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Kill la Kill 14 – Track Suits

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I like how everyone’s default outfit after their super powerful uniforms get cut up is a track suit. Ryuuko even has a track suit styled in the fashion of her regular uniform. Now that is dedication to a look.

It is sort of funny that in a roundabout way cutting up Senketsu leads to a new “power up” of sorts for Ryuuko. It makes some sense: When you’re in a desperate situation, you’re tapping into strength you may not have known you possessed in order to free yourself from danger. I could see this being the start of the path where Ryuuko masters her connection with Senketsu to the point where she receives this giant power boost without morphing into a brainless beast of destruction. Mako could even be Ryuuko’s master since she has mastered the art of channeling her intensity in search of riches.

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Look at that face. Wouldn’t you want Mako to train you in the ways of channeling your aggression? She could offer economics lessons on the side! Maybe some medicine, as well, if she’s been absorbing lessons from her back-alley doctor pop. An incredible thirst for cash, less than ethical medicinal knowledge … if she weren’t so gosh darn nice, Mako could be an entertaining character in some story where she climbs to the top of society through any means necessary.

Back to Senketsu. Satsuki has the final part in her possession — (not so) coincidentally, the part that makes Senketsu rev up and go. Satsuki has her own way of starting up her uniform, but the fact that she’s actively wearing the wrist strap makes me wonder if it’s simple ornamentation (a trophy she can flaunt at Ryuuko), or if Satsuki could potentially rev up her uniform in the same way. If it’s the latter, then I wonder if there would be any difference in the uniform? Probably not. The “soul” of Senketsu is, after all, still with Ryuuko. It’s not as if there would suddenly be some different source of power making the uniform go. It’s simply a different way of getting the blood into the uniform. Just something fun to think about, though. You never know when Kill la Kill will decide to throw some curveball.

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Didn’t really think about too much else in this episode other than how fun it was to see these ridiculous schools fight each other. These schools are basically militaries in miniature, but it’s funny to think of them teaching all these specific skills for use in battle. (Well, I guess we haven’t really seen much of this school in terms of what it teaches the students since the fighters are all in specific clubs.) I just really enjoy the idea of a class where people sit around learning to summon animal ghosts. I wonder if it’s like Harry Potter where everyone has some innate spirit animal they summon when they want to fuck with stuff, or if they work their way up from summoning puppies and kitties and the like. Either way, Nonon is not impressed by their ghost animals. Apparently music is the natural enemy of ghost animals. Who knew?

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Also this guy and his fake money, haha. And his dental decorations! I’m reading Steel Ball Run right now, so I couldn’t help but think of Gyro Zeppeli’s chompers every time I saw money man. His teeth aren’t quite as impressive as Mr. Zeppeli’s, of course, but that’s an unfair standard to set, even for the mega rich. Anyone arrogant enough to put their own face on money they intend to be the currency that drives the country deserves some praise for the sake of audaciousness, I think. Bonus points if it’s just different shots of your face to mark different denominations.

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13 Comments

  1. Fumoffu!!
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    It has finally reached the point where I can say that for me, the novelty has worn off entirely. Honestly this episode was actually rather boring, the action was horrendously mediocre, the humour was more miss than hit, and the way in which Senketsu was reclaimed was underwhelming.

    I’ll wait and hope that I can get some more enjoyment out the next episodes.

  2. Nazaren
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Best Trap-Episode-style episode since the Trap Episode.

    I wish it was a bit more difficult for Ryuuko to obtain those pieces, but at the same time I’m glad they didn’t spend too much time on it.

    I’ve never found myself wishing for a Special, but I really hope there’s a Mako-centric one in the future.

    Also looking forward to NUDIST BEACH taking a more active role.

    • Nagisa33
      Posted January 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

      Best part of the episode, besides the meat armor and the money being used as actual weapons! Hahaha! There were so many great parts:
      http://danbooru.donmai.us/data/3b6bf315d512c414f7e87688973c8426.gif

      Same here on the suit obtaining. I like that it was quick but maybe it was too quick. If they drew it out too much it would have been boring, same goes for the school conquering.

  3. Posted January 18, 2014 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Mako’s Economic Tips #1: Getting shot is a good way to easily rack up grocery cash (make sure the bullets are actually bank notes first).

    • Banarok
      Posted January 18, 2014 at 10:29 am | Permalink

      or anything she can easily sell to obtain money, so regular bullets not so much, maybe but gold plated ones, i’m sure she’d catch them just as easily

  4. T1g
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Diego Brando

  5. randomake
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Mikisugi-sensei was the best part of this episode. I didn’t think the action was so bad as they seemed to focus mostly on catch up with what’s going on now. Still the most entertaining show of the season. LET’S BEGIN! lol

  6. Ken
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    What I like that this episode did was it expanded the crazy Kill la Kill world. We even got to see american football players. Has any other anime had american football?

    • Gan_HOPE326
      Posted January 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

      Panty and Stocking had. And Eyeshield 21 of course. In fact, one of ES21’s characters appears in this episode:

      http://imgur.com/pzRoniv

  7. Danger
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    To me, this was the best episode in a good while; one of my favorites even. Did no one else find it hilarious when Inamuta out-HOLOGRAM’D their enemies after explaining the preposterous mumbo-jumbo of what was going on? The steak-armor? A tank? Money is (LITERALLY) power? It was all just so damn goofy and absurd on a level that you could only expect Trigger to deliver on. I’ve already concluded that this show doesn’t really have the same dramatic potential that TTGL has, but that’s fine; KlK works best when it’s mixing its action with absurdist humor. I’m not saying there isn’t room every now and then for drama, but this is the kind of episode I really dig watching this series for.

    And yes, episode 4 was also one of my favorites.

    • Posted January 19, 2014 at 7:08 am | Permalink

      The whole premise of Ten Toppen Gurren Lagaan is more dramatic by itself, in my opinion. And then they literally did not set a limit for how far it could go.

      Sadly it seems that it is too late for inter-dimensional sweatshirt overlords to wreak havoc and rainbow mechas to be introduced (the latter is still a high possibility).

      • superzarop
        Posted January 19, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

        I don’t completely agree. While KLK is limited in scale, unlike TTGL, I feel it’s less shackled by reason. TTGL had to rely on giant and gianter robots for escalation, but shit is pretty but being pulled straight out of the ass in KLK. That rainbow underhair is the perfect testimony to this.

  8. superzarop
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    So the totalitarinism school successfully took over the multicultural/globalism school and the religion/feudal school. Now they’re having trouble against capitalism. How (in)discreet.

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