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.
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.
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?
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.