The animators have finished airing this show and despite it being interesting I haven’t been able to keep up with it. I have a feeling that this post is going to be very long since I have to review three episodes this time and the episodes have many interesting situations that are worth mentioning. -.-”
Firstly I want to talk about Ayato, Toka’s brother.It looked like he didn’t care about Toka anymore. He didn’t mind hurting her when she stood in his way. He was a kid who was afraid of insects and he loved peace.He watched his parents get killed and he had everything taken from him. He had to run and hide to protect himself. All that took it’s toll on him.
He was working with Jason. The group he is working with called themselves Aogiri Tree. They were defeating CCG members and taking over cities. They managed to defeat Toka and kidnap Kaneki. Jason conducted some experiments on him, it was more like a torture though. He chopped off Kaneki’s limbs countless times. Kaneki seems to have fast regeneration abilities. All the body parts Jason chopped off grew back almost immediately. I wonder if it is a good thing or a bad thing. He had to go through having one of his limbs chopped off .They grow back and it only meant that he had to go through that pain all over again. Also we got to see a bit of Jason’s past. He was a normal ghoul but a CCG member captured him and used him to experiment on ghouls. He was broken and was made into what he is now.
Anteiku launched an operation to save Kaneki the same time CCG members attacked Aogiri Tree. They wanted to save Kaneki by using all the confusion. Toka got into a fight with Amon but was interrupted by some other ghouls.Unlike their previous fight, Amon would have been able to push Toka into a corner if their fight had continued. He was fighting for revenge.
At the end, Kaneki snapped because of everything he was put through. He was tortured by Jason and in his mind he kept seeing Rize who messed with the things he believed in. He ended up accepting the ghoul inside of him. During his fight with Jason, they played the opening song in the background. The song which I’ve heard suddenly became more meaningful.
Thinking back about it now, this is what we’ve been seeing ever since the first episode.We watched people getting broken, getting hurt, losing their way and ending up on a path that might never make them happy.We watched Kaneki, a normal college student become a ghoul who didn’t mind losing a limb or two to win a fight.
The manga is going to end soon and I might read it sometime. I wonder how the mangaka wants to end it though. Tokyo Ghoul is not the kind of anime that can have an actual ending. The manga might end with the people and ghouls deciding to peacefully coexist together. It is kind of hard to imagine. We might think of something like ‘All the ghouls can eat dead people’. How will they get the dead bodies? Imagine a guy walking up to someone whose parents just died and saying something like ‘Hey give those dead bodies to these ghouls. They’re hungry and you’re gonna bury/cremate them anyway’. The guy would prefer having his parents’ bodies buried to letting ghouls eat them.A peaceful future for these people is hard to imagine. The manga might also end up with humans killing all the ghouls or with the ghouls defeating all the humans. This again is unrealistic considering how both sides seem to be strong and killing all the ghouls is just about impossible since they blend in really well with humans.
Tokyo Ghoul makes a good argument about why both sides are right sometimes and about how reality has problems that can’t be solved peacefully. It is a good anime but at the same time, Tokyo Ghoul leaves a bitter after taste. It is ruthless ad brutal and makes us feel upset, desperate and lost.
See you next time ^^/
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