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Kill la Kill episode 18 – Finally upping the stakes

Kill la Kill - 18 - Large 36I’ve always thought it to be a mistake on the part of Kill la Kill to have what was basically a final boss fight right in episode 3. No fight since then has felt quite as dramatic or climactic. The Elite Four certainly didn’t, although they made up for that by being better spectacles and being thoroughly entertaining through personality. For the record, my favourite fight by far was the final one with the flying boombox firing recorder missiles. But the fights weren’t as dramatic narratively because it still felt less important than the one from episode 3. Neither did the very brief fight with Harime Nui. The second fight with Satsuki where Matoi turned into a Picasso painting approached it, but Matoi wasn’t in charge of that fight so it wasn’t a clash with the boss so much as it was a clash within Matoi herself.

But now we have a final boss. It’s an invincible, indestructible, frightening Lady Gaga held together by her own clothing. Or as I like to call her, Lady Gaga.

Kill la Kill - 18 - Large 15What I’m waiting for now is the reveal who is who’s sister and who is related to whom. I bet you that daughter is alive somewhere. The one that Ragyou dropped down a hole because it couldn’t handle fabulous clothing 1 week after birth. You don’t reveal a twist like that without returning to it somehow. Not if you’re Kill la Kill. I’m not saying the creators necessarily know who the sister is yet. That’s the kind of thing they’ve introduced as a convenient out when they need another dramatic plot twist to occur. But it will happen. The question is simply who. Is it Matoi or is it Harime Nui?

I like the idea that Matoi’s dad is actually the ex-husband of Ragyou. He set up nudist beach after seeing what clothing did to his wife. He went from dashingly handsome to hunchback to disguise his identity. That explains why he’s a fashion expert in his own right. But then Ragyou discovered him and sent Harime Nui after him, meaning Harime is actually an adopted daughter or a resurrected daughter created to fight for Ragyou. I don’t really understand anything about Harime Nui thus far or why she’s even in the story, so this finally gives her a role.

And while we’re theorising, it will eventually transpire that Mako is a being from another planet made entirely of starch and she’ll crush Ragyou under giant red letters (because eventually someone is going to be killed by those things dropping out of the sky so often). Everyone in the school will be turned in clones of Mako (that foreshadowing in the ED) and the entire world will become Mako like a zombie plague spread through loose-fitting clothing and hyperactivity. It will be like the polar opposite of that Space Dandy episode where instead of everyone in the world moving really slowly and lazily and they all become zombies, everyone moves at a million miles an hour and the collective IQ drops by a factor of 10. And it will be glorious.

::edit:: Very funny guys. Next thing you’ll be telling me Darth Vader was actually Luke’s father and not an elaborate metaphor.

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  1. asdf
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    “What I’m waiting for now is the reveal who is who’s sister and who is related to whom.”

    It already happened, did you miss the last few seconds before the ED?

    • blackice85
      Posted February 17, 2014 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

      That’s what I was wondering too, I had to double check if this wasn’t a review of an earlier episode or something. Everything seemed pretty clear to me at least.

    • Scamp
      Posted February 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

      Oh shit, you’re right. I had just interpreted that as her being metaphorically being her daughter or something.

      Welp, that made this post useless. Or prophetic in a roundabout way

  2. mwp
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Are you actually watching this show, or just reading the episode summaries?
    This post seems too elaborate to be “trolling”.

  3. Ken
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    They need to sign Lady Gaga up to do the movie version of Kill La Kill right away. I think she may be up for it, she’s already slated to be acting in the next Sin City movie.

    • Raymondjram
      Posted February 18, 2014 at 12:04 am | Permalink

      Lady Gaga isn’t old enough. Maybe Glen Close (who did Cruella DeVil), Michelle Pfeiffer, or another older blond actress since she has a 18-year old daughter.

      Many “Kill La Kill” fans guessed that Ryuko and Satsuki were sisters from the beginning. This episode just confirmed it. And I guessed that Ragyo was already part alien with that rainbow hair!

  4. Nagisa33
    Posted February 17, 2014 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know what’s going to happen and I can’t wait to find out.

    I was expecting a picture of Mikisugi’s glowing “weapon” or something. I’m surprised there has been no “BUTTS” title for this show yet also. There’s only a few episodes left! Get to it! Hahaha!

  5. arcanes
    Posted February 18, 2014 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Best mindfuck post ever! What, you watch Kill La Kill without subs too? :)

    Anyway, this was a very good episode if not the best so far.
    Two possibilities I see now for how they will defeat Ragyou – Matoi goes super saya or sisters Gattai.

  6. Posted February 18, 2014 at 2:57 am | Permalink

    Ryuko is so good at beating! Too bad her mother stole her heart!

    A great episode. I’m most looking forward to the next episode because it is centering on the Elite Four in such a dramatic and climatic setting.

  7. Mr.RR
    Posted February 18, 2014 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    So I guess the under color hair is what happens to someone infused with alien thread?

    Now we need to have Satsuki and Ryuko combine somehow. Sister power go!

  8. Posted February 18, 2014 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    My Little Sister Couldn’t Possibly Lose Her Way!

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