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「たどりついたらいつも雨ふり」 (Tadoritsui Tara Itsumo Amefuri)
“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”

Well, it’s a week later in our time, but a lot longer ends up passing in Kill la Kill. Needless to say, it’s going to take a little bit of getting used to, but everyone’s fighting for the Nude side of the equation now—which figures, considering there wasn’t really any other alternative left. I just wish they’d tone down the glowing private parts a bit. I say that half jokingly of course, but yeah, there’s a heck of a lot of shining going on. That said, is it odd that the first thing this makes me think of is how if this was a real-life movie, they really could’ve saved a lot of production costs during this part? No? Just me?

Jokes aside, it’s generally a straight forward progression here. Satsuki’s self-destruct leads to what’s essentially a Kill la Kill version of the apocalyptic zombie films we love so much, and the Mako x Gamagoori ship ends up stronger than ever before. In the meanwhile, it turns out that Soichirou was Isshin Matoi all along and Ryuuko wakes up with the declaration that she’ll no longer wear Senketsu due to the fact they’re both life fiber “monsters” now. The latter ends up a bit of a surprise in terms of how suddenly it happens—it literally happens in the last few seconds—but ultimately, it’s just another thing that progresses naturally from the previous episode. Of course, there’s nothing particularly wrong with this or the fact they decided to take things slower here… but there isn’t much to talk about in respect to the story as a result.

That said, perhaps the most interesting thing this week isn’t so much the aforementioned as it was the revelation that Satsuki was being kept alive intentionally—presumably to wear the ultimate Kamui and be used for Ragyo and the life fiber to take over the world with. One of the major questions we had last week was how Satsuki’s going to rebound from all of this considering her weaponless state, and it looks like we might’ve gotten our answer here. The ultimate kamui might just end up being the tool that brings everything back together—either with Satsuki using it against Ragyo somehow or falling under its influence and fighting Ryuuko as a result. There’s always a third option in Senketsu being worn by Satsuki instead—highly unlikely—but that would be an interesting twist considering how Ryuuko doesn’t seem to technically need him at the current time, and the great changes in the series’ dynamic that it would bring.

For now though, the big thing is they’ve gotten the necessary “developmental”/”calm before the storm” episode out of the way, and here’s hoping it’s full speed ahead from here. I just hope this show doesn’t start the disturbing trend of people stripping and/or lighting up their pants/private parts with glowing things…

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February 20, 2014 at 5:41 pm
  • February 20, 2014 at 5:43 pmSilentCid

    Dat Mako’s mom stare even when she was petting her son’s head…

    • February 20, 2014 at 8:07 pmTre

      It seems undercover resistance leaders are more well endowed than back-alley doctors.

    • February 21, 2014 at 4:14 amSkins Thunderbomb


      Gorgeous doctor like dude with great hair, killer body and a glowing dick and nipples is right in front of you, and you think a woman aint gonna stare?

      Didn’t think so. ;)

    • February 21, 2014 at 9:41 amLaughingMan

      >Ara ara~ Isn’t this netorare?
      >En tee aru.
      >You mean netorare?
      >EN! (thrusts) TEE! (thrusts) ARUUUUU!

  • February 20, 2014 at 6:15 pmKamii

    GamaxMako confirmed and nudist Nonon ftw. <3

    • February 20, 2014 at 7:51 pmrandomly

      SO MUCH GAMAKO. Also, don’t forget chibi Ryuuko in the cuteness parade! *Heart explodes*

    • February 22, 2014 at 4:03 pmewok40k

      Gamako is so obvious even Jakuzure comments on it.
      Between nudist elite four – erm, five including ex-teacher and rescued Mako I think we have enough of fanservice already… then Darth Ragyou happens with sekuhara towards Satsuki.
      Boy this series pulls absolutely no stops!

  • February 20, 2014 at 6:24 pmMasterDragonKnight

    Ryuuko has fallen into the slump that happened to Simon.

    However, soon she will realize her father is dead, he is not here anymore. But in her scissor blade, and in her heart, he lives on in Senketsu! Her Kamui is the one that will overthrow the rule of Life Fibers! Even if ends up being her grave, as long as she defeats Ragyou, it is her win! Who the hell do you think she is? She is Ryuuko! She is not a Life Fiber monster! She is herself! MATOI RYUUKO!!!

