Tokyo Ghoul episode 8 review
It is indeed possible to make an episode with a whole lot of action utterly boring, as it was in this case. See, the trouble is, we’ve never been made to care for any of these characters. You can make an argument for the little girl, because she lost her mom, but Kaneki and Touka have never really been fleshed out enough (pun intended) to make us really root for them.
Eventually, the one bad guy gets killed, and everyone moves on. The action is okay, I guess, but not really anything to write home about. This episode managed to do what last week’s episode did: put me to sleep. That’s a troubling trend. Somehow Hunter x Hunter never puts me to sleep, nor does Attack on Titan. But Gundam and Tokyo Ghoul keep doing it. Surely that can’t be a coincidence.
Episode rating (out of four stars): *1/2