Friday, August 22, 2014

Tokyo Ghoul episode 4

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From now on in any anime if someone smells you...run away! That is rule number 1.
Post number 3 today! I have some more, in various degrees of doneness and what not. Glasslip is becoming a challenge though as I have watched 3 other anime episodes after watching episode 5 of that show and I still haven't begun anything on it. X___X I think we know what will be left behind first. But in terms of Tokyo Ghoul I have been trying to keep up more as it will show later (maybe) when I get things done. For now here is Tokyo Ghoul episode 4. Spoilers for Kaneki being the worst judge of character on the face of the planet.
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This would be Kaneki running towards the crazy light.
Episode Summary: Kaneki is starting another wonderful day at the cafe shop with happy Toka working with him. Smiles for all. A fabulous costumer comes in, a Ghoul names Shu. He immediately smells Kaneki and starts acting creepy. Toka shoos the man away and he promises to return when the boss man is around. When Shu is gone Toka casually explains that Shu is a parasite Ghoul and to be careful. Shu is later seen having some sort of fancy meal thinking about sweet smelling Kaneki. At school Toka is trying to hide her Ghoulness from her friend Yoriko. Yoriko isn't having any of this and insists on feeding the girl some of her own lunch. Toka ends up eating it and we the viewers get to watch her throw up in the bathroom later. YAY FRIENDSHIP! At school Kaneki is taking a break reading of course when Shu and his now french self walks up. At first Kaneki is a bit worried but then Shu is all you like books? I LOVE books. Books are awesome. Ms. Rize used to be his book friend and now she has died a mysterious death....They would go places and talk about books. Shu knows that Toka told Kaneki to be careful he is really a nice guy who wants a book friend. Kaneki agrees to go to a cafe with Shu in a few days because he has a death wish. He goes to work as normal and Yoshimura is like good job, you can go home now. Or go see Yomo the greatest talker of all the Ghouls. They go down to the tunnels under the cafe so Yomo can teach Kaneki some self defense since Doves have been seen in this Ward lately. This lesson in self defense is basically Yomo trying to hit Kaneki a bunch of times. He is a good dodgers but fails at everything else. Yomo then is like someone wants to meet you at a bar lets go. Kaneki the ever trusting goes. A woman Ghoul named Itori runs the bar and Uta the mask maker is there as they are all friends. Well now. Back in the day Yomo was a bit crazy according to the others. After that fun talk Itori gets up and throws blood in Kaneki's face so she can see for herself that Kaneki is a half Ghoul with one red eye. Everyone is AMAZED! They talk about how it is rare for a Half Ghoul to exist and there is rumor of another one. If a human and Ghoul mate there is a rare chance a baby will be born but it usually dies. A half Ghoul is stronger than a regular Ghoul for some reason. Kaneki decides to bring up Rize because...why? Everyone starts talking about how her death is a mystery despite this blogger thinking it was obvious that Toka did it. This makes Kaneki think. Think all the way into his date with Shu. Aw his poor feelings are hurt. Kaneki then realizes that Shu said he was close to Rize so maybe he can talk about her? In reality land Rize made fun of Shu's dining thing (?) and Shu still hates her for it. He gets angry and breaks a tea cup that sorta cuts Kaneki a bit. Shu apologizes and offers to take Kaneki somewhere, Rize's favorite place. When he goes to wash off the napkin that Kaneki got his blood on....he basically orgasms off the smell of it.
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Half Ghoul=twice as tasty apparently.