  • February 20, 2014 at 6:26 pmzztop

    Official background history for the Honnouji 4 Devas:

  • February 20, 2014 at 6:31 pmEcho

    Oh man the Fanservice this week has made me wet between the legs so to speak, and seeing Jaku, Sana, and Gama all in the patented nudist utility belt was a sight to behold. And the glowing nipples, going to have to add that my drinking game I’ve been developing for this anime.

    So this project that Satsuki was talking about, this what was the word… Shinra-Koketsu (シンラ-コテツ)project sounds ominous, and the translator I use isn’t giving me results so I’m at a lost if there’s any symbolism there. However from what we see and hear from the likes of the Nui and Ragyo, it seems like that it will, either involve a human sacrifice or something that likely involves a lot bloodshed. Your guess is as good as mine, but I’d wager a tiny sum of money that since it involves rage it seems likely this will be fight.

    Special mentions has to go to the rescue of Mako. When I saw at the start of the episode, Mako getting abducted by aliens (covers are aliens right?) I thought for sure she was either going to be getting a covers suit for her own, or she was going to die. But surprisingly she didn’t die, and the ship is still strong! I especially loved Jaku snarking and lampshading it in the background.

    And finally we see Ryuko out and about showing the world what sort of action girl she is, cranky and angsty to the max. From what she has been throughis completely in character of who she is, though given earlier comments by Ragyo I don’t think Ryuko is entirely herself so to speak, or is at least being manipulated subtly by Ragyo.

    All and all, a great episode, just wish we had more Jaku and Inu shipping but a girl can dream can’t she?

    • February 21, 2014 at 6:07 amBlumen

      Now I’m really curious what other things this list contains… Do you mind sharing?

  • February 20, 2014 at 6:39 pmPancakes

    If there was ever an inception for coming wave of glowing nipples and provocative poses involving the groin one needs not look farther than KLK. Tentacle r*pe? Who needs that when you have GLOWING NIPPLES!

  • February 20, 2014 at 7:12 pmSortedeVaras

    “In Heaven’s stead, I smite clothing!” \o/ So stupid yet so awesome!

  • February 20, 2014 at 7:13 pminfo600

    If this is any other anime, this episode would be pure fanservice (for both male and female).
    Alas, this is Kill la Kill. So it’s just another step towards the final battle.

    BTW, the after-credits scene shows that she is STILL NOT completely unarmed. Is she the next gender-flipped batman or what? Cause she is just as crazy prepared as her father was in his escape…

  • February 20, 2014 at 7:20 pmstarss

    Is it weird that, through all these depressing events, the one thing that made me want to shed tears was when Mako’s mom consoled a crying Senketsu and told him that if she were 20 years younger she would wear him, even if she can’t hear him say anything!? ;___; This is the best family ever.

  • February 20, 2014 at 7:30 pmCTT

    Man, I’m just ticked that Ryuko’s being a jerk to Senketsu, who’s only been eating his own kind and nearly dying and dragging her unconscious butt around and waiting patiently for her to wake up. You know, nothing big. Point is: why she even upset? She wanted power, right? Well there you go. You have power and you can heal, and unless she’s fighting a sudden urge to eat people, the only monstrous thing about her is her appalling attitude.

    • February 21, 2014 at 5:02 pmKeranu

      Its rather hard knowing who to trust when you find your long lost mother has infused herself and an alien species, wears said alien species, and then rips out your heart to reveal that you’re the type of being she is, all the while you were wearing said alien species to defeat said alien species. Ryuuko is completely in the dark about everything, so its understandable that she has this angsty, I dont need you cause I’m a freak like you, attitude. Remember from day 1 all she did was try to convince herself that she was normal and simply wanted to know who killed her dad, and now she has all this going on? even finding out that she’s far from regular human? I dont approve of her turning on senketsu, but put yourself in her shoes and see if you can wrap your brain around all that and still stay sane.

  • February 20, 2014 at 7:33 pmEamonX

    Dat ass spanking…

  • February 20, 2014 at 8:21 pmAggron

    I found it really funny how Gamagoori shrank after Mako’s dad threatened to sue him :3

    Anyways MakoxGamagoori FTW!!! And Nonon is looking hot in her new outfit.

  • February 20, 2014 at 8:27 pmVsAllGaming

    So Mako x Gamagoori is now canon? OMG.

  • February 20, 2014 at 8:56 pmSpike

    Oh man that was glorious!

    Mako’s mom staring at Sensei’s ‘shiny thing’, Gama seeing Mako naked then saying ‘uh I can’t move right now’ (bon3r lol), and Satsuki getting spankings for being a naughty girl. Comedy gold.

