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Liza had a Jumpluff with Sheer Cold (which Missed) and Tate had an Entei with Morror Coat (which Juviaq survives). I beat both of them as fast at passible and got the Mind Badge! #MoemonEmeraldRandomizerNuzlocke
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And look who shows up right after I mention him last blog!
And look who shows up right after I mention him last blog!

Welcome back to By The Week! Well, ain't THAT some shit. Well paid for this blog and shit. (I don't get paid for this, as good as that reference sounded. :[ )

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

After Kaneki undergoes some more past-influenced suffering and confides to the bandaged ghoul (whom is also the book author), he returns to Ainteiku and leaves for some good reason, which part of it is later mentioned when Touka catches up to him (along with her feelings). He wanted to strengthen himself up by upgrading his powers but in order to do that, he had to eat some people and join Aogiri Tree to cover up the tracks (which didn't work since he's caused a media circus alongside Aogiri themselves). On the side, the author ghoul pics some interesting and not-so-interesting tidbits with Hinami at the Gourmet Ghoul's cafe (while he was huffing on Kaneki's blood cloth like a freshly grown rose) and near the CCG Base with Juuzou and Shinohara.

After watching this, I'd have to say that it was really confusing with the initial path that Kaneki chose for this season and I still feel confused now after knowing what his motive was and from the visit to Ainteku. After all of that (and the author ghoul's interviews), this pretty much feels like filler from here. Hopefully, we get a better time next episode, but I feel that this episode was not the weakest either.

Highlights

Dating all of the wrong dudes already.
Dating all of the wrong dudes already.
Now's not a good time to talk about fetish-related novels, madam.
Now's not a good time to talk about fetish-related novels, madam.
Damn, I walked into her brushing Nishio's teeth. Someone's gonna be pissed...
Damn, I walked into her brushing Nishio's teeth. Someone's gonna be pissed...
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SOOOO glad that this bar allows pets!
SOOOO glad that this bar allows pets!

Welcome back to By The Week and man, the excitement for this one was real. But does it deliver....?

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 if you're subscribed to either one (note that as of this post, Funimation's late AGAIN!). After a week passes, it will be free for all users.

Breakdown and Thoughts

The beach episode has arrived and both the Earth Defense Club and the Student Council are in for some shenanigans. Through the side of "Wild Man Beach", we get Wombat and Yumoto partying like hell (and finding an obvious trap that looks like a dominatrix) while the others relax, a mystery over the usage of Io's toothbrush and a test of courage that turns out to be some rather close crap with the School Council and right next door to the side of the most quiet beach in anime history, said council relaxes up until when they decided to check out the forest for no good reason.

We get a lot of gags here throughout in place of the usual plot (despite the Earth Defense Club transforming in this one), but due to this whole episode's execution and the rather "shounen-ai" scenes being for laughs (and potential ships), it ended up working out for the better on their part (and the fujoshi's too ;] ). It was all in good fun, but next episode is going to be a trip for the Earth Defense Club. There's not much to say here, but it IS a beach episode after all. One of the best beach episodes seen in terms of enjoyment.

Highlights

Nevermind the noise, this guy is so pretty, he puts most of this season's gals to shame!
Nevermind the noise, this guy is so pretty, he puts most of this season's gals to shame!
Wow, McDonald's has an interesting new uniform.
Wow, McDonald's has an interesting new uniform.
Io, just be glad Yumoto asked you instead of people like...
Io, just be glad Yumoto asked you instead of people like...
AND...
AND...
They would choose a LOT worse! (Wrong shows, I know!)
They would choose a LOT worse! (Wrong shows, I know!)

[Other shows in order: Maria, The Virgin Witch, Tokyo Ghoul Season One.]

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I can't believe that I let myself get an episode behind for the blog last week.
I can't believe that I let myself get an episode behind for the blog last week.

Welcome back to "By The Week"! The ship is strong with this one.

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 if you're subscribed to either one. After a week passes, it will be free for all users (which it already has as of this post!).

Breakdown and Thoughts

This time, the Student Council makes TWO attempts to get the Earth Defense Club dissolved: they jack up the rules by adding a "preferred average" to the guys' test scores and manage to persuade everyone's favorite money lover, Io to become the treasurer of the Student Council. They also manage to make the top test scoring student's day a lot worse for him than before by turning him into a (literally) screwed up tank monster.

This round of humor was well done like some of the other episodes, and when the predicaments that the Student Council put them were applied, things only got a little more interesting for the Earth Defense Club. They even get to meet the Council in their villainous Four Heavenly Kings-like guise (with their faces blurred out, of course) and spark up some potential on a major battle. Also, to some people that ship Io and Ryuu already: This is your episode and judging from how Ryuu gets rescued from the Screw Tank, more ships could be about for those kind of fans. Episode 7 has arrived already and this is one of the few times that I'm excited for "the beach episode" since forever.

Highlights

Please don't ask Old Man Google that. He'll head you to something nasty.
Please don't ask Old Man Google that. He'll head you to something nasty.
Good-ass anime had us like...
Good-ass anime had us like...
It's too late, man. The nudes of you and your girlfriend are all over the internet.
It's too late, man. The nudes of you and your girlfriend are all over the internet.
Sounds like the start of almost every porno ever made.
Sounds like the start of almost every porno ever made.
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Screw that dagger, you need the Ultima Weapon to kill THAT Heartless!
Screw that dagger, you need the Ultima Weapon to kill THAT Heartless!

Welcome back to By The Week! Protip: Be careful about doing push-ups on your co-worker's balcony. You do that on the living room floor near the TV.

Disclaimer: This will majorly spoil the episode in question since I will talk about some major (and rather graphic) 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

After the two-episode long war zone, as we notice Kaneki just writhing in pain on his recent transformation (probably indigestion from eating Shinohara's armor instead of his body as confirmed by the top of the show), we get more backstory on Juuzo (also, I apologize on screwing up his name entirely on the last blog) and how he had such a crazy personality to him (being raised by ghouls for killing people for sport and getting your nuts plucked out(?) can do that to you). We also get more on Amon and Akira, whom are still shaken by Kureo's death, but seem to be getting along together.

I admit that the story has been all over the place since the start (and that I was enjoying the battles like no tomorrow), but everything's being placed rather nicely here in comparison to the breakneck pacing from season one, but they need to be careful about creating more plot holes (and the return of the heavy black mist censorship) from here on, especially considering that the CCG plans to get back at Aogiri by going to their hideout as stated in this episode. I consider this a real good episode, but I hope that there will be a good medium (if at all) for this story in the next episode.

Highlights

Yeah, I had no clue how your hand pulled a Melodias either.
Yeah, I had no clue how your hand pulled a Melodias either.
Another protip: There IS a wrong place and time to back your ass up.
Another protip: There IS a wrong place and time to back your ass up.
Aaaaall aboard the ship! An interesting ship!
Aaaaall aboard the ship! An interesting ship!
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Having to place your portfolio under a template that your teacher failed to mention to everyone sucks major centipede.
Having to place your portfolio under a template that your teacher failed to mention to everyone sucks major centipede.

Welcome back to By The Week (and sorry for the long wait)! We have a lot to talk about over here. A LOT.

Disclaimer: This will majorly spoil the episode in question since I will talk about some major (and rather graphic) 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

The continuous of the jailbreak battles kick off with the Ghoul Twins, Nashiro and Kurona fighting Rei which picks up a flashback of all three of them as classmates of Mr. Amon and following after, the death of the Twins' friend, Shizuku and the crazy side of Rei unraveling before coming back into the battle at hand. Meanwhile, the (apparent) father-son fight of Ayato and Mr. Shinohara gains a rather sudden conclusion with one of the victors having to fight off Kaneki in an more powerful, centipede-like form, whom afterwards, must deal with Amon, whom becomes a shocking bombshell for those who watched Season One and forgot Black-Haired Kaneki's ideals until right there. This sounds like a battle chain, but some of them happen around the same time as the other, more relevant battles.

Let's get one thing out there first: I do understand that Japan recently had that horrible ISIS-related incident where a reporter was killed (assumed via beheading) under a hefty ransom to the country for trying to rescue a comrade, but the censorship of the knife-related violence in the first battle was still in very poor taste, especially considering that there was only one bit of censorship in the show (when Akira Mado sliced the top part of a ghoul's head off on last episode). All of the battles were very good here, except for the Ayato/Shinohara battle, which honestly ended rather weakly.

Right after Kaneki does what Shinohara could've done to Ayato (which was to kill him. Shinohara's not a ghoul) the moment that his feelings took over him, was when Amon reminded me of the ideals that he was told during the last fight that he had with Kaneki and how they were tarnished under the insanity and power that the white-haired powerhouse had been subjected to at season one. (And him eating Shinohara like a dinner from the mall.) One other thing that was dismissed was the info on the CRC gas that wasn't considered until after Amon's battle against Kaneki shifted into his side. That was the other thing that bothered me, but it was a solid fighting sequence to end off a rather solid episode. Let's hope that the next one delivers (and explains) very nicely.

Highlights

Relax. There's plenty for everyone! <3
Relax. There's plenty for everyone! <3
Cool new mask, but the Persona 5 Protagonist already has you beat.
Cool new mask, but the Persona 5 Protagonist already has you beat.
Good luck explaining THIS to the D.E.A.
Good luck explaining THIS to the D.E.A.
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