GIRLLLLLL JUNKETSU IS SO LAST EPISODE. TIME TO GET BACK TO YOUR CLASSIC FIT~
Ryuko literally rips Junketsu off her body by force after stabbing Nui in the back with her scissor sword. Mako throws Senketsu at Ryuko and… LIFE FIBER SYNCHRONIZE!!!!!
I CANNOT GET ENOUGH OF KILL LA KILL and this week’s episode was SO INTENSE. We see Ryuko go back to her senses and reunite with Senketsu and their allies. Ryuko takes on Nui in a HEAD ON FIGHT – BUT THIS TIME, NUI GETS HER ASS KICKEDDDD. Satsuki even observes how Ryuko’s intimidated Nui with her spirit alone. Despite Nui’s possession of both scissor sword – her own, and the one she ripped out of her back – RYUKO IS SO MUCH MORE POWERFUL. Senketsu having absorbed Satsuki and Mako’s blood is the most relaxing set of clothes for Ryuko and this literally brings Senketsu to tears 😉 D’AWWWW Kamui have feelings toooooooo!!!! I love the change in Ryuko’s source of power and motivation. Initially, it was for revenge. She was bitter and upset with the world and just didn’t get close to anyone. Now, for her, friendship is the most important thing worth fighting for and this gives Ryuko the power to take down ANYONE, EVEN THE GRAND COURTURIER HERSELF.
Ryuko retrieves both scissor swords and CHOPS OFF NUI’S ARMS. SERVES THAT BITCH RIGHT. And Nui just LOSES HER SHIT because for a fashion designer, arms are everything. Though Nui initially claims that her arms will regenerate in a moment, the combined powers of both scissor sword blades are enough to halt the restorative powers of the life fibers even in Nui’s body. Just as everything turns to hell for Nui, Honoumaru, Ragyo’s attendant comes rescue Nui sending the life fiber monsters to distract our heroes. BUT NO DICE. NUDIST BEACH’S FORCES ARE READY FOR ACTION. The Elite Four spring into the fray with Nudist Beach and save a bunch of the students who have been absorbed by life fibers initially. Everyone gets to work fighting and regrouping.
NUI HAS TOTALLY GONE BATSHIT CRAZY.
I absolutely love the second part of the episode when Ryuko is staring Satsuki down. Their confrontation demonstrates just how stubborn and similar both sisters are. Both possess an iron-clad resolve to their goals and Ryuko claims that she will acknowledge Satsuki as her equal if Satsuki can take a full on life fiber synchronized power punch from Ryuko. Naturally, Satsuki agrees… BUT Gamagoori takes the first punch for her. THIS SHOCKS BOTH OF THE GIRLS. And Sanageyama takes the second punch. I ABSOLUTEL FELL IN LOVE WITH THE ELITE FOUR ALL OVER AGAIN IN THIS MOMENT BECAUSE OF THEIR UNDYING LOVE AND LOYALTY TO SATSUKI-SAMA.
“Our faces belong to Lady Satsuki. Our limbs, too, belong to her. If it’s for her sake, we’ll gladly be smashed to bits or chopped to pieces! We, the Elite Four of Honnouji are Lady Satsuki’s greatest weapon and her strongest shield!”
To be honest, I didn’t think Ryuko would punch her onee-san with all her might BUT this moment was a way for Ryuko to understand the similarities between Satsuki’s relationship with her Elite 4 and Ryuko’s own relationship with Mako and Senketsu. Satsuki then proceeds to give one of the MOST TOUCHING MONOLOGUES I have ever heard in an anime script.
“But now I know that the world is not a piece of cloth. It’s filled to the brim with some pretty incomprehensible things, and that’s what makes it beautiful Please. Fight alongside me to protect that beautiful world, Ryuko!” – Satsuki
It’s here that Ryuko sees how great a light Satsuki really is… and she’s even a bit moved by Satsuki’s speech. She agrees to work with Satsuki to stop their mother together…
I CAN’T BELIEVE EVERYONE SAT DOWN AND HAD A CROQUETTE PICNIC TOGETHER. THIS WAS SOOOOO CUTEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH MAKO AND SATSUKI IN THE SAME SCREEN. ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE and there is such a big family feel to the whole atmosphere when everyone shares dinner together. Even Satsuki has totally loosened up now.
In order to make Junketsu wearable and controllable by Satsuki, Iori injects both Satsuki and Ryuko’s blood into Junketsu. I DID NOT KNOW IORI HAD A THREE STAR UNIFORM TRANSFORMATION because he was only a President, which only gave him a two star, but I guess anyone who works directly under Satsuki is bound to have a three-star uniform. Satsuki explains Ragyo’s plan to utilize the world’s energy to fuel the life fibers and then scatter them across the universe to spread their revolutionary effects.
OHMIGOD THE BEST MOMENT IN THE ENTIRE EPISODE, AS IF IT COULD GET ANY BETTER – SIDE BY SIDE LIFE FIBER SYNCHRONIZATION WITH BOTH RYUKO AND SATSUKI. PLEASE. I CAN’T TAKE ANYMORE EPIC ACTION. DAMNNN TRIGGER!!!!!!
IF RYUKO WOULD JUST CALL SATSUKI ONEE-SAMA THEN MY LIFE WOULD BE COMPLETE. OHMIGOD. Having heard “Before my body is dry,” we now know that this song applies to BOTH Ryuko and her sister Satsuki.
AND THEN MAKO APPEARS WITH HER KICKASS TWO STAR UNIFORM!!!!!! FIGHT CLUB CAPTAIN FTW!!!!! SHE VOWS TO PROTECT THE SHIP AND MAKO HAS TOTALLY REACHED A NEW LEVEL OF AWESOME.
I HAVE BEEN SPEAKING IN CAP LOCKS FOR LIKE 80% OF THIS RANT BUT I CANNOT EXPRESS TO YOU ALL HOW EPIC THIS EPISODE IN IT. ACTION. EMOTION. DOUBLE LIFE FIBER SYNCHRONIZATION.
SERIOUSLY. WHAT MORE CAN YOU THROW AT US TRIGGER?!???
What are you pondering today?
Last week I wrote a post entitled Cloudy’s Top 5 Strongest Female Heroines. I think I may need to add Satsuki Kiryuin to that list.