Tokyo Ghoul Episode 9 + 10
First and foremost, I’m super sorry I’m sooooo behind. I’m doing this poor, independent, college student thing wrong. I ended up having to sacrifice internet for some “more important” financial responsibilities – BUT, I’M BACK!
For the most part, Episode 9 was a bit of a filler – It was boring.
It’s been 49 days since Mado was killed and now Amon is having an in depth recollection of their history together. Amon’s first day on the job, he thought Mado was a madman. Later he realized that Mado actually cared for his colleagues; he even trained Amon. I find it interesting that even back then, Mado still wore gloves & had extreme malice towards ghouls.
Things are starting to return back to normal at Anteiku, despite Ryouko’s death.Hinami moved in with Toka. Now, Kaneki is curious to find out more about Rize. In the last episode, he felt Rize come over his body and control him, leading to Yomo being stabbed in the chest. She’s become a part of him, yet he doesn’t know anything about her, so he asks Ittori who knows NOTHING. But she does tell him that Rize originated from the 11th Ward. Hide is a around for the first time in a while playing the clueless character, but he makes Kaneki very aware that he is knowledgeable about ghouls, their categories and how they operate in units.
When Toka thinks about killing Mado and the possibility of him having a family, she seems pretty emotional. In a flashback, we get to see her father and younger brother (Ayato). He life seemed pretty normal minus the absent mother. There’s clearly some unresolved issues with her family evidenced by her tsudere behavior and her feelings toward Hinami.
While Anteiku is quite peaceful, other organizations from the 11th Ward are preparing for action – War. The Aogiri Tree (Ghoul Organization) has begun to move and CCG is planning their next strike against the ghouls, putting more investigators in the 11th and 20th Wards. Yamori (the Jason) is also trying to close in on Rize. My initial thoughts of him killing her around Episode One and Two are null now. If everyone thinks Rize is still alive – then who the hell killed her?
Immediately at the start of the episode, the war is beginning. Members of the Aogiri Tree attack CCG members of the 11th Ward branch… leaving NO SURVIVORS. Of course, this causes an outrage in the CCG Headquarters and they flat out say, “This is Ghouls VS. Humans now”. Looking for Rize, a thug named Banjo comes to Anteiku in hopes of seeing her again. When he catches the scent on Kaneki, he assumes that he’s her lover lol but Kaneki reassures him that it’s not like that… and interestingly enough, her doesn’t tell him that Rize is dead. Why? I mean, at this point, what does lying about Rize’s death do for anyone in the middle of a war where mostly EVERYONE is after her?
It wasn’t long before the Jason, Ayato (Toka’s brother) and a new ghoul enter the cafe. They waste no time – Yamori catches the scent of Rize on Kaneki and beats him to a bloody pulp. They didn’t do too much animation on that (where as alot of the show looked like they did, then put a black shadow over the gore) instead they just showed the blood splattering across the walls with really gross “sloshing” sounds. It was probably the most gruesome this show has ever gotten, imo, because this guy fights… for fun. In an effort to stop Yamori, Toka tries to jump in and is stopped by her brother who beats her pretty badly as well, even insulting her kagune.
In the mist of a heated CCG meeting, we meet the strange Suzuya Juzo. Originally, he pickpocketed Kaneki in the last episode & I kinda thought that he may be related to Mado the way they kept showing him but he’s one of the silliest looking investigators in the CCG. His character intrigues me. He looks strange… stitches covering most of his body, he did say that he’s 19 (a bit young for the CCG), and toward his last scene he says something like, “Wouldn’t wanna upset Mama again”. It gave me the creepies!
Kaneki is kidnapped and Yoshimura tells everyone that they’re going to save him – but he can’t guarantee that everyone will come out alive. Of course everyone is hype… until he announces that Tsukiyama will be joining them lol.
Two episodes left, I can’t wait to see how this ends.