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Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 12 – “Ken” (Summary)

“Kaneki, thanks for going all-out trying to save me back then.” ©Pierrot

When Kaneki wakes up, he finds himself inside Anteiku, where his friend Hideyoshi greets him with a cup of coffee. Kaneki tries to cover his left eye, but he is surprised to learn that Hide already knows that he is the “eyepatch” ghoul. His friend even thanks him for saving him when he was beaten by Nishio before. Regardless of his new identity, Hide still considers him as his best friend and his impression of him didn’t change at all. However, their conversation gets cut when Hide suddenly collapses on his own pool of blood. It turns out that he is injured because of the raid and as his consciousness starts to drift away, he asks Kaneki to go home together.

©Pierrot

Outside the coffee shop, the remaining officers aid their colleagues and rescue those who survived the battle. Kuroiwa is severely injured, but Shinohara is still unconscious and is in a much more critical condition. Marude calls Koutarou Amon, but there is no answer from him. The cold night turns fiery as the sky is filled with sparks from the fire that devours Anteiku. Touka cries as she sees the cafe getting burned, but she also gets surprised when Kaneki comes out of the building carrying someone covered in white sheets. She tries to chase him but Renji Yomo stops her as part of the final order given to him by Yoshimura. They silently watch as Kaneki walks in the middle of the snow-covered road filled with corpses of ghouls and officers who died in the battle. Everyone just stares at him as he carries the lifeless body of his friend Hideyoshi. After he puts him down, Arima walks to him and takes his suitcase, implying that a battle between him and the CCG reaper ensues.

©Pierrot

©Pierrot

The next day, Arima is shown standing still in the middle of the snow-clad road with his quinque stuck in the ground, and Kaneki is nowhere to be seen. The episode concludes with a time skip after the Anteiku raid where Touka opens her own coffee shop and begins a new chapter of her life.

“All right. Let’s do this.” ©Pierrot

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Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 11 – “Deluge of Flowers” (Summary)

The appearance of the real One-Eyed Owl catches the investigators off guard, which results to their quick defeat. Just when the ghoul is about to strike Juuzou, Shinohara shields his subordinate, receiving the deadly blow instead. Juuzou, upon seeing the bloodied form of Shinohara, continues to fight the enemy but he fails to injure it. Just then, Arima finally arrives and he immediately attacks the Owl.

©Pierrot

Akira Mado is commanded by Yoshitoki Washuu to assist the 4th Division Squad led by Koutarou Amon who is already fighting with Ken Kaneki. Tatara flings Seidou to Noro after he refuses to tell the whereabouts of Hoji. The other Aogiri members, including Ayato and Naki, also participate in the clash between the doves and ghouls.

©Pierrot

The One-Eyed Owl swallows the unconscious body of Yoshimura before fleeing after Arima starts to overpower her. It is then revealed that Takatsuki Sen is Eto, who is also known as the One-Eyed Owl of Aogiri.

©Pierrot

Both Kaneki and Amon suffer from heavy injuries as their battle comes to an end. Kaneki loses consciousness for a while but when he wakes up, he finds himself in Anteiku, where he is greeted by his best friend, Hideyoshi.

©Pierrot

 

 

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 2 – “Dancing Flowers” (Summary)

The beginning of the episode shows a brief recollection during the first battle of CCG against the One-eyed Owl. Kureo Mado and Yukinori Shinohara were faced with the overwhelming strength of the ghoul, but it was Kishou Arima who rushed headlong into battle with the enemy.

©Pierrot

The scene is cut and the setting resumes to the present time where the high-ranking CCG investigators are having a conference. They discuss the situation regarding the Aogiri group and its connection with the “eye-patched” ghoul. After the meeting, Shinohara and Iwao express their opinion about the apparent changes with the One-Eyed Owl during their first encounter with him compared to the most recent one.

Shinohara formally introduces Akira Mado as Koutarou Amon’s new partner. Akira is the daughter of Kureo Mado and the rival of Seidou Takizawa who is her classmate from the Academy. She presents her accurate deductions concerning the ghouls such as the binge eater, the Gourmet and the Aogiri Tree to Amon, Suzuya, Shinohara, Seidou and Houji.

