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 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 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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Jul 10, 2014

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Yami Shibai 2

You know, I never really liked these series to start with. Yes, they are a little creepy, but for all the wrong reasons. I forced myself to watch two episodes once. Never again. It was boring and pretty uninteresting.

Yami Shibai 2The artwork really fits; cheap as hell. I have been told that there are a few good stories amongst the episodes and all, but for me it’s not worth watching when the majority of content bores the living crap out of me.

Sorry, but I cannot recommend this. I am positive that there are Japanese culture fanatics that would love nothing more than to hear old ghost stories, but I am not one of those freaks.

Plot Summary: A series of short horror stories based around Japanese myths and urban legends. The series is framed around an old man telling these tales to schoolchildren on a playground using kamishibai, a traditional Japanese storytelling method using paper scrolls.

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Jul 5, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul; a must watch and must write. I truly enjoy the first episode and am looking forward to seeing what happens next. I’m glad that the show didn’t turn out to be overhyped. It definitely met my expectations.

Tokyo GhoulThe artwork is grand. Very graphic and pleasantly detailed. I want to see more. From the characters to their expressions, from the background to the foreground and from the attacks to the dynamic environment… It all looks great!

I am truly glad that there are still some authors out there with the ability to think up an interesting story that others haven’t already done to death. No overpowered mechs, no pretty boy idols and no slice of life girl groups. Just plain horror, action and drama. I love it!

Watch this. Don’t you like the sight of blood even if it’s animated? Do you hate it when characters are massacred as though they were cattle? Well… Grow a pair and start watching this! This really started the season of quite nicely.

Plot Summary: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They’re the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul – a kind of monster that lives by hunting and devouring human flesh. When part of her special organ – “the red child” – is transplanted into Kaneki, he becomes a ghoul himself, trapped in a warped world where humans are not the top of the food chain.

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