Animenewsnetwork - I'm not so sure about that one. Once the show made it clear that Kaneki had passed a “point of no return” in its first season finale, the “right” way for anything to happen flew straight out the window and never looked back. Part of this season's excitement came from its unpredictability. I had never seen a milquetoast anime protagonist fall from grace with such harsh condemnation from the narrative before, and I had no idea what was going to happen to Kaneki because of it. The only comparison that seemed close was Shinji's character journey in Evangelion, and that ended both very well and very poorly for him depending on your choice of EVA ending. I didn't know what to expect.