Kill La Kill – Episode 23

Imitation Gold

This episode picks up right where the last open ended, with Mako wearing her Ultima Uniform. Iori is criticized for returning the uniform to Mako, but he explains that she has the most improvement in abilities. He stats range from 0000 to 9999 in all categories except intelligence. Mako springs into action use the ” Seven Hundred Plus 299 Strong Super Suction Saver”, three of the four devas aim to help her.

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Houka informs Ryuko and Satsuki on why Nui cannot “regenerate her arms”. The Scissor Sword and the Bakuzan can cut life fibers, however the most powerful fibers begin tho “regenerating immediately after they’re cut”. If you cut them from “both sides at the same time”, you can “sever the regenerating life fiber in succession”.

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Ryuko and Satsuki engage Ragyo in battle, she reveals twin swords made of “Ultra hard Life Fiber”. This weapon is the “basis” of Scissor Sword and Bakuzan. Ragyo appears able to handle Ryuko and Satsuki by herself. Ragyo takes to the air and Ryuko and Satsuki follow. They battle mid-air, Ragyo handles them effortlessly. Ryuko decides to turn her attention toward the Origin Life Fiber.

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Meanwhile, Mako continues to fight while simultaneously eating. The original life fiber intends on consuming the rest of the humans on the Sol, it changes course. Mako and the rest of Nudists beach are overwhelmed by the number of COVER’s. The four Devas arrive to aid them, wearing their new Three Star Ultima Uniforms. Together they easily dispatch the COVER’s.

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Ryuko and Satsuki appear tired from fighting Ragyo, but Ryuko signals to Satsuki and begins to attack. She uses her finishing move, “Thread Stripper”. Ryuko only manages to cut Ragyo, which she quickly heals. However, Ragyo has impaled Ryuko with her sword and proceeds to cut her in half.

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Satsuki enraged fails to dent her mother, but its all part of the plan to distract Ragyo. Apparently, Ryuko counter her blade then jumped into the ocean prior to being cut in two. She healed herself so that she could take out the Origin Fiber. Satsuki along with the four Devas battle Ragyo. Aikuro decides to use the final trump card of the Naked Sun, “the Great Naked Blade”.

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While within the core of the Origin Fiber, Ryuko uses her “Double Edge Decapitation Mode”, then her finishing move Thread Stripper. Ryuko finds it difficult to cut the core, while the turbine of the Naked Sun fails. Mako inspired by Ryuko run in one of the turbines (like a lab rat), restoring its power. Together they pierce the core of the Original Life Fiber.

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Nui arrives to reveal the Ragyo Kamui “Shinra-Koketsu”, her arms are restored as a thank you from Ragyo. Ryuko, Satsuki and the other celebrate before they attack the academy to destroy the transmitter.

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Kill La Kill – Episode 21

Incomplete

This episode opens with a the nude Nui, Ragyo and Ryuko as the explain the fact that Ragyo and Ryuko are the only ones that can wear Junketsu. After kissing Nui, Ryuko fly’s off to face Satsuki. Satsuki and Ryuko exchange words before Satsuki and Senketsu transform. Satsuki synchronizes very quickly with Senketsu.

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Ryuko mocks Satsuki’s power, in response she uses Senketsu’s “Blade Flash” then Senketsu’s “Gale”. She then improvises and use a combination of the two, “Blade Gale”. Meanwhile, Nui is seen building something rather large with life fibers embedded within it.

Ryuko appear mildly damaged by Satsuki’s attack, she mocks Senketsu’s look as being ” half-assed”. She say’s that Senketsu is “ugly”, Satsuki on the other hand defends Senketsu as a sign of “human ingenuity”. She states that Senketsu is design to maximize its power without over taking the host.

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Ryuko seems to be completely taken over by Junketsu’s power, and she quickly begins to dominate Satsuki. The Four Devas intervene almost managing to rip Junketsu off. However, Nui arrives to save her and tells the others that Junketsu is sewed onto Ryuko. Mako “leaps into action”, as the COVER’s are release to overtake mankind. Ragyo begins the “Genesis of the cocoon planet”, the original life fiber begins to travel to “where it all began”.

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Ryuko continues to dominate Satsuki and the four Devas, and she manages to rip Senketsu. Mako arrives and gives her usually long winded speeches, Nui decides to kill her. Senketsu saves her and in the process takes some of her blood. Satsuki now naked engages in battle with Nui, where she suspects that Nui doesn’t trust the control they have over Ryuko.

She states that Nui reluctance to give Ryuko the other half of the scissor shows that she is “still a touch anxious”. Three of the Four Devas arrive to battle Nui as Satsuki turn her attention to Ryuko. Nui orders Ryuko to kill Mako and Senketsu, Mako’s family interferes. As she aims to kill them Satsuki arrives and cut a wound in Ryuko. She orders Mako and Senketsu to enter, forcing Ryuko to release Junketsu.

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While within Ryuko we get a strange encounter between Mako, Senketsu and Ryuko. She slices through Senketsu, who in turn gushes blood. Nui assumes that their attempt to change her mind fail, but when her back is turned Ryuko throws her Scissor through it. Enraged she rips of Junketsu, preparing to die while she does it.

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Opinion:

This episode feature a lot of action and it’s more than worth the wait. The unpredictability of this episode was the most enjoyable. I couldn’t tell which way the tide would turn, and whether Satsuki stood a chance.

I was impressed with Satsuki’s abilities as a fighter. I’m hoping that Nui actually dies, she just annoying but I doubt it. I wonder if Junketsu is destroyed or would pieces of it survive being reused for Satsuki.

