Tokyo Ghoul S2 Episode 6 Review

Tokyo Ghoul S2 Episode 6 – Review

I’m a bit disappointed that we finally get the appearance of the real Owl, only for nothing to come of it.

The Cochlea raid has come to an end, and everyone is back to planning their next move. In that down time though, we finally get some focus on the CCG squad. They had been introduced as “villains”, to an extent, and had very little development over the first season. Now that we have a recurring cast of CCG members (more than just Amon and Mado), it’s only fitting that we learn a bit more about them.

Tokyo Ghoul Root A Ep 6 Review

Juuzou was a victim of the gourmet restaurant. Big Madam kept him as a pet, and forced him to fight for his survival, while torturing for her own amusement. Being taken away at such a young age, he was never exposed to proper social interactions, and has no sense of morality because of it. He doesn’t seem too fond of human or ghoul life, but he still has a soft spot for the innocence of animals.

Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 Ep 6 Summary Juuzou

When Shinohara rescued him, no other investigators were willing to put up with his erratic behavior. Never having experienced love or a family, Juuzou was in his own little world. Shinohara is a man with a big heart, and reached out to him. He sees Juuzou as if he were his own child, and continues to watch him grow.

News of Kaneki continues to spread around Tokyo. He started off as a nobody, and now here he is, one of the most feared ghouls in the city. As a human, he was a quiet kid, who never really attracted much attention. Since being thrown into this world, he tried to continue living as he did, but he’s hit a point where he’s taken a proactive approach.

Tokyo Ghoul S2 Ep 6 Synopsis Kaneki Suffering

After awakening his Kakuja, he has trouble controlling his body. All of the torturing and emotional stress caused him to have split personalities. There’s the quiet Kaneki who just wants to protect everyone, and the sadistic one that seeks power.

Tokyo Ghoul Episode 6 Drunk Akira

Akira gets a bit of redemption for her hard attitude. She had a no BS approach to everything, but it all stemmed from her upbringing. She’s lost everything in her life. Both of her parents were taken away from her. They fought to protect the world, and their daughter, yet they lost their lives for it. The world isn’t fair, and she holds a grudge against Amon. In retrospect, her father would be alive if he hadn’t been alone, and she can’t forgive Amon for that.

Episode 6 Tokyo Ghoul A Review Akira

She’s still a young girl, who was forced to grow up quickly. Deep down, she’s incredibly lonely as seen in her apartment. Given her super serious personality, it’s weird for her to own a cat, something that requires time and effort to care for. Since she has no personal relationships, and no family, this cat keeps her company, and helps her deal with her loneliness.

Amon, in a sense, is similar to Kaneki. He’s still eaten up by the fact he couldn’t save Mado. Had he been stronger, he could have protected those he cared about.

The majority of characters in this world just want to protect their daily lives. Kaneki, Ayato, Akira, Amon, all of them just want to protect the people they care about. They push themselves so hard to achieve power, all for the sake of others.

Overall, it was a much slower paced episode, but some much needed character development was had. It probably would have been less confusing had we gotten some more info on the characters before they all clashed. Had the series been 24 episodes, they definitely would have had the time to properly build the characters, and lead into the events.

Kaneki ED Credit Image

The story telling feels a bit strange to me this season. From the source material, the story primarily focused on Kaneki, and his suffering. Root A takes a different approach, and puts a larger emphasis on CCG, and all the other characters. We basically have to infer changes in Kaneki’s character, or read the source material to get a clearer picture of his character progression. For being the main character, he’s had very little dialogue this entire season (unless you count screaming).

Now that we’re half way into the season, I’m extremely interested in how they’ll adapt the rest of the series. The end of this episode seems to confirm that we’ll be building towards the raid on Owl. They still have yet to show a crucial arc, as well as get into the back story of several important characters.

You can watch Tokyo Ghoul S2 Episode 6 on Funimation


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5 thoughts on “Tokyo Ghoul S2 Episode 6 – Review

  1. I really like the story telling from multiple perspectives (like why I love Fate/Zero), it builds a larger world rather than forcing everything to be related to explained to Kaneki. I really am interested to read the manga now because its not the same and how I’ll be learning new information. I normal don’t to hate/dislike characters, but Juuzou was close and redeemed in someway. I really hope Amon -with- Shinohara becomes to understand the reality that ghouls aren’t evil at heart.

    On the subject of seasons, like Aldnoah.Zero and F/SN UBW, Tokyo Ghoul is effective one season. I believe the animation companies and networks by spreading out risk, if a show does poorly, they can drop the second season easily, along reacting to fan feedback to improve quality of the production. The separate season should be looked as break rather than any thing more, production never stopped.

    1. Thanks for commenting!

      I agree that it’s nice that CCG and the other characters are getting more of the spotlight this season. The manga does touch on both sides as well, but with more room to tell the story, they manage to focus on both Kaneki’s development and the other characters.

      I know when I first saw Juuzou I hated him in the manga, but by the end of the series he really does develop thanks to Shinohara’s big heart.

      I feel like the second season and the manga really don’t differ too much in terms of events. I’d say there were a few minor shifts in the story, but the characters and events are pretty similar.

      I know a lot of people give the anime flak since it doesn’t follow the manga completely, but I still think as a standalone it’s a decent series. The part I dislike about the adaptation is how they handled the characters though.

      A lot of minor characters, like Uta, Yomo, Yoshimura, and Itori had a lot more focus and interactions within the series. There’s still time for them to get to it, but with only 6 episodes left and 2 major arcs to cover, I wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t fit it all in.

      They could make a completely anime original ending, but from what they’ve done so far, it seems like its staying consistent with the manga.

      I definitely suggest you check out the manga, probably after the series is finished! Having read the manga first, there are a lot of small hints and foreshadowing throughout the anime which I probably wouldn’t have picked up on otherwise.

      I think the second series and manga compliment each other. With the minor details changed, we get a bit more details regarding the Cochlea raid (off screened in the manga) and more info on Ayato and other Aogiri members.

      1. With how successful the show seems to be, and I assume in Japan (I know it is, just looked it up in Wikipedia again) I’m gonna say that I’d bet they will keep rolling the train with OVAs or another season with the marital they have. OreImo had most of the conclusion in the 2/3 OVAs set after the first season, so route like that could be possible. A show will always be more constricted than what its adapted from, so it should be expected…

        I know what you mean about how a series can have so much between the written content and other media. If you have an Interest in Halo, I own all 15 novels, but are behind by 2 books in reading them. Halo: The Fall Of Reach and Halo: Contact Harvest are amazing books.

      2. Just wondering What two major arcs are you speaking of? Just wondering because only the ending arc comes to mind as the last major arc of the series.

        1. Well, I mentioned 2 but they kind of combined bits of it with this Cochlea arc (relating to Kuro and Shiro), they might just skip it all together, but it was a pretty important part of the story. Seeing how they kept most of the details the same, I’m wondering if they would be bold enough to skip it completely.

          I thought it was a pretty major revelation at the end along with important information regarding Uta and Yomo’s past. Then there’s the last major arc which you mentioned. Then again, they really did condense a lot of the other events, so maybe they’re just setting up for the last arc now and not dealing with that part of the series.

          Sorry if I’m talking about it in a roundabout way, but hopefully I was clear enough (trying to avoid spoiling for non-manga readers).

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