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Option 1: Whenever you watch the episodes, comment on this post as you watch with whatever responses you feel like posting!
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Kill la Kill chatlog below the cut!
[14:00] What an image to start on
01[14:02] Shit, Netflix is refusing to work for me.
[14:02] So, it’s gone from subtext to text
[14:02] Ah… should we push it back a bit?
01[14:02] Yeah, sorry, can we put a pin in it and restart at 2:05?
[14:02] Fine by me. Hulu froze up too.
[14:03] Okay… paused at 2:21, exactly at the title card
[14:03] (or we could start over)
[14:03] I am also paused at title card
[14:03] As am I. Got it working.
[14:04] Okay then…
[14:04] Froborr, is it working now?
[14:05] Click again…
[14:07] Is the ad right after the opening credits?
01[14:07] Sorry folks, still not working.
01[14:07] I’m going to switch to Crunchyroll, if y’all can just hang out at the ad after the opening credits?
[14:07] Try it on Crunchyroll instead?
[14:07] It is.
[14:08] Can do, Froborr.
[14:08] Alright… at least we know where to pause
[14:08] We resume at twelve past?
[14:08] (or eleven)
01[14:09] I’m thinking we resume when I hit the end of the ad after the opening credits…
01[14:09] Okay, cold open is now playing!
[14:09] Like I said…
01[14:09] Hmm, interesting that Nui can’t use Kamuis.
[14:10] Or Goku uniforms, or any other life-fiber clothing
[14:10] Ragyo needs to get taken down, stat
[14:10] And, as I said, WHOA
01[14:10] See, now Ryuko/Nui makeouts are acceptable.
[14:11] (hang on, gonna reset my connection)
01[14:11] Weird, but at least not frickin’ incest.
01[14:11] …wait, no, shit, they are incest, aren’t they?
[14:11] Well, not by a strict definition.
01[14:11] They’re half-sisters, fuck.
01[14:11] I mean no, don’t fuck, because it’s gross.
[14:11] Depends on whether Ragyo used her DNA or if Nui’s just pure alien fabric.
03[14:11] * Sylocat (b83c1db1@gateway/web/freenode/ip.188.8.131.52) has joined ##rabbitcube
01[14:12] Except it seems pretty clear Ragyo raised Nui as her daughter regardless, so her DNA is kind of secondary.
[14:12] So there’s that.
[14:13] Indeed, a study into the question showed that sexual revulsion develops between adopted siblings, and is absent from siblings raised apart
01[14:13] Credits over, on to the ad.
[14:13] I forget the name attached to it
[14:13] On average, at least
01[14:13] I mean, that makes sense, because it’s not like we can sense other people’s DNA, but we DO know who we grow up with.
01[14:13] And however the incest revulsion works, it kind of has to be based on what we can sense, right?
01[14:14] Holy fuck I am getting the exact same ad THREE TIMES IN A ROW.
01[14:14] And it’s for fucking Crunchyroll itself.
[14:15] I do like pulling the pin with a sword.
[14:15] Satsuki steals her transformation sequence, but adds tentacles
[14:15] Ah, Mako relays the message for them to stay out of it
[14:17] Ah, I always wondered why dueling energy beams didn’t push one combatant into a wall
01[14:17] They’re building some kind of giant monster body for Ragyo aren’t they.
[14:18] Ragyo wearing a giant monster body? How would they tell?
[14:18] I’m counting eight different screen-in-screens there.
[14:18] At least.
01[14:18] I think they may have hit 12.
[14:18] So, when Ryuko gets Senketsu back, what’s Satsuki going to fight in?
[14:19] Satsuki’s fighting like a Pokemon trainer.
[14:20] We’ve already seen Dark Ryuko, so what do you call this?
01[14:21] Hey, they are joining in!
[14:21] So the Elite Four do get involved after all!
01[14:21] The Elite Four coming to the rescue of the Pokemon trainer?
[14:21] Collar McDatapants is going all out for this fight
[14:21] Heh. I didn’t even mean to set that one up.
