キルラキル ep. 20 SPOILER Review
KILL la KILL episode 20
Mako tries to talk some sense into Ryuuko, who’s in a foul mood due to the knowledge she’s a Seimeisen hybrid. Nui and Ragyou’s forms appear, constructed of Seimeisen material, which only eggs Ryuuko on. In her rage, a swipe from Ryuuko’s scissor sword cause two distant highrise buildings to be sliced. Mako tries again to reach her friend, but Ryuuko leaves, steals a chopper bike, and heads to Honnouji-cho. Meanwhile, the Nudist Beach leaders meet to try to figure out why Ragyou provoked Ryuuko into going into a certain trap. Mako figures out that Senketsu wants to go after Ryuuko
Houka taps into Honnouji Gakuen’s security feeds and discovers where Satsuki is imprisoned. With the Elite Four fired up after realizing she’s sharpening metallic toenails, Mikisugi offers the use of Nudist Beach’s secret weapon, which is actually the hidden part of the base HQ that they are currently at. It is a ship, named Hadaka no Taiyou-maru. When the ship launches, with its open-air bridge, the Mankanshoku family are there, offering to be the medical support team. Meanwhile, Ryuuko reaches Honnouji Gakuen, where she frees a number of people from the Seimeisen before challenging Ragyou and Nui. Nui pops up to greet Ryuuko, where she is happily excited by how fast Ryuuko has become.
An assault helicopter launched from Hadaka no Taiyou-maru reaches the school and attacks. Satsuki takes this as her signal to escape, which she does by using her sharpened toenail, constructed from the same material as her sword, Bakuzan. Meanwhile, Nui tells Ryuuko that she’s the only one who can understand her. Ryuuko stabs Nui, but then discovers Nui is a Seimeisen hybrid, born from an artificial Seimeisen womb. Junketsu appears and Ryuuko discovers she’s been snared by threads, put there by Nui during the fight, and she’s absorbed into Junketsu. Satsuki is rescued and brought to the ship, but Ryuuko, now wearing Junketsu, attacks them. Satsuki goes below for Senketsu, then emerges to face Ryuuko, asking Senketsu for his strength.
I figured Nui had some sort of story, but to be honest, I didn’t expect her to be an artificially created humanoid, born from the Seimeisen. In effect, Nui is the personification of the Seimeisen, more so than Ragyou and Ryuuko.
Also, I was amused that Nui did what I expected her to do in episode 18 — pretend to be injured or the like, then go, “Psyche!”
Just how was Nui injured by Ishin? It must have something to do with the giant scissors being made whole since simply using half a scissor didn’t injure Nui.
As expected, the Seimeisen attack on the Nudist Beach HQ was just to bring Ryuuko out and ready Ragyou’s plan. What I hadn’t expected is that Ryuuko would be the one put into Junketsu. Naturally, Ragyou has to sexually assault her other daughter, and then we gain an understanding of why Junketsu is considered a wedding dress.
I also hadn’t expected Satsuki to wear Senketsu. However, I did think that Satsuki and Ryuuko would have to battle each other again, just not with the 180º role reversal. *lol* In the end, I think it is pretty obvious that after Satsuki and Ryuuko fight, they team up to defeat Ragyou and Nui.
One side note — after my many remarks on how honorable and samura-like Satsuki had been, including while she wore Junketsu, I found it interesting that as Ryuuko wore the transformed Junketsu, it had her wearing hakama. I can’t help but wonder why. Is it Satsuki’s influence on Junketsu, or something else?
I loved seeing the Elite Four get fired up at rescuing their beloved Satsuki-sama. ^_^
Poor Mako. Even she couldn’t reach Ryuuko this episode.
Well, some interesting turn of events. I’m looking forward to seeing how things wind up. ^_^