Kill la Kill – 02
「気絶するほど悩ましい」 (Kizetsu Suru Hodo Nayamashii)
“So Sexy She Might Pass Out”
The second episode of Kill la Kill is here and let’s just say it was just as dazzling as the first one. Because when you got Satsuki making the galaxy shine at will, a teacher as fabulous as this, a family as ridiculous as the Mankanshouku, and a tennis club led by someone like her, there ain’t no way it could be anything else.
With that said though, it’s not just all ridiculous over the top action this week, as we do get a bit more detail in regards to how the story looks like it’ll develop over the course of next few weeks. And it’s something that looks like it’ll revolve around Satsuki Kiryuin’s attempt to govern the world via the use of Goku Uniforms and the slow unveiling of the mysteries behind Matoi Isshin. Indeed, the latter ends up particularly notable considering that Senketsu seems to have been made by him as well, and it just hammers in how great of a partnership he and Ryuuko are in. Not only are they both seeking answers relating to the same person, they’re also both helping each other progress toward that end, and it’s a pretty great match
point!—even if their partnership was formed by pure chance.
Still, not all’s working as well as those two are though, as we also get to see the obvious social stratification in the city this week as well. Considering the ranking system we have in the school, it’s not particularly surprising, but it’s definitely something still worth mentioning regardless—especially since they not only demonstrated this physically via their lodgings, but also discussed it in the dialogue, and highlighted it via the completely different attitudes the upper elite and the occupants of the slum have. Indeed, even the pacing of things even highlights the difference, as scenes go faster around the Mankanshouku family compared to the ones we get with Student Council—and it’s something that seems to emphasize the more structured nature of the latter versus the more chaotic lives the former have to live due to their circumstances.
With that said, the ultimate thing remains just how ridiculous the series has been overall. I mean, the over the top action scenes were already one thing, but the way they just go about things with Kill la Kill is just something you don’t see anywhere else. Even the way they do fan-service ain’t quite the same as other series, and that goes double
fault for the sports in their universe. Indeed, it’s not everyday you have armed suppressions under the guise of inter-league matches, and I haven’t even gone into the craziness that are the Goku uniforms either. I mean, gosh darn, I want a tennis-spec athlete-augmentation something or whatever.
But yeah, there’s not much else that needs to be said to be honest. The screen caps and full lengths tell more than I could ever describe in words with this show, so I’ll leave you with that. Oh yeah, two last things: Sawano Hiroyuki rocks and Ryuuko really needs to know when to quit while she’s ahead, because otherwise all she’s gonna end up doing is constantly getting knocked out and picked up by shady guys. And I gotta say, I wouldn’t want to ever wake up with this in my face.
ED: 「ごめんね、いいコじゃいられない。」 (Gomen ne, Iiko ja Irarenai.) by 沢井美空 (Miku Sawai)