Episode 13 – Crazy for You
In Kill La Kill Episode 13, “Crazy for You,” Satsuki and her team prepare a strategy to conquer the big three, on her “battlefield road trip”. She issues Goku uniforms to students based on data from Ryuko’s battles. Mako is concerned by Ryuko’s behavior, she continues to suffer from fear over loosing control over herself. A student named Shinjiro Nagita arrives to attempt to convince her to fight against Satsuki.
Ryuko at first she refuses, then she changes her mind when Senketsu encourages her. Mako Mankanshoku joins Shinjiro in distributing his newspaper. She suits up to “save” Shinjiro, but this proves to be a trap. I turns out that Shinjiro is actually Nui in disguises. Ryuko is hampered by her fear of losing control, she is defeated easily by Nui. In the process of defeat Ryuko, Nui manages to cut Senketsu into little pieces. Before she can kill Ryuko, Satsuki intervenes, taking what remains of Senketsu to use in her goal of domination.
Episode 7 – A loser I Can’t Hate
Kill La Kill Episode 7 pits Ryuko against her best friend. After handling the “Knife Throwing Club”, “Nanjing Lily Club” and the “Tightrope Walking Club”, Ryuko decides to start her own “Fight Club”. Satsuki is amused that Ryuko is interacting herself into the system, Ryuko comments that she is “gonna make her precious system fall to pieces around her”. She elects Mako as president (due to the amount of paperwork) and suggests that being president will help Mako’s reputation. First Ryuko fights the “Folk dance club”, then what seems like the swim team, followed by the “Pottery Club”. Ryuko continues her dominance against the other clubs as Mako is rewarded with a one-star, then a two-star Goku uniform.
With these uniforms comes wealth and prestige that unsurprising corrupts the Mankanshok family. Ryuko, however, starts to feel lonely as the family becomes distracted by their new lifestyle. She decides to quit the club, Satsuki uses this moment to manipulate Mako into fighting Ryuko. In exchange for defeating Ryuko, Mako can keep her current lifestyle. She can’t pass up this opportunity so she and Ryuko engage in battle. The fight starts off entertaining but Ryuko decides to quit putting up a fight. Mako finally realizes her mistake and gives one of her patented speeches. Ryuko destroys Mako’s two-star uniform and they watch fireworks together.
Check out my review of Episode 6 of Kill La Kill.