「とても不幸な朝が来た」 (Totemo Fukou Na Asa Ga Ki Ta)
“Dawn of a Miserable Morning”
The Kill la Kill Guide to Life:
Did I miss anything? I probably did, didn’t I? Oh well, doesn’t matter. All of the above ain’t true anyway, because really, what this episode was about wasn’t so much a guide to life as it was a list of things the series satires. Ranging from the friendship elements that many series tout to gender roles and power-ups, Kill la Kill just takes no prisoners in regards to its satire, and it does so while maintaining a style that’s absolutely fabulous. What’s more is that a large majority of the more fabulous characters—Satsuki, I’m looking at you—didn’t even show up this week, and it’s something that just shows how much the series manages to give us with only a small portion of its cast.
Speaking of small though, the actual plot development this week ends up pretty small in general as well, but again, it just goes to show how darn awesome the series is to make it so I didn’t really give a darn at all. I mean, jeez, seeing that arduous commute the zero stars have to go through in order to get to school… it just brings a tear to my eye. Reminds me a bit of my commutes, you know? (I kid).
But yeah, part of me was wondering whether or not the series could last 2-cours just relying on fights with the student council and what not, and if this episode’s shown anything, it’s that I didn’t need to worry much about that at all. Because if this episode is any indication, it’s that there’s plenty of additional things in store for us aside from the pure, action-oriented fights. Essentially, what this means is we might just have an even wilder ride waiting for us than we ever imagined, and I gotta say, that’s saying a lot considering how wild the ride has already been.
With that said though… how is my education supposed to work out from this point forward exactly? My classroom gets trashed every other day, the armored bus carrying the one-stars has been devastated, my non-stop ride has also been totaled, and I got people setting up traps all over the place in an attempt to impede my arrival. Gosh darn it guys, give me a break. Seriously. I can’t take it anymore. I can’t… hold in all this fabulous-ness.