Shuu’s finally back and he’s in trouble. How Evil are the 9th and 10th episodes of Tokyo Ghoul:re?
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Supernatural
Episode 9 focussed on Shuu’s sudden and complete recovery. If it wasn’t so funny I would probably call them on it. Shuu spent most of the episode trying to talk to Kaneki and was stopped by the rest of the Quinx every single time. And he tried every trick in the book from disguises and randomly running into Kaneki.
One of Shuu’s servants decides to take it upon himself to buy Shuu some alone time with Kaneki by killing off his team. Yeah, I didn’t think that would work either. Kaneki ends up wasting a lot of Jason’s old crew without even taking much damage at all and everyone came out of the whole scheme with just a few scratches. There was someone watching though.
That’s right one of the owls saw the whole thing. In episode 10 she approached the servant and captured him and talked with him for a while. After a few minutes it’s pretty obvious that the owl has a bit of a god complex, she even says something along the lines of letting me be your god. Now I’ll be going a little out of order here but I think it’s better to talk about this all at once.
It seems this owl can give powers or enhance existing ones by implanting her bones into people. I’m not entirely sure how this works but If she can enhance powers that might account for the changes in the ghouls that we’ve seen so far. It might also explain the new owl that used to be human if she can give powers too. If those are both true I guess the god complex is somewhat warranted. She’s still terrifying though.
Let’s get back to Shuu’s story. With Shuu back to normal he’s just starting to realize what’s been going on in his absence. Shuu feels the need to go and rescue his captured servant but is stopped by his own father who drugs him to get him out of the house. Why would he do that to his own son? The doves have stormed the family mansion and are hell-bent on wiping out the entire family.
Leading the charge is our cute little murder Ihei Hairu. She wasn’t alone there was an army behind including Kaneki’s squad. I’m honestly not sure how I feel about these developments. Shuu is sort of evil but he changed because of Kaneki and his friends but it seems like they’re going to kill him in the next few episodes. Which would mean they brought him back just so he could die unless the servant who got the owl’s boost makes it in time to save him. But given the dove’s orders to kill everything I don’t see that happening.
Overall I’d say these episodes are about as Evil as a Killer Robot Army (8). If you want something that has less of a chance for death check out CVoyage’s reviews for My Hero Academia. It’s brutal but still no main character deaths. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
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