Just watched ep 2. So the plot thickens as Senketsu was made by Ryuko's father. Looks like every time Ryuko beats a Goku-uniform-user a red thread goes into Senketsu. Possibly Senketsu is getting stronger, and there might be some dark secret to how the Goku uniforms are made.
Lol those authoritarian themes and stark class distinctions. Lol the vanity of clothing/uniform being the distinguishing factor of each class.
Someone commented on the episode that this series basically takes several anime tropes and blows them up to the extreme. Like bishonen, magical girl, revenge plots, huge shonen battle sequences etc. I agree, but the humor that results from this exaggeration is pretty shallow as a result... but maybe that's the point xD. I can tell Kill la Kill is going to be a fun rollercoaster ride, maybe like some of those R-rated Hollywood comedies/action flick B-movies? (sorry I don't know my film genres but maybe like something by Tarantino??) But at the same time this worries me.
Hmm.. i wonder if I watched FLCL now, if it I would be just as amazing as I was back when I first watched it.. maybe I'm getting too old for this. Lol Or maybe I'm just tired xD
EDIT: It just occurred to me after reading some earlier comments saying how the Kamui are alive. Perhaps this is some crazy metaphor for how our clothing is made from natural materials, some even killing live animals to make (animal furs, leather etc). That we should respect our clothing more and treat it like a living thing, that is separate from our bodies.
And THEN perhaps that is all just a crazy metaphor for how clothing can utterly transform a person's outward identity. The right clothes give a person "strength" or confidence that the person might otherwise not have. Like a kind of persona attached to the clothing. And then when Ryuko cuts up her enemy's clothes, it's really liberating them from the trappings of that fake persona! HAH! Then it would be hilarious if by the end of the series Ryuko destroys her own kamui, or goes on a rampage trying to destroy all the goku uniforms, since they can be so restrictive! And Ryuko even has to sacrifice blood for her clothes to "work". Kind of reminds me of women wearing high heels.. THE PAIN, oh god.