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Tokyo Ghoul √A Episode 8 - Animenewsnetwork

Animenewsnetwork - I've had a sneaking suspicion for many episodes now that Yoshimura's past holds the secrets to blowing this whole story and its tripartite conflict wide open, but I never saw this coming. The One-Eyed Owl is actually two separate ghouls, in a tragic "sins of the father" situation brought on by Yoshimura's dark origin and ensuing love affair with a human. This shocking reveal plays out across seven minutes of a cold open before the theme song, as we jump back to Yoshimura's last meeting with Kaneki, where the old mentor bears it all in the hopes that Kaneki will not repeat his mistakes and maybe even right the wrongs he left behind. It doesn't sound like much, but the show makes the absolute most of those seven minutes.

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