Jul 26, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 04

Do you know what I hate about Tokyo Ghoul? The pace. It’s too damn slow. Ken still doesn’t know anything. He knows nothing about how the Ghoul world works and has no idea how to defend himself or remain in control when his Ghoul side takes over.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 04 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.15_[2014.07.25_23.32.39]I do like the fact that everything’s so detailed. A few episodes ago they focused on how Ghouls can’t eat human food without getting sick, so they have to pretend to eat it and barf it up afterwards. Digesting it could prove dangerous. Touka ate a bit what her friend prepared for her and she insisted on digesting it. She did not want to spit it out because it was her friend that gave it to her. Now that is impressive! They focus on how rough it is on Ghouls and what it could do to them, yet Touka went through with it. I wonder if she actually could get sick from a small bite like that.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 04 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.43_[2014.07.25_23.32.56]So this guy, Shuu, shows up and wants to be friends with Ken. Never mind the possibility of Ken being the strongest creature out there. I want to know how Ken can be so incredibly naïve. He knew that he was following a Ghoul… Did he learn absolutely nothing from his encounters with Rize or Nishiki? It’s about time he grew up a bit.

I’m also a little bit disappointed in his lack of ability. He loses control quite easily when he is in danger (probably survival instinct), but he has no control and he has no idea how to use that power. He’s like a little boy with a hand grenade. Renji needs to train him more in order to prepare him for what’s out there. Ken stands no chance right now.

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Jul 25, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 03

Quite a messy episode. I expected something a little bit different. I was already going for a hopeless pursuit where Futaba would try desperately to find traces of the boy she used to like. In a way I think she already is trying.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.37_[2014.07.24_22.58.54]I didn’t expect that the show would take such a strange turn where Kou, the no longer shy protagonist, would appear to be so sensitive. I just thought it was because his old brother turned out to be one of their teachers, and this guy in so worried about his little brother after his father and mother broke up… Well… I thought that, but it simply took a different turn. I was actually more surprised that Futaba basically told Kou that she used to like him back in the day and that she knew that he liked her, too. I thought that would mark the start of an interesting relationship, but no… Not yet.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 03 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.49_[2014.07.24_22.59.13]This episode was so strange that there’s very little that I want to say. I’m just worried that this whole show will turn into one of those group-romances, you know? They all get new friends instead of pretending to someone they’re not. They all fall in love with someone and soon you’ll have one love triangle after the other. I honestly don’t want this show to be one of those long, boring quests to see if true love will conquer all and such. I honestly am not interested in teenage love drama. It’s always so overreacted and corny and the problems always seem so insignificant (mainly because I look at it from an adult’s point of view).

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Jul 19, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 03

Not a very eventful episode, was it? I guess I kind of got used to the insane amount of horrific action that your average Tokyo Ghoul episode contains. It was still a very good episode despite all that. I learned a lot about their way of life.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_10.22_[2014.07.18_23.42.13]This episode made me thing about which side to choose. I think I’m going for the Ghouls, but not because the main character is mostly Ghoul now. Think about… Humans eat pretty much everything and Ghouls only eat humans. We humans devour everything to the point of extinction, so can I really be negative about the fact that Ghouls eat humans? Isn’t that, in that world, their food chain? Ghouls are overall pretty wicked and horrible, but humans don’t lose out. A lot of them are insane and care only about slaughtering Ghouls for fun. That is basically why I picked the Ghouls; they kill humans in order to survive, but humans kill Ghouls because they want to remain in control of the food chain (and some do it for fun).

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 03 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_14.00_[2014.07.18_23.42.18]It may not have been very eventful, but we learned a lot. We know how those guys get their food. They basically eat the bodies of people that committed suicide. They are basically cleaning the place up if you think about. That way they won’t have to resort to killing “innocent” people. Not that it matters. There are more human beings than there are Ghouls. A lot more.

I think next week’s episode should mark the start of hell on earth (so to speak). Ken will get his mask, which will be awesome, and I’m pretty sure a battle is just waiting around the corner. Don’t you want to see what Ken is capable of when he’s pushed into a corner by a powerful enemy? I’m sure that we’ve only caught a glimpse of what he is truly capable of when he goes nuts.

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Jul 17, 2014

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Ao Haru Ride episode 02

Yeah, alright, why not. I wasn’t actually planning to write about Ao Haru Ride because romance anime tends to let me down a lot in the end. They always start things off so well and end it poorly. Most of the time nothing ever happens. We’ll see…

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.44_[2014.07.16_22.31.55]So Futaba now leads a pointless life where she has to pretend to be someone she’s not in order to maintain friendships. At least, that’s what she thinks. That is just incredibly sad. I never pretended to be someone I’m not in order to make friends. Sure, I didn’t have many when I was growing up, but the ones I did have hung out with me because of me and not because of my acting skills. In fact, I really hate people that put a mask on and do and say anything in order to become friends. That’s the saddest kind of person you can be. You can only be truly happy if you can be yourself around others.

[HorribleSubs] Ao Haru Ride - 02 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.35_[2014.07.16_22.32.10]Anyway, it’s only a matter of time before Futaba messed up. It happened during this episode and I’m pretty sure she’ll do it again. She may lose a couple of contacts whom she thought were her friends, but she will gain real friends in return. Isn’t it funny how insignificant a teenager’s problems seem? I honestly couldn’t sympathize.

My money is on Kou. He seems rather aggressive and doesn’t seem to shy away like Futaba usually does. I like that. He is himself, he doesn’t put on an act in front of others and he seems to speak his mind a lot. That guy will go far. It will probably be due to his personality that he and Futaba will start dating in the future. I honestly can’t see Futaba doing anything as aggressive as asking him out…

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Jul 12, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 02

I would really despise myself if I didn’t write about this one. You know, I fired up the second episode during my lunch at work so I had something awesome to look at as I made a bowl of chicken soup disappear. By boss saw what I was watching and was put off by the graphic content. It was quite funny.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.00_[2014.07.11_23.29.43]My reviews will be quite troublesome due to the fact that I couldn’t possibly know what that guy, Ken, is going through right now. I kind of picture him as a zombie that wants nothing more than to tear a guy apart and eat his brains. I think that a ghoul is somewhat more selective. I am aware that their hunger is uncontrollable after which they will just hunt down the first human they come across, but they somehow seem far more selective than your average zombie character (not to mention far more intelligent). It’s quite difficult to try to understand how one of those ghoul characters work.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 02 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_16.18_[2014.07.11_23.30.06]The fact that Ken is only half ghoul and half human makes him something else entirely, which makes thing even more interesting than they already are. It kind of remember me of the Blade series; half human and half vampire. At least Ken has a few friends that are willing to show him the ropes instead of throwing him out on the streets to be killed by other ghouls or humans.

There’s just one thing that I’m not sure about. Ken has a couple of organs transplanted into him from Rize, a ghoul that tried to kill him, when they both got trapped underneath those beams. He now seems to have her exact powers as well. I’m not sure I like that. I can’t wait for him to develop a few unique abilities of his own. That should certainly spice things up.

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