Poor Amon. XD ©Pierrot

Touka, on the other hand, spends most of her time studying for the entrance exam to get in Kamii University. The staff of Anteiku are also busy preparing for the opening of the cafe after it was closed during their fight with Aogiri. Uta, Itori and Yomo visit the coffee shop to celebrate its reinstatement together with Touka, Hinami, Nishio, Yoshimura, Koma and Irimi.

©Pierrot

Meanwhile, Kaneki continues to work with Aogiri with Ayato as his partner. Towards the end of the episode, Eto is seen entering a room and undressing her bandages. The lower part of her face is shown as she smiles while uttering the name of Kaneki.

©Pierrot

“Tokyo Ghoul” Season 2 Unveils New Cast Members and Character Designs

It was announced not too long ago that a second season for the anime adaptation of Sui Ishida’s “Tokyo Ghoul” manga will premiere on January 8 next year. Its first anime series concluded in Japan last September with a total of 12 episodes. The second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A (Root A), is scheduled to be aired on Tokyo MX which will also run for 12 episodes.

The official website of the anime recently revealed the additional cast members who will join Koji Yusa (Tatara), Maaya Sakamoto (Eto), Kazuhiko Inoue (Donato Porpora), Asami Seto (Akira Mado) and Takayuki Kondou (Take Hirano) who will reprise their roles together with the main cast and staff. Aoi Yūki  and Haruka Tomatsu will play the characters of the Yasuhisa twins, Kurona and Nashiro, respectively. Hiro Shimono, on the other hand, will dub Naki.

The website also updated its character designs for the protagonist in the story, Ken Kaneki.

©Sui Ishida/www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul

 

©Sui Ishida/www.marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul

The manga also concluded in September after its three-year run on Weekly Young Jump magazine. Sui Ishida, the creator of Tokyo Ghoul series, published a sequel just a month after the original story ended. Tokyo Ghoul: re began its serialization in October 2014. Another spin-off prequel story entitled Tokyo Ghoul: Jack is currently ongoing. It centers around the story of Kishou Arima, a Special Class Ghoul Investigator known as the CCG’s Reaper. The manga is published digitally by Shueisha in Jump Live magazine.

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Tokyo Ghoul’s Second Season to Premiere on January 8

It has been confirmed that the second season for Tokyo Ghoul’s anime adaptation series will premiere on January 8, 2015 on Tokyo MX. The first season was aired in Japan from July to September this year with a total of 12 episodes. The manga also concluded in September after its three-year run on Weekly Young Jump magazine. The story revolves around Ken Kaneki, an ordinary college student whose life turns upside down after receiving an organ transplant from a ghoul named Rize Kamishiro. Kaneki becomes a half-human/half-ghoul who must deal with his new life against other ghouls, humans, and ghoul investigators.

Sui Ishida, the creator of Tokyo Ghoul series, published a sequel just a month after the original story ended. Tokyo Ghoul: re began its serialization in October 2014. The series introduces a new set of characters. Another spin-off prequel story entitled Tokyo Ghoul: Jack is currently ongoing. It centers around the story of Kishou Arima, a Special Class Ghoul Investigator known as the CCG’s Reaper. The manga is published digitally by Shueisha in Jump Live magazine.

This year’s 52nd issue of Shueisha’s Young Jump announced the news ©Young Jump

In case you haven’t seen the promotional video yet for the second season, you might want to check this out!

Now who’s excited for the new season of Tokyo Ghoul? 

Source: otakomu.jp

Tokyo Ghoul’s Official Website: marv.jp/special/tokyoghoul

“Tokyo Ghoul” Anime and Manga to Have a Second Season and a New Series

Much to the delight of many fans, it has been confirmed that Tokyo Ghoul is going to have its sequel one month after the first manga ended. Sui Ishida first hinted about the “shocking new series” that he would launch in the 46th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine. And the “shocking news” turns out to be regarding the sequel entitled Tokyo Ghoul:re, which will start this October. The first series began its serialization in 2011 and ended just last September. Another prequel named Tokyo Ghoul: JACKwhich started last August, is still ongoing. It is a spin-off prequel story that is centered around  Kishou Arima, a famous Special Class Ghoul Investigator. The manga is published digitally by Shueisha in Jump Live.

