Kill la Kill Liveblog Chat Thingy

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Option 1: Whenever you watch the episode, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!

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Chatlog below the cut!


[14:00] <@Sylocat> Oops, scratch that… click
[14:00] <@Sylocat> Mad Max?
[14:00] <Froborr> I was about to ask, why is there a Fist of the North Star character here?
[14:00] <Arrlaari> I did not remember that guy has a name
[14:00] <FoME> Don’t worry. We’re beyond the Thunderdrome.
[14:01] <@Sylocat> I both like and dislike this guy already
[14:01] <@Sylocat> WHOA
[14:01] <@Sylocat> What is THAT?
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes… you do NOT mess with these guys’ flower arrangements
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Piranha plants!
[14:01] <@Sylocat> Or the Pottsylvania Creeper
[14:02] <FoME> Yes, those are sewing machine guns.
[14:02] <@Sylocat> Wow! This boss got nerfed
[14:02] <Froborr> Interesting, so there’s someone else collecting XP thread.
[14:03] <@Sylocat> I didn’t know it was multiplayer
[14:04] <Froborr> As an aside, I’ve always wanted a superhero whose power is JRPG-style XP acquisition and leveling.
[14:04] <@Sylocat> So, Scott Pilgrim would join The Avengers?
[14:04] <FoME> Ad pause, please.
[14:04] <Froborr> NP
[14:05] <FoME> And that’s a rather frightening proposition.
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Yes, yes it is
[14:05] <Froborr> Indeed.
[14:05] <FoME> And we’re good.
[14:05] <@Sylocat> (though he becomes considerably less horrible by the end, which is the whole point)
[14:05] <@Sylocat> Whoa! We jump right into a hostage situation!
[14:05] <Froborr> Well, end of the comic. The movie botches his character development horribly.
[14:06] <@Sylocat> Oh my goodness, the Biology Club boss is a half-and-half!
[14:06] <FoME> I wish my school had a Mad Science Club.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Oh yikes, her own outfit is fashion-policing her
[14:07] <Froborr> I’m reminded of that one QI episode with the running gag about “avoid fatty and spicy foods.”
[14:07] <Froborr> Is Mako dead?
[14:07] <@Sylocat> AHAHAHAH
[14:07] <Froborr> That’s probably too much to hope for, isn’t it.
[14:07] <@Sylocat> WHOA!
[14:07] <Arrlaari> Combat acupuncture
[14:07] <@Sylocat> They wouldn’t kill her off this early, it’s not GoT
[14:07] <@Sylocat> Ah, combat acupuncture!
[14:08] <FoME> Brace yourselves. Mohawks are coming.
[14:08] <@Sylocat> Is there an actual Pervert Club?
[14:08] <FoME> I wouldn’t be surprised.
[14:08] <Froborr> At this point, I suspect it’ll turn out to be the game’s Developer’s Room.
[14:09] <FoME> Ad pause, please.
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Gotcha
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Well… this has been an interesting level so far
[14:09] <Froborr> Okay, wait, we’ve seen teh guy in the bar before. He’s one of the three guys I can’t tell apart.
[14:09] <@Sylocat> Is he the teacher guy?
[14:09] <FoME> He’s the homeroom teacher/compulsive stripper/exposition guy.
[14:09] <Froborr> Wait, those ARE the same guy?
[14:10] <Arrlaari> yes
[14:10] <FoME> Yup.
[14:10] <@Sylocat> Ah yes, the Tutorial guy
[14:10] <FoME> Go.
[14:10] <Froborr> But they’re different from the one guy in Satsuki’s inner circle that looks just like them, yes?
[14:10] <FoME> Yup.
[14:10] <@Sylocat> The path that we of WHAT?!
[14:10] <Froborr> Okay, so the rebellion against the fashion-powered tyrants are called “Nudist Beach”? That’s kind of awesome.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> This just keeps on going
[14:11] <FoME> Darn cutscenes.
[14:11] <@Sylocat> This anime says “people and clothing aren’t enemies” and makes it sound deep
[14:11] <@Sylocat> Also it’s an anime where the term “naked Nudist” isn’t redundant
[14:12] <Froborr> I dunno about people, but clothing is definitely one of MY enemies.
[14:12] <Froborr> So she got fashion-policed and now she’s not eating. Is this a Very Special Episode?
[14:12] <@Sylocat> Is he naked?
[14:12] <Froborr> And now they’re looking at Mad Max’s Pokedex entry.
[14:13] <Froborr> There!
[14:13] <Froborr> That guy in the foreground!
[14:13] <Froborr> Is he the same person as the Exposition Guy?
[14:13] <FoME> Nope.
[14:13] <@Sylocat> At some point, we’ve got to establish how to tell them apart
[14:14] <Arrlaari> The Elite Four exposition guy is not the Nudist Beach exposition guy
[14:14] <FoME> Ad break, please.
[14:14] <Arrlaari> Elite Four exposition is younger and always wears a jacket that covers the lower half of his face
[14:14] <Froborr> No, not him, the other guy.
[14:14] <Froborr> With the spikier blue hair.
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Ah, so THAT’s how you tell them apart
[14:14] <Arrlaari> The butler?
[14:14] <FoME> Sword Monkey?
[14:14] <Arrlaari> Sword Monkey doesn’t have blue hair
[14:14] <@Sylocat> Which of the Elite Four does?
[14:15] <Arrlaari> The info guy
[14:15] <FoME> Go.
[14:15] <@Sylocat> The train moves, not the station
