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 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 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 16

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.

Kill La Kill – Episode 13

Kill La Kill – Episode 13

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Crazy for You

Satsuki and her team prepare a strategy to conquer the big three, on her “battlefield road trip”. Mako is concerned by Ryuko’s behavior, she continues to sulk about 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.

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.

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Kill La Kill – Episode 11

Kill La Kill – Episode 11

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I’m Not Your Cute Woman

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This episode featured a great air then land battle, but resulted in the introduction of several new characters. It was reveal at the end that Nui Harime was the murderer of Ryuko’s father. Ryuko attempts to use her flight and attack Satsuki directly, but Nonon defends Satsuki. Ryuko destroys her airship with Nonon’s flute shaped missile. Nonon switches to her uniform’s second form, “Da Capo”. It utilizes music to interfere with Ryuko and Senketsu communication.Ryuko counters her sound waves, then reflects them back toward Nonon defeating her.

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Tsumugu arrives delivering a special bullet to Aikuro. Before Ryuko and Uzu are about to fight, a perky girl named Nui Harime appears. When assaulted by Uzu she blocks his attack and pulls apart Uzu’s uniform by snapping his Nexus fiber, the Life Fiber that gives it its form. Ryuko asks Nui who she is and she reveals that she killed Ryuko’s father, she even has the other half of the scissor blade to prove it. Ryuko, unsurprisingly flies into a rage. This episode featuring the reveal of who was responsible for Ryuko father’s death, was sooner than expected. I thought they would milk it for a while longer, I’m glad they didn’t.

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Kill La Kill – Episode 10

Kill La Kill – Episode 10

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I Want to Know More About You

Ryuko and Houka

The episode started of with a flashback of Houka and how he came to meet Satsuki. During the flashback we get a interesting view of Satsuki ideals. She seems to be under the impression that she can “change the world” with Honnouji Academy High School. Houka is hyper analytical and his Goku uniform enhances this ability. His three star uniform , Probe Regalia analyzes Ryuko and her abilities.

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Ryuko appears to have figured out rather quickly how to counter Houka, fight erratically. Houka, counters her counter by making himself invisible. Ryuko expands senketsu such that senketsu’s eye stretched the distance of the entire battle field. This prevented Houka from evading senketsu and his ability to gather information on Ryuko. Unable to win and unwilling to lose his data Houka forfeits, he also avoids getting his goku uniform destroyed by Ryuko.

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Next is Nonon who like the previous fighters is given a flash back.  In her flash back it’s revealed that she meet Satsuki when they were just children. Nonon Three-Star Goku Uniform, Symphony Regalia is aircraft “that attacks her with sound vibrations”. Nonon attempts to win by destroying the battle arena, “knocking” Ryuko out in the process. However, Ryuko transforms into Senketsu Gale, a flying evolution of Senketsu. Aikuro appears to be troubled by the quick evolution of Senketsu, he calls Tsumugu telling him that he should “assume a worst-case scenario”.

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Kill La KIll – 06

Kill La Kill

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Episode 06 – Don’t Toy With Me on a Whim

After discovering Aikuro’s connection to Tsumugu, Ryuko interrogates him to find out more. She manages to only get the name of his organization, “Nudist Beach” (and a close up of his shining nipples). Uzu Sanageyama seeks permission from Satsuki to fight Ryuko. We are treated to a flash back of Lady Satsuki and Uzu when they were in the third year of middle school. Satsuki, easily dispatches Uzu and his fellow gang members. She then invites him to attend Honnouji Academy to release his potential.

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We quickly get to the battle between Uzu and Ryuko. Uzu transforms into a mecha uniform called Three-Star Ultima Uniform: Blade Regalia. Uzu can read all of Ryuko moves with his “Secret Technique: Heaven’s Eye!”. He then uses a second technique “God-Speed Thousand Thrusts!”, gaining the advantage. Ryuko with the help of Senketsu allows Uzu to cut of a piece of her uniform so she could blind him. She quickly capitalizes and uses her “Finishing move: Thread Stripper!”, and destroys his uniform.

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Uzu isn’t done yet he begs Satsuki for a second chance, she grants it. His new suit is the Three-Star Ulitma Uniform: Blade Regalia Mk 2! Ryuko assumes she can use her plan from their previous fight. However, Uzu asked Iori to “sew his eyes shut” so he’s no longer susceptible to her plan. Satsuki explains that by sewing his eyes closed Uzu acquired the “Minds Eye”. Ryuko is being thoroughly being thrashed until Uzu uniform conveniently overheats giving her the opportunity to flee. Ryuko is defeated but still determined.

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Kill La Kill – 05

Kill La Kill

Episode 05 – Trigger

Capture

Tsumugu Kinagase is an assassin and anti-uniform Guerilla with his sights set on Ryuko. He is interrupted by the gardening club and promptly defeats them. Ryuko rescues Maki from the biology club by using her “Finishing move: Thread Stripper”. Ryuko can now alter the size of her scissor sword so that its pocket sized. Senketsu critizes Ryuko for becoming too cocky, and explains that her can ” immediately spot any change in your physiology” including her weight (as he criticizes her eating habits). Maki is then attacked by Tsumugu and he attempts to strip Ryuko of her kamui.

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Aikuro stops him and they meet later to discuss his search for the “God robes”. Maki’s family provides their usually humor as they spy on Ryuko as she has a conversation with Senketsu. Ryuko and Tsumugu face off but before they can complete the fight the are attacked by the ” gardening, rakugo and hyakunin-isshu clubs”. Tsumugu manages to defeat Ryuko and the clubs, he tells her about a woman who once wore (I’m assuming) a god robe that appeared to have betrayed her. Maki continues to save Ryuko when she’s down with one of her rants. Tsumugu finally understands the bond between Ryuko and Sengetsu and escapes with them when “Nonon Jakuzure” arrives.

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Highlights:

  • Battle between Tsumugu and everyone
  • The friendship between Ryuko and Senketsu
  • Maki (as always)

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