-EDIT- Now that I’ve finished the episode, my original intro seems wholly inappropriate for this ridiculous tone. SO FUCK THAT LET’S KILL LA KILL.
0:30 – The rarely-witnessed quantum fanservice
4:13 – Dear god I love this show. When the student council aren’t busy actively murdering students, they’re preoccupied being petty dicks to the students their president doesn’t like
4:58 – Because obviously this outfit is much less tolerable than Senketsu. Also all of Mako’s faces are the best
5:10 – The title dude agrees
6:51 – He looks so adorable in his little gondola. More Mako faces
Jesus this episode is the best. Actually the best. It might get more “epic” from here out, but I have no idea how they’d top this as far as my personal amusement goes. Fuck yeah
7:35 – The absolute lack of anything resembling animation actually makes it even funnier. She’s like a sad puppet on a stick
More great over-the-top music too. Over-the-top: not just for action scenes anymore!
8:12 – It’s all so beautiful
8:30 – Ryuuko’s got this
9:44 – How the fuck did we get from last episode to this. Trigger you beautiful bastards
10:29 – YES MORE GUTSERVICE
11:46 – All this glorious budget
12:55 – These faces so expressive
13:41 – Man, they even have the song. It’s still Kill la Kill, but it’s Kill la Kill as some kind of ridiculous slapstick western cartoon hybrid
14:17 – Trigger’s done it again
14:18 – I can’t breathe this is so ridiculous. This song is so good for this too
14:51 – NO GUUUUUUUTSSSSS
14:59 – MAIKO? BUT WHY?!?
15:08 – NO THEIR FRIENDSHIP
17:49 – Ryuuko makes the worst face
18:00 – This is the new face of anime
18:24 – Theirs is a strange relationship
This whole thing does feel like a really great episode of Looney Tunes spun through a self-aware shounen meat grinder or something. Kind of at a loss for words
21:12 – Hard not to love this show
22:19 – The rest of the class was apparently unimpressed with the morning’s hellish obstacle course. So many classic gags here, too. The last-second crash landing as class begins: good for school bells, elections, or weddings!
Ahahaha that was fuckin’ brilliant. Kill la Kill, you definitely win this round. We have two seasons and zero budget – what do we do? We put on a hilarious obstacle course slide show, using our mastery of comedic timing and love of classic gags to just barrel the fuck on through. Wonderful performance, Trigger. You’re doing god’s work.