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Imitation Gold
Imiteishon Gōrudo
EP23 Retake Honnouji.jpg
• Information •
Episode number #23
Original airdate March 20, 2014
English airdate July 25, 2015
• Production staff •
Episode director Daizen Komatsuda
Writer Kazuki Nakashima
Storyboard Kazuya Sakamoto
Animation director Mai Yoneyama
• Music themes •
Opening theme "ambiguous" by GARNiDELiA
Insert themes "Sanbika" by Aoi Eir
"Blumenkranz" by Cyua
Ending theme "Shin Sekai Kōkyōgaku" by Sayonara Ponytail
• Navigation •
Episode 22
Episodes List
Final: Episode 24
Episode avaiable on:
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"Imitation Gold" is the 23rd episode of Kill la Kill.


Ryūko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryūin arrive at the Original Life Fiber to confront Ragyō Kiryūin, who now wields a pair of needle blades which prove resilient to their weapons. Meanwhile, as the original Life Fiber turns its attack towards the S.S. Naked Sun, the Elite Four don new Goku Uniforms to assist Mako Mankanshoku and Tsumugu Kinagase.

During the battle, Ragyō cuts Ryūko's body in two, but this is revealed to be a plan laid out by Ryūko, who had Satsuki distract Ragyō whilst she heals in the ocean and targets the Original Life Fiber. Spurred on by the arrival of Mako, who uses her sheer willpower, along with the support of the other Honnōji students, to launch the S.S. Naked Sun like a giant seam ripper, Ryūko manages to cut through the Original Life Fiber and send it crashing down.

As Nui Harime finishes preparations for Ragyō's ultimate Kamui, Shinra-Kōketsu, Ryūko and the others prepare for the final battle.