Ryuko is awake and she's not happy. Intent on killing Ragyo and Nui, she heads out, leaving her allies behind. Without her power, Nudist Beach must decide what their next step is, but a new piece of intel spurs them to action.
A startling revelation turns Ryuko's world upside down. But she's not the only one in turmoil, as Satsuki, the Elite Four and the members of Nudist Beach are left scrambling in the aftermath of the Honnouji Academy Cultural and Sports Grand Festival.
The Tri-City Schools Raid Trip is returning to Honnouji Academy when Satsuki Kiryuin is unexpectedly summoned home. Meanwhile, Ryuko begins to learn the truth behind the series of events that brought her and Senketsu together.
Satsuki Kiryuin joins the front line at Osaka to battle Kaneo Takarada, the heir to the Takarada Conglomerate. Using the influence of money, Takarada rallies the locals to fight, but Satsuki suspects there is another power behind the city's defense.
The Tri-City Schools Raid Trip has commenced. The three-pronged attack on the Kansai region is off to an interesting start, with some unusual defenses to overcome. But Ryuko's role is uncertain since Senketsu is in the hands of the enemy.
Honnouji Academy is mobilizing for the Tri-City Schools Raid Trip. But after her recent rampage, Ryuko is moping in bed, unwilling to fight. However, Shinjiro Nagita, formerly with the newspaper club, is determined to get her back into uniform!
Ryuko's battle against the Elite Four takes to the skies. Meanwhile, more spectators converge on Honnouji Academy. But questions surround the mysterious girl strolling through town and what secrets she may be holding.
The second battle against the Elite Four begins. Ryuko must defeat Houka Inumuta, who is using the data he's collected to predict her every move. Watching the action, Mako and her family deal with a few surprises of their own.
The final round of Honnouji Academy's Naturals Election is about to begin and each of the Elite Four wants to be the first to fight Ryuko. Her homeroom teacher, Aikuro Mikisugi, is concerned and wonders if she'll be able to make it through the fights.
Satsuki Kiryuin reveals her plan to rebuild Honnouji Academy's order, a free-for-all whose survivors will be able to regain their Goku Uniforms. Despite the resulting chaos, Ryuko and Mako go for a ride, only to wind up in an unexpected situation.
After defeating another group of clubs, Ryuko notices her opponents are becoming more and more absurd. Mako points out the reward for beating her is a Three-Star Goku Uniform and a higher quality of life, which prompts Ryuko to come up with a plan.
Overwhelmed by recent events, Ryuko demands answers from her homeroom teacher, Aikuro Mikisugi. Meanwhile, Uzu Sanageyama, Honnouji Academy's Athletic Committee Chair and one of the Elite Four, makes a request to challenge Ryuko to a duel.
A mysterious man arrives at Honnouji Academy and quickly proves himself to be more than capable of fighting against a Two-Star Goku Uniform. But when he sets his sights on Ryuko, the outcome is uncertain.
Sirens awaken the No-Star students for the start of No-Late Day, where being tardy will get one expelled from Honnouji Academy. With Senketsu in the wash, Ryuko must fight on her own to get through the Discipline Committee's traps and arrive on time.
Having kept her end of the bargain, Ryuko demands answers from her homeroom teacher, Aikuro Mikisugi, and she learns the secret behind the power of Senketsu and the Goku Uniforms. Meanwhile, Satsuki Kiryuin returns home to claim a power of her own.
Weakened by her battle, Ryuko flees Honnouji Academy before collapsing in the street. Rescued, she's given food and shelter for the night, and upon returning to the academy, she faces off against Omiko Hakodate, the Girls Tennis Club Captain.
Ryuko Matoi is a vagrant school girl, traveling from place to place searching for clues to the truth behind her father's death. One clue is "the woman with the scissor blade," and the journey leads Ryuko to Honnouji Academy.