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[14:00] Invasion of the Leisure Suits
01[14:01] Leisure suit mecha zombies.
01[14:01] From space, no less.
01[14:03] That is an exceedingly silly episode title.
[14:03] They’re all based on song titles. Most of them don’t happen to be familiar ones.
01[14:04] Unexpected timeskip!
[14:05] I’m back.
01[14:05] As I was saying: unexpected timeskip!
[14:05] A month later, and the tomatoes are still fresh.
01[14:06] I see everyone’s joined Nudist Beach.
01[14:07] Or not I guess.
01[14:09] Man, they’ve been getting their butts kicked.
01[14:09] Wonder what the rest of the world’s been up to/thinks of all this?
[14:10] I’m back.
01[14:11] I guess that works as an explanation.
[14:12] Mind-control alien fabric. Because why not.
01[14:12] Soroi continues to be the best.
[14:13] Even in the middle of the apocalypse, there will be tea.
01[14:14] I am pretty sure letting the patient sleep when they feel like it isn’t applicable when they’ve been in a coma for a MONTH.
[14:14] Not exactly the top medical professionals in the world here.
[14:14] A back-alley doctor probably doesn’t deal with a lot of comas
01[14:16] Ragyo, you are GROSS. STAHP.
[14:16] Yeah, yeah she is.
[14:17] I’m back.
01[14:18] Okay, that’s pretty hardcore silly.
[14:19] Nothing says commitment to a disguise like disfiguring yourself.
01[14:23] You are totally flirting Gamagoori.
[14:24] It’s kind of adorable.
01[14:24] They totally woke Ryuko up on purpose. She’s obviously necessary for the final stage.
[14:25] You have to like how Nonon assumes anything musical has to do with her.
[14:25] Gamagoori clearly feels inadequate
[14:25] Well, we can’t all be the protagonist.
01[14:26] Well, nice to see Ryuko’s taken advantage of her coma in true shonen fashion to meditate and become much more stable and at peace with herself.
01[14:27] And of course Satsuki is Planning Something.
01[14:27] Anyway, yeah, that was all right.
[14:27] Ah, you did wait through the credits
01[14:28] Yeah, someone told me to do so for this episode, but not why.
01[14:29] Anyway, final thoughts?
[14:29] This is, rather obviously, the transition episode. It’s literally the beginning of the end.
[14:30] We’re getting close to my being able to share some Thoughts about Satsuki’s role in the overall plot
01[14:31] Yeah. It’s structurally similar to NGE Episode 19, actually.
[14:32] See you guys in half an hour.
[14:32] I’ll start out by noting that in some ways, she resembles the Spiral King, but it’s a loose match.
[14:32] Not this week, IIRC?
01[14:32] No, there is SMC this week.
01[14:32] Then two weeks without one.
[14:32] Oh right, I forgot, we were off a step from the convention
01[14:33] And yes, I see the parallels between Satsuki and the Spiral King.
01[14:33] Makes sense, given the similarities between Ryuko and Simon.
[14:33] Hm? Other than visual, they seem to be quite different?
01[14:34] They’re both hotblooded anti-authoritarian outsiders with unique superpowers that parallel the villains’ own.
01[14:35] Their stories are quite different, but drop either of them into the other’s show and they behave pretty much exactly the same.
[14:36] Dropping Simon into KlK means removing Kamina from his life. It’s hard to say how he’d turn out if you did that.
01[14:36] Admittedly, some of that is blurred by the fact that Ruko starts at the midpoint of Simon’s character arc.
[14:36] Would exposure to Mako turn him into a goofball?
01[14:37] Exactly–I’m sort of cheating, and assuming a Simon circa episode 12 or so and comparing to Ryuko episode 1.
01[14:38] But given that there is character development in Gurren Lagann, while the Kill la Kill characters are entirely static, I don’t think that’s necessarily unfair.