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Following the Kill la Kill liveblog we will take a short break, and then watch Sailor Moon Crystal at 3:00 p.m. EST.
Chatlog below the cut!
01[14:00] This opening is… different.
[14:00] … Senketsu is the announcer now?
01[14:00] Oh FFS.
[14:00] A compilation episode. Of course.
01[14:00] They’re doing the whole compilation episode in one cold open, aren’t they?
[14:01] At least he’s getting through it fast
[14:01] Though I am having unpleasant His And Her Circumstances flashbacks
[14:01] Point to Ryuko
01[14:01] Okay, official third-best clip show ever.
01[14:02] New opening?
[14:02] Ooh, new theme song
[14:02] and it’s good so far
[14:02] That was an interesting character intro
01[14:02] Heavy emphasis on clothes, which made sense.
[14:03] That’s… more blood than this show usually spills
01[14:03] Like the fight scene there.
[14:03] So, by showing both Ryuko and Satsuki trapped by their own Life Fibers
01[14:03] Hmm, implied, uh, “scissoring” eh?
01[14:04] Oh, severe blood loss.
[14:04] They’re setting up the inevitable team-up against Satsuki’s mom
01[14:04] Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking. Same with image of that team standing between the two opposing sides.
[14:05] Her servants’ names are “Soroi” and “Iori?”
[14:05] Ah, of course Nui buts in
[14:06] “Still underway?” I thought they won a while ago
[14:06] He has a shiny weenie
[14:07] Gee, that’s totally going to discourage Mako
[14:08] A water level?
[14:08] Huh… sad music all of a sudden?
[14:08] (am I still connected?)
[14:09] That is disturbing
01[14:09] Um, no.
01[14:09] I do not like this sequence.
01[14:09] This is NOT okay.
[14:09] So this is one of the episodes that a lot of people bailed out of watching the show after.
[14:10] Gee, I wonder why
01[14:10] Okay, yeah, and the chakras, that was definitely a tantric thing.
[14:11] For a while, I thought Ragyo might be a puppet and Nui was the real Big Bad, but… no. Not after that scene
01[14:11] Yeah, that was pretty horrifying.
[14:11] Oh, Mako
01[14:12] Not true!
01[14:12] Several animals make and wear hats.
[14:12] It’s movie science
01[14:12] Including elephantsw and trapdoor spiders.
[14:13] …Don’t tell me this is an Eva reference
[14:13] This show says “humans were born to be a creature that would serve clothing” with an almost straight face
01[14:13] Suddenly this is a dark Ambush Bug crossover.
[14:13] Eeyup, this is totally an Evangelion reference
01[14:14] Yeah, the suit wavered just like 2D Shinji in the finale.
[14:14] Ah, the Martian Panspermia Event
01[14:14] Oh man, not just referencing Eva but the Red Cross Book.
[14:15] The movie science is strong with this one
[14:15] And now it’s a 2001 reference
[14:16] Ah, so Senketsu is going through the “vampire doesn’t want to hurt humans” character arc
[14:17] I should have seen this coming, but I didn’t
01[14:19] So he’s not so much “vampire doesn’t want to kill humans” as “vampire born to kill vampires.” So Blade or Alucard (Castlevania).
[14:19] Ah, good point
[14:19] Wait, if the Primordial Life Fiber guided human evolution, doesn’t it already control humanity effectively?
01[14:19] Of course.
01[14:20] OF COURSE the school cultural festival will be the final arc.
[14:20] Oh, it’s Ragyo who wants to alter it for evil
[14:20] Ah, the Culture Festival
[14:20] “A haunted house? A cafe?”
01[14:20] “An alien invasion?”
[14:20] Or a stuffed animal exhibit, as Sakaki would request
[14:20] Hmm, now I’m picturing dolls brought to life by their own clothes as well
[14:21] I wondered how much longer that shot was going to go on
01[14:21] Ryuko’s response IS pretty great.
[14:22] Oh, of course, now he WANTS her to wear the outfit
[14:22] This guy needs a smackdown, stat
01[14:22] Normally I’d be complaining that the series hasn’t remotely done the ground work to make me feel anything about Senketsu being a weapon, but I’ve been watching Saikano all morning so *blubs*
01[14:22] Must be serious, it’s gone watercolor!
[14:22] That’s how it leaves off, because OF COURSE that’s how it leaves off
[14:23] Hmm… I like the new opening theme, but I think I prefer the old closing theme
01[14:23] Anyway, so, this episode was the reveal of the info that gets Satsuki and Ryuko to team up, I’m pretty sure.
01[14:23] If my predictions are true, they will therefore actually team up next episode.
[14:23] No way can Satsuki avoid rebelling after THAT
[14:23] My memory of when the second OP appears was mistaken
[14:23] I thought that didn’t happen until a couple of episodes from now
01[14:24] Well, I think her final scene was pretty much confirmation of her intention to rebel.
01[14:24] The way she says “We’ll be ready for you?” after her mom leaves?
01[14:24] I mean, come on.
01[14:24] “You scratch my lapels, I scratch yours.” LOL
[14:24] Yeah, that was a great line
01[14:25] Okay, I’m off to squeeze in another episode of Saikano and then come back for Sailor Moon.
01[14:25] Wait, before that: final thoughts on episode?
[14:25] Alrighty then… wish I could stay for that
01[14:25] (Sorry, in a rush, I have to finish the series, finish the panel I’m watching it for, and write the next MLP article by midnight.
[14:25] Well, aside from… THAT SCENE, this is a nice development epis
01[14:26] Trying not to think about that scene, because uck.
[14:26] I have some stuff to say about the rape scene
[14:26] It might take a while and it might be better to leave it alone
01[14:26] That was the worst stuff since episode 1.
01[14:26] Why don’t you write it up as a comment on the blog?
[14:26] I’ll do that.
[14:27] That makes Mako’s family look even cuter and more harmless than the show seems to think they are
[14:28] (replace “harmless” with “lovable”)