Kill la Kill #20 — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

February 27th, 2014


My deja vu has deja vu.


Didn’t we just do the whole “mind control Ryuko” thing a couple episodes ago? And wasn’t it introduced then thrown away in like, two minutes? So why is it back now in Pog form as a cliffhanger? This time’s totally different, because… shut up! It’s different! I’m pretty sure that they’re just hoping people to squeal with delight at Ryuko and Satsuki trading uniforms, but since this isn’t Wednesday, let’s talk about the other 98% of the episode. …You know, the part that can be pretty much summarized as “Everyone moves from point A to point B, but especially the Job Squad.” But I guess they all have new costumes… again. They got such good use out of the last ones too. Oh, I guess there were also two angsty insert songs for extra angst or something. I think they forgot that Ryuko has the personality and depth of a lobotomized dachshund.

I’m kind of starting to feel bad for their vain attempts to continually build up the losers. I’m well aware that the show is trying to operate on the rule of cool, but it’d be nice if they could at least make up their mind whether they’re the last pocket of resistance against an alien invasion, or if they have an entire secret army based on a helicarrier. I suppose it doesn’t really matter since their only purpose in the show is to job to everyone else, but couldn’t we at least be consistent about how they’re jobbing? It’s nice that they’ve stopped even pretending to animate fights too and are content to literally do no more than wave pieces of scissor around. I’m not even kidding either. Almost the entire Ryuko/Nui fight was just scissors on a black background flitting around like birds, or for the ‘important’ parts, over one of their talking heads, before yet another death-but-WAIT-NO-MAGIC moment. At least it was brief. Something I wish I could say about the Job Squad’s continued exploits in getting bloody nothing done.

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10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • anon999 says:

    This is absolutely sad. What’s the point of this brainwashing nonsense? It’s so cliche.

  • Sanjuro says:

    I dislike the music more than anything else. It never fits, and the “epic” track stops being epic when it’s used for the 100th time. The insert songs are always cringe-worthy.

  • Nola says:

    Maybe the brainwashing idea is really about Ryuuko’s desire to have had a family and a loving mother. Which is something that has been part of the show for a while.

    Having Ragyou manipulate Ryuuko with memories of a happy childhood and youth is especially cruel and evil, given the truth is that she subjected her daughter to lab experiments and then (literally) dumped her.

    This blog isn’t very good.

    • Aroduc says:

      That makes a lot less sense than them not being able to move past Satsuki vs Ryuko and dragging any excuse out of their ass to tease it.

  • Anonymous says:

    So Awsome

  • algorithm says:

    Alternate outfits unlocked.

  • Anon says:

    ..and this is not the Kamui, we saw before. Thats just a bait or test raise their Hate.. or Dark Side if you wanna hear that. So she will fall easier to the Dark kamui…

  • Anon says:

    Well, Ryukko has not trained her willpower against the godarmor powers (well, she made her armor as friend), like her sister Satsuki (the armor was just a tool).

    So because this forced memories (mind controlling) was easy to override her own. because there where no defense wall

    i just curious, how Satsuki, will slap Ryukko back… Well in Nerd Speech. Satsuki must push Ryukko RESET Button very hard….

    No dirty toughs, Minasan

    • Anon says:

      oh, i just curious. if Satsuki will glow.. Well if Senketsu allow her to sync so good, that he/she will shine in neon colors…

      Perhaps with Satsuki trained willpower with Jenketsu, she will push senketsu into Sync mode or above…

  • ZakuAbumi says:

    “If you’re reading this, then I’ve forgotten to change the template.”
    Tch, tch, tch.

    Also, yet another Ryuuko vs. Satsuki fight. Not sure what the counter is at as of now to be honest.