Tokyo Ghoul:re – Episodes 5 – 6 Recap (Is It Evil?)
Looks like Kaneki is back. How Evil are the fifth and sixth episodes of Tokyo Ghoul:re?
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Supernatural
Well, these episodes had an awful lot of death. Kaneki and his squad found they wayward team member right in time to save her. And then it was revealed that a new owl is out there. I’m getting a little ahead of myself but these two episodes were mostly a continuation of the fights started in the last episode. There were a few more developments that didn’t deal with fighting alone.
We saw ghouls in these episodes that could leave traps with their powers. It’s nice to see them adding to the capabilities of the ghouls, this late in the game. It keeps things fresh. Other than the ghouls getting new tricks, the squad member who was captured finally unlocked her powers. It would’ve been better if she was allowed to use her powers but I’ll take what I can get. Let’s talk about Kaneki, he got wrecked by the new owl.
He spent a lot of time in his own mind talking to his former self. When he did snap out of it, he put up a slightly better fight. But in his current form, he’s an S-rank at best. The new owl was an SS rank.
Kaneki never stood a chance while refusing to embrace his past self. Kaneki is so much of a mess that the little girl from the previous two seasons had to save him. I think this lasted longer than it should’ve, but Kaneki did eventually embrace his former self.
When the music from season one’s opening started, Kaneki started to hold his own again. The fight was brutal, I expected Kaneki to win it fast but that didn’t happen. Kaneki didn’t even seem to be fighting at full strength yet either. The fight ended in a draw. At least that’s what it looked like at first.
After watching it a few times, I think Kaneki won the fight, but barely. Both of the fighters were impaled but Kaneki’s wound seems to be away from his heart while his opponent seems to have been pierced in his. I don’t remember if getting hit in the heart kills a ghoul, though it seemed to work on Nut Cracker.
Overall these episodes were about as Evil as a Killer Robot Army (8). It hasn’t really done anything to make me forgive season two, but it has yet to make the same mistakes as well. If you want to watch something that’s a lot more light-hearted check out our reviews for Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card. It’s coming to an end soon so you might want to catch up. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Keep It Classy,