OKAY! So this weekend I finished watching Tokyo ghoul I just binged my way all the way through the end of Season 2, and JESUS CHRIST did I get a punch to the feels. Like several punches actually.
Like how Orca punched Kaneki in the prison break type of punches.
In my last card about watching it, I'd only gotten as far as Kaneki getting his mask. Man, shit really hit the fan after that.
I guess the first thing I have to say about events that happened after that is HOLY SHIT HINAMI AND HER KAGUNE ARE OUTLANDISHLY BADASS!
Like seriously. She gets BOTH of her parent's kagune? God damn, young one. When she went bananas on Mado I was on the edge of my seat. I was so worried about Hinami after seeing what happened to both of her parents. I didn't want any more bad things to happen to her. Instead, she whupped his ass, thankfully. And then Touka steps in for the kill. Sweet.
Also, that episode showed an interesting aspect of Kaneki, his empathy, even in the face of the danger of fighting Amon. Also his lack of control over his ghoul side.
The season 1 finale... oh man. I know you guys kinda told me to expect feels-y stuff, but I was not ready. The sickening torture by Jason on Kaneki... I could barely stomach it. I did, though, and I was basically heartbroken by the conversation Kaneki had with Rize, about his mother.
A part of me didn't want Kaneki to lose his virtue, but the bigger part of me was excited to see what he could become without that virtue. Most animes have virtuous characters in the lead role. I'm thankful that Tokyo Ghoul decided to have their protagonsit embrace his darkness.
Then season 2... season two had me feeling things, man. I felt bad for Touka, and Hinami, who basically lost Kaneki from their lives. And the members of Aogiri... all still so mysterious, except Ayato, who we got to know better than the others.
Kaneki getting to the level of having a Kakuja... some pretty diesel, and messed up, stuff.
The relationship with Amon and Akira! The weird workplace flirtation of it. Like dude, that's your dad's old partner... have some chill please. At least Amon was respectful.
Everything with Yoshimura's history made me the saddest person to ever person. WHY!? WHYYYYYY!?!?!?!?!?
But that wasn't the worst part of it all.
WHAT DID HIDE DO TO DESERVE THIS??? HUH?