken over the town. The four Devas join forces with Nude Beach, and Satsuki’s forces against the Life Fibers appear to be losing.

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Ryuko is comatose as the Mankanshoku family and Senketsu sit by her side. Meanwhile, Satsuki is captured by her mother. After some more inappropriate touching she tell Satsuki how her father change his appearance and faked his death. When her states that she let her live due to maternal kindness, Satsuki doesn’t believe her.

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She mentions a name of something or someone ” Shinra-Kouketsu”, her mother is surprised by this. She then begins to spank her daughter to get her to become enraged. Nudist Beach along with the devas battle against the COVER’s. Ira quickly uses their new weapons the “Super Suction Saver” to save Mako.

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The COVER’s then use a noise technique waking up Ryuko. Enraged she easily dispatches the COVER’s without wearing Senketsu. When Senketsu appears Ryuko tell’s him that she’s “done with him” and “won’t put him on again”.

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Opinion:

This episode was more relaxed in terms of action. I liked the fact that the Four Devas have joined forces with Nudist Beach. I find the “relationship” between Ira and Mako to be a interesting development.

Satsuki mother clearly has boundary issues, and I wondered what Shinra-Kouketsu is. I not surprised by Ryuko feeling like a “monster”, I can image that the new revelation about her mother and her being part Life Fiber has thrown her for a loop.

 

 

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Kill La Kill – Episode 18: Recap and Review

Into the Night

(Happy Valentines Day)

After making a speech about freedom, Satsuki is attacked by one of her mother subordinates. Ira defends her and Inumuta releases the students using needles. Each student has been trained to fight against the Life Fibers.

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Nui prepares to enter the fray, but Uzu challenges her. Satsuki’s mother recovers from her wounds, seemingly having fused with the Life Fiber. The four Devas battle Nui together, though their attacks seem ineffective. Mako is tasked with helping evacuate the audience.

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Satsuki reveals that her father told her the truth of her mother. That in order to test the Life Fibers she killed her own daughter. Satsuki uses the sewing club to stop the Original Life Fiber. Kiryuin breaks free and takes over Satsuki’s soldiers, use her “Marionette Threads”.

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Satsuki suits up and quickly begins to battle her former soldiers. Kiryuin uses her Marionette Thread on Ryuko gaining control. Nui continues to eluded the four devas, leaving her clone to battle them instead. Ryuko breaks free of Kiryuin’s control, Nui arrives and taunts Ryuko about her fathers death.

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Senketsu claims that Ryuko and itself have never been so synchronized. They shock Nui with their strength, meanwhile Satsuki aims to get revenge and kill her mother. She blinds her with light reflecting from her sword, then decapitates her. Kiryuin is far from dead however, she dominates Satsuki with her fists.

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Kiryuin strips Satsuki to her underwear, and dons the Junketsu herself. She then moves quickly behind Ryuko and rips out her heart. In the process she reveals that Ryuko is the daughter she thought was dead.

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Kill La Kill – Episode 17: Recap and Review

Tell Me Why

Satsuki returns to the Honnouji Academy, she prepares the students for the arrival of her mother Kiryuuin Ragyou. Mako and Sengetsu prevent a fight between Ryuko and Tsumugu. Sengetsu and Ryuko have a discussion about the Life Fibers. Ryuko reveals that she feared the potential responsibility that weights on her.

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Aikuro appears and explains to Ryuko how Tsumugu sister came to die. He explains that her father made improvements to the Godrobe, by splicing it’s Life Fibers with her central nervous system’s DNA.

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While spying on Honnouji Academy Aikuro explains that it’s a “ground for a large – scale experiment”. The goal is to test the students resistance to the Life Fibers, and allow them to consume their human host.

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Aikuro and Tsumugu prepare for battle. Aikuro introduces “A Tailor’s Dagger and Tailors Glove” to Tsumugu. These weapons are capable of cutting Life Fibers. At the academy, the four Devas prepare for the grand festival. Satsuki toasts to their achievements, the following day the festival begins.

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Kiryuuin proclaims that she will ” carry out “, the will of the Life Fibers. She then presses a button and the Life Fibers begin to consume their hosts. Aikuro, Ryuko and Tsumugu use a DTR to enter the stadium and face-off against Kiryuuin and the others. As Kiryuuin talks with Ryuko, Satsuki stabs her mother through the chests. Satsuki declares rebellion claiming that she plan to defeat her mother all along.

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Kill La Kill – Episode 16: Recap and Review

The Girl Can’t Help It

The aftermath of the battle with Ryuko has taken a toll on Satsuki. She admits that it’s risky to wear her Junketsu but must do so to counter Ryuko. Nue contacts Satsuki and tell her that her mother would like to speak to her in person. Satsuki immediately returns to her mansion.

Kill La Kill - 16 IMG 1Aikuro (mostly naked) aims to reveal the truth of the Life Fiber to Mako and Ryuko. Satsuki mother seems to have boundary issues and massages her daughter. Back at the Nudest beach headquarters Aikuro tells Ryuko that her father founded “Nudest Beach”.

Kill La Kill - 16 IMG 2Aikuro explains that the Life Fibers caused the homo sapiens species to evolve. Meanwhile, Satsuki and her mother visit the “Original Life Fiber”. The life fibers are an extraterrestrial life form. They are similar to parasites, they feed off the nerve pulses of their host.

Kill La Kill - 16 IMG 3The life fibers cannot inhabit the bodies of their host, they place too much strain on the nervous system. Instead they “cover” the bodies, leaving the hosts alive. Senketsu takes the news of his origins hard, questioning his motives in regard to Ryuko.

Kill La Kill - 16 IMG 4Aikuro states that Senketsu is different, and was created by Dr. Matoi to “fight against the Life Fibers”. Ryuko is resistant to the Life Fibers, which is why her father created Senketsu for her. Ryuko becomes angered at the idea that Nudest Beach wants to use Senketsu as a weapon. She takes Senketsu off and refuses to fight, Tsumugu threatens to kill them both.

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Kill La Kill – Episode 15: Satsuki and Ryuko battle for the last piece of Senketsu

Episode 15 – Don’t Stop Me Now

In Kill La Kill Episode 15, “Don’t Stop Me Now,” Satsuki battles against Kaneo Takarada, she quickly dispatches the citizens of Osaka. Kaneo release his “Dotonbori Robo” mecha suit, an anti-Goku Uniform weapon. His suit resembles a golden Crab, he defeats the jocks without difficulty. The other three members of the Elite four and equip their new Three-Star Goku Uniforms. After Sanageyama Uzu equips his new Goku uniform he easily defeats Kaneo.

Before Satsuki can question him Ryuko arrives to retrieve the last piece of Senketsu. Satsuki and Ryuko clash, and Satsuki transforms claiming that she won’t be holding back. Ryuko is clearly at an disadvantage, but Nudest beach arrives just in time. It’s revealed that Satsuki was aware that, Mikisugi Aikurou was a member of Nudest Beach the entire time.

Her true plan was to lure out Nudest Beach, the Elite Four transform into their new Goku uniforms. Ryuko and Senketsu transform without the missing glove. Ryuko manages to get her glove back, she and Satsuki face off. The two of them have an epic battle, with the help of Senketsu Ryuko gains enough of an to force Satsuki to withdraw her forces. However, she is successful in destroying Nudest beaches base.