What in the name of bloody hell was this!? What is wrong with these Japanese people and their endings? I just don’t understand. Usually a good start and often enough a bad ending, just like this one. What a huge let-down.
About half of the episode was dedicated to Ken’s madness. He was driven mad by the constant torture and was forced to see Rize once again. He actually seemed to have a conversation with her as they both when on a spiritual journey together. Really? You dedicate about eighty percent of the final episode to this crap? Are you kidding me!?
Ken’s hair turned white after being somewhat broken by Jason’s torture, after which he powered up and mopped the floor with Jason. It took twelve weeks to get to this point. Ken got captured, tortured and is now finally free and stronger than ever. He even defeated that guy. And what happened? We didn’t even get to see it. We didn’t even get to see Ken reunited with his friends. There is no news of a second season, which depends on the upcoming sales, so I can only call this a bad ending.Read More
Yeah, okay, bite me. We are eleven weeks in and Ken is still extremely weak. He can’t do anything, he can’t say anything and he doesn’t even try to escape his current predicament from what I’ve seen. I foresee a mediocre ending to be very honest.
Tokyo Ghoul had a powerful start. The horrific action captured the attention of many anime fans and a lot of them, including myself, are rather disappointed by how things played out. It is no secret that I’m a sucker for overpowered main characters, but to have the protagonist so laughingly weak that he can’t even defend himself or try to escape somehow when he’s being held in a room where some lunatic tortures him from time to time… Yeah, that is just shocking, especially if you consider that Ken, a rare one-eyed Ghoul, is supposed to be stronger than regular Ghouls, provided you believed what the other Ghoul, Itori, said a few episodes ago.
It really is sad that Touka and the rest of Anteiku had to gather in order to help save Ken, but to think that Shuu, an enemy whom we were led to believe was dead, showed up to help as well… What a disaster. Still, all will be forgiven if I get to see Yoshimura, the old man that owns that café, fight against a powerful opponent.
You know what I really disliked about this episode? I disliked the part where they finally gave us a glimpse of a white-haired Ken. They waited eleven weeks to show us that, and they only showed us at the very, very ending of the episode. We will actually have to wait until the next episode to see what has happened to Ken (probably got himself another personality due to that torture, just like that other Ghoul).Read More
Oh Jesus… Why does this annoy me so much? I know that Ken is not an overpowered main character. I am fully aware of that. His weakness and helplessness just continuously gets on my nerves. He might have gotten a little stronger, but the difference between this Ken and the Ken from episode two is minimal.
So this guy shows up at Ken’s place of work and pretty raises a lot of hell with that annoying voice of his. He shouts, goes on a rampage and talks as though he’s some badass Yakuza. When Ken dropped the guy without actually realizing, I assumed that Ken had gotten a little stronger, even though I was fully aware that it was just an unfortunate accident. He and his little henchmen went through a lot of trouble just to find Rize and warn her that a lot of Ghouls are looking for her. He seemed worried, as though Rize’s life was in danger for some reason. This just piqued my interest…
Soon a couple of other guys showed up and wrecked the place. Also looking for Rize. What is it with that girl? Has she done something? Is there something special about her that other Ghouls want? Those guys, even “famous” Ghouls, showed up to look for her. One of them nearly killed Ken in the process of finding Rize.
I honestly don’t understand anymore. There are two episodes left and Ken has just been abducted. Will this show end with a weak Ken? Or will he suddenly gain some kind of power boost after fully tapping into his Ghoul powers? I just hope I get to see Yoshimura, the manager of Anteiku café, in action. He must be pretty strong to be their leader.Read More
I knew it. I knew this was going to be an episode about those Doves. One of them died again last week, so I knew that this episode was going to revolve around him. I can only hope that this was the last one, seeing as he’s not exactly all that interesting.
We all knew that Koutarou, that junior dove, had been trained by Kureo. I must admit that that scene about that old lady Ghoul was pretty cool. But yeah, I am just not interesting Kureo. The guy was a creepy, power-hungry monster that simply took too many lives. I don’t care about his story or his reasons. Not even if his entire family was massacred by Ghouls or something like that. He killed old Ghouls, young Ghouls and probably even Ghouls that chose not to fight (like Hinami’s father). He simply got what he deserved.
My problem with Tokyo Ghoul right now is that Ken is still weak. He knows how to use some of his Ghoul powers now, but he’s afraid to lose control. He still knows very little and his progress is slow at best. He finally has his mask and fought against an enemy, but yeah… Not much progress… Even though a lot of Ghouls from other districts are coming to visit him. He’ll probably have to fight for his life after all those Ghouls find out about him. It just makes me even more curious about Rize. All those Ghouls have come to that city just for her. I really want to know why…Read More
I really wanted to keep this post short. I am rather short on time and this episode really disappointed me (I’ll get to that later). Nevertheless, it was a great episode and a lot of good things happened. I would feel ashamed if I didn’t write up a decent post (or something that comes close to that).
