Kill la Kill Episode 11 – ESCALATION

Kill la Kill matoi Ryuuko livid
LOSE YOUR WAY.

Time to up the level of craziness.
Kill la Kill Episode 11 Review
“I’m Not Your Cute Woman”
“Kawaii Onna to Yobanai de”
(可愛い女と呼ばないで)

I think just about everyone knew not too far from the beginning of the series that Satsuki is not the final boss. And while that isn’t too much of a surprise, Ragyou, and Nui appearing bring plenty of possibilities for the various mysteries in the show and gives the added sense of scale that some of us have come to expect from the makers of TTGL.



Kill la Kill Episode 11 Impressions

Your ass gives a good performance though.

D:

Gamagoori and Mako

LOLOLOL. He’s just outraged.

What a symphony.

Well, that was anticlimactic.

Inumuta Houka

MAKO DEATH FLAG.

This is what this show boils down to. STRIPPING.

And then Sanageyama gets absolutely REKT.

Jakuzure Nonon

At least it didn’t end like that.

Matoi Ryuuko

Damn, it’s even overpowering her boobs? Too stronk.

APE.

Trigger anime ryuuko

GAMAGOORI APPROVES.

SEND THE OPPAI?

Nonon defeated

STRIPPING ALL DAY.

In comparison with the second half of this episode, the first is just, well, foreplay. Probably one of the most interesting bits in the first half is how Trigger addresses the explanation of how Ryuuko defeats Nonon. I’m sure almost all, if not all, of the viewers have seen shounen series where the characters, or rather the author, explain how the abilities actually work. This is a way to make sense of outcomes that would otherwise be nonsensical, but Trigger really just boils it down to Ryuuko being awesome. It’s a gesture to show that for certain shows, it really doesn’t matter even if you explain it. Moreover, people always try to make sense of mechanics within the show itself even if they may not even be there in the first place. For Kill la Kill, given how over the top it already is, it really doesn’t matter how they explain it as it has already reached a certain level of craziness where most viewers can accept most of what the show can throw out. That’s not to say the show should be devoid of reason, but Trigger is basically implying that some explanations are just Techno Babble and we shouldn’t pay too much attention to them.

KEIKAKU DOORI.

They can’t handle the shiny nipples though.

Tsumugu life fiber bullet

Is this an insta-kill bullet?

CHANCE FOR MAKO.

Sanageyama Uzu

Yeah………

IT’S.

HAPPENING!!!

I’m surprised they actually paid all that money before doing this.

Harime Nui

The most dangerous ones are the ones who always smile like this.

I don’t want to think that they’re all Kamui. We never see the front so…

Hououmaru Rei

MORE CHARACTERS.

Hououmaru Rei sunglasses

SUNGLASSES AND A TAN. SHE’S LIVING THE LIFE.

Kiryuuin Ragyou

FABULOUS MAX.

The reason why they’re bending over so much is not even because of her authority. It’s just too damn bright.

Harime Nui and Satsuki

ALL DAY AND NIGHT?!



Gamagoori, mako and nonon

MAKE WAY FOR MAKO.

Harime Nui blocks Sanageyama's attack

Come on, Sanageyama, even Satsuki warned you.

DAT NAIL.

Nexus Thread

You suck.

Mankanshoku Mako underachiever

Worthwhile title.

Gamagoori ira approves

Too much romance for me.

Mikisugi Aikurou

HE NEEDS MORE SHINY NIPPLE EXPOSURE.

So, is she going to have to defeat all the colors?

I CAN TASTE THE RYUUKO AND SATSUKI TEAMWORK. IT’LL BE TOO GLORIOUS.

……………………………………..

Harime Nui purple scissors

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

What? He didn’t have a second wound did he? She’s trolling her to just get her to do something.

IT’S

TIME TO LOSE YOUR WAY.

