Sep 29, 2014

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Terra Formars

I had actually seen the OVA before this episode and planned to write something about it. I decided to wait a few weeks because I knew that this show would be airing this season. I must say that I’m a tad bit disappointed.

Terra FormarsI have to be honest and say that I haven’t read the manga (or whatever this is based on). My first impressed is that it looks okay, even though I am not at all excited about those cockroach guys. They all look the same and I honestly think that that’s just really uninspiring and lazy.

I have very little complaints about the story. The artwork is what I have issues with. The story is alright. It’s pretty unique and filled with horror and drama. Still, I wouldn’t want to see many more than thirteen episodes maximum of this.

Horror and sci-fi fans might like this sort of thing. I for one am not sure about it. I might actually skip this one. It is incredibly censored, the enemy is just dull and I honestly cannot see myself watching a lot of these episodes. This could’ve been great if there was a variety of enemies and if the censoring wasn’t so severe.

Plot Summary: Twenty years ago, Shokichi Komachi was part of the Bugs 2 mission to Mars that discovered Terra Formars, human-cockroach hybrids that resulted from a terraforming accident. Shokichi was one of only two survivors. Now, the AE virus that came from Mars is raging wildly on earth. Shokichi boards the spacecraft Annex 1 to go back to Mars to find a sample in order to create a vaccine. They will face an unanticipated accident, a multinational conspiracy, and even more advanced Terra Formars.

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Sep 20, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 12

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.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 12 END (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_24.06_[2014.09.19_23.03.25]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.

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Sep 13, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 11

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.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_09.33_[2014.09.12_23.40.28]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.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 11 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_20.29_[2014.09.12_23.40.08]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).

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Sep 6, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 10

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.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 10 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_03.56_[2014.09.05_23.19.36]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…

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 10 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_11.55_[2014.09.05_23.19.54]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.

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Aug 30, 2014

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Tokyo Ghoul episode 09

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.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 09 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_04.00_[2014.08.29_23.25.43]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.

[Ohys-Raws] Tokyo Ghoul - 09 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_22.12_[2014.08.29_23.26.14]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…

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