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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 24 (Finale)

    Making the world a better place.

    So it ends with the climactic battle, and it's only natural that Nimura's background is explained as he wasn't always this much of a madman. While he was a tough opponent, Kaneki's willpower won the day, and thanks to his exploits, Tokyo was rebuilt and his dream of coexistence is now a reality, and six years later he has a daughter. While the ending was great contentwise, the adaptation just doesn't do justice to how it is in the manga going to show just how much I miss Shuhei Morita as he did an excellent job in directing even if the content of Root A was an abomination. I would take a well-adapted bad concept than a poorly-adapted great concept, though to be fair two cours just isn't enough to adapt this series.

    Overall, this show is a poor adaptation of a great manga as Shuhei Morita's absence is greatly felt, as well as the way the stuff in Root A just doesn't mesh well with the season's content. The first half was decently adapted as it was clear what this show was trying to accomplish, but the second half was just rushed, fragmented, and full of plot holes that probably would have been patched up with another cour to work with. That made for a season so confusing and full of randomness that is exacerbated in the action scenes. That said, the show's content is great, the characters are full of intrigued, and the action itself is nice even if the story around it isn't. So to sum things up, just read the manga, at least after the first half as while the first half was solidly adapted, the second half was just a major rush job.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 23

    Rotten to the core.

    And now, the final battle is on with Ayato and Kaneki going after the core, while the CCG and ghouls are taking out all the subordinates. Pretty much the same formula as the battles in this season in that there's action, and stories without much substance to them. So after taking out a lot of the ghouls, Furuta awaits for Kaneki as the final battle is around the corner. One more episode left to go.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 22

    Time to take action.

    Rize has appeared in Kaneki's dream, and while Rize reminds him of everybody he killed, that just serves as motivation for him to put an end to this conflict once and for all, but he can't do it alone. And then Furuta is using those monsters to turn humans into ghouls in an instant, and that's a big problem. Not to mention, that "live broadcast" of it only makes him even more of a menace. But Kaneki has had enough sitting on the sidelines as he formed Goat so that something like this would never happen again. Hide was quite helpful there seeing that Kaneki once killed him before coming back to life as a ghoul, and that face under the mask is a reminder of that.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 21

    We fight together.

    It took long enough, but finally the CCG realizes that they had long forgotten what their mission has been all along, and that it to maintain peace and order in Tokyo, something that had been lost thanks to all of the bad apples within the organization, as well as the vile ghouls who gave them a bad reputation. So everybody is working together, but Mutsuki isn't one of them. Not until Urie and Saiko stop him from killing himself. While this didn't have as big of an impact as it could have, it's solidly done as it's great to see everybody finally fighting in the name of justice, something that wasn't happening since the beginning.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 20

    There's a new ghoul in charge.

    And just like that, the good times ended way too quickly as Goat is being hunted down, all while Furuta is about to unleash his ultimate weapon. That was some battle between Urie and the clowns Shiko and Roma as those two were just wouldn't go down so easily. But in the end, Urie was quite resourceful. Now, Furuta has started to put his ambition into motion there killing Iwao and causing massive destruction there. Once again, the story was just poorly put together during times of action as I can't make out what all this is trying to be, but one thing that is clear is that Furuta is the biggest obstacle to Goat's goal of harmonious living that Kaneki had envisioned.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 19

    Until death do they part.

    And Kakeki ties the knot with Touka here going to show that it's possible for everybody to get along, all while Touka is pregnant. Pretty nice to see it all going down as those two were certainly meant for each other. However, the good times aren't going to last very long as there's an attack on the horizon. As long as they are ghouls, there will always be conflict to be found.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 18

    They ain't clowning around.

    And it's another attack, this one all done in a single episode as a bunch of clowns are causing all sorts of trouble in Tokyo. Lots of changes at the top after the previous battle with Juzo taking Arima's role, all while Furuta is the new head of the CCG. So they take out the clowns with Urie going after the leader, but then he goes berserk and Saiko had to come to the rescue. The CCG sure did flex their power there at the end by executing all those clowns in front of the CCG officers going to show that they mean business, all while Saiko's relationship with Urie went forward there. Nevertheless, this episode puts all the problems the second half of :re has had as this was something that should have taken two episodes to adapt, but it was all rushed into a single episode leaving some of the finer and critical details out.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 17

    Together, they'll eliminate hate.

    After this season has been almost all action and no story, this episode is a nice change of pace as it focuses on building characters and bonds. Kaneki is out to put an end to all the misplaced hatred between humans and ghouls, and thus he forms Goat. And then there's Akira, who survived the last battle after Takizawa messed her up pretty good, Touka, and Hinami all forming a friendship connected by the loss of their parents because of this conflict going to show that they are ready to set aside their differences. While the second cour definitely stumbled out of the gates, this episode got back to what made this show so great, and hopefully things change for the better moving forward as this episode is a huge improvement over everything that has happened so far this season.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 16

    Life is short.

