Tokyo Ghoul #07 — Win By Not Being Defeated

August 14th, 2014


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Another largely uneventful episode where the protagonist did nothing but feel sorry for himself and most of the rest of the cast didn’t help matters by acting like ninnies. Of course, I say acting like when only one of them actually did anything with the rest of the time being expositionriffic. Despite her minimal screen time, butterfly ghoul mother deserves special praise in that regard for simply sitting there and dying without attempting to put up even the slightest struggle. Didn’t even try to run. Didn’t give a crap at all. “Guess I’m dead now, and sure, I struggled slightly before, but pfft!” It wasn’t helped by the gasps of horror at her death either. That’s like, the cleanest death in this show to date, and yet it elicited yet another in the endless streams of traumatic shocks.

Maybe that’s the true lesson here, as the one character who even tried to do anything had to go fleeing back home with her tail between her legs thanks to a little scratch. Sure, we’ve seen ghouls tear each other to little shreds and be fine a few days later, but this time, it’s magic. It’s also a tad hard to take her seriously when she’s making speeches about how indiscriminate those bad hunters are right after having her own indiscriminate killing spree cut short.

I’m sure all the hep cats will probably be making a big deal about the masks… again… after reappearing for the first time since they pissed on about them for five minutes a month ago. I also appreciated the exposition about how to win that missed the point entirely. Very Madden-esque.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Sanjuro says:

    I don’t know who we’re supposed to root for now.

  • Fate says:

    I would read the manga but the art in it is horrific so I guess I keep watching this to pass the time?