[14:22] D’aww, the power of friendship
01[14:22] Oh hey, I forgot about the clothing removal gun.
01[14:22] Also: yes, Satsuki actually uses tactics instead of insisting on going alone!
[14:22] Oh, of course, Mako had to have the plan written on her hands
01[14:22] And that’s why she’s the shonen villain instead of the shonen hero.
01[14:22] (Satsuki, not Mako.(
[14:23] Of course, Nui butts in as well
01[14:23] The SAME ad.
[14:23] Also ad.
[14:24] Let me guess, it’s gonna play three times?
01[14:24] Who knows?
01[14:24] Playing a second time.
01[14:24] Seriously if they show this ad again, that’s it, I’m turning on adblock for Crunchyroll.
01[14:24] Yep, third time.
[14:24] A wise decision indeed
01[14:24] I’m turning on adblock for when we do Sailor Moon.
[14:25] My ad’s done.
01[14:25] I’ll turn it back off and give them a second chance next weekend.
[14:25] I mean, it’s not like Crunchy can pay itself for their own ads
[14:25] Oh, don’t tell me Mako will be the stalemate breaker
01[14:25] Of course. Power of Friendship and such shit.
[14:25] What’s with the low-tech displays?
[14:26] Those have been there the whole series.
[14:26] And why do all their stockholders look identical?
[14:26] First time we say them was the 60% goku uniform experiment
[14:26] Or is that a clever commentary on business culture?
01[14:26] The stockholders have always all looked identical.
01[14:26] And yes.
[14:26] It’s a stylistic choice. The good guys tend to be individually distinct. The bad guys tend to be interchangeable.
[14:27] It’s the Clothing Instrumentality Project
01[14:27] Oh look, Deus.
[14:27] Lavos can fly now.
01[14:27] And/or Giant Space Buttplug.
[14:28] Yep, Mako is going to… what is she doing?
[14:28] “And you can’t get dressed up for a date?”
[14:28] Being Mako.
[14:28] I got about 25% of the references in this sequence
01[14:29] So yeah, now Mako’s wearing Senketsu, this’ll end well.
[14:29] MAKO is going to wear Senketsu?
[14:30] Oh, Nui, you shouldn’t have said that
01[14:30] “Fool, no human can defeat me.”
[14:30] (or wait, you should have, since I want to see you get obliterated)
01[14:30] “I AM NO HUMAN.”
[14:30] Satsuki can even do psychological warfare
[14:31] Oh jeez
[14:31] Well, Ryuko has a point there…
[14:31] Wait, what?
[14:32] Even Mako disapproves of this plan.
[14:32] That’s gonna be painful
[14:32] Oh hey, callback to the first episode.
01[14:32] Oh for fuck’s sake, not ANOTHER rape-y reference with Senketsu.
[14:32] Wait, did Mako just get sucked inside too?
[14:33] Nightmare Fuel if there ever was any
[14:33] I’m back.
[14:33] Uh… huh?
01[14:34] I don’t think Mako was expecting her to CALL that bluff.
[14:34] Wait, how much of this is actually happening?
01[14:34] Physically? None I think.
[14:34] Hard to say.
[14:34] My god, this whole final arc really is an Evangelion reference
[14:35] Hey, it’s the stuff from that time Ryuko went berzerk
[14:35] Well, TRIGGER’s made up of people who used to work at Gainax, so…
[14:35] I mean, Nui won’t go down that easy, but still, that’s awesome
[14:35] This is all kinds of disturbing
01[14:36] Well, that is a thing that happened.
01[14:36] Any after-credits stuff this episode?
[14:36] I don’t think that credit sequence will ever be appropriate.
[14:36] Oh, of course, THAT would be the cliffhanger
[14:36] I think it’s just the episode preview again
[14:37] My brain is attempting to process what just happened
[14:37] Jumping forward to check
[14:37] Yeah, it’s pv only
[14:37] (or “unravel,” as would probably be a more appropriate term)
[14:37] A journey into Ryuko’s heart. Literally.