    And a stunning truth about half-ghouls is revealed by Arima as their natural lifespans are much shorter than a regular human's, so Kaneki better make use of what life he has left. That was quite a big bombshell dropped there as more characters bite the dust, which includes Akira as she was slain by Takizawa, who she competed with for the top grades at school. Things just continue to be brutal here, and while it has a better impact than anything in Root A will ever be, unfortunately this cour has screwed up the storytelling aspect as it's lots of action, and the storytelling just isn't connecting. Anyway, now that Kaneki knows the truth about a half-ghoul's lifespan, as well as the fact that there are ghouls working for the CCG, and that Kaneki killed Arima at his request hoping that things will change for the better because of it, things are about to get interesting.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 15

    Who will win this game?

    While Kaneki is hard at work saving Hinami and meeting up with his old pals at Aogiri, there are lots of other battles going on, and it was so disjointed that I'm not even sure if this show is even trying to craft a meaningful story any more. Nevertheless, it is still great to see Juzo up to his insanity while fighting Kuro, while Amon returns as a half-ghoul and Naki is so menacing. Not to mention, the rest of Kaneki's squad is back in action. Even so, I'm having quite a hard time making sense of everything that just happened.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 14

    Kill or he'll kill himself.

    And Kaneki saves Hinami, but now everybody is up against some formidable foes. Kaneki is fighting Arima, while Hinami is fighting Nimura as things get really chaotic. Hinami had such a tough time against Nimura as I can just not figure out what's going through that guy's mind besides the fact that he somehow took Rize's powers for himself. And then there's the fight between Kaneki and Arima as while Arima had his way against Ayato, that poor guy didn't stand a chance against Kaneki. Rather than being spared as Kaneki refuses to kill him, Arima takes the samurai's way to the grave instead. There were lots of mind games going on here, and that is what Tokyo Ghoul has been all about.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 13

    A war is about to break out.

    It's great to be back with this show, and I totally approve of the choices of theme songs here as the opening is done by the same guy who did the first opening, while the ending is done by the guy who did the opening to Root A, and his style definitely works much better as an ending than an opening.

    So pretty much it's all setup for a big battle in Rushima, and it turns out that Eto survived after she appeared to be killed off in the last episode before the break. While that is going on, Hinami is facing execution, and Kaneki is determined to rescue her. And then there's Rize as it's good that she's still relevant after seemingly being forgotten ever since she was killed off. This was setup for big things to go down, and it will be interesting to see which direction things go.

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  • GingaDaiuchuu
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    Re: Episode 12 (To be continued in October)

    Well I didn't really like this season, but at least it had a pretty eventful finale to tide us over until the next cour. Sasaki finally reverts fully to Kaneki, or perhaps the fourth iteration of his ever-changing personality just in time for the fourth season. Ironically, Urie essentially switches places with him, becoming a more compassionate person as a result of his closest colleague dying before his eyes. Now Kaneki is coldly shooting him down for being too soft. Those two are destined to never see eye to eye for one reason or another. Of course Shu doesn't die that easily, with Kanae/Karren's ultimate purpose being to die in his place.

    This is definitely well below the first season but above Root A in terms of quality. After an entire season of frustration with Kaneki's amnesia plot, I'm relived to see that resolved and excited to see what develops of it with Arima and the rest of CCG, but I do have some fear that he's just going to be Root A Kaneki again, which is the worst outcome. As long as he does more interesting things and has more interesting thoughts than he did then, it will probably be okay. He must be a new Kaneki, because his hair changed again. It may be black like it was originally, but it still has some of Sasaki's curliness.

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  • Buckeye
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    Episode 12 (To be continued in October)

    Stop dreaming, start killing.

    Sasaki is now fully aware of his true identity as Kaneki, but he doesn't give a damn about that as while he fully embraces his past as Ken Kaneki, he's continuing to live his life as Haise Sasaki moving forward. That means putting a stop to people he was close with as Kaneki in slaying Shu and Eto in a brutal manner. But while they did complete the mission, it came at a great cost as Shirazu bit the dust after going all-out against Noro. Pretty much, the first half ended just like the first season did, except that it finished out the case unlike the first season that had the case resolved in the first episode of Root A. Kaneki accepted his ghoulish half then, and now Sasaki is accepting his shameful past as Kaneki.

    So with that, the show goes on break and will continue with the second half this fall. While the execution could have been better, is it a huge improvement over that Root A abomination.

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  • GingaDaiuchuu
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    Re: Episode 11

    Well I can't say they're not getting shit done anymore. Lots of action, death, and climactic explosions of character development from the chaos ensuing around them.

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