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Mako added her usual humor and disruption to this episode, I was surprised by the fact that she appeared in the episode as much as she was. She was very effective in this episode, although I’m disappointed that she didn’t fight with Senketsu though I’m not surprise she didn’t.

Kill La Kill – Episode 18

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 15

Don’t Stop Me Now

Kill La Kill - 15 IMG 2Satsuki battles against Kaneo Takarada, she quickly dispatches the citizens of Osaka. Kaneo release his “Dotonbori Robo” mecha suit. His suit resembles a golden Crab, he defeats the jocks without difficulty. The other three of the four generals arrive and Sanageyama Uzu equips his new Goku uniform.

Kill La Kill - 15 IMG 8Uzu easily defeats Kaneo and 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.

Kill La Kill - 15 IMG 9It is 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 four Devas all transform into their new Goku uniforms. Ryuko and Senketsu transform without the missing glove.

Kill La Kill - 15 IMG 11Ryuko 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.

Kill La Kill – Episode 12

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Spit Your Sadness Away

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It was pretty obvious at the end of the last episode that Ryuko was going to lose her mind, but I didn’t predict any thing like this. Ryuko begins to attack Nui, who proceeds to tell her how she killed her father. I personally thought this was the best part of the episode. I assumed that Ryuko’s father (Isshin) was just a weak old man that got slaughtered without much resistance.

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We learn that Isshin created the “Rending Scissors”, and he’s had some fighting ability. I was thoroughly impressed by Isshin fighting ability, even though it wasn’t enough.  Isshin attempts to use the rending scissors against Nui, but he only manages to slashed her left eye. Nui unsurprisingly get pissed after losing her eye, and brutally stabs Isshin to death.

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Ryuko’s blood begins to boil, resulting in Senketsu transforming into a grotesque form. Tsumugu tries to distract Nui to aid Aikuro as he try’s to use the “adhesive bullet” on Ryuko. Satsuki decides to step in and activates her Kamui. Ryuko and Satsuki engage in a brief but impressive battle. Mako makes her usual appearance at inappropriate moment’s. She literally slaps some sense into Ryuko, saving her life (even Satsuki acknowledges this).

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After Ryuko recovers from battle, Satsuki reveals that “she was the one who ordered Nui to steal the sword scissors from Isshin”. She thanks Ryuko for helping her gain greater insight into Goku Uniforms, due to Ryuko’s battles with the Elite Four. She has determine to take control over the BIG three schools to the west.

qazwsxedcI like how the world of Kill La Kill has been expanded, with the introduction of the western schools. I wonder if the also have Goku uniforms, or considering the fact that Nui didn’t need one maybe the won’t either? Regardless, I’m excited about the possibilities. Are you?

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Kill La Kill – 08 & Kill La Kill – 09

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate this Holiday!

Kill La Kill – Episode 08

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I Will Wipe My Own Tears

Satsuki announces that she has developed a new “natural election” system. A seven day battle free for all will ensue and those who make it past the week will be able to earn Goku Uniforms for themselves. Ryuko takes Mako to her old house, she flashes back to the day of her fathers death. Failing to find further clues they head home, however they’re scooter runs out of gas. They meet Ira Gamagoori (who just got his driver license), who offers a ride to the gas station.

While driving “the automotive and airsoft clubs” attack Ira in an attempt to get his Three Star Goku Uniform, “Shackle Regalia”. Ira goes into a flashback where he recalls first meeting Satsuki. Ira uniform utilizes masochism for power and defeats his opponents. At Honnouji’s surviving students assemble for the “Sudden Death Runoff Election”, however only Ryuko and the “Elite Four” get to the top. Ryuko is challenged by Satsuki to defeat each of the Elite Four, she will in exchange provides details of her father’s death.

Kill La Kill – Episode 09

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A Once in a Lifetime Chance

The battle begins between Ira and Ryuko. Aikuro doubts her ability to face and defeat the Elite Four. She is confident in her ability to win. Ira activating his “Shackle Regalia”, Ryuko decides to refrain from attacking him in order to prevent him from gaining power. Ira has a counter to this and proceeds to hit himself, providing that power. Ira tells Ryuko that Shackle Regalia  is an armor protecting its own life fibers.

Ryuko is pushed into a corner, as she is trapped into a loop of being unable to “damage the Shackle Regalia without powering up the Scourge Regalia form”. Stubborn, Ryuko keeps on attacking Ira to bring out Scourge Regalia’s full power. However, Senketsu has a plan, Senketsu uses his fangs to break into Ira’s uniform and releases “Senketsu Senjin”. After Ira was defeated,  he attempted suicide but Satsuki prevent him from succeeding. Ryuko now must prepare to face her next opponent, Houka Inumuta.

Kill La Kill – 07

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Episode 07 – A loser I Can’t Hate

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 “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 an one star, then a two star goku uniform.

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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 two star uniform and they watch fireworks together.

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Highlights:

  • Mako verses Ryuko
  • Mako’s powerful punch that destroyed the arena

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Kill La Kill – Episode 02

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Episode 02 – So Sexy She Might Pass Out

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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. Barazo Mankanshoku is 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. 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 (I’m a huge tennis fan).

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. Ryuko faces off against Omiko in an epic tennis match. Ryuko is at disadvantage and quickly falls to 0 – 40 but using her scissor blade gets the upper hand and winning. Satsuki quickly appears in front of Ryuko and challenges her to a battle. Satsuki 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.

Highlights:

  • Tennis I love Tennis
  • Insight on the inequality in the society
  • Mako’s funny family

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