I literally had to wait until the next day to continue this summary. Kaneki is next seen taking a shower and given a fancy suit to wear. He slightly questions what is going on but not enough to save himself obviously. He is served some tea in a super empty room and he is still wondering about Rize. Suddenly the area of the room Kaneki is standing is rises into a giant arena. He is at the bottom in some Colosseum type set up as it is Eyes Wide Shut on the balcony with Ghouls all dressed up with masks and referring to each other by initials. Shu then tells all his guests that dinner is super special tonight...Ghoul. Some of the Ghouls aren't really down for cannibalize but Shu explains he is a half Ghoul and throws the bloody napkin down towards some people. They take turns being gross and acting like it smells too delicious for words. Everyone is ready for the course to be served as one particular Ghoul unleashes her....son...some fat looking crazy thing who talks like a baby. All the while Kaneki is like NO HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?! The fat thing named Taro runs around trying to slice Kaneki apart while the young boy tries to dodge and reach the door. Dodging he is good at but the crowd grows impatient. The drug that Kaneki drank earlier starts to take effect as Taro captures the boy and prepares to strangle him. Suddenly Kaneki is able to summon his inner Ghoul and punches Taro away. Shu suddenly has another moment and bounces down to the ground. He badly injuries Taro and tells everyone that is the meal for today as Kaneki the one eyed Ghoul gets a reprieve. As Taro cries Shu approaches a scared out of his mind Kaneki as if everything is forgiven. In reality Shu just wants to eat Kaneki for himself, to hell with sharing. THE END!!!
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I would say trust this guy but then again this guy keeps torturing Kaneki under the guise of help so....
Well I think Kaneki gets an award for this episode. Biggest dumbass of the season. It might be a little too early to give out that award but yeah folks. Yeah....did Kaneki need a neon sign over this dude's head? How many more people did Kaneki need to warn him? I mean.....gosh...a few books and kind words and Kaneki is putty in your hands folks. Is Kaneki going to die before Hide? Hide is a goner anyway? Okay moving on.
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See? Not much of a warning there.
Although...is it all Kaneki's fault? I mean....this Shu guy comes in and Toka is immediately a cat hissing in the corner. All of Shu's attention was on Kaneki and Kaneki has no idea what to do. He is new to this Ghoul business so he doesn't know who Shu is. Is a friend or foe? Can I tell him to back off my personal space or do I have to smile and bear this because I am Japanese? Kaneki was looking for clues from Toka and she was being...well her typical self. How was Kaneki supposed to know that Shu was SUPER dangerous when Toka is upset all the time anyway? Kaneki probably just thought she was having a moment and that Shu was just...another weird person that is new to his and he will have to get to know. So I think Toka and everyone else who decided to talk to Kaneki this episode should have done a much better job in explaining that Shu is SUPER DUPER DANGEROUS!
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Spoiler alert: It wasn't okay.
While Toka's lack of preparing Kaneki from different type of Ghouls is questionable...there seems to be little doubt that Toka has adapted to the human world quite well. We don't know much about Ghouls yet and how long they have been around and how many there are but given how the mask dude Uta was talking last week...Toka has blended into society well. Maybe all Ghouls can try out high school once they pass the eat food and don't eat everyone test? Things are off though as there are binger eaters and what not. In any event Toka has a friend so clearly she and Hide are going to die together in a pool of sadness. We know that Toka is really friends with this girl as she eats the bento box despite the fact it will make her throw up later. All human food will make a Ghoul throw up but it seems as if Toka has learned to deal with the taste of one particular food and going out of her comfort zone meant for fun bathroom moments. Can we please stop with the puking in this show? Or at least send out a warning before I eat myself? Blood I can handle. Eye torture and puking no thanks.
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Wait did you say books?!
The rest of the episode focused on how Kaneki's life sucks and how people love to torture this boy. Nothing can go this boy's way. He is attempting to have some part of a human life by going to classes and reading books and his personal space is invaded by Shu the creeper. Shu was over the top with his nicey nice behavior should have been a red flag. Kaneki had the right state of mind to be nervous since Toka briefly mentioned that Shu was not a good Ghoul. All of that went out the window when Shu brought up books. Kaneki loves books and reading. I guess anyone who likes books and reading are good to go in his book. Kaneki...what happened the last time you found someone who liked books and reading? JOIN A BOOK CLUB! Instead of this over the top love of books turning Kaneki off it drew him in. And since Kaneki wants to know more about the woman that lives inside his body any mention of Rize makes him interested instead of concerned. Thus a coffee date was born. Poor dumb Kaneki. :( So gullible.
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Thanks for the warning!
