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[14:00] Ah yes… when we last left off, FUCK YEAH SATSUKI[14:00] I mean, it’s still way too early for that attack to work (unless Nui is the final boss after all, which I doubt), but still… You go girl!
[14:00] Ooh, truncated opening?
[14:00] And a reversal of her opening Orwellianism.
03[14:01] * ChanServ sets mode: +o Sylocat
[14:02] Almost done… 🙁
[14:03] Ooh, that acupuncture technique works
[14:03] Huh… I was expecting Mataro to have to save everyone
[14:03] Wait, do they already know that being impaled won’t stop Ragyo? Now that’s genre savvy
[14:04] Well, HE’S genre blind, anyway
[14:04] Worst. Covert communications. Ever.
[14:05] Wait, where did those screens come from?
[14:05] I think they’re part of the stadium design.
[14:05] Gee, I wonder why Satsuki wouldn’t have qualms about stabbing you in the back, Ragyo…
01[14:05] Think I’m a little too far ahead.
[14:05] Dang, Satsuki was prepared
[14:06] (nah, I just took too long to type that)
[14:06] WHOA! Even he took her by surprise!
[14:07] Of course, Collar McDatapants has to spoil the poetic dialogue
[14:07] “Um, Actually”
[14:07] I thought the same thing.
[14:07] GO NONON
01[14:07] Yeah, Nonon!
[14:07] They almost had her on the ropes for a bit
[14:08] Just to clarify, where is everyone? I’m paused at 6:19
[14:08] Aww, he really cares about Mako
01[14:08] Just behind that by a couple seconds.
[14:09] Right about there.
[14:09] Of course, THAT works
[14:09] “When did you turn against me?” Gee, I wonder when
[14:11] Ragyo Kiryuin: Also a mad scientist.
[14:11] For a moment, I almost thought Ragyo cared about her newborn kid
[14:11] “Monologuing,” she calls it
[14:12] Backstory doesn’t tell itself, director
[14:12] Dang, Satsuki really is genre savvy
[14:12] If Metroid taught us anything, it’s that the parasitic aliens are weak to cold.
[14:12] She knew she’d have to overprepare
[14:13] But of course, Ragyo is even more powerful
01[14:14] Yes, bringing an army of mooks against the mind control parasites *does* tend to backfire.
01[14:14] She’s not *that* genre savvy.
[14:14] Of course, Ragyo is also dumb enough to think that said army of mooks will be enough to take on the characters who have already got said mooks working for them
[14:14] The thread spools Ragyo uses here were on her desk in the scene where Rei is reporting that their clothes were being stolen
[14:14] Really? I missed that
[14:15] It was a few episodes back
[14:15] So, when is Senketsu gonna interfere?
[14:15] Okay, that’s just cheating
[14:16] Nui’s powers have no rules
[14:16] She’s been called “Evil Pinkie” for reasons other than her color scheme.
[14:16] Of course
[14:16] She even went to the mirror pool
[14:17] I’m back.
01[14:17] I am doubtful this fight scene can last another 8 episodes, so I wonder how they separate everyone.
[14:17] Ooh, Ragyo, don’t say “She’ll never be able to…”
01[14:18] Of course.
[14:18] (what am I saying? Go ahead and say that, Ragyo, since it’ll lead to your destruction)
01[14:18] Her one red hair is a life fiber.
01[14:18] She’s that baby they discarded.
[14:18] Yes, she just reached in through her own skull.
[14:18] Uh oh
[14:19] Outright mind control won’t work, but pushing her buttons will
01[14:20] Yeah, shonen heroes are never hard to manipulate.
[14:20] On the other hand, her theme song is playing.
[14:21] “Never given a name.” Come on
[14:21] Ooh, cutting off the head works? She’s a Highlander?
[14:21] Uh oh… her blood raining down, will that turn into Life Fibers?
[14:21] And in the end, Satsuki and Ryuko have the same motivation: avenging a father.
[14:22] Oh, it’s the Life Fiber itself that goes berserk now
01[14:22] Ah, of course.
[14:22] Or not
[14:22] Come on, Ryuko… KO Nui and cut that last thread…
[14:23] Oh come on
[14:24] Ryuko was supposed to interfere
[14:24] It’s not hard to guess what “ew” is for.
[14:24] Is this another Evangelion reference?
[14:25] I don’t believe so.
[14:26] Well duh
[14:26] I’m surprised everyone hadn’t figured that out by now
01[14:26] I had.
[14:26] Wait, where are the Elite Four while all this is going on? I didn’t see Nui’s copies take them out
[14:26] Pictured: Froborr http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20061211092134/wikiality/images/d/d2/ICalledIt.jpg
[14:26] They were being distracted by Ragyo’s secretary.
[14:26] Are they going to interfere and save them next episode (don’t answer that)?
[14:27] (I tried to find an animated gif but not enough time)
[14:27] Since episode 3!
[14:27] Incidentally, one of the ways to translate “Ryuko Matoi”? Abandoned child. Remember how terrible her father was at naming things?
01[14:27] Okay, that’s pretty funny.
01[14:28] Anyway, final thoughts?
[14:28] So yeah, I’m feeling desirous of seeing Ragyo get killed in many different horrible ways
[14:28] Basically I’ve been planning to link a Colbert “called it” image here since episode 3
[14:28] I’m quite glad I was at least able to do that while travelling
01[14:29] And I appreciate it!
[14:29] I haven’t seen Eva, but it’s my impression that Gendo was a contender for worst anime parent ever
[14:30] I’m reasonably certain that he can’t compete with Ragyo, though
01[14:30] Yeah, Gendo was emotionally distant and neglectful.
01[14:30] Ragyo is sexually abusive of one child and abandoned the other.
[14:30] Well, she performed a life threatening experiment on the other and was convinced she had died
[14:31] On a lighter note, props to Soroi for running while carrying about a dozen people at the age of sixty-something.