Kill La Kill – Episode 24

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The Four Devas, along with Nudist Beach find it difficult to break through the barrier protecting the transmitter. Meanwhile, Ryuko and Satsuki battle their mother and Nui. Ragyo uses her power “Absolute Domination” to negate the power of the other Kamui and Goku Uniforms.

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Absolute Domination will also ” awaken the Life Fibers lying dormant in those outfits”. After all of Earth’s inhabitants become consumed by the life fiber, the Earth is suppose to become another “Celestial Seed Cocoon Planet”. As a result a “newborn” Life fiber will “spread across the universe”.

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Aikuro and Tsumugu arrive and merge DTR to form “Ultimate Double Naked DTR”. They are quickly dispatched by Ragyo, she activates the still living original life fiber so that it can consume the rest of the humans. The Four Devas along with Mako arrive, and Mako begins her usually spotlight speech.

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Nui interrupts her speech and aims to kill her, but Gamagoori intervenes and gets stabbed in his stomach. Nui attempts to kill him but Ryuko (without Senketsu), blocks Nui with her scissor swords. Ryuko, being “somewhere in between” human and clothing is able to fight Nui.

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Gamagoori appears to lose consciousness as he tells Mako that he “has no regrets”. Ryuko attempts to destroy Ragyo’s “Absolute Domination”, but he friends are captured by the original life fiber. As Ryuko becomes reckless Senketsu yell’s at her to stop, however Satsuki tells Senketsu that his words won’t have the desired effect. Senketsu then concludes that Satsuki can understand him.

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As Ragyo goes into the tradition bad guy laugh, she is pierced by Senketsu. When Ragyo asks how its possible, Senketsu response that its “neither human or clothing”. Senketsu then uses “blade gale”, to fly through Ragyo removing Rei in the process. This ends the effects of Absolute Domination, allowing everyone to use their power.

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Satsuki and Ryuko team up with each using one scissor sword, while the rest of the group destroy the transmitter. Nui however blocks their path, the copies of her keep getting in their way. Gamagoori arrives and uses his “Ego burst”, with this power he rips a hole in the transmitter. Nudist Beach then uses their DTR to blow up the transmitter.

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As Satsuki and Ryuko appear to have defeat their mother plan, she tells Nui to “discard her body”. Nui begins to decapitate herself, much to everyone’s horror. The original life fiber absorbs her head, and Nui becomes clothing for Ragyo. Her new costume feature rockets on the bottom, she fly’s to the satellite activating Absolute Domination again on a planetary scale.

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Ryuko with the help of all the other uniforms, activate “Senketsu Fashion Week”. Leaving everyone naked she rockets to Ragyo, fusing the scissor swords together. The sword however isn’t effective, then Ragyo transforms her costume again. Ryuko decides to “end” this fight but is stabbed through the stomach by Ragyo. Senketsu reveals that along with Ryuko they can absorb Ragyo powers.

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Ryuko uses Absolute Domination to return the humans to normal. Ragyo kills herself and Senketsu is destroyed while returning through the Earths atmosphere. Heart broken Ryuko appears to resolve herself to crashing to the Earth. However, Satsuki along with everyone else at the academy brace her fall.

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Opinion:

The Finally of Kill La Kill was bitter sweet. I thoroughly enjoy both this episode and the series. I liked the balance of character participation in the episode, even though Ryuko finally takes over.  Ryuko basically going “Super Saiyan” was cool, but I found the name “Senketsu Fashion Week” to be a little silly.

I was disappointed that there wasn’t more in depth fighting against Ragyo at the end. I wished there was more team work between Ryuko and Satsuki, but was satisfied that Ryuko finally acknowledge that Satsuki is her sister. Absolute Domination was anything but Absolute or Dominating, but it probably was impossible to be too powerful.

Gamagoori clearly is in love with Mako, and I’m surprise that he had a more dynamic part in this episode compared to the other Devas. The largest aspect of this episode was the death of Senketsu, which I didn’t expect. Even though he wasn’t needed any longer, I though Senketsu would have survived. Overall, I really liked this series, the same elements unsurprisingly appeared in this series also appeared in Gurren Lagann. However, I still think Gurren Lagann was better but not by much, though the animation of both series was spectacular.

