12 CommentsKill la Kill / By Shinmaru /



I don’t know about you, but Stripper-sensei presents some pretty fine propaganda for joining Nudist Beach.

Many apologies for this post being rather late. I wish I had some normal, legitimate excuse for my tardiness, but I do not. Instead, I have been rapidly catching up with VGCW, which is one of the great fanfiction works of our time — basically Salty Bet (albeit with far less entertaining matches, because WWE ’13 is limited in what it can do) with ludicrous storylines evolving from the onscreen action. When I am presented with Phoenix Wright and Nappa teaming up to discover who ran over Little Mac, and Dracula forming a stable of himself, Kefka, Vegeta, and Dan Hibiki to take over pro wrestling, how can I be expected to not watch this glorious madness? (I am, in fact, watching more as I am writing this post, because I am that addicted to it.) It’s tough to get through at first, because most of the early stuff is on Twitch only, but about midway through Season 2 basically everything is on YouTube, which makes it much easier to digest.

Anyway, enough of that. So this episode shows exactly how at least the student council should stand up to a powered-up Ryuuko/Senketsu tag team: Kung-fu movie-styled power-ups! That flashback and power-up for Sanageyama — BY SEWING MY EYES SHUT, ALL MY SENSES HAVE ASCENDED — is basically right out of the martial arts flick playbook. Have to say, though, in that shot when Sanageyama shows his resolve to Satsuki, I thought he’d removed his eyes entirely rather than sewn his eyes shut, haha. How creepy would that have been? Gaping holes where eyes should be is always creepy.


Also, joining the cast of Star Driver may have made Sanageyama more powerful, I don’t know.

No doubt at least everyone among the Student Council will receive at least one power-up before they are dispatched. I wonder if every one will be so tinged with the martial arts, or if they will be more specific to each council member? And surely there is at least one more power bump coming for Ryuuko along the way, as well? Those life fibers she’s gathering with each victory will surely lead to something down the road. Wouldn’t it be something if they were a bit more sinister, though? Like, the life fibers are from Kiryuuin-created products, so they’re slowly corrupting the pure, Matoi-created product. I have basically zero evidence that this is actually occurring; this is purely a shot in the dark.

Back to Sanageyama. I enjoy what’s done with him in this episode. Everyone has their preferred archetypes; I like the brash, loudmouth fellas like our eyes sewn shut friend above. If you remind me of a super robot pilot, then I pretty much like you, no questions asked. (And how could Sanageyama not remind me of a super robot pilot since he is voiced by none other than Guy Shishio himself, Nobuyuki Hiyama? His powered-up form is basically a robot, too!) Sanageyama is on the side of the villains, but he has a certain honorable air about him. He’s not going to back down from a fight, and he’s not going to trick you or anything. What you see is what you get. If you defeat, he will acknowledge it and work twice as hard to win the next time around. As Guilty Crown taught us, the student council is the seat of power in the world, so you don’t get to be on there if you don’t have something going for you.


Have some glowing nipples as a parting gift. I am glad someone is picking up the slack re: glowing naughty (?) bits with Hisoka MIA in Hunter x Hunter at the moment.

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  1. NormalMar
    Posted November 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I thought he gouged out his eyes or something too. The reality is only slightly less horrifying.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted November 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

      Just slightly.

  2. Pusswookie
    Posted November 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Now don’t quote me on this, but I think I might know who named their organization.
    Also, I’d say that this episode had a fair amount of fanservice for the ladies, but that would imply that only the women enjoyed those majestic nipples, and I think we all know that isn’t true.

    • Raiphin
      Posted November 11, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

      I like the cut of your jib, sir.

      Certainly, those nipples were for everyone.

      • Shinmaru
        Posted November 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

        They are The People’s Nipples, for sure.

  3. Cobrah
    Posted November 10, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I could listen to Stripper Teacher say “Nudist Beach” all day long.

    I was actually really surprised when I saw how fast Ryuko took down Sanageyama (mouthful of a name) so I’m pleased that he received a power boost. I’ve been trying to avoid making the comparison, but Sangeyama reminds me so much of Viral it’s nuts.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted November 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

      Nobuyuki Hiyama also voices Viral! So that may be why Sanageyama reminds you of him. :p

  4. Nagisa33
    Posted November 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I loved every second. Those surprising nipples, that Char-like Sanageyama, those fantastically crazy battles!

    That little glimpse of Satsuki’s mom was interesting. Her parents seem like the next big obstacle. I’m not sure if her dress extended to the entire building. If it did I wouldn’t be surprised. The powers of the clothes might extend to the whole family.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted November 14, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, there wasn’t quite enough of the Kiryuuin matriarch for me to write anything, but I’m definitely curious about what role they have to play. Adults only muck things up for everyone, as anime has frequently taught us.

  5. Someone Else
    Posted November 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Those nipples are staring into your soulsss

    Anyways Sanagayema is indeed a very good antagonist. You can’t have a good protagonist without having a good antagonist in the mix. The show seems to be building up the villains pretty well and showed how they can make impressive characters regardless of their stance in the show. Hopefully they do this for the other main villains as well

    • Shinmaru
      Posted November 14, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

      My soul is naked before those nipples.

  6. Zacsi
    Posted November 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    For anyone wondering where they got some of their song inspiration for this series:

    Trigger so based.

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