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Kill la Kill chatlog (finally) below the cut!
[14:00] When we left off…
[14:00] Ah yes, the “sit bolt upright from a nightmare”
01[14:00] Oh yeah, Senketsu got shredded.
[14:00] Wait, she still has the Scissor Blade?
[14:01] Well, at least he didn’t delude himself that he saved her from Nui
[14:02] There’s a phrase you don’t hear every day
[14:02] Ooh, new outfit
01[14:02] New, WAY BETTER outfit.
[14:02] Wait, he was fired? Or he quit?
[14:02] Uh oh
[14:02] Albeit one that doesn’t give superpowers.
[14:02] “Nude Shooting Star”
[14:03] That’s a very good question.
[14:03] I’d say he was fired for being an unprofessional perv, but that doesn’t seem like a deal-breaker at this particular academy
01[14:03] More like a requirement, tbqh.
[14:04] And Mako is currently being brought along the raid trip like a hostage
[14:04] Possibly a consequence.
[14:04] Awesome. The no-ad deal Hulu offered me actually worked.
[14:05] So, the other three Elite Four are running the raid teams, while Collar McDatapants is Satsuki’s backup at mission control?
01[14:06] …why is their school a boat?
[14:06] And managing the information warfare.
[14:06] oh, nice hair
[14:06] Why not?
[14:06] Ahaha… the American school, of course
01[14:06] Okay, the American School is pretty funny.
[14:06] Yeah, this should go well
[14:07] Dat literalization of figures of speech
[14:07] “Full Metal.” Wow
01[14:07] Magic school?
[14:07] IT’S A TRAP!
01[14:08] Oh, I’m going to like Magic School vs. Marching Band, aren’t I?
[14:08] Wow, so some of these WON’T be curbstomps?
[14:08] Ooh, this is gonna be an awesome battle
[14:08] Is this a Harry Potter reference?
[14:08] And Four Guardians motif is go.
01[14:08] lol @ Byakko.
[14:09] Uh oh… don’t tempt fate, Nonoi
[14:09] Because of course he can project tangible holograms
01[14:09] “merely a hologram projected by the Film Club,” is that all?
[14:09] Oh wow… this is an epic fight
[14:10] “Please state the nature of the technobabble emergency.”
[14:10] Ooh, neuroscience
01[14:10] Did… did he just defeat the Four Guardians with the power of an Escher loop?
[14:10] Ahah… Nonoi puts it best
[14:11] I love Nonoi’s special moves, have I mentioned that enough times?
01[14:11] Noo, go back to Nonoi being awesome!
[14:11] Oh yikes
[14:11] Social commentary: Old ladies and gossip!
[14:12] Why does he have “ZEN!” on his teeth?
[14:12] Heh. Money clips.
[14:12] I think Zeni i a word that has to do with money?
[14:12] MORE social commentary
[14:12] Of course not, monkey, they’re special paper!
[14:13] Ooh, it’s more visually interesting than actual money, I’ll give them that
01[14:13] The Osakan accent is often rendered as Brooklyn in English, IIRC.
[14:13] See Sailor Moon.
[14:13] Ah… I’ve heard it rendered as southern
01[14:13] I was about to say, or Southern.
[14:13] (in Azumanga Daioh, at least)
[14:14] Jeez, imagine an Azumanga Daioh crossover with this
[14:14] I’m pretty sure if Tomo and Mako met, the universe would explode.
[14:14] He thinks it’s reverse psychology
01[14:14] Mako is basically a less likeable version of Tomo.
[14:15] Who can catch money bullets.
01[14:15] I am pretty sure Tomo could catch money bullets if she had the opportunity.
[14:15] And Sakaki and Satsuki
[14:15] I wouldn’t be surprised.
[14:15] What’s this symbolism for?
[14:15] A steak tank?
[14:15] Kobe beef.
01[14:15] Wait, is that guy from the American School wearing football armor MADE OF STEAK?
01[14:16] That is the most perfect encapsulation of America I have ever seen.
[14:16] I dream of trying kobe beef someday
01[14:16] It is gooooooooooooood, Sylocat.
[14:16] Oh, I just realized: Meat shields.
[14:16] So, they’re cooking the steaks
[14:16] Ah, of course, meat shields
01[14:16] …while Gomogori is hiding behind the rules…
[14:17] Ryuko to the rescue!
01[14:17] Ow, that looks painful.
[14:17] Ooh, she literally ran over his face
[14:17] Yay, more Nonoi
01[14:17] Yay, back to Nonoi, the real hero.
01[14:18] Wow, so we might get the mid-series mecha refit as soon as next episode.
[14:18] Ryuko had the decency to not trample Nonoi in the face
[14:18] Business before pleasure, after all.
[14:19] Ooh, citizen soldiers, like in the old days
[14:19] The “I Heart Osaka” brigade?
[14:19] I certainly heart Osaka(-chan), but yeesh
01[14:20] Man, you’re getting schooled blindfold guy, needed your boss to step in on your behalf.
[14:20] Is Mako going to be used as a projecti… no, no she’s not. Dang it
[14:21] Fetch 100 Kamui Scraps and you can craft a new equipment!
01[14:22] Good thing they’re a Common drop from the One-Star enemies.
[14:22] For this level only, though
01[14:22] But of course the fetch quest needs a boss fight.
[14:22] Ooh, the boss fight is another match with Satsuki?
[14:22] Let’s see how she’s leveled up in the meantime
01[14:23] All right, pretty good.
01[14:23] That hit roughly the correct balance between action adn silliness IMO.
[14:24] I do like their visualizations of attacks
01[14:24] Huh, never thoguht about the significance of Ryuko looking at the wedding dress in the ending credits.
01[14:24] But that’s a kind of uniform too, isn’t it?
01[14:24] Okay, Sailor Moon at 3, yes?
[14:25] Reminder: In the flashback of episode 3, Satsuki’s father called Junketsu a wedding dress
[14:25] That’s the plan. See you all then.
01[14:25] Oh yeah.
01[14:25] Any quick final Kill la Kill thoughts before a go AFK for half an hour.
01[14:25] *I go
[14:25] Ah yes… I’m curious how wedding dresses work in this universe
[14:26] Same as ours, unless they have MacGuffins sewn in.
[14:26] In one of their brief meetings, Ragyo also referred to it as Satsuki’s wedding dress – Junketsu is a name Satsuki came up with in ep 3 and Ragyo might not even know about it at that point
01[14:26] Kill Bill’s The Bride would be rather more literal in this universe, I suspect.
[14:26] Kill la Bill?
01[14:27] lol, I am 99% certain that exists in fanart form somewhere.
[14:27] That… is eerily appropriate
[14:27] The track suits they’re wearing now are roughly consistent with her yellow outfit, aren’t they?
[14:27] And if not, it should
01[14:27] Broadly, yeah.