 

 

 

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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 22

Tell Me How You Feel

Ryuko and Senketsu reunite, but Nui possesses both scissor blades. Nui attacks but its deflected by Ryuko. Ryuko states that “she’ll never take off Senketsu”, and that Senketsu has both Mako and Satsuki’s “blood flowing through” it. Senketsu begins to (comically) cry, as Nui considers their relationship “creepy”.

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During a brief conflict Between Nui and Ryuko, Ryuko gains both the scissor blades. Nui uses her “mental refitting”, but it fails. She used it as a decoy, appearing behind Ryuko stabbing her through the neck with a needle. However, Ryuko quickly disappears behind Nui severing her arms.

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Ryuko absorbs the fibers within Nui arms, telling her to “give up”. Nui however is rescued by Hououmaru, the COVER’s that were left behind are taken advantage of by the four Devas and Nudist beach. They rescue the “Tennis Club’s Hakodate”, the “Boxing Club’s Fukuroda”, and the rest of the club leaders.

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The sewing club collects all the remaining fibers. To prove that she is worthy of standing by Ryuko side Satsuki agrees to be punched by Ryuko in her synchronized form. Her four Devas intervene, stating that they ” gladly be smashed to bits or chopped to pieces” for Satsuki. Satsuki apologies and Ryuko agrees to join forces with her to stop their mother.

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Junketsu is filled with Satsuki and Ryuko’s blood and some of Senketsu’s Life Fibers. Iori activates his three star Ultima Uniform to help create more Ultima uniforms. Satsuki explains her mothers plans to the rest team.

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They must destroy the transmitter back at the academy in order to stop Ragyo’s plan. They are quickly attacked, together Ryuko and Satsuki head off to face Ragyo. A massive COVER attacks the Nude Sol from under the sea, but Mako in her “Fight Club Spec Two Star Uniform” appears ready to help.

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Kill La Kill – Episode 20

Far from the Maddening Crowd

Mako makes one of her speeches after Ryuko claims to no longer be human. Mako say’s that “this isn’t the Ryuko I know” and she responds that she ins’t the same Ryuko. She feels that the “old” her was a fraud and she just a monster. Mako appears sad at this revelation.

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Nui Harime appears and taunts Ryuko about her fathers death. Ryuko mother Ragyo arrives as well and Ryuko begin attacking her. Both Nui and Ragyo appear to be paper clones and succeed in convincing Ryuko to meet them at Honnouji Academy. Ryuko still angry aims to fight alone, and lashes out at her friends.

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The Four Devas form a plan to rescue Satsuki, she send them a message revealing that she has a plan. Aikuro decides to place all the force of Nudist Beach in pursue of getting Satsuki back, he reveals The Naked Sol as his trump card. The Naked Sol is a massive ship (that resembles the mechs from Gurren Lagann), and they set sail for the academy.

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Ryuko arrives at the academy an quickly frees the captured citizen from the COVER’s. Nui shows up and Ryuko attacks, they clash in a fury of sword swipes. Nudist Beach begins their assault on the academy so after, but they seems to have little impact. Satsuki hearing the ruckus frees herself with her sharpen toenails, made out of Bakuzan.

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Nui claims she the “only one that can understand her”, she reveals that she too was born with Life Fibers. Ragyo appears with Junketsu and it seems that Nui had a plan to force Ryuko to wear it. The Four Devas arrive to save Satsuki, while on the Naked Sol Ryuko arrives dressed in Junketsu. Ryuko is unmatched, but Satsuki appears wearing Senketsu.

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Opinion:

This episode was a very good one, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m not surprise that Nui isn’t “human”, she certainly doesn’t act like it. I wish there was more depth to the fights, however I’d imagine that the next episode will fulfill that need.

Ryuko’s attitude is understandable but I’m starting to find it annoying. That said I find it interesting that Satsuki and Ryuko have seemingly switch places. Overall, this episode left me excited for what’s going to happen next.

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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