Kaneki takes his happy self to work and says nothing about this date with Shu. Probably a bad move on his part as maybe others at the cafe might have warned him a bit more than Toka. Other things were on Kaneki's agenda today anyway. Kaneki has many things to learn in life and since Kaneki became a Ghoul and wasn't born one ( I assume that is how that happens...) he has a lot to learn. He has to deal with Doves now and that means it is time to beat the tar out of the boy. Since Yomo is the biggest person at the cafe he is recruited to teach the boy. When I learn I like to be given steps. Material to build on. I do not like the baby bird approach and hoping they fly the first time they are flung from the nest. Me being splatted on the ground surrounded in my own blood and guts might make the learning process a bit unfun. So...I feel you Kaneki. The boy was able to move after the first “lesson” which I guess is something. I would think that Kaneki would need to get his cardio up. The first rule in the zombie Apocalypse too.
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Happy hazing!
After Yomo beat the crap after Kaneki it was clearly time to treat him to a drink at a Ghoul bar. Or someone wanted to meet Kaneki and that person runs a bar thus the torture for Kaneki continues. I think I would have declined this...invite for another day. Or ask to meet at a mutual location like the cafe. But I guess since Yomo is trying to help him and Kaneki can't bite the hand that feeds him off he goes. Big mistake I think but Kaneki doesn't think so. I would do things a lot differently if I was in animes. GO ME! So Kaneki gets to the cafe and Uta is there. Turns out Yomo and Uta used to hate each other but everything is okay now folks. Turns out Yomo might have been a problem Ghoul. Given how almost all Ghouls have interacted so far in this show I am going to assume all Ghouls hate each other and the cafe is a neutral zone. Wave to the person making your mask. Where is the mask by the way? Is there a long turn around time on creepy masks or something? Gotta lot of business or something?
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....So I guess I assumed wrong about Toka saving Kaneki then losing her temper with him later.
The main reason Yomo took Kaneki to this bar was to meet the owner Itori. Itori smiles nicely at Kaneki because he is cute and everyone likes his adorable face. Then...she throws a glass of blood at him. Like welcome to our Ghoul club, here is our hazing process. Seriously what the crap is that all about? Everyone is out for Kaneki, he needs to stop talking to everyone and be a hermit. Turns out that Itori wanted to see his one Ghoul eye as being half Ghoul is something of an urban legend. His was due to organ transplant gone SUPER wrong. But as Itori keeps on talking about when a human and Ghoul love each other a lot...usually their baby dies. But what if that creature did live? For something that is an urban legend she sure does know that a half Ghoul is better/stronger than a regular Ghoul. Kaneki seems interested in all that info as he doesn't want to be alone in the world but soon the conversation turns to Rize. I am sure that Kaneki would like to forget about the woman who ruined his life but since she is living in his head I guess he wants details. Only no one has any despite the fact everyone knows about her and her mysterious. Mysterious? I thought Toka really did it. Saw what was going on and took her out. Now everyone is acting like they don't know. X___X Well I guess we will find out about that later but I am going to assume it is a Ghoul.
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Shu would never kill a fellow Ghoul....right....
And is that Ghoul Shu? It might be Shu. I doubt it is Shu though. It would be too obvious. Kaneki doesn't have that on his mind though. He doesn't see Shu as a threat, Shu likes books, and he knew Rize. So....he is perfect. Rize might have liked books but clearly Shu was lying about them being close. Shu is a diner of some sort and Rize teased him about it or something. Yeah he is happy that bitch is dead I am sure. Not that Kaneki will know that. Clearly Shu is up to something, smiling and acting all Frenchy fake with Kaneki who ate it up. ATE IT UP. Finally a Ghoul friend who isn't throwing blood at him or threatening to kill his friend or trying to kill him to teach self defense. What a lovely little tea date, nothing creepy at all.
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And then I threw up and died.
