I hate myself for saying this; but this post has to be kept short due to a gross shortage of time. That and I feel like I’m about to die. I think that nasty fever has returned or something because I feel absolutely terrible.
Anyway, this long-awaited episode finally aired and I watched it with a smile on my face. I watched how the real One-eyed Owl tore apart the bastards that took down the old man. I don’t know if that really is that man’s daughter, seeing as she laughed quite a lot, but that ghoul definitely seemed to care enough to get really angry.
What about reckless Ken? Well, I guess he’s improving. He did not surrender to the madness within and maintained in control the entire time during his fight against Amon-chan. I just want to see how this’ll end. I don’t think he’s going to attack his old friend and I don’t think that One-eyed Owl is going to win somehow. Things are not looking well. I can’t wait to see what happens!Read More
Okay, I guess it’s ghoul time again. I must say that this episode was rather predictable. That’s not something that I can really say often about Tokyo Ghoul. It was one of those episodes that a regular anime viewer such as myself could see coming from a mile away.
So the battle between man and ghoul has started and you could tell that those ghouls really had it rough. More and more of those soldiers with specialized weapons kept showing up and more and more ghouls kept getting killed by them. Even two of Anteiku’s strongest ghoul warriors couldn’t handle all of that firepower. I mean, it is kind of unfair to fight four against one, but in that ape’s case it was fair. He lost in a one versus one matchup and he lost fair and square. No excuses there. But still, strength in number is a valid tactic when you are up against a small army of ghouls.
What annoyed me was that Ken showed up late again as usual. That guy always arrives when it’s too late. It was the same thing in season one. He showed up when the battle was practically over and when one (or more) of his loved ones had been taken from him. I doubt that they’re ever going to change that clichéd pattern.
But no, what caught my interest is Ken’s fight against Amon and his little army and the devastation that the real One-eyed Owl will unleash now that the old man has been killed. Aren’t you curious to see what the real one can do? I mean, he got angry as hell and entered this super-ghoul mode that simply piqued my interest instantly. I can hardly wait for the next episode…Read More
This episode sure moved along a lot slower than I had imagined. This season, if I am not mistaken, only has twelve episodes. Yet Ken’s journey isn’t even well underway yet. For them to spend this much time on that many pointless scenes… I don’t know what to think of that.
One of the most interesting scenes in this episode was when Akira tried to kiss that idiot partner of hers. He has had such a terrible life and one good thing pops up and he denies himself that. I mean, you are about to go to war against a lot of powerful ghouls and you get the one chance to laid with the woman you’re probably going to end up with, so for him to deny himself that… Idiotic.
So the old man whipped out of Kagune and assumed the role of the One-eyed Owl and already took down at least one or two dozen soldiers before those two powerhouses showed up. I don’t think they are strong enough to take him on, but should more of their friends appear… Who knows? I just hope Ken shows up in time before too many of his friends end up dead.Read More
Another great episode. So what if there wasn’t a lot of action? It continued something of much more value. You can’t love a show where there’s fighting during every single episode. You need to mix things up a little bit.
This episode was perfect for that. We basically got a little history lesson about the old man and how he used to live his life. He was all alone and only cared for his own survival. He killed and killed until he came across a young woman whom ended up stealing his heart. They lived together and did a lot of things together, including making a child together, which led to them being targeted for doing this impossible. A child from both a Ghoul and a human was supposedly impossible, yet they did it and the woman got killed for it and the child now missing.
It was a very interesting story and the old man lived a very interesting live. It’s too bad that they didn’t actually show us how he became a Ghoul, but that’s alright. It was quite interesting to see how he lived and why he changed to become the man he is today. It’s no wonder that other Ghouls choose to follow him out of their own free wills.
Nevertheless, he may have lived the last part of his life as peacefully as he possibly could considering the circumstances, but he and his friends are still Ghouls, which has caught the attention of the local authorities. The next episode should prove to be quite interesting as both the old man and his friends will have to defend themselves against many, many Ghoul-killing soldiers.Read More
There are so many things wrong with this episode. I also have no idea whether there was any progress or not. There may have been some, but for the life of me I wouldn’t know what it was. And my eyes never left the screen.
Remember how Ken went completely berserk during his last fight? He lost another part of him that made him human and gave in to the ghoul within. It could be because he wasn’t paying attention, it could be because he wasn’t in control of his rage or it really could be because he’s been cannibalizing his fellow ghoul. Either way, he killed and ate an officer and was nearly killed himself by that die-hard detective. He almost lost control even when he was alone in that building. So now I wonder what made him return to that café.
It may have been information or may have been a request for help. Either way, I was severely distracted by that insane, Ken-obsessed ghoul. Did you see that guy? He carries around a handkerchief with some of Ken’s blood on it so he can sniff it and get high whenever he wants to. You really don’t want a guy like that around you.
Putting that psycho aside, I don’t think Ken is going back anytime soon. He made it very clear that he doesn’t want to involve Touka or any of the Anteiku employee’s and/or residents. He is a man on a mission. It won’t be long now before his true objective is revealed. Things don’t make a whole lot of sense right now.Read More