This is the twist that we’ve all been waiting for. This is the change of pace that we’ve been waiting for, and from here enemies will be made, and allies will be made. Firstly, let’s talk about who will probably be the main antagonist for the rest of the series, Satsuki’s mother who shines even brighter than Satsuki herself, Ragyou. Notice first of all that she has stars on her body. This may be because she got overtaken by a Kamui as Tsumugu said some episodes ago. Then, she has the… RAINBOW HAIR AND GLOW. Well, actually, the color that is actually, you guessed it, red. And who has some red hair? Yep. It could very well be that there are Kamui of all kinds of colors and Ragyou somehow managed to absorb them all with the exception of Senketsu. This links to Matoi’s father as well because he was the one who supposedly made Kamui. Ragyou probably had him create Kamui and then because things went wrong or she herself went corrupt with power, he decided to go against her with Nudist Beach.



As some others have noted, the person who killed Dr. Matoi is different from what’s shown in episode 1 and in later episodes because Ryuuko was so fixated on Satsuki that it probably messed up her memories. Some people think it may not be Nui because the scissor’s shape is off, but since Ryuuko’s memories got distorted fairly easily and we know how aware Trigger is, it is probably safe to assume that that part of her memories is messed up as well. The color of the scissor may be different, but remember that the background in the episode 1 version of her memories is red which may have affected the color of the scissors as well. There is also the possibility that these two scissors are not the only scissors out there. Given how Ragyou has all the colors except for red, it wouldn’t surprise me to see RAINBOW SCISSORS. Man, it would amazing if Ryuuko gathers all the different colors, combines them together to create the ultimate RAINBOW SCISSOR which is then used to take down Ragyou. As for Satsuki, she’s been trying to obtain more power herself, and it may be related to standing up against her mother. Satsuki actually says, “It’s in your hands now, Matoi Ryuuko,” which means that she wants her to triumph. First, it was gathering information to improve the uniforms, and now it’s so she can do something against her adversary. It definitely wouldn’t be a stretch for them to work together in the future to defeat Ragyou, but the end is far from now, and it may be too predictable for them to work together so Trigger may very well shake things up yet again.

Kill la Kill Episode 11 Review

Well, IT’S FUCKING HAPPENING. Even though I was very much expecting something like this, it still isn’t any less glorious as Ryuuko begins to lose her way and these new characters shake things up giving room for plenty of speculation. For over the top shows, their main goal is to create hype. Large amounts of it. There’s no question that Kill la Kill succeeds greatly in doing so this episode. Some people may have started to lose interest in the “monster of the week” style episodes, but now their interest should be greater than ever before. I’m a huge fan of crazy, over the top style shows so this episode is just an absolute blast for me as everything from the RAINBOW HAIR to the twist about the scissors give me a great amount of excitement for what’s to come. Add in the Hiroyuki soundtrack that play, especially when Ragyou is on-screen, and this episode is just downright awesome. The one thing I really didn’t enjoy too much is just the first part of the episode with Nonon. Not that she’s a bad character, but the fight itself is just very bland. Nonetheless, the second half more than makes up for that with some RAINBOW POWER. Let’s see just how Ryuuko loses her way.

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  • MACHA

    HELLAAZZZ YESSS!!

    THE MOST FABULOUSLY GLORIOUSLY EPIC EPISODE SO FAR!!!!

    Oh my gawd – too much boobs. I had to block my screen at one point so I could read the subtitles (*shudder* disturbing *shudder*)

    Raigyou is FREAKING EPIC. Hououmaru looks awesome. Nui is… wow. I didn’t see that twist coming.

    I think if there are different colored scissors out there and Ryuuko combines them together it’d become THE ULTIMATE WHITE SCISSOR since white light, when split is multiple different colors. (but of course that’s based on light).

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      Too much boobs? THERE CAN NEVER BE TOO MUCH.

      • Flaiboy

        Agreed. The other bits are nice, too.

      • MACHA

        Of course, it’s never too much for the gentlemen.
        But there’s certainly a limit to how much my lady eyes can take.

        Now shiny nips – BRING EM ANY TIME.

  • Desu

    Is it me or satsuki mom looks like Ryuko o.o?

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      A combination of Satsuki’s face and Ryuuko’s hair. Kind of.

  • OKARIN

    Some Speculations:

    RYUUKO’S FATHER MAY NOT ACTUALLY BE DEAD:
    The scissor blade didn’t kill him. For someone on the brink of death from a stab wound, he had A LOT to say. Which leaves the explosion and since neither we, nor Ryuuko saw him get blown to pieces he may still be alive.