[14:16] <@Sylocat> And he’s back
[14:16] <@Sylocat> I hope she’s been level grinding…
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Uh oh, she’s out of the groove
[14:16] <FoME> Judging by her nerves, she hasn’t.
[14:16] <Froborr> So why DID he let her transform?
[14:16] <@Sylocat> Vibranium?
[14:17] <FoME> Too far away to stop it?
[14:17] <@Sylocat> What the heck?
[14:17] <@Sylocat> AHAHAH
[14:17] <@Sylocat> Oh, they’re all temporarily joining her party because they’re mad at this guy
[14:18] <@Sylocat> Ahah, unrest amongst the Elite Four
[14:18] <FoME> And spool grenades.
[14:18] <@Sylocat> The heck…
[14:19] <Froborr> Okay, I’ll admit, this sequence with the band and all the quick shots of the battle is pretty funny.
[14:19] <@Sylocat> In-universe background music!
[14:20] <@Sylocat> “Betrayed by clothing.”
[14:20] <@Sylocat> This show is just too awesome
[14:20] <Froborr> Killed in the pursuit of experimental fashion.
[14:20] <@Sylocat> Nooooo! Senketsu!
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Mako?!
[14:21] <FoME> Yup.
[14:21] <@Sylocat> Wha… she’s got Pinkie Powers!
[14:21] <FoME> She’s one of two Pinkies in this show.
[14:22] <FoME> We haven’t seen the other yet.
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Her only friends were in her head. Gee, I wonder why…
[14:22] <@Sylocat> Why does Mako have a nosebleed? I missed it
[14:22] <@Sylocat> AHAHAH
[14:22] <Arrlaari> Also note that Mako has a small nose bleed
[14:22] <Arrlaari> yeah
[14:22] <FoME> She did fall face-first.
[14:23] <@Sylocat> He’s fazed by talking clothing? Does he think he’s in a different anime?
[14:23] <FoME> Normally only Ryuko can hear Senketsu.
[14:23] <FoME> Normally.
[14:23] <@Sylocat> I love how the bad guys are helping her out for purely selfish reasons
[14:24] <Froborr> Okay, I like the drum majorette Elite Four.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> “Anti-Uniform Guerilla”
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Is Jakuzure the Elite Four drummer girl?
[14:24] <FoME> Yup.
[14:24] <@Sylocat> Thought so
[14:25] <@Sylocat> D’awwwww
[14:25] <FoME> My Little Kamui: Life Fibers are Magic
[14:25] <Froborr> “Coming apart at the seams”
[14:25] <Froborr> Get it?
[14:25] <Froborr> Because CLOTHING
[14:25] <@Sylocat> Was that a deliberate pun?
[14:26] <@Sylocat> Or just a subtitle thing?
[14:26] <Arrlaari> Well, the subtitlers did it on purpose
[14:26] <@Sylocat> I love the closingsong
[14:26] <FoME> The little nubs along Ryuko’s iris always fascinate me.
[14:26] <Arrlaari> I think we still haven’t cleared up who Froborr was talking about, the guy with the “spikier blue hair”
[14:26] <FoME> It’s like her eyes are little gears.
[14:27] <Froborr> That guy!
[14:27] <Froborr> The one prominent in the next episode preview!
[14:27] <FoME> Yeah, that’s… well, I think you got his name.
[14:27] <Arrlaari> His hair isn’t blue though
[14:28] <Froborr> What color is it? It looks blue to me.
[14:28] <FoME> It’s more an ocean green.
[14:28] <Froborr> …but… oceans ARE blue… :/
[14:29] <FoME> Ostensibly.
[14:29] <FoME> But yeah, it’s definitely the bluer end of green.
[14:29] <Arrlaari> Okay, I’m back at that scene, and the lighting did turn his hair blue
[14:29] <Froborr> And I don’t think we’ve ever seen him outside that room, so.
[14:30] <@Sylocat> Well, I should get going… I’m rehearsing one play, and teching a performance of another
[14:30] <Arrlaari> He was outside in the first couple episodes
[14:30] <Froborr> Ah.
[14:30] <FoME> Bye, Sylo.
[14:30] <Arrlaari> He’s the athletic club chairman, so he was boxing club guy’s boss
[14:30] <Froborr> Bye, Sylo.
[14:30] <@Sylocat> Looking forward to the EqG post, even though I loved the movie and you didn’t
[14:30] <FoME> And Tennis Girl’s.
[14:30] <@Sylocat> See ya round… this was fun
[14:30] <Froborr> Yeah, my ability to remember past events in this show is limited. Everything is so frenetic that little stands out enough to register.
[14:30] <Froborr> And yep!
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[14:31] <Froborr> See you all next week!
[14:31] <FoME> What did you think of this one?
[14:31] <Arrlaari> tbh, I remember the first two episodes I did a lot of stop-and-rewind
[14:32] <Froborr> I liked it better than 1, 2, or 4. Not as much as 3.
[14:33] <Froborr> I could follow what was going on, there was little of the annoying “ostensibly funny thing happens, followed immediately by character screaming that said ostensibly funny thing happened,” and I like the design and attitude of the drum majoriette.
[14:34] <Froborr> Anyone have any thoughts before I copypasta?

[14:34] <FoME> Not really. Glad you liked this one.

[14:35] <Froborr> Okay, copypastaing.
[14:35] <Arrlaari> I look forward to seeing you respond to Sanageyama’s focus episode
[14:35] <Froborr> What’s a Sanageyama?
[14:35] <Arrlaari> He’s the dude you were asking about earlier
[14:35] <Froborr> Ah.
[14:36] <FoME> I call him Sword Monkey.
[14:36] <Arrlaari> Uzu Sanageyama, athletic club chairman and kendo club guy

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