Kaneki has a deep conversation with Rize, escapes his beast form, and he gets to see Hide after all this time. The last few episodes of Tokyo Ghoul have been quite good. Even though many of the anime fans would find it hard to follow because it references events that haven’t really happened in the previous seasons and are manga related, it is actually nice to see that they decided to be true to the original story.
Japanese Original Episode Title: 悲劇の果て call
Kaneki is lost in his thoughts and after having a meaningful conversation with Rize, he steps out of his ‘mind realm’. Touka finds his body and they all take him to the CCG headquarters where he regains his consciousness. Realizing that humans and ghouls are now working together for the greater good, he goes to see the city with Urie and Yonebayashi. At that time, Furuta broadcasts scenes of the monster attacking the people and showing that they are made of some sort of poison that will turn every human into a ghoul. Kaneki and the rest run to the scene only to be attacked by the same monsters that manages to poison Yonebayashi. Kaneki kills all of the monsters and they return to the CCG where they are informed that Yonebayashi along with anyone who breathed the poison has now turned into a ghoul. Later on, Kaneki meets up with Hide and makes him remove his mask to witness his face and what he has done to him. Before the episode ends, Kaneki decides to fight back along with everyone’s help.
Kaneki’s mind: I don’t know about you, but so far I really loved seeing Kaneki talking to himself and discussing with Rize before the big battles or before something really important happens. Usually those scenes are very artistic and symbolic so they are always a treat for the viewer to experience, but this one was not as great as I hoped. The special effects used to showcase the sea and the Japanese Shrine related surrounding were not very fitting for the overall vibes that they wanted to put across. The fact that Kaneki was in the ‘sea of blood’ but there were no consistent water effects was just ridiculous. But, despite all that, I really liked the dialogues between him and Rize.
Furuta is just trolling: At this point this guy is just having fun with everyone’s despair. I get how he is trying to be the comic relief in all this but I really don’t understand his motives. Why does he do all these? Why does he want to make everyone a ghoul? Why do the Clowns follow him? Is it because he is the Washuu leader and that’s all, or is it something more? If all humans become ghouls, what are the ghouls going to eat? Each other? Constant chaos and war? Is that what Furuta is striving for?
Themes & Trivia
What really happened to Hide: In case you are feeling completely lost about Hide’s face and the whole scene of them discussing how Kaneki ate him, let me elaborate more for you: The anime at this point of the story skipped a lot of details and content in Root A. In the anime we see Hide getting shot, then he finds Kaneki outside injured and brings him to the cafe. They talk about some stuff and then Hide falls to the ground after bleeding, but smiles and looks up to Kaneki. The cafe starts to burn down and they escape. Kaneki then takes him and brings him in front of Arima which is implied that they are going to fight and that’s how the season ends. What really happened in the manga in chapters 136-137, was that Kaneki actually ate Hide in order to heal his wounds and restore his power. But Hide offered this by himself, since he knew that Arima is waiting for Kaneki (and Kaneki was unable to resist his hunger, since he was in half-kakuja form).
The marks that appeared under Kaneki’s eyes reminded me greatly of the same marks in Attack on Titan when Titan shifters go back to their original bodies. I guess it’s sort of the same thing in Tokyo Ghoul as well. Kaneki now has long white hair and those marks under his eyes which is hopefully the last look that we will get to see from him because let’s be real it’s starting to get a bit confusing. Overall, the character designs in this episode were actually really well-done. Can it be that they kept all the budget for the last episodes and that we will finally be rewarded with some quality content? Fingers crossed!
Can you get past the sea of blood?
Something tells me that the next two episodes are going to be heavily action focused and that we will finally get to see them fight Furuta and the Clowns. Let’s see how they will decide to end this!
NEXT TIME: Move: Encounters
Spring 2018–Fall 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast