Tokyo Ghoul:re Episode 11 – Anime QandA Review

What’s the show? Tokyo Ghoul:re, Episode 11.

The last episode ended on a cliffhanger did it not? Indeed, The Gourmet was holed up in his father’s company’s skyscraper as the CCG approached with a more ‘scorched earth’ approach as opposed to ‘subdue and arrest’.

Ah… so safe to say there’s a lot of casualties as a result of this episode? I could be wrong—and I’ll probably be proven wrong next episode— but this episode appears to have the highest body count of any episode this season!

These fucking guys…

Anyone important? Probably… but there’s so many damn characters in this episode and I can’t remember most of their names and to be honest I can’t be bothered looking it up.

Wow. And you want to do this blogging thing professional, huh? Shush you. Besides, the only really meaningful ones are creepy sadistic fuck Kijima and creepy sadistic (and beautiful) fuck Hariu and while the latter I’m kind of sad to see die, the other one totally got what was coming to him!

I mean I wouldn’t mind poking a hole in her myself, just not the lethal kind…

Right and what about our main cast? What do they get up to this episode? Nobody is exempt from the carnage—that said none of Haisie’s team suffers any significant damage. Ginshi finally works up the courage to use The Nutcracker’s quique and Saiko gets a chance to shine!—except it’s all kind of presented in an underwhelming fashion and is very rushed, like the events of this episode feel more important and need way more time to breath than the brief 20~ish minutes allows.

Oh that sounds disappointing… so what about the central point of this arc Haisie and The Gourmet? It’s really really good… except…

Sick burn, bro.

Except what? It suffers from the same problems the rest of the episode does, its hurried and that in turn effects everything from the dialogue to the quality of the flashbacks and the action scenes. It could have been truly amazing but in this truncated format it’s just kind of a shadow of what could have been.

Kind of poetic.

That’s just an assumption though. You don’t actually know if it’s rushed—you haven’t read the manga after all. That’s true, but if I’m wrong I’d happily retract these statements but I really don’t think I am. The point of an anime adaptation is to animate a manga’s story and art, but things move so quickly here it’s like watching someone flip through the pages rather than meaningfully elaborate on the content.

This flashback was kinda amazing, more of this please!
I actually really loved this ‘flashback’, very stylish!

This reviews kinda negative, huh? You always seemed to defend this show but has it finally worn out it’s welcome? I wouldn’t go that far, I still really enjoy this show and it’s characters and the setting and this arc is really satisfying in a lot of different ways but the execution is significantly lacking—something that gets harder and harder to defend week-by-week.


Previous Tokyo Ghoul:re Episodes:
Episode 1 Review
Episode 2 Review
Episode 3 Review
Episode 4 Review
Episode 5 Review
Episode 6 Review
Episode 7 Review
Episode 8 Review
Episode 9 Review
Episode 10 Review


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