Conclusion: Blood Rain on Your Wedding Day
I’ve enjoyed the Gamako ship, but I realized what a threat it posted to my reading of Kill la Kill. If the last episode ends with a Gamako wedding, how effective will the show have been at showing an ideological war between parasite singles and their meddling mother? I probably would have excused it as being a “good wedding” as opposed to the more exploitative type Ragyo represents, but hey, the show does me a favor by never going there. Sorry Gamagoori. We still love you.
Let’s review how the ending ties into the themes I believe the show already expressed.
It’s a happy end, with both Mako and Ryuuko and Satsuki able to define roles for themselves. Having grown up in her mother’s (and father’s) shadows, Satsuki must learn how to be herself for herself. Ryuuko has accepted her social and physical changes, and Mako is the driving force of the universe.
As the end settles in, and people re-evaluate the show from the beginning, I hope to look more into the ideas Kill la Kill presented.
Even though it’s disappointing there never were any pink hi-tops.