Just when you thought it couldn’t get more fabulous, Kill la Kill just ups the ante with more sparkles and action than any previous episode, and MY GALAXY IS SHINING TONIGHT. Really, this is entertainment at its finest—with almost 3/4th of the episode devoted to non-stop
exhibitionist action—and gosh darn, I don’t know how I’m even going to sleep tonight having watched this. Just. Too. Darn. Fabulous. Especially this guy and these transformations.
And really, what more can you say? Kill la Kill’s just proven to be one of the more entertaining series this year by far—going at a break neck pace and going so over the top that it just defies description. With that in mind though, it has to be said that Kill la Kill’s also arguably one big satire on both past and current societal views, and a darn unique one at that. Because considering all the references to Hitler, the Nazis, and Fascism in general (as well as the ridiculously exaggerated sexualization of our main characters), I can’t fathom any other potential reasons for using the aforementioned—even though it’s entirely possible that there ain’t no extra meaning to it at all. Really, you just never know what you’re getting with this show to say the least, and I can’t believe I’m saying this considering my preferences, but I’ve never been more fine with it.
That said, it’s interesting to note how Matoi’s whole intent isn’t even to fight the system. Sure, she’s fighting someone who obviously represents Fascism and the class divide, but that’s just because Satsuki is standing in the way of her getting the answers she seeks. In this way, if you were to ask who the “bad guy” is in this context, it suddenly becomes less than obvious. Because while most of our modern days views paint Fascism in an extremely negative light, it did at least bring some kind of organization and order to the city around Honnoji Academy in this case. So essentially, what Matoi’s doing is taking down the system (and the order it brings) without caring for the potential chaos she could create (and already did create), and arguably it’s something that actually makes her more of a “bad guy” or “anti-hero” than anything—which is an extremely interesting notion to consider.
Of course, the above is just one way to look at it, and arguably, that’s part of the beauty of this show. A lot of things are left up to the imagination (both literally and figuratively), and there’s going to be as many different views of the show as there are people—something that emphasizes just how darn unique Kill la Kill is. At least though, there were some things that were no doubters however, and those were the revelation that Kamui uniforms are made completely of life fiber and the fact that there was some commentary on how being one with someone/something means baring it all. And suffice to say, when you consider the baring it all part included not being embarrassed or shameful about doing so, there’s a lot you could say about potential meanings behind this statement too—even if what we ended up getting on the screen was mostly a literal interpretation.
But yeah, at this point it’s safe to say that this was a series whose style and purpose were clearly crafted before hand, and it’s a show that knows exactly what it wants to be. What exactly that entails is still up for debate, but the fact is that Kill la Kill is extremely consistent—especially in the entertainment sense. Here’s looking forward to the next episode! Oh yeah, did I ever mention how surprised I am there are still students alive in that school considering how many are sent flying on a daily basis?