Except that when Shu was thinking about Rize he squeezed his tea cup to death causing the pieces to hit Kaneki and make him bleed. Shu was quick to mop up the mess and run the napkin to the bathroom, you know to help his new friend Kaneki out. Or or...Shu went to the bathroom and made some of the grossest faces I have ever seen sniffling and getting high on Kaneki's blood. Like it was so gross. Those eyes! Didn't I have enough to deal with in this episode with the throwing up and what not? Like seriously he was having a moment and it was gross. Blood smells good and since Kaneki is a half Ghoul it must smell twice as good? I don't know. I just never need to see that again.
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The shocking part is the fact that Kaneki was so shocked.
Kaneki hasn't picked up these subtle things with Shu and blindly follows the man to what he says is Rize's favorite place. I might have started questioning things when we rolled up to some huge look building. I might have started to worry when I was asked to take a shower and change into clothes that were special tailored to me. I might have ran for the hills when I was given a cup of tea in a giant room all by myself. Was Kaneki completely blind to how awful all of this was?! So it really wasn't a surprise that this turned out to be a trap to capture Kaneki. We the viewers yawned at this reveal as Kaneki gasped and sank to his knees when it all sunk in. How did this happen?! WHY TOKA?! Why didn't you explain this more to me?!?!? I think Kaneki would have believed...well all that followed.
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Why are you doing this and not asking questions?!
Turns out that Shu is an awful Ghoul, more than the random ones who eat people on the street, is because he likes to throw amazing parties full of rich looking Ghouls wearing masks and acting stupid. And at these parties dinner is served. It is not served with dancing dishes and the grey stuff. No no...it is served with people! WOOHOO! This dinner party is extra special as Kaneki is the main course. I like how the Ghouls were a bit...meh about the whole eating a Ghoul thing. Like err I don't feel like cannibalism today. Maybe tomorrow. Like it was a possibility. Made me laugh. These people are quite awful though so I am sure they would have been able to munch down some regular Ghoul dinner, just only rate the dining experience a 3. All the doubts of the dinner though flew out the window when they were told Kaneki was a half Ghoul and some got to smell his amazing blood. In anime being a half anything is better than a full anything true facts. Unless it a half nationality that already exists on the planet Earth. Then you are just interesting since you are not Japanese.
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Will there be anything left of Kaneki after he is done?!
The way Shu prepares his meals is a bit odd. Someone supplies the crazy person that kills the dinner and they all watch the event take place. I am assuming when it is a regular person this killing is rather fast, especially is Taro is a regular. Like smash shows over. But if you think about it...dinner would be a mess. Wasted meat and blood all over the ground. Unless after the killing the Ghouls rush the floor and lap it up like dogs. Just seems like a giant mess to me. But messes can be fun and Taro the special seems to be all about fun. You know who didn't find this fun? Kaneki. He slowly got the message that things were super bad. Like Shu you lied. I THOUGHT WE HAD SOMETHING!!!!
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Half Ghoul=twice as strong.
Kaneki spent most of his time in the arena dodging Taro's mighty swing. Good thing Yomo did that lesson first or Kaneki would have been screwed. Help me someone!!! Why won't this door open! Run run run. This continued for a while until Shu got bored and checked his watch a few times. That and the lovely tea Kaneki drank earlier had poison in it and he was starting to feel a little woozy. It is time to lay down and die. Goodbye cruel world as Taro has started to strangle the life out of Kaneki. If only he had some power in him. Some surge of energy that would randomly show itself and take down his enemies in a blink of an eye. Oh wait? Kaneki is a half Ghoul? And half Ghouls are stronger than full fledged Ghouls? Well then. Why don't you turn that one eye of yours red Kaneki and save yourself. GOSH!
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Haha it was just a giant joke you know. Best friends forever now right? RIGHT?!
I am not sure what changed but Shu decided that Kaneki is too yummy to share with all his friends. One would have thought that Shu would have realized that at the cafe when he was having his moment of grossness. But once Kaneki showed a bit of fight Shu jumped down and killed Taro for dinner. Yay you can live Kaneki. Pay no attention to the butter and salt shampoo I am adding to your hair. It was all just a joke. A silly little joke HEHEHE right? Yeah...Toka and company better come rescue Kaneki in 5 minutes because that boy just used up all his brother. Poor sucker.

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