Tokyo Ghoul also aired its anime adaptation under Studio Pierrot from July up to September this year, with a total of 12 episodes. A second season is also confirmed to premiere in January, 2015.  

(Source: haruhichan.com)

KYAA! I instantly got excited when I first heard the news! I just finished writing a review about Tokyo Ghoul and I remembered how much I ranted about the last chapter and the mysteries that were left unsolved. And now this! *o* I already saw some scans of the new manga though they aren’t translated yet. It seems like there will be new characters in the series and it is not still clear whether Kaneki is really dead or there will be a new protagonist. I also heard that the story will take place two years after the original series. I’m looking forward to Tokyo Ghoul:re and the new season of the anime!

Tokyo Ghoul (Review)

You see, I only began reading the manga last week after I finished watching the anime. The last episode was a total cliffhanger so I decided to read the series especially when I found out that it already concluded. Be warned, though. This post contains some spoilers (if you haven’t read the manga yet) and some possible long rants lol.  Yosh! Let’s start!

The first few chapters of the manga reminded me of the scenes in the anime although I instantly recognized the parts that were a little bit altered. Since the first season of the anime was too short, I couldn’t completely connect with the characters that much. But with the manga, I was able to establish a more in-depth understanding of them, especially of the protagonist, Ken Kaneki. The story is definitely tragic and more than half of the scenes are vicious and gory. (Therefore, this manga is not for the fainthearted!) As you may probably know, the story revolves around ghouls devouring humans and the protagonist here unfortunately ended up being a hybrid after a ghoul’s organs were transplanted into his body after a certain incident. He tried to suppress it at first, but he eventually learned to embrace his new self after getting help from other ghouls at Anteiku. However, after he was kidnapped and tortured by Jason, Ken began to drastically change. From being a timid and frail teenager, he suddenly turned into an atrocious ghoul who sought more power to protect those around him. He faced a lot of enemies, including the CCGs and Aogiri members. And that was where the climax of the story began.

This is probably a given due to the nature of the story, but still, I must definitely give all the action scenes an A+! Browsing through the pages of each chapter kept me at the edge of my seat since almost all chapters contain grisly images of ghouls and human being severed into pieces. These parts would definitely look more awesome in the anime adaptation, so I’m extremely hoping for a second season!

While reading each volume, I also developed a sense of connection with the characters, especially with Kaneki and Amon. There were also quite a handful of surprises that left me astounded, confused and depressed. Most of the characters were given some brief background details that explained their stance in the latter part of the story. Take, for example, the case of Suzuya. When he first appeared in the story, I ultimately despised him. But toward the last chapter, I suddenly found myself sympathizing with him. The character development of most characters were distinctly written that they’d make you change your impression toward a certain individual. You could never be certain whether the character was a heroine or a villain.

I had no particular problems with the story so far. Well, not until I reached the climax. The battle between the CCG and Anteiku ghouls was probably the best fight in the series. It also clarified some questions about Yoshimura and the One-Eyed Owl but other than that, the last chapter was a disappointment for me. Disappointing in a way that the ending didn’t particularly clear a lot of issues. In fact, several questions remained unanswered. Ishida-sensei did give some hints about some issues but they were too implicit for me to comprehend since I could only make assumptions about the ending. The way Kaneki died looked plain to me. I was expecting a more intense fight between him and Arima. Kaneki’s death was definitely tragic, but also upsetting at the same time since he didn’t even manage to deliver a fatal blow to the investigator. Kishou Arima also didn’t have a lot of scenes in the manga. No background story was given and the only thing I know about him is that he’s exceptionally good and apathetic. ( I also read the spin-off manga about him but so far, nothing really significant has been revealed about Arima.) Questions about Uta and his group Pierrot still haunt me as well. The body of Amon wasn’t also shown though he was presumed to be dead. Same with Kaneki’s friend, Hide. And what happened to Hinami and Rize? You see, I have a lot of questions and I’m not sure if I just missed some important details while reading but I would only be satisfied if the announcement regarding Ishida-san’s “surprise” would be about a sequel.

So if I have to rate it, I’d probably give it 7 out of 10 points. The peak of the story was truly gripping but the end of the series left me discontented.

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This was like me after I finished reading the manga LOL