  • February 20, 2014 at 9:01 pmzztop

    Shirts vs Skins, Kill la Kill style.:D

  • February 20, 2014 at 9:56 pmlolol

    To wear
    or not to wear
    To wear
    or not to wear

    ryuuko, u should make your final decision already -_-

  • February 20, 2014 at 10:08 pmtomtomr92

    I found it really funny when Gamagoori looks at his arm cannon and realizes how useless it is compared to Ryuko’s sword+skill

  • February 20, 2014 at 10:42 pmFlappy

    Very interested to see how all this would end. I thought I had a good grasp of what the writers wanted to do with the show, but the last 4 episodes has proven me wrong. Starting to really enjoy my weekly dose of Kill la Kill.

    Nonon looks a lot hotter as a nudist than anything the animators had her wear so far! I approve :D.

  • February 20, 2014 at 10:54 pmTez

    Man… Mako’s mom had me dying with her staring.

  • February 21, 2014 at 12:02 amHenry

    Call me captain obvious but..

    Red highlights in Ryuko’s hair are actually life fibers!?

    • February 21, 2014 at 1:50 amCrook

      I thought that was confirmed when she cut the thread in her brain with it.

      • March 15, 2014 at 5:15 amCrook

        I read the Baby Whisperer but I didn’t agree with most of it. Thanks for the kind words though, me and Leen are holding up fine in whatever fictional situation we appear to be in.

  • February 21, 2014 at 12:03 amDSSeraph

    I KNEW IT. I called it last week when they dropped the announcement. I said “Till they show Soichiro’s death on screen, and explicitly state that it’s him, and not some body double or something, Isshin and Soichiro are the same person.” (Although in my post here I had said “Grandfather maybe?” because I was still a bit hung up on what looked like the age difference, but, the whole time I was thinking the above)

    Feels good to call a “twist” myself every now and then :p

  • February 21, 2014 at 12:12 amSatyr

    Ragyo has a very “peculiar” approach to motherhood… Damn that woman is vile.

  • February 21, 2014 at 2:17 amHawk2276

    I’ve never felt so bad for clothes before.. but this episode.. :(

  • February 21, 2014 at 3:33 amDrift

    Gamagoori x Mako :3 and when people called this pairing at the whether he wears a pajama or not scene some didn’t believe! But this couple came this far!

  • February 21, 2014 at 4:44 ammagoiichi

    • February 21, 2014 at 2:08 pmmagoiichi

      5 crewman of the GamagoorixMako ship is struggling with all their might to take down the all powerful first girl Yuri flagship of the RyuukoxMako, without realizing that their ship has sailed and is sinking faster than the Titanic! The power of Unrequited and Indifferent feelings is JUSTICE! Gamagoori will be forever alone!

  • February 21, 2014 at 4:58 amHaiiro

    Gamagori x Mako…..called it. But really who couldn’t see that lol

  • February 21, 2014 at 5:25 amLyfe

    I think Ryuko is just angry and confused all at the same time. I think she will wear Senketsu again pretty soon, someone will snap her out of her state of mind and old Ryuko will return.

    Anyway I think the next few episodes will have Satsuki possessed by the life fibers vs Ryuko/Or her elite four. The finale will likely be 2 battles, Ryuko vs Ragyo and then Ryuko + Satsuki vs powered up Ragyo(i.e merged with that life fiber core thing). I think the Ragyo situation will be solved by Episode 23 and Episode 24 will be one of those what happened next episodes with some sense of normality returned to the academy.

    • February 22, 2014 at 7:18 amGermanguy

      I agree with you in your first part. a close friend, will know that she is confused with the Truth. And the 2nd part, this sounds logical. i am curious, too. Who has to wear the “evil” Kamui, that they are making?. Perhaps the Mother itself

  • February 21, 2014 at 9:13 amCruiser

    This episode was really Mikisugi sensei’s time to shine…

    *ahem* I loved how Gamagori just kept getting increasingly bigger and bigger for every scene. And how he deflated when Mako’s father threatened to sue him XD

    • February 25, 2014 at 8:09 pmMincemaker

      The might of the future father-in-law.

  • February 21, 2014 at 11:55 amPeTdo

    Ryoko need Stasuki onee-sama hug or punch asap! Ryuko , Don’t lose your way!!!!!!!!

  • February 21, 2014 at 12:07 pmSouken

    Gama really likes Mako, unfortunately the latter is pretty clueless! She’s already in such a shock that Gama rescued her, imagine when she finds out he likes her!

