Episode 02 – So Sexy She Might Pass Out
In Kill La Kill Episode 2, Ryuko confronts Satsuki Kiryuin, however, due to the fact that her uniform ” Senketsu” drinks her blood, Ryuko is forced to escape. She passes out and ends you in the care of “backroom doctor” Barazo Mankanshoku. The father of Mako, who comically states that “if you compare the number of people he’s killed versus those he’s saved, he’s killed more!” I found meeting Mako’s family to be the most humorous part of the episode. Mako’s family is quirky, cheerful, and inappropriate. Her mother Sukuyo Mankanshoku puts questionable ingredients in her “Mystery Croquettes,” her brother Mataro is a thief, and her father is a pervert. Mako herself is the most fun. She is full of over-the-top energy and at the same time can’t stop sleeping during class.
Aikuro Mikisugi proves to be rather inappropriate, strangely opening his shirt and pants to show off his body. He also provides Ryoku with insight about her uniform “Senketsu”, telling her that it’s a “Kamui” that requires blood. He gives her a glove that aids her in this regard. Kill La Kill seems committed to the fanservice. However, it extends to the men as well. That’s refreshing, but the sexualization of women is still different from men. Regardless, I think it’s a good decision for this series, even if I could do without all of the fanservice.
Ryuko returns from break points
This episode’s main villain is tennis club captain “Omiko Hakodate“, who just received her two-star Goku uniform. Like the boxing in the previous episode, this episode featured exaggerated tennis. Ryuko faces off against Omiko in an epic tennis match. Ryuko is at a disadvantage and quickly falls to 0 – 40 but using her scissor blade gets the upper hand and wins. Satsuki quickly appears in front of Ryuko and challenges her to a battle. She seems to overpower Ryuko, who escapes to battle at another time. Considering the fact that Satsuki crossed swords with Ryuko at the end of this episode I’m starting to think she’s not the strongest villain in the series. Despite being the main character, Ryuko loses often. She’s likely to win in the end but I’m surprised she fails as much as she does.
Check out my previous Kill La Kill Review.