|Japanese title meaning||I'll Wipe my Tears|
|Original airdate||November 21, 2013|
|Episode director||Kōji Aritomi|
|Animation director||Masumi Hoshino|
|Opening theme||"Sirius" by Aoi Eir|
|Ending theme||"Gomen ne, Iiko ja Irarenai." by Miku Sawai|
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"I Will Wipe My Own Tears" is the 8th episode of Kill la Kill.
Satsuki Kiryūin announces her new election system, in which students must survive a seven-day battle against each other in order to stand out on top and earn Goku Uniforms, sending the entire school into a state of emergency. Meanwhile, Ryūko Matoi takes Mako Mankanshoku to the ruins of her old house, where she tells her about the circumstances surrounding her father's death.
Finding no further clues in the basement where she found Senketsu, Ryūko and Mako head home, only for their scooter to run out of gas. They end up encountering the disciplinary committee chair and one of the Elite Four, Ira Gamagōri, who, having just attained his driving license and is taking the week off, offers them a ride home. During their drive, they are attacked by the Automotive Airsoft Club led by Ryōsuke Todoroki, who are targeting Gamagōri's Three-Star Goku Uniform Shackle Regalia.
There is a flashback to Ira's days at Rinne-Dō Junior High when Ira dealt with the local bullies Hōjō (whose father owned a company) and Imagawa (whose father is the local police chief) when they threatened a young student into jumping off the roof after the kid accidentally spilled milk on Imagawa.. After Gamagōri failed to rescue the boy from a roof-top leap, Satsuki Kiryūin (a freshman at the time) made a sudden appearance, and prevented the boy's death by padding his fall with a "Kiryūin Deluxe Trampoline". After being threatened by the bullies, she revealed that she had already removed the bullies' parents from their positions of power by buying out the company owned by Hōjō's dad and exposing Imagawa's dad for taking bribes that led to his arrest. After single-handedly defeating the bullies and their gang with her katana, Satsuki announced her rule over the entire junior high school body. When Gamagōri asks what makes her different from the bullies, Satsuki states that she doesn't leech off her parents like they did.
After the flashback, Gamagōri unleashes his uniform, which uses the power of masochism to evolve into Scourge Regalia and lay waste to his opponents, before seeing Ryūko and Mako off at the gas station.
After a week passes, Honnōji's strongest assembles for the Sudden Death Runoff Election, with only Ryūko and the Elite Four making their way to the top. There, Satsuki challenges Ryūko with defeating each of the Elite Four in exchange for details concerning her father's death, her first opponent being Gamagōri.
- Satsuki Kiryūin
- Ryūko Matoi
- Mako Mankanshoku
- Ira Gamagōri
- Ryōsuke Todoroki
- Hōjō (flashback)
- Imagawa (flashback)
- Mitsuzō Soroi (flashback)
- “Tear it down and build it back up. That's Lady Satsuki in a nutshell. Whatevs. Gives us an excuse for some downtime.”—Nonon on the new system.
- “Stop fussing and listen! If you want to live a peaceful life, then get out of here right now! But if you want to continue my fight...you're going to need that. [...] If you find the other half of that scissor, you'll find my killer. But a cruel fate lies in store for you...”—Ryūko's father to her.