  • February 21, 2014 at 12:17 pmTarage

    Ryuko lost her way again…

    Hearing Satsuki say imouto though…

  • February 21, 2014 at 1:44 pmCamcam

    Despite how absolutely ridiculous it would be , a part of me thinks there is going to be another flip and we find out that Aikuro is Soichirou as well. Soichirou has already shown a habit of weird and awkward disguises. I find it highly suspicious that Aikuro also like to disguise himself as an old dude, is also a scientist, AND has a similar chin line as Soichirou. It could be a “teacher passing on traits to student” type thing, but it still pretty suspicious.

  • February 21, 2014 at 1:53 pmShrubbery

    I laughed this entire episode, spotted way too many funny things. e.g. Kid sawing off a pigs head with a chainsaw

  • February 21, 2014 at 4:50 pmonion warrior

    uwahhh…lol at Gamagori and Mako…hahhh!!! Its now official man!!! XDDDDD

    and now im waiting for Nonon and Inumuta’s moment!

    poor Satsuki…damn her mom is something, does she needs to harass her all over? though i like it but thats her mother…a bit disturbing there…

    anyway love Nonon’s nudist beach’s outfit…XDDD

  • February 21, 2014 at 6:30 pmv1cious

    I love Ryuuko’s awesome new hair.

  • February 21, 2014 at 8:14 pmKeranu

    Nui is my favorite character, but I’m really annoyed that she’s still alive >_> That fight between her and ryuuko shouldnt of randomly ended. At this point her antics have run its course and now she’s just that annoying side villain that just wont die

    • February 22, 2014 at 2:13 pmoscuda

      Good that someone else notice that also.

    • February 22, 2014 at 2:20 pmoscuda

      I was late discovering this show, can you imagine if Sensei’s coat was really and being in clinical and all the sudden your coat start to slow fall down.
      he doesn’t even try to pull it back.

  • February 22, 2014 at 6:02 amKairoru

    I wonder if the Life Fibers and the Anti-Spirals are connected with each other…

    • February 22, 2014 at 12:21 pmKeranu

      I honestly wouldnt be surprised if they did a hommage to GL and say that Life fibers came from an unknown species in space that created the universe

  • February 22, 2014 at 2:23 pmoscuda

    my last commend wasn’t suppose to be a reply, I guess my computer is rebelling after so much kill la kill.

  • February 22, 2014 at 4:07 pmewok40k

    so much references to Terminator and Matrix…
    and I love it!

  • February 22, 2014 at 7:13 pmsunflorie

    Gamagoori blushing totally made my day lol he and Mako are cute together

  • February 23, 2014 at 7:37 pmNamaewoinai

    “Cue the Boogeyman…” and Cue the Nudist People!

    It seems that the 4 divas join the nudist people…and so Dr. Matoi (Ryuuko’s dad) is actually The Chairwoman’s Husband…and…

    Their is a Little heart broken scene around here…for me i guess!

  • February 24, 2014 at 7:01 amThe Atomic Dwarf

    Sooo tsundere Gamagoori, when’s the wedding?

    Also, I really wanna see Mako try on one of the Godrobes. If she made an alien zombie suit so strong imagine what she could do with the power of Senketsu lol.

  • February 24, 2014 at 7:19 amdrzero7

    Kinda sucks that the 4 Diva’s upgrade didn’t do jack crap.

    And Gaamagori, u might as well propose for marriage to Mako at this point.

    Senketsu, he looks like a sad lost puppy.

    And why the heck is this going to webrip only and out of TV airing? Is it more “money” issue with this new company?

    • February 25, 2014 at 4:15 amMincemaker

      From the sound of it, the upgrades did as advertised. The only issue is that with the Sewing Club taken over and the Nudist Beach hideout lacking any proper facilities to work with Goku Uniforms, those uniforms receive no maintenance and were bound to fail quickly due to constant usage.

      Which they did. That is why ultimately, the side that wins is the side that has the most efficient logistics (and Nudist Beach has next to none, especially for Goku Uniforms).

  • February 25, 2014 at 2:14 pmRick Anime

    This show has been so amazing. Never expected all of the good guys to ‘lose’ and for the ‘fiber-aliens’ to take over. Crazy!

  • February 28, 2014 at 11:50 amGermanguy

    Wahhhh… i wanna talk/write about Ep 20 (well the end of it, to be honest).. but i cannot…

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