We know that Hinami lost both her parents to those Doves (that’s what Ghouls call those Ghoul-hunting agents) and that their Kagune’s (personal Ghoul weapon. Unique to each Ghoul I believe) were turned into weapons in order to hunt down and kill Ghouls. Basically, their own weapons, which are part of their bodies, are being turned into external weapons for Doves since guns and knives aren’t as effective as one might hope. To think that those guys would actually lure Hinami to come out by using her mother’s purse as some kind of smell-beacon. And it actually worked…
Hinami should praise herself lucky that Touka and Ken both went after her and helped her fight off those two Doves. Ken, unfortunately, did not become that legendary badass that we’ve heard so much about. Nor did his hair turn white. He just whooped a little bit of ass and let his enemy escape before he lost himself to his hunger.
I’m also a bit surprised by Touka. She really seems weak now, even though she took on Shuu a couple of episodes ago. Maybe she needed to feed a bit before she started her fight? I don’t know. All I know is that it took Hinami, which inherited both her parents’ Kagune, to take down that insane Dove, Kureo. Touka may have permanently finished him off, but Hinami’s the one that took him down. I wouldn’t mind seeing her matched up against Ken (for fun, of course).Read More
It was a good episode, but I think it’s too bad that Ken only received his mask at the end of the episode. We’ve already passed the halfway point and Ken has yet to let loose. He is still the same weakling that we have come to know and love.
It was painful to see Ken completely helpless as Hinami’s mother was slaughtered by her own husband’s weapon. Those guys are merciless. They think that Ghoul are the monsters, but Ghouls still kill to eat (most of them do anyway). They kill because they actually seem to enjoy it. That guy, Kureo I believe, couldn’t stop smiling as he tore apart Hinami’s mother. And Ken? He just stood there watching because he knew that it would be suicidal to fight them. Rough scenes like that are really heavy on the mind. Your average viewer cannot help but sympathize with Hinami and the ever so helpless Ken.
I’m glad to see that Touka took it personal. She decided to go out and fight those guys. It surprised me to see how little damage she did. She could take on that young agent because he didn’t have his weapon with him, but that old guy showed up and nearly whooped her ass. You can consider Tokyo Ghoul dropped instantly if Touka were to die like that.
Now then… Will Ken finally get that power boost that we all have been waiting for? Will he become that legendary, one-eyed Ghoul that we have heard so much about? I doubt it. It’s been going so slow and he only just received that mask. I doubt a mask could give a Ghoul more power, so I’m guessing we’ll be watching a couple of episodes with him training.Read More
Wicked! Put your hands in the air and go crazy as though you just don’t care! Man, what an awesome episode! We finally got to see what Touka’s capable of. Was it worth the one week wait? Hell yeah. I wouldn’t have minded to wait two weeks for this one.
So Touka turned up the heat (literally I think) and grew angel’s wings that looked like they were on fire. It was awesome. She was everywhere. She gained a speed increase, a power increase and I’m pretty sure her reflexes improved. She was all over the place and Shuu, arguably the show’s biggest psychopath, didn’t know how to react. He decided to change his plan a little by eating that girl, Nishiki’s (girl)friend, in order to get stronger. That’s when Touka pounced on him like a wild tiger and practically tore the guy apart. I really hope this was enough to kill him.
I also think it’s time for those agents to die. They are attacking the Fueguchi family now and want to kill both of them, which would be a terrible waste. I kind of like Hinami-chan. She brings out Ken’s good side. That old guy is far worse than your average Ghoul, so why not kill that character off already? He, pretty much like Ghouls, likes to kill. The only difference is that he does it for fun and Ghouls do it to eat.
Now, I am really hoping that Ken gets there in time to prevent Hinami (and her mother too) from getting killed by those. But more than that, I truly hope that Ken’s true power surfaces. I’ve seen a lot of pictures of him with white hair and a wicked mask. I hope the next episode will show him going wild. I think we’ve waited long enough…Read More
Damn you! Damn you to hell and beyond! It’s hard for me to wait a week for another episode of Tokyo Ghoul to begin with, but now they end this episode with a huge cliff-hanger where Touka is about to show us her abilities.
I was actually a bit surprised to learn that Touka really did get sick from eating her friend’s human food. I thought it was Touka, you know? It’s Touka, a powerful and experienced Ghoul. She wouldn’t get sick from one bite of human food I thought. Boy, she definitely got sick alright. She even ended up staying home instead of going to school.
I was also a bit surprised to find out that Nishiki, the guy that tried to kill Ken and his best friend, was still alive after Ken defeated him. I don’t like him. I don’t think I’ll ever like that character. So what if he is friends with a human girl and that he wants to keep her safe at all cost? That doesn’t change what he did to Ken and his friend. What goes around comes around.
So this sick Ghoul, Shuu Tsukiyama, is still completely obsessed with Ken. He wants nothing more than to find a perfect time and place to eat him up. Nothing is too small or expensive or dangerous for him to achieve just that. I mean, he kidnapped Nishiki’s girlfriend in order to lure Ken over. His plan was to eat Ken while Ken eats her. How messed up is that?
I’ll just leave it at that. I won’t go on about Shuu’s insanity. I just want to see what Touka is capable of. She is definitely stronger than Nishiki, but is she stronger than that insane pervert? We’ll find out next week, but I want to know now. I want to see what Touka can do, how her power works and how Ken reacts to that… God… Please let this week go by fast.Read More