The episode started with Kaneki crying and trying not to swallow the meat that Toka tried to make him eat. He begged Toka to tell him what he was, saying that everything had been the worst ever since the incident with Rize. Toka said something interesting at this point.
Think about it from this girl’s point of view. She works at a cafe and everyday she sees people eating cake. All her life she can just stand there and wonder about what cake actually tastes like. Being able to taste cake is such a trivial thing , yet this girl isn’t even allowed to enjoy such a simple pleasure. All her life she has to kill people, fight ghouls who attack her and live in constant fear of having her identity revealed. She has no choice. When she kills and eats people she has to see them cry and beg for their life. She has to feel the pain of being a ghoul every second of her life.
We met another new character in this episode. He is the owner of the cafe Toka works at. He tried to help Kaneki and gave him a package with meat. Also we learned that coffee is the only thing that ghouls can drink just like humans.
The ghoul who Tako fought in the first episode turned out to be a senior at Kaneki’s college and Kaneki had to fight him when he tried to eat Hide. He did win the fight but he lost his reason after the fight. His hunger for flesh was way too strong. Hide was unconscious and was right in front of him. He couldn’t fight his hunger and tried to eat Hide.
Toka stopped him from doing that. She knew that he would regret it all his life and didn’t want him to. She fought with him and even got injured. Later the cafe owner treated them all and fed Kaneki meat when he was unconscious. It was the only way for Kaneki to regain his reason. Hide heard them talking and he now knows that Kaneki is a half-ghoul. I wonder what he would do.
The character designs and the character development is good. The animation is also well done. They used right bright colors which are pleasant to watch. I am looking forward to watching the next episode.
See you next time ^^/
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