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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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Not with THAT big ass camera!
Not with THAT big ass camera!

Welcome back to By The Week! Five episodes in and we're getting a sub-group within the villainous Student Council side. How does this fare, though...

Disclaimer: This will mildly spoil the episode. You can legally watch this via Crunchyroll and FUNimation, provided that you have subscribed to either one for this episode until a week passes.

Breakdown and Thoughts

During a rainy day with the Earth Defense Club, we get a rather unconventional visit by the Press Club (whom were arranged by the Earth Conquering Club, AKA The Student Council) to get some dirt on the Defense Club. And boy, were they trying hard at that, even to the point of literally invading their time at the bathhouse. Within, the humor ended up escalating in these points, including Wombat's nasty burn at Yumoto and the battle against the Remote Control monster from an earlier joke when Ryuu was calling one of his (many) hoes.

While the battle was actually handled in under three minutes, it was actually entertaining alongside all the funny (and borderline creepy) events from the Press Club and how they were annoying the hell out of everyone. It was very good. The improvements in said humor are welcoming, so I hope it continues onward from here and I hope something big comes out of this whole shebang later.

Highlights

Shit, they caught us!
Shit, they caught us!
An outie WHAT!? Somebody get the burn heal.
An outie WHAT!? Somebody get the burn heal.
To take pics of nude guys? Why not?
To take pics of nude guys? Why not?

Screw King of "Seven Deadly Sins", this guy's the pure embodiment of Sloth.

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We'll see indeed!
We'll see indeed!

Welcome back to By The Week. The early mid-life crisises (or crises) are real here, somehow...

Disclaimer: This will mildly spoil the episode. You can legally watch this via Crunchyroll and FUNimation, provided that you have subscribed to either one for this episode until a week passes. Note that as of writing this, FUNimation was late on their simulcast of this episode. Talk about being exposed.

Breakdown and Thoughts

Before the start, we have two of the guys wishing on the stars as a cuteness break before the episode. Afterwards, we have a usual foray at the bathhouse and it looks like there are a lot of early mid-life crises for some of the guys, and whom was revealed to be this episode's monster character. While they're piecing together the events slowly, the atmosphere changes a lot of the guys of the school to little kids, but that didn't stop the Earth Defense Club from delivering justice to the tormented soul in a cute, yet rather uncomfortable way.

The fanservice was also real this time, but don't worry, It's not overwhelming. Despite that, the pieces are coming together (somewhat) and the humor on this one was still very good. Hopefully, the next episode can be even better from here onwards as it seems to look like from the preview.

Highlights

Yeah, I know this was late. Bear with me.
Yeah, I know this was late. Bear with me.
Yes, he does have an old face, but his pupils are shining black. That's WAY more of a concern than your face.
Yes, he does have an old face, but his pupils are shining black. That's WAY more of a concern than your face.
Cutest group I've seen all year so far!
Cutest group I've seen all year so far!

Yep. Definitely looks like Utena Tenjou's son. Seriously, that's a real cool look to him!

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There's still more to the mask than it seems...
There's still more to the mask than it seems...

Welcome back to By The Week. It looks like things HAVE gotten a lot more intense than last time. Let's see how.

Disclaimer: This will spoil some of the episode since I will talk about some huge parts! To watch the episode in question, You can legally watch this via FUNimation.com or via Hulu provided that you're subscribed to either one (or when a week passes for those episodes to be available for free).

Breakdown and Thoughts

Aogiri's major plan is now completely in motion. The CCG has been housing high-ranked ghouls in a high-security prison (I can't remember the place's real name, so I'll just call it a Prison because this is what it sounds like. A jailbreak.) and Aogiri manages to break in and causes the biggest scene in the show so far. Not only that they manage to break out what looked like all the prisoners, it appears some of them had some grudges over the prisoners while another was a shocking hurdle that Amon apparently got through. So does Ayato, but the most mysterious (and intense) battle belongs to two sections. Kaneki and a rival of the late Rize's and the intense ghoul raid fight that Kotaro Amon and Akira Mado got roped in. Between these many battles, they will only escalate a lot further, but by how much?

After patching up some of the events from the last episode, this was really what Aogiri went for, but it sounds like Kaneki's true goal is somewhat involved with his own past as it seemed. Despite all of the pieces laid out, waiting to be solved in this scenario, it ended up being a very good episode on that end. There are more things to be considered, but hopefully this will end up being more of an awesome series from here onwards.

Highlights

The unexpected start to the Psycho Parade of the week
The unexpected start to the Psycho Parade of the week
I do the same thing with some of my things too (especially the new ones)
I do the same thing with some of my things too (especially the new ones)
This isn't helping my monster girl fetish one bit. ;P
This isn't helping my monster girl fetish one bit. ;P
This dude's carrying a digestive system as a weapon. Looks like you need a lot of enemies to keep that junk at bay.
This dude's carrying a digestive system as a weapon. Looks like you need a lot of enemies to keep that junk at bay.
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I find myself to be into messy hair a lot more often since 2011.
I find myself to be into messy hair a lot more often since 2011.

Welcome back to By the Week! Let's cut to the chase because I'm gonna need to get this out of my chest right now.

Disclaimer: This will mildly spoil the episode. To watch the episode in question, You can legally watch this via FUNimation.com or via Hulu provided that you're subscribed to either one (or when a week passes for those episodes to be available for free).

Breakdown and Thoughts

More is brewing, but a lot is already happening. We get some Aogiri action in the beginning in the form of the rescue of a nutcase that was a servant to someone. While there, a rumor about Kaneki eating the hostage's superior was popped up by the gourmet ghoul in the aftermath of the rescue (I could never remember that jerk-off's name). Meanwhile, Touka gets to visit the college that Kaneki used to attend since season one, before and after the tragic accident that turned him into a ghoul and looks interested, despite the fact that she's shaken about his change in teams, which poor Hinami is unaware about once a newscast about him surfaces. We also get the glimpse of an author of the rather suspicious books Kaneki and Hinami were reading in Season One.

This is actually having me on the edge of my seat about the non-Ainteku side of the ghouls. Since this is confirmed not to be based on the manga at all from here on, it adds even more mystery to the show for me. I want to see how farther things go here, provided that a new major battle might surface for Aogiri Tree, The Mysterious Ghouls and Kaneki.

Highlights

Nah, man. You didn't have to push it down. Normally, you raise that way up.
Nah, man. You didn't have to push it down. Normally, you raise that way up.
The weatherman didn't note us about THIS kind of storm!
The weatherman didn't note us about THIS kind of storm!
Is it just me, or does that look a bit straightforward?
Is it just me, or does that look a bit straightforward?
Even these two are suspecting something about the last pic!
Even these two are suspecting something about the last pic!
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