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Yeah, that job as part of Ansem's final form really wasn't paying the bills.
Yeah, that job as part of Ansem's final form really wasn't paying the bills.

Welcome back to By The Week! I admitted it before, and I'll do it again. I'd totally give her the D.

Disclaimer: This will majorly spoil the episode in question since I will talk about some major (and rather graphic) parts (and some identities too)! Read this at your own risk! To view the episode in question legally, you can go to FUNimation or Hulu, provided that you are subscribed to either one. After a week passes, it will be free for all users.

Breakdown and Thoughts

After the owl's rather rough and emotional defeat, the CCG cheer pridefully as their goal had been obtained. Only to find out that there was another Owl: the true Owl. And they're a lot worse than the last owl they faced. Juuzou faces them head on after killing Shinohara and discovering what losing someone through death meant. To some surprise, the True Owl keeps knocking him back as if they intended not to kill Juuzou. After a while of hanging on for Juuzou, An older Yu Narukami a CCG member with a katana-like qiunque comes at the True Owl.

Meanwhile, Amon and Kaneki begin their decisive battle, even though unlike Amon, Kaneki did not consent to it. It looked like a draw at first since the final blow of both combatants was immense, but the victor gets up, and collapses from his injury. Back to the other event at hand the First Owl was eaten by the True Owl after dealing with the other CCG member. Oh, wait. It spat him back out. Turns out that the first Owl was alive and the True Owl was revealed to be Eto (The Author Ghoul!). And oddly enough, she also left Juuzou alive.

Here are my thoughts: This was as solid as the last episode by far, and quite shocking too, considering the events that happened. Especially after the credits. There are some claims that the episode left off some more questions about the rather not-as important CCG members, with the exception of what I assume to be Hide as he finds Kaneki on Ainteku's floor as he awakens. It's quite a mystery on how the series will end more than how their friendship will end, but let's dwell on that later. The next time is the finale! Will it deliver and bring us to a meaningful close?

Highlights

"Damn, these mob attacks are fun!"
"Damn, these mob attacks are fun!"
There's a lot of hard things and your spear definitely ain't one of 'em.
There's a lot of hard things and your spear definitely ain't one of 'em.
Yeeesh, wonder how Yu Narukami got into this pickle...
Yeeesh, wonder how Yu Narukami got into this pickle...
Yep, still would give her the D.
Yep, still would give her the D.
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I did NOT know that stealing Amon's girl can get you in THAT much trouble...
I did NOT know that stealing Amon's girl can get you in THAT much trouble...

Welcome back to "By The Week"! I had some finals to knock out, which is why this blog's part of a set. Let's get this going!

Disclaimer: This will majorly spoil the episode in question since I will talk about some major parts! Read this at your own risk! To view the episode in question legally, you can go to FUNimation or Hulu. At this time of posting, the episode is free for all viewers.

Breakdown and Thoughts

We've arrived at the battle that this show was building up for the past 3-4 episodes now. The Owl is fighting a horde of CCG members alongside the Devil Ape and the Black Dober (the other two Ainteku members that were hanging around him on the final(?) day of service before all of this) while Kaneki and some of the other ghouls roll into action. Touka is also involved, but she ends up spectating instead. While they had to deal with some of the more peculiar members, things were getting really bad (and they were ready to get annihilated too, considering of their past before they rere recruited to Ainteku) until Kaneki intervienes to help the Black Dober and Devil Ape, but sadly was too late for the Owl as he runs into Amon, who's more than ready to drop the hammer (I know his weapon's not a hammer!) on Kaneki.

The buildup was totally worth it in terms of both the story progressing and the battles. The most impacting one being The Owl's defeat (which had me emotionally stunned). The true reasons being considered are pretty clear now for most of the party except for Kaneki's true choice and it only made this episode better in the midst of the story to me. Believe it or not, the battle isn't over yet as we progress to Episode 11 because of another person in play.

Highlights

You'd cower too if you got the receiving end of a scythe like Juuzou's.
You'd cower too if you got the receiving end of a scythe like Juuzou's.
Crerator! There's a time and place for drunken Vash The Stampede ripoffs, but not now.
Crerator! There's a time and place for drunken Vash The Stampede ripoffs, but not now.
"You&squot;d try to sell me your awful mixtape at THIS time of day!?"
"You'd try to sell me your awful mixtape at THIS time of day!?"
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If it's chopping wood, he's beyond saving.
If it's chopping wood, he's beyond saving.

Welcome back to By The Week! Let's cut to the chase here!

Disclaimer: This blog will contain major spoilers for the episode! Read at your own risk! To view the episode in question legally, you can go to Crunchyroll or FUNimation (The latter STILL late) provided that you have a premium account for either one. After a week passes, it will be free for all users.

