Episode 7-8 Impressions: Tokyo Ghoul √A

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With thoughts gathered, morals revised, and the assembly of the Owl Suppression Unit, the CCG is making steps to prepare for further ghoul extermination endeavors. Questions remain to be answered concerning Kaneki and Aogiri Tree’s current situation. Will the defected protagonist grasp his sanity once more? And what role will the Anteiku play in all of this? Read more »

Episode 6 Impressions: Tokyo Ghoul √A

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The Owl appearing signified the end of the Cochlea assault. With casualties on both sides, it was a time of licking wounds. A time of coming to terms with the past, present and the bloody future. How will the characters emerge from their individual seas of thoughts? Read more »

Episode 5 Impressions: Tokyo Ghoul √A

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Humans and ghouls, intertwined in various ways, had begun their fated fights at Cochlea. The exposure of multiple themes and layers attached to these fights signify an impending climax. Which species will go home as the victor? Read more »

Episode 4 Impressions: Tokyo Ghoul √A

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Two weeks of mainly set-up served as a writing on the wall, predicting bloodshed in the streets of Tokyo. With Kaneki’s eyes fixated on Cochlea, the next battleground seems to have been determined. Read more »

Episode 3 Impressions: Tokyo Ghoul √A

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After last week’s moderate information dump, we knew more about the current standings on both sides of the ongoing human-ghoul racial conflict. As the CCG is gathering intel, the Anteiku and Aogiri Tree carry on with their own business. How much longer until we hit another boiling point? Read more »

Episode 2 Impressions: Tokyo Ghoul √A

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Climaxing at Kaneki’s sudden defection to Aogiri Tree, the assault on the Aogiri hideout had come to an end. Lives were lost, heartbreak was felt. But there’s still a war to be fought. The CCG isn’t going down without a fight, especially after their recent humiliation… Read more »

Episode 1 Impressions: Tokyo Ghoul √A

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It’s back! Tokyo Ghoul had an amazing 2014, and the anime (despite certain liberties it took) was responsible for that. A follow-up made absolute sense, considering its huge success. But what really sparked my interest is that Sui Ishida, the mangaka, will be doing the writing for this new season. Deliberately deviating from the manga, he’ll be creating an alternate verse. A brilliant idea in my opinion. Let’s see if Ishida, in conjunction with Studio Pierrot, manages to take this winter season by storm! Read more »

Rant: Akame ga Kill! General & Adaptational Flaws

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Akame ga Kill! was never an amazing anime. It never boasted exceptional characterization or good storytelling. But I always felt it knew what its own strengths were: action and fan service. It was enough for me to label it “a casual watch” and just enjoy the ride. But all the fun came to an abrupt end because of killed expectations. The only appropriate title for the last two episodes would be: “Kill the Anticipation”. Read more »

Episode 18 Impressions: Akame ga Kill!

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Pain of loss and recovery. The first serious encounter between Night Raid and the Jaegers took quite a toll on the assassins. However, there’s still an Imperial City to save. Where does our Night Raid crew go from here? Read more »

Episode 17 Impressions: Akame ga Kill!

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In every single sense of the word, last week’s cliffhanger could be described as a bang. Did Bols’ last ditch effort end the battle between the Jaegers and Night Raid? Or was there still more to this encounter? Read more »