    RYUUKO’S FATHER MAY BE SENKETSU:

    The scissor half Ryuuko uses has the power to destroy life fibre uniforms. Just what effect would it have if it were used on a human?

    RAGYO KIRYUIN MAY BE RYUUKO’S MOTHER:
    Her hair looks very much like Ryuuko in her Senketsu Form, spread out on either side of her skull like a bird’s wings. Also Ryuuko thinks her mom is dead. Well, she doesn’t explicitly say she lost her mother. She mentions she didn’t know her father growing up. It’s possible she may not have known that her dad could be a liar, since he’s probably the only source of info on her mother’s whereabouts.

    SATSUKI’S BEEF WITH HER MUM MAY BE A MATTER OF VENGANCE IN WHICH CASE SHE AND RYUUKO ARE TRYING TO AVENGE THE SAME PERSON…

    Yeah, the guy in Satsuki’s flashback wasn’t hunched over. But after that flashback no more is mentioned of him. It seems Satsuki’s mum is the only parental figure in her life. Just what
    kind of person is her father? Is he even alive? If he is/was, was he with Satsuki all through her formative years, or did he disappear on her?
    …WHICH MEANS RYUUKO AND SATSUKI SHARE(D) THE SAME FATHER:
    Why did Satsuki smirk in episode 1 when she found out the transfer student’s name was MATOI RYUUKO? Had she heard that name before then? Also there’s the matter of their Kamuis. Both girls are the only people thus far capable of wearing 100% life fibres. Kamui are created by Ryuuko’s dad. Mikisugi Aikuro explains that the embarrassing form the uniforms take is due to Ryuuko’s dad’s tastes, after all. So how did the other Kamui end up with Satsuki?
    For a show with tons of fan-service and fights, there’s quite a bit of depth to it.

    • Desu

      Okarin -tutturu XD
      I think that your theory might explain a lot of things , also I belive that there are 2 pairs of scisors . The first one ( I think ) is hold by matoi and satsuki , as the death of “their” father could be staged and the figure that matoi saw in the distance when her father died was indeed satsuki , but with a scissor blade that her “father” gave her ( basically that satcuki had the same scene with her “father” but with the other half scissor ( the one that goes with matoi ) .And the girl that just pooped out could either( stole satsuki half , have a half of another excisting scissor blade)

      The fact that satsuki constantly test matoi could mean that she wants to know if she’s ready to collaborate with her ….maybe. I indeed think that matoi and satsuki are sisters .

      The fact that senketsu is matoi’s father is also posible as they kinda have the same voice and features ( as they are quite similar appearance wise) Junketsu could also be matoi’s father ( I don’t think so but there’s still a chance) as he could have split his “soul”?

      Though it sounds weird I think Gamagori x Mako has a chance of happening

      • Flaiboy

        Desu +1

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      I pretty much read all that speculation elsewhere and I have to say that they all have a lot of merit. It definitely wouldn’t surprise me too much if Satsuki and Ryuuko are actually related, but the problem I have most with these theories is Senketsu and Dr. Matoi. Although he had a lot to say, it’s not as if the show is realistic by any means so it could very well be that the writers just wanted him to say a few more words. I’m not even sure if Dr. Matoi is indeed Ryuuko’s father in the first place.

  • The Atomic Dwarf

    Srsly the final moments of this episode were friggin amazing! Just when I was going to sit back and enjoy the final fight they dropped another bombshell on us. And this one is pink, OP and apparently has the other half of the scissor.

    But you’re right it’s not the same color. Are there more of them? Did she paint it pink to suit her attire? The fact that she doesn’t resemble the person who killed Ryuuko’s father isn’t really much proof that she’s innocent. You need to think of the elite four and how much they’ve changed in 2-3 years.

    But here’s my crazy assumption: Satsuki really killed Ryuuko’s father and in the aftermath she is trying to rebel against her mother who may have forced her to do that. Guilt alone is enough to motivate her.

    I’ve read all the speculations posted in the comments and any single one of them can be correct. The anime is unpredictable and even with half the plot already shown we still don’t know how all of this will end.

    Can’t wait for the next episode. Ryuuko might lose her way but TRIGGER sure didn’t!

    • http://www.entravity.com/ Entrav

      TRIGGER STRONK.