Breakdown and Thoughts

While the Earth Defense Club conjures up a curry selling plan and The Student Council argues about curry, Zundar and the Press Club Fish are weighing their options on what to do after the Battle Lovers messed up all of their plans. During preparation for the Binan High Fair, the door that was found last episode or two finally opened on Kinshiro catching Atsushi making curry for the Earth Defense Club. This ignites Kinshiro's anger from being rejected after he asked Atsushi to hang out back when they were little boys. They even made a promise to be friends forever under the stars, which was broken the moment Kinshiro found Atsushi inviting En to a curry joint. The enraged battle between The two rivaling clubs ended up beginning in an explosive way and Yumoto's brother senses the danger as well.

This episode ended up being way funnier than the last one (thankfully) and I'm actually still blown away from the final battle's ignition (just over some CURRY). With Yufuin anf Kinshiro's past finally revealed, it ended up making some sense on why he always despises the Earth Defense Club alone (so much, that he gained a new form). We have the epic battle and the end to this rather awesome show coming up (and I'm quite sad to say that too). How awesome might things get!?

Highlights

Yeah, it's been that way since forever. Humans be on that bullshit.
Yeah, it's been that way since forever. Humans be on that bullshit.
That kind of thing shouldn't have a stench, sir. Somebody ought to visit the clinic...
That kind of thing shouldn't have a stench, sir. Somebody ought to visit the clinic...
Had no idea that color of lipstick would be his shade at all. It suits him.
Had no idea that color of lipstick would be his shade at all. It suits him.
This could be mind-blowing! :O
This could be mind-blowing! :O
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Yeeeah, you look better without those on, Yumoto.
Yeeeah, you look better without those on, Yumoto.

Welcome back to By The Week! Note to All: Portfolio classes are some bitches (Including my teacher for prep). I got a schedule this time, so stuff like this shouldn't ever be a problem ever again, right?

Disclaimer: This blog will contain major spoilers for the episode! Read at your own risk! To view the episode in question legally, you can go to Crunchyroll or FUNimation (The latter is STILL late, pretty much like this post). As of this post, the episode is free for all users.

Breakdown and Thoughts

This time, it seems like a normal day, but Yumoto's not himself lately. Turns out that he had a high fever and it got as far as having another friend outside of the Earth Defense Club give him a thermometer to check his temperature while off-duty for his Baseball Manager duties. A day later, Yumoto goes back to school in a pair of glasses and his behavior is abnormal in comparison to his usual self. It not only makes the other Battle Lovers concerned, it also ended up having the school charmed by his bespectacled looks. So much, that it made the Baseball Manager jealous. From there, the Cruella Adams (AKA the Earth Conquering Club) find him in time to turn him into a monster that the Battle Lovers ended up having trouble with when Yumoto wouldn't transform.

This episode was definitely laid back up until the battle with a few laughs involved. I also felt freaked out on Yumoto's change of heart (or eyewear, rather) and it ended up being a bonus for the battle scene. Beyond the battle ended up really shocking (unless you figured that about the potential "other party" in the episode that the Press Club debuted). Next episode might turn out beautiful from the look of that.

Highlights

This doesn't help me shipping En and Yufuin at all. Not one bit.
This doesn't help me shipping En and Yufuin at all. Not one bit.
Yikes, looks like a busy day at the baths this time...
Yikes, looks like a busy day at the baths this time...
You guys really shouldn't have left him alone with Wombat.
You guys really shouldn't have left him alone with Wombat.
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Yeah, he looks more like a Crow than an Owl. :/
Yeah, he looks more like a Crow than an Owl. :/

Welcome back to By The Week! Note that the storm begins from here and it's a very strong one.

Disclaimer: This will majorly spoil the episode in question since I will talk about some major parts! Read this at your own risk! To view the episode in question legally, you can go to FUNimation or Hulu if you're a subscribed member. After a week passes, it will be free for all viewers.

Breakdown and Thoughts

Well, it's here now. The last of the prelude to the battle was the wills that most of the CCG members wrote to prepare in case any of them die in the upcoming battle against Ainteiku's true face (alongside the very bittersweet moment between Amon and Akira) and the people that was associated with Ainteku gather and contemplate helping with The Owl (Yoshimura) and his comrades alongside Kaneki's decision to help Ainteku with the battle, with the risk of certain death after an announcement on the raid of the 20th Ward.

This ended up stitching the prelude of the battle of Ainteku to completion and the end result was emotionally powerful. While The Owl feels like this was the battle was his retribution and the result to his murders of many CCG members, the CCG feels that they're confronting the problem that will end the hunt of the ghouls, even though that's VERY far from it. After viewing both sides, the situation is a "hunter and prey" battle when I looked at all of this closely. For all of it being so well handled into an emotional bomb that caused a huge explosion, I rate this as a fantastic episode.

Highlights

There goes the last damn I gave this month...
There goes the last damn I gave this month...
This ALWAYS happens whenever I mention a list of my favorite anime.
This ALWAYS happens whenever I mention a list of my favorite anime.
Good thing that I have a squad for situations like that...
Good thing that I have a squad for situations like that...
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